The Essex Serpent Finale Ending Explained: What Happens to Will and Cora?

The Essex Serpent Finale episode was released on Apple TV+ on June 10. Directed by Clie Barnard, the gothic period drama series is based on Sarah Perry’s book of the same name. The show stars Tom Hiddleston as Vicar Will Ransome, Claire Danes as Cora Seaborne, Frank Dillane as Doctor Luke Garrett, Clémence Poésy as Stella Ransome, Hayley Squires as Martha, Jamael Westman as Dr George Spencer, Lily-Rose Aslandodgu as Naomi.

The Apple TV+ series had a total number of 6 episodes. In these 6 episodes, we witnessed deaths, fear, drama and messy love triangles. In the last episode, the makers have concluded some major plots of the show. From the truth about Flying Serpent to Will and Cora’s fate, viewers have got answers.

The Essex Serpent Finale Ending Explained

In the last episode of The Essex Serpent, Cora and her son Frankie return to Aldwinter to meet Stella, who’s unwell. Stella accepts her fate that she’s going to die. She requests Cora to meet Will as he needs someone to talk to. When Cora and Will are away, Stella goes to the river with Frankie. She gets into a boat and tells Frankie to release the boat. Stella says that she’s ready to meet the serpent. Thankfully, Will and Cora arrive on time and save Stella.

Naomi returns in the end and informs her father that the serpent is dead. All the villagers, including Cora and Frankie, head to the river to see the serpent. However, it was never a serpent but a giant whale the villagers thought was a serpent. Turns out that Will was right all the long that the flying serpent doesn’t exist. Stella dies in her bed due to her illness as Will bereaves.

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The Essex Serpent Episode 6 ends with Cora doing her excavating work. She receives a letter from her friend Dr Luke Garrett who informs her that he’s now the head of a medical school. Cora also writes letters to Will, but he never answers. He writes the letters only to keep them in his drawer. However, it’s a happy ending for the couple as Will meets Cora in person. The couple finally reunites.

What do you think about the last episode? Do let us know in the comments section below.

The new episode is now streaming on Apple TV+.

Also Read: The Essex Serpent Episode 6 Review: Surfacing

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  1. Naomi was in the house of the old fisherman who had befriended Frankie. It’s possible this small uneducated village never went out far enough to see a whale. Stella never confronted Will because she was, in a way, glad Will was going to have someone in his life after she died. That was the whole reason she asked for Cora to visit her when she was sick.

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