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For those who hadn’t read Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects novel (or maybe even for those who have!), the final moments of HBO’s adaptation were absolutely bone-chilling. Teeth-rattling, even, as Camille (Amy Adams) realizes that the meticulously constructed flooring in her sister Amma’s (Eliza Scanlen) dollhouse is made of the missing teeth of the murder victims. As Amma sheepishly sees what Camille has discovered, she says, “Don’t tell Momma.”
Show runner Marti Noxon and director Jean-Marc Vallée spoke with TV Guide about the choice to end things there, instead of going as far as Flynn’s book did (where Camille turns Amma in and then visits her in prison, learning about why she murdered Natalie and Ann). “That was a place where just visually we didn’t see the whole scenario,” Noxon said, in reference to the short season. “We don’t win ‘em all.” But she added “that’s something you have to wrestle with after the show is over, is what’s going to happen to those women now?”
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But Amma was also not the only woman responsible for murder in Sharp Objects, and no, I’m not talking about Adora (but what a stellar performance by Patricia Clarkson). As Adam Chitwood explains in his piece on the mid-credits scene, it’s clear that Amma had help in the murders of Natalie and Ann: her pre-teen friends. So is there a chance that Sharp Objects could explore that or more of the darkness in Wind Gap in a second season?
“We have certainly talked about it,” Noxon said, although the entire creative team has been adamant from the start that this is a true limited series, and there would not be a surprise renewal like...
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