‘Dark’: Season 2’s Insane Ending and All the Burning Questions Season 3 Needs to Answer

IndieWire | 6/23/2019 | Staff
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The second season of “Dark” ends with far more questions than answers, but for the love of all that is unholy, some of those answers are completely and utterly bananas. Which is to say, they’re everything a “Dark” fan could ask for.

In the series, the town of Winden has been experiencing mysterious child abductions that turn out to be linked to an epic battle between good and evil. Teenager Jonas Kahnwald (Louis Hofmann) is at the center of the melee and travels back and forth through time in an attempt to save Winden and everyone he loves from an impending nuclear holocaust. As more and more Winden residents begin to also hop around through time, they’re shocked to learn just how connected they all are.

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And yes, this is even crazier than Season 1’s shocker that the boy Mikkel (Daan Lennard Liebrenz), who goes missing in 2019, actually traveled back to 1986, befriended and then eventually married Jonas’ mom, making him Jonas’ dad. But then Jonas realizes that he’s been romancing Mikkel’s sister Martha (Lisa Vicari), who is now technically his aunt. “Dark” is a modern-day sci-fi Greek tragedy.

Season 2’s final episode saves its nuttiest revelations for last, one of many extreme left turns the series takes. Despite these crazy shenanigans, the show remains engaging and often heartbreaking by establishing a few rules that create the semblance of order.

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First, it introduces the Higgs boson particle, aka the God Particle, that gives everything mass and is through which the show’s time travel is possible. The nuclear power plant in Winden is one source of the God Particle.

Next, the show states that all events that have happened and will happen are always existing in a never-ending cycle. It’s a grim concept of inescapable fate that constitutes one of the biggest tensions in the...
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