The HBO limited series cuts off dramatically as Camille is realizing that Amma is the one who killed Ann Nash and Natalie Keene, when she discovers the mosaic of of jagged, broken teeth in her dollhouse. But the book continues for a bit and Amma even ends up in prison for what she's done and Camille goes to live with Curry and Eileen to recover from a relapse into cutting.
Noxon told TheWrap
that the decision to end the show's story there was because she and the writers wanted to "convey the emotional experience of reading the book and, to me, the book ended there."
"And it felt emotionally like, this story is about the legacy of violence among these women and that it really started with Adora," she continued, adding that Amma's words -- don't tell mama
-- bring it all back to Adora.
"So to end it sort of calling back to Adora felt like the original ending for this mystery," she said. To read more about that shocking ending, head over here.
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