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The Undoing viewers are left reeling as it's FINALLY revealed who killed Elena Alves


Viewers have been kept on tenterhooks about the identity of Elena Alves’ killer throughout six-part HBO drama, The Undoing.

And as the finale concluded in the U.S. on Sunday evening, it was finally revealed to fans who killed Elena, after Jonathan Fraser [Hugh Grant] was arrested for her murder during episode two.

A major cliffhanger at the end of episode five left viewers once again questioning the culprit, after Grace Fraser [Nicole Kidman] discovered a mallet – the potential murder weapon – hidden in a violin case in her son Henry’s bedroom.

It's time! As the finale concluded in the U.S. on Sunday evening, it was finally revealed to fans who killed Elena, after Jonathan Fraser [Hugh Grant] was arrested for her murder during episode two

It’s time! As the finale concluded in the U.S. on Sunday evening, it was finally revealed to fans who killed Elena, after Jonathan Fraser [Hugh Grant] was arrested for her murder during episode two

And episode six kicks off where five left off, as Grace and Henry [Noah Jupe] stare at each other intently as they realise the gravity of what she has discovered.

Henry confesses that he discovered the weapon in an outdoor fireplace at the Fraser family beach house, which was still bloodied, so he decided to run it through their dishwasher (twice!) to clean it off.  

The sweet child admits he was only trying to cover for his father, who he is convinced killed Elena, he tells his shocked mother.

Shocking: A major cliffhanger at the end of episode five left viewers once again questioning the culprit, after Grace Fraser [Nicole Kidman] discovered a mallet - the potential murder weapon - hidden in a violin case in her son Henry's bedroom

Shocking: A major cliffhanger at the end of episode five left viewers once again questioning the culprit, after Grace Fraser [Nicole Kidman] discovered a mallet – the potential murder weapon – hidden in a violin case in her son Henry’s bedroom

As the episode continues, all the signs point to Jonathan as he admits on the stand that he took his tuxedo from the night in question to the dry cleaners, while making his way to the beach house to see his wife and child.

A shocking flashback from the night of the murder shows his white blood-spattered shirt, however it is still unconfirmed who the killer is at this point.

When Grace confronts her husband over Henry’s claims, he suggests that the weapon was planted by the police in order to frame him, and then appallingly even accuses his own 12-year-old son Henry of being the killer. 

New twist! And episode six kicks off where five left off, as Grace and Henry [Noah Jupe] stare at each other intently as they realise the gravity of what she has discovered

New twist! And episode six kicks off where five left off, as Grace and Henry [Noah Jupe] stare at each other intently as they realise the gravity of what she has discovered

Helping: The sweet child admits he was only trying to cover for his father, who he is convinced killed Elena, he tells his shocked mother

Helping: The sweet child admits he was only trying to cover for his father, who he is convinced killed Elena, he tells his shocked mother

This appears to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Grace, who finally accepts what was been staring her in the face all along. Her husband Jonathan is Elena’s killer.

Grace reverses her decision to not testify in Jonathan’s murder trial, and offers snippets of information that help the prosecution nail down her husband.  

She tells the jury of how Jonathan felt no ‘guilt or grief’ when his younger sister ran out into the road and was killed by a car while in his case. Grace had earlier learned this information from Jonathan’s mother, who also labelled her own son a sociopath.

In the line of fire? Fernando Alves [Ismael Cruz Córdova] was a secondary suspect

In the line of fire? Fernando Alves [Ismael Cruz Córdova] was a secondary suspect

Further flashbacks take the viewers back to the night where Jonathan visited Elena at her studio on the night of the school auction as they made love.

Things turned nasty between the couple as Jonathan warned Elena to stay away from his family, while Elena insisted that he would never be able to leave her.

Jonathan then banged her head against a wall before trying to leave, but as she launched herself at him with a mallet he stopped her, threw her down and bludgeoned her to death.

Lovers: As the episode continues, all the signs point to Jonathan as he admits on the stand that he took his tuxedo from the night in question to the dry cleaners, while making his way to the beach house to see his wife and child

Lovers: As the episode continues, all the signs point to Jonathan as he admits on the stand that he took his tuxedo from the night in question to the dry cleaners, while making his way to the beach house to see his wife and child

On the day Jonathan is set to be convicted, he tells his son that he wants to take him out for breakfast but instead tries to go on the run.

While in the car Henry says: ‘You murdered someone’, while Jonathan insists: ‘Not the real me. Not the dad you know.’  

He continues to drive on at dangerous  high-speed and narrowly avoids smashing into another vehicle after clearing a red light.

Jonathan eventually comes to a stop on a bridge where he threatens to jump off, while his son begs him not to jump, as Grace who has been following in hot pursuit spirts towards her son.  

Suspicious: Franklin Renner [Donald Sutherland] also had motive to kill Elena

Suspicious: Franklin Renner [Donald Sutherland] also had motive to kill Elena

Married: Grace began to doubt her husband's guilt throughout the series before her son confronted her with the truth

Married: Grace began to doubt her husband’s guilt throughout the series before her son confronted her with the truth

Grace manages to safely retrieve Henry and leads him to her father’s helicopter as they fly off as Jonathan is hand cuffed.

Viewers of the show appeared as shocked as Grace after learning of Jonathan’s guilt, despite the evidence pointing to him all along.

Throughout the series many claimed it would be ‘too obvious’ for him to be the killer, and spent time theorising about who else may have committed the crime.

Among these viewers was American actress Kelly Rippa, who shared a series of live images as she discovered the identity of the killer.

Posting several images of her utter surprise, Kelly captioned the images ‘holy cow’, ‘omfg’ and ‘shooketh’. 

Hard hitting: This appears to be the straw that breaks the camel's back for Grace, who finally accepts what was been staring her in the face all along. Her husband Jonathan is Elena's killer

Hard hitting: This appears to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Grace, who finally accepts what was been staring her in the face all along. Her husband Jonathan is Elena’s killer

Who killed Elena? Throughout the series many claimed it would be 'too obvious' for him to be the killer, and spent time theorising about who else may have committed the crime

Who killed Elena? Throughout the series many claimed it would be ‘too obvious’ for him to be the killer, and spent time theorising about who else may have committed the crime

Omg! Among these viewers was American actress Kelly Rippa, who shared a series of live images as she discovered the identity of the killer

Omg! Among these viewers was American actress Kelly Rippa, who shared a series of live images as she discovered the identity of the killer

Omg! Among these viewers was American actress Kelly Rippa, who shared a series of live images as she discovered the identity of the killer

Wild! Posting several images of her utter surprise, Kelly captioned the images 'holy cow', 'omfg' and 'shooketh'

Wild! Posting several images of her utter surprise, Kelly captioned the images ‘holy cow’, ‘omfg’ and ‘shooketh’

Meanwhile filmmaker Ava DuVernay surmised: ‘My theory about #TheUndoing was entirely incorrect. But no matter! ‘Twas a fun, twisty long-watch written by David E. Kelley. Splashy perfs by top-notch actors who to go swing for the fences.

‘Directed expertly by Madame Susanne Bier. A good time. Applause for the cast and crew!’

Hinting at her shock after watching the finale, actress Kerry Washington wrote: ‘#TheUndoing I am undone.’

While actress Issa Rae commented: ‘THE UNDOING is the perfect Thanksgiving binge. I love white mess.’ 

Meanwhile filmmaker Ava DuVernay surmised: 'My theory about #TheUndoing was entirely incorrect. But no matter! 'Twas a fun, twisty long-watch written by David E. Kelley. Splashy perfs by top-notch actors who to go swing for the fences'

Meanwhile filmmaker Ava DuVernay surmised: ‘My theory about #TheUndoing was entirely incorrect. But no matter! ‘Twas a fun, twisty long-watch written by David E. Kelley. Splashy perfs by top-notch actors who to go swing for the fences’

Hinting at her shock after watching the finale, actress Kerry Washington wrote: '#TheUndoing I am undone'

Hinting at her shock after watching the finale, actress Kerry Washington wrote: ‘#TheUndoing I am undone’

While actress Issa Rae commented: 'THE UNDOING is the perfect Thanksgiving binge. I love white mess'

While actress Issa Rae commented: ‘THE UNDOING is the perfect Thanksgiving binge. I love white mess’

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘I accused everyone but it was the husband. “It’s always the husband” #TheUndoingHBO.’

Depicting their journey while watching the show, another person wrote: ‘Week 1: Hugh Grant totally did it. Week 2: Hot husband totally did it. Week 3: Donald Sutherland totally did it. Week 4: No way the kid did it, it was Sutherland. Week 5: Take all the Emmys, Hugh Grant.’

Another person shared a screenshot from children’s cartoon Arthur, which showed a character looked at a sign while saying: ‘That sign can’t stop me because I can’t read’

They commented above: ‘Me trying to accuse every background actor of being the killer when they spelled it out for us on day 1 #TheUndoing.’ 

One man wrote: ‘When Grace asked to testify I knew what was coming. She set him up so cold.

‘I don’t even think she cared whether he did it or not. She cared he was a danger to her and Henry and would keep cheating.

‘Moral of the story: Hell have no fury like a woman scorned.’

Another Twitter user simply wrote: ‘Well that was unexpected. #TheUndoing.’

One person appeared less impressed with the finale, and said: ‘So why did they put us through all that when the answer to who killed her was so obvious the whole time?’

A different person wrote: Just watched final episode of The Undoing, I convicted everyone BUT the obvious. A great Thanksgiving leftover, tired of cleaning the kitchen, BINGE watch!’ 

One user said: ‘Damn #TheUndoing that was wild. I was wrong on every theory I had lol. Sometimes the obvious is that way for a reason!’

Another joked: ‘The joke was on us fam. I can’t even be mad. They won.’ 

Megyn Kelly wrote: ‘Omg. It was right there under our noses the whole time! He was such a good liar! Amazing series and yet another David E. Kelley masterpiece.’

Another Twitter user shared a clown gif and, wrote: ‘We spent this whole time creating theories just not to go with the obvious, and well #TheUndoing.’

Gibson Johns wrote: ‘Knew we would all make-up a million theories as to why every other character did it when there’s a reason why all along every sign pointed to the unfaithful rich white man having done it.’

A fourth person wrote: ‘Boy, Jonathan is a master manipulator, The way he be using people’s desires to get them on his side. #TheUndoing.’

Before the episode, Nicole took to Instagram to promote the big reveal.

‘Alright, I’m sad because this is hard to say and hard to believe but tonight is already the finale of The Undoing,’ she said.

‘Thank you. Thank you for watching and thank you for responding. I have loved reading your thoughts and comments throughout the season. I hope you enjoying watching the final episode; hang on tight. Tune in tonight on HBO.’

'Hang on tight': The Undoing leading lady, Nicole thanked fans for tuning in to the miniseries where she declared

‘Hang on tight’: The Undoing leading lady, Nicole thanked fans for tuning in to the miniseries where she declared

Narrowing it down: Kourtney shared that she has 'a few guesses' as to who did it

Narrowing it down: Kourtney shared that she has ‘a few guesses’ as to who did it

Taking a stab: Filmmaker Eva thinks it's Ramirez's character, Detective Mendoza, who killed Elena Alves on The Undoing

Taking a stab: Filmmaker Eva thinks it’s Ramirez’s character, Detective Mendoza, who killed Elena Alves on The Undoing

Suspenseful: Kelly joked that her dog and children are on the edge of their seats

Suspenseful: Kelly joked that her dog and children are on the edge of their seats

Keep it under wraps! Hailey Bieber urged people not to ruin he finale

Keep it under wraps! Hailey Bieber urged people not to ruin he finale

Also joining in on the mystery: filmmaker Ava, who shared she believes the killer is Ramirez’s Detective Mendoza.

‘I have the slightest theory on why it’s him that no one around me is buying. That’s fine. I”m basically just trying to see more Edgar Ramirez,’ she shared on social media.     

The host of Live with Kelly And Ryan, Kelly wrote: ‘Even Chewie and kids need to know,’ in a reference to her beloved dog and children Lola, Michael and Joaquin.

Model Hailey Bieber issued a warning to all: ‘If anyone ruins @undoinghbo finale by posting it on their Instagram I’ll cry.’  

Kourtney shared that she has ‘a few guesses’ as to who killed Elena Alves in another post on her Insta-Story.

The series appeared popular among the Kardashian Jenners, as Kim revealed she was settling down to watch the show.

Kim wrote: ‘I’m finally starting The Undoing! Please no one ruin the finale for me! No posting in group chats that I’m in please! K thanks!’

However she later added: ‘Urgh my daughter just walked in my room to sleep in bed with me and I can’t watch The Undoing now FML!!

‘I play she falls asleep fast.’

Meanwhile, her sister Kylie shared a clip of her home cinema and wrote: ‘Almost time #TheUndoingHBO.’ 

The Undoing concludes in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 9pm tonight.

Settling down: The series appeared popular among the Kardashian Jenners, as Kim revealed she was settling down to watch the show

Settling down: The series appeared popular among the Kardashian Jenners, as Kim revealed she was settling down to watch the show

Settling down: The series appeared popular among the Kardashian Jenners, as Kim revealed she was settling down to watch the show

Almost time! Meanwhile, her sister Kylie shared a clip of her home cinema and wrote: 'Almost time #TheUndoingHBO'

Almost time! Meanwhile, her sister Kylie shared a clip of her home cinema and wrote: ‘Almost time #TheUndoingHBO’



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