Wednesday 's Jenna Ortega Reacts to That Season Finale Twist

The cast of Wednesday enjoyed that juicy finale just as much as the rest of us.

In the final episode of the Netflix drama's first season, Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) kicks Nevermore Academy teacher Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci) in the head after she is stung by a swarm of bees released by Wednesday's friend Eugene (Moosa Mostafa).

And for Jenna, the moment represented cathartic conclusion to her character's journey so far.

"It was really wonderful seeing relations come to a close," Jenna exclusively told E! News, "just getting to the to the root of her relationships. Wednesday is very cold and closed off in the beginning and the way that she's always been. That emotional aspect was the most satisfying, or most rewarding, for me about the final episode when I read the script."

In the show's penultimate episode, Wednesday's love interest Tyler (Hunter Doohan) was revealed to be the mysterious and monstrous Hyde. As if things weren't bad enough for our titular goth heroine, the mystery deepened in the finale, when it was discovered that the Hyde was under the control of Thornhill, who was actually a woman named Laurel Gates.

In the show's penultimate episode, the mysterious and monstrous Hyde was revealed as Wednesday's love interest Tyler (Hunter Doohan). As if things weren't bad enough for our titular goth heroine, the mystery deepened in the finale, when it was revealed that the Hyde was under the control of Thornhill, who was actually a woman named Laurel Gates.

Wednesday Premiere: Star Sightings

Ricci, of course, played the role of Wednesday in the 1991 film The Addams Family and its 1993 follow-up Addams Family Values.

Gwendoline Christie, who plays Nevermore Academy principal Larissa Weems in the series, argued that there was nobody better suited to pull off the villainous twist than the Yellowjackets star, telling E! News, "I felt like Christina, with all of her charisma and dynamic personality, was the perfect person to execute all of that episode."

While the ending is darkly satisfying, Gwendoline said it also leaves the door ajar for more dastardly deeds in a potential season two.

"I just love that it leaves you wanting more," the Game of Thrones alum said. "It leaves you absolutely hungry to see how this story's going to develop."

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
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All eight episodes of Wednesday are available to stream on Netflix.

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