Let’s Break Down the Shocking Ending of “The White Lotus” Season 2

Let’s Break Down the Shocking Ending of “The White Lotus” Season 2

The White Lotusseason two ended its run on Dec. 11, and we finally learned the answer to the major mystery set up in the very first moments of the season: Who died? At the beginning of the first episode, which premiered Oct. 28, Daphne (Meghann Fahy) goes swimming in the ocean one last time before her return flight to the US. But her last relaxing swim is anything but when she finds a dead body in the water with her.

In the very next scene, we learned that body was not the only dead person. Rocco (Federico Ferrante) tells hotel manager Valentina (Sabrina Impacciatore) that one of the guests has drowned. “It’s fine, the ocean is not hotel property,” she says. “We can’t be liable for what happens in the Ionian Sea!”

“You don’t get it,” Rocco counters. “Salvatore says other bodies have been found.” A baffled Valentina then asks, “What the f*ck are you saying, Rocco? What do you mean, other bodies?”

“Other guests have been killed,” he says, shaking his head. Valentina asks how many dead guests there are, and he answers, “A few?” Meanwhile, on the beach, someone is being carried away in a body bag. In the season finale, all these clues and hints came together in one shocking climax.

Ahead, we’re breaking down who died, how it happened, and the fates of all the other guests.