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Behind Her Eyes

Don’t miss this psychological thriller on Netflix!
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Behind Her Eyes is an original psychological thriller miniseries on Netflix that is based on Sarah Pinborough’s 2017 novel of the same name. The main character of the tale is Louise Barnsley, a single mother who works as a secretary in the office of a psychiatrist. 

The story has a lot of secrets and gets really complicated, with some strange, almost supernatural, stuff happening. Everything leads to a big surprise ending that changes everything you thought you knew about the characters. 

Lousie starts an affair with her boss, David Ferguson, after falling in love with him. She makes friends with Adele, his wife, in the interim, who is having a hard time adjusting to her husband’s growing separation from her. 

It becomes clear, as the narrative progresses, that nothing is what it seems. The lives of these people are closely interconnected, and the truth about their relationships unfolds gradually. 

One of the reasons I enjoyed watching this show is because of the various topics that are explored in each episode. I am interested in watching anything with complicated individuals that have troubled pasts. The plot of this show is especially perfect for followers of intriguing narratives that keep you wondering right up until the very end. Since this series addresses the issues of love, relationships, and mental health, many viewers who have gone through similar difficulties may find the show relatable. 

The best moments in this series can be found in the fifth episode, “The Second Door”. As the episode begins, Louise is still attempting to make sense of the strange things that have been happening in relation to her apartment door. As she explores this riddle further, she learns that the door represents more than simply a physical obstruction—rather, it also represents her own inner goals and difficulties. 

Louise finds a number of mysterious signs and messages as she investigates the door further, pointing to a possible deeper connection between the strange events surrounding the door and her own life. The episode builds to a shocking discovery regarding Louise’s past, which is revealed in an unexpected twist. 

Eventually, Louise’s sense of reality is called into question by a sequence of strange and upsetting incidents that follow. Louise’s rising discomfort and confusion are shown throughout the episode, as she gets more and more involved in a web of lies and secrets. Adele teaches Louise how to control her dreams, and this shows that Adele has more power than we thought she did. 

The final moment of the episode is a lesson in tension and suspense, as Louise is forced to face the unsettling truths about her own life, and her world starts to fall apart. It all closes with a dramatic cliffhanger that leaves viewers wondering what will happen next.  

Adele is one of the characters in this show that really catches my attention. She battles trauma from her past, as well as her dissociative identity disorder. Her mental health problems stem from the neglect and abuse she suffered as a child, which causes a difficult marriage with her husband David, a psychiatrist who doesn’t understand her illness. 

Adele is a believable and genuine character because, in spite of her complexity, she shows moments of empathy and vulnerability. Her character acts as a metaphor for the social pressures women face, to live up to traditional expectations, emphasizing the value of compassion, understanding, and assistance for individuals dealing with mental health concerns. Adele’s character is carefully complex throughout the series, making it difficult for viewers to comprehend her feelings and motivations, but it also gives the story more complexity and drama.

By the time the season ends, it’s obvious that the truth has been kept a secret the entire time. At last, the secrets of the characters are exposed, and the results of their actions are seen. We learn a shocking revelation about Adele, and this makes her earlier behavior make more sense. 

This series demonstrates how our personal ambitions can cause problems and harm for the people we love. This psychological suspense story will have you hooked from beginning to end. It’s definitely an interesting show to watch, so if you are looking for a new series to binge-watch this summer, you should give it a try!

About the Contributor
Melany Sargsyan
Melany Sargsyan, Staff Writer
Melany Sargsyan is a senior at Glendale High School. Her favorite things to do include baking, spending time with friends and going to the beach. 
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