Before you read any further, you should know that this article contains spoilers. Not any spoilers of the definitive, open-and-shut-case kind, but rather a hair-tearing, foot-stomping reaction to a months-long murder mystery that we’ve all become hugely invested in. Here’s what Serial listeners had to say about the season one finale:
— Jessa (@JessaH) December 18, 2014
— John Whaite (@JohnWhaiteBakes) December 18, 2014
FINAL @serial AGHHHH
— Marketing Amor (@MarketingAmor) December 18, 2014
So @serial what was the point of that…..
— Böb Orr (@Bob_Orr) December 18, 2014
Well @serial that was unsatisfying, but it HAS to be. Real life doesn't have a season finale.
— Kitty Kat (@Wickedlydeeper) December 18, 2014
— Jessica Erin Bowers (@JessicaEBowers) December 18, 2014
— Taylor Wallar (@taylormae13) December 18, 2014
The @serial finale was disappointing, obviously they couldn't get the facts together but human judgement was absent too, Adnan is innocent!
— Haris Bin Shaukat (@harisbinshaukat) December 18, 2014
Damn you @serial
— Sophie Bleasdale (@SophieBleasdale) December 18, 2014
Can't say I didn't anticipate @serial ending ambiguously, but I think it was the best way to end.
— Andrew Stewart (@Stewsbrews) December 18, 2014
— Matthew Murphy (@CDMatthewMurphy) December 18, 2014
— Nick Reisch (@NickReisch) December 18, 2014
As far as finales go I'd put @serial somewhere between Lost and The Sopranos on the disappointment meter.
— Philadelphia E-Way (@Boxingwithgod) December 18, 2014
.@serial! what is truth? what is truth?!
— Brian LePort (@brianleport) December 18, 2014
NOOO @serial IS OVER AND I NEED TO KNOW MORE
— kellyn marie goler (@the_kel_word) December 18, 2014
Not everyone was upset, though. Many listeners said that Sarah Koenig, the show’s host, had the courage to tell an honest and ambiguous story:
This podcast, man. Definitely not for those who like stories tied up in a neat bow, and they grey will stick with you. Well done, @Serial.
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) December 18, 2014
Nicely done @serial. Amazing storytelling. I loved every second.
— Alisa Wing (@mynameisalisa) December 18, 2014
Bravo, @Serial. What a journey.
— Tyler Hollybells (@TylerHuckabee) December 18, 2014
Last episode of @serial was so incredibly well done. I think it had a very succinct ending considering all we know. Great work Serial team.
— Joshua Hammer (@joshhammz) December 18, 2014
Huge thank you and admiration sent to the @serial team. Great journalism, great production. Just great.
— Darren Waters (@darrenwaters) December 18, 2014
Just finished @serial. A great but infuriating last line. Great great storytelling and a worthwhile investment.
— Lane Young (@laneyoung) December 18, 2014
Well done, @serial. Well done, Sarah and team.
— Dan Wunderlich (@InGreatDeeds) December 18, 2014
And some listeners just seem to be in denial, still:
Can't believe @serial was all a dream.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) December 18, 2014
— CASIE STEWART (@casiestewart) December 18, 2014
Don’t worry, Serial nation. You have time to be infuriated anew when the next season debuts.