a few days ago Netflix premiered the third season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’, being still up in the air whether or not it will have a fourth. What is clear is that the last installment, one of the best series on the platform so far this year, had an open ending that leaves the viewer with several doubts.
Beware of spoilers from here on out.
Now we are going to review several of them through the clarifications made by Steve Blackman, creator and showrunner of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ -eye, that the series starts from a comic, but Blackman has made very substantial changes with respect to it-. Probably the most striking is that post-credits scene where we see Ben (Justin H Min) aboard a train headed for Yeouido Station, but which version of Ben is he exactly? This is what Blackman has pointed out:
I can only tell you that he is the Ben Sparrow you met in season three. He’s not the ghost Ben, he’s not the Ben from that Umbrella timeline. It’s the Ben we met in this season, it’s that Ben on the train
In fact, not even the actor who brings Ben to life knows what that scene means because “when I shot it, they didn’t give me any information about what we were doing, what it was going to be used for. And when I saw him in the post-credits scene, I was just as shocked as everyone“Of course, it could perfectly be the same train that we saw at the beginning of the first episode of this season in which a surprising pregnancy took place, but of course, about that They did not want to confirm anything.
The universe was not completely reprogrammed
However, what Blackman did reveal is that “Hargreeves did not finish reprogramming the universe“, so that some detail of his master plan must not have gone well, maybe that’s where Ben comes in? Because it may be the Sparrow version, but the look he has is more reminiscent of the one we met in the first two seasons…
By the way, Blackman also pointed out that this had always been the objective of the character played by colm feorewell “everything so far for Hargreeves led to the point of wanting his wife back, and he has her but not everything is as it seems“For now, another strange detail is the disappearance of Sloane, what will have become of her?
Unfortunately, Blackman He has not wanted to advance anything about that still hypothetical fourth seasonbut he has made it clear that “If we make it, I know what the beginning, the middle and the end are“. Always better so improvise as you go…