Chloe is a delightful six-episode 2022 British series created by Alice Seabright of BBC One and Amazon Studios for the first time in the United Kingdom on BBC Oneon February 6, 2022, and will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.
Rarely do we come across a show that, although predictably accurate, can deliver a narrative treatment that keeps the viewer on the screen, despite knowing what might happen. I think it was we as the audience, who fell into the cycle of viewing repetitive content, immediately attracted to any part within a short time. We liked that “Chloe” was only 6 episodes. That did not leave any room for boredom to come out of our predicament.
Chloe Season 1: Synopsis
The show begins with Becky Green spending a lot of time tapping the profiles of Chloe Fairbourne’s social media platform. It is not immediately clear why Becky is particularly interested in her life, but it is clear that there is a note of jealousy and anticipation whenever she looks at her life through the phone screen. Only then do we discover much of the story in which we understand Becky’s true feelings and motives for her actions.
Becky lives with her mother, who suffers from dementia. She seems to switch between being very critical of her daughter and being overly supportive. Becky seems to be living a lonely life, where her descriptive act is comparing herself to Chloe Fairbourne. At first, we thought it was someone who was always fascinated by online personality, but things change when Becky realizes that Chloe is dead, and wants to find out the cause of her death.
Chloe Fairbourne was in perfect life. She was rich and beautiful, with a life full of extraordinary holidays and a wonderful husband who seemed to love her a little. All of this was on her social media page. Then one day, the comments section of her post filled with words of condolence over her passing. This sends Becky down where she first finds out the cause of Chloe’s death.
It was finally revealed that Becky and Chloe were friends from their childhood, and they were secrets from each other. Chloe is the only person Becky confides in about her sister Sasha’s death from drowning in a bathtub. She told Chloe that although her mother had never accused her of death, it had completely changed their relationship.
Chloe and Becky’s relationship had broken down when the first one moved to a new school and began making friends with a new group. Becky could not escape the loss of their friendship, and it continued to haunt her for the rest of her life, especially as she was the only person she trusted with her deepest secrets. We know in the last episode that Chloe had written a letter to Becky, in which she apologized for her stigma after making new friends.
She reveals that she loved Becky, as well as the disturbing revelations about Elliot, saying she doesn’t like it when she does things she doesn’t agree with. The note comes with pictures of Chloe and Becky from their childhood and various reminders of their friendship. This was proof that Chloe had not forgotten their relationship. In fact, just before she died, Chloe telephoned Becky, meaning that her close friend was the only person she wanted to talk to before her death. This explains Becky’s actions to a great extent throughout the show.
What we love about this show is how much it touches on the facts on the topic of losing the friendship. Chloe was someone Becky trusted with all her heart, and the loss of that left her unable to build meaningful relationships with anyone else. What did Becky go through when she was fired by her best friend? Was she not qualified enough? Was she wrong enough?
Why would someone she loves so much not even consider her or her a worthy target for communication? Our society looks down on how the change of friendship can affect us for the rest of our lives. So when Becky found out that Chloe wanted to talk to her shortly before she died, she had to find out what it was all about. Do we wonder why she did not go to the police? Maybe it was her lifelong trust that did not allow her to place her faith in a legal institution?
Chloe Season 1: Ending Explained: Is Chloe Dead?
Becky introduced herself to Chloe’s party with a different person named “Sasha,” the name of her deceased sister. But in the end, her fake web is made, and she is now in a race against time to find out what happened to Chloe. She knew that Chloe was not as close to Richard as she had thought before, but she was far from happy with her marriage to Elliot. She wanted to have a baby with IVF, as she thought it was the only way they could get pregnant, not knowing that Chloe was over contraception, as she did not want a baby with him.
Elliot was a great bully and a very cunning man, which led to him having important control over the lives of everyone he ever met. This is the reason why Richard did not appear to pick up Chloe the night she escaped. During Elliot’s speech, Chloe took her chance no matter where she left off, leaving the keys to the caravan where she was supposed to go and the money box that would support her, at least temporarily. This was a mistake that made her lose a lot.
With no other choice, she goes to her parent’s house and asks them not to tell Elliot about her. Chloe’s mother, however, revealed her place to Elliot, under her persuasion. Unfortunately, the next section leaves us with more questions than answers. She and Elliot had an argument on the edge of a cliff, just before Chloe fell to the ground and died.
We do not know whether she was pushed by Elliot or whether she slipped and fell on her own. Her mother, who was a witness to the whole incident, said she did not know what she had seen. It could mean that her view was as secretive as that of the TV viewers or that she could not accept that her daughter had been killed and that she was indirectly responsible for it.
Because in any case, it is undeniable that Elliot played a key role in Chloe’s death. Perhaps some answers will be revealed in the second season of the program, which we want to see happen. We have been wanting a second season for something so bad. And frankly, this is one of the few games in the recent history of television that you deserve and can forgive.
As far as Becky is concerned, Chloe’s confession of reasons for the breakup has led to some closure. And, throughout the program, as more details of Chloe’s life are revealed to her, it brings moments of response to Becky, forcing her to deal with her unresolved feelings and trauma.
As the show ends, Becky looks out of the caravan where she was supposed to be, we can conclude that she is on a healing journey. She has found the answer to the mystery of her friend’s death, though not entirely, and we can say that she still seeks justice. But her personal discovery has already begun, and that makes us wonderfully happy.