‘The Undoing’: A Disturbing Scene With Hugh Grant Was Left Out of the Finale

by Jeremy Spirogis
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HBO’s riveting drama, The Undoing, ended with the true killer being uncovered. But in line with Hugh Grant — who performs Nicole Kidman’s husband, Jonathan Fraser —  there was one disturbing scene neglected of the finale. 

[Spoiler alert: This article accommodates spoilers from the finale of The Undoing.]

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in 'The Undoing'
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in ‘The Undoing’ | Niko Tavernise/HBO

‘The Undoing’ reveals who murdered Elena Alves

The Undoing is centered round Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman), a rich scientific psychologist who lives in New York City together with her oncologist husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and son, Henry (Noah Jupe). During a gathering with different mothers from her son’s elite prep faculty, Grace is approached by Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis), the mom of a younger boy who earned a scholarship to the college. 

When Elena turns up lifeless, and Jonathan goes lacking, Grace begins questioning if the 2 had been related. She quickly learns that her husband was having an affair with Elena, however he insists he didn’t kill her. 

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For the primary 5 episodes, viewers are led to imagine that the killer may have been anybody, together with Grace herself. But as seen within the season finale, Jonathan was the killer all alongside. Because of his narcissistic and sociopathic character, he had no emotions of guilt or regret. But after analyzing his behaviors, Grace was capable of expose him in courtroom. 

Jonathan remembers how and why he killed Elena

In one of many final moments of the Undoing finale, Jonathan kidnaps Henry on the final day of his trial and drives out of town. During his unhinged chat with Henry, Jonathan flashes again to the evening he killed Elena.

After the glitzy faculty fundraiser, Jonathan met Elena at her artwork studio. The two slept collectively, however after their affair, Elena started speaking about Grace. Jonathan angrily advised Elena to steer clear of his household. But when she refused, Jonathan repeatedly bashed her head into the wall. 

He insulted her and rotated to go away. But Elena got here at him from behind with a hammer. Jonathan grabbed the weapon, pushed Elena to the bottom, and hit her with it.

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After the primary two blows, she grew unconscious, however Jonathan opened her eyes and continued to hit her within the head with the heavy hammer, even after she was lifeless. 

A disturbing scene was neglected of ‘The Undoing’ finale

In a latest interview with TV Line, Hugh Grant talked about his character’s sociopathic tendencies and the way he portrayed them on-screen. And when addressing that ghastly homicide scene, the actor revealed there was a disturbing scene that was reduce from the finale. 

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I don’t know what’s within the remaining reduce, however I used to be doing a little takes the place Jonathan — whereas hammering away at [Elena’s head] — was spitting out part of her mind. And that is a lot worse, however after her head was [beaten into] pulp I [did a take] the place Jonathan the physician was fairly keen on her brains, and he began poking round in them along with his finger

Hugh Grant, TV Line

Elena’s homicide scene was disturbing sufficient. And that would simply be why showrunners determined to chop Grant’s macabre scene. The full season of The Undoing is presently streaming on HBO Max.

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