What Happened to Izzy After the ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Finale? The Character’s Ending Could Pave the Way for a Spinoff

by Jeremy Spirogis
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On April 22, Little Fires Everywhere ended its eight-episode run on Hulu. As anticipated, the finale — titled “Find a Way” — wrapped the place the sequence premiere started. Viewers lastly obtained solutions, together with who began the fireplace on the Richardson family. But one query surrounding Izzy’s (Megan Stott) whereabouts remained vaguely unanswered. So what occurred to Izzy following the Little Fires Everywhere finale? Recently, showrunner Liz Tigelaar revealed the place the youngest Richardson daughter ended up after every part that went down between Mia (Kerry Washington) and Elena (Reese Witherspoon).

[Spoiler alert: Little Fires Everywhere finale.]

What occurred to Izzy within the ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ finale?

Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson on 'Little Fires Everywhere'
Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson on ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ | Erin Simkin/Hulu

Throughout Little Fires Everywhere, Elena sees Izzy as an outsider. The mother-daughter pair by no means appear to achieve an understanding. However, Izzy finds refuge in Mia. Then within the April 22 finale, Izzy’s relationship with Elena reaches a breaking level.

During a dialog with Moody (Gavin Lewis), Izzy realizes Lexie (Jade Pettyjohn) cast Pearl’s (Lexi Underwood) identify when she bought an abortion. So when Elena finds the paperwork, Izzy rushes to Mia’s home to warn her mentor. However, she finds Mia with Bebe (Lu Huang), who’s crushed after shedding custody of May Ling in courtroom. 

Eventually, Mia provides Izzy one final piece of recommendation. The artist reveals she witnessed a prairie fireplace in California when she was pregnant with Pearl. The subsequent morning, Mia awoke and the panorama was black. It echoed how she felt inside — prefer it was the top of the world.

“But then I had Pearl,” Mia says. “I learned things that I didn’t know before. Like sometimes you have to scorch everything to start over. And after the burning, the soil is rich, and life can grow there. Life that is maybe even better than what was there before.”

She continues: “People are like that too. Even from total devastation, they start over. And they find a way. Bebe will find a way. And so will Pearl. And so will you.”

Following the dialog, Elena stops by Mia and Pearl’s house to inform them she isn’t renewing their lease. Elena additionally gloats about Pearl’s abortion. However, Mia lets her comprehend it was truly Lexie. Then in retaliation, Elena tells Mia to depart by the morning.

Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson on 'Little Fires Everywhere' Season 1 finaleMegan Stott as Izzy Richardson on 'Little Fires Everywhere' Season 1 finale
Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson on ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ | Erin Simkin/Hulu

Later that night, Mia and Pearl get of their blue Chevy hatchback and drop their Shaker Heights house home key within the Richardson mailbox. Izzy sees them leaving and breaks down. She then takes Mia’s recommendation actually and pours gasoline on her mattress. Moody, Lexie, and Trip (Jordan Elsass) discover their sister dousing her room with gasoline. They attempt to cease her and ultimately, Elena exhibits up. 

Elena and Izzy scream at one another and the Richardson daughter admits she wished Mia to be her mother, somebody who truly beloved her. Then Elena responds, “Do you think I wanted a daughter like you? I never wanted you in the first place.” 

Izzy grabs her bag and leaves the home. Elena doesn’t chase after her. Then the remaining Richardson youngsters proceed what Izzy began and burn down the home. 

Finally, when the authorities query Elena, she admits she began the fireplace, acknowledging the injury she brought about to her youngsters. She is later seen on the lookout for Izzy. But she will be able to’t discover her.

Meanwhile, Izzy goals she is hitchhiking on the facet of the street. Then Mia’s blue Chevy hatchback comes alongside. The door opens and Izzy will get into the automotive. In actuality, the character is alone on a bus out of Shaker Heights.

The ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ showrunner explains Izzy’s ending within the finale

Following the Little Fires Everywhere finale, followers puzzled the place Izzy went and the place she would find yourself. When talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Tigelaar defined Izzy’s ending, noting she didn’t find yourself escaping the city with Mia and Pearl. However, her mentor’s affect leaves Izzy modified endlessly.

“That’s her dream and her fantasy. She’s having this wish. That was a part of the book I loved — this wish that this door would open and that she could hop in and she could be a part of their family now,” Tigelaar stated. “But the reality is she wakes up, she’s still on this bus, and she’s not with them, but it’s this idea that I think she’s been changed by Mia, and she’s never going to go back.”

Nevertheless, the Little Fires Everywhere showrunner additionally thinks Izzy will return to Shaker Heights after the finale. Tigelaar stated: 

It doesn’t imply she’s by no means going to return to Shaker Heights, due to course she’s going to return, she’s 15 years outdated. But it’s extra like she’s by no means going to return to being the lady who’s going to take a seat in her Laura Ashley room and placed on her flower gown and get her Rachel haircut and put on her tartan Keds. She’s finished. She’s going to be who she is as a result of even even making an attempt to be who her mother wished her to be didn’t make her mother need her any extra.

Could Izzy’s ending result in a ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ spinoff?

During an interview with Vulture, Tigelaar shared Little Fires Everywhere followers ought to nonetheless be anxious about Izzy. But as soon as once more, it’s seemingly the character will return house ultimately. 

“We talked a lot in the room about how we’re supposed to feel at the end about Izzy. How can we not be worried for her?” Tigelaar stated. “But we also talked about the reality of the moment — that she probably would turn around after a few days and come home.”

That stated, showrunner additionally hinted Izzy’s ending may depart room for a by-product over a second season. 

“Yes, I do think there are stories to tell. But that’s more of a spinoff than a second season,” Tigelaar stated. “It’s hard to say good-bye, but there’s something about trying to extend it past its shelf life that I feel would dishonor what it was. It’s hard to say that because I would love to work in that writers’ room for the rest of my life.”

But whether or not or not Little Fires Everywhere receives a second season — or perhaps a spinoff — simply know there may be hope for Izzy and Elena’s relationship — in addition to Mia and Pearl’s — after the finale. 

“Both Mia and Elena are coming face-to-face with what their daughters need,’ Washington told Essence after the finale. “These girls have their own hero’s journey and what’s so hopeful about the ending is that these women, who’ve really been so controlling about their lives and their daughter’s lives, surrender to the needs of their daughters.”

Read extra: ‘Little Fires Everywhere’: The 6 Major Differences Between the Book and the Show

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