Idol finale leaves viewers asking the same question

There are spoilers for the "Idol" finale . After five weeks of theoretical speculation (and more than a year of behind-the-scenes headlines), the Idol finale came to a close on July 2. The episode began with Jocelyn and Tedros absent; later, Jocelyn and Tedros exited the show. After Jocelyn learned how Tedros planned to enter her life, she considered him a "liar and a liar" and wanted nothing to do with him. But what about his circle of artists? She decides to become their leader and recruits them to join her musical comeback - and it's a success! Six weeks after the "Idol" incident, Jocelyn played a sold-out tour at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Tedros was taken down in a Vanity Fair exposé — but it seems Jocelyn isn't quite over him yet. On opening night, they reconnected in her dressing room, hinting that Jocelyn's stories about her childhood weren't 100% true. "I think a lot of viewers might watch the first few episodes and think this guy is taking advantage of her," Lily-Rose Depp said in Max's "Making the Ending" feature. "At the end of the day, he realized that she knew exactly what he was doing. She knew exactly what she was doing."

In the final moments of the finale, Jocelyn welcomed Tedros onto the stage with her and described him as "the love of her life."

Contrary to some fan theories, no one died in the "Idol" finale — Jocelyn and Tedros' relationship appears to be as active and toxic as ever. So there's definitely room for a second season if HBO is willing to go this route. But in the meantime, fans took to Twitter to express their confusion about the finale's twist.

Some viewers pointed out that the ending felt rushed and wondered if there was really something missing. As Vox recently explained, rumors that HBO was cutting the season short due to poor reviews weren't entirely true. The show did it "Idol" was originally a six-episode series, but it was changed to five episodes before it premiered on HBO.

But viewers still can't shake the feeling that something is missing, or that perhaps more time was needed to prepare for the finale's twist.

Still, some viewers thought Jocelyn and Tedros' transformation made sense - referencing a full-circle moment in the first scene of "Idol" where the pop star effortlessly transitioned from one to the next during a photoshoot. transition from one emotion to another.

"Idol" has not yet been renewed for a second season.