Are Steve and Ann dead or alive?
Directed by Mimi Cave, Hulu’s thriller “Fresh” follows Noa as she struggles to find a suitable date while living a lonely life. She accidentally meets Steve in a supermarket and starts dating him. Their admirable bond takes a dreadful turn when Noa discovers her partner’s horrible secrets.
Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones as Noa and Sebastian Stan as Steve, the film gives viewers a chilling roller coaster experience as Noa tries her best to survive the horrors that threaten her life. The film ends with surprising developments and a stunning cliffhanger regarding the life of Noa and her friends. If you’re interested in an expanded look at the film’s ending, we’ve got you covered! FRONT SPOILERS.
Fresh Plot Synopsis
As Noa navigates her love life through disappointing experiences, she meets Steve while shopping at a supermarket. Steve asks her out the next day and the two start dating in earnest. Noa expresses her joy at sharing her life with Steve to Mollie, her best friend. While on a date, Steve convinces Noa to take a surprise trip. They start their trip at Cottage Grove, a nearby tourist destination, but Steve decides to spend the night at his house to resume the trip early in the morning. He drugs Noa and locks her up with a chain in one of his rooms.
When Noa wakes up, Steve reveals to her that he is a human meat seller and she is brought to his house for his meat. Noa also realizes that there are other women in the house, named Penny and Melissa, talking to her through the walls. Steve cuts off Noa’s butt as punishment when she tries to escape. Meanwhile, Mollie realizes that the person texting her from Noa’s phone isn’t her best friend. With the help of her old fling named Paul, she realizes that Steve has a wife and children. She goes to meet his wife Ann and asks about Noa.
Even though Ann and Steve, using the name Brendan, try to fire Mollie saying they don’t know Noa or Steve, Mollie discovers they are lying. When their efforts to dismiss Mollie are unsuccessful, Ann knocks Mollie unconscious and Steve takes her to the other house where Noa and other women are locked up. Steve also continues to sell Melissa’s flesh and cook human meat dishes for himself.
New ending: Do Noa, Mollie and Penny escape from Steve?
After a few days of useless resistance, Noa realizes that the only way to escape Steve’s clutches is to take advantage of his feelings for her. She does her best to present herself as special in front of him. Noa also feigns interest in human meat and even eats it with Steve to make her feel like him. Gradually, his pretentiousness improves as he begins to trust her. Noa brilliantly seduces him into having sex with her, leading Steve to free her from the handcuffs. During the act, she bites his genitals and locks him in to escape. Noa goes upstairs to free Mollie and Penny from the chains and the three find a way out of the house.
Noa’s days with Steve teach her that he is an extremely solitary being. Noa uses this knowledge to make Steve feel like she’s there for him. By eating human meat and expressing that she feels no discomfort eating it, Noa gives the false impression that Steve is not alone as an eater of human meat. Noa’s pretense eventually fools Steve as he begins to believe that she is like him. His plan succeeds when he frees her completely to have sex with her, clearing the way for Noa to escape with her friends.
Are Steve and Ann dead or alive?
Even though Noa walks out of the house with Mollie and Penny, Steve manages to chase them with a gun. He resists immense pain to chase the three women away and shoots them aimlessly. Realizing they might get shot, Noa, Mollie and Penny hide behind some trees. Still, Steve finds Noa and approaches her to shoot her, only for Mollie to interrupt him. Mollie’s intervention gives Noa a chance to get hold of Steve’s gun and shoot his face to kill him. However, the unhappiness of the three women does not end when Steve dies as Ann comes to pick him up.
When Noa tries to find a way out of the compound, Ann spots her. The rage rising within her over Steve’s death drives Ann to strangle Noa to death. Fortunately, Mollie arrives on the scene with a shovel to repeatedly hit Ann to save Noa. Mollie vents her fears and frustrations on Ann as she continues to hit the latter with the shovel, most likely killing her. The realization that Noa managed to free herself and her friends from Steve may have sparked immense envy in Ann since she couldn’t, most likely, as Steve’s victim. Such a complex urge may also have motivated her to try to kill Noa, leading her to her possible death.
Are Noa, Mollie and Penny dating? Are they dead or alive?
Although Noa and Mollie kill Steve, the lack of network signals prevents them from contacting anyone for help. Moreover, they are unable to open the door of the compound, which is securely locked. Noa’s attempts to seek help after retrieving her phone are cut short when Ann tries to kill her. Mollie’s intervention in eventually killing Ann saves Noa’s life. While sitting with Mollie after eliminating Ann as a threat, Noa receives a text from one of her old dates, indicating the availability of network signals.
With signals available, Noa and Mollie can contact emergency services to get out of the compound. Even though Steve and Ann’s long-haired sidekick must be nearby, he’s expected to leave the place to not get involved in the predicament, opening a gateway for Noa and Mollie to reach out. hand someone out to save themselves and Penny. Mollie may even try to contact Paul to find a way to get them back. With no more threats to kill them, Noa, Mollie, and Penny also save themselves from death.
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