Here’s The Only Way ‘Serial’ Can Give Listeners A Satisfying Ending To Its Wildly Popular First Season

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Let’s face it, there’s no way Serial, the popular and groundbreaking true crime podcast, can give us a satisfying ending to its first season, which centers around the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. With only one episode remaining, a definitive conclusion is a total impossibility — tying a neat bow on the narrative with a “What have we learned?” recap is probably host Sarah Koenig’s best bet to avoid getting Lindelof’d.

But as Funny or Die points out in the dead-on sketch above (too many references to list!), there is something Koenig (frantically and expertly portrayed by Michaela Watkins) can pull out of her hat to give us a satisfying, conclusive ending. I’m not saying I’m rooting for this outcome, but closure is never a bad thing.