- The Woman In The House -This Theory About The Woman In 2A May Explain The Entire Ending Of 'Woman In The House'
Like most of America, I spent my weekend watching The Women in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window and I have not been able to stop thinking about it — the final scene of Woman in the House in particular. While Netflix has not renewed the show for a Season 2, the ending leaves the door wide open for more story to be told, specifically about the woman in seat 2A (played by the iconic Glenn Close).
But what if there was more to the woman in seat 2A than we first realized. After sitting with the satire series for a few days, and consulting the interwebs, I realized that there's something that doesn't line up...
Seat 2A Is A Window Seat
When Anna sits down, she is in the aisle seat, seat 2A, thinking it is her seat. However, when Glenn Close comes up to her, she says, "I believe you're in my seat. 2A." Anna looks at her boarding pass, realizes her mistake, and moves over to the window. The funny thing is, the window seat is almost always the "A" seat, at least on some major airlines...
American Airlines- Airbus A319
Southwest- Boeing 737 Max 8
United- Airbus A320
Jetblue- Boeing 737-300
So unless the fictional Olympia Airlines is different than major airline companies seat maps, 2A, the seat Glenn Close said she should be sitting in, should have been a window seat. Not an aisle.
What does this say? It could just be a small mistake in writing, but for a show that seems to rely heavily on small details, it could also suggest that Anna is still as unreliable as ever. Or, that it is all in her head. Which brings me to...
The Lavatory Scene
This one is a little more obvious. Anna thinks she sees Glenn Close dead in the bathroom, but when she goes back to check with the flight attendant, there is no one there. While this type of thing happened throughout the entire series (and Anna ended up being correct), Glenn Close's character would have had nowhere to go because they are currently on an airplane flying to New York. It's hard enough to move our live bodies around airplanes, let alone a dead one.
"Ma'am, there was no one in seat 2A."
If we go back to my original point that 2A is a window seat, then technically Anna has the window seat. This could be that she looked down at her ticket and just assumed Glenn Close was right and didn't even think about it. Or maybe (stay with me here) could it be that she is actually the woman in 2A and all of this is happening in her head, and the flight attendant was her subconscious subtly telling her that this was not real?
As for the compact, I don't have a good explanation for that. But if my theory is true, then the compact could have just been Anna's the whole time, and she is just using any piece of evidence to justify that she is not crazy hence the "bingo" line. What do you think?