'Biohackers' Ending Explained: Who was Emma working for and why is she in the same trouble as Lorenz?
Spoilers for 'Biohackers'
Netflix's new sci-fi thriller 'Biohackers' follows the ethical constraints of genetic progress and constantly pushes the moral compass as a form of test. Protagonist Mia Ackerlund is actually Emma Engels (Luna Wedler), whose brother had died along with 198 other kids, in a genetic trial during childhood and now she wants to avenge his death by busting the woman at its core — Dr Lorenz.
Emma isn't working alone. Not only is she helped by fellow student Niklas, and her own roommates, but a man claiming to be her murdered father's old friend is also directing forward. The identity of this friend is revealed right in the final five minutes of the sixth and final episode, when, after saving 20 people's lives, Mia is kidnapped by the same man she was working for. Along with Lorenz.
The scene pans to a strange park where Emma meets the man she had been working for. She was asked to bring all the gene samples of the children murdered by Lorenz's experiment, and she delivers them as promised. This handler who's been guiding her, her father's friend, turns out to be an acquaintance of Lorenz's whom we meet earlier in the show. Lorenz, who was also an acquaintance of Emma's father, greets the other man as a friend who was exceptional at genetics yet wandered into journalism. That they are a part of a close circle is established, so maybe this journalist was actually a friend of Emma's father.
But then he does the unthinkable and this very prodigal daughter plot turns into lies and deceit when this journalist friend acquires the samples and has Emma grabbed by her arms and carried into a van. There she meets her arch-nemesis Lorenz — also tied and duct-taped inside the vehicle. This man has captured the samples, the brains behind the samples, and the only successful result of the experiment — Emma, who came out with superpowers. Both kidnapped, Emma and Lorenz definitely are victims and probably will need to hatch a plan to get out of this vicious mastermind's grasp. Mix that with the fact that this villain used to be quite the science wiz, and that also complicates things because he might have not so favorable plans for Emma. Only a second season should tell!
All 6 episodes of 'Biohackers' premiered on August 20 and are available for streaming, only on Netflix.