‘Paper Girls’ Episode 8 Ending Explained: Will young girls be able to travel back into their era?

The finale episode poses an important question after the girls accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves transported to 2019


                            ‘Paper Girls’ Episode 8 Ending Explained: Will young girls be able to travel back into their era?
Are the girls able to go back into their era and save the world (Camryn Jones, Fina Strazza, Sofia Rosinsky and Riley Lai Nelet in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 / Amazon Prime Video)
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Finally after winning the hearts of the fans and audiences with the first seven episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s much-awaited series ‘Paper Girls,’ the finale episode has also been released. The series primarily delves into a time-travel adventure that the four young girls accidentally get themselves into. The first seven episodes introduced all of us to how these four girls unknowingly get stuck into a time-travel adventure amidst two warring groups who then end up saving the entire world and humanity as well.

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The synopsis of the sci-fi drama series ‘Paper Girls’ reads, “It's the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future.”

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Will the girls able to go back safely into their world of the 80s?

In episode 8 of Paper Girls, we see that the young girls are still stuck in the era of 2019. But these girls have stuck together strongly and defeated many evil humans in this dystopian era. In the last seven episodes, we have seen how those who unknowingly get caught in a time-travel adventure end up saving the world and humanity from the dangerous guys. In the finale episode, we see that Mac (Sofia Rosinsky) and her friends do their level best for attempting to get back to their era of the 80s but are unsuccessful in doing so.

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Sofia Rosinsky as Mac in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

Are KJ and Mac able to save themselves?

Then we see KJ (Fina Strazza) going behind Mac who runs away after learning that all their attempts to go away from this dystopian era of 2019 back into their world have failed terribly. Mac goes into the goat shed to have a moment. There she sees KJ also who has come to calm her down. Mac thanks KJ and within a few moments, she sees that KJ starts getting emotional which infuriates her so she goes away from there. Then we see Mac going into a house wherein grandma says, “Your friend here is so funny.” She turns around and gets a huge shock in her life as there she sees the supernatural villain Prioress (Adina Porter). Prioress’s brother is killed by KJ in the first episode itself for self-defense and protection when he tries molesting and humiliating her after their arrival in this dystopian world.

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Sofia Rosinsky as Mac and Fina Strazza as KJ in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

Will the girls be able to uncover Prioress's real intentions?

Here Mac tells KJ how she is feeling so tired because of all of this. She also shares how she only wants to just go back home into their world back and sleep on her shitty bed at home and also maybe have a smoke as well. She asks Prioress (Adina Porter) that will they all be able to forget all of this from their memory. Here KJ is warning Mac not to listen to that female but she is not ready to hear that. Then Prioress promises them both that they both would be at their homes in no time and before that someone wants to meet them.

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Fina Strazza as KJ and Sofia Rosinsky as Mac in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

There they both meet a curly-haired guy who tells them all how things happen for a reason and taking an example of Mac’s Walkman, he explains to them that the timeline between past and present is just like a delicate cassette that records music and sounds but if the sounds are recorded over and over again and sometimes unknowingly wrong ones, then the cassette quality degrades and in the same way here the timeline has been damaged completely because of both the girls and the world is going to end as an apocalypse is going to happen there. This news reveal makes both KJ and Mac really scared and tense. Then even Prioress shows her real colors and removes her gun and tries making them both captive but it fails badly. At that moment Larry (Nate Corddry) comes into the picture to rescue them both. He removes his gun and aims it at Prioress and a curly-haired guy who also tried acting smart a few minutes back by wanting to kill both Mac and KJ. Both these villains got scared and drop their guns. Then Larry tells them both to go away from there and the girls run. Ultimately the large dinosaur ends up eating Larry who saves the girls but loses his life.

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Nate Corddry as Larry in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

 

After Larry’s loss, all girls share how he didn’t deserve this at all. They all go into Mac’s house and lock themselves there. Here Prioress is mad with rage and wants to kill all girls so that then she can rule on this earth and create a reign of terror and damaged timelines. She wants to remove all girls from her path as she knows these girls will save themselves and also the Earth. She comes outside Mac’s house and gives them the warning to come out else there’ll be worse consequences. But girls are no more easily naive to listen to her this time. Prioress (Adina Porter) has a change of heart and decides to let them all live peacefully in their world. She is no more thirsty for taking her brother’s death revenge from the girls collectively.

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Adina Porter as Prioress in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

 

The girls then go outside and Prioress takes them all to her spaceship. The girls are all amazed looking at the technology and other things. Then Prioress tells them about how the future can be what they all can imagine it to be. She ends up trying to save the girls and in the end, we see out of all four girls, only KJ and Mac go into the time-travel ship that takes them back to their ear whilst Erin and Tiffany are left behind as they chose to save Prioress from dying. They both cry a lot. On the flip side, we see the curly-haired guy and his army of villains coming inside the spaceship to attack the girls and it’s a nail-biting tension of whether Erin and Tiffany are able to save themselves or not. Ultimately, the girls successfully escape from there effectively thwarting the villain and his army’s plan to kill them. He shouts and asks Prioress why she did that and on this, she mentioned how that young girl is Dr. Quilkin in the future. Prioress ends up dying.  All girls end up saving themselves but ultimately the ending is open-ended which leaves a question and possible idea for a second season as Erin and Tiffany land from their capsule into their era but see something different like a movie going on in a drive-through and many cars outside. People there are taking popcorn to watch the movie. At that moment Erin says, ‘Holy shit’ and Tiffany also feels the same. Another possible story for season two could be where are KJ and Mac exactly since all the four girls got separated from each other.

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Adina Porter as Prioress in 'Paper Girls' Episode 8 (Amazon Prime Video)

‘Paper Girls’ is currently streaming all eight episodes on Amazon Prime.

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