'The Hater' Ending Explained: Tomasz gets vengeance with [spoiler's] death, will that end his menace?
Although ‘The Hater’ doesn’t end with a cliffhanger, towards the end, it shows Tomasz blackmail Beata when she reveals to him that she’s aware of his involvement in the mass shooting
With the story of a dishonest law student turned devious PR agent, Netflix’s latest Polish thriller drama 'The Hater' makes for a compelling watch. Besides the anti-hero’s dark characteristics, it is his intentions with fellow humans and society that aces at boggling your mind. Perhaps, this could also be the reason why we can’t stop wondering what direction would Tomasz Giemza (Maciej Musialowski) head towards despite achieving his ultimate goal.
When Tomasz realizes that his only chance at being with Gabi Krasucka (Vanessa Aleksander) was snatched away by her parents Mr and Mrs Krasucka, who have also started to despise him, the young man decides to use his professional skills to wreak vengeance on the family that disowned him.
After impressing his boss Beata (Agata Kulesza) with his "yellow hands" social media trend that causes the fall of a fitness instructor as demanded by their client, Tomasz is asked to take up the case of politician Pawel Rudnicki (Maciej Stuhr). While his job requires him to jeopardize Rudnicki’s position to serve the interest of his opposition, Tomasz approaches the situation quite differently, mainly to cater to his desperation to get back at Krasuckas.
In the chase to prove his abilities to the parents of the love of his life and win the praise of his boss Beata, Tomasz enters the realm of the dark web to enlist the help of a gamer known by the handle Guzek, also a far-right activist. Guzek’s blog is filled with hate messages for non-Christians and Rudnicki for supporting refugees and this serves as the perfect opportunity for Tomasz to execute his highly dangerous plan, keeping his identity hidden.
As days pass, Tomasz’s plan starts to play out perfectly as he finds a place for himself in Rudnicki’s party as a volunteer, thus getting access to the most confidential information regarding the campaign and using the same to propel Guzek. However, Tomasz, who is driven more by his wrath for the Krasuckas, chooses to not tell Beata about his inner workings with Guzek.
Tomasz works yet another plan to convince Rudnicki to organize a meeting of his support committee only days before the elections to materialize his evil plan. When everybody gathers at the event, including Gabi’s entire family, Guzek breaks in and starts to open fire, killing Gabi’s sister Natalie and Rudnicki. However, instead of helping Guzek escape before the cops intervene as per the original plan, Tomasz himself takes him down and then surrenders him to the police. Being the cunning human that he is, Tomasz uses this opportunity to come across as a hero who saved many by a mass murderer along with winning Gabi’s family’s trust back.
Although ‘The Hater’ doesn't end with a cliffhanger, towards the end, it shows Tomasz blackmail Beata when she reveals to him that she’s aware of his involvement in the mass shooting. This is when you start to wonder if there’s anything that could ever stop Tomasz’s villainous streak despite him getting everything he once yearned for. It further makes you think about the influence the dark web and social media have had on Tomasz, providing him with the power to cause more destruction.
It seems like Gabi’s return alone wasn’t enough to put an end to his menace, as he has grown into a full-grown criminal, who feels no remorse and seeks sadistic pleasure from else’s loss. 'The Hater' will be available to stream on Netflix from July 29.