Entertainment The 'Made for Love' creators promise a 'very clear resolution' for Hazel on the season finale: 'It will really make you think'
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- The final two episodes of HBO Max's "Made For Love" will hit the streaming platform on Thursday.
- Showrunner Christina Lee told Insider there will be a "very clear resolution" for Hazel Green.
- Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for season one of "Made For Love."
After tech mogul Byron Gogol () implants a surveillance microchip into his wife Hazel Green's brain without her consent on HBO Max's "Made For Love," she flees their secluded hub and escapes to the desert.
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Newly freed from a suffocating marriage and unsure where to hide, Hazel () retreats back to her run-down hometown to stay with her father Herbert (Ray Romano), whom she hasn't seen or communicated with in a decade.
So begins a horrific (and at times twistedly hilarious) game of cat and mouse - which is building up to a thought-provoking ending, the show's creators told Insider.
Byron can see, hear, and feel everything that Hazel does, all thanks to the pesky piece of technology in her brain that's valued at roughly $1 billion. However, he's insistent that his wife returns to the hub by her own volition.
By the end of episode six, which was released on April 8, Hazel has remained resistant to Byron and the hub's pull. She's also shown early signs of reestablishing a genuine father-daughter relationship with Herb for the first time since her mother's death.
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But even if Hazel discovers a method to safely remove the intrusive chip from her brain, will she ever really be free from Byron and his monstrous Gogol empire? Is it possible for her and Herb to let go of their past issues and forge a new relationship?
Christina Lee, the "Made For Love" showrunner and executive producer, told Insider that these questions will be answered in the season finale, which premieres on HBO Max on Thursday.
"We can, without any spoilers, say that there is a very clear resolution for Hazel in her relationships with both Herbert and Byron," she said.
Lee continued, "What we see at the end is her true choice and her agency and that she may or may not be free, but she is acting on her own choices."
Alissa Nutting, who executive produced the series and wrote the novel that inspired "Made For Love," said the finale involves memory erasure, a common trope found in science-fiction films and TV series.
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"Without any spoilers, I think the show and its themes really are in conversation with that idea in a lot of interesting ways," she told Insider.
While the finale may tie up loose ends and answer looming questions, the creators hinted that the resolution will also challenge its audience.
"It will really make you think a lot," Stephanie Laing, the director behind several "Made For Love" episodes, said during a recent interview with Insider.
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"We have no shortage of ideas on these characters and even some of the guest characters that we want to bring back," Lee said.
The "Made For Love" cast and crew formed a tight-knit bond while filming during the pandemic, which initially resulted in a production hiatus midway through shooting the first season. Returning to set after time apart brought the entire team closer together, Lee explained.
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"Not only did we fall in love with those characters so much due to the beautiful performances, but this cast and crew became such a family," she told Insider, adding, "That was partially due to the fact that we went through this incredibly strange year together. Just the opportunity to keep working together, we'll do it at any cost."
The first season of "Made For Love" expands from Nutting's 2017 novel of the same name. Many of the characters she introduced in her book have roles on the show, but there's still plenty of material the author would like to further flesh out for the small screen.
"Fiffany has such an interesting backstory and life," she said, referring to Noma Dumezweni's character. "I'm also really hoping we get to showcase some of that."
The season one finale of "Made for Love" debuts Thursday on HBO Max.
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