Image of George Rexstrew as Edwin and Jayden Revri as Charles in a scene from Netflix's 'Dead Boy Detectives.' Edwin is a white, teenage boy with short, dark hair wearing a grey pin-striped suit, a white buttondown with a wide collar, and a bowtie who's seated behind a desk with a serious expression. Charles stands beside him with his arms folded. He's a mixed-race white and Indian teenage boy with short, wavy dark hair wearing a maroon polo shirt, a gold chain, and black pants. He's smirking.

‘Dead Boy Detectives’ Ending Explained

The Sandman spinoff Dead Boy Detectives has left an indelible mark on fans, with its young adult setting and portrayal of paranormal fantasy adventures doing the trick.

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The series premiered on April 25 on Netflix, with all the episodes being released at once, as is the norm on the streaming giant. The show ends in a fast-paced manner, leaving a lot of questions unanswered and cliffhangers galore, confusing audiences. On that note, we have tried our best to break down the season finale for the fans!

*Warning: Spoilers for Dead Boy Detectives season 1 ahead.*

One of the major events in the final episode is Niko’s (alleged) death, which occurs after she jumps in front of Crystal when Esther fires a spell at her with the intention of killing her. The quartet of Crystal, Charles, Edwin, and Jenny mourn their friend’s loss after Crystal manages to defeat Esther. At that point, it does seem like it’s the end for Niko’s character, until the final scene in the show depicts a mysterious figure hiding inside an igloo, surrounded by Niko’s sprites. It doesn’t say anything but extends its hand, which has the bear charm on it, which was given to Niko by Tragic Mick before her and Crystal’s showdown with Esther. While this doesn’t necessarily confirm her appearance in season 2, it also gives fans hope that the showrunners might be able to resurrect the character.

On the other hand, Charles and Edwin are allowed to continue their work as Dead Boy Detectives after The Principal arrives at the conclusion that their intentions are genuine and similar to what the Lost & Found department is doing. She also instructs the Night Nurse to chaperone them in their efforts. Meanwhile, following her ordeal with Esther, Crystal is invited by the boys to join their agency in an official capacity.

The show has left a few plot lines open-ended, paving the way for a second season.

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