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6 Burning Questions We Have For Severance Season 2

Severance season 1 ended on a massive cliffhanger leaving fans with their jaws on the floor. Here are 6 burning questions we have for Severance season 2.

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6 Questions We Have For Severance Season 2

AppleTV+ has been on a hot streak in recent months with the content it’s delivering to viewers (that best picture Oscar should be enough proof), but nothing could prepare people for Severance. The original show, created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, focuses on a group of employees who have been severed, meaning they don’t remember anything from work in their personal life and vice versa. Though the concept seems attractive to some, we see how much the employees suffer from not knowing anything about their real selves and how they feel trapped.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Severance Season 1!

These employees, or innies as they’re called, revolt and get a taste of their real selves at the end of season one. Just like everything we’ve seen with the rest of the show, the final episode was full of drama and shocking revelations, but also a number of questions that we’re dying to have answered. Thankfully, the show has been renewed for a second season. The only problem is now we just have to wait until new episodes drop.

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What will happen to the awakened innies?

The season finale of Severance was all about Mark (Adam Scott), Helly (Britt Lower) and Irving’s (John Turturro) innies waking up in the “real world.” Unfortunately, some of them got caught in the act, thanks to the way Mark addressed Ms. Cobel (Patricia Arquette). Milchick (Tramell Tillman) also caught wind that Dylan (Zach Cherry) was the one who temporarily turned on the switches. Will anyone hear these innies out, especially since they revealed some information to the people around them, or will they face a brutal break room session (or something even worse)?

How is Gemma/Ms. Casey still alive?

One of the biggest surprises from the first season was the revelation that not only is Gemma (Dichen Lachman), Mark’s wife, still very much alive, but also that she’s Ms. Casey from Lumon. How is any of that possible? Was she brought back from the dead, or cloned, after she was in the car accident? Was there ever even a car accident to begin with? Another added mystery is that Ms. Casey announced it was going to be her last day at Lumon. We can’t help but wonder what happens to her next.

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What’s going to happen with Helly?

Another revelation brought to our attention at the end of the first season of Severance was that Helly is an Eagan, the family who owns Lumon. During that same episode, she was set to deliver a speech about undergoing the severance procedure and how great it is, but her innie woke up during that moment. She told the crowd that all the innies are miserable, but shortly after her outie was woken up again. What will the consequences be from her family now? And will her words lead to any changes?

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How does Irving’s outie know about the testing floor?

Throughout the series, Irving experienced hellish hallucinations where he saw black goo leaking from his office ceiling. It turns out it was black paint. When his innie woke up, we saw that his outie has been painting the elevator to the testing floor nonstop. Of course, there’s no way his outie would know about anything happening at Lumon, but it seems like something from his subconscious trickled into his world. Maybe he saw something he shouldn’t have, or perhaps Irving himself was sent to the testing floor and had horrible things done to him.

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What does anyone actually do at Lumon?

Even though we’ve spent so much time at Lumon, we still don’t know what anyone actually does. Our heroes in the Macrodata Refinement division look for numbers that look “scary,” but what do these numbers refer to? And once they find them and they’re sucked away on their computer screen, what happens then? It’s also not clear what Burt (Christopher Walken) does in the Optics and Design department, or why there are baby goats in another wing of the building.

Who is part of the board?

Among the many mysteries with Lumon is the board. We’ve never seen the members, and we’ve only heard one sinister voice say, “Yes.” Though we may not know who is on the board, the way that they shake Cobel is enough to terrify us too.

Hopefully fans won’t have to wait too long until these burning questions for Severance season 2 are answered. At the time of this article, no release date has been revealed.

NEXT: Severance Season 1 Review

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About Severance

From Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson, Severance centers around Mark Scout (Adam Scott), a leader of a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives.

This experiment in ‘work-life balance’ is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.

Severance features Adam Scott, who stars alongside Academy-Award winner Patricia Arquette, Emmy-winner John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.

Severance streams on Apple TV+.