“I Am Not Okay With This” was released back in February 2020, when the world was just starting to get a whim of the Pandemic. The show had managed to grab the attention of the viewers quite immediately after its release. The reason was the different vibe of the superpower movies. This was something that viewers did not expect from it. Netflix introduced another teenage, coming of the age, superhero-type series. However, the ending of the show was left on a cliffhanger, and people had a lot of opinions regarding the ending. In this article, you will have The Ending of ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Explained.
Not many people know this, but “I Am Not Okay With This” is inspired by the comic book of the same name, written by Charles Forsman. The cliffhangers would not have worried the people so much if not the series was canceled by Netflix back in August 2020. They had canceled the show as the Pandemic was still growing then. Now that the people revisit the show, everyone tries to come up with theories about how the show would have ended.
“I Am Not Okay With This” Plot
Before we delve into the ending of the show, let us recap the plot. The show starts with Sydney, a teenager in high school. Like the usual teenager, filled with angst and scorning at the unfairness of the world. However, our protagonist has more than just regular angst. Her father had committed suicide when she was just 16. According to her therapist, she has not even started the process of grieving. She is just angry at her father for leaving her like that. She has to care for the family while her mother goes off to work to support everyone. One day, she discovers that she has superpowers and can destroy things.
The first victim of the power is her pet hamster. She accidentally kills him. The first one she tells this to is Stance, he is one of the closest friends who is a comfortable place for her. Her best friend is Dina, for whom she secretly harbors feelings. However, Dina is in a relationship with Brad. One night, both Sydney and Dina have a slightly romantic encounter, yet the next day Dina acts as nothing happened. Soon enough, Sydney finds out that Brad is cheating on Dina, and she informs that to her best friend. Dina becomes heartbroken, Brad gets furious. He finds out Sydney’s diary and takes that to the Homecoming Dance.
In the Dance, Stance confesses to Sydney about his feelings and gets friend-zoned. Meanwhile, Brad starts reading out the diary in front of the whole school. He exposes Sydney about her romantic feelings towards Dina. However, just before he could reach her superpowers portion, somehow Brad bursts, and his blood splatters all over the floor. Sydney flees from the scene and reaches a tower deep in the forest. There, she meets a mysterious man who was shown to be following around throughout the show. This man seems to be on the verge of telling her about something when the scene cuts off.
The first question that the viewers have is who was the man, and how did Sydney get her superpowers. Was it something inherited from her father? What is going to happen next to her? Unfortunately, with the cancellation of the show, these questions could not be answered. However, the makers of the show in an interview had said that the show would be modeled off Stranger Things. This was not much of a surprise as they have the same productions team as Stranger Things. Many fans have theorized that perhaps Sydney would be taken to some sort of institution where people like her are trained to save the world from any sort of villains. The first series was quite familiar to the origin story of a superhero.
However, if one was to follow the comic book, they would find that it is a lot different from the show. The ending on the comic book also ends depressingly. In the comic book, Sydney does not get the proper guidance like in a typical superhero movie to fight huge villains. In the end, she gets tired of trying to work through her powers, trying to protect people from herself, and finally decides to end her life. The man that has been shown in the series throughout is portrayed like a ghost-like appearance in the show. Hence, we just have to stay with the comic book ending until Netflix decides to take it up again.