‘The Thing About Pam‘ is a crime-drama series that actually covers all areas of truth as a recounting of Pam Hupp’s claimed sinister plots in the aftermath of her close friend Betsy Faria’s death. In other words, this NBC exclusive examines everything from her inconsistencies to her efforts to establish herself as innocent, as well as her lies and her role in a number of interconnected instances.
So, if you want to catch up on the events of the season finale and learn more about its conclusion, we’ve got you covered.
‘The Thing About Pam’ Episode 6 ‘She’s a Killer’ Recap
The ‘The Thing About Pam’ conclusion (episode 6) is named ‘She’s a Killer,’ and it starts off precisely where the last chapter left off to show how desperation may drive people to extremes.’ Pam Hupp sets her meticulously devised plan into motion after pledging to “get rid of” anyone who stand in her way in order to shift negative public, media, and legal attention away from herself.
The episode begins with a glimpse inside her preparations for the same, revealing not just her premeditated goal but also her obviously sick infatuation with crime fiction. Pam assumes the identity of ‘Dateline’ producer Cathy Singer once her family has left the house and everything else is in order. She knows this will allow her to approach strangers while also harming the latter’s reputation.
She then gathers the final few missing things before driving around town, hoping to entice someone into her home with a $1,000 offer to record a 911 call for the NBC show. Carol McAfee (also known as Carol Alford) is the first person she encounters, and despite her gut instinct that something is wrong, she gets into the vehicle.
Carol disobeys Pam’s orders not to carry anything and instead takes her phone and a knife for safety while indirectly obtaining information before inventing an excuse to get her to turn around. She really outsmarts Pam by contacting the authorities as soon as she’s alone at home to inform them of the bizarre encounter in full detail.
Pam, on the other hand, picks up Louis Gumpenberger, a mentally and physically disabled man, lures him into her home, and then calls 911, claiming self-defense before opening fire.
Pam’s motivation becomes evident when she brings up Russell “Russ” Faria, portraying him as a nasty guy who hired Louis to abduct her in exchange for the insurance money his late wife Betsy left in her name. Pam even puts $900 and a handwritten letter in his pocket for this purpose, only to have it backfire when the former is later tracked back to the banknotes in her possession via the sequence numbers. Furthermore, the officers in charge secure the murder scene properly, and after they learn who she is, they follow the legal process painstakingly.
Russ wasn’t in town at the time of the occurrence, and there’s no evidence linking him to Louis or the message found with his remains, clearing him for good. Pam is captured for the latter’s homicide, after which she appears to attempt suicide by stabbing herself in the neck and wrists with the tip of a pen.
Pam had initially pled not guilty, but in following court processes, rather than facing a jury trial, she enters an Alford guilty plea. Pam Hupp, in brief, maintains her innocence despite being found guilty and condemned to life in jail.
The Thing About Pam Episode 6 Season Finale Ending Explained
Pam Hupp has managed to retain her innocence for years by entering an Alford plea, which is a criminal plea in which a defendant does not confess guilt but only accepts that the evidence the prosecution has would likely lead to their conviction. Things changed a little in July 2021, as the jailbird (who was serving time for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with Louis’ killing) was also charged with Betsy Faria’s homicide, as the series shows. As a result, she is currently awaiting trial while detained in a state facility.
Russ Faria, Betsy’s former husband, has remarried Carol McAfee, whom he proposed to in October 2021 after at least three years together. Although neither of Betsy’s two daughters is in contact with Russ anymore, they each have their own happy little families to look after these days. Even Russ’ defence lawyers, Joel Schwartz and Nate Swanson, appear to have a happy ending, since they continue to be successful in their industry in Missouri.
On the other hand, former District Attorney Leah Askey has not only faced criticism for how she handled the Faria case, but she is now under investigation for prosecutorial misconduct. Despite this, she rejects any wrongdoing and maintains that she has no regrets for her past activities.
Pam’s husband, Mark Hupp, filed for divorce in September 2020, calling their marriage “irretrievably broken,” and he has since remarried.
— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) April 13, 2022