‘Lady Voyeur’ Ending, Explained: What Happened To Diana And Zoe? Who Is The Father Of Miranda’s Child?

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You know the times when you try so hard to make something good but get exhausted midway because nobody seems to care, and it won’t matter at the end anyway? That is what we believe the writer of Netflix series “Lady Voyeur” must have felt while writing the script. We can see that there was an intention for an elaborate plot with building intrigue that would end with a big reveal. But the intention did not meet the execution. What we got was a storyline with vital points going unexplained and just about anything happening without any rhyme or reason. Each and every plotline of “Lady Voyeur” series might have worked if it had been incorporated or explained better, and we mean that for the incestuous one as well. But when the writers decided to forgo that part of the story-building, they all just became random elements that left a bad taste in our mouths. Also, having a protagonist with a monotonous expression and no personality did not help their case. We don’t have a single reason to like this series, but since we spent close to 8 hours watching it, here is our summary and the accompanying opinions. 

Spoilers Ahead


The Mystery Of Cleo’s Disappearance

So, Miranda works as a hacker who likes to spy on her neighbor all the time. Her best friend Rita catches up with her once in a while regarding everything that is happening in her life and with the ‘hot neighbor’. Clearly, Miranda’s hacking is not very ethical. There are hints of a traumatic past that gradually unfold throughout the ten episodes, but right now, we see a woman who has willingly shut herself off from the world and is living vicariously through her more exciting neighbor. We also get to know that she has a grandmother in a nursing home who is suffering from Huntington’s disease. It causes a person’s functional and cognitive abilities to deteriorate gradually. Since it can be inherited, the doctor keeps telling Miranda to get herself tested, but she is extremely reluctant. However, knowing that she is at risk, she makes a habit of recording her thoughts and day-to-day activities so that she stays in charge of her own life. Can we just say that it would have been so exciting if the storyline had incorporated those recordings into the plot instead of them being just one of the many inconsequential things that end up not really meaning anything? “Lady Voyeur” series had all the elements of being crisp and connected, but it left some loose ends.

Either way, Cleo is leaving for a few days to be with a client, and she asks her voyeuristic neighbor to keep a watch on her dog. Miranda happily agrees, and since she has no boundaries, while she is waiting at Cleo’s house, she dresses up like her and uses all her makeup. At that precise moment, the bell rings, and it is Cleo’s client from before, whom Miranda had thought to be very attractive. Apparently, her opinion hasn’t changed, and she gives in to him. After he leaves, another one of Cleo’s clients arrives, but Miranda says no to him. He doesn’t listen and tries to force her when the guy from before comes back and protects her. In the scuffle that follows, Miranda accidentally ends up killing him. The guy, Fernando, helps her cover it up, and when they get talking, he tells her that this is not the first murder he has helped hide. Years earlier, he had been an accomplice to his brother-in-law, Heitor, and helped him cover up the death of Bernardo. Fernando tells Miranda that he suspects Heitor of running a trafficking ring, and he wants her help to bring him to justice. Miranda listens to this and just… agrees? She doesn’t ask him why he hasn’t gone to the police, nor does she ask him if he has any proof of this. He says it, and she believes it. The writers gave the character plenty of curiosity but zero common sense. As for Heitor, he has just found out that his daughter Luisa is not his biological child. Also, his wife is aware that he has been cheating, and their marriage is precariously close to ruining. To give an idea of the family, Diana is Fernando’s sister, he is adopted, and Vitoria is their mother. He also has an ex-wife by the name of Zoe, who causes some irrelevant disturbance once in a while.

Now, Miranda has started working for Heitor, and he is very impressed by her, though he doesn’t trust her completely due to her relationship with Fernando. While she is investigating him covertly, she receives a video from Cleo, who is completely panicking and telling her to go to a masquerade party without telling anyone to help her. Again, not to be unkind, but Miranda is so stupid. Just because Cleo says so, she goes to the party without informing the police? She suspected Cleo to be in some mortal danger. Did she really think she could rescue her all by herself? Either way, she goes to the party and finds Heitor with a woman. Unknown to her, he is investigating Luisa’s biological father, and the woman has given him a piece of paper with Bernando’s name on it. But Miranda runs into some trouble of her own when she is drugged. She doesn’t know what happened to her, but she wakes up with rope marks all over her hands and legs and a dead Diana floating in the pool. Panicked, she runs out of the house, which clearly belongs to Heitor. Later, she finds pictures of Cleo on Heitor’s laptop, showing her bound and beaten, which make her think that she is likely dead, maybe at the hands of Heitor.


Investigation Of Diana’s Death

There is the introduction of a new character, Inspector Ines, while the investigation of Diana’s murder commences. While we are glad that a police officer has finally entered the scene, Miranda seems to be doing a better job with the investigation. She finds messages between Diana and another woman named Christina, making her and Fernando believe that she might have a lover. However, tracking down the woman reveals that she isn’t Diana’s lover but her mother. Diana was adopted, and this news infuriates Fernando. He confronts Vitoria for hiding this for so long and making him feel like he did not deserve the life he had. Turns out, he had liked Vitoria more than as a sister. Trust us when we say that we are not against this subplot, but the introduction of it was just so cringeworthy. Anyway, Miranda uncovered another video from 13 years ago that shows that it was actually Diana who had killed Bernardo and not Heitor, as he had blamed himself all these years. Heitor had ended his relationship with Helena, Bernardo’s sister, after his death, as he felt responsible. But the moment he knows he is not guilty, he gets back together with her. When Vitoria catches on to it, she warns her to stay away from her family, as Helena was also caught having illicit relations with Vitoria’s husband. That is the end of Helena’s relevance to the series. She makes an appearance once in a while, but there is no consequence to it. Another subplot is left hanging. We believe the purpose of her character was to include another intimate scene and nothing else because that is how it has been written. Honestly, everything that follows is a bit of a mess. Let us just say that Cleo makes a reappearance, and Miranda is shocked, though not sufficiently, that she is alive. She tells Miranda that she was sold at an auction and brought by Heitor, who had used her to satisfy his darker inclinations. She warns her against getting more involved with Fernando and Heitor.

While that is going on, Zoe is murdered. There are a lot of suspicions cast on Heitor, though there is no real evidence. Meanwhile, we uncover the roots of Miranda’s trauma. She had been in an abusive household as a child and had been a helpless bystander to the atrocities committed by her mother and sister. Her mother had died when the man, Fabio, tried to force her, and since then, Gabriela, her sister, has blamed her for their mother’s death. Their grandmother had made Gabriela leave the house soon after, and Miranda hadn’t seen her since. Her grandmother, in one of her delusional states, tells Miranda, thinking her to be her sister, that it was her fault for turning her away and not to blame Miranda for it. Meanwhile, Luisa is in some trouble of her own. A person on the internet had been threatening her with pictures of her. Miranda helps track down that person, who turns out to be their doorman. While he is being questioned, his son steps forward and claims to be the culprit. But it is clear soon enough that he was just lying to protect his father. Once that is sorted out, he and Luisa get together. Again, we are not against this subplot, but it should have had some relevance to the main storyline. And while everyone keeps saying that Heitor is manipulative and dangerous, as the audience, we have yet to see him do something shady to buy into the intrigue. To top it all off, we see the most ridiculous twist in the tale, which is that Cleo is Vitoria’s long-lost daughter. Apparently, she was a love child, born out of wedlock, and Vitoria has only now reconnected with her. We are not against limited series having soap opera qualities, but we still expect them to be better written. The only good thing about the series so far is the love story of Rafael and Rita. They should have had more screen time instead of all the meaningless and uninteresting distractions that the series is sprinkled with. To put some more things in their proper place, Paulo is Miranda’s new neighbor; Rita has a stalker named Otto, who is also called Lorenzo, and he is somehow connected with Vitoria. Meanwhile, there is news of another party similar to the one Miranda attended, and she believes that going there would help bring some justice to the mess. The police advise her against it, but our protagonist’s journey depends on her capability of being stupid, so she goes anyway, just to get drugged once again and put up as an item for the auction. Lucky for her, Heitor saves her just in time, but it is revealed that the person running the racket is Vitoria. But this reveal is only for the audience.


‘Lady Voyeur’ Ending Explained: Who Killed Diana And Zoe? Who Is The Father Of Miranda’s Child?

Throughout the ten episodes of “Lady Voyeur,” the storyline has switched between the past and the present, where in the latter, Miranda has been kidnapped and is struggling to escape. It’s been found that she is pregnant, and someone is trying to kill her baby. While she manages to escape once or twice, we see that it doesn’t last very long, with her being buried alive one time and being caught the next time again. Her captor is Otto, who is killed by Paulo before he takes her away again. It is in the final episode that it turns out that the real mastermind behind everything was Cleo, aka Gabriela, Miranda’s long-lost sister. She has her right where she wants her, tied and bound to a chair in their childhood home, and she is ready to take her revenge.

Meanwhile, following the death of Rita, Rafael is looking for her killer. From the scene of Otto’s death, he finds out about Paulo and tracks him down. We would just like to ask once again what the police are doing. They were right with Rafael when the evidence was being presented, yet he had the freedom to act as a vigilante? Anyway, he finds Paulo and tortures the answers he wants out of him. He comes to know about Cleo and that she has Miranda hostage in their childhood home. Back to her, Cleo tells her how the real voyeur all along wasn’t Miranda but her. She knew that Miranda would spy on her, and she just made use of that. It seems a little far-fetched, but okay. Anyway, it was all a set-up laid by her and Fernando for their mutual goals, right from the man who Miranda thought she had killed to the first party. Does the series really want us to believe that Gabriela sexually abused an unconscious Miranda before trying to frame her for Diana’s death? The real murderer was Fernando. He had come to know that Luisa was his daughter, and he had been infuriated that Diana was not in love with him. In a fit of rage, he drowned her. Diana had killed Bernardo because she had come to know that he was homosexual, and she did not want to be in a marriage of convenience with him. He had also caught her and Fernando having illicit relations. The best way to silence him was to kill him, and years later, she met the exact same fate as him. Fernando had also murdered Zoe when she tried asking him for more money. It was just a way of removing the thorns from his side. Gabriela’s hands weren’t that clean either. She was the one who killed their grandmother. She asks Miranda whether she knows who the father of her child is. Miranda is confused because she had spent the night with Heitor after he had comforted her after her grandmother’s demise. But the child could also be Fernando’s. Everything that Gabriela and Fernando had done was for the destruction of Miranda and Heitor. But Fernando was dead; he had died in a scuffle with Heitor, and that just left Cleo. As the two of them struggle, Cleo is also shot dead.

Finally safe, Miranda is left to pick up the pieces of her life. She gets back together with Heitor. It is naturally assumed that the child is his. Shouldn’t she take a DNA test if she was confused? Either way, she at least accepts the diagnosis for her likelihood of having Huntington’s disease, and the probability of her getting it is 97%. But Miranda has decided to live her life without fear, so she stops making her recordings as well. The series does not make sense to us, but okay. At least it ends with her riding her bicycle into the sunset.


Final Thoughts: What Doesn’t Work For ‘Lady Voyeur’ Netflix Series?

Absolutely nothing works for the series. We really felt like we were watching a soap opera gone wrong. Why on earth was Miranda with Heitor when she believed that she was in love with Fernando? Whatever happened to Helena? How did Vitoria manage to do everything she did? And since when did Diana love Heitor if she was so in love with Bernardo? While we get that Heitor is supposed to be the good guy, he has no personality, just like Miranda, and is just letting things happen around him. How can protagonists take on such a purely reactive role? We still believe “Lady Voyeur” had the potential to at least be average, but it fell into the wrong hands and became just a waste of time. Netflix needs to tighten its quality control department. We won’t recommend this show to anyone and hope that nobody ever discovers it and goes through what we did.


“Lady Voyeur” is a 2022 Drama Thriller series streaming on Netflix.

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Divya Malladi
Divya Malladi
Divya spends way more time on Netflix and regrets most of what she watches. Hence she has too many opinions that she tries to put to productive spin through her writings. Her New Year resolution is to know that her opinions are validated.

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