The finale of Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel was on point and managed to shock the viewers fantastically!
The first three episodes of the series unpacked several mysterious information that was related to the disappearance of Elisa Lam. The series is based on the deadly hotel Cecil situated in Downtown Los Angeles. The final episode of the Netflix series concluded the murder mystery with an unsatisfying explanation. In the previous episodes, it had only provided conspiracy theories that revolved around the disappearance and the eventual murder of Elisa Lam.
It was a bit annoying to find that the series was self-aware of the mystery surrounding the hotel and the public’s interest regarding it. There were infinite possibilities but—to our utter dismay— it resorted to the most predictable and obvious explanation. The series counted in all the historical relevance that the hotel holds in the modern times.
What we can’t deny is the fact that the first three episodes were simply a stretch. It simply kept beating around the bush and went on a rampage of conspiracy theories. It could’ve easily concluded the story in the first episode or two at max. Basically, the constant delays kept testing our patience, due to which many would even argue that they lost interest.
The series is directed by Joe Berlinger, who also made another famous Netflix series called Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and “Crime Scene”. Both shows, on an individual level, cover a series of investigations that were unfolded in specific locations.
You will find a brief interaction of another crime series based on Richard Ramirez – The Night Stalker – who went on a murder spree in the Cecil Hotel. He murdered three sex workers at the hotel, for which he got convicted later on. This show is a valuable addition to the stories of violence stemming from LA – a place where the crime rate keeps increasing.
The fact that the autopsy of Elisa Lam came out so unexpected was enough to capture the attention of the viewers – but the makers had to test our patience and increase our frustration by delaying the finality of the case.
Despite the pace and the length of the series, this was worth a watch considering how intriguing the case is. It portrays how human behavior is so strange, how everyone is capable of monstrosity, and—ultimately— it all boils down to choice.
After the premier of the final episode of Cecil Hotel Netflix, social media went berserk as a lot of people were not aware of the actual case and they were shocked by the ending. The crime series validated the theories of many, as it supported the paranormal activity theory to a large degree.
Thus, if you’re interested in watching a true blue crime series – give it a go!
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