Warning: Full spoilers for Season 1 of Netflix’s The Society follow. You can read our spoiler-free review of The Society here.
While Netflix’s The Society most definitely has strong supernatural and metaphysical elements, the bulk of its first season revolves around a class of high school juniors and seniors trying to forge a way to survive inside an isolated small town with limited supplies.
Peppered within it though are little blips and clues about the teens’ crisis – particularly in the premiere and finale. It’s not like the kids don’t know that something bat*** has happened to them, it’s just that they have to devote a ton of time and energy to actually not dying (or not killing each other), and it tends to eat up a lot of their “mystery box” investigation time. After one trek into the freaky woods that now surrounds the town winds up with a girl – Emily (Chloë Levine) – dying, their core directive becomes “we need to freakin’ figure out how to govern ourselves.”
Source: IGN.com The Society Season Finale Explained: Where Are They?