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Is Theodora Birch the Watcher? The Episode 7 Twist Explained

October 20, 2022

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for The Watcher*

The Watcher is the new true-crime drama to captivate Netflix viewers as it tells the story of the Brannock family who are plagued by threatening letters sent by an anonymous “Watcher.”

Almost everyone on the show is considered a suspect, and the family scratches their heads until the person they least expect, their private detective Theodora Birch, admits to being the mysterious Watcher.

But there’s more to Schuyler’s confession than meets the eye, which leaves the Brannocks wondering if she was really the Watcher after all.

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Schuyler admits to being the Watcher

In the seventh and final episode of The Watcher, the Brannocks’ closest ally in their investigation, Theodora Birch, is hospitalized as her cancer has worsened.

On her deathbed, Schuyler seemingly solves the mystery once and for all as she admits to being the anonymous person who sent the letters to 657 Boulevard.

She explains that she once owned the lavish home but was forced to sell it to pay for her cancer treatment. She says she was hoping to scare Dean and Nora into selling out because she found out her supposed ex-husband stray had been hiding millions of dollars.

Theodora confesses to writing the ominous letters but also creating elaborate tales, such as that of murderer John Graff, to further add to the house’s haunted past.

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Noma Dumezweni as Theodora Birch, Bobby Cannavale as Dean Brannock in The Watcher Episode 102The Observer © Netflix | Eric Liebowitz

Is Theodora really the Watcher?

No, Theodora isn’t really the Watcher.

In an effort to confirm Schuyler’s story, Dean asks his neighbor Mo if the private investigator ever lived at 657 Boulevard and she confirms that Schuyler never lived there.

At Schuyler’s funeral, her grieving daughter explains to Dean and Nora that her mother decided to admit to being the Watcher as an act of kindness.

Knowing that the case would probably never be solved, she wanted to give the family closure and so confessed to being the Observer to get them out of their misery.

However, with Theodora’s false confession and subsequent death, the trail of the Observer’s true identity grows cold and by the end of the series the family is no longer aware of the sender of the letters. anonymous.

Noma Dumezweni as Theodora Birch in The Watcher Episode 107The Observer © Netflix

Was the real Watcher ever found?

No, the actual observer has never been identified.

Just like in the Netflix series, the 657 Boulevard affair remains unsolved to this day.

To end their ordeal, the real Broaddus family, on which the Brannocks are based, sold the house in 2019 for a reported loss of $400,000.

Marie Claire reports that the current owners of 657 Boulevard have not received any letters from the Watcher since the Broaddus family sold the property in 2019.

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The Watcher is available to stream now on netflix after its release on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

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