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Shahmaran season 1 ending explained – what does it mean that Sahsu and Maran are together?

January 21, 2023

Shahmaran season 1 ending explained – what does it mean that Sahsu and Maran are together? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

This article contains major spoilers for Shahmaran Season 1 Episode 8, “The Serpent Within Me,” and an open discussion about the Shahmaran Season 1 ending.

Netflix’s Turkish Drama Shahmaran has a lot continues, tying together multiple genres with complicated mythology across eight lengthy episodes, the latest of which, “The Snake Inside Me,” has a lot to answer to resolve long-standing questions and mysteries. So let’s do our best to decompress, deduce the meaning of everything and figure out what exactly was going on.

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Basically, the plot revolves around what is essentially a love affair between Sahsu, a Ph.D. candidate from Istanbul who accepts a temporary job as a guest lecturer in Adana, and Maran, the neighbor of his grandfather Davut whose family believes Sahsu is part and parcel of a catastrophic prophecy. It’s worth mentioning at this point, out of the gate, that Maran and his family, including his father Ural and his sisters, are all basilisks, part human and part snake.

Shortly after Sahsu arrives, the omens begin as you cannot have a good prophecy without them. There are visions, mysterious fires at cultural festivals, bizarre group suicides in the ruins of a castle, a guy whispering and staring in a hoodie, and poisonous snakes everywhere — so, you know, the usual. Sahsu is the “chosen one”, and Maran must weigh his attraction/love for her against his obligations under the prophecy.

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Oh, there’s also a woman confined to the aforementioned Anavarza Castle well, which is never a good sign.

So most of the drama in the series revolves around these things: Sahsu and Maran’s possibly misguided relationship and their growing connection, the weird things that happen because of it, and the lingering question of whether their love can circumvent the preordained path of fate or bad actors with a vested interest in seeing the prophecy not come to pass. Sahsu and Maran are meant to be together, but that’s rarely a good starting point for a relationship, especially if half of the couple has no clue about the details. This is how Maran’s revelation of his Basilisk nature works in the context of a romance; Sahsu assumes he pretended to like her because he feels he has to and must decipher if their connection is really genuine or not.

Maran also doesn’t like his role in all of this. He doesn’t like the idea of ​​prophecy in the first place and has never taken much importance in preserving an uneasy peace between humans and basilisks. Thus, his own arc mirrors Sahsu’s – in realizing the authenticity of their connection, he fulfills and understands his own important responsibilities.

Shahmaran Season 1 Ending Explained

Incidentally, the prophecy is about the rebirth of the titular Shahmaran, a process that requires a basilisk and a chosen human to “love each other unto death,” which is hardly a tantalizing proposition. This too – the prophecies, the man – requires a sacrifice of the human which involves a journey to the underworld. Shahmaran is a pure rendition of the despised woman driven to death by her lover, Camsap, in an act of betrayal. The woman in the well of Anavarza Castle is Shahmaran’s sister, Lilith, who is obsessed with revenge against humanity for her sister’s fate. She was confined there by Shahmaran, who does not hold much grudge even when she was the wronged party, and the same union that is prophesied to bring about her rebirth is the same that will prevent Lilith from taking revenge.

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A white snake after Sahsu and Maran reunite indicates that by fulfilling the prophecy, Lilith was defeated. Either she became that snake or the snake will eradicate her since he was not one of the snakes she lived with in the well.

It is also revealed that Davut is Camsap, Shahmaran’s guilt-ridden former partner/traitor, made immortal by consuming Shahmaran’s tail and forced to live forever despite wishing for his own death. He lived a solitary life as Davut to simmer in his guilt. Fulfilling the prophecy can finally release him from his torment and allow him to embrace death after a lifetime of suffering for his mistakes.

You can stream Shahmaran Season 1 Episode 8 exclusively on Netflix. What did you think of Shahmaran season 1 ending? Let us know in the comments.

Further reading:

  • Will there be a season 2 of Shahmaran?

Shahmaran season 1 ending explained – what does it mean that Sahsu and Maran are together? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.