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The Journalist (2022) season 1, episode 6 recap – finale and ending explained

January 4, 2023

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This recap of Netflix’s The Journalist (2022) season 1, episode 6 – the finale and ending explained – contains spoilers.

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We expected the final episode to be emotional, and it delivered. The journalist manages to find the root cause of the problem and the emotions surrounding this series.

The Journalist (2022) season 1, episode 6 recap – finale and ending explained

At the start of episode 6, Ms. Matsuda meets Murakami (from CIRO) in Kohei’s hospital room, which is a great jumping off point for the finale – Kohei brought up the whistleblower complaint about the AI ​​grants, and Mr. Toyoda closed it. Murakami reveals that Mr. Toyoda tried to bury everything. Murakami wants to bring Mr. Toyoda down, so Matsuda demands his testimony. This is vitally important as we reach the final; reporter need inside smoking gun.

And then the finale cuts to Mayumi wanting Matsuda to meet someone; they meet Mr. Mouri, former head of the finance department, who immediately tells the two women to leave him alone. Mayumi wants to know the reasons behind the change in the documents, which ultimately led to her husband committing suicide. They ask for his testimony and Mr. Mouri admits to having given orders. This series once again sheds light on how a well-oiled system works. It’s all about hierarchy and power. There is always someone higher.

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Murakami angrily confronts Mr. Toyoda about his decisions and how it causes the lower people in society to suffer. Mr Toyoda claims that Kohei himself withdrew the whistleblower’s complaint because it would have harmed his colleagues. What Mr. Toyoda doesn’t know is that Murakami recorded the entire conversation.

With Matsuda’s help, Ryo meets Murakami as he adjusts to the life of journalism – he has one last request for the man; he admits he doesn’t blame Murakami for his uncle’s death and asks why he became a bureaucrat. Murakami claims he has nothing to say to him, but Ryo remains optimistic and asks the man if he would like to change things up with him.

The end

The next day, Matsuda receives a transcript of the new finance investigation regarding the grants, written by Kohei. Murakami also sent the recording of his angry confrontation with Mr. Toyoda, and another news report follows, detailing further government corruption. The end is night.

At the end of the episode, Matsudo, the journalism veteran, thanks rookie Ryo for his help. The episode ends with a sense of hope that they can fight for a better political system.

Additional Points

  • Ryo spends time with Mayu, who is having trouble looking for a job. A job offer she had was rescinded due to an impending pandemic. Ryo asks Mayu if he can write an article about her.

What did you think of season 1, episode 6 (finale) and the end of Netflix’s The Journalist (2022)? Comments below.

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