The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Series: Gripping Thriller

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The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

The Last Thing He Told Me, a limited mini-series, is a gripping thriller. It is based on a best-selling novel by Laura Dave and has the same title as this series.

Thus, it narrates the tale of a woman Hannah Hall (Jennifer Garner) searching for the truth about her husband Owen Michaels’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) sudden disappearance…at any cost. So, Hannah Hall along with her teenage stepdaughter Bailey Michaels (Angourie Rice) leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of the truth. Thus, it is about a husband’s lies.

Synopsis of The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

Hannah Hall (Jennifer Garner) is a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey Michaels (Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

Spoilers Free Review of The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

The basic storyline of the series

So, to continue with the story, the (step) Mother Hannah Hall (Jennifer Garner) and her (step) daughter Bailey Michaels (Angourie Rice) continue to search for the missing husband/father Owen Michaels (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in a motivated manner. They are not realizing that their search for the missing Owen Michaels is going to put their safety and lives at much greater risk.

Not sharing its spoilers, but you can check it below

Will they uncover the hidden truth behind Owen’s sudden disappearance? And what price both of them are willing to pay for their love and stubbornness?

We wish, that we could tell you more about its key plotlines, but then we would be giving away the spoilers (shared below) and ruining the suspense and mystery behind this thriller.

Hannah & Bailey in The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series
Hannah & Bailey in The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

Has a good ensemble cast

Jennifer Garner (as Hannah Hall) is once again in great form and carries the mini-series on her shoulders. She is backed by a tight plotline and good ensemble cast members – Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. But, if you wish to know more about the mystery and suspense-filled storyline, then please go ahead and read its spoiler shared below, which might give you a hint or two. Although, we must admit that we have not given every spoiler away. Okay. That is for your viewing pleasure.

The conclusion

However, we would only say that if you are a sucker for a good family-love story like us, then with only seven episodes in this limited series. It is perfect for watching, at least one time.

Ratings of this thrilling mini-series on Apple TV+

FM’s rating3.45/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date45% Tomatometer & 49% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes reviewsJennifer Garner’s sensitive performance brings some heart to the proceedings, but monotonous pacing and a glossy veneer keep this mystery from standing out from the pack.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Last Thing He Told Me.

Spoilers Alert – storyline & ending of this thrilling mini-series

Focus on the basic storyline of the show

The central plot of its suspense-filled tale

In the opening episodes of this show, we are informed that Owen Michaels is going to be arrested by the FBI for securities fraud in the company. Therefore, Owen vanishes into thin air. However, before disappearing, Owen leaves a secret note for his wife Hannah and teenage daughter Bailey. He requests Hannah to look after his daughter Bailey.

When Hannah searches for him, she learns that Owen Michaels does not exist in government records.

Still, Hannah and Bailey continue to dig for the truth.

Is the truth going to heal them or destroy them?

The ending of this show is explained below

The end

In the end, after Hannah and Bailey become aware of the truth behind the sudden disappearance of Owen, they heal and become closer, as step-mother and step-daughter. Also, Owen continues to stay away from both Hannah and Bailey, to keep them away from the threats.

Thus, in the end, each one of them sacrificed and compromised, to stay safe, remain alive and keep living their lives away from the dangerous elements.

Poster of The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

The Last Thing He Told Me – poster.

Key details of The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

GenreDrama, Mystery, Thriller
Age-CertificationA (18+)
CreatorsLaura Dave & Josh Singer
EpisodesOne Season – A Limited Mini-Series with Seven Episodes (2023)
CastJennifer Garner, Angourie Rice, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera, etc.
NetworkApple TV+
About – The Last Thing He Told Me

Trailer of The Last Thing He Told Me (2023) Mini-Series

Official trailer – The Last Thing He Told Me – Apple TV+ | Youtube.

Focus on the author Laura Dave

Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, this limited mini-series is created and adapted by author Laura Dave, alongside series co-creator, and Academy Award winner Josh Singer. The original author Laura Dave‘s fiction novel (2021) spent 65 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Focus on the lead actress Jennifer Garner

We have seen the amazing action heroine role played by stylish Jennifer Garner in the Alias (2001-2006) series. And we loved her adorable dance routine in the 13 Going on 30 (2004) movie with the Hulk aka Mark Ruffalo. For her contribution to the movie world, Jennifer Garner for recognized with “Walk of Fame 2018 Winner Star on the Walk of Fame – Motion Picture” in August 2018.

MoviesDude, Where’s My Car? (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Daredevil (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Elektra (2005), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Draft Day (2014), Wakefield (2016), Love, Simon (2018), Peppermint (2018), The Adam Project (2022), etc.
AwardsMTV Movie + TV Awards – 2003 Winner MTV Movie Award – Breakthrough Female Performance – Daredevil
TV – Movies & SeriesDead Man’s Walk (1996), Significant Others (1998), Felicity (1998-2002), Alias (2001-2006), Llama Llama (voice – 2018-2019), Party Down (2023), etc.
AwardsGolden Globes, USA – 2002 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Alias
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2005 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Alias
People’s Choice Awards, USA – 2006 Winner People’s Choice Award – Favourite Female Action Star
People’s Choice Awards, USA – 2006 Winner People’s Choice Award – Favourite Female Television Star
About – Jennifer Garner.

We wish to see more of her, both in the series and movies. Jennifer Garner also serves as executive producer alongside Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

Lastly, if you like this series shown on Apple TV+ Network, then do check out the Shrinking (2023) series on the same network.

Featured & Other Images: The Last Thing He Told Me Show | Apple TV+.

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