How to Make Sense of The Devil’s Hour Ending


  • Season 1 of The Devil’s Hour ends on a surprising twist involving both Gideon and Isaac.
  • A character seemingly dies in The Devil’s Hour ending, but they may continue their story in a different timeline.
  • Amazon Prime Video renewed The Devil’s Hour for a second and third season, teasing new revelations and cast members.

This article contains mention of suicide.

Amazon Prime Video’s British thriller The Devil’s Hour is a mind-bending, emotional journey powerful enough to leave viewers scratching their heads as they anxiously await another season. Child Protective Services social worker Lucy (played by Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine) wakes up every night at 3:33 a.m., the Devil’s Hour, from horrific nightmares about a life that isn’t her own. As the season winds down for the final episode and the strange pieces begin coming together, fans were left wondering exactly what happened in The Devil’s Hour’s ending.

With a bizarre murderer on the loose, Lucy finds herself in the center of a waking nightmare when her emotionally distant son Isaac goes missing. As she and Detective Ravi Dhillon track the suspect through the bizarre clues he leaves behind, they discover the killer, Gideon (played by Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi), has knowledge of the personal history and events surrounding several families. When Gideon refuses to speak to anyone but Lucy, it leads to the aptly titled season finale, “Amor Fati”, which means love of fate. As Lucy’s perception of time and reality begin to unravel, one thing is confirmed: there’s more to life than what’s seen on the surface, and Gideon holds the key to mastering fate.

Updated on October 30, 2023 by Katie Doll: The Devil’s Hour mind-boggling ending left the door open for more seasons, which Prime Video has granted. The series was renewed for a second and third season, extending the mystery of Gideon, Lucy and Isaac. This article has been updated with the teased plot of The Devil’s Hour Season 2, which does not yet have a release date.

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Gideon’s story is steeped in grief, as he confesses his abusive dad killed him and his brother in the past. In one of the best TV twists of 2022, it’s revealed Gideon was repeatedly reborn, calling it a “recurrence.” He killed his dad, saved his brother and began a vigilante crusade. While he’d keep dying, he’d take notes of people to save, events to change and who to keep watch over.

However, he kept getting thwarted by a Lucy who became a detective after her mother killed herself. Thus, Gideon stopped the suicide, which made Lucy slightly happier. She went into social work instead, forging the world the show is presently set in. Unfortunately for Gideon, present-Lucy keeps getting visions and clues, which leads to her helping Ravi take Gideon prisoner.

How Lucy and Gideon Are Linked In The Devil’s Hour

Jessica Raine as Lucy with her ear against the wall in the Devil's Hour on Amazon Prime

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Gideon, in a Hannibal Lecter-like role, admits his manipulating of worlds leaves behind echoes which people pick up on. Many assume they’re hallucinating, but they’re seeing ripples from other realities. Sylvia is one of them, which explains why she tried to commit suicide. Her gift was later passed on to Lucy and her son, Isaac (making him a “Chosen One” like Dark‘s Mikkel), who’s deemed an “anomaly” by Gideon.

Isaac can teleport between realities too, which is linked to how Gideon’s temporal tampering kept Lucy from marrying Ravi in the original reality. Instead, she ended up marrying the toxic Mike in the current reality and having Isaac. Gideon has been trying to protect Isaac, while trying to figure out how to craft a future where Lucy is okay with him carrying out his killings of evil people. It’s why, in a dystopian future when he’s in jail, he jogs Detective Lucy’s memory during a visit. This syncs up her mind with the one in this current reality, hoping this present-day Lucy helps him escape and forgives him.

The Devil’s Hour Ending, Explained

The Devil's Hour's Isaac holding a toy

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Lucy — nodding to FBI agent Clarice Starling — is in denial after Gideon uses her shoelace to show her how time loops work and allows people like him and Isaac to operate. Sadly, Lucy’s home ends up on fire, only for Mike to leave Isaac to die, as he hates how the disillusioned kid broke his marriage to Lucy. Ironically, Lucy gets a voice message from her son indicating he loves her and why he’s been cold all this time, hinting at Mike’s abuse and his transporting through different realities.

But by the time she rushes home and goes inside to find Isaac, she seemingly suffocates and dies. Isaac’s nowhere around, though, leaving fans wondering if he teleported out. Interestingly, Gideon uses the lace and escapes Ravi’s precinct, suggesting he’ll be continuing his mission. The real gambit comes when the show cuts to the original timeline, as Detective Lucy looks at this same home on fire. In this world, the Warrens live there, and as Detective Lucy sees the mother’s burned face, memories reconcile from the main timeline where they lived down the street, giving Lucy déjà vu. This suggests she might tap into the dead Lucy’s mind, learn about Isaac and Gideon, and start a new investigation in this timeline.

How Many Seasons of The Devil’s Hour Will There Be?

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It’s not outlandish to say The Devil’s Hour packed a lot in six one-hour episodes. The series was a melting pot of genres and storylines — there was time-jumping, reality-crossing, child-abducting and even a love story all packed into one season. The Season 1 finale may have left things on an ambiguously interesting note to justify closing the door on this stuffed series, but Prime Video isn’t through yet. The Devil’s Hour has been renewed for a second and third season.

Nothing substantial’s been disclosed about The Devil’s Hour Season 2, but a few details have been revealed. Saffron Hocking has been cast as Sam Boyd, a detective sergeant with a close connection to Lucy in a past life. Prime Video also revealed that Gideon’s true intentions will be revealed as he recruits Lucy in a mission to stop a force of evil. Another interesting detail is that the second season will act both as a prequel and a sequel to the first season, meaning that time loops will be more prevalent to the story than ever.

The Devil’s Hour is now available on Prime Video.

The Devil's Hour TV Poster

The Devil’s Hour

A woman who wakes up every night at exactly 3.33AM, in the middle of the so-called devil’s hour between 3AM and 4AM from nightmares of a life she never experienced.

Release Date
October 28, 2022

Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi, Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Alex Ferns, Phil Dunster, Barbara Marten

Main Genre

Drama, Thriller



Tom Moran

Amazon Prime Video

Ken Horn

Production Company
Hartswood Films

Tom Moran

Number of Episodes

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