HBO Fantasy Series, Its dark materials, leaving fans with a cliffhanger biting nails in the last 2 seasons. In a final post-credits scene, Lyra reunites with her best friend, Roger, who apparently passed away in season 1.
So how did Roger return? The explanation comes from Philip Pullman’s book, The Amber Spyglass. Here ‘s an explanation of how and why Lyra and Roger reunited in the novel.
[Spoiler alert: This article features spoilers for the Season 2 finale of His Dark Materials and The Amber Spyglass.]
Lord Asriel killed Roger in Quarter 1 of ‘His Dark Materials’
In season 1 the end of Its dark materials, Roger (Lewin Lloyd) is removed from Lyra (Dafne Keen) by her father, Lord Asriel (James McEvoy). To gather dust, Asriel breaks Roger from his demon.
By the time Lyra arrives Roger, he is already dead. She mourns her near the portal created by Asriel. Angry, she marches through the window and enters the middle world, hoping Roger’s death counts for something.
LOVE: ‘His dark stuff’: Why can’t Dafne Keen wait for season 3
Roger returns in season 2 ‘His Dark Materials’
Lyra and Roger were best friends. The two spent their childhood together at Jordan College. When Roger was kidnapped by Lyra’s mother, Marisa Coulter (Ruth Wilson), and taken to an experimental facility where children are separated from the demons, Lyra was fighting against everything and sculpt in to save it.
But when Roger died, Lyra seemed to lose part of herself. Eventually her anger made her stronger and more powerful, but she emotionally remained a loser.
In post-superstition scene in season 2 end of Its dark materials, Lyra is drugged and kidnapped by her mother. As she lies unconscious in a luggage stock, Lyra hears Roger calling her and pleads for help. She sees him looking up at her and asking him where they are, but Roger doesn’t answer.
LOVE: Dafne Keen star ‘His Dark Materials’ recalls feeling ‘insecure’ during her ‘Logan’ lab
Season 2 immersed in ‘The Amber Spyglass’
While most of His dark products’ the second season of events followed Pullman’s second book, The subtle knives, the post-credit scene is drawn from the last novel, The Amber Spyglass.
In the book, an unconscious Lyra dreams of Roger, who is in the world of the dead.
LOVE: Books to read (or give away) this Christmas if you like ‘his dark stuff,’ ‘Fleabag’ and more
In The Amber Spyglass, Pullman describes the world of the dead as a parallel universe resembling a prison created by authority. It is home to the souls of those who died without the devil. Roger is stuck there, waiting for Lyra to come and help him. And he was only able to connect with her while she was in this deep dream state.
Its dark materials update for season 3. So it’s only a matter of time before fans get back into the fantasy series and see how the story of Lyra and Roger ends.