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The Biggest Unanswered Questions From Hit & Run Season 1

Contains spoilers for "Hit & Run" Season 1

Much as the sky is blue and the grass is green, a happy relationship in a Netflix show is liable to end in tears ... or, as the case may be, an increasingly peculiar rampage of revenge. The Netflix Original show "Hit & Run" opts for the latter approach, as Segev Azulai (Lior Raz of "Fauda" fame) loses his beloved Danielle Wexler Azulai (Kaelen Ohm) in a, yes, hit-and-run situation that soon evolves into a series of odd revelations, and a frankly unsettling amount of dead bodies. The viewer is in for a surprising amount of thrills and strangeness, as the story spreads out between Israel and the U.S., and virtually no one is who they claim to be.

As you might guess, Netflix subscribers can't stop binging the end result, and, as it happens, the ending of "Hit & Run" Season 1 makes it pretty clear that the show has many more aces up its sleeve. As such, cliffhanger aficionados are delighted to learn that the first season of the show leaves the viewer with a number of massive questions. Let's take a look at some of the biggest ones. 

Who kidnapped Segev's daughter and killed his first wife?

"Hit & Run" Season 1 establishes two things. One is that geopolitical relationships between seemingly friendly countries can be weird and incredibly shady. The other is that within the show's universe, the number one cause of death is marrying Segev Azulai at some point of your life. The show opens with the titular hit-and-run death of Segev's wife, Danielle, and the series finale features the murder of his ex-wife, and the abduction of their daughter (Neta Orbach). 

This is a pretty handy cliffhanger for a potential Season 2, seeing as Mossad man Tamir (Igal Naor) at least seemingly hints that the answer to the show's original mystery is that Mossad killed Danielle to stop her from revealing that they were spying on the White House. Now, Segev has another dead wife mystery in his hands, and the not-so-minor matter of his daughter's kidnapping is also likely to factor in the immediate future. The question, then, is very simple: Who's behind these latest wicked deeds, and how will Segev and his allies approach the situation?

What's the endgame for the intelligence agencies?

"Hit & Run" Season 1 makes it extremely clear that while the U.S. and Israel are officially besties, the two countries' powerful intelligence agencies are more than happy to indulge in incredibly shady activities against each other, up to and including straight up murdering field operatives. However, the nine episodes of the season barely hint at the deep, underlying motivations behind this constant, occasionally lethal cat-and-mouse game. 

A lot of it, of course, can be written off as the general corruption and "better safe than sorry" attitude of your average fictionalized intelligence agency, but Mossad's White House surveillance actually reveals some pretty dark things, even in the usual context of espionage: the son-in-law of the President of the United States is, apparently, padding his pockets by selling state secrets to unnamed interested parties. 

The fact that Israel spies on the White House and happens to find out about the POTUS' son-in law's treason antics is, of course, a whole bag of hot potatoes of the "should tell, but can't tell" variety. Still, the sitcom potential of the situation is undermined by the fact that pretty much everyone involved is deathly serious, and ready to dispense all the death it takes to keep to the agenda. As such, it's still unclear what the assorted espionage agencies want, and exactly what hides behind their murderous web of secrets. As things stand, the logical answer is that the show is setting the son-in-law — codename: Cobra — or his hostile clients as the Big Bad, and that at least some of the characters are under their nefarious influence. Then again, "Hit & Run" rarely goes with the most obvious plotline, so who can tell what the future has in store?  

What's the deal with Naomi?

"Hit & Run" is basically a more grounded version of the "John Wick" franchise, in that everyone and their dog seems to be somehow involved in a shady world of various underground organizations, special operatives, cool detective antics, and whatnot. The glaring omission from this trend is Naomi Hicks (Sanaa Lathan), whose gig as an investigative journalist might be pretty neat, but the show's espionage context essentially relegates her to a fish-out-of-water audience surrogate. Or does it? 

As the show's plot unfolds, its central theme of constant betrayal and treachery becomes more and more obvious. In Segev's world, anyone can be anyone, and the chances of you being a black ops action hero and both your wife and your father-in-law (Gregg Henry) being CIA plants are absurdly high. Should the viewer really believe that amidst all this, the journalist who gets caught in the middle of events has zero throwing stars and Uzis hidden in the lining of her cool leather blazer? Possibly! Still, don't be surprised if a hopefully upcoming Season 2 reveals her to be a far more dangerous player than she appears to be.