The Orphan Prequel Comes with a Morbid Twist: Explained

The Orphan Prequel Comes with a Morbid Twist: Explained ...

In the horror film Orphan, back in 2009, movie lovers were introduced to a creepy little girl named Esther. Now, 12 years later, readers may learn more about Esther's backstory in Orphan: First Kill, a prequel that has just been released on Paramount+ and digital today.

Esther is not a little girl, but an adult woman with a rare illness that prevents her body from physically aging, according to the first Orphan film. Perhaps it's why, although its somewhat absurd, the now 25-year-old actor has reprised her role, with her head superimposed on a smaller body double.

Orphan: First Kill has its own plot twist on its sleeve. If you were confused or simply want to know what happens before you watch it, read on to learn more about the Orphan: First Kill conclusion.

Warning: Major Orphan: First Kill spoilers ahead. Obviously.

What is the plot summary for Orphan: First Kill?

The year 2007 is the same year that Orphan happened, and a 31-year-old woman named Leena (Isabelle Fuhrman) is in a psychiatric unit. Leena has a rare hormone disorder that prevents her body from aging, thus she looks like a tiny girl.

Leena escapes the hospital, killing doctors, guards, and her new art therapist. She peruses a list of missing children and discovers a little girl named Esther, whom she resembles. Leena positions herself to be deliberately discovered by the authorities and tells them her name is Esther.

The real Esther has been missing for four years. Her mother, Tricia (Julia Stiles), has given up on finding her and wants to concentrate on her other kid, Gunnar (Matthew Finlan). But her father, Allen (Rossif Sutherland) has never given up on finding her. Both parents are ecstatic when they learn that Esther has been discovered.

Tricia notices that her daughter is strange. She has an accent, for one. She also seems to misremember a lot of things from her past. And Gunnar is putting a party instead of babysitting his sister. The officer kills Esther in cold blood with an assist from Tricia.

What is the twist in "Orphan: First Kill?"

SurpriseTricia knew that Esther wasn't her daughter all along. Turns out, the real Esther was accidentally murdered by her brother when some sibling rough-housing went too far. Tricia was determined to assist Gunnar in avoiding the consequences of his actions, so she helped him conceal Esthers body and informed the authorities that her daughter was missing. Allen never told him, so he believes his daughter really went missing.

Esther tells Esther that regaining his daughter has made Allen happy again, and she will not allow Esther to leave. Esther also knows that her husband has a secret crush on her. Mother and fake daughter start playing psychological games together.

What is the explanation for the ending of the Orphan: First Kill?

Esther tries to murder both Tricia and Gunnar at a train station while saying goodbye to Allen, who is on a business trip. Both Tricia and Allen are called back by the cops, who insist everything is fine. Allen decides to return.

Tricia decides that enough is enough. She invites Gunnar to assist in staging Esther's suicide. Until they can free her, she kills them with her own fencing sword. In the subsequent chaotic battle between Esther and Tricia, the housecatches on fire. Esther and Tricia both end up dangling from the roof, clinging for their lives. Allen returns to the house, climbs onto the roof, and offers a hand to his wife and fake daughter to rescue her.

Allen loves Esther but is surprised when her fake teeth fall out, revealing the ugly, yellowed teeth of a 31-year-old lady who has never been to the dentist. He wants to know who Esther is so Esther pushes Allen off the roof.

The authorities know none of this. All they see is a poor girl who was kidnapped and then lost her entire family in a fire. However, they are certain someone will want to adopt this poor little orphan, establishing the plot of the 2009 film, Orphan.

And here you have it! Now we all know the creepy origins of Esther.

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