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Cam's Ending Explained

Warning: SPOILERS Below For Cam!

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In Cam, an online cam girl finds her account stolen and her identity replaced, but that's just the start of a series of events that leads to a surprising (and confusing) ending. Netflix's new horror thriller directed by Daniel Goldhaber stars Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid's Tale) as Alice, who goes by the name Lola online. Alice performs for a site called FreeGirls.Live and has a bevy of loyal fans (some of whom she meets up with in person), but she's struggling to crack the Top 50 on the site. She also keeps her job a secret from her mother Lynn (Melora Walters).

When Alice performs a live sex show with another girl, her ranking rockets, but the next day she discovers she has been locked out of her account and an identical doppelganger is now performing as Lola on her channel. Not only does this mysterious second Lola seem to live in an exact replica of Alice's house, but she's even more popular than Alice, who suffers from the psychological trauma of her identity being stolen. Worse, neither the FGL website nor the police will help Alice, so she decides to take matters into her own hands.

After the second Lola blocks Alice from being able to live chat with her, Alice creates a second account as MrTeaPot. She then investigates how to regain access to her account and the mystery of how her identity was stolen by an exact double of her. Her mission culminates in a shocking and bloody ending as she ultimately discovers the secret behind the second Lola.

What Happens In Cam's Ending?

After seeking the help of Tinker (Patch Darragh), one of her admirers who believes he's in love with her, Alice discovers Tinker watching (and pleasuring himself) to Lola 2.0's web show. Alice confronts Lola 2.0 via Tinker's laptop webcam and discovers her doppelganger doesn't recognize her own (i.e. Alice's) face. The revelation is that the second Lola isn't an actual person, it's a program - a kind of virus or bot that has infected FreeGirls.Live and similar sites. The virus copies certain popular camgirls on the site, locks them out of their accounts, and assumes their online identity by using the multitudes of footage the girls upload of themselves online to continually construct new videos of them.

When Alice realizes what she's up against, she returns home and logs onto Lola's live show as MrTeaPot, knowing that Lola 2.0 doesn't know there are two of them but the many people watching live now see both Lolas onscreen. Tricking Lola 2.0 into playing a game of 'monkey see, monkey do' with the prize being that the loser has to do what the winner says, Alice pounds her own face into her desk, shattering her nose and bloodying her face. Lola 2.0 replicates the act but her nose doesn't break; instead, her appearance is digitally altered to mimic Alice's blood. Alice wins the game and demands that Lola 2.0 send Alice her login details. The bot complies, and though Alice is losing consciousness from pain and blood loss, she successfully logs in as herself and deletes her own account - and with it, Lola 2.0.

In the end, Alice creates a new account as EveBot, complete with a wig, contouring make-up, and a new online identity - starting her career as a cam girl over from scratch.

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Hannah Darin/BabyGirl_ Was The Key

There were clues Alice was able to solve that allowed her to ultimately deduce that the second Lola wasn't a flesh-and-blood person who was somehow identical to her. Even though she was in increasing emotional distress as she obsessively watched Lola 2.0's shows, Alice did pay attention to details and noticed similarities between her doppelganger and other girls' cam shows. Alice pulled up footage of the top girl on FGL, BabyGirl_, and saw that Lola 2.0 uttered the exact same dialogue BabyGirl_ said on her show.

Following the trail of BabyGirl_, Alice arranged a date with Barney (Michael Dempsey), one of her skeevy admirers who also sponsored many of the top girls on FGL, including BabyGirl_. It turns out Barney knew BabyGirl_'s real name is Hannah Darin and she's from Atlanta. By Googling 'Hannah Darin', Alice discovered the real Hannah actually died in a car accident six months ago - yet she is somehow still performing 'live' shows on FGL. Once Alice learned Hannah is really dead, that narrowed the possibilities of what was happening to Alice. However, Alice was still missing the vital piece of information, which she gained from meeting the second Lola face-to-face via Tinker's webcam.

Page 2: How Alice Beat The Other Lola

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