‘The Afterparty’ opens with the murder of gen-Z megastar Xavier and the subsequent horrific investigation under Detective Danner. A strange group of guests present at the scene of a dangerous party that turned into a crime is being investigated, with each character giving his or her own focused attention on what happened.
The Apple TV + series features comedy and crime, with the former sitting in the driver’s seat. Therefore, the plot has a strange twist, to say nothing about the cartoon episode. The Afterparty Season 1 closes on a fantastic note, things are going well despite the killings a few hours ago.
The Afterparty Season 1: Synopsis
The story begins with a high school reunion attended by her classmates, each coming to a party with her own agenda. Aniq hopes to rekindle the temporary spark he had with Zoe, while Chelsea retaliates in his mind as revenge for the embarrassing high school party. Celebrity star Xavier moves to a party in his mansion before he dies mysteriously on the balcony of his room.
Detective Danner, who was initially ordered to protect only the perimeter and to ensure that none of the visitors (now suspected) left, then pledged to resolve the case. As she communicates with each visitor, a mysterious sequence of events emerges. Finally, with no other suspects left, the detective turns to Zoe’s daughter, Maggie.
The closing season opens with Maggie interviewed by Detective Danner. The little girl happily describes her evening version, answering some of the most important questions (such as where Jennifer 2 is, and who drew the cat’s face on Aniq) along the way. After hearing Maggie, and replacing her corrupt, Detective Aldrin Germain, on his way to the scene, Danner gathers all the guests in the living room and sets out his idea of who killed Xavier.
With the termination process, Danner finally claims the killer is Aniq, Brett, or Walt. The three of them protested loudly, and it was finally revealed that Walt was just trying to achieve the trick of the last fifteen years. Brett, the most violent of the three, became the main suspect until Aniq, despite his dislike of Zoe’s ex-husband, “macho”, revealed that Brett was not close to the crime scene at the time of the murder. This leaves Aniq alone as the main suspect, and for a while, it seems that a pleasant, non-confrontational visitor may be sentenced to death.
The Afterparty Season 1: Ending,
However, Danner is smarter than blaming Aniq and instead announces that Yasper, an unexpected (and less insecure AV) installer, is a killer. As Aniq spends the night (after the murder) with Yasper, this comes as a big surprise. However, as Danner describes the sequence of events, Yasper’s humorous and bizarre case is becoming more and more apparent.
The violent protests of the AV installer were finally defeated when he was found with Xavier’s phone, confirming his case. The whole room exploded in relief as Aniq stared, startled. Shortly thereafter, Yasper is released and, although arrested, is overjoyed to see the news media waiting for him. Aniq and Zoe closed the gap so they could finally have a moment together, and the season ends with a kiss in the car as Zoe’s favorite high school song played on the stereo.
So, the season ends with Yasper unexpectedly being revealed as the killer. Although it seems impossible to kill Xavier, he can say nothing about Yasper’s strong alibi, Danner clearly states how everything went wrong. As it happened, Yasper had planned to kill Xavier from the moment they arrived at the big celebrity house with a “party”. After taking a photo of himself at a home recording studio as an alibi, Yasper continued to lure Xavier into his room by using his phone to turn on the room lights.
The fact that Yasper had installed sophisticated remote controls and a sound system near Xavier’s home helps him plan a murder. After seducing Xavier, Yasper hides in his closet, waiting for the right moment. When he finds the celebrity alone, the lanky and (strange) AV installer who was Xavier’s best friend in high school pushed the celebrity to the balcony and died. To accomplish this, the assassin descends from the balcony, so he doesn’t seem to be coming out of Xavier’s room.
Yasper, who seems to be the only person who loves Xavier and his success, is revealed as a programmer. In fact, he melts inside Xavier’s obvious escort. In previous episodes, we see that Yasper and Xavier were a high school musical group and often sang their song “How Great is this Party.” At the time, Yasper was the most famous of the two and he fired Xavier from the band.
Years later, when Xavier became famous, he hired Yasper to install a magnificent AV system in his home. Left alone in a mansion, the latter went through “popular” music files and realized that Xavier was planning to release a version of “How Great is this Party.” Unseen by the rest of the group, Yasper confronted Xavier at the reunion, but he was badly expelled by the disgusting celebrity. Annoyed by his trail and the source of fame that might have been stolen from him, and with no other way to get back on track, Yasper killed Xavier.
According to Danner, the killer was planning to steal a song after killing Xavier and then released it as a duet and became famous in the song. Right from the start, Yasper is portrayed as an insecure person, which is why he rented an expensive car to bring when he met. The fact that Xavier, a former member of his team, made it even more difficult for Yasper to make him angry.
The celebrity who steals his song and refuses to share the debt is the last straw and pushes Yasper to death. Considering that he was pleading guilty, it looks like Yasper will spend a lot of time in prison. Like a silver liner, a strange criminal is thrilled to see the media gathered to watch his arrest, realizing he has finally become famous.