Does Thing Die in Wednesday?
One of the most recognizable members of the Addams family is Thing, a sentient severed hand that serves as Wednesday’s right-hand man in the Netflix series. The hand is quite an unusual character, and as such, it has a few unique abilities that make it stand out from other characters on the show.
Expert Engineer: Although she doesn’t show it much, Wednesday is a highly skilled engineer. She has fixed espresso machines, altered the Black Cat team’s canoe for the Edgar Allen Poe Cup race, and even built a steam-powered guillotine when she was ten. She also has a strong aptitude for carnivorous plants and was able to discern from second-hand descriptions alone that Garrett’s madness had been caused by nightshade extract. She can also withstand extreme amounts of pain and doesn’t complain or scream when she’s hurt, as demonstrated by her ability to recite her entire nightmare from memory when chained in Crackston’s crypt.
Sentience and Pantomiming: Although he can’t speak, Thing communicates through pantomiming. He is independent and often aggressive, but he shows genuine care for others. When Wednesday returns to find her dorm trashed and Thing stabbed and pinned against the wall, she rushes him over to Uncle Fester for emergency treatment. Thing is also a loyal friend, showing this when he pats Enid’s head after she informs him that there’s a prophecy that could doom Nevermore Academy.
Although many viewers would love to see Thing live on, it looks like the series will end with his death. The show’s creators, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, have discussed the decision to kill Thing in a recent interview. They explained that they wanted his death to be a “real emotional gut punch for the audience” and that they want to set up Season 2 with the aftermath of this death.