'Midnight Mass' Has People Unpacking Its Themes And Hidden Meanings

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Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass is a slow burn of a series. It takes a few episodes to get going, but once it does, it builds to a truly apocalyptic and powerful finale. Woven between all the fire and brimstone are themes of religion, the afterlife, and family.

Naturally, people are reaping plenty of meaning from the series. Here are some of our favorite thoughts.


  • 1
    165 VOTES

    There Are Real Bevs Out There


    165 votes
  • 2
    181 VOTES

    Leeza In The Boat

    Leeza In The Boat
    Photo: Midnight Mass / Netflix

    From Redditor u/QueenintheNorth78789:

    Did anyone else think at the end in the rowboat when Leeza said she couldn't feel her legs that was confirming the death of the angel/vampire?

    I feel like since she was healed by his blood, that the undoing of the healing happening meant he was dead.

    181 votes
  • 3
    75 VOTES

    Expressions Of Faith


    75 votes
  • 4
    71 VOTES

    Ali Becomes The Imam

    71 votes
  • 5
    120 VOTES

    Being Muslim In Non-Muslim Communities

    Being Muslim In Non-Muslim Communities
    Photo: @tamoorh / Twitter
    120 votes
  • 6
    65 VOTES

    Mildred And Father Paul's Reunion

    Mildred And Father Paul's Reunion
    Photo: Midnight Mass / Netflix

    From Redditor u/jigoku_chou:

    ...That moment where Mildred Gunning regains her lucidity and realizes that Father Paul was Mosignor Pruitt is one of my favorite moments in the series.

    He has her hand in his and says in the kind of voice when you see your best friend after spending a summer apart, "I have so much to tell you!"

    The both of them giggle like little kids and share in the excitement of what's happening together. The acting and everything in this series really is amazing, but there's just something about this scene that really hit me deep.

    65 votes