Masha leaves Tranquillum House and appears to continue dosing psychedelics.
In the “Nine Perfect Strangers” finale, Masha Dmitrichenko (Nicole Kidman) goes from being the Tranquillum House protector to one of the retreat’s participants.
While prodding the Marconi family to take an elevated dose of hallucinogens to reconnect with their late family member, she agrees to trip with them.
It becomes clear that Masha brought the Marconis to Tranquillum House to test this new protocol, which, if successful, can help her feel closer to her late daughter Tatiana (Alyla Browne).
Just as Masha hopes, the drugs cause her to hallucinate Tatiana, who died in a car accident when she was 7 years old. The police eventually arrive at Tranquillum House, separating the mother and her hallucinated daughter, and whisk Masha away to the station for questioning.
In the final scene, which jumps ahead to an undesignated time in the future, Masha appears to have kept herself out of prison, in part thanks to the Tranquillum House guests that covered for her illegal actions during police interviews.
She’s also snagged the keys to Ben Chandler’s yellow Lamborghini and takes it for a joyride down the coastal highway, with Tatiana sitting directly beside her in the passenger seat.
Of course, her daughter is dead and the car seat is actually empty, so it appears Masha has continued dosing the hallucinogens to feel closer to the deceased, even after she left Tranquillum House. She didn’t exactly abide by laws at the retreat, so it’s not out of the question that she would be driving under the influence.
Director Jonathan Levine told Insider that Masha’s ending stands out as his favorite. Because while all of the other guests took the drugs to heal and move on with their lives, Masha is still using them to grip onto the past.
“Maybe she’s gotten away with it, but she is in a prison of her own making by the end of this,” Levine said.