Who killed Joe Burkett at the end of Fool Me Once?
At the very end of “Fool Me Once,” it came out that Michelle Keegan’s character, Maya Stern, had killed Joe Burkett (Richard Armitage). The shocking news came in episode 7 and confirmed the police’s suspicions that Maya had killed her husband. The twist shocked viewers and made the story more complicated because Maya’s character, who was first seen as a grieving widow seeking revenge for her husband’s murder, was very involved in the crime. The reason Maya killed Joe was because she found out that he was involved in killing her sister Claire.
People in the Burkett family have a history of violence and covering up crimes. Joe’s murder is just one example of this. Maya’s research shows that Claire tried to expose corruption in the family’s drug company, which is what led to Joe killing her. Through the series, Maya’s complicated plan to reveal Joe’s dark secrets comes to life, resulting in a tragic encounter in a remote park that ends with Joe’s death at the hands of his wife.
Joe Burkett’s brother Neil killed Maya Stern. During a tense argument with Maya, Neil took things into his own hands, which killed her in the end. But Maya’s sacrifice is for a bigger reason. But Maya planned and used a nanny cam to show the whole fight on TV, telling everyone about the Burkett family’s secrets before she died.
The statements and secrets of the Burkett family are shown to the whole world on the live stream led by Corey the Whistle and DS Sami Kierce. This kind of act makes sure that the truth wins, revealing the lies that the Burkett family had been hiding for a long time. The Burketts’ image fell, and they were brought to justice. This was the end of their empire of lies and dishonesty.
Maya admits to killing Joe in a fight, but Judith suggests a cover-up to protect the family’s honor. Neil shoots Maya when she turns down the deal. Maya set up a livestream to show the truth because she knew she was going to die. The statements and secrets of the Burkett family are made public, which brings justice to Claire’s death. At the end of the story, 18 years later, Kierce arrives at Winherst General Hospital with a fuller beard but seems healthier than he has all season. Claire’s husband Eddie takes in Maya’s daughter Lily, and later has a baby girl named Maya in honor of her brave mother. Eddie’s kids are grown. Abby even has two. Maya wrote Eddie a letter like she did Lily in flashbacks.