Russian Doll's 22 Death Scenes

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This week we're looking at the greatest joke of all: death. More specifically, the twenty-two deaths that occur over the course of the Netflix series Russian Doll.

Jesse talks to Leslye Headland, the show's co-creator, writer and director, about the protagonist Nadia's (Natasha Lyonne) journey episode-by-episode, and the significance behind each death she experiences. The show uses death to explore overcoming trauma and self-destructive behaviors under a deeply dark yet comedic veil.

Just a heads-up, this episode's going to spoil the entire plot of the show. So if you haven't seen it yet, we're recommending you go watch the show now.

Also included: Natasha Lyonne says "cockroach" funny.

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You can watch Vulture's supercut of all of Russian Doll's death scenes here.

Watch Russian Doll on Netflix.

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