[Editor’s Note: The below interview includes spoilers for “American Vandal” Season 1.]
When you think about it, “American Vandal
” could have only ended one way. Like its many docuseries predecessors, the question of Dylan Maxwell
’s (Jimmy Tatro
) innocence or guilt may have powered the story forward, but as the show fleshed out characters like amateur sleuth Peter Maldonado, his partner in videography Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck
), or the multitude of students and teachers who make this universe, there was always room to make the season’s ending something less tangible.
In the farewell episode, Twitch-based evidence leads Dylan to be exonerated in the minds of Peter and the school powers that threatened his expulsion in the first place. But if Dylan wasn’t the one who drew the dicks, who was?
For fans of true crime documentaries, “We may never know” isn’t just an appropriate answer, it’s the only one that made sense for a series that pays tribute to the classics.