5 Questions We Have About ‘Bojack Horseman’ Season 6
The long-awaited release date for Bojack Horseman Season 6 has finally been announced! The series’ progression into darker territory, exploring subjects, like drug addiction and child abuse in such a visceral, disturbing way, has fans nervously awaiting what the next season will bring.
In Bojack Horseman Season 5, Bojack checked himself into rehab after nearly strangling his girlfriend and co-star, Gina to death during a drug-fueled rampage. Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane finally divorced, only to rekindle an affair after Mr. Peanutbutter moves on to a new fling, Pickles. Unable to confess the truth to Pickles, Mrs. Peanutbutter asks her to marry him. Princess Carolyn has finally adopted a baby and seems to be repairing her relationship with her old boyfriend, Ralph. Todd, the show’s happy-go-lucky (mostly) comic relief seems to have come to terms with his asexuality and may even give up his wild antics.
As Netflix’s critically-acclaimed animated series approaches its finale, we, the fans, have a lot to look forward to and a lot of questions to have resolved, so let’s dive right in. Here are the questions we need Bojack Horseman Season 6 to answer:
Will Princess Carolyn be able to juggle her career and motherhood?
Princess Carolyn is an extremely career-driven character. From the beginning of the show, she has thrown all of her time and energy into putting out PR fires, keepings her clients in line, and pursuing whatever lead for a new film comes her way. Even during her meetings with Sadie, the woman whose baby she adopted, Princess Carolyn is constantly interrupted by phone calls regarding work. Without her, the other characters seem to fall apart. So, can Princess Carolyn juggle both roles?
In the newest trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 6, we get a glimpse of how motherhood is treating Princess Carolyn and oh, fish, it does not look good. Will Princess Carolyn land on her feet like always, or will she crumble under the pressure?
Is Diane going to be okay?
Things have been going pretty rough for Diane. First, she loses her father, realizing the relationship she always dreamed of having with a father would never come true. Next, she falls into a deep depression and fit of alcoholism after returning from Cordovia unsuccessful and disillusioned. Finally, she suffers a heartbreaking divorce from her longtime boyfriend and husband, Mr. Peanutbutter.
Diane is going through many recognizable symptoms of depression, such as a sudden change of appearance, coping with sadness through the use of drugs and alcohol, and withdrawing from others. If viewers look closely, bottles upon bottles of wine can be seen stacked in Diane’s apartment. Despite having lived in her new apartment for at least a few weeks, Diane hasn’t appeared to have unpacked a thing. This is where the infamous Princess Diana theory comes in.
In Season 5, Diane’s therapist refers to her as Princess Diana of Wales to maintain patient-doctor confidentiality. Her final words to Diane are, “Go out like a candle in the wind!” which is a reference to Elton John’s song written for the death of Princess Diana. The late Princess Diana passed away in a car accident in a tunnel, while the final shot of Season 5 shows Diane driving into a tunnel… and not emerging.
Could this simply be a metaphor for Diane’s growth, a long road through the darkness only to see the light at the end? Or, has Diane reached a grim end to her story?
Will Mr. Peanutbutter come to terms with his emotions?
As Mr. Peanutbutter mentions to Diane in Bojack Horseman Season 5, he’s not a “bad news guy.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. Mr. Peanutbutter is so terrified of bad news that he’ll escape it however possible by calling out to his friend, Erica. Now, Mr. Peanutbutter’s continuous optimism has its perks. After all, it was this personality trait that originally attracted Diane to him. However, after a while, Mr. Peanutbutter’s constant happiness begins to seem almost like a delusion.
In the trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 6, a new character mentions to Mr. Peanutbutter that the people who act the happiest are often the people who are the most depressed internally. Not to mention the fact that Mr. Peanutbutter is harboring a very dark secret about an affair with Diane from his soon-to-be wife, Pickles. In Season 5, Diane managed to shed some light on Mr. Peanutbutter as a person, making him recognize his faults for what could have been the very first time. Could this new character be the key to Mr. Peanutbutter’s character arc, or will he remain trapped in a cycle of forced optimism?
What’s going on with Todd’s mom?
In the trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 6, a mysterious man approaches Todd and informs him that he has information regarding his mother. Prior to this, we’ve known very little about Todd’s family and back story. Later in the trailer, we see Todd and the mysterious man in the Intensive Care Unit with somber looks on their faces. Did Todd’s mother pass away? Who is this mysterious man? Will we learn more about Todd’s family in season six?
Will Bojack find happiness?
Regardless of what happens to the rest of the characters in Bojack Horseman, the focal point is whether or not Bojack himself will be able to find peace and happiness with where he is in life. Judging by the trailer, Bojack seems to be in a more positive headspace, feeling a sense of hope for the future for the first time in his life.
As a finale to one of Netflix’s most popular original animated series, it seems only right to give the audience the happy ending they’ve craved for over a year. However, like Diane mentions earlier in the show, “There’s the happily ever after, and then there’s the day after the happily ever after.” In such a realistic, somber show as Bojack, it wouldn’t be hard to believe that the show would reveal to audiences the whole truth of our favorite characters’ fates, warts and all.