Major spoilers ahead. BBC / Via bbc.co.uk The A List dropped on Netflix on 30 August. By 31 August, I was sitting in the dark at 2 a.m., wondering what the hell I’d just finished bingeing.The BBC show actually premiered in 2018 so British viewers might already be familiar with the premise. For the international audience who tuned in with me a mere two days ago, here’s what you need to know. Off the coast of Scotland lies a picturesque piece of land called Peregrine Island. A group of teenage campers arrive for a fun-filled summer only for things to quickly take a dark turn. Emotional manipulation, mind control, spies, vengeance, secret labs, cliched high school cliques and tropes - you name it and The A List has definitely brought it.This 13-part series is Harper’s Island, LOST, and Pretty Little Liars all rolled into one. By the end of Series 1, I was left with a questionable case of dramatic whiplash, some damage to my psyche and sensibilities, and several burning questions: 1. What happened in the year everyone forgot? BBC / Via youtube.com Were they all on the island? Or did they go back home? And if they went back home, how did Amber draw them back to Peregrine Island? And did she collectively mindwipe the minds of every camper’s family member? And friends? Dammit, I need to know. 2. When Mia’s BFF, Lils, found out Peregrine Camp shut down a year ago, why did she not try to get Mia the hell out of there? BBC / Via youtube.com You know what, I’ll give Lils the benefit of the doubt. Mia’s in the UK and Lily is in Tokyo — it’ll take a hot minute for Lily to step up but she better be front and center in S2E1 or else we know who’s winning the "World’s Worst Friend” award. 3. Why couldn’t Amber control Mia? BBC / Via bbc.co.uk Not to throw shade but Mia wasn’t exactly the most emotionally or intellectually composed. And Amber’s been messing with her head since day one, so what’s the deal? 4. Considering Mags’ background, why did she gaslight Mia when Mia repeatedly mentioned that Amber is dangerous? BBC / Via youtube.com That was just irresponsible on counsellor/secret scientist Mags’ part. If you start seeing random, confusing things start to take place when you’re on-scene to observe a live experiment (read: Amber), 9/10 your subject is responsible and you need to abort. 5. What was Amber’s endgame? BBC / Via bbc.co.uk Did she expect everyone to live with her on the island after killing Mia? “Amber and Dev, sitting in a tree, everyone else will be W A T C H I N G”? 6. Since Midge regenerated into Amber, where did her physical body come from when Alex killed the plant portion in Amber? BBC / Via youtube.com Is Midge an illusion? Is she all plant? Will Midge now possess the full power of Peregrine’s ecosystem? Does this show even make sense? 7. What were the animal sounds Alex and cast heard in the woods? BBC / Via thesun.co.uk Definitely not badgers, Dave. 8. What’s the deal with the roses? Bence Balla-Schottner / Via Unsplash From Amber randomly toying with one to there being a vase-full on Midge’s bedside to roses being used as a poorly-shopped background in the arguably tacky mirror scene to Mags’ sprouting one from her mouth – WHAT DOES IT MEAN? 9. What is Luka wanted for? BBC / Via bbc.co.uk Anyone reluctant to leave an island where a mind-controlling blonde girl has set up camp is clearly running from something scarier.