By Eric Renner Brown
December 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
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On Thursday, true-crime podcast Serial will release its first season’s 12th and final episode. Along with producer Julie Snyder, host Sarah Koenig has attempted to determine whether Adnan Syed was wrongfully convicted of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee’s 1999 murder.

Listeners have started to question if Koenig will even try to cast judgment on the case, given the lack of conclusive evidence. Television and movies have conditioned us for tidy endings, which Serial might not have. A new Funny or Die short pokes fun at that.

The clip goes “inside” the WBEZ studios as an actress who looks eerily like Koenig stalls for time ahead of the final episode. “Nobody knows who did it but you—and the person who did it,” a producer remarks to her. “But today everyone else finds out!” This sets Koenig on a last-ditch effort filled with payphone research, phone calls to Adnan, texts to Jay, and a cameo by MailChimp execs—all punctuated by Serial‘s distinctive soundtrack and candid explanations of her thought process.

And if the brief parody isn’t enough, revisit EW‘s feature about Serial and interview with Snyder before Thursday’s finale.

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