Who Is the Turd Burglar on American Vandal? Let's Break Down Season 2's Biggest Mystery
While season one of American Vandal focuses on the all-important question of who drew the dicks at Hanover High, season two has a whole new mystery on its hands: who is the Turd Burglar? The second outing for the Peabody Award-winning Netflix mockumentary series follows documentarians Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) as they answer the desperate pleas of a private Catholic high school, St. Bernardine, to investigate a series of fecal-related crimes against the student body.
It all starts when someone slips a little something extra into the cafeteria's supply of lemonade at lunch one day, resulting in all-out pandemonium as students flee to the bathrooms with uncontrollable diarrhea. The facilities aren't equipped to handle everyone at once, however, and kids are left pooping in the hallways, in classroom trashcans, and inside their lockers. (Reminder: this show won a Peabody.) "Most of us just sh*t our pants right in front of everyone," a student tells the camera at one point, before another explains, "It's poop — but it goes a lot deeper than that." A police officer also gravely tells Peter and Sam, "This was the worst thing I've seen in 20 years."
Following the infamous "Brownout," the Turd Burglar starts an Instagram account with photos and videos of the students messily, um, relieving themselves all over the school. The social media handle is also where the anonymous criminal posts clues about what they're going to pull off next. Four more crimes occur — a piñata filled with poop splatters an English class; the gym is filled with cat poop during a pep rally; a teacher eats a poop-filled candy in the teacher's lounge; and, finally, a digital "dump" of embarrassing photos, text messages, and information about a few students and a teacher at St. Bernardine is uploaded to the internet. So, who is responsible? Join us as we untangle American Vandal season two's biggest mystery.
Warning: Big ol' spoilers for season two ahead. You've been warned!