'50 Shades Freed' Cheat Sheet: All the Dirty Details You Need to Know About the Series' Climax

fifty shades freed book coverFun fact of summer 2012: Believe it or not, E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has outsold J.K. Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon U.K., according to a report on The Verge. Even though comparing the two is just plain wrong, it's proof that Fifty has become a powerful force to be reckoned with. And if you haven't read it, you'll inevitably find yourself a bit confused by the frequent chitter-chatter about the books.

But thanks to The Stir's exclusive cheat sheets for Fifty Shades of Grey (book 1) and Fifty Shades Darker (book 2), and now, this cheat sheet for the trilogy's conclusion, Fifty Shades Freed, you can totally fake your way through a heated, in-depth convo about the whole series! Check it out ...

Bare-bones plotline:

Anastasia and Christian get married and go on a luxurious European honeymoon, where he showers her in pricey presents, gets angry when she rebels against his control freaky ways, and they have lots of hot make-up sex. When they begrudgingly return to Seattle and their jobs, Christian makes sure Ana is promoted to editor of Seattle Independent Publishing and tells her that soon she'll be the president (since he bought the company and all). He's also bought her a mansion they begin to remodel. Obviously.

But all is not perfect in Mr. & Mrs. Fifty's world, because Psycho Jack Hyde is seeking revenge, and just when they thought things couldn't get any crazier, Ana finds out she's preggers. Wuhoh. Christian flips out, and while the two are estranged, Ana ends up getting blackmailed by Jack to come up with 5 million bucks ... or else Mia (Christian's sis, remember?) gets it! In turn, Ana must lie to Christian about wanting to leave him and raise their baby on her own. Draaaama! Thankfully, they reunite, do away with Hyde, and go on to have even more perfect babies (and perfect sex!) together.

5 Most Talked About Scenes:

  1. Christian shaves Ana ... "down there!" Gasp! This is because, apparently, she attempted to do it for the first time on her own and screwed up royally. Plus, it makes for hot foreplay.
  2. The car chase - Of course it's when Christian gives Ana free reign to drive his R8 that they end up having to drive like hell to get away from someone who is threatening their lives. They pull into a parking lot and end up having hot, adrenaline-packed sex.
  3. The pregnancy - Ana neglects to get her Depo shot Christian was always hounding her about and finds out she's pregnant with their child she refers to as "Blip."
  4. The breakup - While being blackmailed by Jack, Ana has to lie to Christian and say she's leaving him. Most. Gut-churning. Scene. Yet!
  5. The epilogue - E.L. catches us up with the Greys in May 2014, as they're expecting baby #2. Aww, look, they're living happily ever after!

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nonmember avatar Alana

There is an error here, Ana doesn't forget to take her pills, she on the depo shot and her assistant had to push back her appointment for it 3 times due to scheduling conflicts with their honeymoon and a meeting when she got back :)

Ashley Shifflett

lol Exactly! I was confused and was like, maybe I should re-read that part, it def. was because of the depo-shot. Someone didn't read the book, seems like she prob has just read "outlines" of the book herself.


Good Job!

nonmember avatar Susan Giammarin

I can't put these books down! I hope she writes more trilogies!

Amber Kevlin

Yeah, if you've read Twilight, you've read these books.

Min Yost

the doc also states that due to the time frame there was a defect in the shot and it ended up wearing off sooner then expected and that these things do happen at time..they also forgot the car accident annas father and jose was in due to a drunk where she almost lost her father that too was an important part of the 3rd book along with ethans proposal to kate.i reommend reading the book there is soo much in the 3rd book that happens the only sure fine way to follow the books it to actually read it due to shortening the last book a lot is left out but its not the writers fault cause if was trying to tell you al the dets would end up writing the entire book lol



nonmember avatar Truth

These books are a literary cancer for the uneducated. FACT.

Tanya Baker Stines

Ana didn't move out, she just moves into her old bedroom upstairs!  Christian didn't get her promoted at her job! He was shocked that she was given Jack's job! She had only been there two weeks!


Rita Curry

 Well Well, now, I guess I don't have to read my book's now, that you have given the ending away. Gonna read them anyway since I have them. Anybody out there, doesn't like it, well you know where you can go.

nonmember avatar Cindy Sarran

The depo shot failed. Eventhough she did miss her appts the depo ran out early. I was furious when Christian walked out on Anna when she told him she was pregnant.

Lisa Gibbs

She was given the role of editor to babysit whilst the company was being bought unknown to them it was Mr Grey, who in book 3 does in fact tell Ana that she was given the role permantly because of him

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