I'm confused about the ending of Over the Garden Wall, where the lonely Woodsman is suddenly surprised by his daughter stepping out of his house. This never really made sense for me.
Throughout the miniseries, it was implied that the Woodsman's lantern carried the soul of his daughter, and he is not to let it perish. At the end, Wirt figures out that it's not the Woodsman's daughter's soul, but the Beast's.
So where was the Woodsman's daughter all this time? And why does she appear out of nowhere after the lantern is blown out? Something must have happened to her to force the Woodsman to "wander the forest for eternity", which Wirt strategically avoided.