Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. We see it as an opportunity not only to help readers who need assistance unpacking endings but also as a chance to unpack themes and explore how expanded cinematic universes connect.
Here is an assortment of some of our favorite and most popular ending explainers throughout the years:
The day we thought would never happen is almost upon us. With such revelations comes excitement and fear.
The climactic CGI battle is typical Marvel fare, but it suggests a future CGI battle that should be anything but typical.
John David Washington’s latest protagonist boldly confronts grief and guilt.
James Gunn provides nothing but love for his wretched characters. Even the big bad is not that big nor bad.
Does the why matter? M. Night Shyamalan bends over backward in his latest script to explain the mystery behind his magic.
The first feature in Marvel’s Phase Four provides some connective tissue for the MCU’s Disney+ shows.
What really happened to Susan and Edward in Tom Ford’s neo-noir?
We look back at the ending of the iconic TV series and consider two ways of looking at Don Draper’s final epiphany.