Ending Explained

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:

Explore the Ending Explained archive below

F***ing World Season 2

The Ending of ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Season 2 Explained


If you haven’t watched the second season, don’t read this. And also don’t watch it. Let the ending of the first season stand.

Terminator Dark Fate ending

The Ending of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Explained


Is there another storm coming in? Or has the final battle been fought here, in our present?

Jesse Pinkman El Camino ending

The Ending of ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Explained


This chapter of Jesse’s story ends on am ambiguous note, but what does it all mean?

Joker Duality

The Ending of ‘Joker’ Explained


That’s Life!

Rambo Last Blood

The Ending of ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Explained


Is this really the end for John Rambo?

Hustlers Screenshot

The Ending of ‘Hustlers’ Explained


The story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

It Chapter Two Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Explained


The Ritual of What-Now?

Hobbs And Shaw

The Ending of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Explained


The ‘Fast & Furious’ spinoff leaves us with a lot of questions. We’ve got answers.

Stranger Things Season 3 ending

The Ending of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Explained


The finale was a heartbreaking affair, but the terror is far from over.