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

Ending of Cobra Kai Season 2 Johnny

The Ending of ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 2 Explained


The season finale ended on a rather depressing note, but the future is full of interesting possibilities.

Avengers Endgame Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Explained


Is there a happy ending for our MCU heroes? Do they deserve one?

Game Of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Jon And Dany

‘Game of Thrones’: The Ending of “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” Explained


As the army of the dead approaches, things get a little heated in the crypts of Winterfell.

Hellboy ending

The Ending and Post-Credit Scenes of ‘Hellboy’ Explained


Anung Un Rama wha?

Ending of Shazam

The Ending of ‘Shazam!’ Explained


Wha? Huh? Who now? Don’t worry, we got you.

Pet Sematary

The Ending of ‘Pet Sematary’ Explained


This isn’t the first time we’ve experienced Stephen King’s story, but there is some new stuff talk about.

Tory Kittles Ending of Dragged Across Concrete

The Ending of ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Explained


In this world, every man wants to be a lion. We discuss the ending of Dragged Across Concrete, from S. Craig Zahler.

Jordan Peele Us Ending

The Ending of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Explained


The ending to Jordan Peele’s latest horror film is bold, ambitious, and a little tricky to understand. That’s where we come in.

Triple Frontier Ending

The Ending of ‘Triple Frontier’ Explained


America has no home for its military might. Here’s our interpretation of the ending of Netflix’s Triple Frontier.