How It Ends

Synopsis: A desperate man tries to return home to his pregnant fiancée after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.
Director(s): David M. Rosenthal
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min


Are we having a boy or a girl?

- You sure you want to know?

- Yes.

I can't take the suspense.

- Is everything gonna be OK?

- Your baby boy is healthy.

- Baby boy.

- Baby boy.

You alright?


- We got months to get ready.

- Yeah. I'm not worried about that.

Good. Then you shouldn't worry

about tonight either.

Right. 'Cause asking Tom Sutherland

forhis daughter's hand

- is gonna be a walk in thepark.

- Would you rather tell himI'm pregnant?

- Funny.

- It's gonna be alright.

Yeah. Atleast we'll have something

to talk about this time.

Just go easy on Dad.

Nothing to be afraid of.

Just don't bring up the boat.

I try not to bring up the boat,

but then I get nervous

and I end up bringing up the boat.

- He restored it himself, Will.

- Yeah, I am aware of that little detail.

I love you.

I love you, too.

- Good luck tonight.

- Thank you.

- You're gonna need it.

- I know.

- OK, I'll call you from the airport. Bye.

- Yeah.

OK, I think it's gonna be easy enough

to get things going between us.

- So, Tuesday? The same?

- Yeah.

OK, see you.

Hey, there. Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland.

- Hi. Good to see you.

- Hi. Good to see you, too.

Tom, honey? Will's here.

Hi, Tom.


- Good to see you.

- Yeah, you, too.

I was just about to fix myself

another drink.

Why don't you see if Paula

can usea little hand in the kitchen?

Yeah, sure.

- Anything I can do to help?

- Oh, no. You're our guest.


Go talk to Tom.


Here you go.

Thank you.

- Cheers.

- Cheers.

- Why don't you have a seat?

- Thank you.

How we looking at time, hon?

Not too long. Enjoy your scotch.

Key West. Three years ago.

I think it was five, actually.

Sam has the same photo in our loft.


You came with us.

How could I forget that?

That's... Wow!

The boat.

I remember this.

Took me almost as long to make that one

as it did the original.

Why don't you put her back down, Will?

Let's just stay on the safe side. Alright?

Yeah, of course.

Sam mentioned that the two of you

are thinking about

- finding a house.

- We're talking about it, yeah.

You know,at some point in the future

it'd be nice to have some more room.

- Here you go.

- I am of two minds about it, you know?

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

- What are you of two minds about?

- Providing assistance.

I need a guarantee

that if it doesn't work out,

you can't make any claims to the money

that I put down. Nothing personal, Will.

Sorry, I'm a little confused.

Did Sam ask you for help?

No, don't worry about any of that, Will.

We've helped her brother, Steven, too.


You know that I'm making good money

on this job, right?

If memory serves, you were unemployed

before you moved to Seattle. Sam had to

- support both of you for a while there.

- No, Sam didn't have to...

You know, like I said, work's good.


you know, when it makes sense,


when it's the right time,

then I'll openmy own practice. But...

Well, in the meantime, we're fine.

- That's great.

- Doesn't sound like much of a plan, Will.


Give it a rest.

Everyone wants the dream.

Problem with your generation is

that nobody wants to work for it.

I spent 27 years

serving our country.

I saved and I saved

until I started working for Northbridge,

where I started making

some real money. But...

I always had a plan.

You know, I have never asked anyone

for any help.

And you're not asking for anything now.

We're just offering to help our daughter.

Why did you move to Seattle?

OK, that's enough.


I'm only asking because...

I suspect that Will moved

because he thought it would beeasier.

Because he thought it would be more secure

if he moved my daughter away from me.

- Moving was Sam's idea.

- Come on. It's...

You know what, I doubt that.

Sam would have told me that.

Oh, yeah?

You think she would have told you

that she wanted to move away

to start her life

on her own terms with me,

without her father breathing down

her f***ing neck all the time?

Say what you've gotta say, spit it out.

Let us know how you really feel, Will.


Get it off your chest,

but just don't swear in front of my wife.

Whose table do you think

you're sitting at?


Sweetheart, it's getting late.

Let me walk you out.

Come on.


Am I your wake-up call?

No, no, I was just...

I was just lying down after the gym.

Yeah, I don't think so.

You look like sh*t.

What time is your flight?

Soon. What time is it?

Six in the morning.

- In Seattle.

- F***, f***.

F***, f***, f***, f***, f***, f***, f***.

So, my mother just called.

Oh, that's... that's great.

Wait, wait. What did she say?

What do you think she said?

Yeah, OK. I'm sorry, alright?

I'm sorry, but, Sam, look,

he was into me from the second

I got in, OK? I guarantee you

if I'd asked for his blessinglast night,

he would have said no. So I didn't.

- My mother asked you to leave.

- No, no, she didn't.

It wasn't quite like that.

She didn't ask me to leave.

Just call her.

I'm really, really f***ing late, OK?

I gotta go.

OK, fine. Just call me

when you get to the airport.

What was that?

What was that?

Power's out.

What is that noise?

Will, something's wrong.

- Sam, what the hell is that?

- I'm scared.


Sam, can you hea...



Come on, Sam. Hi, it's me.

I'm at the airport. Give me a call.

This way, sir.

Flight 23 to Seattle

is delayed until further notice.

What the f***? Come on.

We have some breaking news

for you right now.

We have unconfirmed reports this morning

of a large seismic event

off the southern California coast.

We currently don't have contact

with ourLos Angeles bureau.

We're now getting news of power outages

across the western part

of the United States,

and reports of telecommunication outages

as well.

I want to stress this is all preliminary.

We are reporting this

just as we are learning it.

We do not yet have any information

on damages or casualties.

The Southern California...

Hey, man, are you free?

Two hundred bucks.Backto the city.


Sh*t. F***.

Sam, it's me. Call me.

Hey, it's me again. Call me

as soon as you get this, alright?

- Will. Thanks, Mark.

- Thanks.

Are you OK? Will's here.

I guess that answers that question.

We thought that there was a chance

that you flew back.

They shut down O'Hare.

I didn't know where else to go.

Well, have you talked to Sam?

I haven't been able to reach her.

Yeah. Iwas on the phone to her

when it happened.

I heard something, so did she.

- What did you hear?

- I don't know. It was like a...

Like a loud rumble or something.

I didn't know what it was. And then...

we got disconnected.

- What's the last thing she said?

- She said something's wrong.

But she sounded scared.

Alright, I'm gonna go pack up the rest

of my things. Yours are on the table.

- I should head backto the airport.

- I thought you said they shut it down.

Yeah, but once the power comes back on,

there'll be flights, right?

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