This article discusses the ending of Paramount+ original film The In Between and will contain spoilers.
Throughout the film, we see Tessa trying to figure out why Skylar was contacting her from The In Between. We saw her attempt to run down every avenue in finding the answers. During this journey, Tessa struggled mightily with her health post-accident. But, she was so determined to get the answers she was seeking from him that she forgot to care for herself.
Once we get towards the end of the film, we see the entire accident reimagined (a lot more brutal than one would have thought). Then, finally, the two are reunited and Skylar wants to share the message that he loved her.
We see the couple reunited in The In Between. From here, we get a montage of the couple living the life they wanted to. We see Tessa and Skylar roam through Italy, wondering the world as one leading to the moment in a beachfront house where he confronts her with the idea of moving on without him.
Parmount+ film The In Between ending explained
The film ends moments after we are on the beachfront. Tessa and Skylar see an image of Tessa on the hospital bed. Skylar tells her that he loves her and says he will miss her but gives her the parting words of ‘Go give us a happy ending here.’ From here, we see Tessa giving a speech about herself at a college. She talks about her journey and what she has learned across the way. She used Skylar’s parting words as motivation to live the way he wanted her to live when he was alive and even more so now that he was gone.
Tessa finally uses her pictures to tell the story through her speech. She touches on living with the ghosts within each of us. Not running from the ghosts of trauma, unfulfilled dreams, or lost love. About how she spent so long ignoring these invisible spirits and running from them and no matter how hard she tried, they kept coming back.
The ending shows that she learned from the losses she experienced in life. How she will no longer run from the things that haunt her, she will face them head-on and use them to motivate her to live the life she was meant to live. Her ability to be free of these chains let her showcase her talents to the world.