when you think there is death and destruction all round, we are
'treated' to a Bobby Ewing (Dallas) type twist at the end, but without
the shower scene, this time using public toilets...
Kevin Lomax's wife goes mad as the devil cherubs (or whatever you
call them) flash their devil-ugliness to her to give her a breakdown
- Kevin does not believe her, thinking she is trying to get him
to have babies. She is eventually taken to a mental hospital but
slits her throat with a large shard of (reinforced!) glass from
the door Kevin is trying to break down, in exactly the way that
kind of glass is not intended to break.
is not having a good time, his religious mother tells him that John
Milton is his father, a one night stand of many years ago. This
Milton, the devil, reveals his diabolical scheme to Kevin. The 20th
century has been his decade,
he expounds, and so to end the decade he wants to top everything.
But the only way this can happen is if Kevin has a child. Kevin
does not want to do this, so shoots himself in the head, thus saving
all of human kind.
the movie then cuts back to the court case from the beginning of
the movie - in which he persecutes a young girl to protect his client.
He shocks the court by saying he wants to drop the case - a potentially
career destroying move, but does this to show he has a heart...
John Milton at the end - is this a dream or what? You decide.