DISCOVER THE EXPLANATION FOR THE FALLOUT’S END! SPOILERS!
Because of its themes, The Fallout could have come out at any point in the previous 25 years and been relevant. And, unfortunately, it appears that this will be the case for the next 25 years. The Fallout also does not provide a solution. Instead, it focuses on the harrowing consequences for survivors and their families.
Some people respond by discovering courage they didn’t know they had, while others simply shut themselves off from the rest of the world. The film encourages its audience to recognize that both are viable options. If you have any questions about the end of The Fallout, we answer them all!
EXPLANATION OF THE FALLOUT ENDING
Vada pays a visit to Mia after a cathartic nature screaming session with her father. Mia thinks she’s mad at him because she’s been avoiding him since they made love. Vada discovers Mia unconscious in her sauna, surrounded by empty wine bottles. Mia admits that she is afraid to leave her house, but she plans to resume her dance lessons because she knows it will benefit her.
Vada will then resolve matters with her mother and attend a relaxation session with her therapist. Vada is waiting for Mia outside her dance class at the end of The Fallout, and the two women exchange easy and slightly naughty texts. Vada appears to be content.
Then she receives a news alert on her phone: 12 students were killed in a shooting at a school in another state. Vada stares at her phone in disbelief, then starts hyperventilating. We hear the sounds of Vada’s panic attack as the screen fades to white.
Phew. It’s a brutal ending, implying that even as Vada begins to heal from her trauma, she’s still in a lot of pain and may still carry it with her. She will most likely require treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder; it is not something that can be recovered from in a few months. Vada, on the other hand, has a supportive family and friends, so she should be able to pull through. Someday.