The following post contains SPOILERS for Joker. If you aren’t afraid, put on a happy face and read on.

It’s maybe the most controversial movie ending of 2019. The Joker stands triumphant. Gotham is in flames. And Batman is nowhere in sight.

What does it all mean? The new video from ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey breaks down Joker’s explosive finale, teasing apart its symbolism, considering its connection to classic Batman comic books, and exploring the most hotly debated questions left by the finale. Did it really happen? Or is the Joker a delusion madman, fantasizing about the end of society from a padded cell in Arkham State Hospital?

Watch and see for yourself:

If you liked this video on the ending of Joker, check out some more of our videos below, including our video counting all the DC Comics Easter eggs in the final trailer for Joker, our comparison of Wonder Woman and Captain America: The First Avenger, and our comparison of The Dark Knight and Burton’s Batman. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Joker is in theaters now.

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