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13th Feb '18 1:14:00 PM 4444jdm
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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in LatinLand or the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.

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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in LatinLand or the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.
[[{{Qurac}} UAE]].
28th Jan '18 8:40:14 PM nombretomado
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* One MidsomerMurders episode ends with the murderers getting away with it because the woman in their MenageATrois refuses to cooperate, enduring jail for their sake. So Barnaby shows her a picture taken of the happy couple somewhere warm having obviously replaced the woman. The episode ends with him getting a call implying she's started talking.

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* One MidsomerMurders ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode ends with the murderers getting away with it because the woman in their MenageATrois refuses to cooperate, enduring jail for their sake. So Barnaby shows her a picture taken of the happy couple somewhere warm having obviously replaced the woman. The episode ends with him getting a call implying she's started talking.
17th Jul '17 5:09:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'': At the end Pvt. Elwood gets away basically scott-free with his crimes and ends up getting redeployed to a U.S. base in Hawaii where he can continue his schemes.
8th Jun '17 6:01:43 PM TonyG
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** In the CompilationMovie ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDucksQuackbusters'', Bugs keeps asking to go to Palm Springs. Guess where he is in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue?
3rd Apr '17 5:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''HunterXHunter'': [[spoiler:At the end of the Chimera Ant arc we get to know that Diego, the dictator of East Gorteau, has been enjoying a peaceful retirement in the countryside for 30 years. The Diego killed by Meruem was a BodyDouble.]]

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* ''HunterXHunter'': ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': [[spoiler:At the end of the Chimera Ant arc we get to know that Diego, the dictator of East Gorteau, has been enjoying a peaceful retirement in the countryside for 30 years. The Diego killed by Meruem was a BodyDouble.]]
14th Feb '17 6:35:51 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' had the team doing a heist in order to complete their mission. The end of the episode has the team lounging on a beach reflecting on their success... until the boss shows up, turns off the hologram projector, and tells them to get back to work.
26th Jan '17 9:03:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.

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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in LatinLand or the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]].Caribbean]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.
26th Jan '17 5:40:42 PM PaulA
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* The ending of Creator/BenElton's novel 'High Society''.

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* The ending of Creator/BenElton's novel 'High ''High Society''.


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* ''Deckchairs'' by Jean [=McConnell=] is a collection of one-act plays that are all designed so they can be performed with two actors and a couple of deckchairs. One of them, "Last Post", ends with a con artist sitting in a deckchair somewhere tropical enjoying the proceeds of her latest scam.
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26th Jan '17 5:34:42 PM PaulA
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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.

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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about a point about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.
26th Jan '17 5:33:32 PM PaulA
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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.
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