Now that After Ever Happy has hit theatres in the United States, many viewers are understandably upset with the film’s conclusion. You can guess how After Ever Happy concludes if you’ve read any of the After books.
Tessa and Hardin’s life together unfolds in a series of flash-forwards and flashbacks beginning with their initial breakup and concluding with the drop-off of their two children at school. (The writers of “Emery and Auden” are hard at work on a sequel.)
Fans have speculated that the finale of After Ever Happy would deviate slightly from the books in light of the recent announcement of a second After the film, titled After Everything.
The ending of After Ever Happy is a little bit different, and it may be devastating for Hessa shippers.
Where Do Hardin and Tessa Go from Here, After the Events in “ever Happy Ending?”
Actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin predicted that viewers would have “mixed responses” to the conclusion of Hardin Scott, speaking to Entertainment Weekly.
He teased, “I know it may not be what most people expect, but also I believe that’s the beauty of cinema when you sat next to your best buddy and you agreed on so much and then the film ended and you were like, ‘I thought this,’ and ‘I thought that,’ and that shows how much people care.
“It’s great when people can argue over what happened or what they think should have happened since everyone’s perspective should count.”
Is there a happy ending to the film After Ever Happy? This is what goes down, and how the fifth unexpected movie in the series is established.
Immediately following the conclusion of After We Fell, Hardin learns that Christian Vance is in fact his biological father, setting the stage for the events of After Ever Happy. The plot of the film is based, for the most part, on that of the novel.
Hardin’s drug and alcohol abuse cause a rapid escalation of tensions. Tessa returns home from London to find that her father has died of an overdose. Although Tessa doesn’t want Hardin there, he finds out and flies out to be with her nonetheless.
Hardin again loses it after Tessa announces her intention to relocate to New York City with Landon. She begs him to give her some space and time, telling him not to follow her. When can we expect this to last? She is clueless! They split up, and Tessa moves to New York while Hardin concentrates on himself.
Hardin, now repentant, pays Tessa a visit at her office five months later. In the future, the two of them start dating, and things are going well for the couple until Tessa reads the chapter in Hardin’s book where he describes their relationship in detail and reveals private information about her. She has zero interest in engaging with it.
Tessa says that evicting Hardin was a wake-up call and implies that the two of them were “a bomb ready to burst.” Relationship over. Again.
A little time later, we find that Hardin’s book has been published and Tessa is reportedly seeing Robert. Tessa, however, is still secretly in love with Hardin, so she dresses like Joe Goldberg (wearing nothing but a baseball cap, making her virtually undetectable) to avoid detection. and sneaks off to the back of the room to speak incognito about his book during the event.
Tess sees a blonde woman standing next to him. Tessa leaves before Hardin can start reading, though. Afterward, the words “To Be Continued…” appear on the screen.