After various attempts in the past bringing The Sandman into the screens, it finally made its way to Netflix following Neil Gaiman's team up with the showrunners David Goyer and Allan Heinberg. The ending, however, showed an unfaithful twist. Here's what happened, explained.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for Netflix's The Sandman. Read at your own risk!
The Ending of Netflix's The Sandman Explained
The finale of The Sandman starts with The Corinthian and Morpheus standing face-to-face as it is revealed that Rose Walker is a vortex who can collapse and destroy worlds. The Corinthian and Morpheus are on two different ends of the rope with the former wanting to use it and the latter opting to destroy and kill Rose.
While Morpheus battles The Corinthian and kills him, taking the ability of the collectors to dream as well, Rose flees. Afraid to dream because that is when her ability is most powerful and could break the universe, she tries her best to stay up but she later falls asleep where Morpheus meets her with Gilbert.
Gilbert offers to sacrifice himself instead of Rose but Morpheus rejects him and brings him back to his original form. Morpheus, about to kill Rose, is stopped by Unity Kinkain who is Rose's grandmother and was supposed to be the vortex.
Since Morpheus was imprisoned, Unity was in coma for decades, hence, the vortex was passed onto her granddaughter, Rose. Unity reveals that she got pregnant by the god with the golden eye while in comatose resulting to Rose's mother.
In the end, Unity took it the vortex ability to herself and sacrifices her life for Rose. Rose gets to go back to her brother Jed. Meanwhile, Morpheus looks for the god with the golden eye, Desire, a part of the Endless which should serve and not be served by humans.
Morpheus brings back Gault and asks Lucienne to safe keep the skull of The Corinthian and take care of everything while he works.
Back in hell, Lucifer meets with Azazel, the demon who wanted to take over the Dreaming and mortal realm for the expansion of hell. Lucifer makes it a point to plot bringing Morpheus down.
The finale opens the possibilities of more stories to tell especially with Lucifer aiming to bring Morpheus down and possibly bring an end to both the Dreaming and the waking world for hell's expansion plan.
However, to date, there is still no confirmation yet whether Netflix would renew The Sandman for Season 2 but with the finale leaving room for what may come next, it is highly possible but it still depends on the streaming platform whether to renew or not.
There are still a lot of material to base on should there be The Sandman Season 2 given that the comics of Neil Gaiman has ten volumes. It could even lead to a spinoff series or a prequel of the show since only "Preludes and Nocturnes" and "The Doll's House" have been covered so far.
The Sandman is now streaming on Netflix.