Saw X (2023) Ending Explained – Does anyone survive Jigsaw’s revenge?

Saw X Plot Summary

This story takes place between the events of Saw and Saw II, and it sees John Kramer (Tobin Bell) and his original sidekick, Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith), searching for a cure for his terminal cancer. John travels to Mexico for a medical procedure, billed as a groundbreaking new cancer treatment by neurosurgeon Dr. Cecilia Pederson (Synnøve Macody Lund). However, John discovers the experiment is a con, so he kidnaps the doctor and her team and subjects them to his well-known form of justice.

What happens in the third act of Saw X? 

After the death of two of Cecilia’s team, after enduring the violent tests, a man called Parker, who was a recipient of the same treatment as Kramer, returns to the warehouse with a gun, demanding a refund for his botched operation. Amanda knocks him out and brings him to watch the character of Gabriela do her test. 

Gabriela manages to complete her test, and she survives. As John and Amanda plan to take her to the hospital for her injuries to be treated, Parker gets his gun back. In a twist, it’s revealed that he is Cecilia’s partner, and he’s come to save her. He makes John and Amanda free her, and Cecilia kills Gabriela. 

Parker and Cecilia lock John up, and this coincides with a young boy called Carlos arriving at the warehouse. Cecilia manages to convince him to come inside and locks him up opposite John. 

Cecilia and Parker go upstairs to reclaim the bag of money, but instead, a trap is triggered that locks them in the area, and the room fills with poison. Amanda frees John and Carlos, and the movie shows flashbacks to aid the revelation of the mystery. The cab driver who originally took John to the warehouse is shown to have told John that Parker was Cecilia’s partner. John had actually given Parker his own test by switching the bullets in his gun for dud ones. Parker failed the test by getting his gun and turning on John and Amanda. 

How does Saw X End?

John tells the doomed couple that there’s only one air hole in the room they are trapped in, so only one of them can survive. Cecilia turns on Parker and kills him, and sticks her head out of the air hole. With no logical way of actually escaping, she is stuck, clinging to her life. 

John and Amanda leave the warehouse with Carlos in tow, and in an act of kindness, John gives Carlos the bag of money as a prize for surviving the trap. 

Is there a post-credits scene at the end of Saw X? 

Yes, there is a post-credits scene at the end of Saw X that shows how John dealt with Henry (Michael Beach), who was the support group member who told him about Cecilia’s “groundbreaking” cancer treatment. It appears mid-credits, and it’s worth sticking around for. 

The scene shows Henry waking up in a trap, when John and Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) walk into the room. The game commences as John comments on how Henry no longer has the scar on his stomach from his apparent life-saving surgery. 


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