A monster made up of bodies and souls. An absolute madman who is determined to kill. A grieving widow. Zero rules.
On the way to the series finale of Lisey’s story, our titular heroine faces the strangest royal rumble of her life. But with a strong will to live and the love of her late husband by her side, Lisey is done running away from Jim Dooley, the life-threatening stalker, in her husband’s unpublished work. This is when she must fight back to end the madness once and for all… or die trying.
So how did this latest Stephen King adaptation go? Read on for a full summary.
At the top, Lisey is deep in the Boo-ya Moon, luring the Long Boy out as she slowly moves toward the pool. Dooley is also lurking in the darkness, and that maniac wants to make her bleed again.
The archenemies find each other and both stare up at the behemoth above the treeline. Before a word can be spoken, Lisey smashes his face in with her shovel, and a violent struggle ensues. He grabs her hand, breaks a metacarpal bone and then (very alertly!) bites it hard. He’s going to headbut her (what’s with this guy and heat punches?), but she blocks it with the trusty kick.
As the Long Boy approaches, Dooley looks up and yells, “I’m Scott Landon’s son. I am a prophet. I am the lighthouse. Beam me up, Scott,” he says, arms raised above his head. The monster picks up the psychopath and makes him fall to the ground. Like a cat with a mouse, he picks it up again and crushes it in his hand. Dooley screams in pain as he is torn apart by the rest of the bodies that make up the Long Boy. Aaan and that’s Lisey’s cue to jump out of there as fast as possible.
She wades into the pool, past the series of ghostly onlookers. Then she is transported back to her bathroom. The sisters all hug each other. “He’s gone,” she tells them. “Scott was there for you and guided you the whole time, wasn’t he?” asks Amanda. He was, Lisey responds.
Outside her house, inside her factual pool, Jim Dooley’s mutilated, dismembered body parts float in the water. She packs up the pieces and floats them to a river. Little by little, she lets what’s left of Dooley into the running water below. Then she calls the police to report the murder of Officer Beckman.
The next day, Officer Richards is suspicious that Lisey didn’t ask about Dooley. He says that since Dooley shot Beckman “like a dog”, he wouldn’t cry himself to sleep if something happened to the killer. Lisey says she doesn’t think anyone would find the body if they did. “Is there something you’re not telling me?” asks the agent. “Yes,” she says soberly.
Later, Lisey asks Amanda about the Shrouded Ones, aka the scary people who sit by Boo’ya’s pool. Amanda confirms that they are dead, but they move on quickly. However, some will last. At least for a while.
Lisey visits the Boo’ya Moon one last time and follows a string on the ground to a box with a message. It says, “Bool! The end!” Inside is a folder with her name on it. She opens it and the first page reads “Lisey’s Story, by Scott Landon.”
The story is about Scott and his garbage bag, sorry-excuse-a-father after the death of his brother, Paul. After Dad forces him to eat a moldy sandwich, he tells the boy to be brave. He also promises not to hurt young Scottie again. (But Daddy also hallucinates that he hears his dead son through the house, soooo yeahhhh.)
Dad sends Scott on another Bool Hunt, and as the boy runs around collecting clues, Dad puts his gun in his mouth. Instead of blowing out the back of his skull, he grabs a bottle of vodka, slurps half of it, and throws it on the floor. When Scottie gets to the last clue, it says, “Kill me. Put me with Paul. Please Scott.” Daddy, meanwhile, lies drunk on the couch. Little Scott grabs a pickaxe and goes to work. He lifts the tools deep into his father’s stomach. Using a tractor and a rope, he pulls the bloodied body out of the house and throws it into the well. AND HE EARNED IT TOO (I said what I said!) The next day the boy tells the townspeople that his father got up and left with his brother, and then he got into child support.
By telling Lisey the last part of the story, Scott is finally released. “You have been the anchor that has held me in this world all this time,” he writes to Lisey. “You were always saving me, Lisey, so I left you a bool hunt so you could save Amanda… but most of the time I left it so you can remember and move on. That’s your real prize. And now that you have all of me, I know you can do it.”
Still in the Boo’ya Moon, Lisey grabs her shovel and heads straight for the Long Boy. “I need to see him again,” she tells the monster. She kicks the creature and surprisingly it doesn’t follow her back to the pool. She finds Scott’s Afghan on the stairs, but he is already in the water, standing with a shroud over his head. He calls her “Babyluv” one last time, while we’re treated to a montage of Lisey and Scott’s lives together. A life of happiness, hope, love, milestones. We go back to the Shrouded version of Scott as he plunges deep into the pool water and disappears. Lisey wraps herself in the mustard-colored Afghan and sits down, remembering a childhood full of happiness she shared with Amanda and Darla.
We go to her bathroom and she turns off the sink one last time. Her sisters are there to greet her. “He’s gone now,” she tells them. “But I am not.” They all leave the den and the lighthouse in the corner creeps on. It spins a few times and pervades the darkness with its blindingly bright light before going out.
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