The story follows the book up to the point where Jake returns from the alternate future he created. He exchanges words with Richard Lang, the Green Card Man. Instead of being passive, Jake grows more angry. He accuses Lang of starting this whole mess, something Lang admits to in a veiled way. The name Dr. Frankenstein gets tossed out at one moment. Jake wants to go back and save Sadie but Lang tells him it's wrong. Jake and Lang argue. Jake reaches breaking point and punches Lang down and starts to leave. Lang tackles him, they struggle. Jake...what?...Pushes him so that Lang's impaled on something? cuts Green Card's throat with bottle glass? Lang does it to himself saying, "Is this what you want Jake?!!! Jake says, yes, it is what he wants. Green Card cuts throat. Jake leaves, catches bus to Derry and kills Dunning then save C. Poulin. He makes his way not to Dallas but Las Vegas and manages to catch Sadie on the rebound from her divorce. It's not easy but he gains her trust, and love. He's a big boost to her confidence through her divorce. They get teaching jobs and Jake saves enough so that one day out of the blue he asks Sadie if she'd like to travel around maybe see the world.
Jake mentions it was the craziest idea he's ever had, even crazier than stopping Oswald. Jake knows he might be tempting fate, but something in him just says go for it so he puts the question to Sadie. She considers this question and at last decides yes and Jake books them a flight to Europe, this is around 1958 going on 59.
Cut to present day in Derry Maine. Jake and Sadie, older now but still hale and still very much in love (Sadie looking especially ravishing with an unscarred face), are making there way past the Derry Civic Center. On the Marquee reads the following.
Coming Feb. 19th One Night only Derryfest Presents The Beatles 56th Anniversary Tour. With Musical Guests Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. Special Concert Broadcast presented by Rich "Records" Tozier's All Dead Rock Show. Special Exclusive Interview with Rich "Records" Tozier after concert.
Jake and Sadie look at the marquee then each other and smile. Sadie says she still has no idea how they could manage to be so lucky in running into them when they did. Jake admits he is too, he never knew the first thing about show business. They get in Jake's car and drive out of Derry. Jake comments that the place feels different from the last he was there, less haunted somehow.
As they drive away they pass through Lisbon Falls and Jake is overcome with nostalgia. He passes by Worumbo Mills and as he does, Jake sees someone on the sidewalk in front of the old building. As the car passes the man takes out an umbrella with he opens, then pumps twice in the air. The man then folds the umbrella and walks away, disappearing behind the Mill. Jake watches all this and sees the man look directly at him as he performs his actions. Jake screeches car to a halt Sadie is confused, wants to know what's the matter, Jake tells her to wait in the car. He runs around to the back of the Mill, looking for the Umbrella Man. He doesn't find him, but he does the man, but he does see the umbrella lying in front of the spot where the rabbit hole used to be. Jake thinks of picking it up, decides better, and walks off back to Sadie, and their life together.
So, what do you think?