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Thirteen Lives ending explained – a hero’s welcome

August 5, 2022

This article is about the Amazon Original Thirteen Lives movie ending and contains spoilers.

From our review: “A true-to-life account, Thirteen Lives, on Amazon Prime, tells the story of a boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave in Thailand for 18 days and the heroic attempt to save them. ”

Volunteers come up with an ingenious idea to use bamboo as a makeshift pipe to direct water away from sink holes and just in time, the monsoon seems to be on its way.

The divers finally seem to have a mask small enough to fit the smallest boy, they sit on a cup of tea and stare up at the sky as the heavens open up. As the rain falls, the divers discuss the feasibility of the rescue remaining as the rain falls. “You die in a cave if you want Jason, but if I’m not sure I’m going out, I’m not going in.”

When they arrive in the cave they decide that if they move quickly they can do it and the decision is made to begin the final stage of the rescue.

Chai is fitted for his little mask, fearing that it still won’t work. Harry puts the last boys underneath and they get to work. First with Chai, the smallest boy.

Chris runs into trouble, along the way he loses hold of the guide rope and is forced deep into the cave, slightly disoriented, he is forced to continue unsure of his bearings.

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Meanwhile, the rain continues to fall and despite the volunteers’ best efforts, the cave begins to flood again.

Chai and Jason return safe and sound. Fortunately, the boy’s mask remained in place.

Chris seems to have made himself safe with his boy but he is clearly panicked and unsure of his surroundings. He crouches down and waits for support. Luckily, Rick isn’t far behind and tells him to sit still and wait for Harry to look at him and leave instructions for him to do what Harry says is best.

Amazon Original Movie Thirteen Lives ending explained

Harry arrives at Chris’ location and checks the boy to make sure he’s okay, he tops him up with anesthetic. After a short discussion, Harry takes charge of transporting the boy.

Meanwhile, the remaining Navy Seals leave the caves.

Harry arrives with the boy safe and sound and everyone waits anxiously for Chris and the remaining Seals.

Eventually Chris makes it out in one piece but before the celebrations can begin the flood suddenly intensifies and the last of the Seals appear to be in trouble. At this point, the pumps start to explode and it looks like the cave needs to be evacuated. One by one, the last seals come out and the celebrations can begin.

Once safely inside, the divers begin to laugh in relief, all except Chris who is clearly shocked by his very near accident.

The Governor delivers a moving speech of thanks for all who helped, volunteered and sacrificed to bring the boys home safely. The tearful parents thank the divers but just as they are about to relax, Harry looks upset; his father died while they were in the caves.


Gradually everyone drifts away until John and Rick arrive home, John is greeted by his son, and Rick goes to his empty house. The boys’ parents rush to the hospital to see them for an emotional reunion.

The film ends with dedications to the two Navy Seals who lost their lives in the rescue.

What did you think of the original Amazon Thirteen Lives movie and ending? Comments below.

You can watch this movie with an Amazon Prime subscription.

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