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S&M s3 e5 spoiler. Ending. What's going on?

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Hello

Max dies and comes back alive. Exactly how does this happen? I remember something about a time machine in past seasons but how is this relevant? How does max know the exact time and space to warp to? It has been some time since previous seasons so I am rusty.

Also what's the big deal of everyone dying in tt games?

Morgan leflay
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It is not the same as lucasarts mixing alcohol and medicine together in monkey 3

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  • are you suggesting max is smart?

  • Alternate Sam could be smart. Maybe he used his psychic powers to print up all necessary cards, including the one needed after he would explode. :)

  • What? Of course Max is smart. He's the one who does the lateral thinking.

  • Proof Max's smart: he was able to overthrown a tyrant while he was only a brain in a jar.

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    Max doesn't walk around aimlessly, say inappropriate things, and do dangerous things because he's not smart, he does them because he has a short attention span and acts on impulse (see the lyrics to World of Max).

    The way I saw the ending wasn't that Max came in from an alternate timeline (Sam did refer to him as "past Max" not "alternate reality Max"), but that he was having a similar adventure somewhere else with past Sam (like how Flint Paper said he was having a very similar adventure to Sam & Max during Season One). The way I saw it, the Sam & Max we were following were paradoxes (because when the past Sam & Max stole the time machine they had to complete the events of Situation Comedy completely different since they didn't have the recording contract). The past Sam & Max continued on, changing things, making the Sam & Max we were following become out of sync with the timeline. When past Sam was killed after he became a giant monster, past Max took the time booth (which he could still have, since the events of Season Two would be completely different, and because they were different he could still have the card programmer. So, he could have scanned anyone from Season Three to get to Sam's present place in time - even possibly Sam himself, because it's not known whether the past Sam & Max ever scanned past Sam and whether the scan would lead to the same place in time since the events were different).

    Since Max acts on impulse, it would make sense that since past Max still has the time machine, he'd have been randomly scanning people during his adventures with past Sam and that he'd use those cards to travel around aimlessly after past Sam died. It's likely that the machine taking him to Sam was completely unknown to him since Max looked surprised at the machine taking him to Sam as well.

    And, as for the two Sams and two Maxes in one universe paradox, I look at it like Bender's Big Game. One Max was killed and one Sam was killed, now there's only one Sam and only one Max, as it should be. So, the universe corrected itself.

  • @Jennifer said: And, as for the two Sams and two Maxes in one universe paradox, I look at it like Bender's Big Game. One Max was killed and one Sam was killed, now there's only one Sam and only one Max, as it should be. So, the universe corrected itself.

    So what would happen if 100 Maxes hid under the office after using time travel?

  • @ryannumber1gamer said: So what would happen if 100 Maxes hid under the office after using time travel?

    Season 4 would begin.

  • I dunno, it make sense to me.

    When Sam and Max screwed up the timeline by stealing their future selves' time machine, they pretty much were left to have their own adventures. We don't know the details of what happened, other than the ones Max gave us (Sam becoming an electromagnetic monster and being killed in some delightful, terrible way)
    You can think of it as the ending of their own personal Season 3 we never got to see.
    Personally, I like the idea that Sam wound up becoming the monster in the timestream where the duo had a time machine, since it implies they unintentionally screwed with events that would have set The Devil's Playhouse in motion and wound up causing....whatever happened.


    As for Max knowing he was meant to replace his friend, you're giving him too much credit. This is Max we're talking about. He was probably aimlessly jumping around until he found Sam, without any sort of forethought about things like his doppleganger.
    I assume he would have just tried to kill him and take his place.
    (Sorta) fortunately, he happened upon Sam experiencing a similar partner-loss situation.



    The more you think about it, the more perfectly Sam & Max the whole ending is. They enjoy the hell out of what they do, and completely disregard anything besides their main goal.
    The pair altered the beginning of the universe, just to get a chicken. They even have their own wing of hell, for chrissakes.

    So that whole elevator thing was a fun change of pace: to only see the consequence of that kind of universe-altering side effect, rather than the act itself. Not that they care. For anybody else, this friend-from-a-different-timestream thing would have been a problem, but Sam & Max would just shrug it off.
    It doesn't matter whether it's the "real" partner, just that they got their friend back.

  • I think it is a happy ending and It may be a bit paradoxy but it is Sam and Max what do you expect

    It parallel past Max and Sam and Max live happily ever after

    It doesn't need explaining it just leaves the future open and allows for a possible happy ending

  • People really need to stop trying to find logic in this game and realize they're playing Sam & Max :P

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