The Sad Truth Of What Happens After Love Actually Ends
Published – 12/21/2018 10:00 pm
Love Actually is a Christmas movie staple, alongside such classics as Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
With a cast of A-list stars playing out nine interconnected stories, it’s definitely a film worth watching around the holidays.
And, like many fan-favorite films, Love Actually has caused some viewers to wonder just what may have happened to its characters after the movie’s final scenes, especially married couple Karen and Harry, portrayed by Emma Thompson and the late Alan Rickman. As a refresher, despite having a family with his wife, Harry pursues an affair with his seductive secretary, Mia. When Karen finds a necklace in Harry’s coat pocket, she assumes it’s his Christmas gift to her. However, when she excitedly opens her present from Harry only to find a Joni Mitchell CD, she quickly realizes that Harry must have gifted the necklace to another woman. Of course, that woman is Mia. Though Karen later confronts her husband about the affair, the couple still appear to be together at the end of the film, despite obvious distance between the two.