It Takes Two tells the story of May and Cody, a couple that is so stressed out from work and the pressure of raising their daughter, Rose, that they’ve decided to separate. After rose hears this news, she runs to her room and tearfully wishes that they would stay together. What follows is a mystical, magical, and surprisingly dark journey of reflection and communication. Here is the It Takes Two ending explained for those that want to know.
*** Be warned, there are spoilers for It Takes Two ahead. Specifically, we’ll be going over the closing events of the game, which answers and explains any of the questions you have around the story. If you’re looking to enjoy the game spoiler-free, turn back now. ***
It Takes Two Ending Explained
Throughout their journey through the dreamscape world that Rose has transported them to, May and Cody face a slew of bite-sized enemies and toys brought to life, including Vacuums, Wasps, and Space Baboons. While their goal at first is to simply get back to their bodies via their daughter’s magical tears, they soon learn that this may not be their only priority.
Throughout each level, the couple cooperate together using powers that reflect issues in their relationships to overcome tough obstacles, including a cloning ability that allows May be in two places at once. Alongside these metaphors, they also learn how much their daughter is truly struggling due to the state of her parents’ relationship.
This all culminates in the final level, The Attic. As they enter this level, the Book of Love appears and opens up May’s old record player suitcase.
He then talks about how much May used to sing, as well as how she doesn’t do it anymore. In order to get back to their bodies, the Book of Love needs them to put on a show.
Too scared of making a fool of herself, May is considerably reluctant to perform, even with Cody cheering her on as her number one fan. Despite her unease, they run around the attic, setting up the area for the show of a lifetime.
Once everything is eventually set up, May begins to panic, as she is worried that if it isn’t perfect she’ll let everyone down. The Book of Love then tells her, “You weren’t born to be perfect. You were born to be you.”
As she is about to go out on stage, the scene cuts to Rose, who has packed a bag and is prepared to run away from home. She stops by the attic as she hears the record player, and brings it to May’s unconscious body on the couch.
She then lets May know that she found her mother’s favorite song, and that she can listen to it when she feels better.
With the support of Cody from the rafters, May finds her confidence and begins to sing. As the song crescendos, they both float into the air toward each other. With one final prompt, they embrace each other, as fireworks go off in the background.
The Book of Love appears, stating, “Love heals all,” before disappearing and sending May and Cody back to their bodies.
End Credits Scene
As soon as May and Cody return, they find each other and celebrate that they are back in their bodies. Right afterward, they look for Rose, finding a note that states the following:
Dear Mom and Dad,
I’m sorry if I did this to you. I know how to make everything good again. All you have to do is stop fighting. I know I’m not the perfect daughter.
I’m sorry I don’t like to brush my teeth. I’m sorry I read books after bedtime. I’m sorry I don’t put my toys where they should be.
I know it is my fault you want a divorce. I’ll leave you alone so you can become friends again. You should be friends.
I love you, mom. I love you, dad.
P.S. I have my pocket money to buy a bus ticket. Don’t worry, I packed a sandwich and a lollypop.
Right after the letter ends, May and Cody track Rose down at the bus station bench near their house. They explain that the divorce was never her fault and that they will always be there for her.
As Rose gets up, the Book of Love falls out of her bag. They pick up the book and begin to walk back to their house hand in hand, as Cody asks Rose who she thinks would win between a giant squirrel and her mom.
That’s the ending of It Takes Two explained. If you feel like you have any questions about the plot, feel free to shoot us a comment down below, and we’ll try to answer them as best as we can!
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