After Ripley and Hicks have another adventure battling aliens, we're treated to this plot twist: They're both in a nursing home. The events of Alien 3, 4, and 5 were all in their heads as a result of PTSD and dementia.INT. NURSING HOME - DAY
Ripley and Hicks sit in wheelchairs in front of a window with a beautiful view of a forrest. Birds can be heard chirping outside. A nurse approaches Ripley with a cup of pills and a tray of food.
Time for your meds, Ellen.
Sure, Ellen, but please...
I'M NOT ELLEN, I'M A CLONE!
I know, but you still need to take your-
THERE WAS AN EGG ON THE SULACO AND JOSS WHEDEN WROTE A BAD MOVIE!
Ellen, neither of those things are possible. You obviously need these meds, so please open up.
GET IT OFF MY FACE!
Ripley finally takes her pills.
Get it off... my... fa-
The nurse picks up some pudding and tries to spoon-feed Ripley.
Now eat up, Ellen.
(slapping the spoon away)
WE'VE GOT TO GET TO THE BETTY!
Nurse gets frustrated and slaps her.
Get away from her you BITCH!
A overweight, middle-aged Newt stands in the doorway. The nurse leaves as Newt steps in to spoon-feed Ripley.
Come on, Ripley. You've gotta eat this.
(blankly staring off into space)
I risked my ass to save that little shit and she f**king drowned days later. What a waste of time.
Newt's eyes fill with tears. A loud fart emanates from Hicks. Newt throws the spoon on the ground and storms out.
Pull back from Ripley and Hicks sitting alone, waiting to die.
Behind them, the window flickers off and the birds cease chirping, as it was just a digital screen.
FADE TO BLACK.
POST CREDITS SCENE:
After the last credit rolls off-screen, David Fincher steps into frame. He raises his middle finger at the audience.
CUT TO BLACK.