The eighth episode of Netflix's Love, Death & Robots titled 'In Vaulted Halls Entombed', follows a group of soldiers who go on a mission to rescue hostages in the cave. Reddit users, especially, are curious to know how the episode ended. Follow the article to know more about the ending of Episode 8 of the Netflix series and if the monster, in the end, was Cthulhu.
Love, Death + Robots, a Netflix animated series, explores life outside of humans. Every episode is a short story that in some way hints at the end of human civilization. The apocalypse is an unavoidable reality in the world of Love, Death & Robots, and the series imagines how the Earth might be destroyed by robots, zombies, extraterrestrial beings, or even human stupidity.
In its eighth episode titled In Vaulted Halls Entombed, Love, Death & Robots Season 3 explores the military thriller genre. However, like most of the stories in the anthology series, the entry incorporates some science-fiction aspects to explore some larger themes. Jerome Chen directed the episode which is based on a short tale by Alex Baxter.
It follows a Special Forces unit as they try to locate a group of hostages held captive in a secret cave. What follows is a terrifying event that ends in a third-kind close contact. The episode finishes on a dramatic cliffhanger, leaving fans grasping for answers. Let's know what happens in 'In Vaulted Halls Entombed' and how the episode ends.
Love, Death and Robots Episode 8: In Vaulted Halls Entombed Explained!
The eighth episode starts with a hostage situation that is being reconned by a special forces group. They see rebels entering a tunnel and decide to chase them down. As they enter the cave, they notice a number of skeletal remains. The army tag identifies the first body as that of the hostage, and they deduce that the remaining dead belong to the insurgents.
A spider-like monster lands on one of the soldiers' backs as they worry over how this could happen when they just saw them. A swarm of these spider things attacks the group shortly after, consuming their flesh. They find themselves racing in the opposite direction of the cave's exit and ending up in a massive chamber further down.
There are only three people who have survived: Sgt. Coulthard, Spencer, and Harper. After seeing a tunnel on the other side, they descend the massive stairs. An army of creatures with razor-like legs attacks them next. They kill Spencer, leaving only Sgt. Coulthard and Harper from the rescue mission.
Except for Coulthard and Harper, all of the soldiers were killed by the cave spiders. A tunnel that could transport them back to the surface provided them with a chance to escape. The two are confined in a prison where an ancient evil god is imprisoned. The god brings back terrifying pictures of world devastation in Coulthard and Harper's heads, then asks that they release it and set it free.
Later in the show, Coulthard obediently follows the god's directions while under the god's power as his consciousness is taken over by the eldritch evil, and the soldier tries to free him. On the other hand, Harper has snapped out of it and is attempting to stop her sergeant. She foils his plan by jumping on him as he tries to detonate the last grenade.
Coulthard, hypnotized, tries to kill Harper with a knife. But she moves quickly and shoots him before he can free the evil god. Enraged at her friend's death, she fires her rifle at the elder god, but it does no damage.
It is deep golden eyes that keep begging her to let him go, however, Harper makes it out of the tunnels, but her eyes have been taken with her knife, and her mind has been destroyed by the sight of the elder god. However, many fans believe that the evil god looked like a Cthulhu. As of now, we're unaware of what exactly it is. We'll soon get back to you as soon as we get any information.