Wow, wait to comment, and you can really get far back in the queue!
Anyway, I missed the first ending, but the ending here is pretty good. What this seems like to me is a folk song. The images are good for it in sort of a “Deliverance” way. A good folk song ending would not be so open-ended, though. They’d just up and die, or go to jail, or hurt each other real bad.