The Dial of Destiny ending: "Deeply happy" she returned for finale

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" marks the end of the franchise's titular character after 42 years. 

The film ends with Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood reuniting after years of estrangement following the death of their son, Mutt, in Vietnam. 

The emotional scene between Indy and Marion heavily references their romantic interactions in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." 

Marion's appearance in the film is brief but serves as the emotional lynchpin of the whole feature, providing closure to decades of love for the franchise 

Karen Allen initially expressed disappointment with how Marion was incorporated into the story 

However, Allen ultimately felt deeply happy that Marion was included in the film's ending, as it meant Indy and Marion would ride off in the sunset together. 

Allen's brief appearance in the film was kept hidden in the marketing and only took a couple of days to shoot. 

Marion's character is described as vibrant and wonderful, and it would have been heartbreaking to see her vanish without a proper conclusion.