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In the end of the film,

Winston

shoots John Wick and he falls off the roof.

Seeing that,

Charon

says, Well played, sir (?).

I did not watch the movie in English, and I am a bit confused if some meaning was lost in translation (and whether it was indeed "well played" in the original).

What of the following actually happened?

  • The shooter actually tried to kill John Wick, which the other person understood and approved.
  • The shooter made it look like he is trying to kill John Wick, which the other person understood and approved.
  • The shooter actually tried to kill John Wick, but the other person understood it as a well played ruse which they approved.
  • The shooter made it look like he is trying to kill John Wick, but the other person understood it as an honest assassination attempt, which they approved.
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    Not enough for an answer, but judging from Winston's reaction when he learned what happened to John, it seems like it was planned that way, so the second option applies. It is confusing though, because John must have known and therefore acted it out. Bold strategy, if true. – Ian May 31 at 8:08
  • I suspect it's intended to be deliberately ambiguous, especially given the very ending of the movie, so we may have to wait a few years for Chapter 4 to find out the answer. Personally I think John was in on the plan and that the adjudicator thought Winston was actually trying to kill John (your scenario #4). – Anthony Grist May 31 at 14:41
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    @AnthonyGrist The other person is not the adjudicator, but I agree that it might be intentionally ambiguous. I personally tend to think it is #3, given the very last words John Wick says on screen. – GSerg May 31 at 16:00
  • I'm voting to close this as primarily opinion-based because this will definitely be revealed in a future work (John Wick 4). Can't see Winston and Charon's subtlety here other than being intentionally ambiguous. – Jenayah Aug 16 at 19:21

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