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- What do you know: Birdman wakes Riggan up and starts talking to him. And it's not just the voice—this Birdman is the real deal, a dude in a big, black, bird suit.
- He follows Riggan around, walking or flying behind him. He talks about what they used to be together and how they should go back to being movie stars.
- Everything around Riggan erupts into action: the swat team rolls up, missiles are shot, helicopters wheel overhead with guns blazing, a giant robotic bird appears out of nowhere.
- "People love this s***," Birdman tells him.
- Riggan begins to levitate up to the top story of a building and Birdman tells him they need to go out on their terms, with a bang.
- People below are worried he will jump; they know it's Birdman up there.
- On the roof, a man helps him away from the ledge, but Riggan suddenly turns and leaps off the building…and starts flying.
- He flies above the streets and Birdman tells him he belongs here, above everyone else.
- He lands in front of the theater and walks inside. The day fades to night.