On her 80th birthday, Maude takes tablets to kill herself, but doesn't tell Harold until it's too late. He rushes her to the hospital but she dies. Grief-stricken, he races off in his Jaguar-Hearse. We see it sailing off a cliff and crashing on the rocks in the surf. Finally the camera pans up to reveal Harold standing at the edge, playing "If You Want to Be Free, Be Free" on his banjo.