The Story: Wife leaves husband. Husband stuck with kid. Wife comes back. Custody battle. Wife wins kid. Wife changes mind. Husband gets kid.
[The final Scene:]
What Happened After the Cameras Stopped: On her way up to see kid, wife has a realization. She rushes back down to the lobby and into the welcoming embrace of husband. The two have a great conversation. It is, in fact, the best conversation they've had in years. They can't remember the last time they were this happy. Yes they can—before they had kid.
Husband says, "You're right. Everything was fine until kid was born."
"You and I work. It's kid that's the problem."
"Well, you know what we have to do."
The two, arm-in-arm, head up to husband's apartment. Upon entering, husband calls to the other room, "Kid come in here. There's something important your mother and I have to discuss with you."
"Is it something I did?"
In unison husband and wife respond "yes," and then giggle to each other. When kid enters the room, husband motions him over to the couch. "Sit down, kid."
"Am I in trouble?"
"No; and neither, anymore, is our marriage. Now kid, you've probably noticed that your mother and I haven't been living together for over a year and a half now. I'm sure you have a lot of questions and concerns about this, but please know that your mother and I still love...each other very much. We don't want you to think that this divorce was our fault."
"No, kid. The blame lies squarely on your shoulders. If you hadn't come along, we'd still be happy, we'd still be married. But we've now realized that we don't have to let you stand in our way anymore. We're gonna make another go of it.
"So, we'll all be living together again?"
"Not quite," replies father. "I mean, your mother and I will be happy again."
"What about me?"
"That's the best part—you won't be here," replies mother.
"But where'll I go; what'll I do?"
"Yay, I love the circus."
Saying their last goodbye to kid, husband and wife walk away from kid's new home, a circus cage. After taking in the scene one last time, witnessing all that the freak-show has to offer, husband once again admires the craftsmanship in the lovingly detailed sign posted above kid's cage: The Marriage Destroyer.