People Thought Netflix Changed the Ending of ‘The Notebook’ and Freaked Out

Big oops, Netflix. You can’t just go and change the ending to a blockbuster romantic drama—in this case, The Notebookand not tell anyone. But that they did.

In case it’s been a while since you’ve seen the 2004 tearjerker starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, here’s a basic synopsis (spoilers ahead, obv):

In the present-day, elderly “Duke” narrates the story of lovers Noah (Gosling) and Allie (McAdams) to a fellow nursing home resident. Plot twist, “Duke” is Noah and he’s telling the story to Allie who can’t remember because she has dementia. She eventually remembers, they embrace, then they both die. It is not uplifting.

But when Netflix started streaming the film in the U.K., everyone who’d seen it before (aka everyone) noticed a slight difference in the ending: Instead of the whole “embracing and dying”thing, the final shot of them in bed together was replaced with a shot of birds. Birds flying over a lake.

Naturally, people are pissed:

Some viewers went so far as to threaten cancellation of their accounts, which we know they won’t do because there’s still a second season of You yet to come.

Netflix U.K. has since followed up saying it wasn’t their intent, they didn’t do it on purpose and that version was just supplied to them.

Oh, yeah, a likely story.