Originally Posted by Draco Senior
I'm not sure how to read the ending of San Junipero. On the one hand, I agree that Yorkie and Kelly have a bond that will probably spare them from joining the ranks of The Quagmire. On the other hand, they are dead now; they will presumably "live" in San Junipero until it's shut down. But when they have so long to be there, will they eventually grow bored of the town? Of each other? Can they travel to other towns and cities from the "real world" to alleviate that potential boredom, or are there limitations to the technology?
From what Yorkie said, it seems like you still have the choice to move on from San Junipero, even after you've "permanently" moved there. So if Kelly does eventually want to "leave" to see if she'll be with her husband and daughter again, she'll be able to do that, and perhaps Yorkie will chose to move on as well. Or perhaps they'll be there forever, or until it shuts down. Who knows? Frankly, I don't particularly care, or about the basic upkeep, because it's so beautifully executed as a piece of writing and performance.
What an utterly marvelous episode of television San Junipero was. So much warmth, compassion, and love for its characters, and such a great way of completely committing to its gimmick to explore this question. One of the best works of art I've seen in 2016, period.