I wasn't sure how to end my screenplay, after a few rewrites and I gave some readers and writers a selection of endings to pick from. Most picked this ending as the best: Basically the cops are tailing the villains hoping they will commit another crime to catch them in the act, and take them down. They follow the gang around for a few days or even weeks, and I can show them following the gang around for a long amount of time in a montage. After that, the gang commits their next crime and the cops stop them in the act. However, the ending keeps rubbing me in a bad way, and I just can't help but feel there is something wrong with it. For one thing, the cops do not have to do anything to get the villains to incriminate themselves, nor do they have to stop the threat by a certain time limit. Usually in thrillers it seems the steaks are higher, yet these cops are free to keep watching them for who knows how long till they finally commit their next crime and can be caught. It feels like the villains are throwing the heroes a bone, and the heroes just have to sit back and wait, without really having the challenge of having to do more than just sit and wait. It feels like the villain's give them a freebee. Another thing is, that if the cops cannot do anything but wait for the villain to commit their next crime, they will have no choice but to stop their next crime when they arrest them, obviously. This means that in the end, the villains will be charged with attempted kidnapping and nothing more. But that kind of charge is a much lesser sentence, compared to all the previous kidnappings and murders they committed before. Even though the cops now caught them with attempted kidnapping, in the act, they cannot link that to any of the previous ones. And the crooks won't talk about the previous ones of course, cause that will just get them into more trouble obviously. So it feels to me, that the villains throw the police a bone for the police to get lucky and catch them, and not only that, but the bone they threw will now yield a much lighter sentence, than deserved. But I was told by other writers and readers, that perhaps that's a strength to play off of, but to me it doesn't really feel set up for that them wise. But I was told I over analyze it. I also do not know if I like the idea of having a climax have a montage in it. Usually montages are used for effect earlier in a story, but to have your big climax in a thriller have one, till the crooks commit a crime after waiting, just comes off as possibly anticlimatic for me. But maybe I doubt myself too much and the others are right. What do you think? Is that a really good ending, or is their something wrong with it at all?