When the movie was over, I realized that the world was surrounded by darkness
Back at the zoetrope, where poor Jacob is doomed to roll the barrel perhaps forever, pedal-powering the pan of the enjoyable landscape past our nightsight eyes.
Through the Earth and Beyond:
Someone is watching with him, through a pair of cross-time eyes that strangely resemble those of his grandfather, James Hive-Maker, as Hive-Maker will appear at a singular moment in the (at that time) future life of Zoltan Abbassid.
At the end of this vision, Jacob finds himself walking again in a dark world, heading inexorably towards someplace that he cannot name, a planet with a waiting victim.