The Ending Of Ice Explained | Love, Death & Robots Explained

The Ending of Love, Death & Robots Season 2 Episode 2 "Ice" (2021) Explained. Love, Death & Robots Explained.


Based on the short story by Rich Larson

Director by Robert Valley

Written by Philip Gelatt

Starring Archie Madekwe, Sebastian Croft, Beatriz Godinho

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  1. Brandon Aguirre

    Brandon Aguirre12 päivää sitten

    I couldn't stop thinking of the Gorillaz while watching this episode

  2. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 päivää sitten

    Right? The art style is pretty similar

  3. Stephanie Mitchell

    Stephanie Mitchell14 päivää sitten

    i feel like the creator made the new seer trailer from apex

  4. Axlphish M

    Axlphish M21 päivä sitten

    I was confused , they smoke meth and run from whales , and why doesnt that kid just get modded

  5. Tobias

    Tobias21 päivä sitten

    Who the fuck would be happy that someone faked an injury for you to feel extraordinary.

  6. Neos1heOne _

    Neos1heOne _Uukausi sitten

    I like this ending more than the short story. And those whales are beautiful!

  7. Kunal Srinivas

    Kunal SrinivasUukausi sitten

    good stuff

  8. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown26 päivää sitten

    Thank you!

  9. Mladen Bralovic

    Mladen BralovicUukausi sitten

    Great analysis man, keep it up.

  10. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown26 päivää sitten

    Thank you so much!

  11. Matchamoose

    MatchamooseUukausi sitten

    I still didn’t understand why Sedgwick. Wasn’t modded while Fletcher is.

  12. Matchamoose

    MatchamooseUukausi sitten

    @Amtra1778 ahh nice theory... I thought at first that Sedge just didn’t want to because he never thought he would actually live there eventually

  13. Amtra1778

    Amtra1778Uukausi sitten

    on earth it was rare, so maybe the parents only had enough money for one and only had the opportunity of doing it to the younger brother

  14. thorakvideos

    thorakvideosUukausi sitten

    So basicly you need to read the original shortstory for this to have a fulfilling ending... Zima blue was miles better than this...

  15. Think Pioneering

    Think PioneeringUukausi sitten

    "Modded" = REPLICANT..... you're welcome

  16. Mr Hai

    Mr HaiUukausi sitten

    Literally every short story can be made into an incredible TV show, love this one.

  17. BASH

    BASHUukausi sitten

    I think my favorite part of the episode was when they were playing like a hardcore version of hacky sack

  18. Onikoe

    OnikoeUukausi sitten

    Does anyone know any movies or shows that are similar to this episode

  19. Onikoe

    OnikoeUukausi sitten

    The animation style was unique, the entire idea of a new world where people are modded to preform beyond normal human capabilities is awesome. The fact that they can move so quickly and do these badass things is dope. But it’s the aesthetic of the episode that really draws me in, the whole dark and “cyber gothic” vibe it has with the character designs being more punk rock and rebellious looking, as well as the friendship aspect of the story and the way they seem to connect and interact with eachother.

  20. TheMateoSpain

    TheMateoSpainPäivä sitten

    Don't think it could be defined as a "style" in itself, but rather a composition of a lot more other stylizations in cartoons and modern art. Someone in another comment pointed out the work of Robert Valley and Tron: Uprising, and they do have a similar style

  21. Baron

    Baron14 päivää sitten

    do you know what the artstyle is called pls help

  22. Onikoe

    OnikoeUukausi sitten

    This episode along with shape shifters, good hunting, and pop squad were my favorites

  23. Onikoe

    OnikoeUukausi sitten

    Where can I watch the original short story

  24. Gintoki San

    Gintoki SanUukausi sitten

    I just don't get why they are disturbing the whales??? .

  25. Crhys

    CrhysUukausi sitten

    Awwwe im glad its a happy ending I got an eerie feeling from the ending before watching this

  26. rad xavier

    rad xavierUukausi sitten

    this animation style reminded me so much of Genndy Tartakovsky. easily my favorite episode.

  27. Think PIONEERing

    Think PIONEERingUukausi sitten

    Honestly the whole series shouldve had this animation style... the artwork is stand out enough to be its own thing.

  28. GreenDinoRanger

    GreenDinoRangerUukausi sitten

    I loved this episode of LD+R. I just wish it had been about 5 minutes longer.

  29. Zebediah Duarte

    Zebediah Duarte2 kuukautta sitten

    But why is he unmodded ?

  30. Zebediah Duarte

    Zebediah DuarteUukausi sitten

    @GreenDinoRanger My point is why did they enhance one kid but not the other? Totally unfair.

  31. GreenDinoRanger

    GreenDinoRangerUukausi sitten

    The original short story implied that Sedgewick was a natural birth whereas his brother was artificially born and implanted with mods whilst he was still a fetus.

  32. Logan Browne

    Logan Browne2 kuukautta sitten

    I love this animation style, its insanely beautiful and extremely nostalgic to me for some reason

  33. Melanie Felix

    Melanie FelixUukausi sitten

    @Bayshore that’s exactly what it reminded me of ! and that animated short film called pinched

  34. Bayshore

    BayshoreUukausi sitten

    If you're familiar with some of the Gorillaz' animated music videos and Disney's Tron: Uprising and Motor City, Robert Valley is the guy you might be interested in if you want to see more of this style.

  35. Logan Browne

    Logan BrowneUukausi sitten

    @Yasir Ali yeah the design is reminding me of Kim Possible or Danny Phantom, but with much more detail

  36. Yasir Ali

    Yasir AliUukausi sitten

    Same, i also couldn’t pin point the nostalgia but thinking a bit hard, it reminds me of the animation of samurai jack.

  37. Glenn

    Glenn2 kuukautta sitten

    If you look closely when they are all looking at the whales Sedgwick is holding up the wrong leg claiming it’s broken

  38. Supfellas

    Supfellas2 kuukautta sitten

    Very interesting video. I’ve never actually read the source material but I had such a different take away from the ending in the show. I thought that the younger brother faked his injury during the race in the hopes that his older brother would try to help him and then die in the process. The entire episode is so dark and dreary that I was primed to think that there was a more sinister side to the ending. Especially since the older brother is displayed as such a burden to the family.

  39. __ori0n dExus__

    __ori0n dExus__2 kuukautta sitten

    This episode gave me darling in the franx vibes with dome like plantations, resource harvesters and giant blue monsters just without the big mecha waifus

  40. LATSY 76

    LATSY 762 kuukautta sitten

    this episode was soo good my fav

  41. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    Solid favorite!

  42. Vorporal

    Vorporal2 kuukautta sitten

    I thought it could be interpreted that he pretended to get hurt to get rid of his unmodified brother

  43. Good Luck

    Good Luck2 kuukautta sitten

    Absolutely loved this episode only because he did a Ranger roll to get his brother up from the ground. What a fucking legend

  44. sapna

    sapna2 kuukautta sitten


  45. First name Last name

    First name Last name2 kuukautta sitten

    I gotta ask where is the death part of the story I get the robots and love but I got no death broke the formula

  46. sapna

    sapna2 kuukautta sitten

    Isn't living with the knowledge that everyone is better than you bad enough ? And they missed death by moments.

  47. SoDamnLucky

    SoDamnLucky2 kuukautta sitten

    This is the best episode of season 2 in my opinion and so many people just didnt understand what it was about. It has the LOWEST rating among ALL episodes on IMDB, which is a complete joke. If you enjoyed this episode you should definitely go there and submit your rating, to help it get out of there. It is so sad to see it.

  48. Aiden Haney

    Aiden HaneyUukausi sitten

    @GreenDinoRanger automated customer service was a joke. This whole season was kinda disappointing compared to season one. Ice was amazing though

  49. GreenDinoRanger

    GreenDinoRangerUukausi sitten

    Wait, really? That is crap. People actually liked Automated Customer Service more? Ugh.

  50. Jack

    Jack2 kuukautta sitten

    Tbh I hated this episode. Idk why.

  51. Lui Bank

    Lui Bank2 kuukautta sitten

    Each to their own

  52. Kelsey Yaldo

    Kelsey Yaldo2 kuukautta sitten

    Did you just call me Gerald hahah

  53. Lui Bank

    Lui Bank2 kuukautta sitten

    Hi Gerald!

  54. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    Oh, hey Gerald!

  55. Amani Olugbala

    Amani Olugbala2 kuukautta sitten

    Loved and appreciated this analysis thank you!

  56. SteamrollerUSA

    SteamrollerUSA2 kuukautta sitten

    I don't understand how it is confirmed? Through visual communication they don't imply ANY FAKED INJURY in there frames. Much to the contrary, they explicitly draw the viewer in to see that Fletch's fall was accidental. I think this topic is a waist of breath and clearly communicated to be as seen on frame. This was a life or death risk which, as his brother joined him spontaneously, had little to no chance of being preconceived. It just falls flat. The more important aspect is that the brother MAY WONDER if his brother was so careless, if he is surrounded by people that would let him die ("you're on your own, Fletch"), and if this experience sparks an interest for Sedgewick to be modified. Everybody wants to pretend he FELL ON PURPOSE which goes against all foretelling and visualisation. I put my money on the more obvious conclusion; THIS WAS TRULLY AN ACCIDENT.

  57. lijahmadeitfoo

    lijahmadeitfoo2 kuukautta sitten

    im pretty sure they implied him faking when he hopped right off his leg when they took his bros hat. & as pointed in the video he clearly uses his supposed fucked up leg ( that he happened to hurt like a min before ) to guide his fall

  58. Lobos222

    Lobos2222 kuukautta sitten

    You can argue the fall wasnt intentional or planned, but I would argue there are tell tale signs he wasnt injured from it and that in context of what happens afterwards is what matters.

  59. Lighting McKillYourSelf

    Lighting McKillYourSelf2 kuukautta sitten

    watching this high is great

  60. Gpcas9

    Gpcas92 kuukautta sitten

    Pretty much agree on this one. Also my favorite one and exactly for that moment in the end. Also find the new ending a refreshingly uplifting one in all the misery and dread the last season brought ;-) Although the new season wasn´t that hard hitting like the last one , it had a more "San Junipero" approach to the Black Mirror darkness of the last season. ;-) )

  61. GreenDinoRanger

    GreenDinoRangerUukausi sitten

    The second season felt rather toned down compared to season 1. I loved Ice, Pop Squad and Tall Grass, but the others felt like they were... lacking, for want of a better word.

  62. Magalita

    Magalita2 kuukautta sitten

    Where can I find the original short version?

  63. Ahmed

    Ahmed2 kuukautta sitten

    Your videos should be getting alot more views

  64. Linda Mooney

    Linda Mooney2 kuukautta sitten

    Why was one brother modded and the other was not ?

  65. Lui Bank

    Lui Bank2 kuukautta sitten


  66. Linda Mooney

    Linda Mooney2 kuukautta sitten

    @SoDamnLucky the modded brother wasn’t conceived normally. He was born in a “vat” or something probably representing maybe a surrogate /donor birth maybe the father became sterile from all the work in the factory and they used a sperm donor, for example , of someone of different race hence making the baby “modded” from birth. It’s seems like a well thought out work so I think it’s worth analysing. Would the parents buy expensive upgrades for the kid and not the other . It has to be a birth thing (or a representation of one) IMO. why else would they leave the older son out. It’s not mentioned that it was medical or anything it really comes across as more of a “don’t get a choice” thing that’s why big bro never comes across jealous. Inferior , yes. but I don’t think he feels like he got left out at Xmas or has to eat scraps of food. It’s just how things worked out. Genetics

  67. SoDamnLucky

    SoDamnLucky2 kuukautta sitten

    sadly we dont know. They are coming from earth though, where being modded might not have been the norm. Also it has been suggested somewhere that you coud propbably only get modded at birth. The older brother was born on earth (not modded), the younger was born in a place where modding was the norm

  68. MahNemJeff

    MahNemJeff2 kuukautta sitten

    Loved this episode. So much potential too, we really only got a glimpse of it all

  69. FINE

    FINE2 kuukautta sitten

    I couldn't agree more this one has the potential to continue the story

  70. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    Agreed, incredibly well executed middle chapter

  71. MikeAinsel

    MikeAinsel2 kuukautta sitten

    But why isn't he also modified like his younger brother?

  72. Linda Mooney

    Linda MooneyUukausi sitten

    @Boss Earth I think the “light year” thing that’s mentioned here relates to distance and not time. More like he’s the only person Within a billion miles who is unmoded , and not a billion years... Which further adds to the mystery.

  73. Boss Earth

    Boss Earth2 kuukautta sitten

    Coz he's a rare case since they said something hes the only unmodded one in a light year

  74. Linda Mooney

    Linda Mooney2 kuukautta sitten

    @santy martinso was his bro but he got modded when they left earth. If that’s the case then I don’t see why the older brother wasn’t modded also ?

  75. santy martin

    santy martin2 kuukautta sitten

    Because he born naturaly

  76. Aloff Thegoopfr

    Aloff Thegoopfr2 kuukautta sitten

    Lmk if u find out

  77. Jay

    Jay2 kuukautta sitten

    Wish there were more episodes this season and a continuation of some of their priors from season 1.

  78. Lord O

    Lord O2 kuukautta sitten

    Do an analysis on Tall Grass, that one is very interesting and in my opinion one of the best episodes of Volume 2👌🏻

  79. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    I will try to!

  80. Gabriel Juchem

    Gabriel Juchem2 kuukautta sitten

    honestly best apisode steallar and different animation along with a really nice story

  81. The last man STANDING

    The last man STANDING2 kuukautta sitten

    “Run, you f*cking extro!”

  82. Mellow

    Mellow2 kuukautta sitten

    Oh yeah you the best for doing love death and robots. I just started volume 2 yesterday!!

  83. Isaiah Valdez

    Isaiah Valdez2 kuukautta sitten

    Reminds me of my two sisters ( I'm the oldest bro) cause my second oldest sister has been surpassed in terms of height by my baby sister. My mom, dad, and I now call for the "bigger" sister help out the second oldest, when ever she can't reach something.


    DERPULES2 kuukautta sitten

    i love the animation within both ICE and Zima Blue. Most likely because it refers to a similar style to Tron Uprising which i think should be brought back. Aside from that, I saw the dots, just could't connect them till now. Thanks a bunch and keep up the good work

  85. One Onyx

    One OnyxUukausi sitten

    Lol that’s why I loved it so much, it looked like tron uprising and I love tron and tron uprising really good animation.

  86. Matchamoose

    MatchamooseUukausi sitten

    I think the style is similar to Gorillaz’s


    ASHY ARTT2 kuukautta sitten

    robert valley is the character designer for all these shows

  88. Fridgemasters

    Fridgemasters2 kuukautta sitten

    and with the Gorillaz Plastic Beach music videos

  89. mevan883

    mevan8832 kuukautta sitten

    Same with Motorcity.

  90. MB

    MB2 kuukautta sitten

    The main thing I take away from these is that the short stories are made too short in these episodes, even 50% more length and we would get some amazing context and back story, but im glad i know to go check out the source material to get more info!

  91. SoDamnLucky

    SoDamnLucky2 kuukautta sitten

    100% agree. if there is one thing you could criticize in that episode, it is that it's too short. I would have loved to see 5+ more minutes explaining the backstory a bit more. The short story offered some more material.

  92. Venorant -

    Venorant -2 kuukautta sitten

    Does the shortstory say that they are not genetically real brothers? Because one looks asian and one looks caucasian.

  93. Aloff Thegoopfr

    Aloff Thegoopfr2 kuukautta sitten

    @Venorant - they both Asian just maybe and sledge just looks less

  94. Venorant -

    Venorant -2 kuukautta sitten

    @Aloff Thegoopfr huh?

  95. Aloff Thegoopfr

    Aloff Thegoopfr2 kuukautta sitten

    Bruh genetics

  96. Venorant -

    Venorant -2 kuukautta sitten

    Love this episode. The sound of Fletch screaming "Seeedge" is just so good. The whole escape sequence is awesome.

  97. Venorant -

    Venorant -2 kuukautta sitten

    But even better is the scene where his parents talk about him and you can see his expression when he hears what they say.

  98. DaveThyQueen

    DaveThyQueen2 kuukautta sitten

    This was my favorite episode of the season, absolutely gorgeous

  99. Ordinary Tree

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  100. Tyler Ton

    Tyler TonUukausi sitten

    @DaveThyQueen mine as well

  101. VarietyChillin

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  102. dat boi

    dat boi2 kuukautta sitten

    @Helmut Stein now try it on shrooms

  103. DaveThyQueen

    DaveThyQueen2 kuukautta sitten

    @Helmut Stein HA I’ll bet lmao

  104. Leonardo Klotz

    Leonardo Klotz2 kuukautta sitten

    "What makes you different can make you stronger" That's my philosophy

  105. general_68+1420

    general_68+14202 kuukautta sitten

    Thats just common sense

  106. EvilPrince Tre

    EvilPrince Tre2 kuukautta sitten

    This is my favorite episode

  107. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    Such a good choice!

  108. Simon Di Tomasso

    Simon Di Tomasso2 kuukautta sitten

    Wait, so the ppl of new greenland are born with their power or are they all modded?

  109. MorkandGork

    MorkandGork2 kuukautta sitten

    @Simon Di Tomasso don't worry about it it's nothing bad

  110. Simon Di Tomasso

    Simon Di Tomasso2 kuukautta sitten

    @MorkandGork I’m lost 😞 English is not my first language 😢

  111. MorkandGork

    MorkandGork2 kuukautta sitten

    @Bryce Edward Brown wait did you just grammar Nazi him?

  112. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten

    People New Greenland!

  113. ASTROwler

    ASTROwler2 kuukautta sitten


  114. Lisa O

    Lisa OUukausi sitten

    Define benga

  115. Bryce Edward Brown

    Bryce Edward Brown2 kuukautta sitten


  116. Angel Daniel Quinto Hernandez

    Angel Daniel Quinto Hernandez2 kuukautta sitten

    My favorite episode honestly. I do agree that the ending is way better in the show. Anyhow keep up the good work. Love the content and can't wait for the xmas episode analysis. (Also I love the accent the natives speak in)

  117. Mudkip Fan

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  118. Stefan Djeric

    Stefan Djeric2 kuukautta sitten

    Benga Benga

  119. K B

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  120. Bryce Edward Brown

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  121. Jacek Mońka

    Jacek Mońka2 kuukautta sitten

    Love these videos, keep them coming!

  122. Graenolf

    Graenolf2 kuukautta sitten

    3:18 I wish you’d use my pipe 🥵

  123. Naiz

    Naiz2 kuukautta sitten

    love the video

  124. Somebody :P

    Somebody :P2 kuukautta sitten

    Nice Video :D Enjoyed this episode quite a lot ^^