George finds Lennie at the Salinas River having an argument with himself.
George contemplates how much simpler his life would be without Lennie. Lennie still does not appreciate the consequences of his actions.
A guy got to sometimes.
George instructs Lennie to look across the river while imagining the ranch of their dreams. Lennie daydreams the animals he wishes to have.
Come on George. Let's go get a drink.
George raises his gun to the back of Lennie's head, hand shaking violently yet knowing he must kill him. George will desperately miss his friend, however Lennie is escalating and this is the only way to keep people safe.
Slim, Carlson and Curley burst into the clearing and find Lennie dead on the ground. George sitting morosely on the bank.
George and Slim walk down the trail together towards the highway. Life goes on.