Role Play ending explained: Does Emma kill Carver?

It looks like Role Play might have left room for a sequel.
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If there's one thing you should know about Emma in Role Play, besides the fact that she's an assassin, it's don't mess with her family. Sure, she drops bodies with ease but, at the end of the day, she's a wife and a mom who just wants to live the simple, suburban New Jersey life she built for herself with Dave.

Gwen Carver, who raised Emma after her father passed, can't seem to accept that fact. She's so desperate to keep her former protegé a part of Sovereign, her gun for hire organization, that she threatens the happiness Emma has found. Carver assures her that as long as she gets Dave out of the picture, all will be forgiven and right as rain. The kids can stay with her; they can even be trained just like she was, but her husband can't stay.

Given how light Role Play is as a movie, even with all of the killing, there's no doubt that Emma won't follow through with Carver's request. But perhaps we all didn't expect her to shoot Dave in the stomach to make his "death" look more credible so she could go to work taking out Sovereign agents one by one.

By the time Emma gets to Carver, the latter is making her way through the woods, armed and dangerous. Emma, however, has the advantage. With quite a bit of stealth, she gets Carver to shoot around until her clip is empty. It's at that point our leading lady strikes and shoots her in the middle of a brief tussle. Carver tries to get Emma to finish her off, but she chooses to go get her family instead, leaving the woman who raised her to slowly bleed out.

Since we didn't actually see Carver die, and Emma gave Dave a non-lethal way of putting down the guard watching their kids, it's possible that this isn't the last we'll see of Sovereign's leader. Both Carver and the guard were left alive when the Bracketts left. Role Play 2 anyone?

We'll have to wait and see if there's a plan for a sequel, but there's definite room in the plot for there to be one. Role Play is streaming now on Prime Video. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more news and coverage.