Jules last scene, chronologically, is, if I remember correctly, at the bar where Vincent and Butch have their little confrontation. I think he simply goes to the john. Not that that is the end of his character arc. It occurred earlier with Tim Roth’s character. Inspired by what he considered a miracle, I think he has decided to give up the gangster life.
Been a while since I saw the film, but that is what I got from his character.
Yeh, Jules found the fact that he was ambushed by the guy hiding in the kitchen, and shot at several times, but all shots had narrowly missed, a miracle; a sign from God he should give up crime. He was constantly waxing to Vincent about this, and IIRC, even mentioned how he used that quote from the bible as BS, to intimidate his victims. But then he started to think there was actually something to it.
As far as we know, he meant it, and hasn’t looked back.
Judging from the grouping on those holes in the wall, the gunman did not miss. I got the feeling that for the moment in time when those bullets should have impacted vince and jules, that god had removed them for a nano second and allowed the bullets to pass through empty space.
Which was the miracle, that God had chosen these two hitmen to redeem themselves if they made the choice, jules made the right one obviously , while vincent did not and was shot later.
I’d say his meeting in the restaurant with the people holding it up was his closure. Instead of shooting them, which is what he would have done before he survived getting shot at, he helps them. That’s where he officially ends his gangster ways and starts on his path as someone else.
Well, if you closely, the holes are in the wall before the gunman fires. therefore all the shots either were blanks, or hit things out of frame. No miracle needed, although Jules certainly thinks there was one.
Not much to add, except something I read here on the Dope a few years ago that scratched a plot itch I had: After Butch gets his watch back, he just randomly runs across Marcellus walking down the street carrying coffee and doughnuts. It seemed a little too convenient, until someone smarter than me pointed out that with Jules now walking the Earth, Marcellus chose to accompany Vincent to Butch’s apartment for the stake out. Butch just happened to walk into his apartment while Marcellus was out for doughnuts and was able to get the drop on Vincent.
Vincent didn’t open the bathroom door when he heard Butch enter the apartment and cook the Pop Tart, because he thought Butch was Marcellus. I love this movie.