My plans for the climax? I didn't have any. That's why it's only halfway finished. ;)
No, seriously though, I hadn't planned to do anything drastic to the end, even though it needs it. Not sure there's too much anyone can really do to make it like it should be. That's what's so frustrating. The very concept itself is flawed.
I was going to cut out Indy trying to help Mac, which was lame. And anything else that was truly offensive. I wanted to add some Temple music during their escape through those water wheel things. Didn't know what the hell I was going to do with Spalko's death and the UFO. ...sigh...And the wedding I had planned to cut completely. I wanted to end it with "Somewhere your grandfather is laughing." Cue the music and credits...THAT's an Indy ending very reminscent of the ends of both Temple and Crusade. Plus, the wedding reminded me too much of the end of Attack of the Clones. What is it with Lucas? Everybody's gotta get married! It's so cliche. Indy is James Bond. He never gets married. I love Marion and all, but no.
So, sorry I don't have many gems to fire at you there, Jones. Now you see why I wasn't too excited about finishing it. It's a blah ending to a blah movie. We need some inspiration here on how to really, truly make it a worthwhile climax with the existing footage or even footage from another movie!!!
MTHaslett is a genius when it comes to this kind of thing. He really is. Where are you, Mark?