Presented in French under the original title of 'Fin de Partie'.
Hamm, who is blind and unable to walk, and Clov, Hamm's servant, occupy 'a bare interior'. Nagg and Nell, Hamm's parents, are in dustbins in a corner, and sometimes pop up to talk. Clov looks out of the two small windows with a telescope. The world outside seems dead and grey. Daily rituals are performed ad nauseam.
Hamm and Clov repeatedly discuss whether or not Clov will leave, and why he stays.