In the final scene of Macbeth, Malcolm addresses the people of Scotland after he has claimed his rightful place as the next king. Malcolm tells the people that they must send word to all the people who fled Macbeth's tyranny and invite them back to Scotland. Then Malcolm says that he and the Thanes (who have been named earls) must find all the people who helped Macbeth and Lady Macbeth carry out their murderous plans. Malcolm and the others still do not know whether or not Macbeth and his wife acted alone, but they suspect that Macbeth had help in carrying out so many murders. Malcolm says that when these two things are settled, then Scotland can look forward to a time of peace.