'Night Sky' Ending Explained: What happened to Franklin and Irene York?

Franklin and Irene's lives changed after Jude showed up through the portal under the shed in their backyard


                            'Night Sky' Ending Explained: What happened to Franklin and Irene York?
JK Simmons as Franklin York in a still from 'Night Sky' (Amazon Prime Video)
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Contains Spoilers for 'Night Sky'

Amazon Prime Video currently seems to be interested in science-fiction shows set in the countryside as the streamer's recent releases such as 'Outer Range' and 'Night Sky' are predominantly set in that environment. Another thing that both these shows have in common is that they have portals/voids that take characters to places that are, at times, otherworldly. 'Night Sky', however, had a lot more layers, and along with them came a lot of questions. But before we address some of them, here's a quick rundown of the series.

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Starring JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek as Franklin and Irene York, 'Night Sky' follows them as the elderly couple go about life trying to make the most out of it while dealing with challenges and limitations that come with old age. They also happen to indulge in stargazing but not in a typical manner. The Yorks have a secret chamber under the shed in their backyard that takes them to a strange, deserted planet that they've been gazing at for over 2 decades. What happens when Irene decides to venture onto the other side of the chamber and the series of events it leads to forms the rest of the show. Although some pressing questions were answered, we're sure you still have some more, so read on to know how the Amazon Prime Video series ended.

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What happened to Franklin and Irene York?

Franklin and Irene, by the end of 'Night Sky', are shown exploring the planet that they've been gazing at for decades. Franklin goes first, looking for Byron, and collapses after facing respiratory issues. Shortly after, he's brought back to consciousness by Irene who tells him that the air is breathable. Franklin and Irene find a city of sorts on the planet as the series comes to an end. 

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Did Jude find his father? Why did Denise join him?

Jude leaves Illinois with Denise, who opts to go with him as she wants to do something new given that her life has reached a standstill. He tells the Yorks that they're headed to Michigan and uses the chamber to teleport. Jude and Denise reach their destination after which he reveals to her that they are in Bangkok. He is yet to find his father. 

Is Cornelius alive? What became of Stella and Toni?

Stella, Jude, and Franklin get into a scuffle with Cornelius after he attempts to gun Jude down. The scuffle is a result of Stella having a change of heart as she doesn't want Toni to look at her as a murderer. Cornelius is subdued and tazed following which he's bound by chains in the boot of a truck and driven away. Stella and Toni consider going to Disneyland but end up crashing after the truck gets hit by a vehicle. Hannah steps out of the vehicle and takes Cornelius, Stella, and Toni captive.

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Where is Byron? Did he survive the voyage?

Byron ventures onto the other side after building a spacesuit with Franklin. He goes missing soon after and though Franklin goes looking for him, there are no traces. Byron could be in the city that Franklin and Irene found at the end of 'Night Sky.' 

All episodes of 'Night Sky' are available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

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