'Outer Range' Ending Explained: What happened to the Abbotts and the Tillersons?

'Outer Range' followed Royal and his family as they dealt with the threats that their neighbors, the Tillersons, posed while already facing financial issues


                            'Outer Range' Ending Explained: What happened to the Abbotts and the Tillersons?
Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott in a still from 'Outer Range' (Amazon Prime Video)
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'Outer Range' started as a series about a rancher's attempts to protect his property and his family in a situation marred by challenges. It eventually also turned into a science-fiction show after the existence of a void was revealed.

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'Outer Range', created by Brian Watkins, premiered on April 15 and followed Royal Abbott and his family as they dealt with the threats that their neighbors, the Tillersons, posed while already facing financial issues. For those unaware, the Tillersons accused the Abbotts of land encroachment and threatened to sue them if they didn't hand over their western pastures. Perry, Royal's oldest son, gets into a bar fight with Trevor Tillerson and ends up killing him, making things worse. If the family is able to band together and wade their way through the trials ahead and the overall role that the void plays in the scheme of events forms the plot of the rest of the series. 'Outer Range' came to an end on May 6, and though a lot of queries were addressed, we're sure you still have more questions, so read on to know more about how the Amazon Prime series ended. 

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What happened to Royal and his family?

By the end of 'Outer Range', Amy is shown leaving with her mother, Rebecca, while Rhett leaves the ranch and his family behind to start a new life with Maria. Perry Abbott, believing that the void holds the solution to his problem, dives inside it, leaving behind Royal and Cecilia, who are both at their wits' end due to the turn of events.

Is Wayne Tillerson alive? What became of his sons?

Wayne Tillerson, the Tillerson ranch patriarch, had a stroke at the beginning of Episode 5. He remains bed-ridden for the remainder of 'Outer Range.' His sons, Luke and Billy, unite after some initial friction, and while Billy sides with Autumn and acts as per her will, Luke seems to be more interested in unearthing the mineral on the Abbott Ranch. Billy is shot dead by Royal during the climactic standoff and not much is told about Luke's fate, who was last seen struggling to survive an oncoming bison herd. 

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Who is Autumn? Did she survive the standoff?

Autumn was introduced as a drifter and a poet who wanted to camp on the Abbott Ranch for a while. Her motives are revealed eventually and though we don't get to know her entirely, we find out that she's after the western pastures as well and seems to know a lot more about the void than the others. She turns against Royal and manipulates Perry and Billy to side with her and even gets Billy to help her take him out. She survives the car crash after Billy's death but gets run over by a bison herd. Royal figures out that Autumn is actually Amy from the future and takes her back to his ranch for her to recover. 

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What happened to the void? 

The void was first spotted by Royal in 1886, who dove inside it after accidentally killing his father. He made it back in 1968 and doesn't come in contact with it until the time the series begins. Perry Abbott is shown jumping inside the void in Episode 7 of 'Outer Range', following which, the portal closes, seemingly for good. 

All episodes of 'Outer Range' are available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
 

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