'Into the Night' Season 2 Ending Explained: Surviviors fate to be decided in Season 3

The series keeps you on tenterhooks just to wind up and say it will be back with more to offer


                            'Into the Night' Season 2 Ending Explained: Surviviors fate to be decided in Season 3
A still from 'Into the Night' Season 2 (Netflix)
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Contains spoilers for Netflix's 'Into the Night' Season 2

'Asil' leaves a lot answered, yet prompts new questions. Netflix's 'Into the Night' season 2 took its time to gather momentum, but holds back, especially in the last three episodes, to end in a cliffhanger. The final episode, despite looking rushed, packs in enough. 

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Netflix's international dramas have built a reputation to be stunners, and 'Into the Night' season 2 doesn't disappoint. Like 'The Valhalla Murders', this series keeps you on tenterhooks just to wind up and then say it will be back with more to offer. 

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'Into the Night' Season 2: Ending Explained

There are two distinct plotlines - one that takes place in the confines of the military bunker where the major part of the story takes place, and in Iceland with the faint green auroras in the background. There's a submarine that's thrown into the mix, although who's in it is a closely guarded secret. There are two heroes in the series this time - Horst Baudin (Vincent Londez) and Rik Mertens (Jan Bijvoet).

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The former is the one who bails the characters out in crunch situations, while Rik picks the opportune moment to make a heroic sacrifice. That death quashed every doubt of him being a coward right from the pilot episode. If fighting for survival and potentially the Russians who destroyed the survivors' plane that was their ticket to Norway was the central plotline in the first half of the season, the rest is all about questions of whether both parties will regroup and fight to live another day. 

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A still from 'Into the Night' Season 2 (Netflix)

Horst is the man for the group comprising of Ines (Alba Gaïa Bellugi ), Sylvie (Pauline Etienne), Laura (Babetida Sadjo) as they chopper their way out of the bunker, with the military, or what's left of them, in hot pursuit. As the helicopter warms up, Rik, despite being badly injured, buys them time by ramming the baddies in a fuel truck killing them and himself in the process. Prior to that, they pull off a 'Mission: Impossible' by foxing the guards in the bunker.

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Meanwhile, the seed vault in Iceland sees the other band of survivors having their own troubles. A mentally ill Gia destroys the cockpit and locks herself up. The place has no tools to repair the damage and the runway has been blocked off.

Despite all of this, the introduction of the submarine in the final episode makes a valid case for a third season. The bunker group barely makes an escape and at the seed vault, Ayaz (Mehmet Kurtulus) gets ready to kill Markus after finding out he was the one who locked Zara (Regina Bikkinina) in the generator room where she and her son die of the extreme heat. Just then, one of the mysterious men who emerge out of the sub that docks near the seed vault confronts Ayaz only to be shot.

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Back at the bunker, one of the rats who Horst was experimenting upon to see if they could survive the sunlight is shown to be alive. This pretty much asks the following questions:

(i) Did Horst's experiment just save humanity?

(ii) Who are the men in the submarine?

(iii) Will Markus survive Ayaz's wrath?

(iv) Who are the characters most likely to die in season 3?

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'Into the Night' Season 2 is currently streaming on Netfix.