The global apocalypse never looked as stunning as it does in The Midnight Sky. For those who've finished the film and may want a deeper dive into what happened, let's break down everything that happened at the end.
Beware: spoilers follow!
The final moments of The Midnight Sky really bring home the connection between Augustine and Sully with the reveal of just a single word: Iris. Early in the movie, we learn that Iris is the name of the little girl who appears to be accidentally left behind with Augie in the research lab and who becomes his companion as he makes way for the Lake Haven satellite station to make contact with Aether. Though Augustine is initially reluctant to take care of her, especially given his own state of constant inebriation and declining health, he eventually grows very fond of the child and does everything in his power to protect her.
As the closing moments of the movie show, little Iris is just a figment of Augie's imagination, but she is based on a real kid. Flashbacks to Augie's younger days reveal that his jilted lover gave birth to a daughter, and he got to see the child from a distance once. His memory of the girl has informed his version of Iris, while that girl grew up to be known as Sully.
Augie didn't make verbal contact with Iris as a child — which is probably why his apparition does not speak — but he finally gets the chance to communicate with his daughter and steer her from the danger in the end.
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Yes, she's that Iris | 0:00
Not dead... yet | 1:36
Two take a chance | 2:54
Turning back | 4:11
A statement on loneliness | 5:27
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