Mother/Android ending explained – why do Georgia and Sam give up their baby?

December 17, 2021
Daniel Hart 5
Ending Explained, Film, Hulu, Streaming Service

This article discusses the ending of the Hulu film Mother/Android and will contain spoilers.

Read our film review of Mother/Android.

Mother/Android is the worst nightmare for expectant parents. As young couple Georgia and Sam debate whether to keep the baby due to the risk of breaking up, the androids decide to violently turn on the human race. It’s a shocking phenomenon; Georgia states a couple of times that the androids were designed to be safe around humans. With the world entering an apocalypse, Georgia and Sam have no choice but to embrace parenthood in an unforgiving world.

This comes with many challenges and near-misses. There are many times where Georgia and Sam’s life is in danger. Their ultimate goal is to find a place of safety. Boston and South Korea is cited as a place of hope. But of course, in a world like this, the demand for security is the ultimate currency, and it’s in short supply.

Hulu film Mother/Android ending explained

After recent traumatic events and an escape from violent androids, Georgia and Sam find a slim opportunity to take their newborn baby to safety in Korea. They find Korean officers at the docks, ready to sail away. Georgia pleads with the Korean people, asking for a place of refuge. Georgia has the understanding that they will only take the mother and child and tries negotiating.

However, in a sad twist, one of the Korean officers tells Georgia that only their newborn baby can take residence in Korea. With resources, housing, and employment scarce due to the world suffering from an apocalypse, bringing in an entire family would risk one of the few remaining safe societies. Georgia keeps on pleading, but Sam makes an important point; after recently suffering at the hands of the androids and losing his legs, he’s in no fit state to keep them both safe. He also feels Georgia will be unable to keep their baby safe too.

So, Georgia gives in and signs the papers that terminate their rights as parents. We then cut to a world where Georgia imagines what it would have been like if she and Sam remained parents in a safe environment, and the love and joy they would have had for their child. 

Also, the ending of Mother/Android makes a strong suggestion that Georgia and Sam were no longer together — it was likely Sam died from his injuries. At the beginning of the film, Georgia was considering an abortion and a break-up before the android uprising. Ironically, in the end, the couple was childless and their relationship was no more. Georgia heads to another outpost in Portland.

5 thoughts on “Mother/Android ending explained – why do Georgia and Sam give up their baby?

  • December 17, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Sam died. He was bleeding heavily and he’s said before as well as the Korean woman something on the lines of he doesn’t have long since he’s badly injured (amputated legs were bleeding badly).

  • December 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    why did you post a spoiler free review then spoil the end in the linked article immediately below?

    • December 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Sorry, what do you mean?

      The review has zero spoilers.

      The ending explained has spoilers.

      Self-explanatory really.

  • December 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    How can you be so ignorant to write it was South Korea when it was actually the North? They had North Korean uniforms with a red star badge and sailed on old-fashioned North Korean ships.

  • January 8, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Its a shame about the ending scene. Woulda been better if it cut to one more clip where Georgia had maybe become a freedom fighter. Hate it when a movie ends all open ended with unfinis…. … … .. . . . . .

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