Who died in Night Sky season 1?

May 20, 2022
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This article, “Who died in Night Sky season 1” contains spoilers regarding the Amazon Prime Video series.

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Night Sky is a show that involves alien constructs, alien worlds and a cult community of assassins, led by a painfully stereotypical bad guy, so of course the series contains the odd death. Surprisingly, there aren’t as many murders in this sci-fi drama hybrid as you would expect, with quite the low kill count considering the story and genres on display. Most of the deaths surround this cult community and these mysterious Guardians, but one particular death is a pivotal plot point in this emotional drama and much closer to home. Here is a breakdown of everyone who died in the series who is of any importance to the plot. If we missed anyone, please comment below.

Who died in the Amazon Prime Video series Night Sky Season 1?

Jude’s opponent

Credited solely as Jude’s opponent, the first death in Night Sky isn’t witnessed until the fourth episode, “Boilermakers”. This unknown male is killed by Jude, an enigmatic stranger, who appears in the York’s alien viewing platform one day, with a murky history and a wiped memory. Through flashes of footage and Jude’s own words, we piece together the stranger’s past. He was a member of a secretive community, but decided to leave the cult behind in search of his missing father. His departure from the community wasn’t taken likely and he was attacked when he fled.

A skirmish occurred whilst Jude ran away from his previous home on the alien planet, heading towards the York’s alien chamber. He was strangled by the opponent and forced into stabbing the man, in an act of self defense. Franklin discovers the corpse in the season finale. This murder haunts Jude’s dreams, as he wakes at the start of chapter four in a fevered sweat. Now the apostate is on the run from the assassin’s known as Guardians, who hunt the traitor down. Jude is shot at in episode eight, but manages to survive the attack unscathed.

An unknown apostate

In episode five, “Driving Lessons”, Stella relives a painful memory from her past when their road trip aligns with a meaningful location of the assassins. Through flashbacks we bear witness to Stella’s first assignment with her father, as they track down a runaway. Together they hunt the apostate and her father shoots them dead, right in front of a much younger Stella. This memory still fresh in Stella’s mind, clearly unnerves and upsets the Argentinian. She would go on to follow in her father’s footsteps and inherit the same position in later life. It is implied that Stella has killed countless runaways, but we never actually see any of these murders.

Michael York

At the center of Night Sky is a grieving couple, who are inconsolable after their son’s death, still feeling its effects decades later. In the penultimate episode, “Lake Diving”, we see the lead up to this horrific suicide and the act itself in a poignant flashback. Franklin and Irene’s son Michael pays his parents a visit, explaining his struggles with work and parenthood. Irene tells him to take some responsibility in a cold exchange. Subsequently, Michael shoots himself. The suicide destroys Franklin and Irene’s lives, as well as Michael’s daughter Denise’s. Days after his death, Franklin digs up the family tree, which reminds Irene of her son, and the couple discover the alien bunker. Irene believes there is a magical connection between the two events, but can’t quite work it out.


One of the stranger characters in Night Sky is the kleptomaniac Chandra. She’s sacked from her care home job after stealing the guest’s possessions and later robs Jude of his as well. Her path continually crosses with the Yorks and soon she is paid a visit by Stella the assassin. The Argentinian llama farmer asks about Jude’s whereabouts and Chandra expects payment in return for the vital information. Stella seems to be losing her touch and can’t manipulate Chandra into revealing Jude’s location. Cornelius (Stella’s boss) is brought in to help eke out a response. Cornelius bends the thief’s hand back and manages to get Jude’s location instantaneously. He then suddenly snaps her neck in a violent turn of events. This is possibly the first brutal act in the whole series and works as a shocking twist. Her body and car are then set on fire.

Chandra’s death is the most violent and surprisingly the last of the season. An action packed conclusion garners no further deaths, with all the main cast surviving. The finale is quite open ended with Byron missing on the alien planet and the Argentinians captured. Byron’s fate is left ambiguously vague, whilst Cornelius is more than likely about to be tortured for his past actions. A second season would definitely address these unresolved issues.

That concludes the roundup of the casualties in Night Sky. Do you think Byron is dead? Do you think Cornelius will be killed at the hand of Hannah? And did Chandra deserve such an awful end? Please comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Who died in Night Sky season 1?

  • May 23, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for the summary of what happened in the boilermaker episode. I missed it because the fight between Jude and the stranger (whose body wound up on the planet, which is- another thing that I couldn’t figure out) was filmed in the dark (like many other scenes -they need to fire the cinematographer ), so I had no idea who Jude was fighting. (I thought it was the police officer who stopped Jude on the road as he was walking home after getting drunk with Denise at the karaoke bar and singing in Latin. My prediction is that the Guardians have captured Byron and are going to send him to Bangkok if he ever wants to see Jeanine again…

  • May 23, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Is Byron dead? I hope so. I hated that character.

  • June 11, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Please please do not stop this series but is really good

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