National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Ending Explained – what happens to the treasure?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: February 8, 2023 (Last updated: April 3, 2023)
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National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Ending Explained - what happens to the treasure?


“Treasure Protectors” isn’t anything out of the ordinary for this show, but it’s a decent-enough finale that is fairly satisfying and sets up another season.

This recap of National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Episode 10, “Treasure Protectors”, contains spoilers, including an open discussion of National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1’s ending.

After ten long weeks, we have finally reached the end of National Treasure: Edge of History. And are we surprised by anything we find there? Absolutely not! It’s worth mentioning that I don’t really have it in me to get truly annoyed by this show, especially since it’s the kind of peppy, upbeat adventure that we don’t really get anymore, but it’s definitely enjoyable to make fun of it. That’s what I’m here for, after all.

“Treasure Protectors” picks up where Episode 9 left off, with Agent Ross “dead”, having been killed by Salazar, aka Hendricks, her superior at the FBI, and the last remaining link between this series and the original movies. Billie and Salazar need Rafael and Jess to help them find the treasure using the Wayfinder so that they can destroy it on behalf of their secret organization, so they all go off together into the woods while the rest of the Scooby gang play catch-up.

National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Episode 10 Recap

Does Agent Ross die?

In true Disney fashion, no, Agent Ross does not die. When the kids arrive at the docks and are promptly held at gunpoint, Ross reveals she’s alive by shooting a couple of Salazar’s goons.

However, Ross is still not in good condition. Tasha and Oren take her in the latter’s van to try and get aid, while Ethan and Liam head deeper into the jungle in search of Jess, but on the way, Ross begins to expire. Luckily, her phone rings – it’s Zeke, who, as Tasha points out, is a literal doctor. Just what they need in this situation, and while yes, the timing of the call is characteristically convenient, I actually like the way that Ross’s relationship with Zeke is folded into the main plot here.

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Tasha, with the help of an eco-friendly metal straw, is able to save Ross’s life thanks to Zeke’s advice.

How do Kacey and Salazar die?

“Treasure Protectors” flirts with a little supernaturalism as the Wayfinder leads the gang into a thick mist seemingly sprung from nowhere, which naturally makes navigation difficult. When they make land, the place is naturally full of deadly traps, and one of them, a coyote head with emerald eyes that pumps out hallucinogenic gas, buys Jess and Rafael enough time to escape and set out on their own, sending the others on the wrong path thanks to Jess leaving her necklace behind as a red herring.

Despite Ross surviving, there’s no way to wriggle out of a finale without someone dying, but both Kacey and Salazar himself meet ends so frustratingly brief and unceremonious that I couldn’t help but be disappointed. Wandering around and frustrated after being duped by Jess, Salazar shoots Kacey, who is injured, for slowing them down. In so doing he uses the exact same terminology – “she’s a liability” – that Rafael claimed he used when he killed Billie’s brother, Sebastian. Recognizing this, Billie shoots Salazar and sets out to find the treasure by herself, taking his place as the head of the organization.

National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Ending

Do Liam and Jess end up together?

With help from Ethan and Liam, not to mention Jess’s savant-like puzzle-solving ability, the gang is able to unearth the hidden treasures. Billie arrives right on time to try and destroy them, but the good guys are able to save the day, preserve the treasure, and make it out relatively unscathed.

In the aftermath of the climactic showdown, the treasures end up on display in a museum, with their story being told to the entire world. Jess immediately smooches Liam upon finding the treasure, so it’s safe to say Jess and Liam end up together, despite Ethan watching on. Ross, very much alive, is at the museum exhibition with Zeke, so their relationship seems to be flourishing too. Tasha and Oren confirm their reunion 100%, and all is well in the world.

Well, except Liam has found another potential treasure hunt while clearing out his father’s study. Season 2, anyone?

You can stream National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1 Episode 10, “Treasure Protectors” exclusively on Disney+. What did you think of National Treasure: Edge of History Season 1’s ending? Let us know in the comments below.

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