Netflix’s The Midnight Sky Ending: What Happened and How That Turnaround Makes Sense

How Augustine’s past plays into the midnight sky

For all time Midnight sky, we see a series of flashbacks detailing the relationship between the younger Augustine (Ethan Peck) and the woman he once loved. It begins with a lecture that eventually inspires Ether’s mission and crew, but this romance ends when Augustine turns his back on the human relationship in favor of his work. Despite lying in flashback, Augustine’s girlfriend did give birth to a child. Apart from seeing her once briefly, he does not meet her or get involved in her life.

It turns out that his daughter is a girl he hallucinates as his companion on the way to the antenna. Named Iris, she never speaks, but joins Augustine in his dangerous quest. In the biggest reversal to Midnight sky, we are informed that Iris is actually part of Sully’s full name: Iris Sullivan. Through a great twist of fate, pregnant Iris finally meets her father, for a brief moment, before she becomes one of the potential saviors of humanity.