The Night Agent ending explained: Who was behind the metro bombing conspiracy? (spoilers)

The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 101 of The Night Agent. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 101 of The Night Agent. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

There’s a new action-packed Netflix original series available for thriller fans to binge-watch, and it’s surely going to be a fan-favorite. Based on the book of the same name by Matthew Quirk, The Night Agent arrived in March 2023 with a high-octane first season.

Gabriel Basso stars in the series as low-level FBI agent Peter Sutherland, who’s tasked with answering the Night Action phone in the White House basement. When he finally answers a call, he’s suddenly thrust into a tangled conspiracy with a personal connection.

Throughout the series, viewers are left to wonder who Peter can trust and who’s actually behind the political conspiracy. Who was the target of the metro bombing, and does Peter stop the next attack? Here’s everything to know about the ending of The Night Agent.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead from The Night Agent on Netflix!

What happens at the end of The Night Agent?

After finding Maddie (Sarah Desjardins) at the shipping yard, their next plan of action is stopping the next attack Farr (Hong Chau), Redfield (Christopher Shyer), and Wick (Ben Cotton) have planned. Chelsea (Fola Evans-Akingbola) and Maddie stick together, while Peter and Rose (Luciane Buchanan) nail down solid evidence to link Farr and Redfield to the bombing.

Peter, Rose, Chelsea, and Maddie realize that the next attack will be taking place at Camp David, but the target isn’t just Zadar (Adam Tsekhman) this time. Redfield has turned his attention to taking out Zadar and President Travers (Kari Matchett). Farr has been shut out from this plan, leading Peter and Rose to use her to get into Camp David.

Peter, Rose, and Chelsea successfully work together to stop the first attack and keeping the President safe, but there’s still a contingency plan in place. Before the President can be escorted away on the helicopter, Peter steps in to hold her at gunpoint and forces her agents to check the helicopter for explosives. As he warned them, the helicopter blows up.

Because he was suspected for the metro bombing at one point and used as Farr’s scapegoat for Maddie’s kidnapping, Peter’s public reputation has been sullied — even though he thwarted not one, not two, but THREE terrorist attacks planned by the Vice President. Travers respects Peter and thanks him by telling him the truth about his father and offering him a Night Agent position.

Who was the metro bomber in The Night Agent?

While the identity of the person who physically placed the bomb on the train was Matteo/Colin Worley (Andre Anthony), he was merely hired by Wick and Redfield to set their plan in motion.

The actual person who was behind the metro bombing attack was Vice President Redfield, who planned the attack as a way to assassinate Omar Zadar but making it look like a terrorist attack. Before Peter located the bomb and stopped the train car, the plan was to have the bomb take out multiple city blocks and thus end multiple lives, Zadar being one of them.

Who is Osprey in The Night Agent?

In the first episode, Rose overhears her aunt and uncle mention something called Osprey before they’re killed, and it’s one of the season’s major mysteries. It’s clear that it’s a codename for someone important, but Peter and Rose don’t learn until close to the end of the series that Omar Zadar was referred to by the codename of Osprey.

Who dies in The Night Agent?

The series begins with the deaths of Rose’s aunt and uncle and concludes with a number of characters we’ve met along the way dying as a result of the winding metro bombing conspiracy. Peter and Rose don’t die in the series in spite of multiple near-death experiences, and viewers worried about Maddie during her kidnapping should rest easy knowing she doesn’t die either.

Here’s a list of all of the major character deaths in The Night Agent:

  • Emma Campbell
  • Henry Campbell
  • Dale (the male assassin)
  • Cisco
  • Paulo
  • Matteo/Colin Worley
  • Erik Monks
  • Ellen (the female assassin)
  • Ben Almora

Do Peter and Rose end up together in The Night Agent?

If you spent most of the season hoping Peter and Rose would get together, you got exactly what you wanted by the end of the season. The pair have an obvious connection with each other from their first phone call and meeting. She feels safe with him and he trusts her. Throughout the season, Peter and Rose really only have each other.

They finally kiss in episode 7, which deepens their connection and relationship — even though they have known each other for mere days. After everything they have been through together, Peter and Rose end the season in a relationship. As he embarks on his new journey as an official night agent, they share a kiss and look forward to when he returns home.

What is the song at the end of The Night Agent episode 10?

As Peter leaves for his first official mission as a Night Agent, the song “Heroes” by Gang of Youths play in the final scene. Of course, the song is a cover of the iconic David Bowie song of the same name, which was originally released in 1977 on the album “Heroes.”

Is The Night Agent on Netflix good? (reviews)

As of its release day on March 23, The Night Agent holds a 71% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes the Netflix series “fresh.” Meanwhile, the audience score slightly drops to 61% and could still fluctuate as more viewers tune in. Over on Metacritic, the series holds a rating 70 out of 100, a number based on nine reviews. If you’re not someone who listens to ratings or reviews, here’s whether The Night Agent is worth binge-watching.

The series should be watched by those who enjoyed the novel and frequently watch action-thriller series. It probably won’t land on any critics’ year-end top 10 lists, but it’s a solid watch that will keep you on the edge of your seat, even if you can predict what’s going to happen next at certain points. You’ll have fun watching the series if you watched Netflix’s shows House of Cards, The Recruit, and The Lincoln Lawyer and other titles like The Americans and The Bourne Identity.

Gabriel Basso steals the show with an amazing emotional and physical performance as Peter Sutherland. He’s impossible to look away from, really makes us care about Peter, and has incredible chemistry with his most frequent scene partners Buchanan and Chau. While he and the series have the strengths and accessibility to entertain viewers who aren’t frequent action-thriller watchers, don’t put on the show expecting something like Bridgerton or Virgin River.

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