Silo Season 1 Ending Explained: What’s Outside the Silo?

What’s left of the outside world? We find out in the Silo season 1 finale.

Chinaza Uche in "Silo," now streaming on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

This article contains spoilers for Silo season 1.

Featuring an exciting and eclectic cast, including Rebecca Ferguson, Common, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, and Tim Robbins – Apple TV+’s Silo is one of this year’s must-see offerings in the world of streaming. The series was developed and created by Graham Yost, who has forever gained the trust of millions of television watchers with his writing on The Americans, Band of Brothers, and his creation of the stellar neo-Western, Justified. Yost has always been known for his encapsulating character-driven drama, but Silo is one of the more creative works of his career. 

Based on the Wool series of novels by Hugh Howey, Silo takes place in a non-specific dystopian timeline where it seems the only surviving humans are all living in a massive underground silo. For over a hundred years, as far as they can recollect, humans have been surviving not knowing what happened on the unlivable, barren surface to force the “Founders” to build the silo and begin rebuilding human civilization. The season 1 finale offers up some answers while raising even more questions. 

Who Killed George Wilkins? 

There were so many deaths in the first few episodes, including Allison Becker (Rashida Jones) who volunteered to “go outside” breaking the cardinal rule of the silo. That was followed by the mysterious death of George Wilkins (Ferdinand Kingsley), which brought Sheriff Holston Becker (David Oyeloyo) and Juliette Nichols (Rebecca Ferguson) together, as Juliette insisted her former lover’s death was a murder.  


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