Did Ward Cameron Really Leave Outer Banks After Season 3

Bihter Sevinc

The American action-adventure teen drama ‘Outer Banks,’ debuted on Netflix in April 2020. The series unfolds in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, focusing on two groups of teenagers entangled in a treasure hunt.

Charles Esten portrayed Ward Cameron, a seemingly benevolent father living in the upscale ‘Figure Eight’ area of the Outer Banks. Ward’s character, though sympathetic, concealed a darker side – manipulative, deceitful, and a murderer. He relentlessly pursued the Royal Merchant’s gold while being a central figure in the island’s criminal activities.

Cameron’s journey through the series is marked by near-death experiences. In a plot twist during Season 2, Ward’s supposed demise turned out to be a ruse, with a staged boat explosion leaving audiences reeling. However, Season 3 held an unforeseen fate for Ward, unexpectedly shaping his character arc.

In the closing moments of the third season, Ward met his ultimate end, surprising fans with his departure. In the final episode, the Pogues head to South America to find Big John and the treasure. Sarah joins John B and Big John on a tough journey, and they realize they’re being followed by others, including the new villain Carlos Singh and his men, along with Ward.

Ward claims he’s there to protect Sarah, but she doesn’t want his help. He confesses he struck a deal with Carlos to keep her safe. When Carlos dies, his man Ryan continues the pursuit. He aims his gun at the Pogues, leading Ward to make a big decision. He sacrifices himself to save Sarah, moving towards Ryan and getting shot multiple times. Ward and Ryan both fall off a hill overhang and lose their lives.

While Ward’s exit from the series marked a significant turning point, ‘Outer Banks’ continues to command attention. In a February announcement, Netflix revealed the renewal of the show for a fourth season. Creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke are set to continue their roles as co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers.

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