Charles Esten is a tough antagonist on Netflix’s YA drama Outer Banks. He has been playing the role of Ward Cameron, who portrays himself as a wealthy businessman with an image of being the good father, but he’s really not so much underneath. He’s a murderer and manipulator who has been at the center of criminal activity on the island. He even sought out to take possession of the Royal Merchant in order to get the gold for himself.
John B(Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline) found the gold, but their fortune was about to be taken from them. As soon as Ward knew had immediately sent it to the Bahamas. Ward seemed unstoppable with all his money and power but not until Deputy Victor Shoupe (Cullen Moss) revealed that he was not working closely with Ward, but rather trying to take him down. Ward’s luck finally ran out when North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation raided his home.
In Episode 6, after a warrant is issued, Ward was caught on his boat Tannyhill, where he tells the Police everything. He admitted that it was him who killed Big John (Charles Halford) and Gavin(Adam Vernier) as well as lying about killing Peterkin (Adina Porter) too. But as they come to arrest him, Ward blows up the boat and himself. Is he really dead? Keep reading for more information on what happened in this scene.
Fans of Outer Banks were shocked to learn that in Episode 9 of Season 2 Ward was not dead. He faked his own death and avoided going to jail. Ward had been planning his escape from the explosion on the Outer Banks. He timed it so that he would jump with scuba gear before getting blown up.
Charles Esten said he was surprised when Entertainment Tonight asked him to talk about faking Ward’s death on Outer Banks. He says, “When I saw that, it’s just epic and operatic, as I would hope for it to be, and want for it to be. You can’t go halfway on it. You got to go all the way to give this character his final goodbye, or else nobody’s going to buy it. They did that and more. They just went all the way. I think that’s what makes it such a surprise later. They did it justice and then some.”
Charles has some ideas on how things played out. “That’s what I sort of love so much about it. It’s necessary that we bring in these other villains, these other bad guys because the show couldn’t do without a villain. So I think if you’re watching, you go, ‘Wait, they do have these new villains, and Ward is cornered. Maybe that’s what happens. Then they take just long enough, it doesn’t happen the next episode or even the next where you almost start to go, ‘I guess he’s gone. ‘And then the door opens. It’s like, ‘Wow.'”
What can we expect to happen next for Ward? Hopefully, Outer Banks will get renewed (which seems likely).\
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