Walt Bannerman did not die. Heeding Johnny's warning, Walt alerted the fire department. He pulled into the church parking lot at the same time as the fire trucks.
Reverend Purdy didn't die either and was only singed a very tiny bit (which served him right anyway).
Some guy named Janus did die, but that was really for the best all around.
Nor did Herb Smith die. Walt told Johnny everything he knew about Herb's secret captivity.
They called in Dana Bright and rescued Herb with a television crew alongside them, capturing it all on video and exposing Congressman Stillson's twisted exploitation of an aging mental patient.
Stillson's criminal trial was still pending,
but the mere fact that he was being guided by the so-called psychic visions of a certified lunatic had already permanently destroyed his political career and thus no one at all died in
a nuclear apocalypse.
Herb moved home with Johnny and didn't even seem to notice that he'd moved at all.
At times he still got confused about who his son was or whether Vera was still alive or not, but most of the time he was happy and that was the important thing.
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