Max, Master, and several of the Gatherers (the lost children from the desert) crash out of Bartertown when Pigkiller commandeers the semi used to power Bartertown and drives it away down a disused set of railroad tracks. Aunty Entity and her minions follow in hot pursuit. Several kilometers down the track, Jedediah Junior has blocked the rails, preventing further escape in the semi; Max then finds Junior's father (Jedediah the Pilot) and strongarms him into flying them out in his triplane. Max sacrifices himself by using a truck to smash Aunty's vehicles out of the way, allowing Jedediah's plane to take off. Aunty's men find Max alive, and Aunty lets him live. Meanwhile, Jedediah, his son, Pigkiller, Master, and the Gatherers fly to a ruined Sydney, where they establish a new settlement. They leave the city's lights on at night for Max, who continues to roam the wastelands alone.