They definitely imply that he’s stuck there and dies in prison after the beatings. The style of the show so far leads me to believe this is misdirection, though.
I really like this show overall. I do agree with those above who thought the people were hard to keep track of, but I felt like by the last few episodes they had done a fairly good job of connecting and identifying people for me (though they were sometimes very unsubtle.)
I see it as successfully answering many questions while opening many new ones. The questions asked in the very beginning of the series are all answered in some basic way, I think. The answer to most questions appears to be that there’s yet another element of the time loop which was caused by a later event circularly. However, that didn’t feel too repetitive to me yet, though I imagine it will before too long without some real variation.