While Jared and Vance are lost in the tunnels, Ben and Fiona makes his way out. Fiona leaves in a van with the passengers. After Ben checks on Cal, and then is talking to Michaela, a large explosion sends everyone to the ground. Michaela goes into tunnel to look for Jared, as Ben takes Cal home. Michaela finds Jared unconscious.
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Fiona in the clear
Scene shifts to outside the tunnels. The passengers are being loaded into a vehicle.
TAC UNIT: You getting in?
BEN: No, I can’t.
FIONA: I found a remote property. I’m going to take them there. They’ll be safe with me.
BEN: Be careful.
TAC UNIT: We’re clear.
Ben and Michaela in the explosion
BEN: You okay?
When Michaela hears an explosion from inside the tunnels, she runs to the entrance.
Another larger explosion sends Michaela through the air. She hits the ground.
Peacock in Ben’s head
Ben who was also thrown, lays on the ground, coughing and mumbling.
He sees a peacock spread its feathers before disappearing.
Cal in the car
He opens the car door to find Cal largely untouched by the explosion.
BEN: Are you okay?
CAL: I’m fine, Dad
He then sees Michaela on the ground, and runs toward her.
He helps her on her feet.
BEN: There’s tunnels under the whole area. It’s unstable. Come on. Okay? Hey. We got to go, okay? We got to go! Come on.
Ben closes the back door of the car, and hops into the front seat, and drives away.
Jared in the tunnel
MICHAELA: Jared! Jared! No, no. Come on. Come on, Jared. Come on. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Come on. Please. Please, please, please, please. Somebody help me! Help me! Jared. Please don’t do this. No, no, no, no. Jared.
Background to explosions
Explosions can kill you in one of two ways: either
- by sending debris flying into you at unhealthy velocities, or
- by the pure blunt-force trauma of the blast overpressure shock wave.
Overpressures of as little as 2 pounds per square inch can cause injury. 4 psi will injure you, and easily could kill you. An explosion in a confined space will create more overpressure than one in open air because the energy of the blast has less room to spread out and dissipate…
On the other hand, as Mythbusters once demonstrated, putting something solid between you and the oncoming shock wave, even something as light as a wooden table, can save your life by deflecting that overpressure away.
In a complex maze such as our heroes were stumbling through, these effects would both be in play. The blast wave would be focused and intensified in some places, and directed away from others. Jared may have survived because he just happened to be behind a wall that deflected some of the blast, while someone a few feet away and around the corner from him didn’t because he caught the full wallop.
SOURCE: Baby M at Doux Reviews