After the conversation of devastation proportion Karellen appoligises again and takes off. Ricky returns to Ellie where she is in relief to see he has not once again been taken but can see that something is wrong by the look on his face.
Ricky is thinking and pacing. - Karellen watches him. Ricky considers this - his mind turning over. Ricky's anger gives way to despair.
And so do I, it seems, to die slow.
What do I tell her?
Not yet. Earth has a new destiny.
We all die eventually.
Ellie watches the pod rise up from behind the barn, it explodes into the night sky, blowing her hair back. Main gates - Larry films the moment. Ellie waits - Have they taken Ricky? She is relieved to see him emerge from the barn.
He smiles and wraps his arm around her shoulders. Ellie can see his worry but decides not to push it tonight. Main gates - Larry is filming the stars and laughing in delight, tears in his eyes. He checks the footage on his phone and uploads it to the internet.