Brian goes to Steven's boat, after his interview with Ronald, to find out it was Axe who planted the Triptochlorate on Steven's boat. Stephen finds Brian at the boat, and has some rather cryptic remarks for Brian. Stephen is on his boat, and sees the chemicals. Brian pries into Stephen's locker at the firehouse, and finds nothing. Stephen pulls up and asks Brian if it's Axe, who planted the chemicals. It was, as they head off to the final fire. Axe is hanging off Stephen's leg, who is hanging by a thread to a metal pole. Just as Brian offers his hand out, Stephen falls, crashing through a pole, and Axe falls to his death. Stephen later dies, and Swayszak is arrested in the middle of a press conference.

Mark Cuss

Continuity mistake: When the fire truck swerves out of the way to keep from hitting a car, and tips over onto its side, we see it precariously balanced on two wheels. When they show a shot of the inside of the fire truck, we see that the fire truck is scraping against the ground. The side scraping against the ground is the driver's side, while the truck rolled onto the passenger side. Then in the next shot we see the fire truck still balanced on two wheels and then it tips and falls onto its side.

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