The team discovers that the core material is less viscous than originally thought and they have to come up with a new plan. They decide to release the explosives in Virgil's pods. Braz dies while activating the manual release. A nuke falls on Zimski's leg and traps him in a nother pod when it is released. The explosions go off and the core restarts. Beck and Josh get to the ocean floor but are trapped because they have no fuel. They activate the subsonic pulses and Rat uses that to locate them. Afterwards, Rat releases the top secret files onto the Internet and to the media so that Commander Anderson, Braz, Zimski, and Serge will be remembered as heroes.