Ethan and his team are too late to stop Hendricks from launching a nuclear missile heading toward San Francisco, so their plan is to deactivate it from the football (a briefcase with the missile controls inside). As Ethan chases after Hendricks who has the football, Brandt, Benji, and Jane try to restore power to a TV station where the launch signal originated from. No power at the station, no shutting down the missile. Hendricks commits suicide by plummeting off a high level parking garage with the football in tow. Ethan drives a car down there and tries to shut off the missile, but to no avail. Wistrom tries to stop Brandt from reactivating the power, but Benji bursts in and kills Wistrom. Brandt restores the power in the nick of time for Ethan to shut down the missile. IMF is cleared in the bombing of the Kremlin and Ethan gives his team iPhones with their new missions on them. At first, Brandt refuses his, revealing his role in Julia's death to which Ethan replies "Are you sure she's really dead?"