Mason and Goodspeed break out of their cells and go in search of the last two rockets. When the feds do not capitulate and ask for another hour to meet his demands, Hummel fires off one of the rockets to show that he means business. At the last moment, however, he aborts the target and sends it hurtling harmlessly out to sea. As Mason and Goodspeed watch from a peephole in a door, Hummel admits to his men that he's not about to kill 80,000 innocent people. Realizing that his bluff has been called, he informs them that the mission is over. He claims full responsibility and orders them to evacuate the Rock. When they realize that they won't get paid, the men mutiny against Hummel. A shootout occurs, and Hummel is hit. Goodspeed pulls him out of the line of fire and, with his last breath, Hummel tells Goodspeed the location of the last rocket. Goodspeed goes looking for it, followed by Darrow (Tony Todd), while Mason stays behind to hold Frye (Gregory Sporleder) at bay. Meanwhile, the military has decided to blow up the island and everyone on it and has dispatched F/A-18s to make an air strike. Goodspeed finds the last rocket and takes out the gas pearls. Darrow attacks him, and Goodspeed kills him by firing the disarmed rocket into him. He then tries to disarm the targeting chip embedded in the pearls, dropping one. Fortunately, it doesn't break, so he puts it in his shirt pocket. While Goodspeed is under fire, Mason fights off the shooters. Frye corners Goodspeed, who defends himself by shoving the gas pearl into Frye's mouth, exposing them both to VX. Goodspeed then injects himself in the heart with atropine. With bombers one minute away, he lights the flares to signal that the threat is over. the air strike is aborted, but one of the bombs has just been launched. It blows up the back of the island, knocking Goodspeed into the water and rendering him unconscious but not harming any of the hostages. Suddenly Mason appears and pulls Goodspeed from the water. Goodspeed reminds Mason that the scuba gear they used to get on the island is still there and lets him go free. Before he leaves, Mason gives Goodspeed a note revealing where the microfilm is hidden. When Womack shows up to rescue him and the hostages, Goodspeed informs him that Mason has been 'vaporized' and blown out to sea. In the final scene, Goodspeed and Carla (Vanessa Marcil) recover the film from a hollow leg in the front pew of a church in Fort Walton, Kansas and drive off in a car bearing a sign saying, 'Just married.'