As the Auriga, bearing at least a dozen (and counting) Aliens plus a Queen, approaches Earth, the survivors make their way to the Betty as a means of escape. Ripley is pulled down into the Alien nest just in time to see the Queen giving birth, thanks to the reproductive organs it got in the DNA exchange with her. The newborn Alien, who possesses a faintly human-looking face, promptly kills the Queen and accepts Ripley as its mother. Ripley climbs out of the nest and continues on into the Betty where Vriess is attempting (poorly) to pilot the craft. Ripley takes over the controls, and Call goes into the bay to close a breached hatch. As she struggles to close the stuck hatch, she turns around and comes face-to-face with the newborn Alien. The Alien closes the hatch for her, and Ripley is able to launch the Betty away from the Auriga, which has been set to crash when it reaches the Earth. Because the bracers are unstable, Distephano (Raymond Cruz) goes into the bay to tell Call to turn on the auxiliary pump; the Alien kills him. Not recognizing Call as human, the Alien picks her up just as Ripley comes into the bay to see what is taking them so long. Ripley orders the Alien to put down Call, and it obeys. Mother and newborn then embrace. Ripley notices the viewing window, and cuts her hand on the newborn Alien's teeth while caressing its jaw. She then flings some of her acid blood at the window. The blood eats through the window, sucking out the air and the Alien along with it, while Ripley cries as she watches her "baby" destroyed. As Vriess and Johner (Ron Perlman) manage to pilot the Betty into the Earth's atmosphere, the Auriga crashes, hopefully destroying all Aliens aboard. In the final scenes, Call and Ripley view the Earth through a viewing window, marveling at its beauty and wondering what comes next.