After convincing the two police officers that she's okay, Meg goes back into the house, picks up a sledge hammer, and begins to knock out all of the security cameras (causing the surviving thieves to wonder why they "hadn't thought of that"). Inside the panic room, Burnham has managed to open the safe and discovered $22 million in bearer bonds, not the $3 million Junior had originally led him to believe. He stuffs them inside his shirt, and he and Raoul (holding Sarah hostage) exit the panic room. They slowly make their way downstairs only to be met at the bottom by Meg's ex-husband Stephen (Patrick Bauchau) pointing a gun at them. Stephen orders them to let Sarah go, while Meg sneaks up behind and strikes Raoul with the sledge hammer, sending him crashing over the banister to the floor below and breaking his leg in the fall. Burnham takes this chance to flee, crashing through a large window onto the fire escape in the pouring rain. Meg notices Raoul crawling back up the stairs. Stephen tries to shoot him but misses. Raoul picks up the sledge hammer, knocks Stephen over, and attacks Meg. He wrestles Meg to the floor, holding her there until Sarah stabs him in the neck with hypodermic syringes from her diabetic kit. He knocks Sarah across the room, picks up the sledge hammer and is just about to bring it down upon Meg, when he is shot from behind by Burnham, who has returned to the house to ensure the Altmans weren't harmed by the murderous Raoul (and redeeming himself in the process; he was a [relatively] moral man: agreeing to the heist to help support his children and upon the contigent that no one be hurt during the robbery/burglary). Burnham then heads back outside, just as the SWAT team arrives, having been alerted by Officer Keeney (Paul Schulze) that there might be trouble at the Altman house. The police corner Burnham in the yard trying to climb over the fence and order him to come down and put up his hands, one of which is holding the bearer bonds. They order Burnham to show them his palms, and Burnham watches helplessly as the $22 million in bonds are blown away in the swirling rainstorm. In the final scene, Meg and Sarah are seated together on a park bench. Sarah is reading the want ads, looking for a new place to live. They finally settle on "West 33rd, two bedrooms, doorman building, park block, partial views, bright and cheery flat, high ceilings, wood floors."