The bombs begin to detonate as planned, successfully restarting the core's rotation. Inside the stalled Virgil, Josh realizes that the unobtainium shell can be used as a solar panel, converting the core heat into energy and giving them enough thrust to escape. Virgil squeezes between two tectonic plates and breaks through the Earth's crust 800 feet under the Pacific Ocean somewhere near Hawaii. Now lacking the core heat to power the ship, it stops, leaving Josh and Beck without power or communications. In an attempt to attract attention, Josh activates a weak sonar beacon. On the surface, the military picks up sonar signals, which Rat (DJ Qualls) recognizes as whale song and realizes that the whales are being attracted to Virgil. Consequently, the military rallies around the whales and locates the ship. Inside Virgil, Josh and Beck are huddled together discussing how the world will never know what Serge, Zimsky, Iverson, and Braz did and why they died. "Unless it all got out somehow," Josh replies. In the final scene, a week later, Rat logs onto the internet at a Cyber Cafe, revealing to the world the Destini project and the names of the unsung heroes who saved the world.