When dawn comes and the creatures are less active, David, Billy, Amanda (Laurie Holden), Ollie (Toby Jones), Irene (Frances Sternhagen), Dan (Jeffrey DeMunn), and three others decide to make a run for it. Mrs Carmody and her "congregation" attempt to stop them, demanding they turn over Billy for their expiating sacrifice, until Ollie finally shoots her. The nine escape out into the parking lot, all running towards David's Land Cruiser, but only David, Billy, Amanda, Irene, and Dan make it. David drives first to his house looking for his wife, only to find her webbed to the side of the house. They head south, hoping to get out of the mist but finding only death, carnage, and more creatures, until the Cruiser runs out of gas and they run out of hope. Hearing nothing but the roars of monsters all around them, they settle on the only avenue open to them...suicide. Checking Ollie's pistol, David finds that there are four bullets left. From outside the Cruiser, four shots can be heard. Inside the Cruiser, Billy, Amanda, Irene, and Dan are dead. David exits the Cruiser and calls to the monsters to come and get him. Suddenly, he hears the sound of an engine in the distance. When it gets closer, he sees that it's a military tank followed by a long convoy of tanks, evacuation trucks loaded with people, and foot soldiers with flame throwers. As the mist begins to clear and David watches the vehicles pass, he falls to his knees in tears, screaming, "They're dead! For what?" Two soldiers watch him, unaware of what David has just done.