In a flashback from March of 1969, Dr. Stone continues to read from his Wildfire proposal letter to the President.
“…that it utilize all known isolation techniques, and that it be equipped with a nuclear device for self-destruction in the event of an emergency,” says Stone.
“Yours very truly, Jeremy Stone,” he concludes.
Don’t encourage the president to think scientists are wizards,” says Dutton. “If things get out of control, and they might, even you can’t work miracles.”
“I’d expect to have your help, Charlie,” says Stone, smiling.
Back in the present day, the US Air Force UH-1N helicopter flies low over the desert.
“Piedmont approaching, gentlemen,” says pilot Dempsey.
“Go over and give us a look first, Dempsey,” says Stone, as he dons his biohazard suit helmet.
The helicopter passes over the middle of Piedmont. There are many bodies on the ground, some being chewed on by vultures.