General Sparks looks at the table with the dissolved pilot mask and femur.
Back at Wildfire, Leavitt stares at the circle of petri dishes undergoing examination by the computer. It’s 11:45pm.
Stone appears on a monitor. “How’s Maxcult coming, Ruth? Will you be finished by the midnight conference?”
“Easy!” says Leavitt, a bit too enthusiastically.
“Good,” replies Stone. “You can give us the results then.” Stone signs off.
Leavitt yawns, then looks at the monitor screen. A blank digital representation of the petri dish is shown, with the blinking red letters “NO GROWTH” at the top of the screen.
Leavitt is transfixed, the blinking red letters reflected in her eyeglasses.