Running, running, Doctor blowing up their guns with the sonic and pretending it's a powerful destructive weapon, more running, the Doctor figures out that Mack has green mutant gnome disease and decides to take him to Science Guy's lab to decontaminate him, Eldane might be able to do that I guess, and then how do they get out? Oh, by blowing up the entire Big Mining Thing, somehow very scientific. Lots of discussing the made-up logistics of the made-up place, how to get up to the surface while blowing up the surface while avoiding the army that is everywhere, Eldane decides to set off an emergency failsafe "meant to protect my species from infection" that involves gassing everybody who's not in a sleep chamber. Basically, the miniskirted millions get one warning, and then they get toxic gassed. And they deserve it, he says explicitly, for following Restac in the first place.
So if the world isn't ready for lizards -- which is already a depressing resolution that makes this entire two hours pretty much hopeless ("Any chance of peace? No? Fuck it") -- then here's the compromise. In a story with the balls to say, "I have the answer to Palestine," this is what we're going with: Wait a thousand years, and then come back up. Surely by how Elliot (?) will have gotten everybody ready through the power of "legend, or prophesy, or religion," that lizard people are coming up from the earth in 3020 and are going to need a place to stay. As though this were not annoying -- not to say "shockingly retarded" -- enough, you got Elliot nodding his insufferable horrible little head going, "Yeah. I get you."
Absolutely the most horrible part of the entire two-hours. "Yeah, I get you." Like he's the only one capable of really "getting" that idiotic plan, don't worry he'll convince the adults and the entirety of earth about this plan, with a sort of sly eye-narrowing complicity of spirit that is just so grotesquely... I wish I had a drill so I could go inside my TV and slap the living shit out of that kid. Awful.
More science talk and running around, and but then there's another problem, because Mack still isn't decontaminated from the mutant virus. Granddad makes peace with the idea of sleeping with lizards for a thousand years, but only after a few more potshots at Ambrose -- "You mustn't blame her, she only did what she thought was right" -- and then randomly Nasreen decides to stay with him. Since they are blowing up her jolly big hole and thus she has nothing to live for. At least that's what I hoped she meant, but then she goes, "I've got what I was digging for. I can't leave when I've only just found it!" And I do believe what she means is heterosexual coitus with one mutated Tony Mack, I do honestly believe that's what we're supposed to take away from this. "It doesn't matter that you're locking me in stasis for a thousand years or just blew up my life's work, because I found LOVE."