Immediately, the plane veers to the left. People scream. The plane starts to bounce around. The stewardess gets on the intercom and tells people to get back into their seats because of the "turbulence." Code for "I don't know what the hell's going on and there might be no one to fly the plane." Inspector Clueless wants to know how they're going to get into the cockpit. That's such a dirty word. Heh. John mumbles something about a diagnostics program. Inspector Clueless snits, "I'll just order one up then." Immediately, John remembers that there's an aeronautical engineer on board. As he runs through the body of the plane, the air masks pop down. People scream some more. John grabs the engineer's laptop and heads back towards the cockpit. Within seconds, he's unscrewing the top of the keypad and yammering on about the thunderstorms. The stewardess explains that the plane is probably on autopilot, which doesn't adjust for weather. The plane continues to jolt and careen through the air. More screaming. John runs the program, but can't seem to get the door open. He figures there must be a systems override. Rachel and Inspector Clueless stand by. Clueless makes snarky comments about Doe's ability to get the door open. Rachel wishes she'd kissed him when she had the chance. Okay. She didn't, but I guess the dead body in the bathroom sort of ruled out the "real" mile-high club for the two of them. What would have caused the short circuit? Water damage, of course! Blah plane's inner workings blah. Clueless screams, "Is there anyway to get below?" There's a rear access panel!
John runs as fast as he can, with the plane veering from one side to the other to the rear. Lights flicker on and off. Someone in coach yells, "Who's that guy?" Ha! Things crash all around them. John shoves another stewardess out of the way, grabs a flashlight, and pulls up the carpet, exposing the hatch. I guess adrenaline is helping with the claustrophobia right about now. He jumps down the hatch and opens a sliding door to reveal the underbelly of the plane. Wires are shorting out all over the place. A luggage compartment slides free and heads right for him. He jumps out of the way just in time and resets the lock. The plane throws him from left to right. After securing the compartment, he stumbles over to the sparking wires. With the flashlight, he looks at the wires and says, "I need to connect the green with the green." I grow tired of the running Doe monologue. Blah too bad he's colour blind, blah he needs to pick the right one, blah it's a crapshoot, blah he connects them. But will it work? John rushes back upstairs and races back through coach, where someone else yells, "What's going on?" Heh. People moan. They cry. When John gets back, Inspector Clueless can open the door. Rachel says, "You did it, John!"