And then we're back to four hours after, when the population of the control room still includes Julian, Hopper, Sophie, some guards and McClure, who just whomped Julian at Hangman (Note to self: remember to make people guess "gypsy") while impatiently waiting for Sophie to get the systems back up. Which she quickly does, almost, but she has to reset the antenna downstairs. McClure sends one of his guards with her, and tells Julian that Sophie's dead as soon as she's done. Julian protests and is clearly very upset about this due to his enduring crush on Sophie, but he gets slapped into silence as McClure tells him it's a long game. "Don't hang yourself on the first day." See what he did there? He tells his other men to get Hopper ready to move, and do it right this time so he doesn't break McClure's arm again.
Downstairs, King quickly sneaks up from behind and cuts the throat of the man sent to escort Sophie, and he and Kendal tell her they're going to get her out. But there's going to be some shooting upstairs first, although Kendal reminds King that he wants McClure alive.
Upstairs, Sophie returns, stalling a bit more, while Kendal stays in the shadows wearing the dead man's hat so that McClure suspects nothing. And soon there's shooting, just as planned, in which most of the sailors end up downed and McClure gets winged in his already broken arm. That leaves Kendal and Julian pointing guns at each other, but Julian quickly puts his down as he explains that McClure wanted the SEALs -- which is why they had him put the drug in the water. That also explains why Julian doesn't seem affected by the chemical, knowing enough to stick to his Aquafina. "They promised me my island back! They lied. That is what I know. The rest is as you see." King and Kendal take a very long time pointing their guns at Julian before Kendal sends him away to weasel another day. Kendal asks Sophie to get them back online. "Hopefully there's still a sub out there somewhere." Oh, there certainly is. The question is whether anyone in it is still alive.
On that sub, Chaplin slopes through the smoke-filled corridors, dragging a gas mask off a barely conscious Prosser, who gasps, "You gotta turn the oxygen back on." Chapin proceeds to the next room, where there's a teddy bear on the floor and young Jeffrey watching him. Chaplin returns the former to the latter and asks if he's sleepy. "Me too," he admits, barely glancing at the alarming red numbers on a nearby air gauge. He gets down next to Jeffrey and tells him a bedtime story about a peacock and a crane. Soon both of them are asleep. Or at least the one of them who's actually there. I actually loved that scene, because Braugher didn't play it all maudlin and reunion-like, but as a tired dad safe at home with his kid. And because it reminds me of when I used to read The Sleepy Men to M. Edium and it affected us both like a horse tranquilizer in the eyeball.