The captain talks to the CEO of the airline and promises to hear Johnny out. He hangs up, pissed, and leaves the cockpit. The captain finds Johnny in the back with Kelly and says that he's been instructed by the CEO to treat Johnny with courtesy. Johnny tells the captain to check the right engine. The captain says that he just ran a computer diagnostic on the whole system, and everything is fine. Johnny asks whether the computer could be wrong, but the pilot won't ignore the technology. Johnny says that the plane is going to go into a dive at 10:54 PM, and that the right engine will explode; Johnny theorizes that it could be a bomb. Kelly says that the pre-flight security sweeps are very thorough these days. The pilot says that there are some other possible explanations, like a bird or other foreign object hitting the engine, "but these things are rarely catastrophic."
Kelly suggests that they consider landing the plane early. The captain shoots her a look and she concludes, "If only to remove Mr. Smith from the plane." The captain says that they will conclude the flight as originally planned, and then tells Johnny he's sorry about the handcuffs, and touches them. Johnny goes into a vision of the captain struggling with the controls, and then saying, "May God forgive me." He pushes the throttle all the way forward, and then we see the engine explosion and people-sucked-out-the-side action from before. I knew the captain was the bad guy! He's British! They're always evil. Johnny snaps out of it as the captain apologizes to Johnny for any discomfort, and promises him a free mileage upgrade coupon. Johnny snaps, "I won't be needing it." The captain is all, "Whatever, dude," and walks away.
Back in the cockpit, the captain and co-pilot conclude a system check, and everything looks good. The co-pilot admits that he was getting nervous. Suddenly, they hear a rumbling sound, and the co-pilot says it wasn't turbulence. The captain says that the autopilot is acting up, and they just need to keep an eye on it. An air traffic controller comes over the radio with their landing instructions, which the captain confirms. The co-pilot nervously wonders why the captain didn't request "priority clearance to land." The captain ominously says, "Why would I want to do that?" I have to say, I was never really nervous that the plane would crash, because they have more episodes this season and Johnny can't die. This episode would have been a lot more suspenseful if Purdy was on the plane alone and Johnny was on the ground.