10.5: Apocalypse (2006): Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode #1.1 - full transcript

When a tsunami wipes Waikiki off the map, Dr. Hill's fears about the quake's after-effects are justified. Areas seismically quiet for centuries are awakened: Bald Mountain is engulfed in a deadly cloud of smoke and ash, boiling water rises from the earth, the Hoover Dam crumbles and Mount Rushmore explodes in a fiery burst of molten lava.

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SAM! SAM!

COME ON!

Man: Princess Isabella,
be on the alert for a tidal wave

that is heading your way.

I repeat, a tidal wave
is heading your way.

THIS IS CAPTAIN JAMESON.
WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

A TIDAL WAVE
IS HEADING OUR WAY.

EVERYONE MUST GET
BELOWDECKS IMMEDIATELY.

EVERYONE MUST GET
BELOWDECKS.

COME BACK.
KEEP COMING BACK.

THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE.



GOT IT?

COPY THAT.

ALL THIS STUFF'S
GOT TO COME OUT.

LET'S GO!

Woman: HONOLULU IS BRACING
FOR THE IMPACT

OF WHAT IS BEING REFERRED TO
AS A MASSIVE TIDAL WAVE.

THE TIDAL WAVE CREATED
BY THE 10.5

THAT DESTROYED MOST
OF LOS ANGELES

IS PREDICTED TO HIT THE ISLANDS
WITHIN THE HOUR.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE
FOR ME, SEAN?

THE EVACUATION PLAN FOR HAWAII'S
IN PLACE, MR. PRESIDENT.

GOOD. GOOD.

LOOKS LIKE THEY'LL BE READY
WHEN IT HITS.

YES, SIR.



LISTEN TO ME.

KEEP THOSE FIELD OFFICES
OPEN 24/7.

NOBODY SLEEPS
UNTIL THIS CRISIS IS OVER.

YOU GOT THAT?

EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE'S
REPORTING ROLLING QUAKES.

WASHINGTON STATE?

ACTIVITY IS ABOUT 1 KILOMETER
BELOW THE SURFACE.

TREMORS ARE SHALLOW,

COMING IN ABOUT EVERY 30 SECONDS
BETWEEN 1.4 AND 2.3.

THE QUAKES
ARE SWARMING.

WHERE'S THE EPICENTER?

MOUNT ST. HELENS.

IT'S GOING TO ERUPT.

Man: WOULD THE PARENTS OF
JUANITA RODRIGUEZ

PLEASE REPORT TO TENT 7?

YOU'RE ON WITH
THE PRESIDENT, DR. HILL.

MR. PRESIDENT,
THIS IS DR. HILL.

THANK GOODNESS
YOU'RE ALL RIGHT, DR. HILL.

YOU HAD ME WORRIED.

YEAH, IT'S, UH ...

IT'S GOOD TO HEAR
YOUR VOICE, TOO, SIR.

I look forward to the day we
can finally meet in person,

HOPEFULLY UNDER MORE
FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.

I'D LIKE THAT.

IT'S BEEN A HELL OF A RIDE
FOR ALL OF US.

How's Dr. Fisher?

WE'RE RELIEVED IT'S OVER.

I'M AFRAID IT ISN'T,
SAMANTHA.

I don't know what kind of news
you're still getting out there,

BUT MOUNT ST. HELENS
HAS ERUPTED AGAIN.

MOUNT ST. HELENS?

Less than an hour ago.

USGS is also
tracking signs

of significant seismic
and volcanic activity

IN IDAHO, UTAH,
AND THE WYOMING AREA.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AN AREA
THAT'S OVER 1,000 MILES.

I know.

IF YOU'RE UP TO IT, I WANT TO
FLY BOTH OF YOU TO DENVER

to head a USGS task force to
look into this new development.

This country already owes
both of you an enormous debt

for your extraordinary work
during the West Coast crisis.

I hate to ask even more,

BUT WE NEED TO STAY
ON TOP OF THIS SITUATION.

OF COURSE, SIR.
I UNDERSTAND.

You and Dr. Fisher will be
picked up within the hour.

WE'LL BE READY.

I have complete faith
in the both of you.

I HOPE WE CAN LIVE UP TO YOUR
CONFIDENCE, MR. PRESIDENT.

I'm sure you will.

Man: DR. ANISTON, PLEASE REPORT
TO SICK BAY 5.

IT'S NOT OVER.

Man: DR. FISHER AND DR. HILL
ARE DEPARTING AS WE SPEAK.

OVER.

FEDERAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.

EVEN WITH THE COMPLETE
DEVASTATION OF WAIKIKI

AND THE ISLAND'S
OTHER COASTAL AREAS,

REPORTS REMAIN ENCOURAGING

THAT THE MASSIVE EVACUATION
HAS BEEN A SUCCESS.

WE'RE MANAGING SITUATIONS
IN SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO,

LOS ANGELES, AND NOW HAWAII.

I'M AWARE OF THAT, MRS. WARNER,
BUT WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

WE MUST BE PREPARED
TO SPLINTER OFF RESOURCES

ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS.

I understand, sir.

WHAT OPTIONS DO WE HAVE?

WELL, THERE IS POTENTIALLY
ANOTHER RESOURCE.

And what is that?

IT'S SOMETHING ROY NOLAN AND I
HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING

FOR THE PAST YEAR OR SO,
JUST IN CASE

THIS KIND OF CATASTROPHIC
SCENARIO SHOULD OCCUR.

BUT IT ... IT'S, UM ...

MRS. WARNER, ARE YOU GONNA
TELL ME WHAT IT IS OR NOT?

I'M SORRY, SIR.

IT'S JUST THAT WE'VE NEVER
ACTUALLY PUT THIS PLAN

INTO ACTION BEFORE.

Essentially,
it's a loose network

of civilian volunteer
rescue teams ...

MANY OF THEM UNTESTED IN
REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS,

but all from qualified police,
fire, or civilian backgrounds.

IS THIS
A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE?

IT'S SOMETHING MR. NOLAN
HAD A LOT OF FAITH IN, SIR.

ROY.

ROY ALWAYS DID BELIEVE
TRYING SITUATIONS

BRING OUT THE BEST
IN PEOPLE.

I KNOW YOU AND MR. NOLAN
WERE CLOSE,

and remembering
his selfless actions

DURING
THOSE FINAL HOURS...

YES, INDEED.

LET'S PUT ROY'S PLAN
INTO ACTION, SHALL WE?

LET'S, MR. PRESIDENT.

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY REMAINS
ON EDGE

AS THIS UNRELENTING STRING
OF NATURAL DISASTERS

CONTINUES TO PLAGUE THE NATION.

THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE'S MIND
SEEMS TO BE

"WHEN WILL IT ALL END?"

THE ENORMOUS RESCUE
AND CLEANUP EFFORT

UNDER WAY IN LOS ANGELES
CONTINUES...

COME ON, LAURA.
WE SHOULD GET GOING.

...AUTHORITIES DESPERATELY
STRUGGLING

TO MANAGE THE NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION.

REPORTS OF MASS CASUALTIES
CONTINUE TO FLOOD IN,

INCREASING
THE ALREADY STAGGERING TOLL.

DESPITE REPEATED ASSURANCES

FROM LOCAL AND FEDERAL
AUTHORITIES,

WIDESPREAD PANIC HAS BEGUN TO
FLARE THROUGHOUT THE AREA.

GOD, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.
YOU KNOW THAT?

THANK YOU.

MMM...WILL.
HMM?

LOCAL AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES
HAVE BEEN WORKING FRANTICALLY

TO EVACUATE PEOPLE FROM
THE HAWAIIAN COASTAL AREAS.

WILL, WILL,
STOP, STOP, STOP, STOP.

PUT OUT THE FIRE.

I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN.
I CAN'T.

SOME FIREMAN YOU ARE.

ALL RIGHT, SO WHAT'S
THE BIG SURPRISE, HMM?

HEY, WILL!

HEY!

YES?

WILL!

WHAT?

WHERE YOU AT,
LITTLE BROTHER?

WILL!

UH, I'M UP HERE, BRAD.
I'LL BE DOWN IN A MINUTE.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA
SPEAK TO YOUR BROTHER

ABOUT BARGING INTO OUR HOUSE
LIKE THIS.

I DID.
YEAH?

YES, I DID.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WE'RE GETTING LATE NEWS

THAT ANOTHER ERUPTION
COULD BECOME POSSIBLE

IN A STRING OF VOLCANOES...

HEY.

HEY, MAN.

FEMA CALLED.

THEY'RE ACTIVATING ALL
THE RESERVE RESCUE TEAMS.

WE GOT TO BE IN SALT LAKE
BY 6:00 TONIGHT FOR ORIENTATION.

FOR REAL?

YEAH, THEY'RE BRINGING IN GUYS
FROM ALL OVER.

THEY WANT ALL THE TEAMS
IN PLACE

JUST IN CASE
SOMETHING ELSE GOES DOWN.

ANOTHER DISASTER?

I DON'T KNOW.
THEY DIDN'T SAY.

JUST SAID
TO GET ROLLING.

HEY...

YOU'RE UP FOR THIS,
AREN'T YOU, LITTLE BROTHER?

YEAH. YEAH. BUT, UM...

Laura:
WILL, I'M READY TO GO.

MY RIG'S ALL PACKED UP.
LET'S GET CRACKING.

HEY! HI, LAURA.
HOW YOU DOING?

HI, BRAD.

HEY, UH,
FEMA JUST CALLED.

GUESS THEY NEED EVERYONE
WHO SIGNED UP.

SIGNED UP FOR WHAT?

UM, YOU KNOW...
THE RESERVE RESCUE TEAM.

I TOLD YOU.

NO. ALL YOU SAID WAS YOU WERE
TRAINING WITH THE GUYS.

WELL, HOPEFULLY, IT'LL ONLY BE
FOR, YOU KNOW, A DAY OR TWO.

YOU PROMISED YOU'D COME WITH ME
TO FLAGSTAFF, WILL.

WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON,
MY PARENTS ARE SCARED TO DEATH.

LOOK, I'M SURE THEY'RE
GONNA BE OKAY WITHOUT US

FOR A LITTLE LONGER.

ARE YOU COMING WITH ME
OR NOT?

CAN'T THIS WAIT
A COUPLE OF DAYS?

NO.

WHY DO YOU ALWAYS LOOK OUT
FOR YOURSELF, YOU KNOW?

WHAT'S THAT
SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I JUST WISH YOU'D FILL ME IN
ON YOUR PLANS ONCE IN A WHILE.

ALL RIGHT.
HEY. LAURA!

NOW, COME ON.
COME BACK HERE.

BYE, LAURA.

HEY, LAURA. LAURA!

DUDE.
SHE'LL BE FINE.

YOU CAN'T EXPECT HER
TO UNDERSTAND

EVERYTHING
WE'RE DOING, MAN.

I'LL GO PACK YOUR STUFF.

LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES
ARE COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED

BY THE SCOPE AND EXTENT
OF THE DESTRUCTION.

FEMA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
HAVE PLEDGED ASSISTANCE,

BUT WITH THE ONGOING CRISES
IN SUN VALLEY,

MONUMENT VALLEY, HAWAII...

MIKE'S COORDINATING
TRANSPORTATION

FOR ALL
THE FIELD COMMANDERS.

TALK TO HIM.
WILL DO.

THANKS, MRS. WARNER.

GOOD LUCK.

CAN I HAVE A MINUTE?

I WAS WONDERING
HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE

FOR YOU TO GET OVER HERE.

I'M READY TO GO OUT
IN THE FIELD AGAIN.

NATALIE,
I KNOW YOU WANT THIS.

ANYONE ELSE
IN THIS ORGANIZATION,

YOU WOULDN'T THINK TWICE

ABOUT GIVING ME ANOTHER COMMAND
RIGHT NOW.

YOU NEED EVERYBODY
YOU CAN GET.

YOU'RE RIGHT. I DO.

I AM OVER
THE CLEARFIELD ACCIDENT.

ARE YOU?

YOU'VE BEEN BEATING YOURSELF UP
OVER THAT FOR NEARLY A YEAR NOW.

TWO FEMA PERSONNEL DIED
DURING THAT RESCUE OPERATION.

I WAS THE ONE IN CHARGE.

I HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT
EVERY SINGLE DAY.

YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE FACT
THAT ACCIDENTS HAPPEN,

AND YOU DON'T JUST GET UP
AND QUIT BECAUSE OF IT.

I'M NOT GONNA WALK AWAY
FROM MY COMMAND.

ARE YOU SURE?
100% SURE.

WHEN YOU MAKE A DECISION,
YOU LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES,

NO MATTER
HOW THINGS TURN OUT.

I KNOW.

I'M NOT HERE TO
PULL STRINGS FOR YOU, NATALIE.

I NEED TO DO THIS...
FOR ME.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME
A CHANCE.

PLEASE.

I CAN DO THIS.

MAKE ME PROUD, BABY.

COUNT ON IT, MOM.

CALL ME
WHEN YOU GET THERE.

FIRST THING.

THANK YOU.

DR. HILL.
AND DR. FISHER.

AL ROBERTS.
WELCOME ABOARD.

IAN, DR. HILL.

IT'S AN HONOR, DR. HILL.
IAN NGUYEN.

GINA.

DR. HILL.
GINA GREEN. WELCOME.

THE THREE OF US WILL BE
WORKING CLOSELY WITH YOU.

ANYTHING YOU NEED, ANYTHING
AT ALL, JUST ASK US.

WHAT'S THE UPDATE
ON MOUNT ST. HELENS?

WE'RE NOT TRACKING
ANY FURTHER SIGNS OF ACTIVITY.

THE ERUPTIONS SEEM TO
HAVE STOPPED JUST LIKE THAT.

THIS DOESN'T MAKE
ANY SENSE.

NO, IT DOESN'T.

THERE'S SOMETHING
WE'RE MISSING HERE.

BUT WHAT?

WHOO-HOO!

WHOO!

YEAH!
YEAH!

WHOO-HOO!

WHOO!

WHOO!

AAH!

MY HELMET!

WHAT'S GOING ON?

WE HAVE HARMONIC TREMORS COMING
OUT OF SUN VALLEY, IDAHO.

HOW FREQUENT?

BREAKING EVERY 50 SECONDS ...
NO, EVERY 45 SECONDS.

NARROW IT DOWN.
THEY'RE UP.

BALD MOUNTAIN.
THAT'S AN EXTINCT VOLCANO.

NOT ANYMORE.
IT'S VENTING.

IT'S GONNA ERUPT.

CALL THE NOAA.

ISSUE AN EMERGENCY WARNING
FOR SUN VALLEY.

I'M ON IT.

WHA...

AAH!

RACHEL!

HELP! HELP!

HANG ON!

AAH! AAH!

HANG ON! HANG ON!
I'VE GOT YOU.

AAAH!

HANG ON! HANG ON!

AAH! AAH! HELP ME!

THREAT LEVEL 3!

THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING.

NOT THIS FAST.

HELP ME! AAH!

HANG ON! HANG ON!

PULL ... PULL ME UP!

AAAAH!

RACHEL!

AAH!

BALD MOUNTAIN,
A VOLCANO PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

TO BE EXTINCT,
ERUPTED THIS MORNING,

DEVASTATING THE IDAHO TOWNS
OF KETCHUM, SUN VALLEY...

I NEED TO KNOW WE'RE DOING
EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER

TO HELP THOSE SURVIVORS.

I BELIEVE WE ARE, SIR.

WE'VE DEPLOYED RESCUE CREWS
IN KETCHUM, SUN VALLEY, HAILEY,

AND SOME OF
THE OUTLYING AREAS.

HOW ARE THOSE VOLUNTEER CREWS
WORKING OUT?

SO FAR, SO GOOD.

WE'VE HAD ALMOST
100% COMPLIANCE.

THEY'LL BE WORKING
SIDE-BY-SIDE

ALONG WITH SEASONED
RESCUE-AND-RESPONSE WORKERS.

AND WE'VE GOT SOME
OF OUR BEST FIELD COMMANDERS

IN THE AREA
TO OVERSEE THE OPERATIONS.

INCLUDING YOUR DAUGHTER,
I UNDERSTAND.

YES. NATALIE.

NOT AN EASY ASSIGNMENT
FOR A MOTHER TO MAKE.

NO, SIR.

ALTHOUGH HER EAGERNESS
TO BE WHERE THE ACTION IS

LEFT ME WITH FEW,
IF ANY, OPTIONS.

OUR COUNTRY IS INDEBTED
TO EVERYONE

INVOLVED
IN THIS RESCUE MISSION.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

Is there anything else I can do
to assist you, Mrs. Warner?

WISH US LUCK.

WITH ALL MY HEART.

Man: IN SUN VALLEY,
THOUSANDS OF CASUALTIES

HAVE ALREADY BEEN CONFIRMED

WITH MANY MORE MISSING
OR UNACCOUNTED FOR.

LED BY FEMA PERSONNEL,
LOCAL AND STATE RESCUE TEAMS

ARE POURING
INTO THE STRICKEN AREAS.

YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT.
ALL RIGHT. YOU'RE OKAY.

OKAY, SIR.
YOU'RE OKAY.

GET UP THERE.

YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

ROGER. COPY THAT.
I GOT MY EYE ON HER.

LET'S LOAD UP THE TRUCK.

IT'S GOT TO BE OUT
OF HERE RIGHT AWAY.

NEED SOME HELP OVER HERE!

YOU, COME HERE.

ME?

YEAH, YOU.

COME HERE.

OH, I'M NOT PART
OF THE MEDICAL STAFF.

I DON'T CARE.
I NEED YOUR HELP. COME HERE.

I NEED YOU TO PUT PRESSURE
ON THIS WOUND.

I-I CAN'T DO THAT.

YES, YOU CAN.

THIS WOMAN'S LOSING
A LOT OF BLOOD.

PUT PRESSURE
ON THIS WOUND RIGHT NOW.

PUT THOSE DOWN.
COME ON.

GIVE ME YOUR HANDS.
COME HERE.

COME ON. THERE YOU GO.
HOLD THAT RIGHT THERE.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

HUH?

YOUR NAME.

YOU GOT A NAME,
DON'T YOU?

AMY.

YOU'RE DOING GOOD, AMY.
HOLD THAT THERE.

ALL RIGHT. THAT'S IT.

ONE MORE. WATCH OUT.

THERE WE GO. THAT'S IT.
WE'RE DONE.

HEY, YOU CAN LET GO NOW.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH.

YOU DID GREAT.

THANKS.

HEY, WE NEED TO GET THIS WOMAN
TO THE FIELD HOSPITAL.

RIGHT AWAY.

2, 3.

COME ON, LET'S GO!
BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!

CLOCK'S TICKING, PEOPLE!
COME ON!

ALEC BECKER?

YEAH,
WHAT DO YOU NEED?

NATALIE WARNER.

I'VE BEEN ASSIGNED TO RUN
THIS OPERATION WITH YOU.

RIGHT.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
COME ON! NOW BACK IT UP!

HEARD YOU GAVE UP
FIELDWORK.

YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
WITH ME BEING HERE?

MY PROBLEM, MISS WARNER,

IS I'VE GOT HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES
TRAPPED OUT THERE.

MY MISSION IS TO SAVE
AS MANY LIVES AS POSSIBLE,

AND I DON'T WANT ANYONE
GETTING IN THE WAY OF THAT.

I WASN'T PLANNING
ON GETTING IN THE WAY.

I'M HERE
TO WORK WITH YOU.

IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT, I'LL RUN
THIS OPERATION ALONE, OKAY?

COME ON, GUYS,
LET'S GO!

LET'S GO. UNLOAD THAT TRUCK.
COME ON.

LET'S GET GOING.
PASS IT HERE. GOT IT.

IN SUN VALLEY, THE ONLY WAY
FOR VOLCANIC GAS

TO REACH THE SURFACE IS FOR IT
TO PUNCH THROUGH THE PLATE,

CREATING A HOT-SPOT VOLCANO.

IT TAKES AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT
OF FORCE TO DO THIS,

A FORCE I SUSPECT
THAT WAS GENERATED

BY THE ONGOING EARTHQUAKE STORM

THAT BEGAN ON THE WEST COAST
THREE DAYS AGO.

DR. HILL, ARE YOU SAYING
THE 10.5 IN CALIFORNIA

WAS ONLY PART
OF THIS EARTHQUAKE STORM

AND NOT AN ISOLATED EVENT?

ARE YOU SAYING THERE'S
A CONNECTION?

THAT'S MY SUSPICION.

IT'S POSSIBLE THE DISRUPTIONS
WERE SO INTENSE

AND GENERATED SO MUCH HEAT

THAT THEY CREATED NEW FRACTURE
AND STRESS ZONES

UNDER THE ENTIRE
WESTERN UNITED STATES.

IF SO, THE WHOLE REGION
IS IN JEOPARDY.

EXCUSE ME.
DR. HILL, DR. FISHER,

WE'VE GOT QUAKE STORMS COMING
OUT OF KING'S PEAK, UTAH.

COME ON.
LET'S GO.

OKAY.
WE'RE ON IT.

ARE WE TRACKING ANY SIGNS
OF PRE-ACTIVITY?

NOPE. NOTHING.

WE'VE GOT SIDE-TO-SIDE
COMPRESSION WAVES.

THEY'RE BUFFETING
THE ENTIRE AREA.

IT LOOKS LIKE
GENERAL ACTIVITY'S

ABOUT A KILOMETER
BELOW THE SURFACE.

FREQUENCY?

ABOUT EVERY 45 SECONDS ...

NO, MAKE THAT 30 SECONDS.

SCALE, GINA?

FLUCTUATING
BETWEEN 1.8 AND 2.2.

PULL UP OUR LANDSAT
SATELLITE IMAGE.

CAN WE SEE
A THERMAL OVERLAY?

MM-HMM.

SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY GOING ON
WELL BELOW THE SURFACE.

QUESTION IS, WHAT?

LISTEN UP, PEOPLE.

WE BREAK OUR UNITS
INTO 4 SQUADS OF 6 MEN EACH.

EACH SQUAD IS RESPONSIBLE
FOR COVERING AN AT-RISK ZONE

WITHIN SUN VALLEY.

ONE CANINE HANDLER
WILL ACCOMPANY EACH SQUAD

AND HELP TO COVER THAT ZONE.

TRANSPORTS WILL TRAVEL YOU AS
CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO YOUR AREA.

ONCE THERE, YOU'LL SPLIT YOUR
SQUADS INTO TEAMS,

2 MEN APIECE.
NOBODY GOES OUT ALONE.

EXCUSE ME.
YES?

WHO DECIDES
ON THE SQUADS?

I DO ONCE WE'RE ON SITE.

NOW, WHEN
YOU LOCATE SURVIVORS

TRAPPED BENEATH MULTIPLE LAYERS
OF CONCRETE

OR OTHER BUILDING MATERIAL,
DO NOT GO IN AFTER THEM.

I REPEAT,
DO NOT GO IN AFTER THEM.

THESE SITES
ARE VERY VOLATILE.

THEY NEED TO BE DELAYERED
PIECE BY PIECE.

FOR THAT, WE HAVE A TEAM
OF ENGINEERS

WITH EXPERTISE IN EVALUATING,
SHORING UP,

BREACHING, BRACING, AND LIFTING
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.

WE'LL ALERT THEM AND SEND THEM
OUT TO YOU ASAP.

AM I CLEAR?

Together: YES, SIR.

THERE ARE FOUR MAJOR LOCATIONS
IN THE AREA TO INVESTIGATE.

POWDERCREST SKI LODGE,

THE TOWN SHOPPING PLAZA...

THE...

THE MOUNTAIN GLEN INN
AND THE TREELINE CONDOMINIUMS,

ALL OF WHICH COLLAPSED
DUE TO MASSIVE TREMORS

WHEN THE VOLCANO
BLEW ITS TOP.

THERE'S A LOT OF HAZARDS
OUT THERE ...

EVERYTHING FROM EXPOSED
ELECTRICAL WIRING

AND BROKEN GAS MAINS,

POISONOUS FUMES CAUSED BY THE
UNDERLYING VOLCANIC ACTIVITY.

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL.

RELY ON YOUR PARTNER.

THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE GONNA
SURVIVE THIS

IS BY DEPENDING ON THE GUY
STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.

LET'S GET OUT THERE
AND GET IT DONE.

Together: YES, SIR.

HEY.

DON'T YOU EVER CUT ME OFF
AGAIN LIKE THAT.

DO YOU HOMEWORK,
AND I WON'T HAVE TO.

MY HOMEWORK?

THE CLOCK IS TICKING,
MISS WARNER.

THOSE GUYS HAVE TO
GET OUT THERE,

AND THEY HAVE TO
GET OUT THERE NOW.

REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID

ABOUT DEPENDING ON THE GUY
RIGHT NEXT TO YOU?

ABSOLUTELY.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK.
IT'S ME.

SO...HOW ARE
YOU DOING, BABY?

I'M OKAY, MOM.

YOU DON'T SOUND OKAY.

ALEC BECKER ISN'T THE EASIEST
PERSON TO WORK WITH.

I don't think
he likes me very much.

I'M NOT SURPRISED.

WHY IS THAT?

ONE OF HIS COUSINS
WAS INVOLVED

IN THE CLEARFIELD RESCUE
OPERATION YOU OVERSAW.

HE WAS IN THE MINE
WHEN IT COLLAPSED.

MOM, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME
THIS BEFORE?

DIDN'T WANT TO
SCARE YOU OFF.

NO WONDER
HE HATES MY GUTS.

HE'S A PROFESSIONAL,
NATALIE.

HE CAN KEEP HIS FEELINGS
OUT OF THIS.

I GOT TO GO.

WHAT'S OUR STATUS?

Gina: Minor quake storms
are still coming in

BETWEEN 1.8 AND 2.4 ...
NO. HOLD ON.

WE'VE GOT SPIKING.
3.1, 3.3.

Back down to 2.2.

WE'RE NOT SEEING ANY VISIBLE
SIGNS OF SURFACE ACTIVITY YET.

WAIT, WHAT'S THAT?

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE WESTERN
FLANK BELOW THE PEAK.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IS?

COULD YOU TAKE US CLOSER?

SAM, LOOK.

WE GOT SOME HEAVY
DEFORESTATION HAPPENING.

IS THAT USUAL
FOR THIS AREA?

NO, IT'S NOT.

GINA, COULD YOU RETRIEVE
A STORED LANDSAT IMAGE

OF KING'S PEAK?

HOW FAR BACK
DO YOU WANT TO GO?

6 HOURS SHOULD DO IT.

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, SAM?

JUST A THOUGHT.
UH-HUH.

HERE WE GO, DR. HILL.

LANDSAT SNAPPED THIS EXACTLY
6 HOURS AND 15 SECONDS AGO.

It should be coming up on
your remote display right now.

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

DEFORESTATION
CAN'T HAPPEN THAT FAST.

NOT IN A SPAN OF SIX HOURS.

SIX HOURS?

BRING UP A REAL-TIME IMAGE.

Add in a thermal overlay.

COMING UP.

THERE'S YOUR ANSWER.

MASSIVE MAGMATIC FLOW
UNDERGROUND

IS KILLING OFF
THE ROOT SYSTEMS.

THANK YOU.

HELLO?

Amy.

OH, HEY, DAD.

Mom and I just wanted
to see how you're doing.

OH, MOM,
ARE YOU ON, TOO?

ARE YOU OKAY?

YES, MOM. I'M FINE.

You know, Amy,
if things get too dangerous,

YOU CAN ALWAYS
COME HOME.

Mom,
believe it or not...

SHE KNOWS THAT.

BESIDES, WE ALREADY DECIDED
THAT I'D DO THIS FOR A YEAR

and then I'd go back
to school.

You're right.

IT'S ONLY BEEN
THREE MONTHS.

I KNOW,
BUT THAT WAS BEFORE ...

They actually needed me?

OF COURSE
THEY NEED YOU, AMY.

WE KNOW THEY NEED YOU.

I'M NOT LEAVING.

I'M NOT ASKING YOU
TO COME HOME.

WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE YOU
GUYS ARE JUST WAITING AROUND

FOR ME TO COME RUNNING HOME
WITH MY TAIL BETWEEN MY LEGS?

AMY.

Why can't you have some ...
some faith in me?

I can be a lot more than just be
the President's daughter.

I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF.

I KNOW THAT.

AMY,
I DO HAVE FAITH IN YOU.

DAD, CAN YOU PLEASE
TELL THE SECRET SERVICE

TO STOP FOLLOWING ME AROUND?

It makes me
feel like a freak.

WE'VE HAD
THIS DISCUSSION BEFORE.

THEY SAID THEY NEED
YOUR PERMISSION TO DO THAT.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
ASKING ME TO DO?

YES, DAD, I DO.

NO, I DON'T THINK
YOU DO KNOW.

Amy, you're not seeing it
from where I sit.

I'M THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES.

I'm also your father.

There is certain protocol
that I have to follow.

SO...PLEASE?

OKAY.

I'll tell them to keep
their distance.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME.
I AM GOING TO BE FINE.

I KNOW
YOU'RE GONNA BE OKAY.

OKAY.
I HAVE TO GET BACK TO WORK.

ALL RIGHT, SWEETIE.

WE LOVE YOU, AMY.

I LOVE YOU, TOO,
BOTH OF YOU.

Okay, bye, Mom.
Bye, Dad.

Bye, honey.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, NOW.
STAY SAFE.

WHOA. WHOA. HEY, WHOA.

EASY. IT'S ALL RIGHT.

WHOA!

WHOA!

HEY!

WHOA!

AREAS OF THE SOUTHWEST

ARE REPORTING UNUSUAL MOVEMENT
OF GROUNDWATER

WITH ACTUAL FLOODING
IN MONUMENT VALLEY.

LOW-LYING AREAS ARE SEEING
WATER LEVELS

REACHING AS HIGH AS 10 FEET
AND WASHING AWAY ROADS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF CONFUSED
AND VERY FRIGHTENED PEOPLE

OUT THERE, DR. FISHER.

I UNDERSTAND THAT, SIR.

GOOD. THEN PLEASE TELL ME
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.

AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW,
THE ENTIRE FOUR CORNERS AREA,

INCLUDING MONUMENT VALLEY,

SITS ATOP ONE OF THE NATION'S
LARGEST UNDERGROUND AQUIFERS.

I'M ONLY VAGUELY AWARE
OF THAT, DOCTOR.

This particular aquifer

is comprised primarily
of sandstone.

THE HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY
OF SANDSTONE AQUIFERS

IS LOW TO MODERATE,

BUT BECAUSE THEY EXTEND
OVER LARGE AREAS,

THEY PROVIDE
LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER ...

a lot of water.

HOW MUCH WATER
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

By some estimates
out of the Four Corners area,

ENOUGH TO FILL
LAKE MICHIGAN.

ARE YOU TELLING ME
ALL THIS WATER

IS GOING TO COME
TO THE SURFACE?

I CAN TELL YOU THAT MAGMATIC
ACTIVITY UNDER THE SURFACE

is heating up
the sandstone,

CAUSING WATER TO PERCOLATE
UP OUT OF THE GROUND.

AND WHAT'S CAUSING THAT?

Subsurface ground temperatures
under the Monument Valley area

have increased dramatically
in the last 24 hours ...

IN SOME PLACES,
BY AS MUCH AS 85 DEGREES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT,
DR. FISHER.

But how does this relate
to the 10.5 in California

or the eruptions
on Mount St. Helens

OR IN SUN VALLEY?

SOMETHING MUST BE AT THE ROOT
OF ALL OF THIS.

I BELIEVE IT'S THE MOVEMENT
OF THE PLATES THEMSELVES,

MR. PRESIDENT.

DR. HILL.
Yes.

SORRY I'M LATE.

I WAS PUTTING TOGETHER
SOME LAST-MINUTE MATERIALS

FOR THIS PRESENTATION.

I HOPE YOU HAVE
SOME ANSWERS FOR US.

I believe I do.

TAKE A LOOK.

THESE PLATES, WHICH ARE
ESSENTIALLY MASSIVE SECTIONS

OF THE EARTH'S RIGID CRUST,

are in a constant state
of movement.

Over millions of years,
they drift apart,

COME TOGETHER,
AND DRIFT APART AGAIN.

It's this constant movement

that is the source of all
seismic disturbance.

WHEN ONE PLATE
PUSHES UP AGAINST ANOTHER,

THE FRICTION
CAUSES EARTHQUAKES,

MOUNTAIN-BUILDING,
VOLCANIC ACTIVITY, AND SO ON.

I'M WITH YOU SO FAR,
DR. HILL.

Close to
300 million years ago,

ALL OF THE PLATES
WERE JOINED TOGETHER

IN A SINGLE SUPERCONTINENT
KNOWN AS "PANGAEA."

OVER HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
OF YEARS,

THESE PLATES HAVE SLOWLY
DRIFTED APART,

forming the current
world geography

THAT WE ALL RECOGNIZE.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS HAVE TO
DO WITH OUR CURRENT SITUATION?

EVERYTHING.

I'M STARTING TO THINK
THAT THE PLATES

HAVE NOW REACHED THEIR MAXIMUM
POINT OF SEPARATION

AND ARE BEGINNING TO
REVERSE DIRECTION ONCE AGAIN.

AS THE PLATES
CONTINUE TO MOVE,

WE COULD SEE AN ESCALATING
SERIES OF EVENTS ...

QUAKES, VOLCANOES,

massive sinkholes,
gaseous explosions, flooding,

rapid weather change,
and other anomalies.

THIS SOUNDS MORE LIKE
THE COMING OF THE APOCALYPSE

THAN A SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSION.

FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES,
MR. PRESIDENT,

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT COULD
TURN OUT TO BE.

Man: RESCUE TEAMS IN SUN VALLEY
CONTINUE TO WORK 24 HOURS A DAY

TO PULL VICTIMS
FROM THE RUBBLE.

THERE ARE NOW OVER 1,200
CONFIRMED CASUALTIES,

INCLUDING NEARLY
A DOZEN FIREFIGHTERS

THAT HAVE PERISHED
IN THE RESCUE OPERATION.

This is base, squad one.

SQUAD ONE HAS A MAN DOWN.

CAN YOU SEND A MEDICAL UNIT

OVER TO THE TREELINE
CONDOMINIUMS IMMEDIATELY?

SQUAD THREE, WE WILL HAVE
A TEAM OF ENGINEERS

SENT OVER TO YOU
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Will, can you hear me?

LAURA, WHERE ARE YOU?

NEARLY HALFWAY TO FLAGSTAFF.
WHAT'S ALL THAT NOISE?

I'm riding in the back
of a truck.

WE'RE HEADED
TO ANOTHER RESCUE SITE.

IT LOOKS PRETTY BAD
OUT THERE.

WHAT?

I said it looks bad
up there.

LAURA,
I CAN'T HEAR A THING.

All right. Okay.

I'LL LET YOU GO.
I JUST ...

NO, WAIT. WAIT.
DON'T. DON'T HANG UP.

I'M SORRY.

I really am.

I wish I was with you.

SO DO I.

SORRY I LEFT
THE WAY I DID.

I KNOW. NO KISS?
THAT'S A FIRST.

I'M JUST TIRED
OF WATCHING YOU ACT SO SMALL

around your brother.

YOU TURN INTO A DIFFERENT
PERSON, WILL.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

I'M TALKING ABOUT HOW HE
CONTROLS YOUR LIFE, OUR LIFE.

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER
YOU'RE COMING OR GOING.

LAURA, HEY, CAN WE NOT
GET INTO THIS RIGHT NOW?

He's right there,
isn't he?
NO, NO.

GOT TO GET IT ON.
LET'S GO!

WE'RE HEADED OUT.
THAT'S ALL.

I'll call you tomorrow.

Woman: ...AND THERE'S JUST
A STATE OF PANDEMONIUM OUTSIDE.

WHOA, SAM, WAIT UP.

EVEN IF YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT
THE REVERSAL OF THE PLATES ...

AND I'M NOT SURE
YOU ARE ...

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
A GEOLOGIC PROCESS

THAT NORMALLY TAKES MILLIONS
OF YEARS TO OCCUR.

AND YOU'RE SUGGESTING THAT
IT HAPPENS OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT?

I HAVE A THEORY ABOUT THAT.

WELL, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA
SPRING THIS ONE ON ME?

JORDAN, I'M SORRY IF
I CAUGHT YOU OFF GUARD.

IT WAS IMPORTANT THE PRESIDENT
UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE UP ...

I UNDERSTAND
THAT URGENCY HERE, SAM.

BUT YOU GOT TO KEEP ME
IN THE LOOP, OKAY?

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO
HELP YOU

IF YOU DON'T TELL ME
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT?

IT'S SOMETHING MY FATHER
WAS WORKING ON

BEFORE HE RETIRED
FROM THE USGS.

YOUR FATHER, EARL?

THIS OUGHT TO BE
INTERESTING.

I KNEW
YOU'D REACT LIKE THAT.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID
ANYTHING.

LOOK, I'M SORRY,
BUT YOUR FATHER'S FAMOUS

FOR CHAMPIONING SOME
FAIRLY UNORTHODOX IDEAS.

SAM, HE MAKES
YOU LOOK MAINSTREAM.

I'M THE FIRST TO ADMIT

SOME OF HIS THEORIES
WERE PRETTY SPECULATIVE.

AND I KNOW BY THE END
OF HIS CAREER,

HE WAS ALIENATED FROM
THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ALL
OF HIS IDEAS ARE WITHOUT MERIT.

I WOULD THINK YOU, OF ALL
PEOPLE, WOULD BE OPEN TO THAT.

LOOK, SAM, I'M SORRY.

I'M HERE TO HELP YOU
ANY WAY I CAN.

YOU KNOW THAT.

SQUAD THREE, ARE YOU ASKING
FOR BACKUP RIGHT NOW?

Yes. We definitely need
backup on this one.

We got a lot of land
to get through.

TEAM 12, GO IMMEDIATELY
TO THE TREELINE CONDOMINIUMS.

BACK UP SQUAD THREE.

OVER HERE!

OVER HERE. OVER HERE.

WHAT DO YOU GOT?

FOUND SOMETHING.

THAT'S A GOOD BOY.

THAT'S A GOOD BOY.

TRY THE LIGHT DETECTOR,
WILL.

DEFINITELY HAS A SCENT.
THERE'S SOMEBODY DOWN THERE.

Brad: Shh!

WE GOT A LIVE ONE.

ALL RIGHT.
LET'S DIG HIM OUT.

Woman: THIS IS K9 UNIT 3.

WE'VE GOT A SURVIVOR BURIED
UNDER THE MOUNTAIN INN.

Requesting assistance.
THIS IS BASE.

WE'LL GET SOME PEOPLE OVER THERE
AS SOON AS WE CAN.

Do you want me to stay
with this crew?

NEGATIVE. SQUAD 5 HAS REQUESTED
K9 ASSISTANCE.

HEAD OVER THERE.

WILL DO.

BACKUP'S ON ITS WAY.

OKAY.

IN 1983, MY FATHER CAME UP
WITH A THEORY

HE CALLED "ACCELERATED
PLATE MOVEMENT," OR APM.

I THINK IT EXPLAINS A LOT
ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

I DON'T REMEMBER
HEARING ABOUT THAT ONE.

HE NEVER PUBLISHED IT.

THE THEORY
ESSENTIALLY ARGUES

THAT WHEN THE EARTH'S PLATES
REVERSE DIRECTION ...

AS I SUSPECT THEY'RE DOING
RIGHT NOW ...

GEOLOGIC PROCESSES
ARE GREATLY ACCELERATED.

ACCELERATED?
MM-HMM.

IF HIS THEORY'S CORRECT,

THAT WOULD EXPLAIN THE PHENOMENA
WE'RE SEEING ...

THE RAPID DEFORESTATION,
VOLCANO-BUILDING,

FLOODING, QUAKES.

HOW'D HE COME UP
WITH HIS THEORY?

I'M RESEARCHING IT
RIGHT NOW.

HIS WRITINGS WERE PRETTY SKETCHY
ON THE SUBJECT.

MAYBE YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM
ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW HOW HE GETS

WHEN I TRY TO TALK TO HIM
ABOUT HIS WORK.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS TRY.

YOUR JOB IS TO KEEP
THIS ELEVATED, OKAY?

Okay.

OKAY.

OH!
I'M SORRY.

AMY, HI.

HI...DR. GARCIA.

CALL ME MIGUEL, PLEASE.

DR. GARCIA?
THANK YOU.

HOW'S IT GOING?

WELL, IT COULD BE BETTER.

WE'RE A LITTLE SHORTHANDED
ON SUPPORT STAFF RIGHT NOW.

HEY, YOU INTERESTED?

OH, GOSH, I'M NOT QUALIFIED,
AM I?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
YOU ALREADY PASSED THE TEST.

I DID?
YEAH, TODAY IN THE FIELD.

I STILL ... I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE
I DID THAT.

IT WAS SO, UM...TENSE.

WELL, I KNEW
YOU COULD HANDLE IT.

YOU DID?

YEAH, I GOT THIS INSTINCT
ABOUT PEOPLE

WHO CAN HANDLE TOUGH SITUATIONS,
WHO CAN'T.

THANK YOU.

SO IS THAT A YES?
YEAH. YEAH.

GOOD. REPORT
TO THE FIELD HOSPITAL.

THEY'LL GET YOU STARTED.
OKAY.

UM...

CAN I JUST TALK TO YOU
ABOUT SOMETHING?

WHAT IS IT?
Man:
DR. GARCIA, OVER HERE.

YEAH,
I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

WHAT IS IT?

I JUST ... I REALLY
DON'T WANT TO BE TREATED

ANY DIFFERENTLY
THAN ANYBODY ELSE.

WELL, DON'T YOU WORRY,
AMY HOLLISTER.

I'M GONNA TREAT YOU
JUST AS BADLY

AS I TREAT THE REST
OF THE STAFF, OKAY?

GREAT. THANKS.

I MEAN ...
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

YES, I DO.

I'LL SEE YOU LATER.

OKAY.

COME ON, WILL.
GIVE ME A HAND.

1, 2, 3.

HELP ME. I'M DOWN HERE!

ALL RIGHT! WE'RE GONNA BE
RIGHT THERE, OKAY?

WHERE'S OUR BACKUP?

THIS IS TEAM 12.
WHERE THE HELL IS OUR BACKUP?

THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY.
THEY'LL BE THERE MOMENTARILY.

SQUAD 4, TEAM 12
HAS REQUESTED BACKUP.

WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?

THIS IS TAKING
WAY TOO LONG.

THIS GUY'S
NEVER GONNA MAKE IT.

HEY, JUST TAKE IT EASY,
BUDDY, OKAY?

THERE'S GOT TO BE
ANOTHER WAY AROUND.

YOU LOOK HERE.
I'M GOING AROUND THIS SIDE.

WILL, GET OVER HERE!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I'M GONNA PULL THIS GUY
OUT MYSELF.

NO. NO WAY, BRAD.

WHATEVER YOU DO,
DO NOT LET GO OF THIS ROPE.

NO, BRAD.
THIS IS CRAZY, MAN.

WAIT FOR BACKUP.

THIS GUY IS NOT GONNA DIE
ON ME, OKAY?

HE WILL NOT DIE ON ME.

HOLD ON TO THAT THING.

BRAD, WHERE ARE YOU AT?

I'M STILL TRYING
TO GET THROUGH HERE.

IT'S PRETTY TIGHT.

It's really tight.

DAMN.

UH-HUH.

I SEE HIM. I SEE HIM!

CAN YOU REACH HIM?

I don't know.
There's a lot of debris in the way.

BRAD?

BRAD, TALK TO ME!

BRAD!

BRAD!

BRAD!

COME ON, BRAD.

I'm okay. I'm okay.

OKAY.

Brad, what's happening?

I GOT OUR GUY.

How's he doing?

HE'S TRAPPED UNDER A BEAM,

AND HE'S HAVING TROUBLE
BREATHING.

I'M GONNA SEE IF I CAN
MOVE HIM TOWARD ME

until I can take some of
the pressure off his chest.

OKAY.

I'M GONNA GRAB YOU
BY YOUR ARMS, OKAY?

I'M GONNA SLIDE YOU OUT.

TELL ME IF ANYTHING
CATCHES.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

AH!

GET US OUT OF HERE!

Will!

COME ON!

HEY, OVER HERE!

LET'S GO! LET'S GO!

YOU GRAB AN END.

ALL RIGHT, PULL! PULL!

WAIT.
I'LL GET THE HARNESS OFF.

YOU OKAY, SIR?

GET HIM TO A HOSPITAL.

WHEW!

$30,000.

CALL.

$70,000.

I'M ALL IN.

170.

I FOLD.

Man: OH!

YOU MUST HAVE AN ACE, DOC.

I GUESS IT WAS JUST
MY GAME, ROSEN.

TAKE CARE.

CASH ME OUT.

HELLO?
Samantha: Dad.

HI. IT'S ME.

SAM.

YEAH.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

Yeah. I'm okay.

I'VE BEEN SEEING YOUR NAME
A LOT IN THE NEWS LATELY.

I was gonna call you,

but I figured
you had your hands full.

MM-HMM.

YOU STILL OUT IN CALIFORNIA

dealing with that deadly
10.5 they had out there?

UH, NO,
ACTUALLY, I'M COLORADO

DOING SOME WORK FOR THE USGS.

THE USGS?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING
WITH THOSE SCOUNDRELS?

THAT'S WHY I'M CALLING, DAD.
UH, I NEED SOME ADVICE.

YEAH, WELL, GET OUT

while you still
have a soul.

THAT'S MY ADVICE, SAM.

DAD...I NEED YOU TO LISTEN
FOR A MINUTE.

LOOK, I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING
TO DO WITH THE USGS ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW THAT.
I KNOW YOU DON'T.

THOSE DAYS ARE LONG GONE
FOR ME.

THERE'S SOMETHING
I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT.

SAM, WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE HEADED
FOR MORE TROUBLE.

AND I THOUGHT
YOU MIGHT BE ABLE

TO HELP ME
FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.

ME?

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE ACCELERATED
PLATE MOVEMENT THEORY

YOU CAME UP WITH
A FEW YEARS BACK?

YOU NICKNAMED IT APM.

SAM, I DON'T DO THIS ANYMORE.

I THINK IT'S HAPPENING.

DAD, YOU STILL THERE?

SAM, LISTEN TO ME.

I DON'T WANT YOU
GOING MESSING AROUND

WITH ANY OF MY OLD,
CRAZY IDEAS.

IT'S GONNA BRING YOU
NOTHING BUT HEARTACHE.

DAD, THERE ARE SOME POINTS
I DON'T UNDERSTAND,

AND I THOUGHT ...

WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME?

You're doing very well
without me, Sam.

YOU DON'T NEED
TO SCREW THINGS UP

BY GETTING INVOLVED WITH THIS.
YOU UNDERSTAND?

DAD, PLEASE.
No.

PLEASE, JUST LISTEN
FOR A SECOND.

I GOT TO GO.
Dad, wait.

DAMN IT.

WHICH ONE OF YOU GUYS
IS BRAD MALLOY?

I AM.
WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON
OUT THERE?

WHAT ARE WE
TALKING ABOUT?

YOU'RE THE GUY
WHO PULLED OFF THAT RESCUE

BY CRAWLING THROUGH
THE WRECKAGE, RIGHT?

YES, SIR. THAT WAS ME.

SO ARE YOU DEAF
OR JUST STUPID?
WHAT?

I KNOW YOU AND YOUR BROTHER
ARE RELATIVELY INEXPERIENCED,

LIKE A LOT OF THE GUYS
OUT THERE,

BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE
FOR WHAT YOU DID.

I CALLED FOR BACKUP.

NOBODY SHOWED UP.
WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO?

YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO WAIT
LIKE I TOLD YOU.

THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY.

I THOUGHT I MADE THAT
CRYSTAL CLEAR TO YOU GUYS

BEFORE I SENT YOU
OUT THERE.

THAT GUY WAS DYING.

SO YOUR BRILLIANT IDEA
WAS TO CRAWL INTO THE WRECKAGE

AND DIE WITH HIM.

I SAVED HIS LIFE.
YOU WERE LUCKY!

YOU WERE VERY, VERY LUCKY.

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE RESCUE
TO VICTIM MORTALITY RATIO?
NO.

IT'S THE NUMBER OF
RESCUE WORKERS WHO DIE

IN THE ACT OF
TRYING TO SAVE A PERSON

IN COMPARISON TO THE NUMBER OF
PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY SAVED.

YOU FOLLOW ME?
YEAH.

SO IN AN URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE
OPERATION LIKE OURS,

THE MORTALITY RATE CAN BE AS
HIGH AS 2.2 RESCUE WORKERS DEAD

FOR EVERY PERSON SAVED
BY GUYS LIKE YOU.

BIG PART OF MY JOB
IS TO MAKE SURE

WE DO A HELL OF A LOT BETTER
THAN THAT.

I THOUGHT MY JOB HERE WAS
TO SAVE OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES,

NOT MY OWN.

YOU'RE NOT LOOKING
AT THE BIG PICTURE, BRAD.

I ONLY HAVE SO MANY
RESCUE WORKERS OUT HERE.

IF YOU HAD DIED DUE TO
YOUR IDIOTIC ATTEMPT OUT THERE,

HOW MANY PEOPLE STILL TRAPPED
WOULD THEN DIE

BECAUSE YOU WEREN'T AROUND
TO SAVE THEM?

DID YOU EVER
THINK OF THAT?

NO, I DID NOT.

NO, YOU DID NOT.

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT
TO ATTEMPT A HIGH-RISK RESCUE,

YOU DAMN WELL
CLEAR IT THROUGH ME.

I'M THE ONE WHO DECIDES
WHERE WE TAKE RISKS,

WHEN, AND WHY ...
NOT YOU.

AND IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT,

YOU CAN PACK UP YOUR GEAR
AND GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE.

AND YOU? YOU SHOULD HAVE
KEPT YOUR BROTHER

FROM DOING SOMETHING
SO STUPID.

JUST GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE,
BOTH OF YOU.

DO SOME GOOD.

WHAT, YOU'RE GONNA TELL ME

HOW I COULD HAVE
HANDLED THAT BETTER?

LESS ANGER, FEWER INSULTS.
THAT'S ABOUT IT.

YEAH, RIGHT.

BUT SOMEDAY,

BRAD MALLOY'S GONNA THANK YOU
FOR SAVING HIS LIFE.

THAT GUY'S A JERK, MAN.

HEY, IT'S EASY TO SIT THERE
AND SAY THINGS LIKE

"WAIT FOR BACKUP" WHEN
YOU'RE SITTING BEHIND A DESK.

HE WASN'T OUT THERE
WITH US.

HE DIDN'T HEAR
THAT GUY'S VOICE

TELLING US THAT
HE COULDN'T BREATHE.

THAT DUDE WOULD HAVE DIED

IF I DIDN'T CRAWL IN THERE
AND SAVE HIM.

MAYBE. I DON'T KNOW.

WHAT?

YOU THINK I DID
THE WRONG THING, TOO?

I DIDN'T SAY THAT.

NO, BUT YOU'RE THINKING IT.

I CAN SEE IT
WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE.

WHY DON'T YOU SAY IT THEN?

WHY DON'T YOU SAY IT THEN,
WILL?

OKAY, YOU WERE WRONG.

OH, MAN! I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU WOULD EVEN THINK THAT!

WHY DO YOU ALWAYS FEEL
LIKE YOU HAVE TO PROVE
SOMETHING TO EVERYBODY?

YOU CAN'T BE A HERO
IN EVERY SITUATION.

IS THAT WHAT YOU THINK
I'M DOING, SHOWING OFF?

ARE YOU?

MAN, YOU DON'T KNOW SQUAT ABOUT
WHAT GOES ON INSIDE MY HEAD.

THE MAN WAS RIGHT, BRAD.

IT WAS A RECKLESS THING TO DO,
AND YOU KNOW IT.

WHY CAN'T YOU GROW UP
AND ADMIT IT FOR ONCE?

WHY DON'T YOU START MAKING
YOUR OWN CHOICES IN YOUR LIFE?

THEN YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY
SO MUCH ABOUT MINE.

WHAT'S THAT
SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
THINK ABOUT IT, OKAY?

I BECOME A FIREMAN.
YOU BECOME A FIREMAN.

I JOIN THE FEMA UNIT.
YOU JOIN THE FEMA UNIT.

DO YOU SEE A PATTERN THERE?
I MADE THOSE CHOICES, BRAD.

I CAN'T HELP IT
THAT YOU'RE OLDER THAN ME

AND YOU GOT THERE FIRST.

IS THAT ALL THERE IS TO IT?

BELIEVE ME, MAN.

SOMETIMES I WISH
THAT YOU WERE THE ONE

DOING SOMETHING ELSE
WITH THEIR LIFE.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY BEING
"BRAD THE MAN'S" LITTLE BROTHER.

I'M NOT TRYING TO COMPETE
WITH YOU.

I'M JUST DOING THIS JOB THE WAY
I THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE.

THAT'S ALL.

HEY, SO AM I!

Man: DR. HILL?

WE'RE TRACKING
HARMONIC TREMORS

UNDERNEATH THE LAKE MEAD
RECREATION AREA IN ARIZONA.

I THINK YOU BETTER
TAKE A LOOK.

LAKE MEAD?

JORDAN.
WHERE ARE WE AT?

QUAKES ARE SHALLOW,
FLUCTUATING BETWEEN 2.4 AND 3.3.

DURATION?

THEY'RE SWARMING
ABOUT EVERY 45 SECONDS,

NOW CLOSING IN
ON THE 35-SECOND MARK.

IAN, BRING UP AN OVERLAY.

COMING UP.

WE HAD SIGNS OF MAGMATIC
ACTIVITY UNDER THE ENTIRE AREA.

BRING US IN CLOSER, PLEASE.

WE'RE AT FULL RESOLUTION.

WE NEED TO GET
A BETTER LOOK AT THIS.

THERE'S TOO MUCH
SURFACE INTERFERENCE.

I'M GONNA FLY OUT THERE
AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.

YEAH, I'LL GO WITH YOU.

SAM, YOU'RE NEEDED HERE.
WE CAN'T BOTH GO.

LOOK, I'LL BE IN CONTACT
THE ENTIRE TIME.

JORDAN...

I BETTER GO.

PLEASE REMAIN BY YOUR CARS.

THESE TWO RESERVATIONS
WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY.

DO NOT APPROACH YOUR HOMES.

SORRY, FOLKS.

BACK TO YOUR CARS.

BACK TO YOUR CARS, PLEASE.

WE ARE FLYING OVER
A SINKHOLE RIGHT NOW,

WHICH HAS JUST APPEARED RIGHT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY.

BUT THIS IS ONLY ONE
OF MANY

TO HAVE POPPED UP
SUDDENLY LIKE THIS

OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL
IS JUST DESPERATELY

TRYING TO CLEAR OUT
THIS BACKLOG OF TRAFFIC,

BUT IT IS JAMMED SOLID
IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

JUST AS FAR AS THE EYE
CAN SEE HERE.

OH, MY GOSH.

OH, NO.

AS WE ARE LIVE ON THE AIR,

THE SINKHOLE THAT WE ARE
FLYING OVER IS OPENING UP.

THIS THING IS MOVING,

AND IT LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE
ARE NOW ABANDONING THEIR CARS.

THEY'RE ABANDONING THEIR CARS.

THEY ARE RUNNING IN A PANIC

AS THE GROUND BELOW THEM
IS JUST GIVING WAY.

CARS, WHOLE CARS ARE FALLING
INTO THE SINKHOLE.

PIECES OF THE GROUND
ARE JUST FALLING AWAY.

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE,

UNLIKE ANYTHING
WE HAVE EVER SEEN.

HANG ON JUST ONE SECOND.

I DON'T KNOW
IF YOU CAN HEAR IT.

IT SEEMS LIKE
THE MOVEMENT...

LOOK AT THIS.

WE'VE GOT SINKHOLES OPENING UP
ALL OVER THE PLACE.

AND THE DUST IS NOW
STARTING TO CLEAR.

THE SIGHT DOWN HERE
IS JUST AWFUL.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VEHICLES
IN THAT SINKHOLE.

AND ... AND ALL WE CAN HOPE FOR

IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE
ARE NOT TRAPPED DOWN THERE.

Samantha:
WHAT'S YOUR STATUS, JORDAN?

I'M COMING UP
OVER THE COLORADO RIGHT NOW.

How's my signal?

IT'S GOOD.

THERE'S A LOT OF MOVEMENT
ON THE SURFACE OF THE RIVER.

WHAT'S THE MEDIAN SPEED OF
THE CURRENT IN THIS STRETCH?

BETWEEN 1.7 AND 3.3
MILES PER HOUR.

IT FLUCTUATES, DEPENDING
ON HOOVER DAM'S OVERFLOW.

I'M TRACKING IT AT 7.4 MILES
AN HOUR RIGHT NOW.

ARE YOU SURE?
Positive.

I'M SEEING WHITECAPS DOWN THERE.

CALL OPERATIONS
AT HOOVER DAM.

FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON,
WHAT THEIR OVERFLOW RATE IS.

I'M ON IT.

SOMETHING'S DEFINITELY
NOT RIGHT HERE.

WATER TEMPERATURE'S
INCREASING RAPIDLY,

FLUCTUATING BETWEEN 88.4
AND 91.3 DEGREES.

WHAT'S THE NORM
THIS TIME OF YEAR?

BETWEEN 42 AND 56 DEGREES.

YOU'RE CLOSE TO TWICE THAT.

SAM, I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH
ON EARL'S APM THEORY.

RAPID INCREASE
IN GROUND TEMPERATURE

IS A KEY INDICATOR
OF ACCELERATION.

ARE YOU TELLING ME YOU AGREE
WITH MY FATHER'S THEORY?

I DON'T AGREE OR DISAGREE.
I'M SAYING THE SIGNS ARE THERE.

IT'S GONNA TAKE A LOT MORE WORK
TO INTERPRET THEM.

But you think
it's a possibility.

I THINK I'M RUNNING
OUT OF EXPLANATIONS HERE.

Man: The dangerous
rescue effort in Sun Valley

continues to claim lives

as exhausted teams
work 'round the clock

to pull people from the rubble.

Volcanologists
continue to debate

whether another eruption
is on the immediate horizon.

Several theories
are attempting to explain

the sudden surge
of volcanic activity

plaguing the entire area.

WILL. WILL.

YEAH.

SORRY ABOUT GOING OFF ON YOU
LIKE THAT, MAN.

I DIDN'T MEAN
ANY OF THAT.

YES, YOU DID.

COME ON, MAN.
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.

GIVE ME A KISS.

GIVE ME ...
GIVE ME A KISS, WOULD YOU?

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.
ALL RIGHT?

OKAY. NO, NO, NO.

Man #2: COME ON, GUYS.
LET'S GO!

LET'S GO.

BOYS, GET THE STUFF
UP ON THE TRUCK!

LET'S GO, FELLAS.

THE SITUATION IN LOS ANGELES

IS STILL USING UP A LOT
OF RESOURCES, MR. PRESIDENT.

WHAT ABOUT HAWAII?

The evacuation went much better
than expected.

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PULL
SOME PEOPLE OUT OF THERE

IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.

WE NEED THOSE PEOPLE
IN POSITION NOW.

I'VE ALREADY PUT OUT
THE ALERT, SIR.

WHAT ABOUT SUN VALLEY,
MONUMENT VALLEY?

WHERE ARE WE
WITH THOSE SITUATIONS?

WE'RE HOLDING OUR OWN,

BUT WE CAN'T PULL ANYONE
OUT JUST YET.

OUR VOLUNTEER CREWS ARE DOING
AN EXCELLENT JOB THERE, SIR.

HOW'S AMY DOING?

SHE'S DOING
EXTREMELY WELL, SIR.

I'LL PASS IT ALONG TO MEGAN.

Thank you.
OF COURSE, MR. PRESIDENT.

COMING UP
OVER THE HOOVER DAM NOW.

WATER TEMPERATURE'S
INCREASING RAPIDLY ...

92.7, 95.7,

98.4, 102.9,

105.5, 108.1.

Still rising.

I'M GONNA DO SOME MORE
READINGS

ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE DAM.

Here we go. I'm flying up
over Highway 93 right now.

OH, NO.

WHAT?

Jordan: THE WATER'S ALREADY
RISING OVER THE SPILLWAY.

IT LOOKED LIKE THEY STOPPED
ALL THE TRAFFIC.

I'M GONNA DO SOME MORE READINGS
OVER THE WATER.

I'M PICKING UP LOTS
OF TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS

ON THIS SIDE.

IT'S GETTING A LOT HOTTER.

122.3 ... NO, 125.5
AND CLIMBING FAST.

JEEZ, IT'S HOT DOWN THERE!

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

WHAT IS IT, JORDAN?

THE GROUNDWATER
UNDER LAKE MEAD

IS RISING TO THE SURFACE.

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER
MONUMENT VALLEY ON OUR HANDS.

IT'S GONNA FLOOD!

THEY NEED TO START DUMPING
MORE WATER RIGHT NOW.

IT'S STILL FLOODING.

I JUST SPOKE TO HOOVER DAM'S
OPERATION CENTER.

THEY'RE RELEASING THE OVERFLOW
AT FULL CAPACITY.

JORDAN, THEY CAN'T DUMP IT
ANY FASTER.

ISSUE AN EVACUATION WARNING
TO ALL THE AREAS

ALONG THE LOWER COLORADO.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE DAM
CAN HOLD OUT MUCH LONGER.

I'M GONNA GO CHECK IT OUT.

IT'S LIKE NIAGARA FALLS
OUT THERE.

Jordan, there's nothing more
you can do.

Get out of there!

JORDAN, GET OUT OF THERE!

GO! GO! GO!

JORDAN!

NO! AAH!

JORDAN! JORDAN!

OH, MY GOD.

OH, MY GOD. JORDAN.

DR. JORDAN FISHER,

WHO WAS HEADING UP
A PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE

ON THE SEISMIC ACTIVITY
THAT HAS SHAKEN THE WEST,

WAS REPORTEDLY KILLED WHEN
A HELICOPTER HE WAS RIDING IN

WAS DESTROYED DURING
THE HOOVER DAM COLLAPSE.

U.S. 93...

DR. HILL?

YEAH.

IT'S THE PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP,
SAMANTHA?

I'M NOT SURE
I CAN STILL DO THIS.

I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY
YOU MIGHT FEEL THAT WAY.

IT'S A LOSING BATTLE,
MR. PRESIDENT.

ONLY IF YOU GIVE UP.

THERE MUST BE
SOMEBODY ELSE.

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY
IS COUNTING ON US.

I CAN'T TELL THEM
WE'VE LOST THE FIGHT,

THAT WE'VE GIVEN UP ANY HOPE
OF SURVIVING THIS.

NO.

IT'S NOT AN OPTION.

MR. PRESIDENT, I HONESTLY
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.

TELL ME YOU'LL STAND BESIDE ME
IN THIS CRISIS.

There's no one else
with your knowledge

of the current situation.

I'LL DO MY BEST.

YOU ALWAYS DO.

Man: U.S. 93,

the main thoroughfare
between Las Vegas and Flagstaff,

has been shut down due to
the collapse of the Hoover Dam.

COME ON, LAURA.
PICK UP.

ALL CIVILIAN MEDICAL PERSONNEL
IN THE AREA

ARE ASKED TO PLEASE JOIN
IN THE RELIEF EFFORT.

WILL.

LAURA?
LAURA, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, I'M OKAY. I'M OKAY.

UH, DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS?

YEAH. YEAH, I JUST DID.

Where are you now?

UM, I'M IN VEGAS
AT THE ATLAS CASINO.

ANOTHER HOUR, I WOULD HAVE BEEN
ON THAT ROADWAY, WILL.

I KNOW. I KNOW.
THANK GOD YOU'RE OKAY.

ALL RIGHT,
I'M COMING DOWN THERE.

Will, all the roads
in and out are jammed.

WELL, I'LL FIND A WAY.

I never should have let you
go down there by yourself.

NO.

What are you saying?

NO. THOSE PEOPLE
NEED YOU UP THERE.

YOU NEED ME, TOO, LAURA.

WILL, I'M OKAY.

You sure?

I'm okay.

LOOK, THEY'RE BRINGING IN
THE SURVIVORS

FROM THE HOOVER DAM
DISASTER.

THEY'RE SHORTHANDED.

I'M GONNA STAY, SEE IF I
CAN HELP OUT AROUND HERE.

I'm a registered nurse.
I can't turn my back on this.

OKAY. OKAY.
JUST BE CAREFUL, PLEASE.

I WILL.

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU, TOO.

OKAY.

HEY.
HEY, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

HELP!

HEY! OVER HERE!

HELP! HELP! HELP!

HELP! HEY!

HELP!

OKAY. OKAY.

I GOT YOU.

COME ON.

HEY! HEY!

HEY!

WAIT!

HEY! WAIT!

STOP THE TRUCK!
STOP THE TRUCK!

DID YOU DIG HER OUT
BY YOURSELF?
YEAH.

IS SHE GONNA BE OKAY?

I DON'T KNOW.
ONE THING'S FOR SURE.

SHE WOULDN'T HAVE LASTED
MUCH LONGER OUT THERE.

LET'S GO.
LET'S GET IT GOING!

Woman: IN THE WAKE OF
THE HOOVER DAM DISASTER,

FLASH FLOODS
STRUCK THE COMMUNITIES

OF KINGMAN, LAUGHLIN,
LAKE HAVASU, AND YUMA, ARIZONA.

A WALL OF WATER REACHING
SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET HIGH

TORE THROUGH THE AREA,

DESTROYING HOMES
AND BUSINESSES.

I DON'T KNOW, EARL.

I DON'T KNOW HOW
YOU COULD SIT PLAYING POKER

WHEN ALL HELL'S
BREAKING LOOSE.

WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN
IS GONNA HAPPEN, JACKSON.

NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT.

GUESS THAT'S ONE WAY
OF LOOKING AT IT.

DON'T MIND TELLING YOU,
THOUGH,

THIS WHOLE THING'S
GOT ME RATTLED.

DID YOU FEEL THAT?

FEEL WHAT?

I DON'T KNOW.
IT'S PROBABLY NOTHING.

KEEP MY DRINK COLD
FOR A MINUTE, WILL YOU?

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

YOU GOT IT, MAN.

...HAS EVERYONE
ASKING THE SAME QUESTION.

WHY NOW,
AND WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?

Man: FOLLOW ME, FOLKS.
COME ON.

THE STRETCH OF HIGHWAY
THAT SPANNED THE HOOVER DAM

WAS DESTROYED
WHEN THE DAM OVERFLOWED.

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT,
LOCAL LEADERS...

YOU WERE GOOD TONIGHT,
THOUGH, HONEY.

1, 2, 3, 4.

COME ON IN.

EXCUSE ME, DR. HILL.

I FINISHED THOSE SIMULATIONS
YOU WANTED.

I...I THINK YOU SHOULD
SEE THESE RIGHT AWAY.

RIGHT. OF COURSE.

I POSTED THE RESULTS
ON THE SERVER

SO WE CAN ACCESS THEM
FROM HERE.

USING THE CALCULATIONS
YOU GAVE ME,

I STARTED WITH THE INITIAL
SEATTLE EVENT 93 HOURS AGO.

NEXT, I ENTERED THE INTERVALS
BETWEEN EACH SUBSEQUENT EVENT.

NOW, THIS WAS DONE
USING A TIME SCALE

CONVERTING HOURS
INTO SECONDS.

THE EVENTS ARE OCCURRING
IN DIMINISHING INTERVALS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

USING RANDOM LOCATIONS IN
THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL REGION,

I EXTRAPOLATED FORWARD
INTO THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

ARE YOU SURE THIS IS RIGHT?

I INPUT THE DATA THREE TIMES
JUST TO BE CERTAIN.

HOW PROBABLE IS THIS THREAT,
DR. HILL?

IT'S CONTINUING TO BECOME
MORE AND MORE OF A REALITY

as the plates
reverse direction.

HOW SO?

ANCIENT FRACTURE ZONES
AND STRESS POINTS

ARE BEING REAWAKENED

IN THE ENTIRE CENTRAL
AND WESTERN UNITED STATES.

SOME OF THESE WILL DEVELOP
INTO NEW FAULT LINES

OR CRACKS
IN THE EARTH'S CRUST.

WHAT EXACTLY
ARE WE FACING HERE?

BEST-CASE SCENARIO IS A STRING
OF MORE CATASTROPHIC QUAKES

and volcanic eruptions
throughout these regions.

AND THE WORST?

MY TEAM PUT TOGETHER
A SIMULATION.

I THINK YOU SHOULD
TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

LET'S SEE IT.

60 MILLION YEARS AGO,
THE ENTIRE CENTRAL PLAIN

of the North American continent
was home to a vast sea

that connected the Arctic Ocean
with the Gulf of Mexico.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THE END
OF THE CRETACEOUS PERIOD

that this sprawling, North-South
seaway began to recede.

THE EXTENSIVE MARINE FOSSIL
RECORD IN THE GREAT PLAINS

IS CLEAR PROOF OF ITS EXISTENCE.

WHAT ARE YOU GETTING AT,
DOCTOR?

IF A NEW DIVERSION FAULT LINE
OPENS UP IN THE MIDWEST,

SPREADING NORTH AND SOUTH,

THIS ANCIENT SEAWAY
WILL RE-ESTABLISH ITSELF.

RE-ESTABLISH ITSELF?

THE ENTIRE MIDWEST, MOST OF
WHICH IS BARELY ABOVE SEA LEVEL,

will flood

and literally cut the North
American continent in half.

MY GOD.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT
YOU'RE SUGGESTING HERE?

Samantha:
Unfortunately, I do, sir.

The geography of North America

COULD BE CHANGED
BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION.

RESCUE CREWS CONTINUE
TO WORK FRANTICALLY

TO EVACUATE SURVIVORS

FROM TOWNS ALONG THE
NEVADA/CALIFORNIA BORDER

AFTER THE COLLAPSE
OF THE HOOVER DAM.

AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING EVERYONE
TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE.

DR. HILL,
IT'S YOUR FATHER.

MY FATHER?

HE SAYS IT'S URGENT.

PATCH HIM IN.

SAM, I'M INSIDE
THE ATLAS CASINO IN VEGAS.

I THINK WE'RE IN TROUBLE HERE.

We've got tremors.

GINA, BRING UP SATELLITE
OF THE LAS VEGAS AREA ...

THERMAL, INFRARED,
AND SPECTRAL.

TREMORS ARE HITTING
ABOUT EVERY 15 SECONDS.

I CAN JUST
START TO FEEL THEM.

WE'RE NOT PICKING UP
ANYTHING YET.

Of course not.

YOU'RE STARING AT A BUNCH
OF MACHINES.

YOU'RE NOT FEELING IT,
SAM.

YOU'RE NOT FEELING IT
IN YOUR BONES.

GRAB WEBCAM IMAGES
IF YOU HAVE TO.

I NEED TO SEE
WHAT'S GOING ON THERE.

Woman: WE'VE GOT QUAKE STORMS
OUT OF THE LAS VEGAS AREA

RANGING BETWEEN 1.3 AND 1.5.

WE'RE GONNA BE HIT
BY ANOTHER ONE.

IT'S JUST A FEW SECONDS.

OH, JEEZ.
IT'S ESCALATING.

Woman:
RANGE SLIDING UPWARDS. 2.3.

Listen to me.

SAM, WE DON'T HAVE
A LOT OF TIME HERE.

I FOUND SULFUR IN THE WATER,
HIGHLY ACIDIC.

MAGMATIC FLOW CONTAMINATED
THE AQUIFER?

I THINK IT DID MORE
THAN THAT.

YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME YOU
WENT OUT WITH ME TO WEST FLORIDA

TO CHECK OUT
THOSE SINKHOLES?

YOU MUST HAVE BEEN
9 OR 10.

THEY HAD A LOT OF ACID RAIN
THAT YEAR,

AND IT ATE AWAY
AT THE LIMESTONE AQUIFER

UNDERNEATH THE WHOLE AREA.

BLOCKS OF HOUSES
DISAPPEARED INTO THOSE SINKS.

THOUGHT IT WAS THE MOST
AMAZING THING EVER.

OH, YEAH, SURE YOU DID,
UNTIL YOU FELL IN ONE.

BOY, WAS YOUR MOTHER
PISSED AT ME.

YOU THINK THE AQUIFER UNDER
LAS VEGAS HAS BEEN COMPROMISED?

LOOK, THE WHOLE CITY IS SITTING
ON A CRUMBLING SLAB

of Swiss cheese by now.

THAT'S WHAT'S CAUSING
ALL THE TREMORS.

OH, HELL.

TOO LATE.

Dad.

OKAY, EVERYBODY, GET DOWN!

Woman:
TREMORS ARE INCREASING.

5.6. 6.4.

DAD.

AAH!

YOU OKAY?

SURE.

AAH!

GET DOWN!