Dinah lures Toomey out of the airport building by persuading him telepathically that the meeting has been moved from Boston to the airport tarmac. On the tarmac, he hallucinates a meeting with his boss (played by author Stephen King himself). Toomey proclaims that he… [show all]Includes Spoilers
Dinah lures Toomey out of the airport building by persuading him telepathically that the meeting has been moved from Boston to the airport tarmac. On the tarmac, he hallucinates a meeting with his boss (played by author Stephen King himself). Toomey proclaims that he deliberately lost their money and cost the company millions, ensuring his eventual firing and disgrace; his boss transforms into his father, who angrily hisses at him and then makes a threatening gesture that resembles the Langoliers' movements and Toomey then realizes this was all a vision.
With the plane's fuel tanks full, Brian starts up the engines as the Langoliers approach, chewing through the forest and destroying everything in their path. Toomey sees them and flees for his life. The Langoliers chase him, taking him away and them away from the plane. They catch and eat Toomey. Brian gets the plane onto the runway and on its way while everyone else stares at the Langoliers as they eat away the terminal. Bob determines that they are simply timekeepers of eternity; they eat up the past to clean it in the most efficient way possible. The Langoliers pursue the plane and almost catch it when the plane lifts off from the very end of the runway. As the plane achieves cruising altitude and pulls away from the airport, the passengers can see that the remaining portion of the airport disintegrates.
Nick admits to Brian that he was essentially a hit man who was going to Boston to assassinate someone. Dinah dies of her wound, but not before telling Laurel that it is alright if she doesn't make it because she was able to see for the first time, through Toomey's eyes. Approaching the "time rip", Bob realizes that the only reason they survived the transition before was because they were asleep when they came through. He rushes to inform Nick and Brian, who makes a sharp turn away from the rift just in time. Brian realizes the cabin pressurization is the solution. They must lower the pressure to make everyone lose consciousness, but one person will have to stay awake to return the air back to normal while everyone else sleeps. That one person, however, will disappear just like the other passengers did. Nick volunteers, feeling that this is a way to redeem himself. He asks Laurel to go to England and inform his father that "he quit", assumedly his job as a hit man. Nick and Laurel kiss one last time and Brian decreases pressure as they enter the rip. Nick activates the normal pressurization before they go through. Once through the rip, the others awaken to find Nick has disappeared, with his watch and mask in his seat.
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