(Ben lies on the ground, nursing a bruise on his head from General Cutler's blow. Polly, kneeling next to Ben, tries nursing his wound. Cutler is preoccupied with the launch of the rocket at Mondas. Dyson and Barclay look on anxiously.)
POLLY: We'll be able to see it in just a few
COUNTDOWN VOICE: T-minus 20 seconds... T-minus 15 seconds... T-minus 10 seconds, 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Blast off!
(The computer monitor's screen is temporarily obscured by the rocket's afterburn. Suddenly, the afterburn clears and the rocket is revealed not to have taken off.)