| Chapter 6, Scene 22 |
In the Mediator's mind, Bernie is fuming at Inner Joe for his actions. Considering his position, Bernie asks the Mediator whether it would spare the colony in exchange for Joe. After considering the potential loss of life the Mediator agrees and is in the process of sending an updated message when the machine device is destroyed.
Waking up Bernie discovers that the second message wasn't sent, meaning a machine army has been sent to New Hammerston for Joe.