(Conclusion of "Turning Point")
The chimes of Big Ben sounded faintly from above, causing the Inspector to flinch slightly. The odd shapes his life had taken on since he'd found these two had served to insulate him temporarily from events above, but this sound brought that world snapping back into focus all of a sudden.
He's still got sixteen hours. The words from a year and a lifetime ago came back to haunt him. Now time was up.
He looked up and saw Miss Hammond's eyes flash for a moment at the sounding of midnight.
"It's time." Quickly she rose and moved to the explosives-laden train.
"Wait!" The word escaped Finch automatically and he reached out.
The young woman turned calmly. "Are you going to stop me, Inspector?"
Everything was happening too fast, suddenly. "Just
tell me why."
"Because he was right."
"The world needs more than just a building right now. It needs hope.