Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) (part 7 of 8)
Back in the cargo hold, Svevo and the henchmen have found a shitload of automatic rifles and ammo, but not the “pumps”. David Birney Guy suicidally quizzes Svevo about why those pumps are so gosh-darned important, but Svevo says only one other person knew the answer to that question—and that was why she had to die. Later on, of course, we’ll find out, too. Which, logically, means we can all expect to be murdered by Svevo any day now. Keep your doors and windows locked, people!
Mike and company climb up a ladder into the big pipe and rod storage room from the Southern Sun. Apparently this place, which has large gray tanks mounted overhead (on what used to be the floor, but is now the ceiling), is used for desalinization. This is even though it’s “amidships” and at least a few decks away from the lowest levels. Mike says that from now on they’re to keep moving upwards, toward the surface—why they weren’t doing this before, I have no idea. Just then, another annihilation hiccup tosses them all around pretty good, but otherwise accomplishes nothing.