That evening, Kerndon is again demanding the keys to the arsenal from a recalcitrant Christine. O'Malley barges in and accuses her of conspiring with her cousin, Geoffrey Milford, to cause her husband's death. Since he has no real evidence to prove it, Stephen leaves the house and Christine immediately runs out to the arsenal to destroy all the papers there.
Assuming that O'Malley will be burned up, Kerndon heads away from the arsenal but to his alarm, sees a car approaching. It contains Freddie and Jane, two journalist friends of Stephen who were also staying at the hotel and have come looking for him. Intent on stopping them from rescuing O'Malley, Kerndon runs into the road and starts shooting at them. They deal with this by running him over, then rush to the arsenal, break down the door and rescue Stephen. Afterwards, Stephen keeps his promise to Christine and writes the truth about Robert Forrest, in his book entitled, "Christine Forrest: Her Life".