Instinctively, Ripley slips into one of the locker’s space-suits; then she grasps a long metal rod and peels off the tip. As the warrant officer formulates a desperate, makeshift defense, her adversary extends his powerful jaws almost as a challenge. It’s now or never. Ripley emerges from the locker, boldly forces the Alien from his hiding place. At the moment of attack she blows the rear hatch and shoots the rod directly into its chest, sending the writhing, screaming beast into the blackness of space!