Ripley grabs hold of the Queen with the loader’s robotic arms and attempts to drop her into Sulaco’s airlock. But the creature unexpectedly takes the loader-and-Ripley-along for the ride. Twisting and writhing in the airlock pit, a tangle of flailing arms and flashing jaws, the Queen manages to grab Ripley’s leg as she desperately attempts to climb upward. With a final burst of energy, Ripley hits the button which opens a pair of doors directly below the Queen. The violent vacuum decompression yanks the monster out of Sulaco, sending it reeling into outer space.