The 2015-16 Isla Nublar incident, also called the Jurassic World incident, was a series of events that took place on the small Costa Rican island of Isla Nublar on December 22, 2015 until January 2016. At the time, the island was home to Masrani Global Corporation‘s Jurassic World, a de-extinction tourist attraction and theme park built by Timack Construction and operated by International Genetic Technologies. The incident centered around the escape of an animal asset, the only surviving Indominus rex, which evaded detection long enough to cause significant damage to park operations. Other animals were inadvertently let out of containment during the incident, causing scores of tourists to become injured. Poor management practices meant that much of Jurassic World’s staff was entirely unprepared for an incident of this nature, resulting in the deaths of multiple employees and animal assets along with the many injured tourists. The incident brought on a class-action lawsuit against Masrani Global Corporation and generated enough negative press to permanently close Jurassic World, causing the largest financial disaster in the history of the company.
International Genetic Technologies was founded in 1975 by Scottish entrepreneur Dr. John P. A. Hammond, and with financial backing from Benjamin Lockwood, the company had succeeded in extracting ancient DNA from Mesozoic-era amber samples at the Lockwood estate by 1985. A year later, the first dinosaur was brought back from extinction on Isla Sorna, an island in the Muertes Archipelago eighty-seven miles to the southwest of Isla Nublar. Both Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar were leased by InGen from the Costa Rican government during the 1980s, Isla Sorna for research and development purposes and Isla Nublar for the construction of a de-extinction theme park called Jurassic Park.
De-extinction was made more efficient through the work of American geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, who utilized modern animals as gene donors to replace segments of ancient DNA that had become decayed over the millions of years. This hybridization caused unintended alterations to the dinosaurs’ anatomy and physiology, most notably the occurrence of protogyny in some species. Dinosaurs were shipped to Isla Nublar beginning in 1988, populating the park. However, construction on the Park came to a halt in early June of 1993 when a worker was mauled to death by a Velociraptor during a relocation. His family threatened to sue InGen, and the company’s Board of Directors demanded that experts review the Park and endorse it before major construction could recommence. During the tour on June 11, a disgruntled employee sabotaged the Park’s security system to steal InGen trade secrets for a rival company; his attempt was unsuccessful as he did not make it to the drop-off point. As the power was deactivated, multiple de-extinct animals escaped from their paddocks; the ensuing incident resulted in several deaths, mostly of InGen employees. The Park was never finished due to the incident, and was left abandoned. Some time thereafter, the facilities on Isla Sorna were also abandoned as InGen was brought to the brink of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by more wrongful death lawsuits.
Dr. Henry Wu, the geneticist behind InGen’s genetic engineering techniques, continued his research into genetic hybridization despite the loss of Jurassic Park. By May of 1997, he and his team had succeeded in engineering a new genus and species of flowering plant, Karacosis wutansis, by combining genes from the genomes of multiple donor species. This caught the attention of Indian telecommunications mogul Simon Masrani, CEO of Masrani Global Corporation and the son of Hammond’s friend Sanjay Masrani. Earlier that year, InGen had deposed Hammond as President and CEO due to his failure to save the company from financial ruin; his nephew Peter Ludlow replaced him, attempting to resurrect Jurassic Park’s original San Diego location in order to avoid Chapter 11. Hammond sabotaged the attempt by sending a team to counteract Ludlow’s operation on Isla Sorna, resulting in a widely-publicized incident in San Diego which resulted in Ludlow’s death and revealed de-extinction to the public.
After the San Diego incident, Hammond and InGen helped the American government put into law the Gene Guard Act, which restricted InGen from further attempts at de-extinction and gave them obligations to provide for the wellbeing of the organisms they had already created. Hammond died by the end of 1997, with InGen still in shambles; over the following year InGen was the subject of a bidding war. The primary bidders were Masrani Global Corporation and Tatsuo Technology; in the end, Masrani Global won the bidding war and purchased InGen. Within one hundred days of the merger, InGen activity resumed illegally on Isla Sorna; more research was performed with the intention to continue the Jurassic Park project. It is unclear if Simon Masrani was aware of this activity, but there is evidence that Dr. Wu was involved. Some parts of the research that occurred on Isla Sorna during that time was filed under “Amalgam Testing,” suggesting that more research into genetic hybridization was occurring. After nine months, this illegal research was abandoned due to fears of discovery. An archived log penned by Dr. Wu in 2003 reveals that some of his research on Isla Sorna led to the accidental creation of a genetically modified organism which demonstrated to Wu that gene splicing was a greater frontier than he had anticipated.
Conceptual planning for the second incarnation of Jurassic Park began as early as 1998, likely a short time after the InGen/Masrani merger was finalized. By October 23, 1999, Simon Masrani settled on a name for the park: Jurassic World. In December of 2000, Dr. Wu was promoted to lead genetic biologist at InGen; he continued his research into gene splicing over the next several years.
InGen retook Isla Nublar in early 2002, with InGen Security now under the supervision of former American security contractor Vic Hoskins. Dinosaurs were either placed into holding pens or transported temporarily to Isla Sorna while the US $1.2 billion construction operations took place. During a press conference, Simon Masrani abruptly revealed Jurassic World’s existence, giving an opening date of the summer of 2004 (this would later be changed to 2005, an announcement which was made through a complex viral marketing campaign). The Gene Guard Act was rolled back in March 2003 following an appeal from Masrani Global officials, permitting Dr. Wu and InGen to resume gene splicing research legally and continue creating new de-extinct and hybrid species.
In 2004, scientists monitoring Isla Sorna reported an alarming population drop; this was theorized to be due to territorial behavior, disease, or other factors. In reality, a combination of poaching and InGen’s illegal activity in the late 1990s had unbalanced the island’s ecology. Masrani Global Corporation began the process of relocating the surviving dinosaurs to Isla Nublar throughout 2004, where they would be introduced to habitats where paleoveterinarians could provide them with proper care and poachers could not reach them. That year also saw the Bright Minds internship program, in which a select few college students were chosen by Simon Masrani to intern at Jurassic World during the late summer and early fall before the park was to open. These interns included Claire Dearing, who would go on to become the park’s Senior Assets Manager and Operations Manager. By the time the park opened, Isla Sorna was supposedly devoid of dinosaurs, though poaching vessels continued to appear in the archipelago and Masrani Global Corporation kept the islands heavily guarded and off-limits to the public.
Despite several incidents during construction, Jurassic World opened successfully on May 30, 2005 and saw 98,120 visitors in its first month. With twenty years of de-extinction behind them, the park’s staff was now much better prepared to provide for the organisms in their care. As a result, the park continued to operate without any major incidents. By 2007, Dearing had been promoted to a senior staff position, and by 2012 was the park’s Operations Manager as well as Assets Manager.
On April 4, 2008, InGen’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Jurassic World needed to produce even more impressive attractions to continue drawing investors; already the park’s operating costs were creeping up on its revenue. Simon Masrani and Claire Dearing authorized Dr. Wu to look into gene splicing as a method to create the new attraction desired by the Board, essentially giving him free rein to do whatever he wished so long as it was, in Simon Masrani’s own words, “bigger, scarier, cooler.” Wu took full advantage of this opportunity to further his research.
At some point between 2008 and 2012, Head of InGen Security Vic Hoskins approached Dr. Wu with a proposal. With funding provided by Eli Mills of the Lockwood Foundation, Hoskins was interested in using Wu’s hybrid project to test the possibility of military bioengineering, using gene splicing to create the perfect military animal. Wu agreed to help Hoskins, as this direction would benefit all three men. Wu’s concerns lay with his ability to continue research as he pleased, and this would provide him with a reliable source of income should Jurassic World’s operating costs eventually overcome its revenue. Hoskins’s angle was more patriotic; a former soldier, he was all too familiar with the ways in which drone technology could be outsmarted and believed that using weapons provided by nature would turn the tides of war in America’s favor. Mills, unlike the other two, was purely concerned with turning a profit, and sought to use genetically-modified animals to add to the Lockwood fortune that he planned to eventually acquire from his employer.
2012 saw the beginning of two major InGen Security operations. One was the official start of the Integrated Behavior Raptor Intelligence Study (I.B.R.I.S.), overseen by Hoskins. This project employed former U.S. Navy member Owen Grady in the research and training of raptors, which had been set aside for classified use since 2004. Simon Masrani had hoped to learn more about the raptors’ intelligence in order to properly integrate them into Jurassic World as tourist attractions, while Hoskins instead believed that, like Wu’s hybrid, the raptors could be trained for use as military animals. Four Velociraptors were specially engineered by Wu for the project early that year; they were named, in order of age, Blue, Delta, Echo, and Charlie. The second was the successful hatching of Wu’s hybrid, a theropod dubbed Indominus rex. Two were bred in the event that one did not survive infancy, and ultimately the stronger sibling would cannibalize the younger by November 2014. The surviving Indominus was maintained in Paddock 11, far to the northwest of the island in the restricted Sector 5 where the other work-in-progress dinosaurs were kept.
By 2013, the park was considered to be at its peak; after this point revenues reached a plateau. The public was now accustomed to de-extinction. Jurassic World’s operating costs continued to climb as its dinosaur population grew past the point of efficiency, causing concern that the park might soon start to lose money. Simon Masrani had been busy with other divisions of the corporation and had not yet been able to visit Isla Nublar to see the Indominus; the animal was planned to be put on exhibit in May of 2015, but as it exhibited worrying behavioral issues, its release date was delayed first to June and then to January of 2016. I.B.R.I.S. also ran into difficulties beginning in 2013, as the growing raptors challenged Grady for authority; despite this, Hoskins continued to request a field test in which the animals would be let out of captivity. Grady recommended that his friend Barry Sembène be brought on board I.B.R.I.S.; Hoskins granted this request.
By the end of 2014, Simon Masrani was still booked six months out; he would ultimately not reach Isla Nublar until December 22, 2015 to see the Indominus three weeks before it was put on display. Dearing had scheduled meetings with the vice-president and representatives of Verizon Wireless to discuss sponsoring the hybrid’s attraction. Dearing’s sister, Karen Mitchell, and her husband Scott had begun their divorce proceedings by this time, and opted to send their two sons to Jurassic World where they could hopefully spend time with their aunt and avoid discovering the divorce until later. The Mitchell boys traveled from Dane County Airport in Madison, Wisconsin to Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica by airplane on December 21, taking an early ferry to Isla Nublar and arriving there by midday. Dearing had hoped for the boys to join Camp Cretaceous, which was by December 22 on its third day of operations, but the head counselor Roxie did not take them in due to safety concerns at the camp.
The incident began partway through the day on December 22.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
- Simon Masrani arrives to Isla Nublar in JW001, which he is piloting. This afternoon he will travel to the operations building, but for now he is elsewhere in the park.
- Camp Cretaceous head counselor Roxie and her assistant Dave decline to have the Mitchell boys at Camp Cretaceous due to safety concerns. Already at camp are Kenji Kon, Sammy Gutierrez, Brooklynn, Yasmina Fadoula, Ben Pincus, and Darius Bowman. Roxie attempts to reach Claire Dearing and is directed to voicemail, but her mailbox is full. Since they cannot reach Dearing by phone, Roxie decides to drive to the park and inform her of the camp’s difficulties in person; Dave reluctantly agrees, despite this leaving the campers alone for the morning. He leaves a note for them to stay at the campsite until the counselors return.
- The Mitchell boys arrive to Isla Nublar at the Ferry Landing and take the monorail to the Hilton Isla Nublar Resort in Sector 3, just south of the Jurassic World Lagoon. They are accompanied by Zara Young, Dearing’s assistant, as Dearing is unable to meet them personally due to business obligations. She will meet them at 1:00pm; in the meantime they are given VIP passes for later, but wait in the hotel room.
- Dearing meets with the Verizon Wireless representatives at the Control Room, taking them on a tour of the Hammond Creation Laboratory while discussing, in brief, Jurassic World’s history and why they currently need more corporate sponsors. With some help from Dr. Wu, Dearing convinces Verizon’s vice-president Hal Osterly to sponsor the Indominus rex.
- At approximately 1:00pm, Dearing meets her nephews at the Samsung Innovation Center at the end of Main Street. Dearing is unable to go with the boys on their tour through the park, but promises to meet them at the hotel at 8:00 following other business she has in the late afternoon. She also promises to show them the control room tomorrow. Young takes the boys out to tour the attractions in Sector 3.
- From here, Dearing goes to the Control Room to relay the news about the Verizon sponsorship to the rest of management. The West Plains are closed due to a male Pachycephalosaurus roaming outside its zone; this is the second such incident this month, as the animals’ tracking implants short out when they butt heads. Simon Masrani arrives in his personal helicopter JW001; Dearing is surprised to see that he is flying it, and she learns from his flight instructor that he is two days away from getting his pilot’s license. They travel north toward Paddock 11.
- Upon arrival, Masrani is surprised to learn that the paddock is still under construction as the Indominus is larger than expected. Dearing briefs him on the hybrid’s intelligent and aggressive nature, and how ACU had recommended that they delay the opening of its attraction. Masrani is apprehensive based on what he learns of its behavior, but is still extremely impressed at the creature. Nonetheless, he recommends that Owen Grady inspects the paddock for weaknesses, as the I.B.R.I.S. raptors often attempt escape. Dearing is reluctant to comply, as she and Grady had previously had a short-lived romance that ended badly. In spite of her reservations she agrees to bring Grady in to inspect the paddock.
- At the raptor paddock, Grady performs a training session to a group of scientists and InGen Security personnel, including his superior Vic Hoskins. The exercise is uncharacteristically successful, with Blue stopping her attack on a small pig when commanded to do so by Grady. Hoskins is impressed, though Sembène insists despite his pride in Grady’s success that the raptors are not suitable for military use. The pig accidentally escapes while the exercise is being cleaned up, and a handler is dragged into the paddock by Echo during the struggle; Grady enters the paddock unarmed to rescue the worker. He barely escapes with his life, as the raptors attempt to kill him when they sense vulnerability. Both Grady and the worker manage to get out of the paddock alive, further impressing Hoskins.
- While near the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, the Mitchell boys manage to evade Young as she makes plans for her upcoming wedding. They attend the 2:00pm Tyrannosaurus rex feeding at T. rex Kingdom, featuring the park’s eldest theropod. While there, Karen Mitchell learns that Dearing is not accompanying the boys in the park, and calls her sister. Dearing promises to take the next day off of work to spend with the boys.
- Dearing meets with Grady at his residence. Despite the awkwardness between them, she manages to inform Grady about the existence of the Indominus; apparently he did not know about it until now. She tells him about Masrani’s wish to have him inspect the paddock, which he agrees to do.
- The Mitchell boys attend the 3:00pm Mosasaurus feeding show, then take the monorail north toward the Gyrosphere attraction.
- The Indominus claws up one of the walls of its paddock in an apparent escape attempt, though Grady would later suggest that it had made the claw marks to fool its human caretakers into thinking it had escaped so that they would enter the paddock. However, this assumes that the dinosaur had a much more in-depth understanding of human psychology and behavior than is likely from its limited interactions with them. After marking up the wall, it uses its camouflage and infrared output modulation abilities to hide.
- Grady comes to Paddock 11, meeting with Dearing and paddock supervisor Nick Letting. Grady is upset to find that the hybrid is kept in complete isolation, without any real stimulation or proper care. The Indominus, however, is nowhere to be found; the thermal scanners fail to locate it. Grady spots large claw marks on the paddock wall, suggesting that the animal has climbed out. Dearing races to her car to return to the Control Room to track it using its implant, while Grady takes the initiative to enter the paddock with Letting and a worker named Nick Kilgore.
- While driving back to the Control Room, Dearing calls system technician Lowery Cruthers and his coworker Vivian Krill to start the tracking process before she gets there; they are surprised to find that the Indominus is still inside the paddock. Krill attempts to warn Grady, Letting and Kilgore; the three men try to flee, but the Indominus blocks the maintenance door. Letting is the first to spot it, and as Kilgore is violently torn apart and eaten, Letting opens the dinosaur access doors to escape.
- Masrani commands Cruthers to close the Paddock 11 gates. Cruthers hesitates, since Grady is still inside. This moment of hesitation allows Grady to escape the paddock, though the gate closing sequence is initiated too late to stop the Indominus from getting out. It is briefly pinned by the closing gate, but uses its muscular bulk to break the mechanism.
- Grady hides underneath the Terex RT 450 crane truck, using its heat to mask his thermal signal. Letting hides behind a Chevrolet C-2500 and is quickly located by the animal, which eats him; Grady uses gasoline to hide his scent and evades detection. The dinosaur stalks off into the jungle.
- As Dearing arrives to the Control Room, she begins to formulate a plan to recapture the dinosaur. It is moving southward, apparently toward the visitor-accessible sectors. Its implant should shock it if it gets too close to a zone boundary. Krill attempts to issue a park-wide alert, but Masrani vetoes this, insisting that they recapture the animal without causing a panic. With Paddock 11 located four miles from the closest park attraction, Dearing believes that they can accomplish this.
- A squad of eleven ACU personnel, led by Austin and Katashi Hamada, are mobilized to intercept it. They are instructed to use non-lethal methods to capture the dinosaur. A Code 19 is issued.
- Sembène and Hoskins learn that the Indominus has escaped. Hoskins realizes that this is a good opportunity to field-test the raptor response team; both the raptors and Indominus can have their combat applications tested simultaneously. He reaches out to his Security contacts to plan for this.
- The Code 19 alert reaches Facility 4 moments too late. The Indominus attacks the paddock, breaking through the Level 1 gate; her large size fortunately prevents her from getting inside, but the facility’s Troodon specimen Jeanie becomes trapped under a broken hot water return pipe. Her researchers Drs. Kate Walker and Martin Riley, along with other Facility 4 personnel, are forced to abandon Jeanie in order to evacuate.
- On the northbound monorail, Gray Mitchell reveals to his older brother Zach that he has learned that their parents are divorcing. Zach fails to comfort his younger brother.
- As the tracking implant begins to shock it, the Indominus discerns the implant’s location based on memory (and likely also the physical sensation caused by the electric shock) and claws the implant out of its body.
- ACU reaches Sector 5 via the Jungle River, moving westward to intercept the Indominus using its tracking implant. They disembark their vehicles four hundred meters from the site. Grady joins the Control Room staff to watch remotely, appalled that ACU is armed only with non-lethal weapons. The Indominus hides using its camouflage abilities as ACU approaches, ambushing them. As no one other than Dr. Wu and possibly Hoskins were aware of the chromatophores in the animal’s skin, ACU was completely unprepared for the ambush and suffered heavy casualties. Commander Hamada and troopers Craig, Lee, Spears, Cooper, and Miller are among the deceased; commander Austin and four troopers including Meyers survive. After witnessing the carnage, Grady insists that they evacuate Isla Nublar completely; Dearing refuses, knowing that the bad publicity could permanently close Jurassic World. Ultimately she compromises by closing everything north of the resort in a Phase 1 Real World scenario, concentrating all the visitors in Sector 3 until the incident is resolved.
- The Mitchell boys had departed from the gyrostation in Gyrosphere 07 moments before the Real World alert was issued, so they are still out in the valley at the time the announcement is given for them to return. They assume manual control of the vehicle rather than returning when instructed.
- Brooklynn finds her phone has been taken from its charger. The culprit is not immediately obvious because all the other campers have used it, since she was the only one allowed to bring a cell phone into this sensitive area. Brooklynn suspects Sammy, having accidentally filmed evidence of Sammy taking a skin sample from a Sinoceratops the previous day. The campers overhear an Indominus roar and go to investigate from the camp’s observation tower. Having left, they miss a transmission from the Park Rangers regarding the Code 19. Two rangers attempt to warn the campers, but are attacked and killed. The hybrid attacks the observation tower and the campers escape via zipline. Damage to the tower triggers the emergency brakes, but Darius and Yasmina manage to override them manually. Nonetheless, the tower collapses and deposits the campers in the forest below. Brooklynn’s phone is broken in the fall.
- Having lost the campers, the Indominus continues on to the campsite where it has a battle with park rangers. In the process, the elevator to the treetop cabins is damaged and part of the cabins collapses. The dinosaur kills at least one ranger before leaving the area.
- The campers retreat to Camp Cretaceous to find that the camp has been destroyed by the Indominus. They resolve to travel south to the main park and find help.
- Masrani meets with Wu, who openly states that Masrani himself is not authorized to know what the genetic makeup of the Indominus includes. When Masrani confronts him about the dinosaur’s abilities, Wu explains that these are supposedly-unintended side effects of the animal’s gene donors and that Masrani himself authorized its creation. Masrani denies responsibility for Wu’s actions and insists that the Board of Directors will shut down Jurassic World and seize all of Wu’s laboratory materials.
- The Indominus approaches the Carnotaurus paddock and is challenged by Toro, responding by mimicking Toro’s territorial roar. This establishes communication between the two theropods. The Indominus weakens the fence and Toro breaks it the rest of the way down from the inside. The campers discover the damage afterward and are stalked by Toro.
- Dearing discovers from Young that the Mitchell boys ran off hours ago, so she calls them immediately. The gyrosphere unfortunately has very poor reception, so they do not learn about the danger as they cannot hear her clearly. She locates them with Cruthers’s help, but as ACU is busy helping return visitors to Sector 3, she has to retrieve the boys herself. She recruits Grady to assist, and he readily agrees.
- At some point, the Indominus breaches the wall between Sector 5 and the park proper. In the Gallimimus Valley area, it slaughters a group of Apatosaurus that have never seen a predator before, and later breaks through a security gate from the Gyrosphere part of the valley back into Sector 5. Shortly thereafter, the Mitchell boys discover the damaged gate and pass through it into the restricted area. They enter the Ankylosaurus habitat, where they witness the Indominus ambush the herbivores and kill one. During the fight, Gyrosphere 07 is damaged; this leaves the boys stranded.
- Dearing calls Zach’s phone while she and Grady head to the valley using Mercedes 05. The vibrating phone on the gyrosphere’s overturned hull makes enough noise to draw the attention of the Indominus, which breaks apart the sphere. The boys flee, escaping by jumping over a cliff into a deep watering hole. Having lost its quarry, the dinosaur leaves in frustration.
- Dave and Roxie have been shut in a waiting room while issues in the park are addressed, but are not informed of the Code 19. They overhear the Indominus attack an ACU team on the radio after Roxie picks the lock on the secure cabinet.
- The campers discover the Gyrosphere 07 attack site and the ankylosaur carcass. The deceased animal was the adoptive mother of a juvenile named Bumpy, who had imprinted on Ben upon hatching at the field lab. Bumpy is adopted by the group. They discover an abandoned ACU vehicle and a tablet, but the tablet is not connected to the radio network. They discover that the invisible fences have been partially deactivated. The Indominus arrives and gives chase, with Kenji at the wheel. They make for the field lab. Research scientist Eddie, traumatized from the disaster, blames Wu and declares that survival is impossible, but tries to steal the van when he learns of it. His effort is stopped by the Indominus, which kills him. The campers take shelter in the lab’s shipping yard, trying to reach the van again. They ultimately reach it and escape.
- Grady and Dearing discover the slaughtered Apatosaurus herd. One of the animals is still alive, though mortally wounded; they comfort it as it dies. They realize that the Indominus did not eat its victims; Grady surmises that it is killing for simple enjoyment.
- With the incident now well underway, Hoskins has brought a team of InGen Security personnel to the island. Sembène witnesses their arrival and tries to warn Grady by radio, but Grady is not responding.
- Grady and Dearing discover the ruined gyrosphere with an Indominus tooth embedded in it, and Zach’s broken smartphone. They follow the boys’ footprints to the waterfall, Grady suggesting that Dearing go back to the Control Room as she is not trained in wilderness survival or tracking. Dearing, however, is insistent on taking responsibility for her nephews’ safety as her sister trusted her with them, and goes with Grady despite his protests. In the woods, they discover fresh Indominus dung, which they use to disguise their scents.
- The Mitchell boys cross through part of Sector 4, heading south through the gyrosphere valley. Here, they enter into another restricted area, this one containing the abandoned remains of the Jurassic Park Visitors’ Centre. There is evidence that the Indominus has been here recently in the form of the freshly-damaged Kawasaki Teryx4 LE #26 and the remains of a construction worker; they shelter inside the building to keep safe from the creature. Inside, they discover old Jeep Wranglers in the garage.
- By now, the Real World scenario has progressed to Phase 2. In the Control Room, Cruthers notes that each successive Indominus attack occurs farther south than the last. Krill reasons that she can sense the body heat of over twenty thousand visitors packed into Sector 3, and is heading that way. Hoskins joins them, and insists to Masrani that the raptors be used to track down and kill the Indominus. Masrani strongly disagrees with Hoskins’s plan, and takes matters into his own hands by attaching a machine gun to JW001. Though his instructor is nowhere to be found, he takes two ACU troopers with him and heads north to gun down the creature. Krill is the last person to see them before they depart.
- Using a battery from the damaged Teryx4, the Mitchell boys start up Jeep 29 and drive it south toward Sector 3. The noise of the vehicle gets the attention of Grady and Dearing, and also the nearby Indominus, who all converge on the Visitors’ Centre garage. Grady and Dearing barely escape the building as the dinosaur pursues them; it is distracted by JW001 passing overhead, and flees west with Masrani in pursuit.
- The campers succeed in reaching Roxie and Dave, this time with Yaz at the wheel. Brooklynn discovers that Sammy stole her phone, causing a distraction that leads to the van crashing near the Aviary. Sammy admits that she is a corporate spy for Mantah Corporation. They witness JW001 pursue the Indominus through the jungle.
- Masrani chases the Indominus westward out of Sector 4 and into Sector 6, the troopers opening fire. The dinosaur is protected by the tree cover, which hides it for much of the chase, and also Masrani’s shaky flying which makes aiming more difficult for the troopers. The Indominus approaches the Aviary from the south; Grady and Dearing follow using a Kawasaki Brute Force. As the ACU gunner opens fire, the Indominus breaks into the Aviary to save itself. Here it disturbs the Pteranodon and Dimorphodon flock; several of the pterosaurs flee from it through the hole it broke in the transparent polymer wall. Once outside, they are further panicked by JW001, which they perceive as a territorial threat and attack. Both troopers are killed in the attack, and the helicopter plummets through the Aviary dome; its fuel is ignited as it crashes, causing an explosion that frightens the Indominus and the rest of the pterosaurs out of the Aviary. Masrani is killed in the explosion. Though most of the employees mourn their CEO’s death, Hoskins realizes that this is his opportunity to take charge.
- The campers are chased by Pteranodons into the Cretaceous Cruise‘s River Adventure entrance, intending to use a kayak to reach the main park. Boarding kayaks, the campers take the underground tunnel southward along the Jungle River.
- Dave and Roxie steal a park vehicle to rescue the campers after requests for assistance are denied by InGen Security.
- The campers pass through the Jungle River tunnel, but get caught in the current of an outflow tunnel where the grate has been damaged; this shunts them into the Jurassic World Lagoon. The Mosasaurus investigates the intruders. Kenji and Brooklynn are the first to reach the ladder by the Feeding Show arena, and Yaz distracts the mosasaur to save the others. With the other campers’ help, she escapes the arena using the cable used to dangle the animal’s food. In the process, the cable is snapped and Yaz injures her left ankle. The ranger tablet is dropped into the Lagoon, where it dies; this means that Roxie and Dave can no longer track the campers’ location. Since the tablet was lost in mosasaur territory, the counselors fear that the campers have died.
- The Mitchell boys exit the restricted area in southern Sector 4, heading southward towards Sector 3. The flock, meanwhile, first heads south from the Aviary but then wheels westward. When they pass over the boys in the Jeep, they follow it south. The tourists in Sector 3 are warned at the last minute of the approaching flock, which instinctively makes for the nearest large body of water and beings collecting food for their new nesting ground. The boys enter Sector 3 through the western Gate 5 just ahead of the pterosaurs, where Young comes to bring them to safety. Caught up in the attack, Young is snatched by a Pteranodon; the animals squabble over her until she is dropped into the Lagoon. The Pteranodon that comes after her is eaten by the Mosasaurus, and Young is caught up between them and consumed as well. Grady and Dearing, who had joined ACU in tranquilizing as many pterosaurs as possible to minimize the carnage, are reunited with the Mitchell boys as the situation is brought under some semblance of control. There are scores of injuries along with mass panic.
- Hoskins commandeers the Control Room with a squad of InGen Security personnel with the full authorization of InGen’s Board of Directors. Cruthers warns Dearing of Hoskins’s plan to use the raptors to hunt down the Indominus. More InGen soldiers arrive to the island by helicopter, taking over the raptor paddock. Kurt Reed, Security’s Head of Special Ops, is involved in directing InGen soldiers during this stage of the incident.
- The campers overhear an announcement stating that the last evacuation ferry will leave in two hours. They rush to reach the arena’s monorail station,before the train leaves, but must evade Toro to get there. By this time it is sunset, or roughly 5:19pm.
- An email is sent from Camp Cretaceous staff to parents alerting them of the evacuation and assuring them that their children are safe. This email was probably sent by staff outranking Dave and Roxie, since they were unavailable at the time. At least one of the parents received this email at 9:41, suggesting it was most likely sent at 5:41 CST.
- While the campers head south, Roxie and Dave spot them on the monorail. They try to follow them.
- Grady and Dearing arrive at the raptor paddock in MVU-12 to rejoin Sembène and confront Hoskins about his plan. They have the Mitchell boys with them, Dearing refusing to let them out of her sight. They accuse Hoskins of wanting a disaster like this in order to test the dinosaurs in a real combat scenario; Hoskins does not deny this, and it is clear that with InGen’s private security division given complete control by the Board, there is nothing they can do to stop it. To try and minimize the damage, Grady takes Hoskins’s offer to lead the hunt.
- Hoskins returns to the Control Room to observe the hunt from a safe location while Grady and Sembène prepare to take the raptors and InGen Security out on their hunt. Dearing remains in MVU-12 with the Mitchell boys to keep them safe. Using the recovered sample of Indominus flesh containing the tracker, they give the raptors its scent and then turn them loose to chase it down deeper into Sector 5.
- The raptors locate their target, Echo responding to the Indominus‘s vocalizations. As it appears, InGen Security waits for Grady’s signal to fire, but Grady fails to give it as he is distracted by the raptors’ non-violent interaction with the Indominus. The hybrid and Blue bark to each other, both attempting to establish authority. They recognize one another as similar animals, most likely by scent as well as their compatible vocalizations. With a more powerful creature imposing itself as an authority figure, the raptors begin to question Grady’s role in their social structure. Meanwhile, Hoskins grows tired of waiting for the raptors to attack; he gives the order to fire, which the soldiers comply with. The gunfire frightens the raptors and drives away the Indominus, which again escapes major injury due to its thick hide.
- The InGen soldiers are ambushed by the raptors, with many casualties. Hoskins, watching remotely, is horrified to see how badly his plan has gone wrong and prepares to evacuate InGen off the island. Charlie is killed during the firefight, and the surviving soldiers flee back toward the raptor paddock. With her closest packmate dead, Blue flies into a rage and attempts to kill Sembène; Grady draws her away to save his friend.
- Everyone reaches the raptor paddock, but the raptors are in close pursuit. An InGen soldier warns Dearing about the coming danger but is killed by Delta while he tries to board the MVU; Dearing drives away from the scene with the Mitchell boys still in the rear of the vehicle. Blue attempts to stop the vehicle, but is loses her grip. Delta and Echo continue to chase it down the road to Sector 3, though they are fought off by the boys; eventually the Indominus recalls the raptors to its side in the jungle. Grady rejoins Dearing on his motorcycle and they drive back to Sector 3 together. Dearing calls Cruthers, and he calls a rescue helicopter.
- Wu evacuates the lab, having his technicians pack everything up. Hoskins contacts Wu, informing him of the field test’s failure and that he has decided to relocate offsite. Wu believes that the embryos will be safe in his private laboratory; however, Hoskins predicts that the park will be permanently closed by tomorrow and he does not want investigators discovering what he and Wu had been working on.
- The NMS Center is evacuated by monorail, with the Center being locked down and the raptor specimens sealed in. After the last employees are evacuated, the Indominus tears apart a section of the monorail track, rendering the Center inaccessible by monorail.
- Tourists are now being evacuated via the Ferry Landing on a regular basis, while the injured are tended to. Employees are being evacuated via the East Dock. Cruthers opts to remain behind so that Dearing has a loyal ally in the Control Room, though Hoskins’s Security personnel are being evacuated along with the normal employees.
- Wu is evacuated from the island by an InGen Security contractor and several men via helicopter. Hoskins does not join them, which worries Wu further. He is taken off the island with a briefcase of samples while the rest of his work, including the experimental hybrid embryos, are collected by Security under Hoskins’s observation. Wu is flown northward, where he will shelter at the Lockwood estate under the protection of Eli Mills to avoid the inevitable government inquiry.
- Grady, Dearing, and the Mitchells arrive back to Sector 3 and make for the Hammond Creation Lab. There, they discover that it has already been evacuated; they meet Hoskins and several of his private security underlings removing Wu’s specimens and equipment from the building. Hoskins outlines his plan to engineer a smaller version of the Indominus to be used in military operations; before he can finish, Delta breaks into the lab. The soldiers have already left with some of Wu’s materials and so are unavailable to protect Hoskins as Delta kills him; Grady, Dearing, and the Mitchells flee the lab toward the Control Room, but are stopped by Delta; they flee out the main doors of the Innovation Center.
- Outside the Innovation Center, the group is surrounded by Delta, Echo, and Blue. The raptors await Blue’s kill order, but she does not make it. Grady manages to appeal to her using the paternal bond he has with her, and she calms down. The Indominus catches up with them, now separated from the vulnerable tourists only by the Lagoon. The dinosaur gives a kill order to the raptors, but Blue refuses. The Indominus, unable to tolerate any challenge to its authority, swats Blue into a building where she is stunned. Presuming her dead, Delta and Echo refuse the Indominus as an authority figure and revert to Grady’s authority again. He instructs them to attack the creature, and as the dinosaurs brawl, he provides support with his rifle. Dearing leads the Mitchells to safety inside the Jurassic Traders Outpost. Gray asserts that the raptors are not fearsome enough to kill the Indominus, which gives Dearing an idea. She has them continue sheltering in the Outpost as she heads toward the Paddock 9 dinosaur gates.
- Dearing radios Cruthers, who is still in the Control Room, instructing him to open Paddock 9. Despite his hesitance, he complies and opens the gates. Dearing uses a flare to lure the Tyrannosaurus out of the paddock. Meanwhile, the Indominus overpowers and kills both Delta and Echo; Grady hides with the boys in the Outpost while the Indominus searches for them. It finds them, trying to drag them out of the building. Dearing leads the tyrannosaur onto Main Street and uses the flare to direct its attention to the Indominus. The tyrannosaur, recognizing another apex predator and a threat to its territory, challenges the hybrid; the animals clash as Grady, Dearing, and the Mitchells take refuge in the Main Street shops. The tyrannosaur is wounded, but Blue recovers from her attack and attacks the Indominus in a rage over the deaths of her sisters. While the hybrid tries to toss Blue off, the tyrannosaur gets back on its feet and makes a heavy assault on its rival. This forces the Indominus toward the edge of the Lagoon, where the Mosasaurus is drawn to the commotion and ambushes the Indominus. It is dragged underwater and killed; the mosasaur will eat its lower half, leaving its upper body to rest on the Lagoon floor. The tyrannosaur, winded from the fight, heads into the forest to recover; Blue tries to return to Grady, but he does not take her back as the park will surely never reopen. Instead, he sends her into the wild, presuming that he will never be able to come back to Isla Nublar.
- Cruthers shuts down the Control Room, realizing that the park is never going to recover.
- Grady, Dearing, Cruthers, and the Mitchells are evacuated by the helicopter Cruthers called in.
- As the monorail passes the golf course, its lights agitate the Pteranodons, which attack. Another monorail has already been disabled, blocking the route. To avoid a collision, the campers switch the track, knocking the disabled monorail off the track as they grind past. The resulting explosion draws most of the Pteranodons away, but several attack Ben and drag him from the monorail, squabbling over him and eventually dropping him into the muddy jungle below. After he is taken, they realize the monorail has rerouted north since they switched tracks. The campers jump into the forest; Bumpy is separated from them. To reach the dock in time, the campers take a southbound maintenance tunnel, but the automated security system has caused a lockdown and the security gates are closed. With thirty minutes until the ferry leaves, they once again face Toro, who has entered the tunnels as well.
- Kurt Reed informs his superiors off-island that the Indominus is dead and that the last evacuation ship has left. He confirms that Wu was safely evacuated with the embryos, and is given the order to abandon the island altogether.
- The campers arrive at Ferry Landing, finding it abandoned and sealed off. They are trapped on Isla Nublar.
- Last tourists are evacuated from the island, excepting the Camp Cretaceous attendees.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
- All the park’s security systems are disabled. This allows the dinosaurs to roam outside of their zones, establishing a kind of pseudo-natural ecology on Isla Nublar.
- Toro enters the Ferry Landing harbor building; the campers use bandages and tape to create a fuse, which they attach to a container of oxygen canisters and light using a shock prod and hand sanitizer. They push the crate at Toro using a rail cart, but the dinosaur strikes the crate and scatters flaming debris across the harbor. The campers flee while Toro attacks. Darius intentionally ignites the oxygen canisters, causing a massive explosion that badly burns Toro. The dinosaur leaves the campers alone. The explosion also created a hole in the harbor building, but the last ferry left a long time ago.
- On the mainland, the wounded are tended to by Costa Rican and international medical services. Dearing ensures that the Mitchell boys are reunited with their parents. Sembène has also safely gotten off the island after being left in the northern jungle, and he and Grady assist the injured. Grady and Dearing leave together after ensuring their friends and family are safe, their feelings of attraction having been reinvigorated during the incident.
- In the jungle on Isla Nublar, Bumpy finds the injured Ben, who survived his fall into the jungle. Ben begins to regain consciousness. Ben panics, realizing he is alone. Compies emerge, surrounding them and moving in to attack Ben, who prepares for the worst, but he is defended by Bumpy. The compies flee to find easier prey. Ben resolves to reach Ferry Landing, where the others would logically go. However, he has lost his map, and upon finding a leech on his right leg, he passes out.
- Freed park animals have begun to explore their new habitats. Blue uses the maintenance tunnels to navigate around the island while avoiding larger predators. The campers, sans Ben, make their way north overland.
- The tyrannosaur chases down a Parasaurolophus dangerously near the campers, forcing them to take shelter. She succeeds in making her first kill in the wild in over a decade. The campers realize that they have just passed the Innovation Center, and make for Main Street in search of food, shelter, and a way to contact the mainland. In the meantime, the tyrannosaur is not only hunting, but building a nest within T. rex Kingdom.
- After investigating the aftermath of the fight on Main Street, the campers spot pieces of the Indominus at the edge of the Jurassic World Lagoon as well as a cardboard cutout of Brooklynn advertising a phone charger. They search the gift shops but find no useable phones, but do recover childrens’ walkie-talkies. Using a copy of An Insider’s Guide to Jurassic World, Sammy learns about the park’s emergency distress beacon (EDB), which is located somewhere on Main Street.
- Ben regains consciousness again. To let the others know he is alive, he plans to activate the EDB himself, since he has read the Jurassic World emergency manuals and knows where it is. To get his bearings, he must climb a tree and look around, which frightens him. Instead of climbing the tree, he decides to wander in what he assumes is the right direction. Unfortunately, none of the available directions lead him anywhere favorable.
- Kenji recovers frozen pizza from one of the boardwalk restaurants and delivers it to the other campers. While waiting for it to thaw, they are accosted by a group of about thirty compies, and are forced to throw the pizza some distance away to avoid being swarmed by the scavengers. Darius has so far been unable to locate the EDB.
- After searching for most of the day for a way to Main Street, Ben and Bumpy enter a wide-open valley where they discover a road they can use to reach the main park. This valley is Toro’s territory, though, and the Carnotaurus attacks them; they evade their pursuer by accidentally falling off a short cliff.
- Yaz takes the first watch, but wakes Darius after realizing he is having a nightmare. She tries to reassure him about his search for the EDB; while her exercise routine does not help him, she humors him in going to the Jurassic World Discovery Walk to learn about the dinosaurs, which he does enjoy.
- While reading about camouflage, he recalls Sammy reading that the technology in the park is often disguised as naturalistic elements.
- Ben assembles a simple lean-to which he and Bumpy use to stay the night.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
- Ben awakens to find Bumpy has grown again, and she leads him to edible fruit and clean water. Thus begins a daily routine for the two of them: wake up at sunrise, eat fruit, drink water, and rest.
- Darius relays his theory about the EDB’s location to the other campers. They begin investigating objects that appear natural and discover that some of the trees are fake, though only one contains technology. Darius discovers a missing tree with a debris trail leading into a maintenance alley, which appears to lead to Paddock 9. The tyrannosaur arrives to Main Street with her latest nesting material, another of the fake trees.
- While investigating the nest, the campers use a camera Brooklynn has recovered to zoom in on the fake tree, discovering the beacon inside. They formulate a plan to retrieve the beacon from the tyrannosaur nest.
- The tyrannosaur leaves her nest to find more material to build it up. Sammy, from a vantage point in the forest, keeps an eye on the dinosaur’s movements and communicates them to Yaz. With her and Brooklynn keeping watch, Darius and Kenji sneak into the nest and reach the beacon. The housing is damaged, so it cannot be removed, but they activate it from where it rests. Meanwhile, the tyrannosaur selects a new stick for her nest and returns to Main Street, which Sammy reports to the others. Unfortunately, the battery on Kenji’s walkie-talkie is dead, so Brooklynn creates a diversion by yelling and getting the tyrannosaur’s attention. This buys Darius and Kenji enough time to safely escape. Brooklynn uses the cardboard cutout of herself to hold the tyrannosaur’s attention, sacrificing her camera in the process.
- The campers abandon Main Street after safely escaping, heading north to avoid the tyrannosaur’s territory. With the signal sent, they must now stay alive until help arrives.
- In order to safely shelter, the campers head for the Kon family penthouse, but the place is sealed: Kenji’s father changed the locks before the incident as a punishment for Kenji failing algebra. This means the campers will have to find other places to stay.
- While observing the area in the east, Darius spots unusual activity. Two Baryonyx are seen searching the area and calling out, getting a distant response, and a flock of Pteranodons are circling about the same place. Darius concludes that the Pteranodons are nesting in the eastern mountains, and dinosaurs are active in most of the regions of the island. He leads them to the ruins of Camp Cretaceous, despite the other campers’ reluctance to return. They convince Brooklynn to direct them on building a shelter out of the damaged camp materials.
- Yaz’s broken ankle is slowing her down, so the other campers convince her to rest. Kenji stays behind to set up their shelter while Darius, Sammy, and Brooklynn head southwest toward a first aid center in the valley.
- The exploration party discovers evidence of a stegosaur shedding its plates by rubbing against a tree, and search for dung; Brooklynn hears an unusual sound, but they dismiss it. Meanwhile, Kenji attempts to get Yaz to relax for the day, but she leaves; he reluctantly goes after her.
- The exploration party locates the first aid station and collects food, medicine, and other supplies. They hear the same strange vocalization and discover various dinosaurs in cages, probably an abandoned veterinary station. The dinosaurs are clearly suffering, out of food and water. Sammy leads the others in freeing the dinosaurs. However, they face more of a moral dilemma in releasing a Baryonyx, since it is more agitated than the tired herbivores and could harm them.
- Kenji finds Yaz gathering supplies to move camp debris despite her orders to rest. Her insistence on working despite her injury worsens it. Kenji helps her back to camp.
- While Darius and Sammy debate how to deal with the caged Baryonyx, two more arrive on the scene, explaining the behavior Darius witnessed earlier. The first to arrive tries to free the caged one while the other chases down Darius and Brooklynn. Darius has Sammy free two more Stegosaurus, then he and Brooklynn free one more; this causes a confrontation between the herbivores and carnivores. Darius, in a moment of compassion, frees the final Baryonyx, and the freed dinosaurs all make for the wild. The campers all reunite after evading a small stampede. After this close call, they decide to construct a treehouse for their safety.
- Using the debris from the camp, construction begins on a treehouse. While searching through the ruins, Sammy locates Darius’s raptor tooth necklace. Brooklynn again hears a strange humming sound; from a vantage point in a tree, she discovers a frozen patch of flowers. No cause is found.
- Bumpy quickly moves to take the good spot on the bed in the lean-to she shares with Ben, though Ben had intended this spot for himself.
Friday, December 25, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Monday, December 28, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Friday, January 1, 2016
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
- Bumpy awakens Ben to begin their daily routine.
- Bumpy takes Ben’s spot on the bed. This time, however, Ben gives in to his frustration, having eaten nothing but fruit for the past ten days, and had no activity aside from Bumpy’s daily routine. He gets into a fight with her, and she accidentally destroys the lean-to; Ben yells at her and drives her away. For the first time in over a week, he sleeps alone.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
- After rebuilding the lean-to, Ben tries to apologize to Bumpy, but cannot find her anywhere. He runs into the jungle, frantically looking for his friend, but is turned back by compies. Ben completes his daily routine without Bumpy, and as he does, the compies grow bolder.
- Ben once more beds for the night without Bumpy.
- Stormy weather approaches Isla Nublar, and under the cover of darkness, the compies mount their attack on Ben’s lean-to. Initially cowering, Ben snaps and attacks the compies with a stick, driving the swarm away. He realizes that he is not helpless, and that he is capable of being a survivor.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
- Having honed his survival skills over the past ten days, Ben fashions a spear to defend himself against Toro and resolves to escape his safe haven via the road through the valley. He sets off shortly after dawn. In the valley, he confronts Toro, using his superior agility and the point of his spear to threaten the dinosaur. During the fight, Bumpy suddenly appears, having grown to nearly her adult size in the intervening days. She tackles Toro and, together with Ben’s spear, they force the dinosaur off the edge of a steep rocky hill. They proceed through the valley without further incident.
- Darius takes field notes on a group of compies huddling together as they wake for the day. Since observing the dinosaurs exhibiting new behaviors after their release into the wild, he has decided to record their behaviors in a pocket journal he found at the vet station.
- By now, the treehouse has running water, a stock of food, and places to comfortably sleep. Yaz’s ankle is slowly recovering as she takes time to recover. Darius discovers that the river running to Camp Cretaceous has dried up, and Brooklynn hears the mysterious humming sound. She declares her intention to find the source, aided by Sammy and Yaz; in the meantime Darius and Kenji head along the river to find what has dried it up.
- Darius and Kenji track the dry riverbed to the site of a former waterfall, indicating that the problem is above the cliffs. They press on.
- Yaz and Sammy, who have grown closer over the past few weeks, joke with one another on their expedition; Brooklynn begins to feel left out, particularly since the search was her idea and Yaz only came along to spend time with Sammy. While trying to fit in, she manages to uncover the frozen flowers, as well as the strange noise. They discover the cause: a cold air vent, part of the park tunnels’s ventilation system.
- Darius and Kenji discover a fallen tree causing a blockage in the river. It is too massive to move on their own. Darius witnesses two Stegosaurus competing for dominance they provoke the hormonal animals to charge, knocking the tree aside and causing the debris to flow downriver. They flee from the stegosaurs, whose fight resumes as they forget the intrusion; now, though, the boys are confronted with a loitering Ceratosaurus. Ultimately, though, it is not aggressive, and they follow it to a watering hole.
- The girls investigate the ventilation shafts, puzzled as to why they are functional without electricity. The three of them bonding over a shared love of a television show, they search for the power source by following the humming sound, which leads them to the field genetics laboratory.
- The boys explore the watering hole, which is frequented by many dinosaurs. Having found a region where predators and prey are at peace, they drink, and appreciate the beauty of the scene.
- At the field genetics lab, the girls enter to continue their investigation. However, the lab has been mostly stripped bare, which they assume is the work of Mantah Corporation. The three Baryonyx, which Sammy has named Chaos, Grim, and Limbo after characters on the television show they watch, enter the lab after them. While they hide, Brooklynn discovers an envelope marked E750 hidden in the back of a photo frame; she recognizes the number from Wu’s computer, as she had snuck a look at it during a lab tour before the incident. She loses the envelope while they frantically try to evade Chaos. Sammy manages to grab it during their escape; Grim confronts the girls outside the lab, but is called away by Chaos and Limbo, who are still inside. The envelope contains an unmarked key card and several pages of genetic data.
- As the sun sets, the campers celebrate their day’s victory with a small party. Kenji has discovered Dave’s experimental mixtape which he uses as a soundtrack to their celebration.
- Sammy calls the others over to watch shooting stars. As they look out to the night sky, they are also drawn to a light coming from the ground: a small fire burning in the forest. Sammy identifies it; this is no natural forest fire, but rather a campfire, lit intentionally. They are not alone on the island.
- The campers immediately set off toward the campfire, expecting rescue. After losing track of the fire, they are confronted by a Ceratosaurus which gives chase. The theropod is startled and driven off by flares fired from the nearby forest, and three adults appear to guide the campers to safety.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
- Two of the adults introduce themselves as Mitchell (“Mitch”) and Tiffany (“Tiff”), a pair of ecotourists who came to Isla Nublar to view the dinosaurs for themselves. They claim to have gotten the emergency signal right after their boat dropped them off, and introduce their standoffish guide as Hap. Everyone arrives to the luxurious campsite, complete with a dining area and four yurts (one for the couple, one for Hap, one for a bathroom, and one for supplies). The ecotourists treat the campers to breakfast and promise to take them home once their boat, which is now supposedly refueling at the marina in Papagayo, returns in two days.
- In the forest, Ben and Bumpy spot the campfire smoke and investigate. They also discover a butter knife which was lost by Kenji during the Ceratosaurus confrontation. He overhears Mitch, Tiff, and Hap discussing some kind of a plan; he also hears that they have the other campers, and surmises that these adults are not a rescue team. Ben and Bumpy begin to covertly follow them.
- Brooklynn probes Hap’s background, but he refuses to answer. He discovers the key card Brooklynn obtained from Wu’s lab, almost refusing to give it back to Brooklynn; this rouses her suspicion, but for the time being, her friends dismiss her concerns since she has been searching for conspiracies the whole time.
- Brooklynn observes Hap struggling with a camera, from which she discerns that he is not actually a seasoned wildlife photography tour guide. She and Kenji plan to break into his yurt to uncover more about him.
- Darius rescues Tiff when she inadvisably interacts with a small group of compies. He shares his field guide, and promises to bring them to see more of the dinosaurs.
- Brooklynn and Kenji try to sneak into Hap’s yurt, but trigger an alarm. Hap confronts them, but Mitch defuses the situation. Brooklynn calls a meeting with her friends to insist again that Hap is hiding secrets, since not even Mitch and Tiff have been allowed inside his yurt. Brooklynn accidentally insults Darius, and she is left behind as the others go along with the adults to view the brachiosaur feeding grounds. Kenji opts to stay behind and comfort Brooklynn, but she again tries to break into Hap’s yurt by disabling the alarm; Hap, having more or less expected this, is waiting for them.
- Darius shows the others the brachiosaur feeding grounds and then brings them along to the watering hole. Tiff radios Hap to let him know about the change of plans; while he is on the line with her, Brooklynn tries to sneak away with Kenji, but overhears Hap threatening Tiff. Back in the field, an anxious Tiff tells the others that they should return to camp immediately.
- At camp, they find Brooklynn, Kenji, and Hap all missing. Currently, Hap is pursuing Brooklynn and Kenji through the jungle, finally cornering them at the base of a cliff; he is knocked unconscious by Ben, who arrives with Bumpy in tow. They are shocked, but thrilled, to see their friends alive. He explains how he survived, and they restrain Hap using vines. Hap, who regained consciousness fairly quickly, is threatened by Ben using Hap’s own shock prod; he is stopped only by Brooklynn. Hap insists that Mitch and Tiff are the real enemy, and that he has been trying to save their lives the whole time.
- Sammy and Yaz become suspicious when Mitch and Tiff seem to prepare for a much bigger operation than just finding their lost friends in the jungle, contradict their boat’s supposed schedule, and retrieve items from Hap’s off-limits yurt. Darius, however, still fully trusts their apparent rescuers. To prove his friends wrong, Darius has them distract Mitch and Tiff while he sneaks into Hap’s yurt, which he finds mostly empty. However, he finds a number of hunting knives and machetes, a steel bear trap, weapons such as a crossbow, and finally the severed and taxidermied head of a Sinoceratops. Mitch discovers him snooping, and the truth is out: their “rescuers” are big game hunters, and Mitch has been using Darius’s knowledge of Isla Nublar and its dinosaurs to track his quarry. He and Tiff never got the distress signal at all. Mitch sees himself as a hero for preserving the dinosaurs, which have been abandoned by Masrani Global and the rest of the world. Darius, naturally, disagrees, but Mitch makes an ultimatum: if Darius does not help him hunt his game, he and Tiff will leave Darius and his friends on the island to die.
- In the jungle, Brooklynn leads Kenji and Ben in interrogating Hap. He reveals that their boat is not refueling, but waiting at the Northwest Dock, and that he disagreed with Tiff and Mitch’s decision to leave the kids behind. Hap claims to have seen a garage nearby and that he can use a vehicle to get them to the dock. Ben wants to leave Hap in the jungle, but Kenji wants to trust that Hap’s tale is true; Brooklynn takes a third option, bringing Hap along as a prisoner until their friends are rescued and his story can be verified.
- At the garage, Bumpy becomes uneasy, and they are confronted by Chaos, Grim, and Limbo.
- Darius leads the hunting party toward the watering hole. To stall them, Yaz fakes her ankle pain; the three of them try to have a discussion, but are interrupted by the sounds of a dinosaur approaching.
- The Baryonyx at the garage narrowly miss the group as Brooklynn accidentally unlocks the garage doors using the key card from the lab. She accidentally opens the main doors, letting the Baryonyx inside; to escape, she takes the wheel of a motorcycle with Kenji behind her and Hap in the sidecar. Ben ignites gasoline to cause an explosion as he rides out on Bumpy; the explosion winds the spinosaur trio and allows them to make an escape.
- Ben and Bumpy try to lead some of the spinosaurs away, but all three still pursue the motorcycle. Brooklynn leads them on a chase through a field of boulders, and Hap convinces them both to untie him so he can help with the shock prod. He fends off the spinosaurs, but the motorcycle is not fast enough to evade them. Hap uses the shock prod to unhitch the sidecar, fighting the three Baryonyx so the kids can escape; he is eaten.
- The hunting party is still listening as a dinosaur moves through the forest nearby, the sun having now set. Mitch and Tiff set up their air rifles as a Stegosaurus appears. Darius, unwilling to let them kill the animal, whistles to aggravate it; Mitch misfires in surprise and the dinosaur accepts the challenge. The kids are unable to escape from their captors during the chaos, but Darius manages to tear a note out from his field guide and give it to Yaz. While he and Sammy fight Mitch and Tiff, Yaz makes her escape on her healed leg. The trek to the watering hole resumes under threat of torture.
- Brooklynn and Kenji find Yaz in the jungle after nearly hitting her with the motorcycle. She relays the news of Darius and Sammy’s capture, and that Darius is leading them to the watering hole. However, they realize that the note Darius gave her was not a page from his field guide at all, but a map of Jurassic World, with the Lagoon marked on it: he’s leading them into Sector 3. Bumpy and Ben rejoin the group, and Yaz is thrilled to see them both alive. They figure out Darius’s plan, that he and Sammy have prior knowledge of Main Street’s layout and therefore an advantage.
- Darius reaches Main Street, but Mitch and Tiff immediately realize they have been led astray. They confront Darius and Sammy, who intentionally get themselves backed up against a toy display so they can topple it on the hunters. This gives them a chance to enact the first step of their plan: steal the guns, then evade.
- Brooklynn and her team use the maintenance tunnels as a shortcut to Main Street, bypassing the hazardous terrain. They are stopped by a gate; even Bumpy’s tail cannot bring it down. Hearing the mysterious hum, Brooklynn discerns that there must be a source of electricity; using the key card she unlocks a door leading to a frigid corridor. She presumes this to be the source of the cold air she discovered near the lab. At the end, they discover a room containing what appears to be a control terminal, perhaps a secret backup power generator. They look for a means to raise the gate. While doing so, Kenji resets the breakers, giving the park power. The green button is flickering, so he presses it until it goes off. This inadvertently overloads a cryonic containment unit within the cold corridor.
- Sammy and Darius use debris on Main Street to evade Mitch and Tiff. Power comes back on, illuminating the area. This lets them see their way around, but also allows their enemies to see them easily. Darius and Sammy are cornered, and the power has also restored the park’s network. This helps the poachers identify the watering hole immediately. The tyrannosaur has also awakened, emerging to see what the ruckus is. The poachers try to get the guns from the kids, and during the scuffle, the tyrannosaur bites, snagging the gun tote’s strap on her lower jaw. Mitch grabs at the tote, and is flung around through the air. He manages to get the tote back despite sustaining injury; he and Tiff escape. The tyrannosaur chases Sammy and Darius, who are saved when Brooklynn manages to activate Main Street’s advertising audio loop to distract the animal. By flickering the lights to bedazzle her and activating the outdoor hologram projector, the team in the control room keeps the tyrannosaur occupied enough for Darius and Sammy to escape into the forest.
- With Mitch and Tiff on their way to the watering hole, Darius vows to save the dinosaurs, even if it means giving up a chance to escape. He encourages his friends to gather and escape without him, but they refuse to leave him behind. Together, they plan to move all the dinosaurs away from the watering hole. Kenji takes a motorcycle through the tunnels to pick up Darius and Sammy, while Ben and Yaz plan to make noise and Brooklynn coordinates all their activity.
- Mitch and Tiff’s northeastward progress is impeded by a fence, which is now electrified. Their passing also wakes Chaos, Grim, and Limbo, who were sleeping nearby. Brooklynn uses the park PA system to harass the poachers. Grim charges the poachers, and Tiff fatally shoots the dinosaur. Chaos and Limbo mourn their fallen companion, but quickly set on the path to avenge her.
- Kenji drives Sammy and Darius toward the watering hole from the south. Brooklynn reports that Tiff and Mitch have shot out the power box to the fence, allowing them to bypass it altogether. The motorcycle won’t get there in time, so Darius takes a shortcut through the maintenance tunnels, hoping to slow down their enemies. Once again he plans to do it alone, trusting that his friends will make it out alive without him.
- Brooklynn is determined to find a way to help and prevent Darius from sacrificing himself, and spots a gyrosphere in storage. She heads that way to acquire a vehicle and get moving.
Friday, January 15, 2016
- Tiff and Mitch reach the watering hole, the dinosaurs still there as the first rays of sunlight appear. Darius interrupts them, but before he can be accosted, Brooklynn rams the poachers with her gyrosphere. As the poachers recollect themselves, the rest of the team arrives: Yaz at the wheel of a G63 AMV laying on the horn, Kenji and Sammy on the motorcycle playing Dave’s mixtape at full volume, and Ben riding Bumpy waving flashlights in the air. This commotion drives the dinosaurs north away from the watering hole and to safety. Darius and Brooklynn make their escape in the gyrosphere with Tiff and Mitch pursuing on foot.
- The stampede suddenly turns around and comes back south again, the tyrannosaur having appeared for an early-morning hunt. Sammy is now with Ben on Bumpy, and as the AMV stalls, Yaz joins them. Bumpy runs crosswise through the stampede and they manage to evade the tyrannosaur, though just narrowly.
- Brooklynn and Darius crash their gyrosphere, causing it to stall; the poachers catch up to them, but are forced to flee when the stampede arrives. The gyrosphere is caught up in the chaos, but as it is knocked around, its systems jolt to life and allow them to take control again. Mitch and Tiff escape up a tree to avoid being trampled, but Tiff’s custom rifle is destroyed. Mitch stumbles into one of the snares he and Hap had set previously, rendering him vulnerable when the tyrannosaur arrives. Unable to free him in time, Tiff abandons her husband to die. Chaos and Limbo watch as the tyrannosaur kills and eats Mitch, then follow Tiff’s trail.
- Tiff arrives at the Northeast Dock, having stolen the keys to the boat from Mitch before abandoning him, and is chased by Brooklynn and Darius. Ramming through the gate to the harbor causes the gyrosphere to stall and die; they continue the chase on foot, but Tiff has already pulled her yacht away from the dock. As she delivers a final insult to the campers, Chaos and Limbo board the yacht, break into the cabin, and kill Tiff. The yacht cruises off into the ocean, farther than the campers can reach.
- The group reunites at the Northwest Dock, the boat no longer an option. Rather than try to signal rescue, they instead vow to find a way to escape on their own.
- Compies and other animals have damaged enough of the park infrastructure to cause Main Street to permanently lose power. There is also a containment failure in the E750 cryonic chamber.
Unlike prior incidents, which mostly happened behind closed doors, the Jurassic World incident happened during normal park operation and was immediately visible to news outlets around the world. Over twenty thousand visitors were present on the island at the time, including some celebrities such as Dr. Jack Horner and Jimmy Buffet; in particular, Buffet was present on Main Street at the time of the pterosaur attack. In the era of social media, anyone with internet access would have learned almost immediately that something had gone wrong on Isla Nublar.
The heavily-publicized nature of the incident generated stupendous amounts of bad press which led to the permanent closure of Jurassic World. Countless people would have lost their jobs, and Masrani Global Corporation suffered the most severe financial crisis in its history. COO Richard Wiesner issued an urgent memo to employees and investors advising them that he and the Board were handling the fallout of the incident and to keep faith in the company. However, the death of Simon Masrani meant that Masrani Global Corporation would never be quite the same. Its progressive visionary leader gone, the corporation lost its animal-rights stance and essentially abandoned Jurassic World’s inhabitants in an effort to save face by distancing itself from anything to do with de-extinction. This decision was almost certainly heavily influenced by a class-action lawsuit filed against Masrani Global Corporation by the victims of the incident.
InGen would attempt to further the I.B.R.I.S. Project at an offsite location in Chile, despite the loss of its most valuable assets (including both specimens and employees), but this ended six months later. InGen also lost its most valuable asset overall, Dr. Henry Wu, who hid from the authorities at the Lockwood estate with the help of Eli Mills. In late December, the U.S. government held a public testimonial about the incident, at which Claire Dearing spoke. She urged the public to refrain from taking out its collective anger at the animals, but rather on the persons responsible for the bioethical misconduct that led to the incident. In particular she singled out Wu and InGen Security, but with Hoskins dead and Wu nowhere to be found, little could be done. Dearing avoided suffering legal consequences from the incident, most likely due to her open cooperation with the U.S. government’s investigation.
During the trial, a paper trail was discovered which led to the discovery of corruption behind the 2003 rollback of the Gene Guard Act; InGen higher-ups had engaged in acts of bribery to encourage the U.S. government to weaken the law and allow continued de-extinction research. The truth behind the ecological crisis on Isla Sorna in the early 2000s was revealed by an anonymous hacker, further exposing the corruption rampant in InGen. These revelations led to the arrests of several Masrani Global Corporation employees, who were implicated in the illegal acts.
In March of 2016, the U.S. government opened up official inquiries into bioethical misconduct perpetrated by InGen and Dr. Wu. While Wu was unable to represent himself due to still being on the lam, several Masrani Global employees willingly came forward as whistleblowers providing evidence that acts of bioethical misconduct had been committed. That same month, U.S. Congress opened a separate inquiry into any possible violations of the Gene Guard Act committed by InGen between 1997 and 2003. The federal authorities raided Wu’s laboratory facilities, seizing his specimens to prevent him from continuing to develop Indominus and other hybrid specimens. Found guilty of bioethical misconduct, Wu was stripped of his credentials.
Now without the title of Doctor or any of his hybrid embryos, Wu was left with only the specimens he had brought with him to the Lockwood estate. Mills and Wu were both still determined to continue development of the Indominus bloodline, but with all remaining samples in possession of the government, there was only one remaining accessible source of Indominus DNA. In June of 2016, Mills hired a team of mercenaries to retrieve a bone sample from the hybrid animal’s skeletal remains at the bottom of the Jurassic World Lagoon. During the operation, heavy casualties were sustained and the Mosasaurus was unintentionally released into the canal leading to the ocean; despite these setbacks, the bone sample was successfully brought to Wu. Using this, he increased the proportion of Velociraptor DNA in the genome in the hopes that this would yield an animal with better social skills. The resulting creature was dubbed Indoraptor; a prototype specimen was developed by 2018. This fulfilled the plans that Wu and Hoskins had made years before, to create a smaller and more manageable creature for military or paramilitary use.
Wu was far from the only former InGen employee whose life was drastically altered by the fallout of the incident. Claire Dearing, once a high-powered manager of the world’s most profitable theme park and research facility, was now unemployed. She was financially well off enough that this was not an immediate concern, and she spent some time traveling the West Coast with Owen Grady. Their relationship dwindled over time, having been stoked mostly by the harrowing experience the incident had brought on them both. Eventually, their fighting led them to break up, and Dearing briefly moved in with the Mitchells in Wisconsin before getting an apartment of her own. Dearing’s view on animal rights was drastically affected by the incident, leading her to develop the Dinosaur Protection Group based in San Francisco, CA by March of 2017. Upon its origin it already had around thirty volunteers, including former offsite Jurassic World IT worker Franklin Webb and hopeful paleoveterinary student Zia Rodriguez. The two of them, along with Dearing, headed the organization. Thanks to their efforts, de-extinct animal rights became a major political issue in the United States and worldwide.
Throughout 2017, Mount Sibo in the north of Isla Nublar showed signs of becoming active for the first time since the 1520s. This was of great concern to the Dinosaur Protection Group, as an eruption would mean the death of nearly all Isla Nublar’s inhabitants. Over the next year, they lobbied government offices and non-governmental organizations to gain support for a rescue mission to Isla Nublar, the aim being to relocate all the dinosaurs to a safe haven. Masrani Global Corporation denied assistance, still intending to avoid any association with de-extinction. The United States government, which became increasingly anti-science between 2015 and 2018, also showed reluctance to help. Some help was promised by the Costa Rican Department of Biological Preserves, the only governmental organization to offer support.
Despite attempts at lobbying, the U.S. Senate announced on June 22, 2018 that they would allow the extinction of Isla Nublar’s inhabitants on the grounds that it was a privately-owned island and not the government’s concern. The decision was influenced by the testimony of Dr. Ian Malcolm, survivor of the 1993 and 1997 incidents; Dr. Malcolm firmly believed that, while the dinosaurs had rights as living things, they could never be allowed to coexist with humans. This sentiment was also felt by many members of the public, and by some non-governmental organizations such as Extinction Now!
In the meantime, Wu’s prototype Indoraptor was deemed a failure as it lacked the emotional attributes of a pack animal. Wu determined that this was a result of the animal lacking familial bonds. He requested that Blue, the last surviving Velociraptor antirrhopus masranii and the only one to show high levels of empathy, be retrieved from Isla Nublar to act as a surrogate mother for the next generation of Indoraptors. Eli Mills, not completely understanding what Wu meant, agreed to retrieve Blue. Mills had already sent a mercenary team headed by Ken Wheatley to Isla Nublar via the S. S. Arcadia to capture as many dinosaurs as they could; his intent was to auction them off on the black market in order to finance Wu’s research and add to the Lockwood fortune. Benjamin Lockwood himself was unaware of the auction plans and believed that the dinosaurs were instead being relocated to an island sanctuary where they could live in safety. Wheatley was already working on Isla Nublar before the government’s non-action decision on June 22, but Lockwood was likely unaware of this. Immediately after the announcement of the government’s decision, Lockwood called Dearing to invite her to his estate and explain to her the plan to rescue the dinosaurs.
The supposed rescue operation took place the following day, on June 23. Dearing managed to recruit Grady for the operation as he was more familiar with Blue than anyone else. The eruption of Mount Sibo occurred on the same day, and was followed by the Lockwood Manor incident on June 24. This would ultimately release a handful of dinosaurs into the forests of Northern California, as well as the acquisition of several other dinosaurs and an entire set of preserved embryos by various black-market buyers.