Fantastic Voyage

Captain, what's your compass heading?
Proteus off course.
They've... they've crossed over
into the jugular vein!

That can't be. There's no direct
connection between the two.

Well, normally not.
Unless there's an arteriovenous fistula.
A what?
It's a forced joining of a vein and an artery.
It must have happened when Benes was hurt.
Yes, a fistula too small
to show up in the tests.

- But big enough for us.
- Can you head back into the artery?

No, we can't fight that current.
It's impossible.

Well, try not to drift down any further.
I'll do what I can.
Is there an alternate route?
We can go forward on this course but...
that means going directly through the heart.

No, we can't do that either.
We decided in the briefing.

This craft couldn't stand the turbulence.
It would be a hundred times worse
than the whirlpool.

That's just dandy!
We can't go forward and we can't go back.

There's only one thing we can do.
Call off the mission.

We've no choice. We've got to take them out.
No. We've still got 51 minutes. Leave 'em in.
But it's hopeless.
They can't go back and they can't go on.

There's no choice but to remove them.
Not until the last second. We gotta
think of something to save the situation.

Proteus reports trapped in venous system.
Requests removal, sir.

Well, there it is.
What do I tell them, General?