Revealing mistake: Every time Colter finds the bomb, the cell phone used as the detonator, is running a Adobe Flash movie named "HISTORY.swf" on its screen. The Adobe Flash Player logo is visible in it. When he removes it the first time and tries to call back the bomber, it's nothing but a Flash animation sequence playing on this mobile. (At about 01:11:20) Finally he finds the secondary mobile at the back of the bomb, and this too has a HISTORY.swf playing in it. (00:15:30 - 00:55:00)
The bomber is Derek Frost, the guy whose wallet was returned to him as he left the train. He deliberately left his wallet there so it would be assumed that he died on board. Stevens figures this out and Frost is arrested before he can use his next bomb. Not content with the fact that everyone on the train died for nothing, Stevens convinces Goodwin to send him into the Source Code one last time and disconnect his life support after that. In the Source Code, Stevens deactivates the bomb and handcuffs Frost to a pole. He calls the cops on Frost and lets them know where the next bomb is. He then sends a text message to Goodwin. Stevens's life support is deactivated, but he continues to live on in the Source Code as he deboards the train with Cristina. Goodwin hears about an attempted bombing on a commuter train being thwarted just as she receives the text from Stevens. Sure enough, the text says that she will get the news. Goodwin remembers everything as she looks down on Stevens disfigured body. The text says that someday Stevens will be sent back into the Source Code for another mission.
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.