The heavily wounded and depleted team finally escapes and reaches their dropship, only to face another dilemma. Sneddon, who has been attacked by a face-hugger during their encounters in the mine, appears to recover from the alien’s attack.
It falls to Ripley to point out the truth that nobody wants to face. They either abandon Sneddon at the mine or risk the birth of a new alien aboard their ship. It’s a choice no-one wants to consider and a decision no-one should have to make.