With untold millions at risk, Ulana makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery and warn him about the threat of a second explosion.
Did You Know?
This is the only episode in the miniseries where an American makes an appearance-- a television briefly shows news footage of Canadian-born, American news anchor Peter Jennings
, reporting on the Chernobyl disaster. Though Jennings never visited Chernobyl, he did (like many of the Russian-born characters in the series) also die of cancer, in 2005. See more
About 35 minutes into the episode, the helicopters starting the air-drop operation are shown carrying their loads in cargo-nets. In real life, for the first days of this operation the flight engineers had to push out the sand-sacks by hand. The parachutes that were later used as cargo-nets arrived only on Wednesday. See more
Why are reactors 1 and 2 still operating at all? My friend was a security guard that night, and, uh, she's now dying. And we've all heard about the firemen. And now you want us to swim underneath a burning reactor? Do you even know how contaminated it is?
I... I don't have an exact number.
You don't need an exact number to know if it'll kill us. But you can't even tell us that. Why should we do this, for what, 400 rubles?
You'll do it because it must be done. You'll do it because nobody else can. ...
Performed by Mikhail Shufutinskiy
(Played at the hotel bar where Legasov goes to get a drink) See more