A few more henchmen are climbing around the roof of the building. We're not sure what they're up to yet, bit they've got a whole lot of yellow cord and not a lot of scruples. Hmm. Looks like they're rigging some explosives.
Meanwhile, Theo and Gruber are headed for the vault.
It's a beast, and has seven levels of protection. Theo swears he can crack the first six locks, but the seventh? No can do. The circuits can't be cut locally.
Gruber's all over it. "Trust me," he says.
McClane's kicking himself for letting Takagi get killed, but he knows he couldn't have done anything. He's clearly trying to work out some kind of plan.
So what's he do? Pull the fire alarm, of course.
It's not a bad idea, because of course it means the cops and the fire department will head their way.
But it also lets Gruber know that there's someone else in the building—someone he didn't plan for.
The henchman at the security desk calls the alarm off, and McClane's left desperate on the 32nd floor, with a tall blond man in the world's tightest sweatpants (his name is Tony) after him.
Oh, and Mr. Sweatpants? He's toting a rather large machine gun.
He taunts McClane in a German accent, chases him down, and a brutal fight ensues.
Who wins? Who do you think?
McClane sends Tony's body down the elevator, after stealing his radio, lighter, and gun.