The episode begins with Taggart calling for Lyle to get a rope over here. Lyle complies, tossing his lasso out over the quicksand. Bart and Charlie's expression turns from relief to panic as they realize Lyle is rescuing the handcar. Charlie says they are going to be left to die but Bart tells him not to panic. He's got his foot on the rail. As Charlie manages to get some of the quicksand in his mouth, Bart is slowly pulling them out of the quicksand.