Ugh. I can see why Aaron needs some time off. He really needs to back up and rethink this entire story arch. Wally told the rats to begin with that he and Holly had permission to leave. that they are on a mission FOR end town.
I’ve got no problem with the rats being in a quandry about which legal group to work for, but after that, the rats got stupid, and have continued to be more and more stupid as the arch has progressed.
This just takes the cake. Not only have they forgotten that they WANTED Wally and Holly to be a threat so their tails were covered, they’ve got a second elevator RIGHT NEXT TO THE ONE THAT JUST BLEW UP ITS SHAFT and that elevator is apparently in perfect condition.
And along with several other major suspension of disbelief problems, the fact that a hole large enough for that pod to pop out of isn’t going to be covered by the wind. The sand is going to fall down INTO the hole, not cover it over.