After the psychotic laughter, the tape continued explaining the trap we were in.
“The bomb before you will go off once the large shaft on top fully descends down into the case. See the two wires? Red and blue? One stops the bomb. The other makes the shaft slide down.
You killed my daughter by making the wrong choice, so make another!”
I would have cut the red, until my partner pointed out that he’d want me to make the wrong choice and thus we should cut neither, the bomb must arm via wire cutting.
Bomb didn’t go off, obviously.