Galen expects to die after sending Bodhi with his message to Saw. If things go poorly Orson will find out and have him killed. If things go well Orson will probably still find out and have him killed. Orson does show up demanding answers and then dies. There’s sudden shouting about a sniper as chaos erupts around them. He tries to get the other scientists to safety, but his daughter is suddenly pulling him towards a shuttle. As Bodhi flies them to safety Galen clings to Jyn.
“You’re alive,” he manages. The plan had been desperate, how had it worked?