Tal will try to creep back -- quietly -- to the stairs and Jamie.
EDIT: additional comments added after the good stealth roll. Hooray!
They aren't so mindless after all. This is bad.
Once he makes it back to Jamie, he motions her up the stairs, closes the door as quietly as possible, retrieves his stick and starts up after her.
"We aren't going that way," he tells her. "Homicidal chef with a big knife.
"The next place to look will be the bridge. I think it's on Deck 10."