I was in at the weekend and the king had returned. I told him about the scenario and he told me they weren't confluent enough and chances are the media will be used up before the cells are confluent again. As we are awaiting more SILAC media it could be the experiment dies.
"Aragorn" warned me; "A little more caution from you; that is no trinket you carry"
Now I just have to cross my fingers that those cells make an amazing comeback over the next 5 days.