In the RI talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8bhtEgB8Mo at 1:00:30 a member of the audience asks about the race between the big crunch and the rate at which someone falls into a black hole. The argument is that since it take Alice an infinite amount of time from Bob's point of view to fall beyond the event horizon, then if the big crunch comes at a finite time, the crunch will happen first, and Alice will never experience falling into the black hole. Sean Carroll's answer appeared to me to miss the point entirely - as I heard it, the core of his answer was "Alice's point of view is valid too". That does not seem to provide justification for anything. The question is - what exactly is Alice's point of view.
I am looking for a more clear and justified answer to the question as asked on this video.
Note: I wonder whether the real answer requires a solution to the GR field equations that has both a black hole in it and a big crunch, in that the structure of the hole might change as the crunch arrives. Or is there a simple answer based on a bit of logic and the two separate solutions?
I have been effectively asked "what is the question". So ...
What is the experience of Bob and Alice in this scenario of a black hole and the big crunch?
Does Alice never reach the singularity in the black hole because something else gets her?
Or does it mean that Alice actually reaches the black hole singularity in a finite amount of Bob's time.
Or perhaps the singularity disappears?
This question has developed into a long interaction between myself and safesphere in the comments. The core of the response is that in the big crunch Alice will experience the big crunch coming to get her before she crosses the event horizon. Alice ends at the big crunch, as does Bob. For me that is the answer to my question. If safesphere does not put this into an answer then I suspect that I eventually will.
But, the discussion with safesphere has shifted into a tug of war over the Eddington Finkelstein (Penrose) coordinates. I want to see where this goes before I make a definite conclusion. I feel this should be opened as another question, but I want to think about it for a bit before doing that.
My day job sees me using distributions, non convergent series, and asymptotically convergent operators in practical engineering contexts, and I use non local operators in my studies of possible field theories. As such, I see nothing fundamentally non physical about partial coordinate transforms with boundary singularities. This is most likely the core of why I currently accept the point, but do not see it as denial of the interior solution. Alice knows what happens. But, I would like to know what more people think.