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[1973 – back on the railing with Isaac and Luisa, Luisa offers her joint to Isaac again]
Isaac Sachs: I had…a girlfriend once, she kept trying to get me to read Carlos Castenada. You ever read any of that shit?
Luisa Rey: Oh, yeah.
[he takes a hit of the joint and gives it back to Luisa]
Isaac Sachs: But the relationship was doomed. Every time she brought up that karma, past life stuff, I couldn’t stop myself from laughing. And yet…I can’t explain it, but I knew when I opened that door…
[he doesn’t finish his sentence, instead turns and leans on the railing looking out over the plant]
Isaac Sachs: They destroyed most of the copies of the report.
Luisa Rey: Most?
Isaac Sachs: There’s no good choice here, is there? If I help you, I could lose my job, or worse. If I don’t, a lot of people…it’ll be worse than worse.
Luisa Rey: You have to do, whatever you can’t not do.
[2321 – Zachry and Meronym sit in front of a fire on a mountain top, Zachry hears Old Georgie’s laugh and looks around him]
Meronym: Somethin’ preyin’ on you, Zachry?
Zachry: You really ain’t feary about meetin’ Old Georgie on the summit?
Meronym: I’m more scaresome ’bout the weather than any Devil.
Zachry: You cogg he’s real? Who tripped the Fall, if not Old Georgie?
[Zachry just looks at her]
Meronym: The Old Uns.
Zachry: That’s just a rope o’smoke. Old Uns got the Smart. They mastered sick and seeds, they make miracles and fly across the sky.
Meronym: True. All true. But they got somethin’ else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that’s stronger than all their Smart.
Zachry: Hunger? For what?
Meronym: A hunger for more.
[1973 – Isaac sits on a plane and writes a note, he notices Bill Smoke being let off the plane by a flight attendant before take-off]
Isaac Sachs: [voice over] Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principles of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday, I believe I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, they can shape and alter who we imagine ourself to be, begin long before we are born, and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter, suggest a new potential direction.
[at the same time we see in 2321 as Zachry guides Meronym through what was once a city; in 1849 as Adam lies ill, Goose cuts off one of Adam’s waistcoat buttons and smiles to himself; in 1973 Luisa finds Sixsmith’s report in the hood of her car; in 2012 Cavendish sits in his room he sees a note slide under the door; in 1936 Frobisher is scribbling away writing his music; in 2144 the Enforcers escort Sonmi out of her cell]
[as the plane is getting ready to take off]
Isaac Sachs: [voice over] Proposition: I have fallen in love with Luisa Rey. Is this possible? I just met her, and yet…I feel like something important has happened to me.
[there’s a close up of a black briefcase beneath Isaac’s chair, at the same time the plane explodes, at the same time as Luisa drives away from the plant on a bridge, she sees a car behind her, it’s Smoke, she loses him for a moment when the lights on the bridge go out, suddenly his car slams right into the side of hers and sending her car off the bridge]
[1936 – as Frobisher stops playing his music on the piano, Ayrs comes up from behind]
Vyvyan Ayrs: That’s it. The music from my dream.
[Frobisher starts playing his music again and Ayrs walks up to stand beside him]
Vyvyan Ayrs: This is from my dream, that night I came to your room. This is the music I heard in my head, somehow I gave it to you.
Robert Frobisher: I’ve been working on this piece for weeks now, and I suspect you heard it, and incorporated it into your dream. I call it The Cloud Atlas Sextet.
[Ayrs sits next to Frobisher as continues to play his music on the piano]
Vyvyan Ayrs: This is obviously the result of our collaboration.
Robert Frobisher: The Atlas, I believe, is the only thing I have done in my life that has value. But I know I could not have written it, if I hadn’t met you. There are whole movements in the Atlas that I wrote imagining us, meeting again and again, in different lives and different ages.
Vyvyan Ayrs: Yes. Something as important as this cannot be described as ‘yours’ or ‘mine’, it is ‘ours’.
[Frobisher stops playing and nods his head]
Robert Frobisher: That this is exactly how I feel, Vyvyan.
[Frobisher turns and gently touches Ayrs cheek, but Ayrs bursts out laughing]
Robert Frobisher: I’m sorry, I…I thought…
Vyvyan Ayrs: You thought? You thought what? That I might fancy a little buggering from a fine young dandy like yourself?
[angry and flustered, Frobisher stands, gathers his music notes and goes to leave the room]
Robert Frobisher: I’ll pack my bag and be gone by morning.
Vyvyan Ayrs: You’ll do no such thing, you’ll leave only when I say you can leave. You will continue working on Vyvyan Ayrs’ Cloud Atlas.
[this stops Frobisher in his tracks]
Vyvyan Ayrs: When it is finished, then I will decide what do with you.
Robert Frobisher: You can’t keep me here! I’m leaving! Good luck with your composing. I’m sure a sterile old fuck like yourself is still capable of something completely unmemorable.
Vyvyan Ayrs: I suggest you think about this, Robert. Think about reputation. Reputation is everything in our society. Yours, my disinherited reprobate, has expired. Did you not think that we would inquire about someone living under our roof? Mackerras himself wrote, and I quote, ‘He is a prostitute whose liaisons with perverts and sodomites were common place in his brief and forgettable career at Caius. Lock up the silverware.’ Unquote. Be warned. Leave here without my consent, and all of musical society will know of the degenerate Robert Frobisher. After that, even if you compose one of the greatest symphonies ever written, no one will hear it, because no one will want anything to do with you.
[2144 – as Sonmi is being led through the halls by the Enforcers one of the Enforcers takes out a gun and kills the other Enforcers, struggles with the last one and after killing him, he pulls off his helmet, revealing that it’s Chang, on seeing him alive, Sonmi throws her arms around him and he holds her tightly]
Hae-Joo Chang: I won’t let you go again.
[2012 – after receiving the note in his room, Cavendish sneaks into the basement of Aurora House and sees three people sat at a table]
Veronica: I told you he’d come.
[1936 – after receiving Frobisher’s latest letter Sixsmith rushes home from the University campus and starts packing]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Two things became clear. Hanging myself from Edinburgh’s flagpole is preferable to letting that parasite plunder my talents a day longer. I must complete my sextet. I can’t do it here, so tonight I plan to make my escape.
[2012 – Cavendish has joined the three other patients from Aurora House in the basement]
Ernie: Any jailbreak’s a risky proposition. One little cock-up, and we are dangling at her majesty’s pleasure.
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
Ernie: We could use code names, but the truth is I’d probably be the first to forget mine. So, Mr. Cavendish…
[he gives Cavendish a glass of drink]
Ernie: Ernie Blacksmith. This is Mr. Meeks and my girl Veronica Costello.
[Veronica raises her cup of drink to toast]
Veronica: To trust.
[Ernie raises his drink]
Ernie: To trust.
[Cavendish does the same with his drink before taking a sip]
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
[pointing to Meeks]
Timothy Cavendish: What about the parrot, then? If ever there was a likely songbird.
Veronica: Mr. Meeks is a fine and honorable gentleman, he would never betray us.
Ernie: Besides, no one’s ever heard him say anything else.
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
Ernie: Question is, old man, think you’re up to snuff?
[2144 – after Chang uses a delivery transport vehicle to make it out of the prison building, the Enforcers helicopters surround the vehicle]
Enforcer Pilot: Unanimity requires compliance. We have a security code Red, prepare to be boarded.
[Chang nods his head, from her hiding place in the back of the vehicle, Sonmi whispers]
Sonmi-451: What are you going to do?
Hae-Joo Chang: Stay calm, stay calm.
[1936 – Sixsmith reads Frobisher letter on the train]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] ‘It will end in tears.’ You warned me. I suppose I’m as hopeless as Adam Ewing, oblivious to all the unspeakable forms lying in wait, blind to the fact his friend is poisoning him.
[1846 – as Adam gets progressively sicker his hands swell and his wedding ring is cutting off the circulation in his finger, so Goose prepares to cut the ring off]
Adam Ewing: Wait, please. The idea of losing this ring distresses me beyond measure.
Dr. Henry Goose: Don’t be a silly puffin, Adam. I’m sure your wife will set your health above a gold loop. I have seen the onset for dropsy and it is not a pretty sight!
[Goose cuts off Adam’s wedding ring]
Dr. Henry Goose: I know an excellent Spanish goldsmith, who works with such alacrity, that your Tilda may not have to know this was ever removed.
[he takes the ring and puts it in pocket]
[2012 – Cavendish and Ernie are fighting over a pudding cup in the dining room]
Timothy Cavendish: Give it to me!
Ernie: Get your fucking hands off my pudding!
Timothy Cavendish: It’s not your pudding, you Alzheimer riddled lout! You’ve already eaten…!
[as Cavendish and Ernie are struggling, the other patients try to separate them, Nurse Judd stands on the sideline and makes a call using her cell phone]
Nurse Judd: You better get in here.
[as she puts the phone in her pocket, Veronica watches her from behind, walks over and quickly slips her hand into Judd’s pocket and takes the phone, just then Nurse Noakes walks into the dining room]
Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish!
[1936 – Frobisher sneaks into Ayrs’ room as he sleeps in his bed]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] The room stank of bitter medicine.
[Frobisher opens the drawer of his nightstand and takes out the gun]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Curiously heavy things, guns. Why did I take it, exactly? Can’t say. An intuition. A sense of significance. That from this point on, there was no going back.
[he looks at Ayrs’ as he sleeps for a moment before leaving the room]
[2321 – as Zachry guides Meronym through the mountain, Meronym uses a special gun to hook a rope to the side of the mountain, she looks up at the sky]
Meronym: Sussin’ them clouds, we’ve run out o’ time.
[she ties the end of the round herself and goes to do the same to Zachry]
Zachry: Hey, I don’t need no smart rope.
Meronym: Yey, see you fall. I’ll catch you.
[2144 – as the Enforcer helicopters force Chang to land his vehicle, they point their guns at Chang]
Lead Enforcer: Hands in the air. Now! Move it, step off of the vehicle!
with his hands up in the air, Chang slowly steps out of the vehicle, speaking in some dialect
Scan Enforcer: Get down. Down, now!
[one of the Enforcers forces Chang to the side of the vehicle]
Lead Enforcer: Fuckin’ migrant monkey-talk. Why do they hire these greasy subs?
[the other Enforcers takes out his scanner and quickly scan Chang]
Scan Enforcer: Negative, sir. Definite illegal.
Lead Enforcer: Detain him for now.
Scan Enforcer: I’m reading a second life form!
Lead Enforcer: Where?
Scan Enforcer: In the truck.
Lead Enforcer: Check it out.
Scan Enforcer: Yes, sir.
[2321 – as Zachry and Meronym are slowly climbing the mountainside, suddenly Meronym loses her footing and slips, Zachry stops her from falling to the ground by grabbing hold of the rope, making his hands bleed, at that moment Old Georgie appear]
Old Georgie: You troddin’ on the Devil’s ground now, Valleysman. I’m sayin’ just once. That offlander ain’t gettin’ to the top. Time for you to let go that rope. You trespass, you pay the price. Now drop that rope. Drop that rope. Drop that rope.
[2144 – the Enforcers enter the back of the truck and find Sonmi hiding inside]
Scan Enforcer: It’s her!
Hae-Joo Chang: It’ll be okay, huh?
[Chang quickly turns, grabs hold of the Enforcers next to him and manages to quickly all the other Enforcers, then he throws a bomb which attaches itself to the Enforcer helicopter nearby and watches as it explodes, Sonmi is stunned as she watches all this]
Sonmi-451: Who are you?
[Chang bows his head]
Hae-Joo Chang: Commander Hae-Joo Chang. First Science officer of the Union Rebellion.
Sonmi-451: Why are you doing this?
Hae-Joo Chang: Because I believe you have the power to change this world.
[2321 – as Zachry holds on to the rope dangling Meronym on the side of the mountain]
Old Georgie: Drop that rope. Let go that rope.
[he looks at his hands, which are bleeding as he holds on to the rope, then he remembers Abbess’ prophecy]
Abbess: [voice over] ‘Hands a bleedin’, can’t let go.’
Zachry: Hands a bleedin’. Can’t let go. No!
[he heaves the rope up and brings Meronym up next to him]
Meronym: Thank you, Zachry. You savin’ me twice here now.
Zachry: You fall, I catch you.
[1936 – Ayrs finds Frobisher packing in his room]
Vyvyan Ayrs: What are you doing, boy? I thought I made myself clear.
Robert Frobisher: Do what you want. I’m leaving!
Vyvyan Ayrs: Fine, Frobisher. Go, but I take this.
[he takes Frobisher’s music sheets for The Cloud Atlas from his bed]
Robert Frobisher: Give that to me!
Vyvyan Ayrs: It’s mine!
Robert Frobisher: I’m warning you!
Vyvyan Ayrs: Under the conditions of this relationship, I’m certain within my legal rights.
[suddenly Frobisher grabs the gun from his bed and points it at Ayrs]
Robert Frobisher: Give it to me! Give it to me, or I swear to God I will kill you as you stand!
Vyvyan Ayrs: Please. You’re a coward.
Robert Frobisher: I’ll do it.
Vyvyan Ayrs: You won’t pull that trigger. Your kind never does.
[Ayrs moves closer and grabs hold of the gun, at that moment Frobisher shoots the gun, hitting Ayrs in the gut and as he falls to the ground we see the shell of the bullet has rolled under the bed where we the lost half of ‘The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing’, is wedged under the bed post]
[1849 – Goose is sitting next to Adam, who is lying asleep in his bed looking very ill, Goose fingers the key that Adam has on a chain around his neck, as he tries to slip the chain off Adam, he stirs awake]
Dr. Henry Goose: Yes. Yes, well…how…how fares our worm today, Adam?
Adam Ewing: I…I’m afraid it has taken the best of me.
Dr. Henry Goose: Oh, no, no, no. Nonsense. Nonsense. You mustn’t give up. You must think of your beautiful wife. You must think of Tilda.
[2144 – Chang is riding fast a high powered motorcycle with Sonmi holding onto him behind him, they are being chased by the Enforcers hovercrafts, when they enter an underwater tunnel]
Enforcer Pilot: They’re trapped in the dam way, we’ve got them.
[Chang stops the motorcycle in the tunnel and gets off]
Sonmi-451: What are you doing?
[Chang activates a bomb and throws it so it attaches itself against the tunnel wall]
Hae-Joo Chang: Come on! Come on, get in!
[he opens the door to an access tunnel and they get inside at the same time the bomb goes off which floods the tunnel and kills the Enforcers in pursuit]
[1973 – Luisa’s wakes to find her car sinking, frightened she screams, then the windshield explodes inward and after a moment she finds her way out of the car and swims up towards the shore]
Zachry: [voice over] Nay, the dead never stay dead. Open your ears, and they never stop a yibberin’.
[2321 – Zachry and Meronym find and enter the old Satellite Communication Center, they find skeletons scattered everywhere inside]
Zachry: What is this place?
Meronym: Before the Fall, Old Uns built dwellings, beyond the sky, among the stars, and this place joined here with there.
[as they walks further inside they find a large statue of Sonmi]
Meronym: Tis she.
Zachry: The Old Uns pray to Sonmi same as Valleysmen?
Meronym: Nay, not ‘zactly same.
[2144 – after escaping from the underwater tunnel, Chang and Sonmi walk in the busy slums]
Hae-Joo Chang: Come on. And stay close, fabricants get snatched here.
[1973 – Luisa waits outside her apartment building after getting herself out of the river, Javier opens the door]
Javier Gomez: All clear.
[Javier hands her a key]
Luisa Rey: Thank you.
Javier Gomez: No sweat. We’re partners. But you gotta tell me what’s happening.
[they enter the building]
Luisa Rey: Okay, let me take off these clothes, call the cops, and I promise I’ll tell you everything that happened in the morning.
[Luisa opens the door to her apartment]
Javier Gomez: Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed.
Luisa Rey: Good night, Javier.
[Luisa closes the door to her apartment and locks the door, as he heads towards her room, we see a man is in her apartment wearing black leather gloves]
[2321 – the enter another room in the old Satellite Communication Center]
Zachry: What’d you mean down there? About The Old Uns and Valleymen prayin’ to Sonmi not ‘zactly the same?
[she works to turn on the main network and bring up the orison]
Meronym: Old men they were different.
Zachry: Different? How?
[she turns and looks at Zachry]
Meronym: You want the True-true?
[2144 – as Chang takes her round the slums]
Sonmi-451: This is where you live?
Hae-Joo Chang: This is where Union was born.
[Sonmi notices other fabricants like herself working as prostitutes]
[2321 – Meronym tries to explain to Zachry who Sonmi was]
Meronym: Sonmi weren’t no God. She died hundreds of years ago on a faraway pen’sula, deadlanded now.
Meronym: I cogg Valleysmens beliefs, I know Abbess teached you Sonmi was a miracle, birthed o’ Darwin God o’ Smart, but ain’t the True-true. Her life was sad n’ judased, she died tryin’ to change the Old-Uns thinkin’.
[Old Georgie emerges behind Zachry]
Old Georgie: Liiiies…nothin’ but lies.
Zachry: Nay, nay you’re…you’re lying.
[Meronym turns and bring the orison towards Zachry, suddenly Sonmi appears with one of her recorded messages]
Sonmi-451: The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds…
[Zachry watches in disbelief]
Meronym: Before she died, she spoke of her acts n’ deedins’. Her words are heart saved blessin’, remindin’ me what’s the True-true.
[Old Georgie appears behind Zachry again]
Old Georgie: How long you goin’ lissin’ to this?! How long you jus’ stand there, and let a stranger keep fuggin’ your beliefs up n’ down, in n’ out!
[Zachry continues to watch Sonmi on the orison]
Sonmi-451: Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we’re bound to others.
[Meronym flips the orison off]
Meronym: Zachry. You alright?
Zachry: Finish your sussin.
[1973 – in her apartment, Luisa feels that someone is behind her and Napier grabs her from behind and puts his hand across her mouth to stop her from screaming]
Joe Napier: Ssh! If I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead. Now I’m not gonna hurt you, I just wanna talk. Be cool. Alright.
[he slowly takes his hand off her mouth, suddenly Luisa attacks him by hitting in the stomach and smashing the back of her head into his face which pushes him against the wall, she takes out a switchblade and points it at his throat]
Luisa Rey: And if I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead already. How does that feel, huh? Good conversation start, isn’t it?
Joe Napier: You are Lester Rey’s daughter, that’s for Goddamn sure.
Luisa Rey: You knew my father?
Joe Napier: Korean War. I was in the two-one.
[pointing to the photograph on the wall of Luisa’s father and his army pals]
Joe Napier: That’s me on the end, next to your dad. Mortar landed so close it could have dropped out of my ass. If your father hadn’t done what he did, I wouldn’t be here.
[Luisa takes the knife way from his throat and backs off]
Luisa Rey: Guess that makes two of us.
[2321 – as Zachry watches Meronym trying to get the network up and working in the Satellite Communication Center, Old Georgie appears behind him]
Old Georgie: You ain’t let go that rope cause you’ a lustin’ for that darkly, sweet’meat. I cogg it all now. This whore, with her cokeynut skin, and her slywise mask, smilin’ n’ wormin’ her way so you trust and bring her here, scavin’ n’ sivvin’ for what? For what, fool? They want the island. The Prescients want it all. You judasin’ your kin for a piece of ass! She ain’t your tribe, she ain’t even your color. This jezebel ignores you your yarns n’ ways, spinnin’ n’ spoutin’ her whoahsome lies, and you lap it up, like a dog in heat!
Zachry: That ain’t truth.
Old Georgie: Ain’t it? Then do sumthin’ to stop her! Take your spiker an’ slit her throat! Protect your tribe, protect your sister, little Catkin, kill her now, before it’s too late!
[Zachry takes out his knife]
[1973 – back in Luisa’s apartment as Luisa backs off Napier]
Joe Napier: They will kill you. You don’t know these people like I do.
Luisa Rey: Yeah? Well if that’s all you came to tell me, you’re a little bit late. Somebody just forced me off the Swannekke Bridge.
Joe Napier: This is out of control.
Luisa Rey: Do you know who did it?
Joe Napier: The contractor calls himself Bill Smoke. And…
Luisa Rey: What?
Joe Napier: He got Sachs.
Luisa Rey: Isaac?
Joe Napier: A bomb on his plane. The press is blaming the PLO.
[visibly shocked and upset, Luisa sits]
Joe Napier: He was a threat. Like Sixsmith, like…you.
[2144 – Chang takes Sonmi to Union headquarters to meet the leader of Union]
An-kor Apis: Sonmi 451, I am most honored to meet you. I am General An-kor Apis, leader of Union.
[1973 – after finding out Bill Smoke killed Sixsmith and Isaac]
Luisa Rey: Who is paying them?
Joe Napier: The same guy that pays me.
Luisa Rey: Lloyd Hooks?
Joe Napier: Hughes & Pikes Consulting.
Luisa Rey: I’ve heard of them. They’re, uh…lobbiers for oil companies. But why would Big Oil hire Lloyd Hooks to run a nuclear reactor?
Joe Napier: You get that same look your father used to get. You see it, don’t you?
Luisa Rey: Hooks doesn’t want the report discovered, because he doesn’t want the reactor fixed. He wants it to fail.
Joe Napier: This is about the future of energy in this country. They want the explosion. The chaos and carnage. The more deaths, the better.
[2321 – as Zachry takes out his knife he slowly walks towards Meronym, pointing his knife, as he reaches he suddenly drives the knife into one of the nearby orison’s, startling Meronym]
Zachry: Can’t cogg o’ thing, words n’worrins’ like a wasp’s nest, proke’d n’prod’d by you! You come elbowin’ in’ my life, yibberin’ about the True-true, and never tellin’ the whole true. I need to cogg what you’re doin’!
Meronym: I told you. I come to send a plea o’ help.
[Zachry takes hold of Meronym’s face with both his hands]
Zachry: Help, why? To steal our land? To kill n’ slave us all?! What do you want?!
[Meronym takes hold of Zachry’s hands]
Meronym: Prescients’ dyin’, Zachry. Just like Catkin. This world poison me n’ all my kin. We get no help, if I find no home, if I don’ find a way, I say so truesome. We not survive. We not survive.
[1936 – Frobisher is walking in town when he spots some policemen and hides behind a wall]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Ayrs has the dogs after me. The bullet passed through, killing little more than his appetite, yet he’s out for blood. I have to pay the piper.
[1973 – back in Luisa’s apartment after she’s found out the truth about Hooks]
Luisa Rey: I should call the cops.
Joe Napier: It won’t help.
Luisa Rey: How do I know you’re not lying to me?
Joe Napier: Smoke will be coming for me, as soon as he figures out I’m with you. We need that report. I can’t protect you for long without it.
[2144 – after Apis introduces himself to Sonmi]
Sonmi-451: General Apis…
An-kor Apis: You, my dear are proof our efforts were not in vain.
Sonmi-451: But I’m just a dinery server. I was not genomed to alter reality.
An-kor Apis: No revolutionary ever was.
Sonmi-451: I’m sorry. I cannot do what you’re asking.
An-kor Apis: It would be a difficult choice for anyone. But, before you call your decision final, there is one last thing I would like you to see, in order to fully understand what we are fighting for.
[2321 – as Meronym finishes making the control board work she turns to look at Zachry]
Meronym: Cross your fingers n’ toes.
[Meronym activates the control board which makes the machinery in the station rumble, then the top of the station opens and turns into a massive satellite dish, beaming out a light for a moment before the control board inside the station shuts itself off; Meronym smiles and turns to look at Zachry]
Zachry: If your pray’ be answered, many Prescients never return to the Valley again?
Meronym: Those wishin’ to come with us, be welcome.
Zachry: The Valley is my home.
[2144 – in their lodgings, Sonmi sits and stares out the window at the busy slum streets, then she walks to Chang’s room and as he sleeps she rests her head against his chest to listen to his heartbeat again, Chang awakens and looks at her]
Hae-Joo Chang: Are you alright?
Sonmi-451: I know it is forbidden.
[she leans closer to him and they start kissing]
[1936 – Frobisher sits on top of the Scott Monument watching the sun rise]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Sixsmith, I climb the steps of the Scott Monument every morning. And all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now, that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions.
[at the same time we see in 1849 as Adam and Autua lie on the deck of the ship watching the sun rise; 1936 Sixsmith and Frobisher meet in a shop full of ceramics, they start breaking the ceramic statues]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended.
[in 2144 Sonmi and Chang are making love]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so.
[in 2321 Zachry sits on top of a mountain as the sun sets with Meronym asleep by the fire, he takes his cloak off and puts it on her as she sleeps]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion.
[in 2144 Sonmi and Chang continue making love]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.
[in 1936 in the ceramic shop Frobisher and Sixsmith start throwing plates around breaking everything; then Sixsmith awakens on the train realizing that it was a dream]
[1849 – as Adam and Autua are resting on the deck of the ship Autua hears thunder]
Autua: Storm is coming, Mr. Ewing. Gonna get you down below.
[he helps Adam up]
[1936 – Frobisher returns to his hotel and sees the hotel manager shouting at a guest as he walks up the stairs]
Hotel Manager: I’m not running a fuckin’ charity, out with you! Off you go!!
[the hotel manager spots Frobisher]
Hotel Manager: Aah, Mr. Ewing! A-a-a-a word if you may.
[he opens up a newspaper and points to the story of Ayrs getting shot by Frobisher]
Hotel Manager: Dangerous times we’re livin’ in, we got a scandal. They say this ruffian Robert Frobisher is a composer.
[he looks at Frobisher]
Hotel Manager: You’re a composer too, aren’t you Mr. Ewing?
Robert Frobisher: What do you want?
Hotel Manager: The constable asked to search my rooms. I know how hard you’re working, so I told him there’s no one on the third floor. It costs quite a bit of money to keep an entire floor empty.
[Frobisher walks back down and empties the content of his wallet onto the counter]
Robert Frobisher: That’s all I have.
Hotel Manager: Hmm.
[the manager looks at Frobisher’s waistcoat and touches it admiringly]
Hotel Manager: What a beautiful waistcoat.
[1973 – in Luisa’s apartment, Luisa has all of Frobisher’s letters to Sixsmith scattered around her]
Javier Gomez: If these letters aren’t important, why do you keep reading them?
Luisa Rey: I don’t know. Maybe I’m…just trying to understand something.
Javier Gomez: What?
Luisa Rey: Why we keep making the same mistakes, over and over.
[Javier is scribbling something with a pencil and then stops]
Javier Gomez: Maybe you should ask…Megan.
Luisa Rey: What?
Javier Gomez: Do you know a Megan?
Joe Napier: That’s his niece. How do you know that?
[Javier holds up an large envelope that he was rubbing his pencil against highlighting the words scribbled on it]
Javier Gomez: Looks like he mailed something to her. Probably used the envelope he was keeping the letters in.
[Luisa takes the envelope and shows it to Napier]
Javier Gomez: Come on, Luisa. First rule of mystery writing; a good clue always leads to another clue.
[2012 – in the middle of the night Cavendish enters the boiler room at Aurora House, he finds Ernie by the ventilation unit taking out the cell phone stolen earlier]
Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] When the ghostly ordeal of Timothy Cavendish is turned into a film, I’m thinking for the role of the hero, one part of Laurence Olivier with a dash of Michael Caine.
[they make a call to one of the family of the elderly patient staying at Aurora House]
Mr. Hotchkiss: Who the hell is this?
Timothy Cavendish: Doctor Conway, Aurora House. I’m covering for Dr. Upward.
Mr. Hotchkiss: Oh, is this about mother?
Timothy Cavendish: Yes, it is, Mr. Hotchkiss. I’m afraid you must steel yourself, I don’t think she’s going to last the night.
Mr. Hotchkiss: Unfortunately, it is an inconvenient time for us, do we really need to come right now?
Timothy Cavendish: No, no, of course not. But she did ask for you specifically, and she seems quite upset about her last will.
Mr. Hotchkiss: I’ll be right there.
[Cavendish sneaks into Meeks room, Meeks wakes up as Cavendish enters]
Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] The plan was a series of toppling dominoes, that had commenced with Ernie announcing my death to nurse Noakes.
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
Timothy Cavendish: Shh!
Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] The entire ambush hinged upon the silence of Mr. Meeks.
[Meeks gets out of bed and comes to stand next to Cavendish by the door]
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
Timothy Cavendish: Shh!
[they watch through the glass on the door as Nurse Noakes stops in front of Cavendish’s room and knocks on his door]
Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish? Everything alright?
[as they watch Noakes, Meeks turns to Cavendish]
Mr. Meeks: Don’t leave me here.
Timothy Cavendish: Shh.
[as Cavendish looks back to see what Noakes is doing he suddenly realizes Meeks has spoken properly for the first time and looks at him in surprise]
[Noakes enters Cavendish’s room and sees an unmoving figure under the blankets]
Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish?
[at that moment Cavendish lunges out of Meeks over to his room, tries to slam the door shut in Noakes face but she grabs the door handle stopping him and they both straining against the door handle]
Nurse Noakes: I knew it was too good to be true!
Timothy Cavendish: You cantankerous witch!
[at the same time Hotchkiss arrives at Aurora House and Veronica meets him as gets out of his car]
Veronica: Mr. Hotchkiss, your mother is my dearest friend here. Do please hurry.
[back inside, as they are both struggling to hold the door, suddenly Cavendish lets go of the door making Noakes fall flat on her back, Cavendish dangles the door key in front of her]
Timothy Cavendish: And so adieu! Which translated literally from the French, means ‘To command before…
[Noakes suddenly makes another go of grabbing the door but Cavendish shuts and locks the door in time]
Timothy Cavendish: God!’
[Cavendish laughs, but as he looks in through the door glass he sees Noakes hold up her cell phone and call for help, Cavendish makes a run for it]
[1973 – Hooks is putting on his suit in his office]
Hooks’ Secretary: [voice] I have Joe Napier on Line one, Mr. Hooks. He said it can’t wait.
[Hooks grabs the phone]
Lloyd Hooks: For God sake, Joe, I am late already. What’s up?
Joe Napier: I got a call from that reporter. Rey. She was asking about Sixsmith.
Lloyd Hooks: I see.
Joe Napier: You said she wasn’t gonna be a problem.
Lloyd Hooks: Well, some problems are more resilient than others, Joe.
[2012 – Cavendish is sat behind the wheel of Hotchkiss’ car when Veronica and Ernie get into the car]
Timothy Cavendish: Where’s the ruddy key?!
Ernie: Did he not leave it in the ignition?
Timothy Cavendish: His wife was driving! She took it! The ruddy female took the key in with her! Oh, Sweet Saint Ruddy Jude, what do we do now?
Veronica: Look under the sun flap.
[Cavendish pulls the flap down and key drops into his lap]
Timothy Cavendish / Ernie: Yes!
[Cavendish picks up the automatic key, not knowing how it works]
Timothy Cavendish: What is it?! It’s not a key, what do you do with it?
Ernie: What else could it be?
Timothy Cavendish: Well, how does it work?
[they look up and see Noakes and Hotchkiss with his wife walking down the corridor inside, Noakes spots them]
Veronica: Oh, no!
Timothy Cavendish: Well, think of something, you’re the genius! You’re the bloody ruddy genius!
[Ernie pushes down the automatic locks, locking them in the car]
Timothy Cavendish: We’re done for.
[1973 – Luisa walks out of her apartment building and speaks into her hidden microphone]
Luisa Rey: Oh, brother. I can’t even believe I agreed to do this.
[Napier is in his car listening to her]
Luisa Rey: Is this thing working? I mean is it even on, can you hear me?
Joe Napier: Just keep walking.
[Smoke starts following Luisa in his car]
Luisa Rey: I think he’s behind me.
Joe Napier: Whatever you do, don’t look back.
[2012 – Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers reach the car]
Mr. Hotchkiss: Get out of my car! Or I’ll sue!
Groundsman Withers: I’m gonna flay your ass straight into a coma if you don’t open door!
Nurse Noakes: You, out!
Groundsman Withers: Cavendish!
Mr. Hotchkiss: Get out of my car!
[pointing to the ignition button]
Veronica: What’s that button for?
[Cavendish presses the button and the car engine starts]
Timothy Cavendish: Yes! Yes!
[Cavendish put the car into gear and reverses down the drive, at the same time Meeks comes out of the house with his bag in hand]
Veronica: Oh, no, it’s Mr. Meeks! He does want to come.
[Cavendish puts his foot down on the break]
Timothy Cavendish: Ruddy bloody hell!
[Noakes, Withers and Hotchkiss run towards them down the drive]
Ernie: All for one and one for all?
[Cavendish looks at Meeks waiting, he puts the car back into gear and drives back towards the house, driving onto the lawn to get past Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers]
Nurse Noakes: The gate!
[Withers runs to close the gate]
Timothy Cavendish: Veronica, would you unlock the door for Mr. Meeks.
[Veronica opens the door as they reach Meeks]
Veronica: Hello, Mr. Meeks. We’re out for a night time drive.
Mr. Meeks: I know, I know!
[Meeks gets into the car and Cavendish lunges the car back up towards the gate]
Ernie: Rev in speed!
Veronica: Oh, how thrilling!
[as they speed towards the gate Withers closes the gate]
Timothy Cavendish: Oh, no!
Ernie: Foot to the floor, Cavendish!
Timothy Cavendish: Here we go!
[Cavendish accelerates and breaks through the gate, they all laugh as they drive away]
[1973 – Luisa carries on walking the street with Smoke following her]
Luisa Rey: Here we go.
[as she crosses the street, Smoke speeds his car up to run her down, at the same time Napier drives his car out of the nearby alley and rams straight into Smoke’s car, Smoke then pulls out his gun and fires at Napier, but Napier ducks gets his gun and returns fire]
[1849 – Goose is in Adam’s cabin as he lies in his bed, he leans towards Adam]
Dr. Henry Goose: Won’t be long now, Adam. Handsomely does it. Oh, the worm fights back. It is always darkest before the dawn.
[as he opens Adam’s mouth to pouring his medicine down his throat, Autua enters the room]
Autua: Mr. Ewing.
Dr. Henry Goose: Mr. Ewing is at a critical juncture in his treatment. The next few hours will determine if he lives or die.
Autua: Then I stay here.
Dr. Henry Goose: No, no, no, you can’t.
Autua: I must. Mr. Ewing saved my life. He my duty.
Dr. Henry Goose: Listen to me, you ignorant ape, Mr. Ewing doesn’t want you around him. You probably infected him to begin with! He begged me, and I quote, ‘keep that dirty nigger away from me!’ So please, kindly respect his wishes!
[Goose pushes Autua out of the room and slams the door shut in his face and locks it]
[1973 – after the car crash and shoot out, Napier finds Smoke missing from his car, Luisa comes out of her hiding place and joins Napier]
Luisa Rey: Where’d he go?
Joe Napier: I don’t know.
[they hear shot being fired and look down the street to see Smoke kill a civilian driving a car]
Joe Napier: Shit!
[Smoke gets into the dead man’s car and speeds up towards Napier and Luisa]
[2012 – after escaping Aurora House they goes to a pub where Scottish soccer fans have gathered to watch a football match]
Timothy Cavendish: To freedom!
[as they enjoy their pints, Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers enter the pub and walk up to their table]
Nurse Noakes: You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine.
[Meeks gets up on his seat, turns towards the soccer fans and yells]
Mr. Meeks: Help!
[1973 – as Smoke chases them with his car, Luisa Napier run down an alley, Napier turns and fires his gun at Smoke until he manages to hit a tire making Smoke crash, but Napier runs out of bullets]
Joe Napier: Fuck!
[Luisa shouts from the door of the sweatshop nearby]
Luisa Rey: Joe!
[they enter the sweatshop and run into a Mexican woman]
Mexican Woman: No immigrants here! No immigrants here!
Joe Napier: Look, I’m not an inspector. We need your help…
[the woman starts speaking in Spanish as she walks towards them]
Joe Napier: I don’t understand!
[Luisa addresses the woman in Spanish]
Luisa Rey: [subtitled] We don’t want the police to get involved, but there is a man trying to kill me and we really need your help.
[the woman looks at them both with suspicion]
[2012 – after Meeks yells for help in the pub, the whole place goes quiet and the soccer fans look at Meeks]
Mr. Meeks: Are there no true Scotsmen in the house? Those there English gerunts are trampling all over my God-given rights!
[the soccer fans look at Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers]
These people are mine.
[the crowd of soccer fans take a menacing step forward towards Noakes and the other two]
Mr. Meeks: They’ve used me and my pals most direly, and we’re in need of a wee bit of assistance!
[one of the soccer fans steps forward]
Highlander: Alright, pal. We will not gonna let ye down.
[Hotchkiss takes a step towards the soccer fan]
Mr. Hotchkiss: Now you just look here, you grebo, you can go shag your bloody sporran…
[suddenly the soccer fan punches Hotchkiss in the face and one of his teeth flies out of his mouth landing in Cavendish’s pint glass and the bar erupts in a riot, and the four escapees make a run for it]
[1973 – Smoke enters the sweatshop and sees the Mexican woman, she starts talking in Spanish, Smokes interrupts her]
Bill Smoke: Okay, two people came in here, which way did they go?
[she carries on in Spanish, Smoke hold up his gun and shouts]
Bill Smoke: Which way did they go?
[seeing the gun sends the woman into hysterics and her dog starts barking]
Bill Smoke: Shut up!
[the woman carries on her hysterics in Spanish making Smoke even angrier]
Bill Smoke: Shut the fuck up!
[as the dog keeps barking at Smoke he suddenly points his gun at it and shoots it]
Bill Smoke: Stupid fucking wetback.
[the woman freezes in shock and Smokes walks out another door to look for Luisa and Napier]
[1849 – after Goose makes Autua leave the room, Adam tries to speak]
Dr. Henry Goose: What-what…what is that, Adam? How shall I comprehend when you drool and dribble so? Oh, let me hazard a guess. Something in the key of, ‘Oh Henry, how could you do this to me? I thought we were friends?’ Oh, unfortunately, you’re wrong. Wrong like Horrox and your silly father-in-law. There is only one rule that binds all people, one governing principle that defines every relationship on God’s green earth. ‘The Weak are Meat and the Strong Do Eat.’
[1973 – Smoke chases the pair through the factory until he corners them]
Bill Smoke: I told Hooks you couldn’t be trusted, Joe.
Joe Napier: You’ll be next, you son of a bitch.
Bill Smoke: Part of the business. Enjoy your retirement.
[as he’s about to shoot them, the Mexican woman appears out of nowhere and hits Smoke on the back of his head with a wrench, Smokes falls to the ground and she carries on beating him to death shouting]
Mexican Woman: Amaba! A ese! Perro!
[she leans over Smoke’s dead body]
Mexican Woman: And don’t call me a fucking wetback.
[1849 – Goose leans over Adam as he writhes in pain in his bed]
Dr. Henry Goose: Why, you ask.
[he manages to cut the chain around Adam’s neck and take the key hanging from it]
Dr. Henry Goose: It’s absurdly simple, there is gold in your trunk, I want it. So I’ve killed you for it.
[Goose then pinches Adam’s nose to force his mouth open and tries to pour the vial of poison down Adam’s throat, at that moment Autua bursts into the room]
Autua: Get away from Mr. Ewing or I kill you!
[Goose throws the vial of poison at Autua and Autua bashes Goose across the face making him fall]
Autua: Mr. Ewing! Mr. Ewing! Got to flush you out. Come on, Mr. Ewing.
[suddenly Goose grabs hold of Autua from behind, they start fighting and Goose starts to choke Autua, Adam manages to get up and hit Goose with his chest of gold across the head caving his skull in]
[2321 – as Zachry and Meronym are walking back down the mountain they hear a noise in the distance]
Meronym: What was that?
Zachry: Kona war cry.
[Zachry stands on a rock to look ahead]
[Zachry sees smoke plumes coming from his village]
Zachry: Oh, no, no, Sonmi, no.
[Zachry suddenly rushes on ahead]
[2144 – Sonmi stands by the dock overlooking the city when Chang joins her]
Sonmi-451: This is what the general wanted me to see?
[1936 – Frobisher sits in his hotel room writing his music]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] The end rushes towards me. Unable to eat or sleep.
[at the same time we see in 2321 Zachry rushing through the woods to get to his village]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Like Ewing, the ‘mortal coil’ has become a noose.
[in 2144 we see Sonmi and Chang wearing red robes inside a ship where fabricants are lined up in white robes]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Would rather become music.
[2144 – as they watch the smiling fabricants sing and wait in lines]
Sonmi-451: They believe they are going to Xultation. But they are not, are they?
[Sonmi watches as a fabricant that is a clone of herself is escorted into a room and met by an aide worker]
Aide in Slaughtership: Welcome to Xultation. Take a seat.
[the fabricant is seated in a chair]
Aide in Slaughtership: Just relax.
[the aid workers fits a device to the fabricant’s head]
Aide in Slaughtership: This is to remove your collar.
[the aid worker hits a button on the device releasing a metal bolt which goes straight through the fabricant’s head, killing her instantly, and her body is conveyed through a doorway]
[2321 – Zachry reaches his village and finds it burning with everyone killed, including Rose, he sneaks into his home finds the Kona Chief asleep with his mouth covered in blood, as he leans over Kona’s body with his knife raised he remembers another one of Abbess’ prophecies]
Abbess: [voice over] Enemy’s sleepin’, don’t slit that throat.
[Zachry takes hold of Kona’s throat, as his eyes pop open, Zachry sinks his knife into Kona’s throat killing him]
[2144 – Sonmi and Chang enter the area where the dead bodies of the fabricants are taken, their bodies with their heads cut off are hung on meet hooks]
Hae-Joo Chang: The genomics industry demands a huge quantity of biomatter for wombtanks, but more importantly to sustain their engineered labor force. Recycled fabricants are a cheap source of protein.
[Sonmi watches in horror with tears rolling down her face]
Sonmi-451: Soap. They feed us to ourselves.
[later in their room, Chang is curled around Sonmi’s body as they lie on their bed]
Sonmi-451: That ship…that ship must be destroyed.
Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
Sonmi-451: The systems that built them must be turned down.
Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
Sonmi-451: No matter if we’re born in a tank or a womb, we are all Pureblood.
Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
Sonmi-451: We must all fight, and if necessary, die to teach people the truth.
[she turns to look at Chang]
Hae-Joo Chang: This is what we have been waiting for.
[1936 – Frobisher finishes writing his music in his seedy hotel room]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] It’s done.
[2144 – the Archivist continues his interrogation of Sonmi]
Archivist: You were then taken to a Union controlled satellite link.
Sonmi-451: I broadcast my Revelation to the twelve States and four Off-World colonies. Eighteen minutes later, the Enforcers attacked.
[we see Sonmi in the same Satellite Communication Center that Meronym and Zachry had entered with Sonmi broadcasting her message]
Sonmi-451: To be is to be perceived. And so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other.
[Chang looks up at her inside the broadcast booth]
Sonmi-451: The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time.
[suddenly there are multiple explosions in the station as the Enforcers start attacking]
[2321 – after killing the Kona Chief, Zachry finds Catkin hiding under a table, just as he thinks they’re safe he hears the remaining members of the Kona tribe arrive, they enter the hut and find Kona’s dead body and see Zachry, with Catkin in his arms fleeing the scene, running through the woods, suddenly he sees Old Georgie]
Old Georgie: Hide.
[as the Kona warrior find them, he hides Catkin and attacks one of the Kona warriors, they start fighting, as he’s about to have his throat slit, Zachry realizes he’s in the same spot that his brother in-law was killed as hid behind a rock]
Kona Warrior: From good chief, now you’re meat.
[suddenly Meronym appears from behind the same rocks he had hidden and shoots the Kona warrior, she starts shooting at the others, gets hit in her leg by an arrow and Zachry gets his eye wounded, but together, they kill the remaining Kona with Zachry saving Meronym again, Zachry gets a hold of Catkin and turns to Meronym]
Meronym: Thanks, Zachry.
Zachry: No, thank you.
[1849 – on the deck of the ship, Autua forces Adam to drink salt water]
Autua: Come on, Mr. Ewing. One more.
[Autua gives him some more salt water]
Autua: One more. Salt clean out your stomach.
[Adam vomits onto the ships planks]
Autua: Close. Close. Come on, Mr. Ewing. Come on! Come on!
[he helps Adam stand]
Autua: See where we are, Mr. Ewing? Home.
[Adam looks ahead and sees the San Francisco bay]
Adam Ewing: Home…home.
[1973 – Luisa meets Sixsmith’s niece in the Museum of Modern Art]
Luisa Rey: Megan Sixsmith?
[Megan nods and Luisa sits next to her, she gives Luisa the report Sixsmith had sent her]
Megan Sixsmith: Make them pay.
Luisa Rey: You can count on it.
[Luisa gives Megan the stack of letters from Frobisher to Sixsmith]
Megan Sixsmith: Thank you. My uncle was a scientist, but he believed that love was real. A kind of natural phenomenon. He believed that love could outlive death.
[1936 – Sixsmith arrives in Edinburgh and walks up to the Scott Monument]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Finished in a frenzy that reminded me of our last night in Cambridge. Watched my final sunrise, enjoyed a cigarette. Didn’t think the view could be anymore perfect, until I saw that beat-up trilby.
[as Frobisher sits on top of the monument enjoying his cigarette he sees Sixsmith climbing the stairs, Frobisher crouches down to be hidden from view as he watches Sixsmith]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Honestly, Sixsmith, as ridiculous as that thing makes you look, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything more beautiful.
[Frobisher hides in the corner as Sixsmith looks for him on top of the monument]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Watched you for as long as I dared. I don’t believe it was a fluke that I saw you first.
[2321 – Meronym has taken Zachry and Catkin on to her Prescient ship and she finishes talking to the captain of the ship]
Meronym: Thank you.
[Meronym bows to the captain and walks over to Zachry]
Meronym: Captain say soed he take you with us.
Catkin: I wanna go with Meronym.
Zachry: Go? Go where? Prescients in the same boat as us. Got no home neitherwise.
Meronym: Nay, not yet.
Zachry: You think someone gonna hear your prayer, come down from the sky?
Meronym: Perhaps. Perhaps one day.
Zachry: One day ain’t but a flea o’ hope.
Meronym: Yay, and fleas ain’t so easy to rid.
[she smiles, looks at Zachry and takes hold of his hand]
[1936 – Frobisher is writing his letter to Sixsmith]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.
[Sixsmith enters the hotel Frobisher is staying and goes up to the hotel manager]
Hotel Manager: May I help you, sir?
Rufus Sixsmith: Yes, thank you. I-I’m looking for a friend who came to Edinburgh…
[Sixsmith looks down and sees the hotel manager is wearing the waistcoat Frobisher had taken from him]
Robert Frobisher: [voice over] I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars where we first kissed. Yours eternally. R.F.
[Frobisher finishes off the letter, picks up the gun, goes to the bathroom, climbs into the tub and puts the gun in his mouth, as Sixsmith is climbing up the stairs to Frobisher’s room he hears a shot, he rushes into the room and finds Frobisher’s body in the tub, he takes hold of Frobisher’s body and starts crying]
[2144 – back in the interrogation room with the Archivist]
Archivist: The report said commander Chang was killed in the assault.
Sonmi-451: That is correct.
Archivist: Would you say that you loved him?
Sonmi-451: Yes, I do.
Archivist: Do you mean you are still in love with him?
Sonmi-451: I mean, that I will always be.
[we see Sonmi back in the Satellite Communication Center broadcasting her message, watching as the Enforcers attack the station with Chang and the rest of Union fighting them]
Sonmi-451: Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we’re bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
[an explosion hits Chang, tears run down her face as Sonmi watches him die]
Archivist: In your Revelation, you spoke of the consequences of an individual’s life replicated throughout eternity. Does this mean that you believe in an afterlife? In a heaven or a hell?
Sonmi-451: I believe this is only a door. When it closes, another opens. If I can’t imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening, and behind it, I will find him there, waiting for me.
[1849 – Adam being helped by Autua, enters his home, his wife sees him and runs into his arms]
Adam Ewing: My love.
[he starts crying and kissing Tilda]
Adam Ewing: Oh God, I missed you so much!
[2144 – two Enforcers enter the interrogation room]
Enforcer: Thank you, sir.
[the Enforcer takes the wand-like device from the Archivist]
Archivist: If I may ask one last question. You had to know this Union scheme was doomed to fail.
Archivist: Then why did you agree to it?
Sonmi-451: This is what General Apis asked of me.
Archivist: What, to be executed?
Sonmi-451: If I had remained invisible, the truth would stay hidden. I couldn’t allow that.
Archivist: And what if no one believes this truth?
[she looks at him for a moment]
Sonmi-451: Someone already does.
[the Enforcer uses the wand-like device to cuff her hands together and she is taken out of the room]
[1849 – Adam enters his father in-law’s home as he dines with his guests]
Haskell Moore: Adam, good God! I have just been recounting your astonishing adventure. Please, join us. Get him a chair.
Adam Ewing: Oh, no, no. Thank you. I…I cannot stay.
Haskell Moore: Well, what are you doing here? Has not the doctor said at least three weeks in bed?
Adam Ewing: He did, but this couldn’t wait. I need to speak with you, sir. Privately.
Haskell Moore: Of course.
[to his guests as he gets up]
Haskell Moore: Excuse me.
[he walks over to Adam at the other end of the room]
Haskell Moore: Is that the contract from Reverend Horrox?
Adam Ewing: It is indeed.
Haskell Moore: Well, you know I could have sent a boy.
[Adam throws the contract into the nearby fireplace, burning it]
Haskell Moore: Are you insane?!
Adam Ewing: I owe my life to a self-freed slave. And I cannot in good conscience participate in this kind of business any longer.
[1973 – in her apartment, Luisa and Javier read the paper with the headline, ‘Oil Lobbyists Arrested in Swannekke Island Scandal’]
Javier Gomez: This would make such a good book.
Luisa Rey: I’ll drink to that.
[they both hold up their drink to cheers, Luisa then looks over to the picture of her father smiling as raises her cup to him]
[2012 – Cavendish sits in his office typing on his typewriter]
Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Outside, fat snow flakes are falling on slate roofs and granite walls. Like Solzhenitsyn laboring in Vermont, I shall beaver away in exile. Unlike Solzhenitsyn, I shan’t be alone.
[as he finishes typing, Ursula joins him and sits on his lap as she reads what he’s written]
[1849 – back in Moore’s home after Adam has burnt the contract]
Haskell Moore: Goddamn you, sir. If you were not my daughter’s husband…
Tilda: Hello, father.
Haskell Moore: Tilda?
[he looks over to see Tilda standing in the room]
Haskell Moore: What’s going on?
Tilda: I’ve come to say goodbye.
Haskell Moore: Goodbye? Where are you going?
Adam Ewing: We’re moving back East, to work with the abolitionists.
Haskell Moore: What?! That poison has rotted your brain.
Adam Ewing: Well, if it has, I highly recommend it. I’ve not felt this good in years.
Haskell Moore: Tilda, I forbid you from going anywhere with this mad man.
Tilda: I’ve been afraid of you my whole life, father. I’m going with my husband.
[Adam and Tilda turn to leave the room]
Haskell Moore: Adam. Listen to me. For the sake of my grandson, if not your own. There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive. If you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you exist as pariah, to be spat on and beaten. At worst, lynched or crucified.
[at the same time in 2144 we see Sonmi being led to her execution, watched by a crowd which includes Mephi, she smiles with a tear rolling down her face as the device that kills fabricants is placed to her head, the metal bolt released killing her instantly as it goes through her head]
Haskell Moore: And for what? For what? No matter what you do, it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?
[Adam takes Tilda hand and they leave the room]
[last lines; 2346 – old Zachry finishes his story as the fire burns out]
Zachry: Firey’s dyin’. Just as well, my yarnin’ is done.
[we see his audience is a group of children as they all call out to him]
Children: No, please Grampy! Please! Come on, please!
[we here Meronym’s voice as she calls out to the children]
Meronym: Come on in here, you little buggers! Come on, it’s getting cold!
Zachry: Oh, now you heard your Grammy. Go on, get on with you. Alright.
[as the children leave one of them walks up to Zachry]
Miro: You like it out here, don’t you, Grampy?
Zachry: Supposin’ minders me of my Valley.
[looking up at the stars]
Miro: Which is Earth?
[Zachry looks up and points to a star]
Zachry: Uh…there. That un there, that blue shimmerer.
[they stare at it for a moment]
Zachry: Now, help your Grampy up.
[he gets up and they start walking towards the house]
Miro: You gonna tell us about the woahsome ship, and the big sleep, and all the next-next?
Zachry: Oh, your Grammy tells the next-next way better than me.
[we see old Meronym waiting for them on the porch as they walk up]
Miro: Do you still love Grammy?
Zachry: Your Grammy is the best thing that ever happened to me.
[as they reach the house Miro runs inside]
Meronym: Come on here, Grampy. Let me warm them ol’ bone.
[they hug and kiss and walk inside the house with the last shot of the stars being shown]
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