Page 1 2 USER REVIEWS THE NOVEL
[Speke shows Gerry a room full of burnt out corpses and piles of their ashes]
Captain Speke: Now there’s fifteen, sixteen guys in this room. Most of them guards, but all of them were bitten.
[pointing to the burnt corpse in a bed]
Captain Speke: Trying to get this man handcuffed to the cot. Now a Colonel said, he was the first one.
Gerry Lane: This Colonel, is he around?
Captain Speke: Oh, yeah, he’s right here.
[he looks over another burnt out corpse in the corner of the room, two of his fingers still moving]
Gerry Lane: The guy who’s shackled, do you know who bit him, what bit him?
Captain Speke: He was the base doctor. He’d just returned from the field. Been sent out to verify the death of a soldier, who’d just gone AWOL a week before. Some villagers found this guy, foaming at the mouth, oozing some kind of black tar.
[we see flashback to the doctor bending down to listen to the heart of the dead Korean soldier though his stethoscope]
Captain Speke: Then he tried to bite one of them. They shot him, tied him up, threw him in a barn.
[we see the doctor bending down to listen for any breathing, as he does the dead soldier’s fingers suddenly move, his eyes role up and open and he suddenly attacks the doctor]
Captain Speke: That’s all we know, except the doctor comes back here and begins attacking his patients.
Gerry Lane: The soldier, do you know where he came from?
Captain Speke: No.
Gerry Lane: Anyone he might have come in contact with?
Captain Speke: No.
Gerry Lane: Has he got any records?
Captain Speke: You’re welcome to take a look if you want.
[he points to pile of burnt files in the corner of the room]
Gerry Lane: Then the origin could have come from anywhere.
Captain Speke: It’s a shame you had to fly all the way out here to figure that out.
Gerry Lane: How did you all escape this?
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: The expenditure of ammunition.
[he notices the solider limping]
Gerry Lane: Is that how you tweaked your leg?
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: No, this shit’s been bugging me a while.
[pointing to the soldier]
Captain Speke: This fool, stands right in the mix, while seven or eight of them turn Zeek all at the same time. They got no time for the bastard here, biting everything like fat kids love Twix.
[they start walking out of the burnt room]
Captain Speke: Got no time for his lucky ass.
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: I’ve been obviously charmed.
Gerry Lane: Ones I saw bitten turned in twelve seconds. Same here?
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: Five or ten minutes.
[as they walk out of the room they are interrupted by the man in the nearby cell]
Gunter Haffner: Davidson went…he turned in ten minutes.
[the man starts babbling to himself]
Gerry Lane: Who’s that?
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: Waste no time on that freak.
Captain Speke: He’s CIA, got caught selling guns to North Korea.
Gunter Haffner: Davidson, he turned in ten minutes. That doesn’t sound viral to me at all.
[Gerry walks up to Haffner’s cell and takes a seat opposite him]
Gerry Lane: You’re with the CIA?
Gunter Haffner: But they’re not with me. And who are you?
Gerry Lane: U.N.
Gunter Haffner: Oh, my God!
[Haffner chuckles mockingly]
Gunter Haffner: Captain, put on the world music. The day…is saved.
Gerry Lane: Why did you sell guns to the North?
Gunter Haffner: Why not?
Gerry Lane: Are they surviving this?
Gunter Haffner: Indeed they are.
Gerry Lane: Using your guns.
Gunter Haffner: Guns are…half-measures.
Gerry Lane: How then?
Gunter Haffner: They pulled the teeth of all twenty-three million, in less than twenty-four hours. Greatest feat of social engineering in history. Brilliant. No teeth, no bite, no great spread.
Gerry Lane: Bullshit.
Gunter Haffner: More books, fewer receptions, Boutros. Now, why do you have to burn them to ashes to get them to finally stop? Why do they move like a plague? Why is Israel winning?
Gerry Lane: How is Israel winning?
Gunter Haffner: They sealed off their entire country days before the undead attacked man. First to know, first to act.
Gerry Lane: People have been building walls there for two millennia.
Gunter Haffner: Mm, right. Yeah, but finish all those thousands of years of work a week ago? Impeccable timing is all.
[Haffner walks up close to Gerry]
Gunter Haffner: You want answers? Jurgen Warmbrunn. That’s the man in Jerusalem you’ll want to see.
C130 Pilot: Have you seen anything like that?
Navy SEAL: I don’t know.
[Gerry walks up to them and interrupts them]
Gerry Lane: I’m going to Jerusalem. I’m your co-pilot.
[back on the U.N. Command Ship, Karin hears her satellite phone ringing and goes to grab it from her bag]
Karin Lane: Hang on. Hang on, hang on.
[she finally grabs the phone out of her bag and answers it]
Karin Lane: Hello?
[she hears someone on the line, but the line is bad]
Karin Lane: Gerry?
[we see Gerry at Camp Humphreys on the phone to Karin]
Gerry Lane: Honey?
Karin Lane: Gerry, can you hear me?
Gerry Lane: Karin?
Karin Lane: Hello?
[as the line is very bad Gerry ends the call]
Gerry Lane: Goddammit.
[as the soldiers and Gerry are getting ready to leave the camp]
Captain Speke: Give me your hand.
[Speke gives his ring to Gerry]
Gerry Lane: No way, no.
Captain Speke: My mother, Dallas. Probably pacing a hole in the floor right now, if she’s still there. Better chance you seeing her before me, that’s all.
Gerry Lane: It’s a big plane, we got a lot of room.
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: Well, better than the devil you know than the one you don’t.
Captain Speke: You’ll be alright, just paddle your ass off.
[pointing to the pilot]
Captain Speke: Make sure Maverick here keeps the nose of that plane pointed towards the sun.
C130 Pilot: Just remember, all of our deposit fuel lines are being met.
Captain Speke: Tell me ten more times. We good?
C130 Pilot: Right here.
[to the soldier’s getting gathered around]
Captain Speke: Alright, don’t rush. We got one chance to fuel their plane, so let’s do it right. If you aren’t a crack shot don’t go for the head…the spine’s the vine those knees they work just fine! Let’s go! Lights out!
[the camp lights are turned out and the soldiers and Gerry head outside]
[the team of soldiers and Gerry ride out on bicycles towards the plane, a sniper team of soldiers position themselves on the camp roof]
Sniper Soldier: Alpha in position.
Captain Speke: Bravo moving out. Remember these things are drawn to sound. So I need you close to target before I bring in the truck. There’s only one way we’re getting you on that plane, and that’s quietly.
[as they’re cycling towards the plane, Karin makes a call to Gerry’s satellite phone]
Captain Speke: Goddamn it, shut that thing off!
[the ringing of the phone suddenly attracts the zombies]
Captain Speke: Wow, looks like we just woke the dead.
Sniper Soldier: Uh…out of respect for the Zeeks, turn off all pagers and cellphones.
Captain Speke: We gotta go. Let’s move!
[back on the ship, Karin ends the call as she gets no answer; at the camp the soldier’s and Gerry are cycling as fast as they can to the plane]
Captain Speke: Go, go, go!
[to Gerry and the other soldiers as he drives in the fuel tank]
Captain Speke: I’ll go clear a path through Zeeks! You paddle like hell!
Sniper Soldier: Don’t pull any head shots! Careful now, I wanna see some Zeek on the ground!
[as the plane is getting refueled, the sniper team and the team on the ground start shooting at the zombies, then as Gerry is getting pulled into the plane he sees Speke getting infected by one of the zombies]
Captain Speke: Are you kidding me? I’m a Goddamn Zeek.
Sniper Soldier: I got you, Captain. Just say the word.
Captain Speke: It’s alright, boys. I got this one.
[on the plane Gerry watches from the window as Speke shoots and kills himself]
C130 Pilot: We got enough! We need to detach the fuel line!
Navy SEAL Commander: Israel had better pay off.
[the SEAL Commander starts shooting at the zombies as he walks out of the plan]
[Gerry makes a run for it to the cockpit and takes his seat next to the pilot]
Gerry Lane: Alright, Elvis. I’ve only ever driven a single prop, you have to talk me through it.
[the SEAL Commander detaches the fuel line from the plane]
Gerry Lane: Okay, we’re clear.
C130 Pilot: Okay, get me all the lights!
[the plane starts moving and the pilot gives instruction to Gerry to help fly the plane]
C130 Pilot: Set flaps, fifteen degrees.
Gerry Lane: Flaps, fifteen.
C130 Pilot: Alright, we are all set. Now, let’s get out of here.
[they finally manage to take off the plane]
[on their flight to Jerusalem, Gerry makes a call to Karin]
Karin Lane: Gerry?
Gerry Lane: Hi, baby.
Karin Lane: Hi, hi. I tried to call you.
Gerry Lane: I know, I was uh…it was bad timing. I was running around.
Karin Lane: Are you okay?
[Gerry pauses for a moment]
Gerry Lane: Yeah, everything’s okay. I’m okay.
Karin Lane: That’s the spirit.
Gerry Lane: Listen, Korea didn’t work out. Now it looks like I’m gonna have to go to Israel.
Karin Lane: Well, try to get some rest on the flight.
Gerry Lane: How are the kids?
Karin Lane: Um…I think, um…they’re really…they’re good. Uh…I got Connie right here.
[Gerry’s phone call to Karin is cut when Gerry and the pilot see a nuclear mushroom cloud off in the distance]
Karin Lane: Baby?
[Karin starts crying as she tries to call Gerry again, but Gerry can’t get reception on the plane and his phone turns off]
[as they reach Jerusalem airspace they hear the following message from the Jerusalem Tower]
Jerusalem Tower: Attention, unidentified aircraft. You’re in a restricted airspace and not cleared for landing.
Gerry Lane: Jerusalem tower, breaching three-nine-four, N-N-N, request immediate landing. Contact Mossad officer Jurgen Warmbrunn. Special envoy of the United Nations.
[after they land the plane at Atarot Airport, Gerry turns to the pilot]
Gerry Lane: Stay with the plane, get ready to get it back up. I’ll be back before dark.
[Gerry is taken to meet Warmbrunn in Jerusalem accompanied by a young female soldier, Segen]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Trouble with most people is that they don’t believe something could happen until it already has. It’s not stupidity or weakness, it’s just human nature.
Gerry Lane: How did you know?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Gerald Lane, wrote a self-deprecating Jeremiad, about his employer,
the U.N., back in 2010. Caused a few ripples, sidelined your career. Thought you’d have parleyed those ripples into a self-righteous book.
Gerry Lane: No nose for profit. How did Israel know?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: We intercepted a communique from an Indian general, saying they were fighting the “rakshasa”. Translation, “zombies”. Technically, undead.
Gerry Lane: Jurgen Warmbrunn, high-ranking official in the Mossad. Described as sober, efficient, not terribly imaginative, and yet, you build a wall because you read a communique that mentions the word “zombie”?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Well, if you put it like that, I’d be skeptical as well.
[later Warmbrunn is driving Gerry through the streets of Jerusalem]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: In the ’30s, Jews refused to believe they could be sent to concentration camps. In ’72, we refused to be massacred in the Olympics. In the month before October 1973 we saw Arab troop movements, and we unanimously agreed that they didn’t pose a threat. Now, a month later, the Arab attack almost drove us into the sea. So, we decided to make a change.
Gerry Lane: A change?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: “The tenth man.” If nine of us with the same information arrived at the exact same conclusion, it’s the duty of the tenth man to disagree. No matter how improbable it may seem, the tenth man has to start thinking with the assumption that the other nine were wrong.
Gerry Lane: And you were that tenth man?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Precisely.
[Warmbrunn stops the car and the both get out of the car, Gerry follows Warmbrunn]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Since everyone assumed that this talk of zombies was cover for something else, I began my investigation on the assumption, that when they said, zombies they meant zombies.
Gerry Lane: Is Patient Zero from India?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: That’s the problem, there’s so many potential sources in play that no one knows where it began. Northern Bay to Germany, strange examples of acquired behavior across the Asian peninsulas. Meanwhile, the zombie plague keeps spreading, and we do what we can.
[Warmbrunn shows Gerry the gates of the walls that were built]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: These are the Jerusalem salvation gates. Two of ten quarters of the security perimeter to fortify Israel.
[Gerry watches as people are being let in and taken to refugee camps]
Gerry Lane: You’re letting people in?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Every human being we save is one less zombie to fight.
[Warmbrunn takes Gerry down to the refugee camps, we see as the refugee prayers are blasted through a PA system, the noise created attracts the zombies on the other side of the wall]
Gerry Lane: If I could get into India, where would I start? Who would I speak with?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: India’s a black hole, forget about Patient Zero.
Gerry Lane: I can’t do that, it’s too late for me to build a wall. I’m running out of time, I need specifics, I need answers.
Jurgen Warmbrunn: I don’t have answers. All you can do is find a way to hide.
[as the zombies on the other side of the wall are getting more agitated by the noise that the refugees are making, they begin to climb the protective wall, forming a massive pile]
Gerry Lane: It’s too loud. It’s too loud!
[Gerry suddenly notices the zombies climbing over the top of the wall]
Gerry Lane: They’re coming over the top!
[the zombies start jumping down over the wall and attacking everyone, Gerry and Warmbrunn make a run for it, Warmbrunn then orders Segen to escort Gerry out of there]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: [subtitled] Get him to Jaffa Gate.
Jurgen Warmbrunn: You get out of here! You get into your plane!
[Warmbrunn leaves Gerry to carry on fleeing with Segen, as they are fleeing Gerry notices that an old man is ignored by the zombies]
[to Segen as they are fleeing the zombies through the city]
Gerry Lane: Wrong way! Wrong way!
[talking into her radio]
Segen: [subtitled] Go to landing point B.
Helicopter Pilot: [subtitled] Roger, we are in bound to landing point B.
[as Gerry, Segen and the other soldier escorts are running through the city, they zombies follow them from above the gated city getting in from wherever they can, then we see the cargo plane Gerry came in getting message from tower]
Jerusalem Tower: Hawk 5, Hawk 5, you have to leave. Over.
C130 Pilot: This is Hawk 5.
Jerusalem Tower: Listen carefully, the city is breached and they’re heading towards the airport.
[as they are fleeing through the city, Gerry notices a stream of zombies rushing by and ignoring a bald-headed boy who crouches down and covers his ears]
[as they are escaping, Segen is bitten by a zombie, she looks at Gerry for a moment before Gerry quickly reaches for a blade and amputates her hand to stop the spread of the infection, Gerry then starts counting as he applies a tourniquet to her amputated hand]
Gerry Lane: 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008…
[he looks at Segen and sees that she hasn’t turned; to the solider pointing his gun at Segen in case she turns]
Gerry Lane: We gotta move!
[to Segen, who’s crying out loud due to the pain and shock]
Gerry Lane: You’ll be alright. You’re not gonna turn. You’re not gonna turn!
[to the other soldier]
Gerry Lane: We gotta move. We gotta move!
[Gerry helps Segen to run towards the helicopter coming for them, but as the helicopter tries to land it’s attacked by zombies that throw themselves at it and bring it down]
[back at the airport, the cargo pilot gets another message from tower]
Jerusalem Tower: Chopper 5 is down! I say again, Chopper 5 is down! The LZ is overrun!
C130 Pilot: Tower, Breach 3-9-4. Requesting immediate departure.
Jerusalem Tower: Tower to 3-9-4, proceed to runway 4.
[the cargo plane gets ready to take off, and as Gerry gets to the airport he sees the cargo plane taking off]
Gerry Lane: No!
[Gerry then notices a Belarus commercial flight about to take off]
Gerry Lane: There! Go!
[they run towards the plane and the soldiers with Gerry run onto the runway stopping the plane from taking off; to Gerry]
Israeli Soldier: Go! Go!
[the plane drops down a ladder, Gerry helps Segen to climb up and they enter through the cockpit]
Airline Pilot: Get them out of here.
[inside the plane, Gerry gets a medical kit and finds seats for Segen and himself, he then turns to the stewardess]
Gerry Lane: Where’s the destination?
Flight Attendant: I don’t know! We were headed to Wales, but I don’t know.
[as the plane finally takes off, Gerry watches from the window as Jerusalem is being lost to the zombies]
[Gerry takes some small alcohol beverages from the flight attendant’s area and gives some to Segen to drink]
Gerry Lane: I’m Gerry, by the way.
Gerry Lane: Segen? First or last?
Segen: Just Segen.
Gerry Lane: So what we’ll do when we gotta change this bandage when I clean it, okay?
[Gerry opens the medical kit and takes Segen’s amputated hand]
Gerry Lane: Okay, okay, okay.
[he takes off the bandage and Segen looks to be in pain]
Gerry Lane: Come on. Gut up. Gut up.
[Segen nods her head and looks away]
Gerry Lane: Here we go.
[Gerry cleans his hand with the alcohol beverage]
Gerry Lane: Okay, big breaths. Let’s get this over with fast. Big breaths. Here we go.
[Gerry starts pouring the remaining alcohol onto the wound, Segen tries to hold down her screams of pain]
Gerry Lane: Come on. Alright. Last step, last step. Big breaths.
[Gerry puts a new bandage on the wound]
Gerry Lane: Good job. There it is. Okay.
[Gerry carries on dressing the wound]
Gerry Lane: Okay, okay. I think you earned this.
[he gives Segen another small bottle of alcohol beverage and she quickly drinks it, Gerry then continues dressing the wound]
Gerry Lane: Very good. Okay.
Segen: You’re a doctor?
Gerry Lane: No. I’ve had some training in the field.
[as Gerry continues finishing dressing Segen’s amputated hand]
Segen: How did you know? Cutting it off, how did you know it would work?
Gerry Lane: I didn’t.
Segen: I should’ve just transformed. Now I’m just a liability.
[Gerry suddenly has flashback to when he was at Camp Humphrey’s and was talking to the soldier with the injured leg who had not been attacked by the zombies]
Captain Speke: This fool, stands right in the mix, while seven or eight of them turn Zeek all at the same time.
Gerry Lane: Is that how you tweaked your leg?
Camp Humphrey’s Soldier #1: No, this shit’s been bugging me a while.
Captain Speke: Got no time for his lucky ass.
[Gerry remembers what Fassbach had told him about the zombie epidemic]
Andrew Fassbach: Now the hard part is seeing the crumbs, for the clues there.
[as he contemplates Fassbach’s words, Gerry remembers how the zombies ignored the old man in Jerusalem]
Andrew Fassbach: Sometimes, the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus, turns out to be the chink in its armor.
[Gerry then remembers how the zombies also ignored the bald-headed boy in Jerusalem as he contemplates what Warmbrunn told him]
Jurgen Warmbrunn: I don’t have answers. All you can do is find a way to hide.
[Gerry then has a revelation, he takes out his satellite phone and kisses Segen on the head as he walks away to make a call]
[after his revelation, Gerry makes a call to Karin]
Karin Lane: Gerry? Are you okay? Where are you, babe? What’s happening?
Gerry Lane: I love you, I’m sorry. You gotta get Thierry now.
Karin Lane: I’ll find him.
[Karin goes and finds Thierry]
Karin Lane: Thierry, Gerry needs you.
Karin Lane: I love you.
[she gives the phone to Thierry]
Thierry Umutoni: Gerry? Where are you?
Gerry Lane: On the last flight out. Listen, my phone is dying, I need some quick intel. You gotta locate the closest medical research facility. A CDC, a WHO, something that, uh…makes vaccines. Any close airports to it.
Thierry Umutoni: I don’t understand.
Gerry Lane: No time to explain. Just make it happen, man.
Thierry Umutoni: Okay, okay. But, Gerry, I still don’t know where you are.
[Gerry goes to the cockpit, knocks on the door and waves his phone at the camera, one of the airline pilots opens the door]
Gerry Lane: You’ll want to take this.
[Gerry holds out his phone towards the pilot]
Gerry Lane: Take it.
[the pilot takes the phone from Gerry and closes the door in his face]
[Gerry waits a while until the pilot opens the door again]
Airline Pilot: Your battery is dead.
[he gives the phone back to Gerry]
Airline Pilot: We made contact with Cardiff Airport, Wales. Their people directed us. There’s a WHO research facility nearby, but, they’re not sure it’s still operational. This is the location.
[he hands Gerry a piece of paper]
Gerry Lane: Can we make it?
[the pilot nods his head and closes the cockpit door again]
[the pilot announces their destination to the passengers]
Airline Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain. I am proud to report that we are on our final approach to Cardiff Airport in Wales. All European airports are under lock down. But we have been given priority status and cleared for landing. We will be allowed to disembark. We are very, very lucky.
[one of the passengers dog senses something and starts barking and then runs away, one of the flight attendants notices the dog]
Flight Attendant: Hey, where are you going?
[the flight attendant then turns and opens a cabinet door when suddenly a stowaway zombie springs out and attacks her, Gerry notices a commotion in the back section, he walks down the aisle and peeks through the curtains separating the back section and sees the passengers are turning into zombies, the other passengers then start hearing the commotion]
Airline Passenger #1: What is that?
Gerry Lane: Shh…shh.
Airline Passenger #2: We should go, or it’s us next.
[Gerry mimes everyone in his section to be quiet and to give him luggage to barricade themselves, suddenly one of the passengers drops a luggage, the noise attracts the zombies and they attack through the barricade, Gerry tries to fight them off, and Segen starts shooting at them]
[Gerry retreats to Segen and sees a grenades on her vest, he takes the grenade and throws it into the zombies, the explosion creates a hole that sucks out the zombies and causes the pilots to lose control]
Airline Pilot: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! Emergency descent!
[as the plane is descending, Gerry manages to get himself and Segen into their seats and buckle themselves in]
Airline Pilot: Prepare for impact!
[the plane then crash lands om a field somewhere in Wales; Gerry wakes up from the crash and finds a metal pole impaled through his side, he unbuckles and drops to the ground, he looks around and sees a passenger turning into a zombie and then sees Segen walking up to him, later Gerry and Segen walk to the WHO facility through the abandoned streets, once they reach the WHO building, Gerry collapses and Segen rings the front gate bell]
[back on the U.N. Command Ship]
Naval Commander: Give me something good.
Argus Sailor: Sir, Cardiff Airport lost contact with the plane. Plane is in land. I’m sorry, sir.
[Karin and the children are in the ship’s mess hall when a soldier is sent to find them]
Parajumper: Ma’am, Thierry would like a word with you.
[Thierry is on the phone with Karin standing beside him]
Thierry Umutoni: Captain, it’s only been 48 hours. He’s a resourceful man. Is there a chance he could’ve survived? Sir, I gave him my word we would look after his family. Yes, sir. I understand.
[as they are no longer considered essential, we see Karin and the kids being escorted to a helicopter to be transported off to a refugee camp]
[Gerry wakes up in the WHO facility strapped to a gurney, he sees his wound has been treated and two men are in the room with him]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: You’re a tough bastard. And a lucky one. Who are you?
Gerry Lane: When I came here with a…with a woman.
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Who are you? Why have you come here? What are you looking for here?
Gerry Lane: To see someone in charge.
W.H.O. Doctor #1: You know what this place is?
Gerry Lane: Of course I do, that’s why I’m here.
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Then you understand how this must look to us.
[the other doctor takes out Gerry’s satellite phone from his coat pocket]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: This is important to you.
Gerry Lane: How long have I been out?
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Three days.
Gerry Lane: Give me the phone. Just…give me the phone. Give me the Goddamn phone. Give me the phone!
W.H.O. Doctor #2: As soon as you answer my question.
Gerry Lane: Call it. Call the number, they’ll tell you who I am. Call it!
[they call the number on Gerry’s phone and Thierry answers the call]
Thierry Umutoni: Gerry?
Gerry Lane: Yeah, I’m here. I’m here.
Thierry Umutoni: My God. We thought you were dead. Gerry, where are you?
Gerry Lane: Thierry, I’m with a couple of nervous gentlemen. They need some bona fide before I can speak with you.
Thierry Umutoni: Of course. This is Thierry Umutoni, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations. To whom am I speaking?
Gerry Lane: Where’s Karin? Thierry, why didn’t Karin answer?
Thierry Umutoni: I…I’m sorry, Gerry. I did what I could.
Gerry Lane: What…what does that mean?
[Gerry tries to get up and free himself from his straps]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: You gotta calm down. Stop, stop. You’re gonna hurt yourself.
[later, Gerry has been unstrapped and is putting his shoes on when the two doctors bring Segen to see Gerry]
Segen: Are you okay?
[Gerry doesn’t reply]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: His family has been sent to a refugee camp in Nova Scotia, where, I’m sure they’ll be safe.
Gerry Lane: Alright. Thierry told you who I am and what I used to do, right?
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Yeah.
Gerry Lane: Don’t trust people, I tell you, they’re not safe.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: I understand how you feel.
Gerry Lane: Do you?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Yes.
Gerry Lane: Yes? You have a family?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: No.
Gerry Lane: No? Then you couldn’t possibly understand, could you?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: I lost my son and wife in Rome. Rather, I lost my son to…something that had once been my wife. Oh, we have all lost someone, Mr. Lane. In your case there is no print list.
Gerry Lane: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Now, why did you come here? What do you need from us?
Gerry Lane: Your worst disease.
[the two male doctors take Gerry to see two other scientists in a lab, where they have a zombie held in a glass cell]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: He wants a what?
Gerry Lane: Deadly pathogen, with a high mortality rate. But curable.
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Okay, well, um…you’d want a bacteria rather than a virus. I’m thinking, Typhus?
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Meningitis, Scarlet fever…
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Pneumatic fever…
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Anyway, excuse me. What’s this for?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Mr. Lane believes we can use such a disease against the undead.
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Well, we’d give you points for originality, Mr. Lane, if we hadn’t already tried that first thing. One of the many things a virus, or bacteria needs to thrive is a…live host.
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Functioning circulatory system.
W.H.O. Doctor #3: I’m afraid it boils down to one simple fact…
W.H.O. Doctor #1: You can’t make a dead person sick.
Gerry Lane: It’s not for them. It’s for us. I believe these things have a weakness, and that weakness is weakness. Our weakness. I have witnessed them literally bypass people. Walk right around them like river around a rock, why? I think, because those people were sick. I think they were terminal, and these things could sense it. I think, they’re spreading a pathogen and they need a healthy host.
W.H.O. Doctor #4: But even if you’re right, I mean, infecting a populous with a lethal illness is not exactly a cure.
Gerry Lane: It’s not a cure. It’s camouflage. It’s camouflage.
W.H.O. Doctor #3: There’s a natural precedent, that hungry predators would avoid diseased bodies. Equipped with the right pathogen, our troops will be essentially invisible to the enemy. You understand the only way to prove this theory of yours is for some idiot to infect themselves with a lethal pathogen and then…
[referring to the zombie kept in the glass cell]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: …meet with her face-to-face.
Gerry Lane: Yes.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Do we have what we need to try it?
W.H.O. Doctor #3: We have all we could want, Typhus, H2N1, SARS. Problem is, they’re all stored in B wing.
Gerry Lane: What’s the matter with B wing?
[they show Gerry CCTV footage of a scientist in B wing looking through a microscope]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Dr. Spellman, our chief vaccinologist. Within hours of the outbreak he’d been sent blood samples to try and isolate the pathogenic cause.
[they all watch the footage as Spellman starts turning into a zombie]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Unfortunately…this is B wing now.
[he shows them the CCTV footage of B wing where all the scientists have turned into zombies]
Gerry Lane: Goddammit. How many? How many are there?
W.H.O. Doctor #3: There were eighty people working there.
[Gerry watches one of the zombies, who’s not moving on the footage, he turns to Segen]
Gerry Lane: Have you ever seen them move like that?
[Segen shakes her head]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: They’re dormant. They’re awaiting stimulus. Now this…
[he shows them CCTV footage of an empty room]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: …is vault 139. That’s where your samples would be. This is the sky bridge that connects B wing to the main building here. And this…
[he shows them footage of doorway being barricaded by chairs]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: …is the only thing standing between us and the sky bridge. So, what do you propose, Mr. Lane?
[later that night, Gerry, Segen and one of the older male doctors prepare to go to B wing]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: You are not serious.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: B wing’s a maze. They’ll never make it back alone.
W.H.O. Doctor #3: We don’t even know if his theory is correct.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: I know, I’m not asking one of you to take him there.
[the scientist holds out one axe and one bat toward Gerry and Segen]
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Each has its merits?
[Segen takes the bat and Gerry takes the axe, the other older scientist holds out a gun]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Last resort.
Gerry Lane: It’s too loud.
[Segen takes the gun]
Segen: Let’s go.
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Try not to kill one.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: It only makes the rest of them more…aggressive.
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Yeah.
[after clearing the barricade from the doorway, Gerry turns to the scientist that’s coming with them]
Gerry Lane: You sure you wanna do this?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Of course I’m not. Let’s go.
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Good luck.
Gerry Lane: We’ll see you all shortly.
[Gerry and Segen walk through the doorway first with scientist following behind them]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Good luck.
[as the scientist goes through the doorway he turns to the other scientists]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: If anything come down this hall before we do, you seal these doors for good. Understood?
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Okay.
[the scientist follows Gerry and Segen through the doorway, the other scientists shut the door behind them and then watch them as they make their way into B wing]
[Gerry, Segen and the scientist slowly make their way to B wing, the other three scientists watch them on CCTV]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: There they are.
[when they come across some zombies in one of the labs, to avoid detection firstly Segen crawls across the hallway, then Gerry indicates for the scientist to go]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Hurry up, hurry up.
[the scientist manages to avoid being seen by the zombies as he crawls across, then it’s Gerry’s turn and he quickly runs across]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: They’re fine. They’re fine.
[as they go down the hallway, the scientist opens the doorway they have to go through, but the loud noise of the opening door attracts the zombies attention]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Shit!
[Gerry places his axe in the doors hinge to keep it open and allow them to go through]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: The vault we need is in 139.
[they make their way down the stairs, Gerry sees a zombie nearby and indicates for Segen and the scientist to go on as he keeps an eye on the zombie, as the other two run suddenly the scientist crowbar hits the wall making a loud noise which attracts the zombie, as the zombie goes to attack Gerry, Segen shoots it, this attracts the attention of the other zombies]
Gerry Lane: Let’s go!
[the other three scientists watch the zombies on CCTV going towards Gerry and his two backup]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Oh, my God.
[Gerry, Segen and the scientist are making a run for it as the zombies are chasing behind them]
Gerry Lane: Left, left, left!
[as they are about to go up some stairs Gerry stops and turns]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Where are you going?
Gerry Lane: This should get you to the vault.
[Gerry runs in the opposite directions and bangs the crowbar to draw away the zombies in order for the scientist and Segen to get the pathogen vault and in the process kills two of the zombies]
[the scientist and Segen find the pathogen vault]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: That’s the vault.
[they see zombies by the vault]
Segen: We can make it.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: No, we can’t.
[the zombies notice them and start running towards them]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Let’s go!
[Segen and the scientist turn and make a run for it, the other three scientists continue to watch them through the CCTV as they are fighting off by zombies]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: They’re gonna make it.
W.H.O. Doctor #4: You heard what he said, we cannot open the damn door!
[turning to the female scientist]
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Tell him we can’t open it!
W.H.O. Doctor #1: They are coming back! We can’t leave them there!
he rises and turns to go to open the main doorway from the sky bridge
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Come on!
[the other scientist reluctantly follows him; Segen and the scientist run towards the main doorway leading out of wing B]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Open the door!
[the other two scientists open the door]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Come on! Come on!
[Segen and the scientist making it through the doors just in time with the zombies right behind them, and they close the door on the zombies]
[the female scientist monitoring the mission through CCTV looks for Gerry]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Where is Gerry? Where is he, where is he, where is he? Come on, come on. Where are you?
[we see Gerry locating the pathogen vault, as he slowly makes his way towards the vault he tries opening the door but finds it locked, as he’s about to use his crowbar to smash the window the phone nearby rings, he picks up the phone]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: 5-6-9-6-4. 5-6-9-6-4.
[Gerry uses the access code to open the vault and enters inside; the female scientist watches through the CCTV, the other scientists return along with Segen]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: What happened to Gerry?
[Gerry starts going through the vials of pathogens, not knowing which ones to take, he looks up at the CCTV camera]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Not that one. Not that one.
[not knowing which ones to take, Gerry takes all the vials and places them in a metal container]
[as Gerry is about to leave the vault, he sees a zombie on the other side of the locked door waiting for him; the others continue to watch him through CCTV]
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Oh, shit!
W.H.O. Doctor #3: Shit.
[Gerry realizes in order to leave he has no choice but to infect himself and starts looking for a syringe]
W.H.O. Doctor #1: Jesus. He’s gonna inject himself.
[Gerry finds a syringe]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: We have no idea which one’s gonna work.
W.H.O. Doctor #2: We don’t know if any of them will work.
W.H.O. Doctor #4: If he uses anything he took from that left case, he’s dead anyway.
[before injecting himself Gerry hesitates and finds a piece of paper and starts writing]
W.H.O. Doctor #3: What’s he doing?
[Gerry writes a note to his family telling them he loves them and holds it to the CCTV camera, he then injects himself and waits]
Segen: How long does he have to wait?
W.H.O. Doctor #2: Before he’s infected, not long. That’s not the question we’re really asking, is it?
[after waiting a while, Gerry unlocks the vault door and stand right on front of the zombie, the zombie enters, stops, sniffs and looks around him but can’t detect Gerry]
W.H.O. Doctor #4: Look at them.
as they watch Gerry leave the vault through the CCTV, they all breathe a sigh of relief, Gerry locks the zombie inside the vault and leaves
W.H.O. Doctor #1: He just walked right past him!
Gerry calmly walks as he makes his way out of B wing with the container of vials of pathogens
W.H.O. Doctor #1: He walked right past him, like there’s nobody.
[Gerry takes a drink from the vending machine and then releases all the soda cans to the ground, the noise attracts the zombies which swarm toward him, but they all ignore him as he walks through them; later safely out B wing, the female scientist injects Gerry with the vaccine]
[Gerry and Segen leave the facility, each carrying a big full of pathogens, we then see Gerry on a boat heading to the shores of Freeport Safe Zone, Nova Scotia]
Gerry Lane: [voice over] This isn’t the end. Not even close. We’ve lost entire cities.
[we see a montage of news footage announcing the humans found a weak meningitis vaccine to disguise soldiers battling the infected and fleeing survivors]
Gerry Lane: [voice over] We still don’t know how it started.
Voice of News Reporter: The World Health Organization has created a vaccine that works as a kind of camouflage, making people who receive it invisible to the infected.
Gerry Lane: [voice over] We bought ourselves some time.
Voice of News Reporter: Volunteer forces are deploying the vaccine to areas that have been quarantined…
Gerry Lane: [voice over] But it’s given us a chance.
[last lines; we see Gerry getting off the boat, Rachel and Constance run towards him and he embraces them; we see more news footage of war continuing with the zombies around the world]
Gerry Lane: [voice over] Others have found a way and pushed back.
[more news footage is shown of countries across the world fighting off the zombies]
Gerry Lane: [voice over] If you can fight, fight. Help each other.
[we see Karin joining the girls in embracing Gerry, then Karin brings in Tomas and they all embrace again]
Gerry Lane: [voice over] Be prepared for anything. Our war has just begun.
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