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[Cage has managed to slip away again to find Rita whilst she trains]
Cage: No! Wait, wait! My name is Bill Cage. I…we met on the beach. We meet on the beach, tomorrow. I have what you had.
[Rita starts to combat train him again where Cage next knocked down by one of the mock Mimics]
Rita: Alright, let’s go again.
[it doesn’t take long for Cage to get hit again]
Rita: You don’t have time to think. Remember, it’s now enough knowing where they’re going to be, you have to know how to kill them.
[Cage gets knocked down again, Rita walks over to him with her weapon]
Cage: That’s it…hold on! Hold on! Listen! Listen!
[Rita gets ready to shoot Cage]
Cage: Okay, do it.
[Rita points her gun and shoots him]
[Cage wakes up again back at Heathrow]
Cruel Sergeant: On your feet, maggot!
[it skips to Cage being trained, this time he’s having more success shooting the mock Mimics]
Cage: Stop! Wait, wait, wait, wait! Stop! Wait! Wait a second! Wait a second!
[Rita turns off the mock Mimics]
Cage: Wait a second. You know, I’ve been thinking. I mean, this thing’s in my blood, so maybe there’s some way I can transfer it to you.
Rita: I’ve tried everything, it doesn’t work.
Cage: And have you…you know? Tried all…all the options?
Rita: Oh, you mean sex? Yep, tried it.
Cage: How many times?
[Rita turns on the mock Mimic when knocks down Cage]
[Cage is being trained again, Rita instructs him as he shoots at the mock Mimics]
Rita: Left, left, left, left!
[Cage gets picked off the floor by one of the mock Mimics and is then crushed face first into the wall]
Rita: Keep your eyes open.
[Cage gets hit again]
[Cage get knocked down again]
[Cage gets knocked out again]
[Cage gets knocked down]
[Cage continually gets knocked down, after the latest hit Cage slides over to Rita who gets ready to shoot him]
Cage: Just wait, wait! I think I’m okay.
[Rita points her weapon and shoots him]
[Cage wakes up again back at Heathrow]
Cruel Sergeant: On your feet, maggot!
[next we see Rita shooting him again after another failed training session, then wakes up to cruel sergeant again]
Cruel Sergeant: Maggot!
[again Rita shoots him after another failed session and the loop begins again]
Cruel Sergeant: Maggot!
[Rita shoots him again and the loop begins again, Cage looks weary as cruel sergeant shouts in his face]
Cruel Sergeant: Now, I’m done being nice to you, maggot! Now move!
[as Cage gets knocked down at the next training session]
Rita: You okay, Cage?
Cage: Oh, yeah! Yeah, I’m good! I’m good!
Rita: You’re leg’s broken.
Cage: No! I…I can still feel my toes
[Rita starts walking over to Cage and tries to move away, Rita reaches him and points her weapon at him]
[she shoots him]
[after being shot by Rita again Cage has a vision of a dam in Germany where the Omega is, but suddenly he wakes up in another loop, after which to Rita taking him to see Carter]
Dr. Carter: Rita! Rita! What is this? What are you doing here? Look, who’s this guy?
Rita: He’s me…
Cage, Rita: …before Verdun.
Dr. Carter: What…what do you mean? He’s…?
Rita: Yes! Yes!
Dr. Carter: When did he die? Where?
Rita: On the beach, tomorrow.
Cage: I’m Bill Cage, you’re Dr. Carter, we’ve had this conversation before. You have two fingers behind your back. I’ve had the visions, I’ve seen the Omega.
[Carter looks shocked after Cage’s confession of seeing visions of the Omega]
Cage: It’s pretty much game over tomorrow, so can we move this along.
Dr. Carter: Okay. Okay. Where?
Cage: There’s a dam, it’s in the mountains. I saw German writing.
Rita: Do you think you can work out where that is?
Dr. Carter: Well, I mean there can’t be too many places that fit that description. I see what I can do.
Rita: Training is over. I’ll see you tomorrow.
[Rita goes to leave]
Cage: We don’t even know where we’re going.
Rita: We will soon enough. In the mean time you need to figure out a way to get us off that beach.
[she turns and leaves]
[the next day on the beach as Cage and Rita are battling it out with the Mimics]
Rita: What next? Where are we going?
Rita: Which way? Focus! Which way?
Cage: I’m thinking. I’m thinking.
[suddenly they’re attacked by a Mimic]
Cage: Oh, man!
[they both die and Cage is back in another loop walking along with Rita]
Rita: How far do we make it?
Cage: Well, it’s hard to say.
[the next day on the beach Rita follows Cage lead in finding the Mimics to attack]
Cage: Hold! Hold! Okay, now!
[as they move to attack suddenly a Mimic attacks them from the side]
Cage: Son of a bitch!
[in the next day’s loop Cage tries to instruct Rita where to go on the beach in order to avoid being killed by the Mimics]
Cage: I thought stepping left, ducking. Just for the record, stepping left…
Rita: Fine. Stepping left, ducking right.
Cage: It was pretty specific.
Rita: Stepping left, ducking right. Move on.
[the next day on the beach Cage leads Rita as they battle it out with the Mimics]
Cage: Hold on! Now remember, across the trench, twelve o’clock, then look to your right.
[Rita rushes across the trench starts shooting when she’s suddenly attacked and killed by the same Mimic Cage was trying to warn her from; then it’s back to the next loop with Cage trying to show Rita where she needs to go on the beach without getting killed by Mimics]
Rita: You’re not being specific, you understand?
Cage: Oh, okay.
Rita: You need to be specific, otherwise I’m dead.
[Cage pauses a moment]
[Cage looks at her indicating that’s already happened, next day on the beach, Rita tries to follow Cage’s instructions but is again killed]
[back to the loop where Cage is showing Rita how to avoid getting killed on the beach]
Rita: That takes us up to the top and then the trench. I’m gonna step left, there’s gonna be a Mimic there which I’ll kill…
[the next day on the beach Cage looks at Rita’s dead body lying next to him in the trench, obviously this repeated scenario taking its toll on him, in the next loop Cage watches Rita as she goes through the instructions of where she needs to be on the beach]
Rita: There’s an explosion, I’m gonna run thirty paces north west. I’m gonna duck at the top of that trench, and then I’m gonna turn left.
[the next day on the beach Rita ends up dying again, in the next loop Rita notices Cage watching her as she trains him]
Rita: Have I got something on my face?
[that evening Cage walks out into the rain]
Skinner: Cage! We’ve been looking everywhere for you!
[Cage ignored him, Skinner and Kimmel run over to him]
Skinner: Cage! Hey…
[Skinner goes to grab Cage but Cage manages to slip out from under his hands]
Cage: Guys. Guys can we just not do this today?
Skinner: What are you talking about? Farell almost strung us up by our bullocks for losing track of you!
[Skinner goes to punch Cage but Cage easily steps aside and avoids the punch]
Cage: Okay, Skinner. Watch this.
[Cage puts his hands behind his back]
Cage: Now I’m gonna close my eyes.
[he closes his eyes, indicating he knows what Skinner is going to do as he’s been through this scenario many times]
[as Skinner tries to attack Cage he manages to avoid being hit and Skinner smacks into the wall after his second attempt, Cage looks at Kimmel who puts his hand up in defeat]
Kimmel: I didn’t mind the extra pushups.
[Cage turns and walks off]
[the next morning as J Squad are getting ready to leave for the beach]
Master Sergeant Farell: It’s a new day, people! Destiny calls. The lord only expects one thing from us: that we will win!
[we see Cage riding off on a bike across London and then visiting a pub, he listens to the radio]
News Reporter: The current situation on the front line show heavy casualties…
Old Man: It’s about time we showed those things what we’re made of. My father flew in the battle of Britain, three years before the yanks came into the war. Couldn’t be broken, backbone.
Old Man 2: My Uncle George landed on the beach of Normandy, yeah. In their day this war would have been over by now.
Bar Maid: What do they want with us anyway?
Old Man: It’s obvious, isn’t it? Minerals.
Old Man 2: Minerals?
Old Man: Yeah, minerals.
Old Man 3: Oxygen they want.
Old Man: Oxygen?
Old Man 3: Think about it…
Cage: What difference does it make? They’re here, they’re winning. And whatever it is, they’re gonna get it.
Old Man: Shouldn’t you be over there?
Cage: I’ve been over there, more times than anybody. As a matter of fact I’m usually long dead by now.
Old Man 2: Coward.
[suddenly the lights in the pub go out]
Old Man 2: The power’s gone.
[hearing sirens outside Cage steps out of the pub, he runs across the city watches in horror as the Mimics attack London and he ends up getting killed]
[in the next loop Rita finds Cage training on his own and taking down the mock Mimics in anger, next they visit Carter]
Dr. Carter: I found the Omega. I found it. It has to be here. Curnera Dam, Germany. This has got to be it, it fits the description perfectly.
Cage: Yes, you found it. Again. What difference does it make? Cause we’re never gonna get there. No matter what we do, no matter how carefully we plan, we can’t get off that beach.
[Rita walks over to Cage as he smashes the mock Mimic in the training area]
Rita: You can do this. You can. You keep coming here every day and I’ll train you.
Cage: You already have.
[we see Cage and Rita on the beach fighting the Mimics, Cage now fighting the Mimics like a pro, we see Farell and his squad in the trench]
Master Sergeant Farell: I’m waiting, Nance!
Nance: Five hundred meters and closing fast!
[suddenly the see Cage shooting his weapons at the Mimics that are about to attack them]
Nance: What the…?!
[Farell watches in shock as Cage kills the Mimic, Cage and Rita kill a couple more Mimics]
Rita: What’s next?
[the Mimic he’s taken down stairs and Cage shoots his weapon at it killing it]
Cage: Straight shot, up the hill.
[Cage and Rita start making their way; to Farell as they watch Cage and Rita]
Griff: Hey, Serge. The new guy, what’s his name again?
[as they make it past the beach]
Cage: We need a vehicle to get further inland.
Rita: Then what’s the problem?
Cage: The problem is the ambush waiting for us down there, they kill before we find a working car.
Rita: Okay, so what’s the current plan.
Cage: The two cars I haven’t tried are the Minivan…
Cage: The green SUV.
Cage: I’ll head for the SUV, draw the Mimics to me. You go for the Minivan, you get it started, just go, take off. Do not wait for me.
[Rita goes to leave but Cage stops her]
Cage: Well…just don’t forget to disconnect the caravan before you take off. You are going to be in a hurry, you don’t want any dead weight.
[Cage and Rita rush on separately towards the Minivan and SUV, Rita finds the Minivan keys and tries to start the engine]
Rita: Come on.
[she manages to start the car, smashes the passenger door open and Cage runs towards the van]
Rita: Come on, Cage!
[Rita starts driving off, Cage looks back]
Cage: Can’t see!
[he sees that Rita hasn’t disconnected the caravan]
Cage: Did you…?
[as Rita drives the car radio is on with the same news report that was on when Cage was at the pub in London in his previous loop]
News Reporter: Stay where you are, remain calm. If you are in a vehicle, please lock the doors and stay inside.
[Rita gets them on to a main road]
News Reporter: The enemy has reached London. Repeat, London is under attack.
[suddenly Cage smashes the radio in anger]
Cage: That’s good driving.
Rita: I forgot to unhook the trailer.
[suddenly a Mimic smashes through the trailer behind them, Cage starts shooting at it and manages to kill it making it explode, taking the trailer with it]
[as they drive along the main road in France]
Cage: You don’t talk much.
Rita: Not a fan.
Cage: Of talking?
Rita: Not a fan of talking, no.
Cage: You know, you eventually do talk to me. It’s usually around Lyon, you tell me about the time you went there with your family, your brother got lost.
Rita: I’ve never been to Lyon.
Cage: You tell me your middle name. Kate.
Rita: That’s not my middle name.
Cage: You found your brother in the arcade, by the way.
Rita: Well maybe I made it all up just to keep you quiet.
Cage: But you do talk to me.
Rita: Cage, I do not need to get to know you. And if you knew what was good for you, you wouldn’t want to get to know me either. It’s the only way you make it through this thing.
Cage: What about Hendricks, you get to know him?
Rita: How do you know that name?
Cage: You mention him.
Rita: That’s not possible.
Cage: Then how do I know his name?
Rita: When did I mention him? Under what circumstance?
Cage: Is he why you won’t talk to me?
[Rita hesitates a moment before replying]
Rita: Don’t ever mention his name again.
Cage: Why, are you in love with him?
Rita: He’s dead! And I watched him die three hundred times, and I remember every detail, I remember everything, so I don’t need to talk about it.
Cage: I’m sorry.
Rita: It’s just war.
[after they run out of gas Cage and Rita walk through the countryside, leave their suits as they run out of battery, and find an abandoned farmhouse]
Rita: There’s nothing here, keep going.
[they look around and find a helicopter at the back of the garden]
Rita: We have to find the keys.
Cage: Let’s just siphon the gas.
Rita: And why drive when we can fly?
Cage: In that thing?
Rita: Let me guess, you’re afraid of heights.
Cage: I’m afraid of crashing. I’m not at all ashamed to admit it.
Rita: You’ll be fine, Cage, you’ll learn.
[as Rita goes to reach for something she winces in pain]
Cage: What is it?
Rita: It’s nothing, I’m fine.
Cage: What is it?
Rita: It’s nothing.
Cage: Rita. Let me see.
[reluctantly Rita opens her jacket to reveal a large wound on her shoulder]
[Cage tends to Rita’s shoulder wound in the garage]
Rita: We have to find the keys to the helicopter.
Cage: I’m sure they’re around here somewhere. You know the heli’s full of fuel, I found a hose.
Rita: We’re flying, Cage.
Cage: Well, let’s just say we find keys, you know? Get that helicopter started. We don’t have our jackets or ammunition and it’s gonna be dark in a few hours. Might be better just going back to the farmhouse, seeing what we could salvage. You know, spend the night there, come back here in the morning.
Rita: And curl up by the fire and open a bottle of wine?
[Cage looks at her as if to say “why not”, Rita chuckles and Cage smiles]
Rita: We should just reset.
[she brings out her weapon to shoot Cage making him jump in fear]
Rita: It’s a dead end.
Cage: Hey, hold…just…
Rita: If it’s all the same to you, I’m tired, I’m in pain. I’d rather just start fresh.
Cage: I’ll tell you what, take a few minutes. Coffee’s ready. I’ll look around for the keys, that’s productive.
Rita: Ten minutes.
Rita: And then I’m killing you.
[Cage pours Rita some coffee]
Rita: I can’t believe you found coffee.
[he hands the mug to her]
Rita: Thank you.
Cage: Oh. Sugar, right?
[he goes to get her some sugar from his bag]
[he puts sugar in her coffee]
Rita: Thank you.
Cage: Hold on, three. You like three.
[Rita looks at Cage realizing they’ve been to the farmhouse before in another loop]
Cage: There’s a shirt over there, it should be your size.
Rita: How many times have we been here?
[Cage doesn’t reply]
Rita: How many times? Where are the keys?
[Cage still doesn’t reply]
Rita: Where are the Goddamn keys?
[Cage takes the keys out of his pocket and hands them to her]
Rita: You can fly it, can’t you?
Cage: No. Well…yes. I mean, I can take off, I’m still working on my landing.
Rita: What are we still doing here? You’re wasting time!
[she turns to get her jacket and leave]
Cage: Rita, you start that engine, you die!
[Rita stops and faces him]
Cage: This is as far as you go. No matter what I do, this is as far as you ever make it.
[looking shocked and offended Rita walks out of the garage and goes over to the helicopter with Cage following her]
Cage: There’s a Mimic buried twenty yards away. It attack when you start the engine.
Rita: Get your weapon and get in the helicopter, Cage.
Cage: There’s more than a field battle there. Only one of us ever makes it.
[she gets into the helicopter]
Rita: Get in.
Cage: The only thing we haven’t tried is a version where you walk away, just go back to the farmhouse. There’s food, you wait there until I get back. You’ll be safe.
Rita: I’m a soldier, I volunteered, I’m not walking away.
Cage: You die here! Right here! I…can’t save you. And if I go on and kill the Omega, you’re dead. Forever.
Rita: Why does it matter what happens to me?
Cage: I wish I didn’t know you, but I do.
[suddenly Rita starts the engine which immediately brings out the Mimic, it attacks the helicopter, Cage runs into the garage to get his weapon but it’s too late as the Mimic brings down the helicopter, Cage kills the Mimic and finds Rita lying down on the ground gravely injured, she takes his hand]
Rita: My middle name is Rose.
[Cage watches her die and in the in next instant the other Mimics attack and Cage wakes up in another loop]
Cruel Sergeant: On your feet, maggot!
[Cage wearily gets up, takes his uniform from the sergeant and walks off, next he meets Farell and Farell gives his usual speech as he takes him to meet J Squad]
Master Sergeant Farell: Looks there’s hope for your, Private. Hope in the form of glorious combat, battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged. The one place…
[next Cage meets Rita for the first time as she trains]
Rita: Yes? Who said you could talk to me?
[Cage looks at her as he thinks for a moment]
Rita: Do I have something on my face, soldier?
Cage: I’m sorry to disturb you, Sergeant.
[deciding to not involve Rita any further, turns and walks away, next he gets ready as Griff straps him into his suite]
Griff: Alright, man. Let’s get this show on the road, I gotta suite up. Where’s your helmet?
Cage: I’m not gonna wear one, it’s a distraction.
Griff: Have you been drinking?
Cage: I need three more clips of five-five-six, eight grenades and an extra battery.
[Griff looks at Cage with shock]
Cage: Get it.
[Griff nods his head]
[next Cage is on the airship taking them to France when Skinner does his usual line]
Skinner: Oy! Oy, mate! I think there’s something wrong with your suite!
[Cage looks at him coldly and finishes his line]
Cage: There’s a dead guy in it.
[after the drop onto the French coast Kimmel does his usual cheering before being squashed to death]
Kimmel: Yeah! Wooh-hoo! We made it! Thank God, we made it! Yeah…!
[Cage watches Kimmel as the airship lands on him then sets of with determination, making it to the farmhouse, kills the Mimics there and flies off in the helicopter to the German dam alone he discovers that the Omega isn’t there and is then ambushed by a Mimic]
Cage: Finish it!
[as the Mimic goes to attack Cage it suddenly stops, Cage looks around to see an Alpha behind him, the Alpha tries to steel Cage’s blood in order to reset the day but Cage realizes and quickly manages to kill himself by drowning underneath damaged water pipes]
[in the next loop Cage confirms to Rita and Carter what he’d found at the dam]
Cage: It isn’t there.
Dr. Carter: What do you mean the Omega isn’t there?
Cage: My guess is it never was.
Rita: They knew we were coming, they ambushed us. The visions were a trap.
Cage: Just like Rita’s visions were a trap at Verdun. It could have killed me, but it didn’t. It’s after my blood.
Dr. Carter: So they know who you are, they…they want their power back.
Rita: And they’re gonna get it one way or another, unless we find the Omega.
Dr. Carter: There…there isn’t any other way, we’re finished!
Rita: No, we’re not finished.
[she points to Carter’s small device on the table, which is a prototype transponder]
Dr. Carter: It doesn’t work. I can’t get it to work…
Rita: You built a prototype at Whitehall.
Dr. Carter: Yes! And I got fired for it, thank you very much.
[Cage picks up the device]
Cage: What is this thing, anyway?
Dr. Carter: It’s a transponder, you stick it into the Alpha and it taps into the wavelength connecting it to the Omega, that’s the idea anyway. But I can’t get it to work, not with the equipment I have on hand.
Cage: How do we get you what you need?
Dr. Carter: Well, that’s the thing. I mean, when I was at Whitehall I built one, I was even ready to test it, but when I told my superiors about it, well I lost my job.
Rita: They thought he was crazy.
Cage: So all we need to do is go to Whitehall.
Dr. Carter: He’d be arrested ten feet from the front doors. Psyche ward dissection, remember?
[Rita indicates with her head to Cage to leave and they start walking off]
Dr. Carter: Hey, hey, hey! Aren’t you forgetting something? The transponder requires a live Alpha to make it work.
Rita: We don’t need one.
[pointing to Cage]
Rita: We got the next best thing.
[Rita and Cage leave]
[Cage and Rita walk up to Whitehall building]
Cage: When the Chinese delegation comes out, you pick up the pace. There’s a guy with a yellow arm band that always recognizes you, so just keep your head down and stay to my right.
[as they walk up the stairs, Rita keeps to Cage’s right side and keeps her head down managing to pass by the man with the yellow arm band unnoticed]
Cage: Nicely done.
[inside the building Cage watches the people holding onto Rita]
Cage: One, two, hold.
[they start walking with Cage holding onto Rita’s arm as Cage counts quietly to himself]
Cage: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight…
[Cage knows two guards are coming round the corner, so he slips them into an open elevator as they walk by, they leave the elevator and walk behind another guard]
[Cage turns Rita so the guard doesn’t see her face and then as he walks off they continue down the corridor]
Cage: Okay, keep walking. Just go straight ahead.
[Cage and Rita enter Brigham’s office]
General Brigham: I’ve asked not to be disturbed. This had better be critical.
Cage: Fate of mankind critical enough?
General Brigham: I don’t believe what I’m seeing?
Cage: I’ve had more than my share of that.
[Rita points her weapon at Brigham]
Rita: Sit down, General, and stay away from your desk.
Cage: I’d take her very seriously if I were you.
[Brigham takes a seat behind his desk]
General Brigham: I have to hand it to you, Major, when you left this office today I never imagined you’d be back, let alone with my most decorated soldier.
Cage: I’m here to tell you a story, General, and at first it’s gonna sound ridiculous, but the longer I talk the more rational it’s going to appear.
[at that moment the phone rings and Cage goes to pick it up]
Cage: Tell him you’ll call back.
General Brigham: Tell who?
Cage: Major General Beaumont calling from Halifax, his plane’s just been delayed. Bad weather.
[Brigham takes the phone from Cage]
General Brigham: Yes?
[he listens for a moment and realizes what Cage just told him is true]
General Brigham: Thank you, Beaumont. I’ll call you back.
Cage: Tomorrow’s invasion is a slaughter, I’m dead within five minutes of landing on that beach, along with every other soldier you are sending. And that’s because the enemy knows we’re coming. Now how do I know this? Before I died I killed a Mimic, only this one was different, it passed something on to me in my blood. Now I relive the same day over and over again. Just like they do. Just like Sergeant Vrataski at Verdun. Tell your secretary everything’s fine.
General Brigham: I beg your pardon?
[suddenly the office doors open Brigham’s secretary walks in]
Secretary – Iris: Oh, I’m sorry, General. I thought you were alone.
General Brigham: It’s fine.
[Brigham’s secretary walks over to Brigham’s desk carrying a piece of paper]
Cage: She typed up those orders for you to authorize, but she left out the word referring to the fuel duct in Greenwich.
[Brigham takes the paper from his secretary and reads it]
Cage: Your name is Iris. Your birthday is September 17th. The General probably pulled some strings stationed your only son in Australia, as far from the war as possible. Tell the General his dinner’s been canceled, the call came in just now.
Secretary – Iris: Your dinner was canceled.
General Brigham: You forgot the fuel duct.
[Brigham gives the paper back to his secretary]
General Brigham: Thank you, Iris. That will be all.
[the secretary looks at Cage for a moment before walking out of the office]
[after Brigham’s secretary leaves the room Rita gets her weapon out again]
Rita: Let’s go.
Cage: Rita, let me just…
Rita: What are you doing?
Cage: Please, don’t shoot him yet. Okay? Just…just…
Cage: General, th…this isn’t the first time we’ve had this conversation. Cause that’s…because you’re…you’re stubborn. You won’t believe me when I tell you that Dr. Carter was right, that the enemy can manipulate time. The invasion will fail, no matter how many bodies you throw at it, and the only way to win this war is by finding this power source within the cord and killing it. And the only means of finding it is in that safe right there.
[Brigham looks at the safe on the wall]
Cage: No matter how many times that we have this conversation you refuse to accept that the enemy breaks through to London tomorrow and we lose. We lose everything.
General Brigham: Let’s say for the moment that I can’t rationally explain your impressive parlor tricks.
[Brigham goes over the safe, opens it and takes out the device]
General Brigham: Dr. Carter told me this device requires a live Mimic to work. What use is it to you?
Cage: That’s my concern.
General Brigham: On the contrary. According to you this concerns the whole world.
Cage: Well what would you do if you believed everything I just told you.
General Brigham: I would locate this…
General Brigham: And bomb it out of existence.
Cage: You’re not mentally equipped to fight this thing, and you never will be.
[Brigham hands over the device to Cage, who gives Brigham a suspicious look before taking it and walking over to Rita]
Rita: What do we do now?
Cage: I don’t know, we’ve never gotten this far.
[Cage and Rita walking out of the building; to Rita]
Cage: That was easy.
[suddenly they are surrounded by armed soldiers]
Soldier: Stop! Stop right there! Don’t move! Nobody move!
[suddenly Rita gets out her gun to shoot Cage and reset the day]
Soldier: Drop it!
[in the next loop Cage and Rita have managed to get away through the basement garage in a stolen car, Cage gets the device out to activate it]
Cage: How am I supposed to do this?
Rita: Stick it in your leg! Do it!
[as Cage hesitates Rita suddenly grabs the device and stabs him in the leg with it and Cage starts to see where the Omega is located]
Rita: Cage, what happened? Talk to me?
Cage: I feel it, it…it’s taking me there.
Rita: What do you see?
[Cage sees the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris]
Cage: It’s…it’s the Louvre.
Rita: Where? Where else?
Cage: I’m inside now. It’s flooded. I’m going down a garage, a garage underneath the museum.
Rita: The Omega, do you see it?
[suddenly Cage comes out of his vision as Rita is still driving to get away from the soldiers]
Cage: It’s in Paris!
[suddenly they are attacked by a UDF soldier who shoots Cage in the leg and crashes into their car causing the airbag to knock out Vrataski]
[Cage awakens strapped to a hospital gurney getting a blood transfusion and realizes he has lost the ability to reset the day; to the nurse checking on him]
Cage: What have you done? What have you done?
Infirmary Nurse: You’ll be fine, you just needed blood.
Cage: You don’t know what you’ve just done.
Infirmary Nurse: I’m not allowed to talk to you.
Cage: I was with someone. Rita Vrataski. Is she alive? Rita Vrataski? Please, just tell me that.
[the nurse doesn’t reply]
Cage: Please tell me.
Infirmary Nurse: I’m sorry.
[Cage watches the nurse leave then struggles to free himself but only manages to turn the gurney over, he then hears someone enter the room, sees a pair of boots standing beside the gurney, then sees that it’s Rita as she bends down to face him]
Rita: I was out of those things in three minutes flat, Cage. What’s wrong with you?
Cage: I thought you were dead.
Rita: Not yet.
[Rita turns the gurney over, gets her knife out to kill Cage]
Rita: I’m sorry, Cage.
Cage: No! Wait, wait, wait! I’m out! I’m out! They gave me blood!
[Rita looks at the half empty blood bag]
Cage: I lost the power. I feel it. I can’t reset the day anymore.
[Rita helps him break out]
Cage: We have to kill the Omega before the invasion starts. That gives us less than three hours.
Rita: We need a drop ship to get to Paris in time.
Cage: We need more soldiers too.
Rita: No one’s crazy enough to follow us to Paris.
[Cage tries to sneak back into his barracks when Skinner and Kimmel catch him]
Skinner: Cage! Cage!
Skinner: We’ve been looking everywhere for you!
Cage: Just listen…
Skinner: Farell almost strung us up by our bullocks for losing track of you!
Cage: I know. I know. Just listen. But you’re gonna want to hear this story. Now it’s gonna sound ridiculous at first, but the longer I talk the more rational it’s going to appear.
[next Skinner is sat with the rest of the squad in the barracks]
Skinner: He named the school I went to, and then he tells me my second grade teacher was called Miss Pollyhook.
Kimmel: She wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom, made his wet his pants.
[one of them laughs]
Skinner: Shut up! Look, I’m telling you, he know everything…about all of us.
[he points to Cage who’s standing in the room]
Kimmel: Yeah? He says your name ain’t really Ford. He says Ford was your friend, died in combat on his first day. You took his place, send your checks to his family.
Nance: You slippery bitch.
Skinner: Cage says the enemy knows us too. They’re waiting for us on the beach, and we all die. The whole invasion is a slaughter.
Griff: Well, this is great. Really good confidence boost for tomorrow. Thanks, Cage.
Nance: But we can change it, right? I mean, there has to be something that we can do. There has to be a way that we can win.
Cage: There is a chance. It’s a slim one. But it means coming with me, right now.
Griff: Listen, pal, I don’t really care what you think you know about us. We just met you. Come on, why would we follow him into combat?
Cage: I don’t expect you to follow me. I expect you to follow her.
[to everyone’s shock Rita enters the room]
Griff: That’s the full metal bi…
Cage: J Squad, this is Rita Vrataski, otherwise known as…
Kuntz: Yeah, yeah. The Angel of Verdun.
[Rita looks at the squad with uncertainty for a moment then looks at Cage]
[we see the team taking off in an aircraft]
[the next morning Farell does his usual speech to the soldiers before they set off to France]
Master Sergeant Farell: It’s a new day, people! Destiny calls. The world expects only one thing from us: that we will win! Rest assured they enemy will thank you for not giving a hundred percent today.
[he walks down to where J Squad are usually located]
Master Sergeant Farell: Squad!
[Farell sees J Squad is missing]
Master Sergeant Farell: Where’s J Squad?
[J Squad along with Cage and Rita are on their way to Paris in the stolen airship]
Kimmel: Right, okay, so this Omega, it controls time.
Skinner: Exploding it into pieces and sending its bullocks back to where it came from! And then we go home!
Kimmel: Right, it’s guarded by an Alpha…
Kuntz: Just kill it, okay?
Griff: No! You head what Cage said, do not kill an Alpha. If we kill an Alpha the Omega will reset this whole day. We’ll never even remember we had this conversation. They’re gonna know we’re coming.
Ford: So what am I supposed to do if one of those Alpha’s is about to kill me?
Cage: Take a hit for the team.
[Cage walks over to Rita]
Cage: When we’re on the ground there’s not gonna be much time before they know we’re there. We’re gonna need eyes up here.
Rita: I’m going in, Cage.
[as they approach the Louvre]
Drop Ship Pilot: Thirty seconds till contact.
[suddenly the aircraft is hit by the Mimics and Cage falls to the ground]
[Kimmel is hit]
Griff: Kimmel, no!
[one of the squad members starts shooting at the Mimics]
Griff: Let’s go!
Griff: We gotta go!
Griff: They know we’re coming!
[to the squad]
Cage: Drop! Drop! Drop! Drop!
[the squad drop down out of the airship, Cage then turns to Rita]
Rita: You’re not hooked in!
[Cage presses the release handle to drop Rita out of the ship, the Mimics then crash the airship, killing the rest of the squad and it falls into the river]
[Cage manages to get himself out of the water and goes in search of the rest of the team when he runs into Rita]
Rita: What took you so long?
[Cage smiles at her]
Cage: Where are the others?
[after catching up with the rest of the squad]
Skinner: We’re low on ammo, I’ve got one claymine. Ford, you’re out. Griff has only got half a magazine left and he can hardly move. I thought you could see the future.
Cage: I haven’t lived this day. I don’t know what’s gonna happen.
Rita: It doesn’t matter, what matters is we finish this.
Ford: With what? I mean, Griff can’t even walk. We’re three men down. Come on!
Rita: Look, we’re running out of time. Collect your ammo.
Skinner: There must be a thousand Mimics between us and that pyramid. So what are we gonna do? Just walk up to the front door, is that it?
Rita: If we stay here, we die.
Skinner: Yeah? We’ll never get through.
Cage: We could, in that.
[looks over to the crashed airship near them]
Skinner: That ship will never fly.
Cage: It doesn’t need to fly, it just needs to get us across there with speed. If the engines are still running, we could steer with the power levers. Skinner, clear a path.
[as Skinner clears the path for the helicopter, Rita and Cage try to start the airship]
Rita: Try it again now.
Cage: No, it’s not reading.
Rita: Condition lever low.
[outside Skinner continues to clear their path; back in the airship]
Rita: Electrical power on.
[outside Skinner finishes clearing the path]
Skinner: Griff, we gotta go! Come on!
Griff: I’m not gonna be any good in there, mate. Let me buy you some time.
[Griff looks at the truck ahead of them and look at Skinner; back in the airship]
Cage: The power’s on, this is gonna work.
[outside Skinner pulling Griff along with him head over to the truck]
Ford: Hey! Hey, come on, man! We gotta go!
Skinner: Don’t wait for us!
Ford: Skinner, Griff, come on!
Cage: We’re good to go, where are they?
Rita: Where’s Skinner and Griff?
Ford: They’re not coming!
[Cage starts the airship’s engine]
[as Skinner reaches the truck with Griff]
Griff: Go, brother. You gotta go, man.
Skinner: I’ll see you in the next life.
[Skinner turns to leave but suddenly a Mimic appears ahead of them]
[to Griff as the Mimic is about to attack them]
Skinner: Move over! Move over!
[Griff and Skinner start shooting at the Mimic, Ford sees the commotion from inside the airship]
Ford: We gotta go! No, we gotta go now!
Rita: They’re coming, Cage.
[as Cage starts moving the airship, Griff and Skinner use the last of their ammo to shoot at the Mimic]
Skinner: Die you bastards! Die!
Ammunition Computer: Reload. Reload. Reload.
[Griff looks at Skinner and nods his head, Skinner then suddenly sets off the explosives strapped to his suite exploding themselves and the Mimics]
[as the airship is moving along towards the Louvre a flock of Mimics starts making their way towards their ship]
Ford: We’ve got incoming!
[Ford starts shooting at the Mimics]
Ford: Come on!
[Cage starts shooting at one of the Mimics as it gets inside the ship]
[as more Mimics are ahead of them both Cage and Rita start shooting, Ford is then killed by one of the Mimics; to Rita]
Cage: You have to take over!
[Cage moves to where Ford was using the weapons at the back of the ship and starts shooting at the Mimics following them, Rita gets knocked down and loses control of the ship as they get close to the Louvre]
[Rita manages to get hold of the controls]
Cage: Push it! Push it!
[they crash into the Louvre, Rita gets their remaining ammo and goes over to where Cage has fallen]
Cage: We’ve been through worse.
[Rita and Cage manage to kill some Mimics as they make their way to the Omega, when they explode one of them Rita lands on top of Cage]
[Cage looks to where the Omega is located]
Cage: It’s there. In the water, there.
[Rita helps Cage stand as they hear an Alpha approaching]
Rita: That’s an Alpha.
Cage: I’m gonna draw that thing away, you kill the Omega.
Rita: No, you won’t make it ten feet before that thing kills you, Cage.
Cage: I can do it.
Rita: Take the grenades.
Cage: I can do it.
Rita: Listen to me. Listen to me. Neither one of us is getting out of here.
[they looks at each other for a moment, Rita holds the grenade belt for Cage to take which he does reluctantly]
Rita: Thank you, for getting me this far. You’re a good man, Cage. I wish I had the chance to know you better.
[she kisses him then turns and rushes off to distract the Alpha]
[Rita is killed by the Alpha as she tries to draw it away from Cage, the Alpha then goes after Cage who manages to dive underwater to get to the Omega, the Alpha catches up to Cage and mortally wounds him, but not before Cage pulls all the grenade pins and drops the belt into the Omega which explodes and all the Mimics die with it, then as Cage dies, the Omega’s blood absorbs into him and he wakes up in the helicopter en route to London to his initial meeting with Brigham the day before, looking confused Cage gets off the helicopter and is met by a UK military representative]
Julie: Welcome to London, Major. I’m Corporal Montgomery, the liaison to General Brigham’s press office. Very good to have you. Have you heard the news?
[as she proceeds to tell him Cage looks to his side and notices a massive painting of Rita in her suite with a sign saying “To Victory”, Cage smiles to himself]
[Cage watches the press conference where Brigham is making an announcement]
General Brigham: Just before sunrise this morning, a large surge of energy was detected in Paris. We do not know exactly what this signifies, but the result appears to be a total collapse of the enemy’s capacity to fight. Russian and Chinese troops are now moving across Europe without resistance. Tomorrow we advance on the Western front. We believe we are marching to claim a victory for ourselves, for our loved ones, for our countrymen, for the entire human race.
[we see Farell training J squad]
Master Sergeant Farell: What are you?
J Squad: I’m a warrior!
Master Sergeant Farell: What do warriors do?
J Squad: Kill!
Master Sergeant Farell: What are you gonna do?
J Squad: Kill!
Griff: You haven’t been in twenty battles, Ford.
Ford: I have too!
Griff: You’re gonna dump your load the second we hit the beach tomorrow, Ford.
Nance: How about you two get yourselves a nice hot cup of shut the hell up?
Ford: You funny, girl. But I bet you I set some kind of record tomorrow.
Skinner: Fastest time moving backwards for slipping in your own shit!
[Cage watches them from the side as they go past him, happy to see them all alive]
[last lines; Cage goes to find Rita at her usual training area, as Cage walks in he’s treated with respect by the soldiers as he’s a Major once more]
[the soldiers stand to attention as Cage walks over to Rita, as she sees Cage she greets him with her usual abruptness, of course not recognizing him]
Rita: Yes? What do you want?
[Cage smiles and then breaks into a laugh]
Total Quotes: 93
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