The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Quotes - Grittier and Meatier(Total Quotes: 124)
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
Michael Arndt (screenplay)
Suzanne Collins (novel “Catching Fire”)
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson – Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth – Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson – Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks – Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz – Cinna
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Plutarch Heavensbee
Jeffrey Wright – Beetee Latier
Stanley Tucci – Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland – President Coriolanus Snow
Toby Jones – Claudius Templesmith
Sam Claflin – Finnick Odair
Jena Malone – Johanna Mason
Lynn Cohen – Mags
Amanda Plummer – Wiress
Meta Golding – Enobaria
Bruno Gunn – Brutus
Alan Ritchson – Gloss
Stephanie Leigh Schlund – Cashmere
E. Roger Mitchell – Chaff
Maria Howell – Seeder
Willow Shields – Primrose Everdeen
Paula Malcomson – Mrs. Everdeen
Nelson Ascencio – Flavius
Brooke Bundy – Octavia
Patrick St. Esprit – Romulus Thread
OUR REVIEW & RATING ★★★★☆
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire quotes are more intense, tougher and grittier than its predecessor. The story continues on from the first part where after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return home only to leave their family and friends again to embark on a Victor’s Tour of the districts. Meanwhile, President Snow, who is enraged by the pair’s dual win, tells Katniss that she’s inspired rebellion in districts and that she must continue her fake love story with Peeta or else her family will be killed. Also in order to quash unrest in Panem Snow introduces ‘The Quarter Quell’ at the 75th Annual Hunger Games, providing even more cruelty in the games in which Katniss and Peeta are brought back to the arena to fight for their district and lives.
The story of this middle chapter is definitely set at a much darker tone and includes a lot of emotional subtexts with the dialogue coming across as more confident and meatier than the first film. We get a more in-depth look at the returning and new characters which makes you feel more connected with the story and thankfully not too much focus is given to the much feared teenage love triangle. It also manages to touch on important topics about modern society whilst at the same time giving the audience thrilling entertainment.
Much of success of this film can also be attributed to the actors chosen as everyone steps up to the challenge of their roles, led by Lawrence who provides another stellar performance as Katniss showing her strength and vulnerability making her a great role model for young female adults.
Verdict: This middle installment has managed to provide a deeper narrative touching on serious topics without making the story complicated or dumbed down. It definitely leaves you wanting more and hoping that the conclusion will be an epic one.
[first lines; we see Katniss sitting by the lake watching the sun rise over the woods, suddenly she hears a sound behind her, she turns and draws her arrow]
Gale Hawthorne: Woh! Woh! Easy!
[Katniss lowers her bow]
Gale Hawthorne: I saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn’t even there/
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That’s what happens when you spend six days a week working in the mines and the stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
[there’s a pause as they look at each other for a moment]
Gale Hawthorne: When does the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple of hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let’s go.
[Gale turns and starts walking off and Katniss follows him]
[as they walk in the woods, Katniss and Gale come across the turkeys Gale had seen earlier, Katniss draws an arrow and fires, but when it strikes her target, she sees Marvel, the tribute she killed a year earlier after he killed her friend Rue, Katniss starts to freak out]
Gale Hawthorne: You’re okay. You’re okay.
[Katniss screams then looks over to the where she’d hit Marvel but just sees the turkeys running off]
Gale Hawthorne: You’re okay. You’re safe. You’re safe. It’s okay you’re here with me. You’re with me.
[Katniss begins to calm down]
Gale Hawthorne: Okay. Okay.
Katniss Everdeen: I’m sorry. We…we should…we should go.
[they put their bows and arrows away and leave the woods and walk back to District 12]
Katniss Everdeen: Are you coming to the train station?
Gale Hawthorne: I think you have enough people saying goodbye without me there.
Katniss Everdeen: Only a few I actually care about.
Gale Hawthorne: It might be easier if I didn’t.
Katniss Everdeen: It’s only a few weeks. I’ll be back before the snow melts.
Gale Hawthorne: Yeah? Well, a lot can happen in a few weeks.
Katniss Everdeen: Are we gonna do this again? Gale, it was an act.
Gale Hawthorne: Yeah, it’s a good one.
Katniss Everdeen: I did what I had to do to survive. If I didn’t I’d be dead.
[Gale kisses her]
Gale Hawthorne: I had to do that. At least once.
[he turns and walks off]
[Katniss walks back to Victors Village and goes over to Haymitch’s house, she bangs on his door]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch!
[there’s no answer, Katniss opens the front door and enters the house]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch.
[she walks through the hallway and finds Haymitch passed out drunk at his dinner table]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch. Wake up, it’s tour day.
[she nudges him to wake him]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch.
[she nudges him again but he doesn’t wake, she takes the pitcher of water next to him and throws the water on him which immediately wakes him up yelling]
Haymitch Abernathy: Aaah! What are you doing?!
Katniss Everdeen: Cameras are gonna be here in an hour.
[he starts to walk past her but she stops him]
Katniss Everdeen: If you wanted to be babied you should’ve asked Peeta.
[she pushes him back and falls into the chair]
Peeta Mellark: Ask me what?
[Peeta walks in with some bread]
Haymitch Abernathy: Ask you to wake me without giving me pneumonia.
Haymitch Abernathy: You are strangely a dislikeable person.
[Katniss places two small bottles of alcohol on the table in front of him]
Haymitch Abernathy: But you do have your virtues.
Peeta Mellark: Would you like some bread, Katniss?
Katniss Everdeen: No I ate at the hall, but thank you.
Peeta Mellark: You’re welcome.
[Haymitch looks at the cold exchange between the two]
Haymitch Abernathy: Brrrr. You two have a lot of warning up to do before show time.
Katniss Everdeen: Which is in an hour, so. Take a bath, Haymitch.
[she turns and walks out of the room]
Haymitch Abernathy: I just did.
[Katniss returns to her home in Victors Village and enters the house]
Katniss’ Mother: Did you have a good walk, dear?
Katniss Everdeen: Walk? I was just out…
Primrose Everdeen: We have visitors.
[two Presidential Guards step in front of Katniss’ mother and Primrose]
Presidential Guard: Miss Everdeen, this way please.
[they escort her to the study where President Snow is waiting, he has a projector that’s showing footage of the previous Hunger Games which ended with Katniss and Peeta nearly committing a double suicide by eating the poison nightshade berries]
Katniss Everdeen: President Snow. What an honor.
President Snow: My dear, I think we can make this so much simpler. If we agree not to lie to each other, what do you think?
Katniss Everdeen: Yes, I think that would save time.
President Snow: Sit down, please.
[they both sit down opposite each other, with the study desk separating them]
President Snow: I have a problem, Miss Everdeen. A problem that began the moment you revealed those poison berries in the arena. If our head gamemaker Seneca Crane had any brains at all, he would have blown you to bits then and there. But here you are, I expect you can guess where he is.
Katniss Everdeen: Yes, I think so.
President Snow: After that fiasco there was nothing left to do but to let you play out your little scenario. And you were very good. That whole down crazed besotted school girl routine. Impressive. Truly. You convinced the people in the Capitol. Unfortunately not everyone in the districts fell for it. I mean, you can’t know this, but in several of them. People viewed your little trick with the berries as an act of defiance, not as an act of love. And if a girl from District 12 of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to prevent them from doing the same? What is to prevent say an uprising? That can lead to revolution. And then in a fraction of time the whole system collapses.
Katniss Everdeen: It must be a fragile system if it can be brought down by just a few berries.
President Snow: Yes, it is indeed. But not in the way you imagine it.
Katniss Everdeen: How should I imagine?
President Snow: You should imagine thousands upon thousands of your people dead. This town of yours reduced to ashes. Imagine it gone. A radioactive buried under dirt as if it had never existed like District 13. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?
Katniss Everdeen: No.
President Snow: Good. And neither would I.
[picking up a small cookie]
President Snow: Did your mother make these?
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta.
President Snow: Ah, he’s a lovely boy. Tell me, at what point did you realize the depth of your indifference towards him?
Katniss Everdeen: I’m not indifferent.
President Snow: Don’t lie! You promised.
[Snow takes a bite from the cookie]
Katniss Everdeen: Why don’t you just kill me now?
President Snow: I don’t want to kill you. I want us to be friends. But if not friends then allies.
Katniss Everdeen: What do I need to do?
President Snow: When you and Peeta go on tour, you need to smile, you need to be grateful. But above all you need to be madly prepared to end it all in love, you think you can manage that?
Katniss Everdeen: Yes.
President Snow: Yes, what?
Katniss Everdeen: I’ll convince them.
President Snow: No. Convince me.
[he smiles and takes out a white rose from his pocket]
President Snow: For you, Miss Everdeen.
[he places the rose on the table in front of her and then rises]
President Snow: You convince me, for the sake of your loved ones.
[Katniss turns and sees that the projector is showing her and Gale kissing earlier on that day, as she watches Snow walks over to the door and leaves]
[Effie Trinket arrives to the Victors Village with her assistants Flavius and Octavia walking behind her]
Effie Trinket: Stop. Take it all in. This…is sacred ground. History was made here.
[the wind blows and Effie’s face grimaces]
Effie Trinket: You’ll get used to the smell.
[Effie arrives at Katniss’ home and is let in by Katniss’ mother]
Effie Trinket: Hello. Oh, there she is, my greatest triumph.
[she goes over and embraces Katniss]
Flavius: Superstar. Sweetie, we’ve missed you.
[Octavia and Flavius kiss Katniss on the cheeks]
Effie Trinket: Oh, what a cute little house! It’s so quaint, isn’t it? Of course you’ve heard about Cinna.
Katniss Everdeen: What happened to Cinna?
Effie Trinket: Oh, dear. He’s a fashion star. You’re his muse. Everyone in the capitol is wearing him. Everyone. Everyone!
Cinna: Well, not everyone.
[Effie turns and sees Cinna standing by the doorway, Katniss goes over and hugs him]
Katniss Everdeen: Cinna.
Primrose Everdeen: Katniss?
Effie Trinket: Katniss, is this your sister?
[Katniss nods her head]
Effie Trinket: Oh, sweetie!
[Effie goes over to hug Primrose]
Cinna: Are you okay?
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah.
Cinna: Ready to work?
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah.
Cinna: Alright, good.
[Caesar Flickerman appears on stage as his show begins]
Caesar Flickerman: Welcome. Welcome. Last year in the 74th Hunger Games, promised the greatest love story of our time. Two brave young people against all odds chose to die rather than to lose each other. As a nation we shared their agony. But we had so little time to revel in their joy…
[back at Katniss’ home, Effie and Cinna are finishing preparing Katniss to be presented on Flickerman’s show]
Effie Trinket: Oh, it’s time!
[to Octavia and Cinna as they finish doing Katniss’ makeup and costume]
Effie Trinket: She’s done, she’s lovely. We must feed the monster. Alright now.
[Effie takes Katniss over to the front door]
Effie Trinket: You’re excited, you’re in love. Big smiles for the camera in three…two…one.
[Effie opens the front door and Katniss steps outside]
Caesar Flickerman: There she is, Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire.
[Katniss notices the camera set up outside her house and smiles]
Caesar Flickerman: And there he is…Peeta Mellark, the baker’s boy.
[Peeta steps out of his front door, Katniss and Peeta start walking towards each other, when they reach each other as they go to embrace each other they slip on the ice and fall to the ground, with Katniss on top of Peeta]
Caesar Flickerman: Uh-oh, trouble in paradise.
Caesar Flickerman: I hope they’re alright.
[Katniss looks at Peeta for a moment and then kisses him]
Caesar Flickerman: Um…uh-hum. Anyone at home? Should we come back later?
[Katniss stops kissing Peeta, they both look into the camera smiling]
Katniss Everdeen: Sorry, Caesar.
Caesar Flickerman: No, please. It’s alright. It’s your day.
Caesar Flickerman: How’s it going?
[Peeta and Katniss smile into the camera]
Peeta Mellark: We’re good.
Caesar Flickerman: That’s it? That’s all we have? “We’re good.” So tactful all of a sudden. Peeta, give me some details.
Peeta Mellark: Things are uh…things are great here in 12.
Katniss Everdeen: Thanks to the generosity of the Capitol we’ve never been closer.
Peeta Mellark: Twenty-five yards, to be exact.
Caesar Flickerman: Fantastic! We’ll be checking on both of you throughout the victory tour. Thank you so much Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
[the audience on Flickerman’s show cheers as Katniss and Peeta give a farewell wave to the camera and they stop filming them]
Effie Trinket: Wonderful! Everybody in motion we are out of here in ten!
[Peeta turns to Katniss]
Peeta Mellark: That was nice acting.
Katniss Everdeen: You too.
Peeta Mellark: Almost thought that kiss was real.
[he looks at her for a moment before walking off towards his house]
Effie Trinket: Come along children, we are on a schedule. The train awaits!
[on the train of the start of their victory tour]
Effie Trinket: Fabulous food, fabulous wine, massages, spa treatments. I told them nothing but the best for my two victors. It all needs to be just…
Haymitch Abernathy: Fabulous?
Effie Trinket: Exactly. Now the schedule is a bit of a bear. Twelve days, 12 districts, but it’s mostly parties, celebrations, adoring fans to greet you in every stop along the way and then we wrap it up in the Capitol. All you need to do is give a few speeches, wave to the crowds and enjoy your time in the spotlight. You’ve earned it.
Katniss Everdeen: What did you say?
Peeta Mellark: Katniss.
Effie Trinket: I said enjoy it, Katniss. You’ve earned it.
Katniss Everdeen: By killing people.
Effie Trinket: Young lady…
[Katniss rises and starts walking out of the dining cart, as she walks through the train she notices the controls room, one of workers notices her and quickly presses a button to close the door]
[Katniss sits in the lounging area of the train and holds the mockingjay pin Primrose had given her before she’d entered the Hunger Games, she hears the cart door opening]
Katniss Everdeen: I’m really not in the mood for a lecture, I’ll apologize to Effie later.
[she turns and sees Peeta entering the cart]
Katniss Everdeen: I thought you were Haymitch.
[Peeta comes over and sits opposite her]
Peeta Mellark: You don’t have to apologize to anybody, including me. And I know it’s not fair for me to hold you to things you said in the games. You saved us, I know that. But I can’t go on acting for the cameras and then…just ignoring each other in real life. So if you can stop looking at me like I’m wounded, then I can quit acting like it. And then maybe…we have a shot at being friends.
Katniss Everdeen: I’ve never been very good at friends.
Peeta Mellark: Well, for starters it does help when you know the person. I hardly know anything about you except that you’re stubborn and good with the bow.
Katniss Everdeen: That about sums me up.
Peeta Mellark: No, there’s more than that, you just don’t wanna tell me.
Katniss Everdeen: It’s like I said, I’m…
Peeta Mellark: You see, Katniss, the way the whole friend thing works is you have to tell each other the… the deep stuff.
Katniss Everdeen: The deep stuff?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
Katniss Everdeen: Uh-oh, like what?
Peeta Mellark: Like uh…what’s your favorite color?
Katniss Everdeen: Well, now you’ve stepped over the line.
Peeta Mellark: Seriously though, what is it?
Katniss Everdeen: Green. What’s yours?
Peeta Mellark: Orange.
Katniss Everdeen: Like Effie’s hair?
Peeta Mellark: No. Not that orange, more uh…more like a sunset kind of orange.
[at that moment the train goes through a tunnel and Katniss notices the symbol of a mockingjay spray-painted on the tunnel walls]
Katniss Everdeen: Did you see that?
Peeta Mellark: What?
[Peeta looks at the tunnel walls but doesn’t notice the painted symbol, instead he notices something else as the train leaves the tunnel]
Peeta Mellark: Woh.
[Peeta and Katniss see vans full of the Capitol’s Peacekeepers]
[on their first stop at District 11, Effie steps off the train and she’s met by an army of Peacekeepers]
Effie Trinket: Well, I never. This is not very festive.
[on their way to meet the crowds, Effie instructs Katniss and Peeta]
Effie Trinket: The mayor will make some introductory remarks and then you just have to say a few words. It’s customary of course to give a brief eulogy to the district’s fallen tributes. For 11 that’s Thresh and Rue. Here are the speeches.
[she holds out the speech cards to Katniss and Peeta, both hesitate until Peeta finally takes the cards and turns to Katniss]
Peeta Mellark: I can do the talking if you want.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
[the mayor introduces Katniss and Peeta to the crowd gathered in District 11]
District 11 Mayor: Ladies and gentlemen, the victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
[as the doors are being opened for them to go and stand on the podium]
Effie Trinket: Smile, smile, smile, smile. Stand up straight, you’re on camera.
[Katniss and Peeta walk out onto the podium towards the microphone, Katniss looks sad as she sees a large picture of Rue being displayed opposite them with her family standing underneath it]
Peeta Mellark: Thank You. We’re honored to be with you here today and to be with the families of your fallen tributes.
[the crowd is unresponsive and Peeta puts down the speech cards, Effie, Haymitch and Cinna are watching behind the scenes on TV]
Effie Trinket: He put the down cards!
Haymitch Abernathy: Ssh.
Effie Trinket: Why do I bother?!
[back on the podium Peeta continues his speech]
Peeta Mellark: Though they fought with honor and dignity until the end, both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren’t just measured in years, they’re measured in the lives of the people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss.
[he looks at Katniss for a moment]
Peeta Mellark: We know that without Rue and without Thresh, we wouldn’t be standing here today. So in recognition of that, knowing that it in no way can make up for your loss, we’d like to donate one month of our winnings to the families of the tributes every year for the rest of our lives.
[watching this from behind the scenes]
Haymitch Abernathy: Oh, shit.
Cinna: Can he…can he do that?
Haymitch Abernathy: He can’t, but he did.
Effie Trinket: Oh, why doesn’t he just stick to the cards?
[the District 11 crowd are clapping after Peeta’s speech]
Peeta Mellark: Thank You.
[Peeta looks at Katniss, he turns to walk off the podium but Katniss hesitates as she looks at Rue’s picture, she steps closer to the microphone and looks at Thrush’s family standing beneath his photo]
Katniss Everdeen: I just wanted to say that I didn’t know Thresh I only spoke to him once. He could’ve killed me but instead he showed me mercy. That’s a debt I’ll never be able to repay.
[she looks over at Rue’s family]
Katniss Everdeen: I did know Rue. She wasn’t just my ally, she was my friend. I see her in the flowers that grow in the meadow by my house. I hear her in mockingjay song. I see her in my sister Prim. She was too young. Too gentle. And I couldn’t save her. I’m sorry.
[a man in the crowd gives Katniss the three-finger salute and whistles the iconic three-note tune, everybody else in the crowd joins him and suddenly the Peacekeepers stomp through the crowd to grab the man, Katniss runs down from the stage to stop the Peacekeepers]
Katniss Everdeen: No, no!
[two Peacekeepers grab hold of her arms to stop her from entering the crowd]
Katniss Everdeen: No! Leave him alone! Leave him alone!
[the man is grabbed by the Peacekeepers and brought to the front]
Katniss Everdeen: No! Please, leave him alone!
[Katniss is dragged off the podium and into the building behind her]
Katniss Everdeen: No!
[before the doors are shut Katniss watches as a Peacekeeper takes his gun out and shoots the man in the back of the head, she screams and goes to run out of the door but Haymitch grabs her, Katniss is distraught as she struggles out of Haymitch’s arms]
Haymitch Abernathy: Stop! Shut up!
[he drags Katniss away from with Peeta following them]
[dragging Katniss and Peeta to a quite area]
Haymitch Abernathy: You two have a very simple task.
[Katniss looks distraught and starts to cry]
Katniss Everdeen: I never meant for anyone to get killed, he has to know that!
Haymitch Abernathy: What are you talking about? Who has to know what?
Katniss Everdeen: Snow, he came to see me. He’s worried about the rebellion in the districts, he thinks that they don’t believe our love story.
Haymitch Abernathy: So he wants you to make them believe?
Katniss Everdeen: To calm things down.
Peeta Mellark: You know, Katniss, you should’ve told me that before I went out there and try to give these people our money!
Katniss Everdeen: I’m sorry, I didn’t know what to do. He threatened to kill my family.
Peeta Mellark: Well, I have family too! Okay, people that I need to protect!
[referring to the people in the districts]
Haymitch Abernathy: What about them? Who protects them? Katniss, what were you thinking?
Katniss Everdeen: I was thinking about Rue. Haymitch, please, please just help me get through this trip. Please, just help us get through this.
Haymitch Abernathy: This trip, girl? Wake up! This trip doesn’t end when you get back home. You never get off this train. You two are mentors now, that means that every year they’re gonna drag you out and broadcast the details of your romance. Every year your private life becomes theirs. From now on your job is to be a distraction so that people forget what the real problems are.
Peeta Mellark: So what do we do?
Haymitch Abernathy: You’re gonna smile. You’re gonna read the cards that Effie gives you and you’re gonna live happily ever after. Think you can do that? Huh?
[Katniss, still crying, nods her head]
Haymitch Abernathy: Yeah? Come here.
[he holds Katniss to comfort her, as she remains in his arms Katniss sees the dead body of the man from the crowd being carried away by the Peacekeepers]
Haymitch Abernathy: You’re gonna be okay. I promise.
[as they continue their tour across Panem, visiting each district, this time using the speech from the speech cards provided by Effie]
Peeta Mellark: Katniss and I wanna share with you our victory and our gratitude to the Capitol for bringing us together. It was the bond of love, forged in the principle of the games, that was our greatest prize. For it is love, and true love, that allows us all to bare our hardships.
[Peeta and Katniss kiss on the stage and smile, then Katniss looks down at the faces of the people in the crowd]
Peeta Mellark: That mends the heart, and vanishes loneliness, and gives meaning to our lives.
[Katniss gives a speech at another district]
Katniss Everdeen: We also want to share with you the sorrow of your losses. The tributes of this…
[suddenly another man in the crowd gives Katniss the three-finger salute and the Peacekeepers quickly grab him, Katniss looks over to Haymitch who indicates that she should carry on with her speech]
Katniss Everdeen: The tributes of this district will reign as noble warriors through our honor to their families and prayer to their people. We are all of us united, both victors and vanquished, and serving a common purpose.
[during one of their visits to another district Katniss is meet by a little girl who gives her some flowers]
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
Flower Girl: One day I’m gonna volunteer, just like you did.
[Katniss looks uncomfortable and disturbed]
[as they continue their tour on the train, Katniss wakes up screaming at night from a nightmare, Peeta rushes into her room to check in on her]
Katniss Everdeen: It was just a dream, I’m sorry.
Peeta Mellark: It’s okay. I am too. Goodnight.
[Peeta turns to leave]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta, will you stay with me?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[he lies down next to her and holds her comfortingly]
Peeta Mellark: Always.
[giving a speech at another district]
Katniss Everdeen: We are all of us united, both victors and vanquished, in serving a common purpose. The power and glory of the Capitol.
[Katniss looks out at the crowd who are restless and yelling]
Katniss Everdeen: Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.
[meanwhile, Snow watches everything unfold with his granddaughter, who has braided her hair the same style as Katniss]
President Snow: Your hair looks lovely darling. When did you start wearing it like that?
Snow’s Granddaughter: Everyone at school wears it like this now, Grandpa.
[back on the victory tour train as they continue traveling to the next district]
Haymitch Abernathy: Snow is watching us. If he wants you to pacify the districts, I’m promise you, he’s not happy. Instead of being love you two sound like you’re reciting from a drilling manual.
Peeta Mellark: Try reading that stuff Effie writes us.
Haymitch Abernathy: Tell that to President Snow when you see him two days from now.
Peeta Mellark: I’m open to suggestions.
Katniss Everdeen: We could get married.
Haymitch Abernathy: That’s not helping.
Katniss Everdeen: I’m serious. If like you said we’re on this train forever it’s gonna happen eventually. Why not now?
[Haymitch chuckles as he considers this]
Haymitch Abernathy: It does make a statement, I’ll give you that.
[he looks at Peeta, who’s looking down]
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, sure, let’s do it.
[Peeta gets up and starts walking out of the cart]
[Flickerman announces Katniss and Peeta’s engagement on his show]
Caesar Flickerman: Just when you thought things couldn’t get more exciting going into a very special Quarter Quell, our two lethal lovers, my favorite expression…
[he laughs and the audience laughs with him]
Caesar Flickerman: …from District 12 have surprised us with a new twist in their love affair. Let’s take a look.
[he turns and behind we see footage of Peeta going down on one knee to propose to Katniss on Flickerman’s show]
Caesar Flickerman: The fairy tale ending of two star-cross lovers. That’s beautiful. And then tonight the tour that began in the hollows of District 12 will end where?
[Gale watches this as he washes his hands from finishing the day from working in the mines, clearly upset]
[Effie escorts Katniss and Peeta to a party at the Capitol where they are to meet with Snow]
Effie Trinket: The Presidential Palace, the party of the year. Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I’m talking to you, Katniss. Now, there’ll be photographers, interviews, everyone will be here to celebrate you, my victors.
[as they reach the entrance to the party]
Effie Trinket: Breath it all in children.
[she turns to face them]
Effie Trinket: This is all for you.
Peeta Mellark: It’s cozy.
Effie Trinket: Attitude.
[Effie turns, puts on a smile]
Effie Trinket: Come, come. Come on.
[she escorts them through the crowd at the party]
Effie Trinket: Excuse us. Excuse us.
[the crowd applauds them as they walk through them]
Effie Trinket: Come, come.
[turning to Peeta and Katniss]
Effie Trinket: Hold hands.
[Effie escorts them into the Presidential Palace]
Effie Trinket: The library, all mahogany.
[to the crowd]
Effie Trinket: Hello, hello. Not yet, not yet.
[referring to the hats one of the guests is wearing]
Effie Trinket: Ooh, curtains!
[to Katniss and Peeta]
Effie Trinket: Everybody’s who’s anybody is here and they all want to meet you.
[they step through to the dining hall]
Effie Trinket: Flavius. Octavia.
[Katniss and Peeta walk down the steps with Katniss holding to Peeta’s arm]
[offering Peeta a plate full of macaroons]
Octavia: Try one of these, they are divine.
Peeta Mellark: I can’t even think about it anymore.
[Flavius hands him a pink colored drink in a small glass]
Peeta Mellark: What’s this?
Flavius: It’s for when you’re full.
Octavia: It makes you sick, so you can go on eating.
Flavius: How else can you taste everything?
[there’s an awkward silence]
Peeta Mellark: I think it’s time for a dance.
[he hands his plate and drink to Flavius]
Peeta Mellark: Katniss?
[he escorts Katniss to the dance floor and they start dancing]
Peeta Mellark: People are starving in 12. Here they just throwing it up and stuffing more in.
[Effie interrupts their dance by introducing them to Plutarch Heavensbee]
Effie Trinket: Katniss, Peeta. This is Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker. Successor to Seneca Crane.
Peeta Mellark: It’s a tough act to follow.
[Katniss looks at Peeta and smiles]
Effie Trinket: Peeta!
[Heavensbee smiles and Effie laughs]
Plutarch Heavensbee: May I?
Peeta Mellark: Please.
[Heavensbee takes Katniss in his arms and they start dancing]
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