Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Amanda Plummer, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Willow Shields, Paula Malcomson, Nelson Ascencio, Brooke Bundy, Patrick St. Esprit
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Dystopian action adventure sequel based on novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins directed by Francis Lawrence. The story continues where after arriving safely home from their unprecedented victory in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) discover that they must embark and begin a Victors Tour. As she and Peeta travel throughout the districts, Katniss senses a rebellion is stirring. However, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) proves that he is still very much in control when word comes of a cruel change in the rules for the upcoming 75th Hunger Games.
Our Favorite Quote:‘Our lives aren't just measured in years. They're measured in the lives of the people we touch around us.’ - Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) Click To Tweet
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 124)
[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 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 going to 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 going to 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 want to 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 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 going to 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 going to smile. You’re going to read the cards that Effie gives you and you’re going to 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 going to 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 want to 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 going to 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 going to 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]
[as they dance]
Plutarch Heavensbee: So how do you like the party?
Katniss Everdeen: It’s a little overwhelming.
Plutarch Heavensbee: It’s appalling. Still if you abandon your moral judgment it can be fun.
Katniss Everdeen: So are you having fun?
Plutarch Heavensbee: I’m Head Gamemaker, fun is my job.
Katniss Everdeen: I thought that’s what happened to Seneca Crane, too much fun.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Seneca decided to quit breathing.
Katniss Everdeen: Decided?
Plutarch Heavensbee: It was that or poison berries. I think Head Gamemaker’s never been the most secure job in the world.
Katniss Everdeen: And why are you here?
Plutarch Heavensbee: Same reason as you, I volunteered.
Katniss Everdeen: Why?
Plutarch Heavensbee: Ambition. A chance to make the games mean something.
Katniss Everdeen: The games don’t mean anything, they only mean to scare us.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Well, maybe it’s you who inspired me to come back.
[Katniss looks at him in confusion when suddenly they are interrupted by the music changing to make the announcement of Snow]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Ah, the Presidential welcome. I’m sure we’ll meet again.
[Heavensbee walks off and Katniss looks at him in confusion]
Effie Trinket: Katniss, come. The president awaits.
[as they make their way to be presented to Snow]
Peeta Mellark: Do you think we convinced him?
Katniss Everdeen: I’m not sure what else we can do.
[the party crowd claps as Snow comes onto the balcony]
President Snow: Tonight, on this the last day of their tour, I want to welcome our two victors. Two young people who embody our ideals of strength and valor. And I personally want to congratulate them on the announcement of their engagement.
[the crowd claps and cheers]
President Snow: Your love has inspired us. And I know it will go on inspiring us, everyday, for as long as you may live.
[he looks down at Katniss and Peeta and holds up his glass of champagne to salute them, then everyone cheers as fireworks go off, but Katniss turns to look at Snow who shakes his head at her]
[later that night on the train, now sharing the same sleeping cart, Katniss lies awakes next to Peeta who is asleep, unable to sleep Katniss goes for a wonder and finds the controls area she had found before and notices monitor screens showing footage of rebellion in the different districts; at the same time Snow is watching the same footage in his home]
President Snow: Look at them. She’s not who they think she is. She’s not a leader, she just want to save her own skin, it’s as simple as that.
Plutarch Heavensbee: I think that’s true.
President Snow: She’s become a beacon of hope for the rebellion and she has to be eliminated.
Plutarch Heavensbee: I agree she should die but in the right way. At the right time. It’s moves and counter-moves, that’s all we got to look at. Katniss Everdeen is a symbol, their Mockingjay. They think she’s one of them, we need to show that she’s one of us. We don’t need to destroy her just the image. Then we let the people do the rest.
President Snow: What do you propose?
Plutarch Heavensbee: Shut down the black markets, take away what little they have then double the amount of floggings and executions, put them on TV, broadcast them live. So fear more fear.
President Snow: It won’t work. Fear does not work as long as they have hope, and Katniss Everdeen is giving them hope.
Plutarch Heavensbee: She’s engaged, make everything about that. What kind of dress is she going to wear? Floggings. What’s the cake going to look like? Executions. Who’s going to be there? Fear. Blanket coverage, shove it in their faces. Show them that she’s one of us now.
Plutarch Heavensbee: They’re going to hate her so much they might just kill her for you.
President Snow: Brilliant.
[Katniss returns to District 12, she walks up to Gale as he leaves work for the day]
Gale Hawthorne: When did you….?
[without saying a word Katniss embraces Gale and holds onto him]
Katniss Everdeen: We need to talk.
[she leads him to a quite area]
Gale Hawthorne: Where are we going to run away?
Katniss Everdeen: Into the woods, like we always talked about. We can leave right now, we can be far away from here by tonight.
Gale Hawthorne: Yeah, who’s we? You me and your fiancé©?
Katniss Everdeen: It’s not just me and Peeta anymore. Snow threatened to have you killed.
Gale Hawthorne: Anyone else?
Katniss Everdeen: Well he didn’t exactly give me a copy of the list, but a good guess it includes both of our families.
Gale Hawthorne: Unless what? You and Peeta get married?
Katniss Everdeen: Unless nothing now. Gale, we can do it. You said yourself that we can do it the morning of the Reaping. What do you say now?
Gale Hawthorne: Do you love me?
Katniss Everdeen: Gale, you know how I feel about you. But I can’t think about anyone that way right now. The only thing that I can think about, everyday, every waking moment since the Reaping is how afraid I am. There’s no room for anything else. But maybe if we got away from here, if we went somewhere safe, it could be different, I could be different.
Gale Hawthorne: You think maybe the President’s bluffing?
Katniss Everdeen: He’s not bluffing.
[she pauses for a moment]
Katniss Everdeen: Not with what’s going on in the Districts.
Gale Hawthorne: What do you mean?
[Katniss doesn’t reply]
Gale Hawthorne: What did you see?
Katniss Everdeen: There were people fighting in the streets. And fires and Peacekeepers were pinning them down, but the people were…
Gale Hawthorne: What? The people were what?
Katniss Everdeen: They were fighting back.
Gale Hawthorne: It’s happening. It’s finally happening.
Katniss Everdeen: We should’ve just eaten the berries in the arena and died like I was supposed to and everything would be back to normal and everyone would be safe.
Gale Hawthorne: Safe for what? To starve? Work like slaves, send their kids to the reaping? You haven’t heard people, Katniss. You’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it. There’s already talk in the mines, people want to fight.
Katniss Everdeen: We have to go, Gale, before they kill us. They will kill us.
Gale Hawthorne: What about the other families? Huh? The ones who stay? What happens to them? People are looking to you, Katniss.
Katniss Everdeen: I don’t want anyone looking to me! I can’t help them!
[suddenly they hear vehicle engines, Gale grabs Katniss and they kneel down to hide behind some bushes, they watch as Peacekeeper vans drive towards their district]
Gale Hawthorne: You can do what you want. I’m staying here.
[in the town square, the Peacekeepers arrive led by Commander Thread]
Cray: Commander Thread. Welcome to District 12.
[suddenly one of the Peacekeepers comes up behind Cray and puts a sack over his head and he’s dragged away, Thread looks around him for a moment]
Commander Thread: Let’s get to work.
[he fires a shot, Gale and Katniss hear the shot from their hiding place and run down towards the town square, back at the square the Peacekeepers set up a flogging post and they run around the district terrorizing the people and burning their possessions, as Gale and Katniss arrive in town Katniss runs into a woman who was struck in the eye]
Katniss Everdeen: I’m going to get you out of here.
[Gale notices Thread about to beat on a defenseless woman, he runs in and tackles Thread, two Peacekeepers drag Gale away from Thread and hold him]
Commander Thread: In the square.
[Katniss tends to the woman she saved, she gives her a wet cloth to put over her injured eye]
Katniss Everdeen: Here.
[she hears the sound of a whip cracking and someone yelling in pain; turning back to the woman]
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah, hold that up there.
[as Katniss hears the yelling get louder, she rushes into the town square and sees Gale tied to a post set up in the square while Thread whips him in front of everybody, Katniss runs to stop the whipping]
Katniss Everdeen: No! No, no!
[she puts her hand up to stop Thread and he punches her in the face, she falls and Thread uses his whip to hit her again]
Gale Hawthorne: Katniss, it’s okay. Just go. It’s okay.
[Katniss rises to her feet and stands in front of Gale facing Thread]
Commander Thread: Move.
[holding up his whip]
Commander Thread: You want another?
Katniss Everdeen: Go ahead.
[Thread takes out his gun just as he’s about to shoot Haymitch runs in to intervene]
Haymitch Abernathy: Woh, woh, woh!
Commander Thread: Get out of my way!
Haymitch Abernathy: No, you don’t want to shoot her.
Commander Thread: How about I shoot both of you?
Haymitch Abernathy: Look, Commander, you’re new here. Trust me, I’m trying to help you. I’m Haymitch. You recognize her? Katniss Everdeen? Darling of the Capitol?
[Thread looks at Katniss and lowers his gun]
Commander Thread: She interfered with a Peacekeeper.
Haymitch Abernathy: I never said she was smart. Look, I, you already got a couple of lashes in, right?
Commander Thread: That’s not good enough! She’s an agitator!
[he points his gun at Katniss again, but this time Peeta arrives at knocks his hand aside]
Peeta Mellark: Easy. Easy.
[Haymitch pulls Peeta behind him]
Haymitch Abernathy: Look, are you sure Snow wants three dead Victors here, cause that’s what we’re looking at. It’s bad enough that you marked up her face on the eve of the big wedding. Let it go, and we will too.
[Thread looks around him, he smiles menacingly and lowers his gun]
Commander Thread: Alright.
[he puts his gun away]
Commander Thread: Okay. But next time, it’s the firing squad.
Haymitch Abernathy: Excellent idea.
Commander Thread: I don’t care who she is.
[he keeps staring at Haymitch then shouts at the people gathered in the square]
Commander Thread: Clear the square! You’re all under curfew! Anyone out after dark, will be shot on sight!
[the people start leaving, Thread turns to Haymitch]
Commander Thread: Get them out of here.
[Katniss and Peeta free Gale from his bonds tied to the post]
[Katniss, Haymitch, and Peeta take Gale to her home to tend to his wounds]
Peeta Mellark: It’s Gale.
Katniss’ Mother: Get him here!
[Katniss’ mother and Primrose clear the kitchen table]
Peeta Mellark: Here. Easy.
[Peeta, Haymitch and some people from the district help Gale to get to lie face down on the table]
Peeta Mellark: Okay. Thanks.
Haymitch Abernathy: He met a Peacekeeper, who’s not entirely peaceful
[looking at Katniss’ face wound]
Primrose Everdeen: Missed your eye. Doesn’t need stitches.
Katniss’ Mother: Make a snow coat.
Primrose Everdeen: Peeta, get the snow. I’ll grab my herbs.
[Katniss’ mother pours alcohol over the wounds on Gale’s back]
Katniss Everdeen: What is that? That’s hurting him!
Katniss’ Mother: He needs the morphling.
[she puts the bottle down, Haymitch picks it up, smells it and starts pouring some into a cup when Katniss takes the bottle away from him, Haymitch then starts drinking from the cup, Katniss’ mother then takes the morphling out of box and starts to prepare the injection] when Primrose stops her
Primrose Everdeen: Mom. No, I’ll do it.
[Primrose prepares the injection and goes over to Gale; to Katniss]
Primrose Everdeen: Hold him, please.
[Primrose injects Gale as he moans in pain]
Primrose Everdeen: That’s better.
[later that night, after his wounds have been tended to, Katniss watches Gale sleep, she leans in and kisses him tenderly on the lips, Gale’s eyes open]
Gale Hawthorne: Hey, Katnap.
Katniss Everdeen: Hey.
Gale Hawthorne: I thought you’d be gone by now.
Katniss Everdeen: I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to stay right here, cause all kinds of trouble.
Gale Hawthorne: Me too.
[Katniss kisses his hand, in the morning Peeta enters the house and finds Katniss fallen asleep as she was watching over Gale]
Peeta Mellark: Hey.
[Katniss wakes and looks at Peeta]
Peeta Mellark: Do you want to get some rest, I can look after him for a while.
[Katniss nods her head, then checks on Gale’s wounds]
Katniss Everdeen: Okay, um, I’ll get him more snow.
[Katniss goes to put on her boots, Peeta takes her seat next to Gale and watches her]
[Katniss gathers some snow for Gale, Primrose comes outside and kneels beside her]
Katniss Everdeen: Hey.
Primrose Everdeen: How’s your eye?
Katniss Everdeen: It’s not my eye that’s bothering me. How can we live like this? How can anybody live like this?
Primrose Everdeen: It’s not living, but since the last games something is different. I can see it.
Katniss Everdeen: What can you see?
Primrose Everdeen: Hope.
Katniss Everdeen: You understand that whatever I do comes back to you and mom. I don’t want you to get hurt.
Primrose Everdeen: You don’t have to protect me, or mom. We’re with you.
[Katniss looks at Primrose and then embraces her, they hold onto each other]
Katniss Everdeen: I love you.
Primrose Everdeen: I love you too.
[Heavensbee shows Snow the footage of the event with Gale, Katniss and Thread on a projector, the footage pauses where Katniss runs in to stop Thread from whipping Gale]
Plutarch Heavensbee: The broadcast cuts out here. Before any of the excitement happened.
President Snow: How many people saw it?
Plutarch Heavensbee: Hard to say. There was a 5 seconds delay, but it happened fast.
President Snow: If you cannot contain Katniss Everdeen, then I will have to terminate her.
Plutarch Heavensbee: I understand that.
President Snow: And not just her.
[Snow starts the footage again, he fast forwards to when Haymitch intervened]
President Snow: Her entire species has to be eliminated.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Her species, sir?
President Snow: The other Victors. Now because of her they all pose a threat. Because of her they all think they’re invincible. Whatever game you think you’re playing, those out there are not playing it with you.
Plutarch Heavensbee: There’s a way we can still win.
[Snow looks at him]
Plutarch Heavensbee: It’s what we Gamemakers like to call a “wrinkle”.
[in Capitol Snow makes the announcement for the 75th Hunger Games]
President Snow: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 75th year of the Hunger Games.
[the crowd cheers; back in District 12, Katniss, her mother and Primrose watch the announcement in their home]
President Snow: It was written in the charter of the games that every twenty-five years there will be a Quarter Quell. Now, on this the 75th anniversary of our defeat of the rebellion we celebrate the third Quarter Quell.
[the crowd cheers again]
President Snow: As a reminder, that even the strongest cannot overcome the power of the Capitol. On this, the third Quarter Quell game, the male and female tributes are to be reaped from the existing pool of Victors in each district.
Katniss’ Mother: No!
Primrose Everdeen: What does that mean?
[Katniss looks devastated at this news and her mother starts to weep]
Katniss’ Mother: Katniss…
[watching in his home, Haymitch throws a bottle at the screen in anger, back at her home Katniss runs out into the woods and starts to cry]
[after sitting in the woods crying for a while Katniss suddenly has a thought]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta…
[Katniss leaves the woods and goes over to Haymitch’s place, she finds him sat in at his desk drinking]
Haymitch Abernathy: There she is. Finally did the math, huh? And you’ve come to what? Ask me to die?
Katniss Everdeen: I’m here to drink.
[she takes the bottle from his hand]
Haymitch Abernathy: Oh, finally something I can help you with.
[she takes a swig from the bottle]
Haymitch Abernathy: What its say that Peeta was here forty-five minutes ago begging to save your life and you only just now show up?
Katniss Everdeen: It means we have to save him.
Haymitch Abernathy: You could live a hundred lifetimes and never deserve that boy.
Katniss Everdeen: Come on, Haymitch. Nobody decent ever wins the games.
Haymitch Abernathy: Nobody ever wins the games, period. There are survivors. There’s no winners.
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta has to survive. We have to do whatever it takes to save him.
Haymitch Abernathy: Alright, if they call his name I’ll volunteer in his place.
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch, thank you.
Haymitch Abernathy: But if they call my name and Peeta volunteers, there’s nothing I can do.
Katniss Everdeen: You can help him in the arena, like you did for me.
Haymitch Abernathy: I think these games are going to be different.
Katniss Everdeen: I don’t care, do whatever you can. Peeta lives, not me.
[she looks at him for a moment]
Katniss Everdeen: Promise me.
Haymitch Abernathy: Okay.
[Katniss and Gale sit in their usual place near the woods]
Gale Hawthorne: We should have gone like you said.
[Katniss looks at Gale for a moment before kissing him, she then rises and walks away; later escorted by Peacekeepers, Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch makes their way to the stage set up in the town square, Effie is on stage to announce this year’s District 12 tributes]
Effie Trinket: Welcome. Welcome. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary and third Quartel Quell of the Hunger Games.
[from the side of the stage, Katniss looks at her mother, Primrose and Gale standing in front of the crowd]
Effie Trinket: As always, ladies first.
[Effie walks over to the bowl to pull out the name, as Katniss is the only female victor from her district her name is the only one pulled out, Katniss starts to cry and Effie looks at her with sadness]
Effie Trinket: The female tribute from District 12, Katniss Everdeen.
[tears roll down Katniss’ face, she turns and walks over to Effie to stand beside her]
Effie Trinket: Wonderful. And now for the men.
[Katniss looks over to Haymitch who nods his head in understanding in what he has to do, Effie picks out a name from the bowl and goes over to the microphone]
Effie Trinket: The male tribute from District 12, Haymitch Abernathy.
Peeta Mellark: I volunteer as tribute.
[Haymitch grabs his arm to stop him]
Haymitch Abernathy: I can’t let you do that.
Peeta Mellark: You can stop me.
Haymitch Abernathy: Peeta…
Peeta Mellark: Let go.
[Peeta walks over to stand next to Effie, Katniss looks devastated and puts her head down as more tears roll down her face]
Effie Trinket: Very well. The tributes from District 1,2 Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
[the crowd is quite as they watch]
Effie Trinket: Well, all that remains is…
[Katniss’ mother raises her hand to give the three-finger salute, followed by Primrose and Gale, then the rest of the crowd follow and do the same, as Katniss and Peeta see everyone in the crowd with their arms raised in salute they do the same, this prompts Thread to drag Katniss away]
Effie Trinket: Oh, no. B-b-but, but…
Primrose Everdeen: Katniss!
[Katniss looks at Primrose as she’s being dragged away by Thread]
Katniss Everdeen: I didn’t say goodbye.
Primrose Everdeen: Katniss!
Commander Thread: The plan is straight to the train.
Katniss Everdeen: No, I didn’t say goodbye!
Primrose Everdeen: Katniss!
Katniss Everdeen: No!
[as Katniss loses sight of her family as she’s dragged into the building she yells out]
Katniss Everdeen: Goodbye!
[on the train as they make their way to the Capitol to begin preparations for the games]
Effie Trinket: Alright. Before we begin I’ve had a thought.
Haymitch Abernathy: You don’t say.
Effie Trinket: Katniss has her gold mockingjay pin, I have my hair. I’m going to get you two boys something gold.
Haymitch Abernathy: Uh, why is that?
Effie Trinket: A token. Show them we are a team. Well, I can’t just…
[Katniss smiles and takes her hand]
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
[she looks at Katniss with gratitude, Haymitch then extends his hand and Effie takes it]
Effie Trinket: Alright. Now, everything will be different because it’s a Quarter Quell. The Capitol has spared no expense. A new training center, new tribute living quarters and of course a very special arena. But this year you’ll be facing other victors, Capitol favorites. Smart, cunning, skilled. And they all know one another, you two are the outsiders.
[as they arrive in Capitol, Katniss and Peeta ride the elevator in a massive building to their new living quarter]
[that night at the dinner table in their new living quarter]
Haymitch Abernathy: I want you guys to forget everything you think you know about the games. Last year was child’s play. This year you’re dealing with all experienced killers.
Peeta Mellark: Alright. What does that mean for us?
Haymitch Abernathy: That means you’re going to have to have some allies.
Peeta Mellark: Okay. I think that if…
Haymitch Abernathy: Woh. You’re not the problem.
[he points to Katniss]
Katniss Everdeen: No.
Haymitch Abernathy: Look, you’re starting at a disadvantage. Most of these people have been friends for years.
Katniss Everdeen: That just put us higher in their kill list.
Haymitch Abernathy: Do it your own way, but I know these people. You go it alone, their first move is going to be to hunt you down. Both of you.
Peeta Mellark: Katniss, come on.
[Katniss hesitates a moment]
Katniss Everdeen: How could any of us even trust each other?
Haymitch Abernathy: It’s not about trust, it’s about staying alive.
[Haymitch briefs Katniss and Peeta on the victors by showing them images of the victors]
Haymitch Abernathy: Cashmere and Gloss, brother and sister, District 1. They won back to back games. Capitol favorites. Lots of sponsors. They will be lethal.
[showing them the next image of the victors from District 2]
Haymitch Abernathy: And the other half of the career pack? Brutus and Enobaria.
Katniss Everdeen: What’s with her teeth?
Haymitch Abernathy: She had them filed into fangs so she could rip people throats out.
She’s committed, I’ll give her that.
[moving to the next image of victors from District 3]
Haymitch Abernathy: Wiress and Beetee. Not fighters but brilliant and weird. Real tech savvy. He won his games by electrocuting six tributes at once.
[moving to the next victors from District 6, both now looking ill from over use of drugs]
Haymitch Abernathy: The Morphlings. Masters of camouflage. Basically won their games by hiding until everyone else was dead. Self medicating ever since, which I applaud. Not a threat.
[moving to the next image of victors from District 4; referring to the male victor]
Katniss Everdeen: Finnick Odair, right?
Haymitch Abernathy: Yes, he won his games at fourteen. Youngest ever. Extremely humble.
Katniss Everdeen: You’re kidding?
Haymitch Abernathy: Yes, I’m kidding. He’s a peacock, a total preener. But he’s the Capitol darling, they love him here. Charming, smart and very skilled in combat, especially in water.
Peeta Mellark: What about weaknesses?
Haymitch Abernathy: One; Mags.
[we see image of an older lady]
Haymitch Abernathy: She volunteered for Annie. Mags was his mentor and basically raised him, if he’s trying to protect her in any way it exposes him.
Katniss Everdeen: A guy like that has to know she’s not going to make it, and when it really comes down to it he won’t protect her.
Haymitch Abernathy: Well, Katniss, I just hope when she goes, she goes quickly. She’s actually, um, a wonderful lady.
[dressed up in her costume, Katniss arrives in the Capitol arena, she looks at the cheering crowed above as walks towards her chariot and pats the horse]
Katniss Everdeen: How did we get here, huh?
Finnick Odair: Katniss.
[Katniss turns to see Finnick walking towards her]
Katniss Everdeen: Hello, Finnick.
Finnick Odair: Do you want a sugar cube?
[he holds up the cube]
Finnick Odair: I mean it’s supposed to be for the horses, but I mean who cares about them, right? They got years to eat sugar, whereas you and I, well if we see something sweet you better grab it.
Katniss Everdeen: No, thanks. But I would love to borrow that outfit someday.
Finnick Odair: You look pretty terrifying in that get-up. What happened to the pretty little girl dresses?
Katniss Everdeen: I outgrew them.
Finnick Odair: You certainly did.
[he smiles at her smugly]
Finnick Odair: Shame about this Quell thing. Now you, you could’ve made out like a bandit in the Capitol; jewels, money, anything you wanted.
Katniss Everdeen: Well, I don’t like jewels and I have more money than I need, so. What did you do with all your wealth anyway?
Finnick Odair: I haven’t dealt with anything as common as money in years.
Katniss Everdeen: Well then how do people pay for the pleasure of your company?
[he takes a step closer to her]
Finnick Odair: With secrets. What about you, girl on fire? Any secrets worth my time?
Katniss Everdeen: I’m an open book. Everybody always seems to know my secrets before I know them myself.
Finnick Odair: Unfortunately I think that’s true.
[Katniss notices Peeta making his way towards her; Finnick remarks in a sarcastic tone]
Finnick Odair: I’m sorry you had to cancel your wedding. I know how devastating that must be for you.
[he pops the sugar cube into his mouth and smiles smugly at her]
Finnick Odair: Have a good day.
[as he turns to walk away Peeta reaches them]
Finnick Odair: Peeta.
Peeta Mellark: Finnick.
[referring to Finnick as he walks off]
Peeta Mellark: What did he want?
Katniss Everdeen: To know all my secrets.
Peeta Mellark: He’ll have to get in line.
[they both smile and then are interrupted by the arena announcer]
Arena Announcer: Tributes mount up. Tributes mount up.
[Cinna joins them]
Cinna: Nobody will be smiling this time. I want you to look straight ahead as if the audience of this whole event are beneath you.
Katniss Everdeen: That should be easy.
Cinna: Press this when you’re ready.
[he gives her a small device]
Cinna: Good luck.
[Katniss and Peeta enter the arena in their chariot behind the rest of the victor; Flickerman and Claudius Templesmith are sat in the commentators area watching them]
Caesar Flickerman: Here they come! From District 12, our favorites.
Claudius Templesmith: Well…
Caesar Flickerman: Or my favorite.
[they both laugh; Katniss watches everything as they ride into the stadium before the cheering audience and as Snow notices her she uses the device Cinna gave her to simulate flames on hers and Peeta’s clothes]
Caesar Flickerman: There it is!
Claudius Templesmith: Oh! Fire in the house!
[as the audience cheers, Katniss and Peeta, along with the rest of the victors, ride their chariots past Snow, after that, the duo meet with Haymitch]
Haymitch Abernathy: Nice. Way to make friends out there you two.
Katniss Everdeen: Well, we’ve learned from the best.
Haymitch Abernathy: I want to introduce you to some special friends of mine. This is Seeder and Chaff, from District 11.
[to Katniss’ surprise Chaff kisses her on the mouth, Haymitch and Chaff laugh]
Haymitch Abernathy: Yeah, he’s very friendly. Don’t invite him over, he’ll, uh, drink up your liquor.
[to Seeder and Chaff]
Haymitch Abernathy: I’ll see you guys soon.
[to Katniss and Peeta]
Haymitch Abernathy: Let’s get some of that make up off and talk about this other tributes.
[as they start walking off]
Katniss Everdeen: This tributes are crazy.
Haymitch Abernathy: No, not all of them. He’s a good guy.
[to the Peacekeepers as they walk past them]
Haymitch Abernathy: Carry on.
[as Haymitch, Katniss and Peeta enter the elevator District 7’s Johanna Mason steps in behind them]
Johanna Mason: You guys look amazing.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
[she turns her back to them and starts undoing her hair]
Johanna Mason: My stylist is such an idiot. District 7. Lumber. Trees. Ugh! I’d love to put an axe on her face. So what do you think? Now that the whole world wants to sleep with you.
Katniss Everdeen: I don’t think that the whole world…
[she turns to Katniss]
Johanna Mason: I wasn’t talking to you.
Katniss Everdeen: Okay.
Johanna Mason: want to unzip?
[she turns her back to him]
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[Katniss looks at Peeta disapprovingly, after Peeta unzips Johanna’s dress she strips off nude making Peeta and Haymitch grin while Katniss is annoyed, then as the elevator stops she winks at Haymitch and turns to face the doors]
Johanna Mason: Thanks. Let’s do it again sometime.
[she walks out of the elevator]
Haymitch Abernathy: Thank you.
[to Peeta and Katniss]
Haymitch Abernathy: Johanna Mason District 7.
[as Katniss and Peeta walk towards the training arena]
Peeta Mellark: Remember, Katniss, today’s about making allies.
[as they enter through the doors they notice the male Morphling throwing up in the corner]
Katniss Everdeen: So far I’m not overwhelmed by our choices.
Peeta Mellark: I guess we just try to figure it out who we can trust and work backwards from there.
[Katniss nods, she notices how quick Gloss is with his weapons, then she watches Johanna with her axe, she walks past Enobaria training fiercely, then she notices Beetee trying to show Wiress how to start a fire with a piece of wood, she walks over to meet them]
Beetee: Friction generates heat, heat generates fire. And here it…
Katniss Everdeen: You should move your hands downward.
[she moves her hands to show them]
Katniss Everdeen: And faster too.
[she sits down to join them, Beetee tries to do as she instructed and manages to make the piece of wood start smoking]
Wiress: I love a brute force.
Beetee: It’s always helpful.
[Beetee smiles at Katniss]
Beetee: Thank you.
[Wiress looks up and notices something]
Wiress: By the corner of the table.
[they look up and see Plutarch and the other Gamemakers in their station watching them]
Katniss Everdeen: Plutarch?
Wiress: No, next to him.
Beetee: Force field.
Katniss Everdeen: How do you know?
Beetee: A shimmering.
[Katniss tries to look for it]
Beetee: Top left hand side.
[Beetee moves Katniss’ face slightly so that she can see the force field]
Beetee: There. You see it?
Katniss Everdeen: Looks like glass.
Wiress: To separate us and them.
Katniss Everdeen: Probably my fault, I shot an arrow at them last year.
Beetee: Ahh, electromagnetic.
Katniss Everdeen: How can you tell?
[Beetee and Wiress start to laugh]
Katniss Everdeen: Is that, is that obvious or something?
[Beetee and Wiress continue to laugh]
Wiress: You might as well have a sign.
Beetee: Look around you. All the holograms, the lights, every now and then they flicker, why?
Katniss Everdeen: Because the force field is taking up too much energy.
Beetee: There’s always a flaw in the system.
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