However, as entertaining as the plot was I felt as though Naomi Watts’ character, Evelyn was thrust down audiences throats. She is revealed to be the thought-to-be deceased mother of Four, who faked her death because her husband was incredibly abusive towards her and her son; once that subplot is introduced it disappears as suddenly as it came, neither Four or Evelyn bring mention to it again; in fact I don’t think it evens upsets any of the characters in the film. As well as Four’s supposedly traumatic back story being introduced along with Evelyn, Evelyn’s own back story starts to unravel, except for an explanation on her supposed personal hatred towards Jeanine, Evelyn just sort of hates her for no reason whatsoever except that she’s “unpredictable”. In conclusion, it’s best fitting to say Insurgent’s plot is a massive improvement compared to Divergent but is in parts rushed and unsatisfying and leaves more questions than it does answers.
However, as lacking as the acting is, Miss Shailene Woodley truly shines. Woodley has put her whole heart and mind into her portrayal of Tris Prior, which results in her acting being one of the main highlights of the film and one of few things that I look forward to in the future installments of Allegiant Part 1 and 2. It’s best to say that Shailene Woodley is the only person trying among a cast of unmemorable actors and actresses that had full potential to give a strong performance. Lastly, Theo James and Kate Winslet need to seriously start stepping up their game if they intend to make two more installments in the Divergent franchise.
Tangled between the entertaining plot and unmemorable characters lies the visual effects. For the most part the visuals were average, a few exceptions would be the opening titles being pixels inside a hologram presentation of Jeanine, the simulation scenes when characters dissolved into the background or decomposed in front of audiences eyes being examples of when the effects were, in my opinion, above average. Oh, and who could forget the audience watching a dystopian Chicago dissolve before their eyes as Tris battles a simulation of herself in one of the most visually pleasing scenes 2015 has had to offer (even though it’s only March).
With most of the visual effects being average or just above average, there is one scene that sticks out in my mind as disappointing. This scene would be the advertised “money-shot” of Tris floating through the sky in a burning house, which was featured in most trailers. This scene is incredibly brief and in my opinion shouldn’t have been one of the main focuses of the advertising for the film. Also, I was fortunate enough to be able to see this film in 3D; probably one of the biggest wastes of my money I’ve spent at a theater. There were no scenes where 3D was required, the only use it might have had was the floating house scene but even then it was underused and when it was used it was to the point that it was unnecessary. Note to all who are planning on viewing this film in theatres, don’t see it in 3D, it’s a waste of your money.
[Tris, Four, Max and Caleb are running the woods when they reach the outskirts of Amity]
Four: We need to make sure it’s clear.
[Tris ignores him and rushes off towards Amity]
[Tris reaches Amity and its people]
Tris: Help us. Help us, please! Please help us, you have to help us!
Johanna: I’m sorry, you have to leave. You just don’t belong here.
Christina: It’s all her fault.
[Tris sees Christina holding the lifeless body of Will]
Christina: You killed Will.
[Tris hears the people of Amity whispering around her “she killed him”]
[Tris sees her mother and father, Natalie and Andrew wearing blood soaked clothes]
[Natalie walks over to Tris]
Natalie: You’ve killed us all.
[suddenly Tris has flashback to when she shot Will then wakes up to find she’s been having a nightmare, Tris is in an Amity compound with the others asleep, she gets up and decides to cut her hair as she feels guilty over killing Will and responsible for her parents death]
[as Four is playing with some Amity kids on the swings]
[he notices Tris walk by and sees her short hair; to Tris]
Connor: Higher, higher!
Four: Want to go higher?
Teacher: Right everyone, back to classes.
[to the kids]
Four: Okay, here we go. See you, bye.
[the kids rush back to school]
[Four goes over to Tris; referring to her short hair]
Tris: I just wanted to do something different.
[Four takes off the scarf she’s wrapped around her hair]
Four: Well, that’s definitely different.
[Tris chuckles and puts her arms around his neck]
Tris: You don’t like it?
Four: No, I like it. I like it a lot. I’m just surprised, that’s all.
[Tris nods her head]
Four: What’s going on, Tris?
Tris: Nothing. I’m fine. Just…
Four: Still having nightmares?
Four: We’re good. You and me. I know nothing else is, but we are.
[they hear an Amity chime an announcement]
Four: Time for chores.
[Tris embraces Four and they hold on to each other for a moment before walk off]
Tris: How much longer do we have to stay here for?
Four: Until we know it’s safe to leave.
[Four goes to see Tris as she’s doing her chores a the Amity stables]
Marcus: Son. You can’t ignore me forever. I know you’re thinking about your next move, but there are things you don’t know.
Tris: Marcus, please just leave us alone.
Marcus: Your mother didn’t come back to Abnegation just to save you. She died trying to hide something from Jeanine, something that was entrusted to Abnegation a long time ago.
Four: Marcus, stop! Whatever you want from us, you’re not gonna get it.
Marcus: I’m not the enemy here.
[he turns and walks away]
[back in Erudite Jeanine is keeping the box discovered in Tris’s family home locked up]
Jeanine: You found it.
Max: It was in the home of Natalie and Andrew Prior, like you said.
[Jeanine walks over the box]
Max: You mind telling me what’s inside?
Jeanine: A message from the founders that will ensure the future our people deserve. Divergents will destroy our society, unless we destroy them. And now we can. However, only a divergent can open this box. Find them. Every last one of them.
[Amity people are lining up as lunch is being served; to each person he serves food]
Amity Lunch Server: Go with happiness. Go with happiness. Go with happiness.
Four: Thank you.
[to Tris as he hands her a plate of food]
Amity Lunch Server: Go with happiness.
[to the next person he serves]
Amity Lunch Server: Go with happiness.
Tris: I really don’t know how much longer I can do this whole peace and love thing.
Four: It’s the Amity way, alright? Just try and blend in.
Tris: I’m trying to blend in, and it’s just not working.
Peter: Coming through, on you right. Okay? Here we go.
[to the girl in front of him in the lunch line up]
Peter: Hey, look a rainbow. It’s pretty.
[as the girl turns to look Peter takes her place in the line]
Peter: Virtual pathological friendliness with unquestioning pacifism. I love this place.
[to the lunch server]
Peter: Thank you. Go with happiness.
[Peter pushes Tris to the side on purpose in the food line]
Peter: Oops, excuse me. Hey, Tris. I really like your hair by the way. Did you try to cut it all short and weird like that?
Four: Peter, why don’t you take your food and sit down, huh?
Peter: Or what? Besides I think we all should stick together now that we are officially fugitives.
Caleb: Wait, what do you mean by official fugitives?
Peter: Oh, you don’t know?
Four: Come on. Let’s go.
[Four takes Tris to sit down to eat]
Peter: You didn’t tell Caleb?
Peter: Yesterday Jeanine announced saying that the attack on Abnegation was orchestrated by a group of renegade divergents and their sympathizers.
Caleb: So they’re blaming this whole thing on us?
Four: Yeah. And Jeanine needed a reason to petition the council to institute martial law. Now she has one.
[Tris notices leader of Amity, Johanna, sitting with Marcus and laughing as they eat lunch]
Four: Staying here at Amity is still our best option for now. We need to keep an ear to the ground and find out where the rest of the Dauntless are, then we can make a move.
Tris: We need to kill Jeanine.
Four: I know, but we’re not ready yet.
Caleb: Beatrice, you’re not being serious, right?
Tris: No, I am being serious. I’m not gonna stop until she’s dead.
Caleb: Tris, you can’t just go around killing people.
Peter: No, she’s right. Listen to your sister. Tris, I think you should go to Erudite and kill Jeanine yourself. I’ll stay with Caleb so that you don’t get him killed too.
Peter: Come on, you know. Like you did your parents.
[enraged, Tris attacks Peter with a knife, he tries to fight her off but she cuts his cheek and as she goes to strike a fatal blow Four pulls her away]
Johanna: What do you think you’re doing? My office, now! Enjoy your meal, everyone. Enjoy your meal.
Four: Calm down, alright? Just calm down.
[Four, Tris, Peter and Caleb are in Johanna’s office]
Johanna: Was I not clear that the terms of your sanctuary here included non-violence?
Four: Well I can guarantee you nothing like this will ever happen again.
Johanna: Well be that as it may, you can no longer stay here with us. Your presence, it’s just too disruptive.
Tris: The truth is that our sanctuary was never gonna last very long here anyways, was it? With you not standing up to Jeanine.
Johanna: You don’t understand us at all.
Tris: No, I do understand you. I understand that you think you can stay out of this, but you can’t. One day she’s gonna show up and Jeanine is gonna take whatever power you think you have away from you.
Four: Tris, Tris.
Four: Look, Johanna, we…we need a little more time. We need to find out where the rest of the Dauntless are, then we can leave.
Johanna: And then what? Attack Erudite? I will not be a party to violence.
Four: No one is asking you to. We just need a few more days.
[Johanna looks at Tris]
Tris: One, what?
Johanna: One more chance. See, to be Amity is to forgive; others, and yourself. You’re hurting, Tris. And my heart goes out to you. I know what it’s like to stand helpless while you lose the ones you love. But killing Jeanine is not going to bring your mother back. I know you’re angry, but you’re letting it consume you.
[suddenly they are interrupted by an Amity member]
Johanna: What is it?
[they see vans, led by Eric and Max bursting through the Amity gates]
Johanna: Stay here and keep quiet.
[Johanna goes to greet Eric and Max]
Johanna: Gentlemen, Amity welcomes you. To what do we owe the pleasure?
Max: This isn’t really a social call, Johanna.
Eric: We’re looking for divergents.
Johanna: I see. Well of course, anything we can do to help.
Eric: We need you to volunteer your faction to be tested.
[he holds up a device in front of Johanna to test her]
Eric: This is screening technology from Erudite.
[the device confirms Johanna is Amity]
Eric: Now that Jeanine is heading up the council, the approval process just got a little easier.
Johanna: You’re exceeding your jurisdiction.
Max: Now, Johanna, what happened to that Amity politeness? The easy way, or the hard way? It’s up to you.
[Johanna pauses a moment]
Johanna: Alright. But under protest.
[to his men]
Max: Okay, we’re good to go! Move it out!
[over the speakers]
Voice: All of Amity report to the dome. All come to the dome for new mandatory testing. Please proceed to the dome for mandatory testing.
[Four, Tris, Peter and Caleb are hiding in Johanna’s office as the soldiers round up Amity members for testing]
Eric: You know something, lady? You seem awfully stuck in that doorway.
[he moves past Johanna to enter the building to her office]
Four: Eric’s here. We need to move now, come on.
[Tris, Peter and Caleb go to follow Four]
Eric: What’s up there?
[they hear Eric down the stairs and Four motions for them to stop]
Johanna: Just my office.
[Eric hears one of the horses in the stables and goes to investigate; to the others]
Four: Go, go, go!
[looking out the windows from Johanna’s office]
Tris: There’s two guards with guns.
[Four opens the window]
Caleb: We’re going out the window?
Four: We need to split up.
Peter: Okay, yeah. All good. Every man for himself.
[just as Four and Tris are about to leave Peter shouts out]
Peter: Hey, they’re up here!
Four: Go, go, go!
Peter: Hey, hey! Eric, they’re up here! Come on, they’re getting away!
[Four, Tris and Caleb get out the window]
Four: You ready?
[they jump down, attack the two guards, take their weapons and make a run for it]
Peter: Out the window!
[over the radio]
Eric: I got three on foot making a break toward the dome!
[in the dome as they Amity members are being tested]
Dauntless Soldier #1: Got one!
[over the radio]
Eric: Repeat, three on foot toward the dome.
[one of the soldiers spots Four, Tris and Caleb making a run for it]
Dauntless Soldier #2: Over there!
[just as one of the Dauntless soldiers is about to shoot the trio Marcus step in front of him]
Marcus: I demand amnesty!
Dauntless Soldier #2: Get down, now!
Marcus: I believe in Abnegation, it’s my right!
[as they are making a run for it Four notices the dauntless soldier knocking Marcus out, the soldiers then shoot at the trio]
[back in Johanna’s office; to his men referring to Peter]
Eric: Detain him!
[Peter puts up his hands as the soldiers point their weapons at him]
Dauntless Soldier: Let’s go!
[the soldiers grab hold of him]
[to Tris and Caleb as they are making a run for it out of Amity]
Four: Come on, keep moving!
[Eric goes after them with three of his vans following]
Four: Come on! Come on!
[Eric and his soldiers continue to chase after them]
Four: Come on!
[the trio run into the woods, Eric and his men are forced to chase them on foot]
Four: Keep going. Keep going.
[they hear a train in the distance]
[as the Dauntless soldiers start shooting at them]
Four: Go, go, go, go, go! Come on!
Four: Keep moving!
[Four stops to shoot at the soldier as Tris and Caleb cross over the train tracks]
[Four runs out of bullets]
[Tris starts shooting at the Dauntless soldiers from across the train tracks, Four manages to jump across the train tracks just as the train approaches]
Four: Come on. Go, go! Move!
[the trio chase along the train, Tris hops on to it and holds out her hand to Caleb]
Four: Go, go, go!
Tris: Hang on!
[Caleb manages to grab hold of Tris’s hand and hops onto the train with Four following behind him]
[as the trio are catching their breath on the train a group interrupts them]
Edgar: Oh, you folks sure know how to make an entrance!
Edgar: Amity. You stand like Dauntless.
[pointing to Caleb]
Edgar: I have no idea what this one is.
Four: Look, we just need to get to the city, that’s all.
Edgar: Well too bad, the train is taken. And you damaged our cargo.
[Caleb steps in between Four and Edgar]
Caleb: These are Abnegation fabric bolts, and…and you are Factionless, right?
Caleb: I used to be Abnegation. We used to use those…those same bolts to make clothes for you.
Edgar: Are you saying that we’re stealing from you?
Caleb: No. No, no, no, I’m no longer Abnegation, so technically you’re not stealing from me. No, you’re not stealing at all. It’s…I mean, maybe. It’s a…it’s a questions of semantics I suppose whether it’s stealing or charity. But it’s…it’s all really the same.
[Tris pushes Edgar away as he goes to grab Caleb]
Tris: That’s enough!
Four: Everybody relax, alright? You’ve made your point. We’ll get off your train, alright?
Edgar: Guys, would everybody just relax, okay? Why don’t we, uh… take a seat?
[suddenly he pushes Caleb and Four punches Edgar and Tris stops Caleb from falling out of the train]
Caleb: I’m sorry! I was just trying to help!
Edgar: Oh, yeah. This is going to be fun, isn’t it?
Four: Everybody, just calm down, alright?
[as Tris goes to attack Four grabs her wrist to stop her]
[Tris suddenly punches Edgar and the others start attacking them, Caleb rushes into the other train compartment to hide but as one of them attacks him he ends up beating him to death, horrifying him]
[Edgar attacks Tris as Caleb watches, just as he’s about to strangle her to death Four pulls him off of Tris]
Four: You alright?
[the rest of the Factionless group join Edgar and pull out their weapons]
Four: Tobias Eaton.
Edgar: You say that again!
Four: Tobias Eaton.
Edgar: What, you know him?
Four: I am him.
Edgar: We have been looking for you.
Tris: Four, what are they talking about?
[Four walks off]
[the Factionless, along with Tris, Four and Caleb jump off the train; to Four]
Edgar: Follow me.
[Tris and Caleb follow behind Four]
Caleb: Tris, I’m sorry, I wanted to help. I…
[as they follow Edgar]
Tris: Four. Four. Why are they looking for you? How do they know your name?
[Four doesn’t reply as Edgar takes them through the Factionless compound]
Caleb: This is Factionless? This is insane.
[Edgar takes the trio to their leader and Four’s mother, Evelyn]
[whispers to Tris]
Caleb: I thought she was dead.
[Evelyn looks at Tris and Caleb to join them in her meeting with Four]
Evelyn: You too.
[later as they are sat to have a meal]
Tris: Somebody please tell me what’s going on here?
Evelyn: Tobias’s father was very abusive. I knew the only way I could ever truly escape him would be to disappear completely. Abnegation helped me fake my death. Anything to protect Marcus’s image.
Tris: But you just left him there alone with Marcus.
Evelyn: I was very young. I reached out to him about a year ago. I felt it was finally time to reconnect.
Evelyn: I’m still your mother.
Four: No, my mother’s dead. I went to her funeral when I was six, and she wasn’t trying to reconnect with me, she was trying to use me. Like you are now.
Four: She wants an army.
Caleb: An army?
Evelyn: I want an alliance.
Four: No, what you want is revenge.
Evelyn: This isn’t about me. It’s about putting an end to a system that says one group is more deserving than another. This city may be surrounded by a wall but it doesn’t have to be a prison.
Caleb: I think that’s a bit extreme.
Caleb: I mean, the faction system isn’t perfect but it’s hardly a prison.
Evelyn: Let me guess, Erudite?
Caleb: I was Erudite.
Tris: You willing to kill Jeanine?
Evelyn: Absolutely. When I was married to Marcus I knew her well. And believe me, there’s nothing she isn’t capable of. But I think you already know that.
Four: Tris, we can’t trust her.
Tris: Maybe she knows where…
Evelyn: We’re on the same side, Tris. I’m Factionless because I don’t fit in any one faction. And you’re divergent because you belong to too many. But we’re both a threat to Jeanine. My people are ready for war if that’s what it takes.
Four: And then what?
Evelyn: We depose those in power.
Four: And once you’ve done that? Once you killed Jeanine, who’s in power then? See, that’s the part that she always conveniently leaves out. Don’t you tell me this isn’t about you, this is only about you.
Evelyn: I know where the remaining Dauntless are hiding.
Evelyn: They took shelter in Candor. As far as I know they’re still there. Think about it. If we were to combine forces, Dauntless and Factionless, we’d be unstoppable.
Four: That’s not gonna happen. Thank you for your hospitality, but we will be leaving in the morning.
Tris: Four, maybe this is…
Evelyn: Tobias, please reconsider.
[Four hits the table in anger]
Four: Don’t you call me that! My name’s Four.
[Four stomps off in anger; to Tris]
Evelyn: You want to talk him in, or should I?
[Tris leaves to go after Four]
Caleb: Uh, the meal looks lovely.
[he starts cutting up his food]
Caleb: Thank you.
[Tris puts her arms round Four from behind him to console him]
Tris: I’m sorry.
Four: I should’ve told you about her.
[Four turns to face Tris]
Four: No more secrets. Okay?
[later that night as Tris is sleeping next to Four Tris suddenly wakes to find Evelyn sitting at the edge of their bed watching them]
Evelyn: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you. I always loved to watch him sleep. I take it you’re setting out for Candor in the morning?
Evelyn: Listen, I only want what’s best for him.
Tris: You hardly even know him.
Evelyn: You’d like to think that wouldn’t you? But deep down I think you’re scared I know him all too well.
Tris: I’m not scared.
Evelyn: Of course you are. You’re scared that he’ll finally see you for what you really are: Deadly. You don’t believe me? Ask him.
[Tris turns her head to see Will’s dead body lying next to her, she wakes to find that it’s another dream]
Evelyn: Are you okay?
[the next morning, Tris and Four head to Candor when Caleb stops]
Caleb: I’m not coming with you guys.
Caleb: To Candor, I’m not coming with you guys.
Tris: What are you talking about?
Caleb: What’s your plan? You guys are gonna find the rest of the Dauntless and then what? You attack Erudite? Assassinate Jeanine, start a civil war? I’m sorry, I’m just not…I’m not cut out for that. I’m not like you guys. I need to go back to Abnegation maybe. Sort out what our parents left behind. At least I’d be useful there.
Tris: Caleb, there’s nothing left in Abnegation.
[Caleb turns and heads off in another direction]
[after Caleb leaves them and they continue to make their way to Candor]
Four: You okay?
Tris: I just want to get to Candor.
[Tris continues to walk on ahead]
[Tris stop and turns to face Four]
Four: I know you think Caleb is your responsibility but he made his own choice. You can’t protect everyone.
Tris: I can’t protect anyone.
Four: Nobody can. Him leaving isn’t your fault. None of this is your fault. Johanna was right, you have to forgive yourself.
[Tris looks at him for a moment]
Tris: Thank you.
[suddenly Tris sees the Dauntless vans in the distance]
Tris: We gotta move.
[as they head towards the Candor building they see the group of surviving Dauntless]
Four: We found them.
Uriah: Damn, it’s good to see you guys.
Four: How are you, Uriah?
Uriah: I’m better now. I’m not exactly good for laying low.
[they embrace each other]
Tris: It’s so good to see you.
Christina: You too. Have you heard anything about Will?
[Tris hesitates a moment before replying]
Christina: Something must have happened to him. He would’ve found me by now, you know?
[just then Tori comes over to them]
[Tori embraces Tris]
Tori: How are you holding up?
[as they enter the Candor building]
Four: How many Dauntless do we have?
Tori: Hundred and seventy-five total.
Four: Hundred and seventy-five? That’s it?
Tori: The rest followed Max. Not near the numbers we need.
[Candor guards suddenly apprehend them, Four and Tris draw their guns out]
Candor Guard: Hold it! Grab their guns!
Tori: Hey, they’re with us.
Candor Guard: We know who you are. Last warning: Drop your guns.
[he places his gun on the back of Tris’s head]
[Four places his gun on the ground and Tris follow suit]
[the Candor guards grab hold of Tris and Four hands]
[the guards tie their hands and take them to the Candor leader Jack Kang]
Jack Kang: I’m Jack Kang, I’m leadership here.
Four: Yeah, we know who you are. We’re not a threat to Candor.
Jack Kang: That might be your truth, it’s not necessarily mine. All I know for certain is you are wanted for criminal insurgency and conspiring in the attack on Abnegation.
Tris: Those are lies.
Jack Kang: If you were Candor I would take you at your word. Unfortunately given the circumstances I’m obliged to hand you over to the council. You can make your case there.
Tris: You might as well just kill us now. If Jeanine finds us, we’re not gonna live to stand trial.
Jack Kang: I doubt that very much. She would never supersede the council.
Tris: Sure about that? Who’s gonna stop her? You?
Jack Kang: Factional law must be upheld.
[Kang indicates for his guards to take Four and Tris away]
Four: No. Wait, wait, wait. Can I ask you one question?
[the guard holding him makes him kneel]
Four: Can I ask you one question? Jeanine believes that Erudite are the most fit to govern because they are the smartest. You believe Candor is most fittest to judge because you are so honest?
Jack Kang: I admit, I do hold that belief.
Four: Then, would you say a trial held here at Candor would be inherently more fair than a trial held by Erudite?
Jack Kang: The answer is yes. In my opinion a Candor trial would have the greatest chance of achieving true justice. So you are asking me to petition the council to grant Candor sole judiciary power?
Four: No. As part of Candor’s initiation you administer a truth serum. Correct?
Jack Kang: We don’t technically discuss such matters out of factions.
Four: It’s a pretty evasive answer.
Jack Kang: Evasion is not dishonest.
Four: But it’s not exactly honest either.
Jack Kang: Yes, we possess such a serum.
Four: Then use it on us.
Four: If we’re guilty, we’ll surrender to the council, alright? If not, you’ve just saved two lives. And made some loyal allies.
Jack Kang: Alright. But you should know the serum can be quite brutal. It was designed for Candor applicants who are already predisposed to honesty. Not everyone finds it so easy to share their secrets.
[as they are being led away by the Candor guards]
Tris: I do not want to do this
Four: We have to. Neither of us have secrets worth dying for.
[Four is injected with a truth serum]
Jack Kang: May the truth set you free.
[he then stands before the Candors and is questioned by Kang]
Jack Kang: Tobias Eaton. You are accused of conspiring with your fellow Dauntless in the attack on Abnegation. Is this true?
Four: Conspiring, no. But I did attack. I was in a simulation controlled by Jeanine and the rest of the Dauntless that she recruited. Tris found me. She managed to break me free from the simulation and together we…together fought our way out.
Jack Kang: So you’re saying that Jeanine orchestrated this attack?
Jack Kang: One last thing. If you suspected that Jeanine had corrupted Dauntless, why didn’t you just leave? Why did you stay?
Four: I wanted to leave, but I fell in love with Tris Prior. And I couldn’t leave her.
Jack Kang: Thank you for your Candor.
Candor Civilians: Thank you for your Candor.
Jack Kang: Tobias Eaton, this trial has concluded and you are absolved of the guilt on the attack on Abnegation.
[Four walks to the side]
Jack Kang: Miss Prior, if you would.
[reluctantly Tris steps forwards and is administered the truth serum injection]
Jack Kang: May the truth set you free.
[she walks forward to stand in front of the Candors]
Jack Kang: Tris Prior, Mr. Eaton said you managed to free him from the sim.
[Tris sees Christina watching her]
Jack Kang: So you were never under the simulation yourself.
Jack Kang: How is that possible?
Tris: Because I’m Divergent.
Jack Kang: I see.
Jack Kang: So you never harmed any of your fellow Dauntless or the Abnegation?
Tris: I did.
[Tris begins to cry]
Jack Kang: Who?
Tris: My mom. I…I watched her die first and then my dad. They were killed trying to save me. And…
[Tris tries to resist answering and feels the pain]
Jack Kang: Miss Prior, the more you resist, the more painful the serum will be.
Tris: And my friend. I killed my friend. He was trying to shoot me.
[Tris cries in pain]
Tris: And I…I shot him first.
Jack Kang: What was his name?
Tris: I can’t…
Jack Kang: What was his name?
Tris: Will. I killed Will.
[after admitting she’s killed Will]
Tris: This is what happens to people that get close to me.
[Tris sobs in pain]
Tris: They get hurt or they die. I can’t forgive myself.
Jack Kang: Thank you for your Candor.
Candor Civilians: Thank you for your Candor.
[Tris sees Christina crying as she watches her in shock, Tris, still crying turns and leaves]
[Four follows Tris after she walks out of her Candor trial]
Four: Tris! Tris!
[he stops her and she turns to face him]
Four: I’m sorry, alright?
Tris: I told you that I didn’t want to do this.
[Tris turns to walks away when Christina steps in front of her, she then steps to the side to let Tris go]
Christina: Go. Go.
[Tris walks off]
[Jeanine is testing a Divergent girl out to see if she can unlock the box]
Computer: Abnegation sim complete. Dauntless sim initiated.
Erudite Tech #1: Ma’am, the Divergents viable is dropping. If we don’t pull her out of the sim soon we’ll loose her.
Jeanine: You’ll stop when I say so.
[Jeanine continues to watch the girl]
Jeanine: She’s gonna do it. She’s gonna pass the sim.
[suddenly the girl dies]
Computer: Dauntless sim failed.
Erudite Tech #1: Divergent test subject six is no longer viable.
Jeanine: Alright, shut it down. Wasting our time. I’ve been assuming that all Divergents are the same. Some are stronger than others. Assign all non-essential personnel to the Divergent detail. We need to work harder. We need to find that very special one.
[Tris is standing on the Candor rooftop when Uriah comes up to her]
Uriah: Where’s your scary boyfriend?
Tris: Probably out doing scary boyfriend things.
Uriah: Mind if I join you?
[he stands next to her and leans against the railings]
Uriah: I love heights. From up here it all just seems so much smaller, you know? I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I think I see lights out beyond the wall. I know they say it’s all just wasteland out there, but we can’t be the only ones left. Can we?
[suddenly they hear shots, windows breaking and ropes being shot across to their building from the opposite building]
[Tris and Uriah make a run for it]
Tris: Come on! Got any weapons ?
[Dauntless soldiers start invading the Candor building and shooting at them, Tris sees Uriah getting shot, she runs into the building as the soldiers shoot at her and follow her into the building, Tris is shot and falls on the stairs]
Dauntless Soldier: Floor is clear, moving out!
[when the soldiers leave Tris gets up to find she’s been shot with sim serum on her back, she looks at the bodies shot around her and sees they’ve all been shot with the same sim]
Candor Small Girl: Mommy! Mommy!
[Tris goes over to the girl]
Candor Small Girl: That thing hurt me.
Tris: Look I got one too.
[she shows where she’s been shot on her back]
Tris: See? It’s okay. It’s just a thing that made everybody go to sleep.
Tris: Okay, I need you to do me a favor. Okay, I need you to go to the top of the stairs and don’t come down until your mommy comes to get you.
Candor Small Girl: Don’t come down.
Tris: Don’t come down. Can you do that?
[the girl nods her head]
Tris: Be brave, okay?
[the girl nods her head again]
Tris: Okay. Go.
[the girl turns and rushes off]
[Tris runs down into the building and finds the weapons room locked, Uriah then finds her]
Uriah: Why are we the only ones awake?
Tris: Because we’re Divergents. Come on, I need your help to open this. Uriah, I need your help!
[as Uriah tries to break open the door Eric, Max and their soldiers find them]
Eric: Hey! Look who decided to show up.
[he walks over to Tris]
Eric: It’s really good to see you again.
[the Dauntless soldiers make the people awake kneel down with their hands tied]
Eric: Alright, folks. Nothing to be nervous about, just a little routine inspection, Then we can all go back to our business.
[he scans Uriah]
Scanner: Divergent ten percent.
Eric: Hm. Shit. You’re almost normal. That’s boring.
[he suddenly shoot Uriah in the head, killing him]
Max: That is not part of the mission.
Eric: So what? As far as I’m concerned the rest of them are still outlaws.
Max: Let’s just wrap this up quickly. The others are gonna be awake soon.
[Eric goes over to the little girl Tris had helped earlier]
Eric: Hi, sweetie.
Candor Small Girl: I shouldn’t have…
[Eric scans her]
Scanner: Divergent forty percent.
Eric: Hm, I’m afraid it’s not you either.
Candor Small Girl: The lady said that I shouldn’t have…the lady said that I shouldn’t have come downstairs.
Eric: Well I guess you should have listened.
[Eric points his gun at her head and just before he shoots her Tris pushes him over, Eric tries to strangle her]
Max: Enough! We still have to test her. Eric!
[Eric lets go of Tris]
Max: Jeanine told us that we have to test everyone.
[Eric kicks Tris in the stomach, then Max scans her]
Scanner: Divergent one hundred percent.
Max: I’ll be damned.
Max: She’s what we’ve been looking for.
[Eric scans her again]
Scanner: Divergent one hundred percent.
Max: Get her in the vehicle. I’ll alert Jeanine.
Eric: If you think you got lucky, you’re wrong. You’re gonna wish I killed you.
[as Tris is being escorted by the Dauntless soldiers Four shows up and attacks Eric and the rest of the Dauntless join him to disarm the soldiers, Four then unties Tris’s hands]
Tris: Hey. Thank you.
Eric: It’s lucky you got that gun, Four.
[Four looks at him]
Eric: Well we both know you’re not much without one.
[Four gives his gun to one of the Dauntless, then punches Eric and drags him across the room and one of the Dauntless ties his hands behind his back]
Eric: You think she’s safe now? You’re wrong. Jeanine’s never gonna stop searching for you.
Four: Why? What does she want with her? Tell me.
Eric: Look, all I know is she’s exactly what Jeanine needs. She’s the perfect subject.
[as Four cocks his gun]
Eric: Was that supposed to scare me?
Four: You’re responsible for the death of hundreds of people. You know the punishment for that.
Eric: Listen, I found a way to live with the blood on my hands. But can you?
[Four points his gun and shoots Eric in the head, Tris turns away in shock]
[referring to the sim serum they’ve been shot with]
Christina: Why won’t they come out?
Lynn: All I know is that they put me sleeping sim and then I woke to all hell breaking loose. Hec, don’t play!
[the rest of the Candor and Dauntless find Four and Tris standing next to Eric’s dead body]
Four: You all know what this means.
Four: Thank you for helping us.
Jack Kang: I wish I could do more. I had no idea Jeanine was capable of something like this.
Four: It’s time we fight back.
Tori: We don’t have the numbers.
Four: We will. Once we get the Factionless.
[to Tris as they are making their way to the Factionless]
Four: You heard Eric. Jeanine is not gonna stop coming after you. It’s our only option.
[back in Erudite after Max has given Jeanine Tris’s scan results]
Jeanine: Tris Prior. Of course, it had to be her. Is she still off the grid?
Max: Yeah. But I think I found a solution.
[Peter is brought to Jeanine]
Jeanine: It’s Peter, right?
Peter: Yeah. And, Jeanine, can I just say that it is truly an honor to finally meet you in person.
[after Four returns to Factionless]
Four: Congratulations, mother. You got your war.
Evelyn: I know you wish there was another way.
Four: But there isn’t.
Evelyn: I’m the lesser of two evils, is that it?
Four: You better be.
Jeanine: Tell me, why did you surrender to Erudite? What do you want?
Peter: I would like a position in your regime. Ideally I would like a position with some advancement opportunities. I may be Dauntless but I’m not just some meathead. No offense, Max.
Jeanine: Prove your worth to us. Then we can discuss your ambitions.
Peter: Great. When do I start?
Jeanine: Let’s talk about your friend Tris Prior. How do I flush her out?
Peter: It’s simple, the girl’s a walking bleeding heart. She was born Abnegation. That’s her weak spot. You just have to know how to press it.
Factionless #1: Help! Come quick!
Factionless #2:It’s coming from up there.
Lynn: Christina! Please, help!
Factionless #2: Somebody do something!
Factionless #3: Look! On the ledge!
[Christina, Hector and a girl named Marlene are standing at the ledge of the roof]
Christina, Hector, Marlene: The traitor Tris Prior must be surrendered to Erudite or every day more deaths will follow.
[Tris and Tori quickly climb up to the roof as the trio keep stepping closer to the edge of the roof]
Christina, Hector, Marlene: Hand over Tris Prior or every day more deaths will follow. Hand over Tris Prior or every day more deaths will follow.
Lynn: Get down! Hector! No!
[Tori and Tris make it to the roof]
Christina, Hector, Marlene: Hand over Tris Prior or every day more deaths will follow.
[Tori grabs Hector]
[just as Christina steps over the edge and fall Tris manages to grab her hand, but Marlene falls to her death]
[just then Christina becomes aware of her surroundings]
Christina: Tris, help me! Tris!
[Tris and Tori pull Christina up]
Tori: It’s okay.
[referring to the sim serum]
Evelyn: We removed this from the body of the suicide.
Lynn: Marlene. Her name was Marlene.
Evelyn: I’m sorry. Marlene.
Tori: It’s a very sophisticated sim serum injector. It also has a radio transmitter in its head.
Uriah: How do we get them out?
Tori: I don’t know. This tech was built to defend itself. This tendril wraps around the nearest major artery. Try to remove them and they kill the host.
Christina: So what do we do?
Four: Tori has to find a way to neutralize the disks before we do anything else.
Edgar: Or we could do the logical thing.
points to Tris
Edgar: And we hand her over. Nobody knows about this alliance, we have to protect that advantage. If we hand Tris over now, it might buy us some time.
[the Factionless crowd uproars in agreement]
Factionless: Get rid of her!
Four: I think it’s a good idea.
Edgar: Damn right.
Four: Except you’ll have to go through me first.
Christina: Me, too.
Dauntless Crowd: And all of us.
[the rest of the Dauntless are in agreement with Four and Christina]
Edgar: Hey! I ain’t the one with the time bomb in my arm.
[feeling guild-ridden Tris walks off]
[Four finds Tris sitting on the bed in their room crying, he goes over to her]
Four: I know what you’re thinking. But I’m not gonna let you do it.
Tris: I can’t let anyone else die because of me.
Four: No one else is gonna die because of you. Tori’s gonna find a way to disable the disks…
Tris: And if she doesn’t?
Four: Then…then…then if she doesn’t, we figure it out. Together.
Tris: You know I’m just one person. I’m not worth it.
Four: No, you are worth it. You are worth it to me. I love you.
[Tris kisses him and they end up having sex, later that night as Four sleeps Tris leaves Factionless and Evelyn watches her walk away from her window]
[as Tris walks through the city towards Erudite Jeanine’s new message is being broadcast across the city]
Jeanine: …plays a critical role in maintaining the social order. But this harmony we’ve achieved is now under attack. This city may be safely enclosed behind a vast wall. But make no mistake, that wall alone does not ensure our security. It is up to us, every one of us, to remain vigilant in identifying and isolating any potential threat to our stability. There are individuals hiding among us who must be contained. So permit me to address the objections of my fellow faction leaders. I am aware that there have been some concerns about the unavoidable raid on Candor. So let me be clear. The harboring of Divergents by any faction cannot be tolerated.
[we see Tris walking into Erudite and immediately being apprehended by Dauntless soldiers]
Jeanine: Very soon, I will be presenting what I believe to be no less than a mandate from The Founders themselves. And this will, I have no doubt, validate the measures I am taking to keep the peace. And provide the instructions that will allow us to eradicate the Divergent crisis, once and for all.
[back in Factionless Four get a weapon ready to leave]
Evelyn: Where are you going?
Four: Tris left. She’s gone.
Evelyn: What? When?
Evelyn: Wait. Tobias! People look to you for leadership. You can’t just abandon them.
[Tobias looks at her for a moment before walking out the door]
[as Tris sits in her Erudite cell Peter walks in]
Peter: Wow. I have to admit, I’m impressed. I mean, I knew that you were dumb, but I didn’t think that you were dumb enough to actually come down here and turn yourself in.
[he sits next to her]
Tris: The killings have to stop.
Peter: Well, that just goes to show that you can take the girl out of Abnegation, but you can’t take the Abnegation out of the girl. Let’s go.
[he grabs her arm and escorts her out of the cell]
Peter: Once a stiff, always a stiff, right?
[as they enter the sim room]
Tris: What is this?
Peter: What is this? This is the only reason why you’re alive, Tris. Man, I love knowing stuff that you don’t.
[he pushes Tris into the room and points his gun at her]
Peter: Need you to open up that box, Tris. The only way to open that box is to pass the sims of all five factions. But the only people that have tried to do it so far have died.
Peter: Oops. I don’t think I was supposed to tell you that. Oh, well. No pressure.
[Tris hears Jeanine’s voice]
Jeanine: Remarkable. Chances of it being you, of all people. Nearly defies the laws of probability.
[Tris turns and sees Jeanine on the other side of the glass wall of the sim room]
Tris: As remarkable as the amount of people you’ve managed to murder.
Jeanine: Dark times call for extreme measures. You may find it hard to believe, but I am serving the greater good.
Jeanine: Step up on the disk, please.
[Tris looks at he disk area but doesn’t move, Peter points his gun at the back of her head]
Peter: Step up on the disk, please.
[suddenly Tris punches Peter in the nose, takes his gun and pushes him into the glass wall]
Erudite Tech: Ma’am?
[Jeanine turns to see Tris holding Peter’s gun at his head as he’s pushed up against the glass wall with a bloodied nose]
Tris: Stop the suicides or I swear I will shoot him.
Jeanine: That’s okay. You can kill him if you want, we have plenty of guards.
[Tris pushes Peter aside in anger and starts shooting at the glass wall which does nothing]
[angry and frustrated Tris looks at Jeanine and points the gun to her own head]
Tris: I’m guessing you need me alive for this to work. Right? Right?!
[Jeanine looks at Tris with apprehension and just then Tris sees Caleb in the room]
[Caleb walks over to her]
Tris: Caleb. Caleb.
Jeanine: Don’t engage the subject. Conditions are already less than optimal.
[Tris watches in shock as Caleb leaves the sim room]
Tris: Oh, my God.
Tris: If I do this, the suicides stop?
Jeanine: No. The suicides will continue until you succeed and pass all five sims. Should be incentive enough. Good luck.
[Jeanine initiates the sims and Tris is stuck with multiple wires]
Jeanine: Let’s begin.
Computer: Initializing Dauntless sim.
[Tris finds herself in the ruins of the city where she sees her mother in a building]
[suddenly the building catches on fire]
Natalie: Tris, help me!
[the building starts moving backwards as Tris runs towards it]
[the building then starts to float into the air]
Natalie: Tris, help!
[Tris manages to grab hold of the edge of the building]
[as they observe Tris in the sim room]
Erudite Tech: Her heart rate is rising.
Jeanine: Keep her in play.
[back in the sim, Tris loses her grip and falls, she rushes after the floating building]
Tris: I’m coming! Mom!
[Tris jumps and manages to catch hold of a pipe attached to the building, she climbs up to the side and sees Natalie inside as the fire continues to burn]
Tris: Mom! I’m coming.
[Tris climbs to the roof, which starts to tilt, then grabs hold of a hanging wire which she uses to swing into the building through the window]
Natalie: Tris, help me!
[Natalie falls off the edge of the building but Tris grabs hold of her hand]
Tris: Hold on. Hold on!
[as she saves Natalie Tris is taken into another sim]
Computer: Dauntless sim complete.
[in another sim, Tris embraces her mother]
Tris: Mom. I miss you so much.
Natalie: Mmm. I know you do. But I’m still with you. You need to be strong now. Tell me you’re gonna be strong.
Tris: I’m trying.
Natalie: You can do this. I know you can. You’re brave. Braver than anyone.
Tris: I’m not brave, Mom. I pretend that I am, and I want people to think that I am, but I’m not. I’m really, really scared. That maybe we are actually what’s wrong in this world. Divergents. I never wanted any of this. You and Dad and Caleb and then Four. And I can’t help but think that if I was normal we would all still be together. Mom, I don’t wanna be Divergent anymore. I just want to feel safe again.
Computer: Candor sim complete.
[Tris wakes in the sim room to find Erudite is being attacked, the sim room door explodes and Four comes to rescue her]
Tris: Four. You’re here. Yeah?
Four: Yeah, I am.
Tris: You’re here.
Four: Are you okay?
Four: Secure the hallway!
[we see Christina nod her head as she heads out with the other Dauntless]
Four: Alright, let’s get you out of here.
[Four gets Tris off the wires and gives her a gun]
Four: You good?
[as they go to leave the sim room area they see Peter lying on the ground trying to reach for a gun, both Tris and Four point their weapons at him]
Tris: Stop. Let him go.
Peter: Wait, you’re not gonna shoot me?
Tris: Once a stiff, always a stiff.
[Tris and Four shoot at guards]
[as they head out to leave the Erudite building]
Tris: Four, how did you get past security?
Four: You know me. Scary boyfriend skills.
[suddenly Tris stops]
Four: What is it?
Tris: You weren’t there. You didn’t even hear that.
Four: Tris, we need to leave now, alright?
Tris: I’m sorry, Four.
Tris: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you that I was gonna go. I wanted to say goodbye and I just didn’t know how. I didn’t know how.
Four: What are you talking about?
Tris: So even though I didn’t get to say it in real life at least I get to say it now, even if it is just in the sim.
Four: Tris, we’re not in a sim. Don’t you think I’d know if I was in a sim?
Tris: Four, you’re not in a sim. You are the sim.
[Four’s face and body then start to disintegrate]
Computer: Erudite sim complete.
Jeanine: There’s only Amity now.
Peter: She hasn’t passed Abnegation yet.
Jeanine: Yes, she has. When she spared your life. This girl is extraordinary. She’s tested positive for four factions in one day. No one’s gotten that far.
Erudite Tech: We’ve got a problem.
[Caleb looks a the computer readings showing Tris’s vital statistics]
Caleb: She’s crashing, we have to rest her.
Jeanine: Sure you’re not letting familial attachment cloud your judgment?
Caleb: See for yourself.
Jeanine: Very well. Detach the subject.
[three guards enter the sim room to detach an exhausted looking Tris from the wires]
Jeanine: Good work, everyone. We’ll resume tomorrow.
[as Tris is lying down in bed in her cell Caleb enters]
Tris: You were never planning on going back to Abnegation, were you?
Caleb: I had to do what I felt was right.
Tris: Our parents would be ashamed of you.
Caleb: Well, maybe not. I mean, I am willing to sacrifice you, the only family I have left, the only person I love, in order to preserve what’s best for everyone else. What’s more selfless than that?
Tris: What does Jeanine think is in that box, Caleb?
Caleb: It’s a message from The Founders. But the box was to be opened only if the Faction System broke down, which is why it requires someone like you to open it. You are living proof that the Divergent problem has grown beyond all control.
Tris: Do you even hear what you’re saying right now?
Caleb: No one thinks it’s your fault that you were born this way.
Tris: Jeanine murdered an entire faction, Caleb.
Caleb: That faction could no longer be trusted.
Tris: She killed our parents.
Caleb: Our parents brought that on themselves.
Tris: What are you talking about?
Caleb: The box, it was in their house. They were the ones hiding it. All of those lives could have been spared. Seems we didn’t know our parents as well as we thought we did.
[Peter enters the cell with some guards]
Peter: Alright, family reunion’s over. It’s time to go.
[the guards grab hold of Tris to escort her out]
Peter:I got a little surprise for you, Tris.
[as Tris is being escorted she sees Four is being held in another cell]
Four: Tris! Tris! Tris!
Tris: Four! Four!
Tris: Four! Four!
[the guards continue to take her away]
Tris: Stop! Four! Four!
[as Tris struggles Peter injects her to calm her down]
Jeanine: I gather your brother explained to you how vital the work you’re doing here is to the future of this city?
Tris: Please, just let Four go.
Jeanine: If his well-being is of such concern then you should focus on the task at hand.
Tell me, do you appreciate irony? You tested positive for Erudite, so you must have the intellectual capacity.
Jeanine: For instance, right now you’re filled with hate. But you need to pass an Amity sim.
Jeanine: Then there are other ironies at work, too. Such as the fact that your cherished mother…
Jeanine: …who you so dauntlessly saved in the sim is the reason you’re in this mess to begin with.
Tris: You’re the reason I’m in this mess.
Jeanine: And then there’s the most poignant irony of all.
Jeanine: That Natalie Prior not only died trying to protect the data that I now have in my possession.
Tris: Because you stole it from her. You killed her for it!
Jeanine: Data that she so selfishly withheld. But her own daughter, her beloved Divergent Tris is going to be the one to deliver it to me.
Tris: I said stop!
Jeanine: Therefore, your mother’s death, just like your boyfriend’s death, will mean absolutely nothing.
[in anger Tris smashes through the sim glass wall, attacks Jeanine but finds that she is in fact in another sim and find herself falling out of a building and falling to the ground]
Jeanine: Don’t pull her out. Not yet.
[as Tris plummets to the ground in the sim she suddenly appears dead in the sim]
Jeanine: No. No. Bring her back! Bring…bring her back! No! Bring her back! Come on! Come on. Come on.
[Jeanine rushes into the sim room]
Jeanine: Bring her back!
Erudite Tech: Test Subject Seven is no longer viable.
[looking at Tris’s motionless body]
Jeanine: I really thought you were the one. We’ll just…we’ll just have to resume our search.
[to a sad looking Caleb, as he goes to the sim room]
Jeanine: Find solace in your faction, Caleb. We’re your family now.
[Peter brings Tris’s body to Four]
Peter: Jeanine wanted me to show you this.
[he flips the sheet covering Tris’s body, Four looks at her in shock and then goes to attack Peter but the two guards grab him, at the same time Tris wakes gasping for breath]
Peter: Hey, Four. Maybe do that thing you do?
[suddenly both Four and Peter attack the two guards and beat them unconscious]
Peter: Hey, Four, come on, that was pretty good, right? First, I swiped a paralytic from the infirmary. Then I shot her up when she was all freakin’ out about you. I mean, I told these guys I was pretty smart. Guess they should have listened.
[Four grabs hold of Tris]
Tris: You’re real.
Four: Yeah, I’m real.
Tris: What are you doing here?
Four: You die, I die.
[they touch their foreheads intimately]
Peter: Okay. Guys, come on. Let’s go, seriously. You can do that later.
Four: You okay?
Tris: Thank you, Peter.
Peter: Yeah, whatever. Now we’re even, stiff.
[Four picks up one of the unconscious guards weapon]
Four: Alright. Come on, let’s go. Before Jeanine realizes you’re still alive.
Tris: No, no, no.
Tris: The box. We have to get the box.
Peter: What, are you kidding me? Now’s not the time for a souvenir, Tris.
Tris: Four, you have to listen to me. It’s not what Jeanine thinks it is, I know it’s not. My mother would have destroyed it. We have to get it.
Four: Peter, is there another way into the lab?
Peter: I mean, I’d have to go into the control room to disable all the doors.
Four: Okay, good, then do that.
Peter: Okay. Right now?
Four: Yeah. You just chose our side, whether you meant to or not. If you want to survive, make sure we do. Let’s go.
[Four gives Tris a gun and they leave]
[Peter enters the control room as Jeanine is busy talking to the Erudite techs]
Erudite Tech: Ma’am, our current assessment with other possible candidates.
Jeanine: Correct. Female. And we have the two males introduced to you before?
[out in the corridors Four looks at the guards outside the sim room then turns to Tris]
Four: No guns. It’ll draw too much attention.
[Tris puts away her gun and takes Four’s, who walks over to the guards]
Erudite Guard: Hey. Hold up.
[Four quickly takes out the two guards, Tris gives him back his weapon, then Four tries to open the sim room door by having eyes scanned]
Computer: Access denied.
Four: Come on, come on.
[in the control room Peter manages to successfully give access to Four]
Computer: Access granted.
Four: Alright, let’s go. Come on.
[referring to the box as they enter the sim room]
Four: Is that it?
Four: Alright, grab it and let’s go.
[as Tris grabs the box the alarm goes off]
Computer: Security breach. Security breach. Lockdown.
Jeanine: What’s going on?
[Peter quietly leaves the control room]
Jeanine: What’s going on? What is it?
Caleb: There’s been a breach in the sim room.
Jeanine: Get me a remote feed. I want to see who the hell is in there.
Caleb: The cameras are down in the sector, too.
Max: I’m sending guards there now. Let’s go.
Jeanine: Bring up every cell! Now!
[in Factionless compound Edgar takes Evelyn to Lynn and Hector]
Edgar: Show her.
[Lynn holds out her hand which has the sim serum]
Lynn: Tori finally found a way to get ’em out safely.
Evelyn: How many others?
Edgar: Every last one.
Evelyn: Let’s go.
[back in the sim room]
Four: Tris? Tris, come on, we gotta move. Tris, we have to move.
Tris: I can’t. I can’t. My mom died protecting whatever’s inside of this. I have to open it for her and I think I know how.
Four: Tris, if we don’t leave now, we’re not gonna get out of here.
Tris: I have to do this first. Look, I know it doesn’t make any sense, but you have to trust me, please.
Four: With my life, apparently.
[they smile at each other, at the same time the hear the guards approaching]
Erudite Guard: All security teams, be advised, breach in…
Four: Do it.
[Four leaves the sim room with Tris inside at the same time Max and his guards arrive]
Max: Flank right.
Max: Don’t move!
[Four enters the sim room as the doors close on Max and the guards]
[Tris is wired up to the sim]
Computer: Initializing Amity sim.
Jeanine: Back again, are we?
[Tris finds herself with Jeanine in the sim room]
Jeanine: You’re an even bigger fool than your mother.
Tris: Say whatever you want to me, Jeanine. But I’m not gonna fight you.
Jeanine: How very Amity of you.
Tris: I mean it. I’m not gonna fight you.
Jeanine: Of course you’re not. You’re gonna fight her. The one you really hate.
[Tris sees herself standing on the other side of the glass wall and Jeanine disappearing]
Tris: What are you?
Sim-Tris: I’m you, Tris. I’m the real you.
[Sim-Tris breaks through the glass wall and pushes Tris against the wall smashing it]
Tris: I’m not gonna fight you.
Sim-Tris: I’ll make you fight me!
[Sim-Tris punches Tris and she falls to the ground]
Tris: You’re not me!
[Sim-Tris puts her hands around Tris’s throat]
Sim-Tris: I am. I’m what they see when they look at you.
[she punches Tris again causing the wall of the sim room to break apart,, at the same time Max and his guards explode through the sim door]
Sim-Tris: You killed Will, and your parents. You’re deadly.
[Tris punches Sim-Tris across the room]
Tris: That’s enough!
Sim-Tris: No one’s gonna love you, Tris. They’re never even gonna miss you. This world will be better off without you. One less Divergent ruining everything. And no one will ever, ever forgive you for what you’ve done.
Tris: You’re wrong.
[Tris calms down and lowers her hands]
Tris: Because I will.
[Sim-Trim starts running towards her and just as she jumps to attack Tris she disintegrates]
Computer: Amity sim complete.
[Max enters the sim room, points his gun at Tris to shoot her]
Jeanine: No! Stop!
[Jeanine and Caleb arrive on the scene]
Computer: Initializing message.
[a woman appears in Tris’s sim to deliver a message]
Edith Prior: Hello. I come from outside the wall, where we have all but destroyed each other. We designed your city as an experiment. We believe it is the only way to recover the humanity we have lost. And we created factions to ensure peace. But we believe there will be those among you who will transcend these factions. These will be the Divergent. They are the true purpose of this experiment, they are vital to humanity’s survival. If you’re watching this now, then at least one of you is proof that our experiment has succeeded. The time has come for you to emerge from your isolation and rejoin us. We’ve allowed you to believe that you’re the last of us. But you’re not. Mankind waits for you with hope beyond the wall.
[the message ends and Tris wakes from the sim]
[Four grabs hold of Tris as she wakes from the sim]
Four: You okay?
[Jeanine turns to face them and Tris takes a step closer to her]
Tris: You were wrong about us. We were never the problem. We’re the solution.
[Jeanine looks at Tris for a moment]
Jeanine: Bury the box.
Jeanine: No one sees it. Ever. Kill them both.
[Max points his gun at Four and Tris to shoot]
[just then he’s shot and killed by the Factionless army as they invade]
[to the Erudite guards]
Factionless Solider #1: Drop it! Now! Don’t move. Down! Put your weapons down, now!
Factionless Solider #2: Drop them. Drop them.
Factionless Solider #3: Stay!
Factionless Solider #4: Put it down!
Factionless Solider #5: Do not move.
[Lynn and Edgar point their weapons at Jeanine as Evelyn arrives]
Evelyn: Hello, Jeanine.
Evelyn: Impressive. Think we’re gonna like it here.
Jeanine: Do you honestly think the other factions will stand for this?
Evelyn: Because you’re so popular? Get her out of here.
[Lynn and Edgar grab Jeanine to escort her out]
Jeanine: When that message gets out, it’ll be the end!
[she’s taken away and Christina escorts Caleb away who looks at Tris before he leaves]
Evelyn: What message?
Four: You’ll see. I’m gonna put it on every monitor in the city.
[we see the message being played throughout all the factions]
Edith Prior: We have separated you from the rest of us. And we created factions to ensure peace. The time has come to emerge from your isolation and rejoin us. We’ve allowed you to believe that you’re the last of us. But you’re not. If you’re watching this now, then at least one of you is proof that our experiment has succeeded. Mankind waits for you, with hope, beyond the wall.
[everybody starts heading toward the walls to leave outside the city]
[the message continues to play as everyone is leaving]
Edith Prior: These will be the Divergent. They are the true purpose of this experiment. They are vital to humanity’s survival.
[Tris and Four are leaving the Erudite building]
Four: You did it.
[as they walk outside the building]
Tris: Everyone’s staring at me.
Four: You changed everything.
Tris: What now?
Four: Only one way to find out. You ready?
[we see the city wall door opening]
[last lines; Jeanine watches from the window in her cell as everyone leaves the city, Evelyn comes up behind her]
Jeanine: It’s been over two hundred years. Who knows what’s out there?
Evelyn: You’ll never find out.
[she points her gun at the back of Jeanine’s head and shoots]