Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Hathaway, Andrew Borba, Wes Bentley, William Devane, Michael Caine, David Gyasi, Josh Stewart, Casey Affleck, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Topher Grace, Matt Damon
OUR RATING: ★★★½
Sci-fi adventure directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. The story is complicated and complex inspired by the theories of Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne, it is set in the not too distant future where Earth has been ravaged by an environmental disaster known as the Blight forcing humanity to focus on basic survival.
The movie concentrates on former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who is a widowed father of two, Murph and Tom (Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck), and is now a corn farmer. But when Cooper is seemingly accidentally reunited with an old colleague, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), he is offered the chance to help save humanity by leaving his family behind and setting out on an uncertain journey into space to find a new planet for humans to inhabit.
Our Favorite Quotes:'We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.' - Cooper (Interstellar) Click To Tweet 'Murphy's Law doesn't mean that something bad will happen. What it means is, whatever can happen, will happen.' - Cooper (Interstellar) Click To Tweet 'Don't trust the right thing done for the wrong reason. The why of the thing, that's the foundation.' - Donald (Interstellar) Click To Tweet 'I'm not afraid of death. I am an old physicist. I'm afraid of time.' - Professor Brand (Interstellar) Click To Tweet
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 96)
[first lines; An old woman, Murph, addresses the camera as if being interviewed]
Older Murph: My dad was a farmer. Um, like everybody else back then. Of course he didn’t start that way.
[we see flash back of Murph’s father, Cooper, having problems whilst flying his aircraft]
Control Tower: The computer says you’re too tight.
Cooper: No, I got this!
Control Tower: Crossing the Straits. I’ve got to shut it down, Cooper.
Control Tower: Shutting it all down…
Cooper: Hey, we do not have to shut down anything! Hey!
[the aircraft looks like it’s about to crash when Cooper is woken up from his nightmare by young Murph]
Young Murph: Dad?
Cooper: Sorry, Murph. Go back to bed, babe.
Young Murph: I thought you were the ghost.
Cooper: There’s no such thing as a ghost, babe.
Young Murph: Grandpa says that you can get ghosts.
Cooper: No, babe, that’s because grandpa’s a little too close to being one himself. Go back to bed.
Young Murph: Were you dreaming about the crash?
Cooper: Get your butt back in bed, Murph.
[Murph turns and leaves, Cooper gets out of bed, goes over to the window and looks out at the bleak landscape containing corn fields]
[Cooper gets out of the truck and goes to check the flat tire; to Tom]
Cooper: Get the patch kit.
Young Tom: How am I supposed to patch it out here?
Cooper: You’ll have to figure it out. I’m not always going to be here to help you.
[as Tom goes about to fix the tire Cooper goes over to stand next to Murph]
Cooper: What’s going on, Murph?
Young Murph: Why did you and mom name me after something that’s bad?
Cooper: Well, we didn’t?
Young Murph: Murphy’s Law?
Cooper: Murphy’s Law doesn’t mean that something bad will happen. What it means is, whatever can happen, will happen. And that sounded just fine with us.
[they walk over to the drone]
Young Tom: How long do you think it’s been up there?
Cooper: The Delhi Mission Control went down same as ours, ten years ago.
Young Tom: So for ten years?
[Cooper touches the surface of the drone]
Young Tom: Why did it come down so low?
Cooper: I don’t know. Maybe the sun cooked it’s brain or it was looking for something.
Young Murph: What?
Cooper: Give me that large flat blade.
Cooper: Maybe some kind of signal. I don’t know.
[Cooper opens up the side of the drone]
Young Murph: What are you going to do with it?
Cooper: I’m going to give it something socially responsible to do, like drive a combine.
Young Murph: Can’t we just let it go? It wasn’t hurting anybody.
Cooper: Listen, this thing needs to learn how to adapt, Murph, like the rest of us.
[Cooper drives home and finds a bunch of tractors have headed over to his house by themselves]
Boots: One by one they just teared off the fields and headed over. Something’s interfering with the compass. Magnetism, or something such.
[Cooper looks around then enters the house with Murph, they hear something fall upstairs, they walk upstairs and enter Murph’s room, Cooper goes over to the bookcase and notices the fallen books on the floor]
Young Murph: There’s nothing special about which book. I’ve been working on it, like you said. I counted the spaces.
Young Murph: In case the ghost is trying to communicate. I’m trying Morse.
Young Murph: Yeah, dots and dashes. It’s…
Cooper: Yeah, I know what Morse code is, Murph. I just don’t think your bookshelf is trying to talk to you.
[Cooper walks out of the room]
Cooper: I had to reset every compass clock and GPS to offset off the anomaly.
Donald: Which is?
Cooper: I don’t know. Now if the house had been built on magnetic ore we would have seen this the first time we switched on the tractor.
Donald: I hear your meeting at the school didn’t go so well.
Cooper: You heard? You know, it’s like we’ve forgotten who we are, Donald. Explorers, pioneers, not caretakers.
Donald: When I was a kid, it felt like they made something new every day. Some gadget or idea. Like every day was Christmas. By six billion people, just try to imagine that. And every last one of them trying to have it all. This world isn’t so bad. And Tom will do just fine. You’re the one who doesn’t belong. Born forty years too late or forty years too early. My daughter knew it, God bless her. And your kids know it, especially Murph.
Cooper: Well, we used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.
Donald: Cooper, you were good at something and you never got a chance to do anything with it. I’m sorry.
[Cooper drives the family home as the dust storm approaches from behind them]
Cooper: Alright, it’s a doozy. Alright, gang, lets mask up.
[Donald hands everyone a mask]
Cooper: Tom, Murph?
Young Tom: Check.
[as the dust storm hits them Cooper drives them home and enter the house]
Cooper: Murph, Tom, you guys shut your windows?
[Murph realizes the window in her room is open and rushes to close it]
[Cooper follows Murph to her room and closes her window, then as Cooper turns he notices on the floor are thick and thin parallel lines of dust]
Young Murph: The ghost.
Cooper: Grab your pillow, you’re sleeping with Tom.
[Murph grabs her pillow and leaves the room]
[the next morning Murph finds Cooper still sat inside her room analyzing the lines of dirt]
Cooper: It’s not a ghost.
[he throws a coin and in lands in the middle of one of the dirt lines]
Cooper: It’s gravity.
[Donald comes up behind them]
Donald: I’m dropping Tom, then heading into town. You want to clean that up? When you’ve finished praying to it.
[Cooper takes Murph’s notebook where she’s recorded the activities in Morse; Murph enters her room again to find Cooper still studying her data]
Cooper: It’s not Morse, Murph, it’s binary. Thick is one, thin is zero. Coordinates.
[they get out the map and find the location from the coordinates]
Cooper: That’s it.
[Cooper walks over to his truck as he prepares to leave to find the location found on the map]
Young Murph: I can’t miss this.
Cooper: Grandpa will be back in a couple of hours, Murph.
Young Murph: But you don’t know what you’re going to find.
Cooper: And that, is why I can’t take you.
[Cooper enters the house to pick up some items before setting off for his trip]
[Murph doesn’t reply]
Cooper: Grandpa will be home in a while, tell him I’ll call him on the radio.
[as Cooper drives off he goes to retrieve something from the passenger seat and pulls the blanket away to find Murph stowed away under it]
Cooper: Jesus! What are you doing?
Cooper: Oh, do you think it’s funny? Huh?
Young Murph: You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for me.
Cooper: Make yourself useful.
[later that night Cooper arrives at the facility that the coordinates lead them to]
Cooper: Hey, Murph. Murph.
Cooper: I think this is the end of the road.
[Murph looks at the fence gates]
Young Murph: Didn’t you bring the bolt cutters?
Cooper: That’s my girl.
[Cooper gets the bolt cutters and as he steps up to the gates to use them suddenly flash lights are turned on him and he is apprehended by a robot, TARS]
TARS: Step away from the fence!
Cooper: Don’t shoot, don’t shoot! I’m unarmed. My daughter is in the car.
[TARS goes over to Murph, who’s still sat in the truck]
TARS: Don’t be afraid.
[inside the facility Cooper is interrogated by TARS]
TARS: How did you find this place?
Cooper: Where’s my daughter?
TARS: You had the coordinates for this facility marked on your map. Where did you get those coordinates?
Cooper: Where is my daughter?!
TARS: Don’t make me take you down again, sit down!
Cooper: Oh, do you still think you’re a Marine, pal? Marines don’t exist. And you know what? I’ve got grunts like you mowing my grass.
TARS: Where did you find those coordinates?
Cooper: Unless you want to end up as my second lawnmower, no, I think I’ll turn you into a valve of a vacuum cleaner.
Brand: No, you won’t.
[Dr. Amelia Brand enters the room]
Brand: TARS, back down, please.
[TARS stars backing away]
Cooper: You know, you’re taking a risk using ex-military security. They are old and their control units are unpredictable.
Brand: It’s what the government could spare.
Cooper: Who are you?
Brand: Dr. Brand.
Cooper: Yeah, I knew a Dr. Brand once, he was a Professor.
Brand: What makes you think I’m not?
Cooper: Wasn’t near as cute either.
[Brand turns to walk away]
Cooper: Please, Dr. Brand, I don’t have any idea what this is. But I’m scared for my daughter and I want her by my side. You give me that and I’ll tell you anything you want to know.
[Brand turns and speaks quietly to TARS]
Brand: Take the professor and the girl to the conference room.
[Brand turns to Cooper]
Brand: Your daughter is fine. Bright kid. Must have a very smart mother.
[Brand leads Cooper down a hallway]
Cooper: It’s pretty clear you don’t want any visitors. Why don’t you just let us back up from your fence and we’ll be on our way, huh?
Brand: It’s not that simple.
Cooper: Well, sure it is. Look, I don’t know anything about you. I don’t know anything about this place.
Brand: Yes, you do.
[Brand opens the door to a room where a meeting is taking place, Murph is sitting among the group]
Young Murph: Dad!
[Murph rushes over to Cooper who takes her into his arms and holds her]
Professor Brand: Hello, Cooper.
Cooper: Professor Brand.
[the Professor nods his head]
[Cooper joins the group at their meeting table holding Murph]
Williams: Explain to me how you found this facility.
Cooper: Kind of accidentally stumbled upon it. We were on a salvage run and we came across…
Williams: You’re sitting in the best kept secret in the world. Nobody stumbles in here, nobody stumbles out.
Professor Brand: Cooper, please, cooperate with these people.
Cooper: Look, it’s kind of hard to explain. Now, we learnt these coordinates from an anomaly.
Doyle: What sort of anomaly?
Cooper: Well, I hesitate to term it supernatural, but it damn well wasn’t scientific…
Williams: You’re going to have to be specific, Mr. Cooper, right now.
Young Murph: It was gravity.
[Doyle and Brand look at each other and Brand smiles]
Doyle: Um, well, what sort of gravitational and where was this thing?
Cooper: You know, I’m real happy that you’re excited about gravity, bud, but you’re not getting any answers from us until I get assurances.
[Cooper puts his hands over Murph’s ears]
Cooper: Like that we’re getting out of here, and I don’t mean in the trunk of some car.
[Brand, Doyle and the Professor start laughing]
Professor Brand: Don’t you know who we are, Coop?
Cooper: No, Professor, I don’t.
Brand: You know my father Professor Brand. We’re NASA.
Professor Brand: NASA. The same NASA you flew for.
[the Professor presses a button which pulls the back wall aside to reveal a spacecraft being worked on]
Cooper: I heard they shut you down, sir, for refusing to drop bombs from the stratosphere on the starving people.
Professor Brand: Well when they realized that killing other people was not a long term solution, then they needed us back, in secret.
[the Professor starts showing Cooper around the facility]
Cooper: Why secret?
Professor Brand: Because public opinion wouldn’t allow spending on space exploration. Not when you’re struggling to put food on the table. Blight. Wheat, seven years ago. Okra, this year. Now, there’s just corn.
Cooper: Well we’re growing more than we ever had.
Professor Brand: But like the potatoes in Ireland and the wheat in the dust bowl, the corn will die. Soon.
[the Professor shows Cooper a lab where a scientist is testing on dead corn]
Cooper: We’ll find a way, Professor, we always have.
Professor Brand: Driven by the unshakable faith that the Earth is ours?
Cooper: Well not just ours, no. But it is our home.
Professor Brand: Earth’s atmosphere is eighty percent nitrogen. We don’t even breathe nitrogen. Blight does, and as it thrives, our air gets less and less oxygen. The last people to starve, will be the first to suffocate. And your daughter’s generation will be the last to survive on Earth.
[Brand and Murph join them]
Brand: Murph is feeling a little tired and was wondering if she could take a nap in my office?
Cooper: Yeah, thank you.
[Brand leads Murph away, Coopers turns to the Professor]
Cooper: Alright. Now you need to tell me what your plan is to save the world?
Professor Brand: We’re not meant to save the world. We’re meant to leave it.
[Cooper looks up at the spacecraft]
Professor Brand: The last components of our one versatile ship in orbit; The Endurance. Our final expedition.
Cooper: You sent people out there looking for a new home?
Professor Brand: The Lazarus missions.
Cooper: That sounds cheerful.
Professor Brand: Lazarus came back from the dead.
Cooper: Sure, but he had to die in the first place. There’s not a planet in our solar system that could sustain life and the nearest star is over a thousand years away. I mean, it doesn’t even qualify as futile. Where did you send them?
Professor Brand: Cooper, I can’t tell you any more unless you agree to pilot this craft. You’re the best pilot we ever had.
Cooper: I barely left the stratosphere.
Professor Brand: This team never left the simulator.
Professor Brand: We need a pilot, and this is the mission that you were trained for.
Cooper: What, without even knowing it? An hour ago you didn’t even know I was alive, and you were going anyway.
Professor Brand: We had no choice. But something sent you here, they chose you.
Cooper: Who’s “they”?
[the Professor doesn’t reply]
Cooper: How long would I be gone?
Professor Brand: Hard to know. Years.
Cooper: I’ve got kids, Professor.
Professor Brand: Get out there and save them.
Cooper: Who’s “they”?
[the Professor and Cooper are back in the meeting room]
Romilly: We started detecting gravitational anomalies almost fifty years ago. Mostly small distortions to our instruments in the upper atmosphere. In fact I believe you encountered one yourself.
Cooper: Yeah, in the Straits. My crash, something tripped my fly-by-wire.
Romilly: Exactly. But of all these anomalies, the most significant is this.
[he shows them an image of Saturn surrounded by a wormhole on the large screen]
Romilly: Out near Saturn, a disturbance of space-time.
Cooper: Is that a wormhole?
Romilly: It appeared forty-eight years ago.
Cooper: And it leads, where?
Professor Brand: Another galaxy.
Cooper: A wormhole is not a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Brand: Someone placed it there.
Brand: Mm. And whoever they are, they appear to be looking out for us. That wormhole lets us travel to other stars. It came right as when we needed it.
Doyle: They’ve put potentially habitable worlds right within our reach. Twelve, in fact from our initial probes.
Cooper: You sent probes into that?
Professor Brand: We sent people into it, ten years ago.
Cooper: The Lazarus missions.
Professor Brand: Twelve possible worlds, twelve Ranger launches carrying the bravest humans ever to live. Led by the remarkable Dr. Mann.
Doyle: Each person’s landing pod had enough life support for two years. But they can use hibernation to stretch that making observations on organics over a decade or more. Their mission was to assess their world and if it showed potential, then they could send out a signal and bed down for the long nap, wait to be rescued.
Cooper: And what if the world didn’t show promise?
Doyle: Hence the bravery.
Cooper: You don’t have the resources to visit all twelve.
Doyle: No. Data transmission back through the wormhole is rudimentary. Simple binary pings on an annual basis give us some clue as to which worlds have potential. And one system shows promise.
Cooper: Well one, that’s a bit of a long shot isn’t it?
Brand: One system with three potential worlds? Not a long shot.
Cooper: Okay. So if we find a home, then what?
Professor Brand: That’s the long shot. There is a plan A, and a plan B. Did you notice anything strange about the launch chamber?
[the Professor takes back to the spacecraft to show Cooper again]
Cooper: This entire facility is a centrifuge. Some kind of vehicle? A space station?
Professor Brand: Both. Plan A.
Cooper: How do you get it off the ground?
Professor Brand: The first gravitational anomalies changed everything. Suddenly we knew that harnessing gravity was real. So I started working on a theory and we started building this station.
Cooper: But you haven’t solved it yet.
Brand: That’s why there’s plan B.
[Cooper is taken to a lab]
Brand: The problem is gravity. How to get a viable amount of human life off the planet? This is one way. Plan B: Population bomb. Over five thousand fertilized eggs weighing in at just under nine hundred kilos.
Cooper: Well how would you raise ’em?
Brand: With the equipment onboard we incubate the first ten. After that, with surrogacy the growth becomes exponential.
[Brand takes one of the embryo vials out]
Brand: Within thirty years we could have a colony of hundreds. The real difficulty with colonization is genetic diversity.
[referring to the vial]
Brand: This takes care of that.
Cooper: Yeah, but what about the people here? You just, you’d give up on ’em? My kids?
Professor Brand: That’s why Plan A is a lot more fun.
[the Professor takes Cooper back to his office and show him the equation he’s working on]
Cooper: How far have you got?
Professor Brand: Almost there.
Cooper: You’re asking me to hang everything on an “almost”.
Professor Brand: I’m asking you to trust me. Find us a new home, and by the time you return, I would’ve solved the problem of gravity. I give you my word.
[as Cooper and Murph return home, an angry looking Murph storms up to her room, Cooper knocks on her door]
Young Murph: Go away!
[Cooper tries to open the door but Murph has blocked it with some furniture]
Young Murph: Go! If you’re leaving just go!
[later that night Cooper and Donald are sat on the front porch]
Donald: This world was never enough for you, was it, Coop?
Cooper: What, cause heading out there is what I feel like I was born to do? It excites me? Nah, that does not make it wrong.
Donald: It might. Don’t trust the right thing done for the wrong reason. The why of the thing, that’s the foundation.
Cooper: And the foundation’s solid. We farmers, we sit here every year when the rains fail, and we say, “Next year.” Well, next year ain’t going to save us, nor the one after that. This world’s a treasure, Donald, but it’s been telling us to leave for a while now. Mankind was born on Earth, it was never meant to die here.
Donald: Tom will be alright, but you got to make things right with Murph.
Cooper: I will.
Donald: Without making promises you don’t know you can keep.
[Cooper enters Murph’s room pushing through the furniture she’s put across the door to block it, he walks over to Murph who’s lying down in her bed crying]
Cooper: You have to talk to me, Murph. I need to fix this before I go.
Young Murph: Then I’ll keep it broken so you’ll have to stay.
Cooper: After you kids came along, your mom, she said something to me I never quite understood. She said now, we’re just here to be memories for our kids. I think I now understand what she meant. Once you’re a parent, you’re the ghost of your children’s future.
Young Murph: You said ghosts didn’t exist.
Cooper: That’s right, Murph. Look at me. I can’t be your ghost right now. I need to exist. They chose me. Murph, they chose me. You saw it, you’re the one who led me to ’em.
Young Murph: That’s exactly why you can’t go! I figured out the message.
[she opens her notebook]
Young Murph: One word. Know what it is?
Young Murph: “Stay.” It says “stay”, dad.
[Cooper tries to comfort her]
Young Murph: You don’t believe me. Look at the books! Look at this! It says stay!
[Cooper tries to put his arms around her and hold her]
Young Murph: Why…? You’re not listening? It says stay!
[Cooper holds Murph in his arms as she weeps]
Cooper: I’m coming back.
Young Murph: When?
[Cooper doesn’t reply, instead he takes out a watch and gives it to her]
Cooper: One for you.
[then shows her his own identical watch on his wrist]
Cooper: One for me. When I’m up there in hypersleep, or traveling in the speed of light, or near a black hole, time is going to change for me. And it’s going to run more slowly. Now, when we get back, we’re going to compare.
Young Murph: Time will run differently for us?
Cooper: Yeah. Maybe by the time I get back, you and I, we might be the same age. You and me. What? Imagine that!
[Murph looks at him now even more upset]
Cooper: Ah, Murph.
Young Murph: You have no idea when you’re coming back. No idea at all!
[she throws the watch across the room in anger and begins weeping again]
Cooper: Murph. Murph, don’t, don’t make me leave like this. Come on, Murph!
[Murph lies down and pulls the covers over her head as she cries]
Cooper: Don’t make me leave like this, Murph.
[Murph continues to cry under the covers]
Cooper: Hey, I love you. Forever. You hear me? I love you forever. And I’m coming back. I’m coming back.
[Cooper gets up and goes to leave the room when couple of books falls off the bookshelf]
[as Cooper walks over to his truck to leave]
Donald: How did it go?
Cooper: It went fine. Just fine.
[he puts his bags in the truck then turns to embrace Tom]
Cooper: I love you, Tom.
Young Tom: Travel safe, okay?
Cooper: Yeah. You look after our place for me, alright? Alright?
Young Tom: Uh-huh.
[Cooper gets into the truck]
Young Tom: Hey, can I use your truck while you’re gone?
Cooper: You mean your truck? I’ll make sure they bring it back.
[Tom nods his head]
Cooper: Look after my kids, Donald.
[Cooper drives off]
[as Cooper drives off he looks in the passenger seat in the hope that Murph is stowed away under the blanket again, but she is not there]
TARS: [voice over] Go for main engines. Start T minus ten.
[at the same time we hear as the spacecraft is preparing for takeoff; Murph rushes out of the house to chase after Cooper]
Young Murph: Dad!
TARS: [voice over] Nine.
Young Murph: Dad!
[Donald grabs Murph and holds her as she yells after Cooper]
TARS: [voice over] Eight. Seven.
Young Murph: Dad!
TARS: [voice over] Six. Five. Main engines start.
[we see as Cooper is driving off his eyes fill up with tears]
TARS: [voice over] Four. Three. Two. One. Booster ignition, and…
[we see the spacecraft’s engines firing up as it blasts off]
[as the spacecraft blasts off into space]
TARS: All engines look good. Beginning roll program. Prepare for stage one separation. Stage one.
[we see the shuttle motor being separated from the spacecraft]
TARS: Areas, mark one. Everybody good? Plenty of slaves for my robot colony?
[Cooper looks at Doyle]
Doyle: They gave him a humor setting so he’d fit in better with his unit. He thinks it relaxes us.
Cooper: A giant sarcastic robot. What a great idea!
TARS: I have a cue light I can use when I’m joking, if you’d like?
Cooper: That would probably help.
TARS: Yeah, you could use it to find your way back into the ship after I blow you out the air lock.
Cooper: What’s your humor setting, TARS?
TARS: That’s one hundred percent
Cooper: Bring it on down to seventy-five, please.
TARS: Stage two, separation.
[we see the second shuttle motor being separated from the spacecraft]
Cooper: All feeds going manual.
TARS: Going manual.
Cooper: Deactivate probe heater one, two and three.
Cooper: Taking control.
TARS: This is handover to you.
Doyle: ABF check. Over.
Cooper: Retro thrusters fuel cells one, two, three.
Doyle: One hundred percent ex-mites.
Cooper: It’s hard leaving everything. My kids. Your father.
Brand: We’re going to be spending a lot of time together.
Cooper: We should learn to talk.
Brand: And when not to.
[Cooper looks at her]
Brand: Just being honest.
Cooper: Well, you don’t need to be that honest. Hey, TARS, what’s your honesty parameter?
TARS: Ninety percent.
Cooper: Ninety percent?
TARS: Absolute honesty isn’t always the most diplomatic, nor the safest form of communication with emotional beings.
Cooper: Okay. Ninety percent it is, Dr. Brand.
[the crew are on a video call with Professor]
Professor Brand: Amelia, be safe. Give my regards to Dr. Mann.
Brand: I will, Dad.
Professor Brand: It looks good for your trajectory. We’ve calculated two years to Saturn.
Romilly: That’s a lot of Dramamine.
[Romilly pops the pills into his mouth]
Cooper: Look after my family will you please, sir?
Professor Brand: We’ll be waiting for you when you get back. A little older, a little wiser, but happy to see you.
[we see the crew getting ready for their trip to Saturn as we hear the Professor quoting from Dylan Thomas’ poem]
Professor Brand: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right. Because their words had forked no lightning they do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
[we see the Endurance spinning away from Earth]
[as they get ready for hypersleep Brand goes over to Cooper who is sat by one of the windows watching Earth in the distance]
Brand: Here, pills.
[Cooper takes the pills]
Cooper: So alone.
Brand: We have each other. Dr. Mann had it worse.
Cooper: No, I mean them. It’s a perfect planet and we’re not going to find another one like it.
Brand: No, it’s not like looking for a new condo. The human race is going to be adrift. Desperate for a rock it can cling to while it catches its breath. We need to find that rock, and our three prospects are at the edge of what might sustain human life. Laura Miller’s planet is the first. Laura started our biology program.
[we see Doyle helping Romilly go into hypersleep]
[looking at the planet on the tablet screen]
Brand: Uh, Wolf Edmunds is here.
Cooper: Tell me about Edmunds.
Brand: Oh, uh, Wolf’s a particle physicist.
Cooper: Any of them had any families?
Brand: No. No attachments. My father insisted. They all knew the odds against ever seeing another human being again. I’m hoping we can surprise at least three of them.
Cooper: How about Mann?
Brand: Dr. Mann, well, he’s remarkable. He’s the best of us. He inspired eleven people to follow him on the loneliest journey in human history. Scientists, explorers. That’s what I love. You know out there, we face great odds. Death. But, not evil.
Cooper: You don’t think nature can be evil?
Brand: No. Formidable, frightening. But, no, not evil. Well is a lion evil because it rips a gazelle to shreds?
Cooper: Just what we take with us then?
Brand: Yeah. This crew represents the best of humanity.
Cooper: Even me, huh?
Brand: You know what, we agreed ninety percent. Don’t stay up.
Cooper: I’ll be a minute.
Brand: Well, just remember, Coop, you’re literally wasting your breath.
[Brand leaves Cooper]
Cooper: Hey, TARS, let’s go over that trajectory one more time.
TARS: Eight months to Mars. Counter orbital sling shuttling around fourteen months to Saturn. Nothing has changed on that.
[we see Brand going into hypersleep]
Cooper: Let me ask you something.
Cooper: Dr. Brand and Edmunds.
TARS: Why are you whispering? They can’t hear you.
Cooper: Dr. Brand and Edmunds, they close?
TARS: I wouldn’t know.
Cooper: Is that ninety percent wouldn’t know or ten percent wouldn’t know?
TARS: I also have a discretion setting, Cooper.
Cooper: Oh. But not a poker-face, slick.
[Cooper records a video message for his children before going into hypersleep]
Cooper: Hey, guys. Dad’s about to go down for the long nap, so I wanted to give you an update. Uh, the Earth looks amazing from here. Um, you can’t see any of the dust. I really hope you guys are doing, doing great. I know you’re going to get this message, Professor Brand assured me that he was going to get it to you. Know that I love you.
[back on Earth Professor Brand brings Cooper’s truck]
Young Murph: Is it him?
Donald: I don’t think so, Murph.
[the Professor gets out of the truck and walks over towards Donald and Murph]
Professor Brand: You must be Donald. Hello, Murph.
Young Murph: Why are you in my dad’s truck?
Professor Brand: He wanted me to bring it for your brother. He sent you a message.
[Murph still angry with Cooper turns and enters the house]
Donald: She’s pretty upset with him for leaving.
Professor Brand: If you record any messages I can get them transmitted to Cooper.
[he gives Cooper message to Donald]
Professor Brand: Murph is a bright spark. Maybe, I should fan the flame.
Donald: She’s already making fools of her teachers, well, maybe she can come and make a fool out of you. So where are they?
Professor Brand: Heading for Mars. The next time you hear from Cooper they’ll be coming up on Saturn.
Romilly: Hey, Coop, can we stop the spinning?
Romilly: Because we’re close enough to see it now.
[Cooper stops the Endurance spinning and the wormhole comes into view]
Romilly: That’s it! That’s the wormhole!
Cooper: Say it, don’t spray it, Rom. It’s a sphere.
Romilly: Well of course it is. What, you thought it would just be a hole?
Cooper: No, it’s just that all the illustrations I’ve ever seen they…
Romilly: The illustrations. Let me show you how it works.
[Romilly takes a piece of paper]
Romilly: So they say you want to go from here, to there.
[he marks a cross at the top and at the bottom of the page]
Romilly: But this is too far.
Romilly: So a wormhole bends space like this.
[he bends the paper so the two marked crosses meet and pierces a hole through the paper]
Romilly: So you can take a shortcut through a higher dimension. Okay. So to show that they’ve turned three dimensional space into two dimensions, which turns a wormhole into two dimensions, a circle.
[he opens the paper and shows the circle of the hole he’d made]
Romilly: What’s a circle in three dimensions?
Cooper: A sphere.
Romilly: Exactly. A spherical hole. But who put it there? Who do we have to thank?
Cooper: Well, I’m not thanking anybody until we get out of here in one piece, Rom.
[as they are getting close to the wormhole]
Cooper: Any trick to this, Doyle?
Doyle: No one knows.
Cooper: Well, the others made it, right?
Doyle: At least some of them.
[as they are about to go through the wormhole]
Cooper: Everybody ready to say goodbye to our solar system?
Romilly: To our galaxy.
Cooper: Here we go.
[they begin soar through the wormhole, inside the spacecraft everything starts shaking; to Cooper]
Doyle: The controls won’t work here. We’re passing through the bulk. It’s space beyond our three dimensions. All you can do is record and observe.
[as they are traveling through the wormhole Brand notices something to her side]
Romilly: What is that?
Brand: I think it’s them.
Romilly: Distorting space-time?
[Brand extends her hand to touch it]
Romilly: Don’t! Don’t!
[they continue to soar through the wormhole finally passing through it to the other side]
Romilly: What was that?
Brand: First handshake.
Doyle: We’re here.
[we see Endurance floating through the blackness of infinite space]
Doyle: So the lost communications came through.
Doyle: The relay on this side cached them. It’s years of basic data, no real surprises.
[pointing to the monitor]
Doyle: Miller’s site has kept pinging thumbs up, as has Dr. Mann’s. Um, Edmunds went down three years ago.
Brand: Transmitter failure?
Doyle: Maybe. He was sending the thumbs up right until it went dark.
Romilly: But Miller’s still looks good though, right? Because she’s coming up fast.
Romilly: But there’s one complication. The planet is much closer to Gargantua than we thought.
Doyle: It’s what we’re calling the black hole. Miller’s and Dr. Mann’s planets both orbit it.
Brand: And Miller’s is on the horizon?
Romilly: Like a basketball around a hoop. Landing there takes us dangerously close and a black hole that big has a huge gravitational pull.
Cooper: Look, I could swing around that neutron star and…
Brand: No, no, no. It’s not that, it’s time. The gravity on that planet will slow our clock compared to Earth’s, drastically.
Cooper: Well how bad?
Romilly: Well, every hour we spend on that planet will be seven years back on Earth.
Romilly: Well that’s relativity, folks.
Cooper: Well, we can’t just drop down there without…
Doyle: Cooper, we have a mission.
Cooper: Yeah, Doyle, we have a mission. And our mission, Plan A is to find a planet that can habitate the people that are living on the Earth right now.
Doyle: You can’t just think about your family now, you have to think bigger than that, alright?
Cooper: I’m thinking about my family and millions of other families. Okay, Plan A does not work if the people on Earth are dead by the time we pull it off.
Doyle: No, it doesn’t. That’s why there’s a Plan B.
Brand: Okay. Cooper’s right. We need to think about time as a resource just like oxygen and food. Going down there is going to cost us.
Doyle: Alright, look, Dr. Mann’s data is promising, alright? But it’s going take us months to get there, and Edmunds, it’s even further. Now Miller hasn’t sent much, but what she has sent is very promising. It’s water, it’s organics.
Brand: You don’t find that every day.
Doyle: No, you don’t. And just think about the resources, including time that would be spent trying to get back here.
Cooper: How far off of Miller’s planet do we have to be to stay out of the time shift?
Romilly: Well just back from the cusp.
Cooper: Which is here…
[pointing to the monitor]
Cooper: Just outside of Miller’s planet.
[Cooper turns the monitor around which has a white board on its back, Cooper starts drawing on it]
Cooper: Here’s Gargantua, here’s Miller’s planet. Instead of taking the Endurance into orbit around Miller’s planet, which would conserve fuel, but we’d lose a lot of time, what if we take a wider orbit around Gargantua, parallel with Miller’s planet outside of its time shift, to here. Then we take the Ranger down, we get Miller, we get her samples, we’d come back, we analyze, we debrief. We’re in, we’re out, we lose a little fuel, but we save a lot of time.
Brand: That’ll work.
Romilly: That’s good.
Cooper: There’s not going to be time for monkey business or chit-chat down there, so TARS, you should definitely stay here. CASE, you’re with me. Anyone else can stay.
Romilly: If we’re talking about a couple of years, I could use the time to research gravity, observations from the wormhole, that’s gold to Professor Brand.
Cooper: TARS, factor an orbit around Gargantua, conserve fuel, minimize thrusting. And make sure we stay in range from Miller’s planet. You got it?
TARS: I wouldn’t leave you behind, Dr. Brand.
[as they prepare to leave for Miller’s planet]
Cooper: You ready, CASE?
Cooper: You don’t say much, do you?
CASE: TARS talks plenty for both of us.
[we see the Ranger detaching from Endurance]
Cooper: Romilly, are you reading these forces?
[we hear Romilly via the intercom]
Doyle: A literal heart of darkness.
[Romilly watches as the Ranger gets close to the black hole Gargantua]
Romilly: If we could just see the collapsed star inside, the singularity, we’d solve gravity.
Cooper: We can’t get anything from it?
Romilly: Nothing escapes that horizon, not even light. All the answers are there, just no way to see it.
Brand: There’s Miller’s planet.
Romilly: Goodbye, Ranger.
Doyle: There’s nothing here.
CASE: Should be right here.
Brand: Well, if the, the signal’s coming from here…
[suddenly CASE finds the beacon, which is wrecked, and pulls it out from under the water]
Brand: Her beacon.
[Brand starts walking further ahead towards what looks like mountains ahead]
Doyle: Wreckage. Where’s the rest?
Brand: Towards the mountains!
Cooper: Those aren’t mountains. They’re waves.
Brand: What? What?
[Brand stop sand looks up to see a massive wave headed towards them]
Brand: Oh, shit. Oh, shit! Shit.
[Brand tries to get to the rest of Miller’s wrecked beacon]
Cooper: I think that one’s moving away from us.
Brand: We need the recorder.
Cooper: The engines are flooded! I’ll have to shut it down!
[the Ranger is hit by the waves and the water carries them off]
Cooper: Oh, shit!
[the waves takes them down]
[after riding out the massive wave Cooper quickly tries to start the engine but find it’s not working]
Cooper: CASE, what’s the problem?
CASE: Chute’s waterlogged, let it drain.
Cooper: Goddamn it!
Brand: I told you to leave me!
Cooper: And I told you to get your ass back here!
Brand: Why didn’t you leave me?!
Cooper: The difference is one of us was thinking about the mission!
Brand: You were thinking about getting home! I was trying to do the right thing!
Cooper: Can you tell that to Doyle?
Cooper: CASE, how much time?
CASE: Forty-five to an hour.
Cooper: The stuff of life, huh? What’s this going to cost us, Brand?
Brand: A lot. Decades.
Cooper: God! What happened to Miller?
Brand: Judging by the wreckage she was broken up by a wave soon after impact.
Cooper: How’s the wreckage stayed together after all these years, huh?
Brand: Because of the time slippage. On this planet’s time she only just landed hours ago. She probably just died minutes ago.
CASE: The data Doyle received was just the initial status echoing endlessly.
Cooper: Oh, we are not prepared for this. You eggheads have the survival skills of a boy-scout troop.
Brand: Well we got this far on our brains, further than any human in history.
Cooper: Well not far enough! And now we’re stuck here till there won’t be anyone left on Earth to save.
Brand: I’m counting every minute same as you, Cooper.
Cooper: Is there any possibility, I don’t know, maybe some way we could jump in a black hole and gain back the years?
[Brand shakes her head and looks away]
Cooper: Don’t shake your head at me.
Brand: Time is relative, okay? It can stretch and it can squeeze, but, it can’t run backwards! Just can’t. The only thing that can move across dimensions, like time, is gravity.
Cooper: Okay. The beings that led us here, they communicate through gravity, right?
Cooper: Could they be talking to us from the future?
Cooper: Okay, if they can…?
Brand: They are beings of five dimensions. Right, to them, time might be another physical dimension. To them, the past might be a canyon that they can climb into, and the future, a mountain that they can climb up, but to us, it’s not. Okay? Look, Cooper, I screwed up. I’m sorry. But you knew about relativity.
Cooper: Brand. My daughter is ten years old. Couldn’t teach her Einstein’s theories before I left.
Brand: Couldn’t you have told her you were going to save the world?
Cooper: No. When you become a parent, one thing becomes really clear. And that is that you want to make sure your children feel safe. And it rules out telling a ten year old that the world’s ending.
[back at the Endurance Romilly, now significantly aged, opens the doors to let Brand and Cooper in]
Brand: Hello, Rom.
Romilly: I’ve waited years.
Cooper: How many, how many years?
Romilly: By now it must be twenty-three years, four months, eight days.
[Cooper looks visibly upset]
[Cooper enters Endurance without replying]
Brand: I thought I was prepared, I knew the theory. Reality is different.
Romilly: And Miller?
Brand: There’s nothing here for us.
[she goes over to Romilly and puts her hands gently on his face]
Brand: Why didn’t you sleep?
Romilly: Oh, I had a couple of stretches. I stopped believing you were coming back. Something seemed wrong about dreaming my life away. I learned what I could from the black hole, but I couldn’t send anything to your father. We’ve been receiving but nothing gets out.
Brand: Is he alive?
Romilly: Oh, yeah.
[Brand starts to break down and cry]
Romilly: We’ve got years of messages stored.
[Cooper sits to watch the video messages left for him over the years]
Computer: Messages span twenty-three years.
Cooper: Play from the beginning.
[message from Tom starts playing]
Young Tom: Hey, Dad. Just checking in, saying hi. Um, finished second in school, Miss Carlin’s still giving me Cs though. Pulled me down, but second’s not bad. Grandpa attended the ceremony. Um, oh, I met another girl, dad. I, uh, I really think this is the one. Her name is Lois. That’s her right there.
[Tom holds up a photo of Lois, Cooper, overwhelmed with emotion, begins weeping]
Young Tom: Murphy stole grandpa’s car. She crashed it, she’s okay though.
[we see another message from Tom showing him as an adult]
Tom: Hey, Dad. Look at this!
[Tom holds up his baby next to him]
Tom: You’re a grandpa. His name’s Jesse. I kind of wanted to go with Coop, but Lois says maybe next time. And Donald says he’s already got the ‘great’ part so, we’re just going to leave it at that.
Tom: Say goodbye to Grandpa. Goodbye, grandpa.
[Cooper continues to watch his messages, the next one shows Tom looking despondent]
Tom: Sorry, it’s been a while. Just, what with Jesse and all. Uh, grandpa died last week. We buried him out in the back plot next to mom, and Jesse. Which is where we would’ve buried you if you’d ever come back. Murph was there at the funeral. We don’t see her that much, but she came for that.
Tom: You’re not listening to this, I know that. All these messages are just drifting out there in the darkness. Lois says that, uh, I have to let you go. And, uh, so, I guess, I’ll let you go. I don’t know where you are, Dad. But I hope that you’re at peace. And, goodbye.
[Tom turns off the camera, Cooper touches the screen not wanting to let go when suddenly a message from a now adult Murph comes up]
Murph: Hi, Dad.
Cooper: Hey, Murph.
Murph: You son of a bitch. I never made one of these when you were still responding because I was so mad at you for leaving. And then when you went quiet, I feel like I should’ve lived with that decision, and I have. But today is my birthday. And it’s a special one, because you told me, you once told me that when you come back we might be the same age. And today I’m the age you were when you left.
[as Murph begins to cry Cooper becomes emotional again and starts weeping]
Murph: So it would be a real good time for you to come back.
[Murph wipes the tears from her eyes and ends the message]
[after ending her message to Cooper, Murph turns and sees the Professor behind her]
Professor Brand: I didn’t mean to intrude. It’s just that I’ve never seen you in here before.
Murph: I’ve never been in here before.
[Murph wheels the Professor to his office]
Professor Brand: I talk to Amelia all the time. It helps. I’m glad you’ve started.
Murph: I haven’t. I just had something I needed to get out.
Professor Brand: I know they’re still out there.
Murph: I know.
Professor Brand: There are so many reasons their communications might not be getting through.
Murph: I know, Professor.
Professor Brand: I’m not sure what I’m more afraid of. Them never coming back or coming back to find we’ve failed.
Murph: Then let’s succeed.
Professor Brand: So, back to the fourth iteration. Let’s run it through some new fields.
Murph: With respect, Professor, we’ve tried that hundreds of times.
Professor Brand: It only has to work once, Murph.
Professor Brand: Every rivet that they strike could’ve been a bullet. We’ve done well, in the world here, whether or not we crack the equation, before I kick the bucket.
Murph: Don’t be morbid, Professor.
Professor Brand: I’m not afraid of death. I am an old physicist. I’m afraid of time.
[later Murph looks at the equation on the black board in the Professor’s office]
Murph: Time. You’re afraid of time. For years we’ve been trying to solve the equation without changing the underlying assumption about time.
Professor Brand: And?
Murph: And it means each iteration is an attempt to prove its own proof, it’s recursive it’s nonsensical.
Professor Brand: Are you calling my life’s work nonsense, Murph?
Murph: No, I’m saying that you’ve been trying to finish it with one arm, no, with both arms tied behind your back. And I don’t understand why.
Professor Brand: I am an old man, Murph. Can we take this point up at another time? I want to talk to my daughter.
[the Professor turns his wheelchair and wheels himself out]
[Brand is sat watching a message from her father]
Professor Brand: Stepping out into the universe, we must confront the reality of interstellar travel. We must reach far beyond our own lifespans. We must think, not as individuals, but as a species. “Do not go gentle into that good night.”
[later Cooper, Brand and Romilly are sat trying to figure out which planet to go to next]
Cooper: TARS kept the Endurance right where we needed her but the trip took years longer than what we anticipated. We no longer have the fuel to visit both prospects, so, we’ve got to choose.
Romilly: But how? They’re both promising. And Edmunds data is better, but Dr. Mann is the one still transmitting.
Brand: We’ve got no reason to suspect Edmunds data would’ve soured. His world has key elements to sustain human life.
Cooper: As does Dr. Mann’s.
Brand: Cooper, this is my field. And I really believe Edmund’s is the better prospect.
Brand: Gargantua, that’s why. Look at Miller’s planet. Hydrocarbons, organics, yes; But no life. Sterile. We’ll find the same thing on Mann’s.
Romilly: Because of the black hole?
Brand: Murphy’s Law. Whatever can happen, will happen. Accidents are the first building block of evolution, but when you’re orbiting a black hole, not enough can happen, it sucks in asteroids and comets, other events which would otherwise reach you. We need to go further afield.
Cooper: You once said that Dr. Mann was the best of us.
Brand: He’s remarkable. We’re only here because of him.
Cooper: And yet here he is, he’s on the ground, and he’s sending a very unambiguous message, telling us to come to his planet.
Brand: Granted. But Edmund’s data is more promising.
Romilly: We should vote.
Cooper: Well, if we’re going to vote, there’s something you should know. Brand, he has a right to know.
Brand: That has nothing to do with it.
Romilly: What does?
Cooper: She’s in love with Wolf Edmunds.
Romilly: Is that true?
Brand: Yes. And that makes me want to follow my heart. But maybe we’ve spent too long trying to figure all this out with theory.
Cooper: You’re a scientist, Brand.
Brand: So listen to me, when I say that love isn’t something we invented, it’s observable, powerful. It has to mean something.
Cooper: Love has meaning, yes, social utility, social bonding, child rearing…
Brand: We love people who have died, where’s the social utility in that?
Brand: But maybe it means something more, something we can’t yet understand. Maybe it’s some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can’t consciously perceive. I’m drawn across the universe to someone I haven’t seen in a decade. Who, I know, is probably dead. Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it yet.
[there’s a moment’s pause]
Brand: Alright, Cooper. Yes! The tiniest possibility of seeing Wolf again excites me. But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.
Cooper: Honestly, Amelia, it might.
[overcome with emotion Brand gets up and leaves]
Cooper: TARS, chart a course for Dr. Mann’s.
[back on the Endurance]
Cooper: Amelia, I’m sorry.
Brand: You’re just being objective. Unless you’re punishing me for screwing up on Miller’s planet,
Cooper: You know this wasn’t a personal decision.
Brand: Well, if you’re wrong, you have a very personal decision to make. Your fuel calculations are based on a return journey. Strike out Mann’s planet and we’ll have to decide whether to return home, or push onto Edmonds with Plan B. Starting a colony could save us from extinction. You might have to decide between seeing your children again or the future of the human race. I trust you’ll be as objective then.
[Brand walks off]
[Murph goes to the hospital where her partner Getty directs her to the Professor’s room]
Getty: He has been asking for you since he came to. We were trying to reach you.
[Murph enters the room and goes to sit by the Professor’s bedside]
Professor Brand: Murph?
Murph: I’m here, Professor.
Professor Brand: I think I’ve let you all down.
Murph: No, you got us so far. We’re close. I’ll finish what you started.
Professor Brand: Good, good, Murph. You had faith. All those, all those years, I asked you to have faith. I wanted you to believe that your father would come back.
Murph: I do, Professor.
Professor Brand: Forgive me, Murph.
Murph: There’s nothing to forgive.
[the Professor starts to break down]
Professor Brand: I lied, Murph. I lied to you. There was no need for him to come back. There’s no way to help us.
Murph: But Plan A? All this? All these people? And the equation?
[the Professor shakes his head]
Murph: Did my father know? Did he leave me?
Professor Brand: “Do not go gentle…”
[the Professor passes away]
Murph: No. No! You can’t leave. No!
[Murph sends a video message to Brand to inform her the Professor’s death]
Murph: Dr. Brand, I’m sorry to tell you that your father died today. He had no pain. He was at peace. I’m very sorry for your loss.
[she goes to turn off the video but stops herself]
Murph: Brand, did you know? He told you, right? You knew. This was all a sham. You left us here. To suffocate. To starve.
[we see that no one is watching Murph’s message as Cooper, Brand and Romilly have already left on the Ranger]
[as they enter Mann’s planet the Ranger hits a frozen cloud]
Cooper: Frozen cloud.
[they land on Mann’s planet which is an icy planet, they find Mann’s pod and after entering they wake Mann from hypersleep, Mann gets overwhelmed to see another human again and begins to cry in Cooper’s arms]
Cooper: It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.
[a little while later after Mann has calmed down]
Dr. Mann: Pray you never learn just how good it can be to see another face. I hadn’t had a lot of hope to begin with. After so long I had none. My supplies were completely exhausted. The last time I went to sleep I didn’t even set up a waking date. You have literally raised me from the dead.
Dr. Mann: What about the others?
Romilly: I’m afraid you’re it, sir.
Dr. Mann: So far, surely.
Cooper: No. In our present situation there’s very little chance of rescuing any others.
Brand: Dr. Mann. Dr. Mann, tell us about your world.
Dr. Mann: Our world, we hope. Our world, uh, it’s cold, stark, but undeniably beautiful. The days are sixty-seven hours long, cold. The nights are sixty-seven far colder hours.
[we see Mann taking the other three out to show them the planet before going back to his pod to show them the results of his expeditions]
Dr. Mann: The gravity is a very, very pleasant eighty percent of the Earth. Now up here, where I landed, the water is alkali and the air has too much ammonia to breathe for more than just a few minutes. But down at the surface, and there is a surface, the chlorine dissipates, the ammonia gives way to crystalline hydrocarbons. Breathable air, to organics. Possibly even to life. We might be sharing this world.
Brand: These readings are from the surface?
Dr. Mann: Over the years I’ve dropped various probes.
Cooper: How far have you explored?
Dr. Mann: I’ve managed several major expeditions, but with oxygen in limited supply, KIPP there, really did most of the legwork.
[he looks over to his robot which is no longer in use]
TARS: What went wrong with him, sir?
Dr. Mann: Degeneration. He misidentified the first organics we found as ammonia crystals. We struggled on for a time, but ultimately I decommissioned him, used his power source to keep the mission going. I thought I was alone before I even shut him down.
TARS: Would you like me to take a look at him?
Dr. Mann: No, no. He needs a human touch.
TARS: Dr. Brand, CASE is relaying a message for you, from the station.
Brand: Okay, be right there. Excuse me.
[Brand goes over to watch Murph’s video on the monitor]
Murph: Dr. Brand, I’m sorry to tell you that your father died today. He had no pain. He was at peace. I’m sorry for your loss.
[Cooper goes over to comfort Brand]
Brand: Is that Murph? She’s grown!
[just then they hear the rest of Murph’s message]
Murph: Brand, did you know? He told you, right? You knew. This was all a sham. You left us here. To suffocate. To starve. Did my father know too?
[Murph begins to cry]
Murph: Dad! I just want to know if you left me here to die? I just have to know!
[as Murph cries she ends the message]
Brand: Cooper, my father dedicated his whole life to plan A, I have no idea what she’s talking about.
Dr. Mann: I do.
[Brand and Cooper turns to face Mann]
Cooper: He never even hoped to get the people off the Earth?
Dr. Mann: No.
Brand: But he has been trying to solve the gravity equation for forty years.
Dr. Mann: Amelia, your father solved his equation before I even left.
[Brand begins to cry]
Brand: Then why wouldn’t he use it?
Dr. Mann: The equation couldn’t reconcile relativity with quantum mechanics. You need more.
Cooper: More? More what?
Dr. Mann: More data. You need to see into a black hole. The laws of nature prohibit a naked singularity.
Cooper: Romilly, is that true?
Romilly: If a black hole is an oyster then the singularity is the pearl inside. The gravity is so strong it’s always hidden in darkness, beyond the horizon. That’s why we call it a black hole.
Cooper: Okay, if we see beyond the horizon.
Romilly: We can’t, Coop.
Dr. Mann: There are some things that aren’t meant to be known.
Dr. Mann: Your father had to find another way to save the human race from extinction. Plan B: a colony.
Brand: But the people? Why keep building those stations?
Dr. Mann: Because he knew how hard it would be to get people to work together to save the species instead of themselves. Or their children.
Dr. Mann: You never would have come here unless you believed you were going to save them. Evolution has yet to transcend that simple barrier. We can care deeply, selflessly about those we know. But that empathy rarely extends beyond our line of sight.
Brand: But the lie? That monstrous lie?
Dr. Mann: Unforgivable. And he knew that. He was prepared to destroy his own humanity in order to save the species. He made an incredible sacrifice.
Cooper: No! No, an incredible sacrifice is being made by the people on Earth who are going to die! Because in his fucking arrogance he declared their case hopeless.
Dr. Mann: I’m sorry, Cooper. Their case is hopeless.
Cooper: No. No.
Dr. Mann: We are the future.
Brand: Cooper. Cooper, what I can do?
Cooper: Let me go home.
Getty: Murph, don’t, don’t people have the right to know?
Murph: Well, panic won’t help. We just have to keep working, same as ever.
Getty: Yeah, but isn’t that exactly what Professor Brand was manipulating us to do…
Murph: Brand gave up on us. I’m still trying to solve this.
Getty: So, do you have an idea?
Murph: A feeling. I told you about my ghost. My dad thought I called it a ghost because I was scared of it. But I was never scared of it. I called it a ghost because it felt, it felt like a person. It was trying to tell me something. If there is an answer here on Earth, it’s back there, somehow in that room. So I have to find it. We’re running out of time.
Romilly: TARS, is the obvious candidate. I’ve already told him what to look for.
TARS: I’ll need the old optical transmitter on KIPP, Cooper.
Cooper: You would do this for us?
TARS: Before you get all teary, try to remember that as a robot I have to do anything you say.
Cooper: Your cue light’s broken.
TARS: I’m not joking!
[just then TARS turns on his cue light indicating he’s joking]
[Mann takes Cooper to secure their three sites on the planet]
Dr. Mann: Brand told me why you feel you have to go back. But I’d be remiss if didn’t at least mention that a mission such as ours could certainly use an extra engineer.
[Cooper notices the Ranger taking off, he contacts CASE who’s navigating the Ranger]
Cooper: Oh, you better slow down, turbo. Safety first, CASE, remember?
CASE: Safety first, Cooper.
Cooper: Well, I have to tell you, Dr. Mann, I’m honored to be a part of this. But once we set up base camp, secure those modules, my work is done here. I’m going home.
[at the same time we see Murph and Getty going back to Murph’s old family home where Lois greets them]
Dr. Mann: You have attachments. But even without a family, I can promise you that, that yearning to be with other people is powerful. That emotion is at the foundation of what makes us human. It’s not to be taken lightly.
[as Murph returns to her old room Getty tries to help Lois and Coop with their coughs]
Getty: How long have you had that cough?
Lois: A while.
[in her old room, Murph has flashback to when she placed the watch Cooper on the bookcase as she cried]
Coop: Mom lets me play in here. I don’t touch your stuff.
[back with Mann and Cooper]
Dr. Mann: Just take this gently.
[they jump down the mountain with the aid of their space suits]
Dr. Mann: You know why we couldn’t just send machines on these missions, don’t you, Cooper? A machine doesn’t improvise well, because you can’t program the fear of death. Our survival instinct is our single greatest source of inspiration. Take you for example; father, with a survival instinct that extends to your kids. What does research tell us is the last thing you’re going to see before you die? Your children. Their faces. At the moment of death, your mind is going to push a little bit harder to survive. For them.
[Murph and Coop walk into the kitchen where Getty is examining Lois]
Getty: Uh, hey. I bet you’re Coop. Why don’t you have a seat here for me?
Getty: It’s bad. They cannot stay here. Okay?
[back on Mann’s planet, Romilly is supervising TARS activating KIPP]
Romilly: TARS, what’s taking so long?
TARS: Professor, I’m having trouble completing the boot-up.
Romilly: I don’t understand.
[Cooper is still following Mann who stops at the side of a hill]
Dr. Mann: It’s funny. When I left Earth, I thought I was prepared to die. The truth is, I never really considered the possibility that my planet wasn’t the one. Nothing worked out the way it was supposed to.
Cooper: Let’s go.
[suddenly Mann removes Cooper’s emergency oxygen pack from his helmet and throws it down the hill after which he then pushes Cooper down the hill]
[Mann and Cooper who is holding on to the side of the hill after Mann pushed him]
Cooper: What are you doing?!
[Mann starts making his way down to Cooper]
Dr. Mann: I’m sorry, I can’t let you leave with that ship. We’re going to need it to complete the mission. Once the others realize what this place isn’t, we cannot survive here! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!
[as he reaches Cooper he starts striking Cooper’s hand with the spikes on his boots, Cooper fights back and they both fall further down the hill]
Cooper: You faked it, all the data.
Dr. Mann: Yes.
Cooper: There’s no surface.
Dr. Mann: No. I tried to do my duty, Cooper. But I knew, the day that I arrived here, this place had nothing and I resisted the temptation for years. But I knew that if I just pressed that button, then somebody would come and save me.
Cooper: You fucking coward.
Dr. Mann: Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
[Mann walks over to Cooper and attacks him again; then it’s back to Murph and Tom]
Murph: Listen, if you’re not going to go, let your family go. Just let, save your family.
Tom: And we go live underground? With you? Pray that daddy comes to save us?
Murph: Dad’s not coming back. He never was coming back. It’s up to me!
Tom: Are you going to save everybody? Cause dad couldn’t do it?
Murph: Dad didn’t even try! Dad just abandoned us! He left us here to die.
Tom: Nobody is going with you.
Murph: You’re going to wait for your next kid to die?
Tom: Get out, and don’t come back.
[Murph turns and sees Coop carrying her box of stuff]
Murph: You can keep my stuff.
[back with Mann and Cooper who continue to fight each other]
Cooper: Stop it!
[suddenly Mann starts slamming his head against Cooper’s visor]
[Mann does it again and cracks the glass on Cooper’s visor]
[Mann continues slamming his head onto Cooper’s visor]
Cooper: Dr. Mann, there’s a fifty-fifty chance you’re going to kill yourself!
Dr. Mann: Those are the best odds I’ve had in years!
[Mann slams his head onto Cooper’s visor again and finally cracks open the glass making Cooper loose oxygen, Mann then takes Cooper’s transmitter from him]
Dr. Mann: Don’t judge me, Cooper. You were never tested like I was. Few men have been.
[Murph and Getty are driving away from her old family house after Tom threw them out]
Getty: You tried your best, Murph.
[back to Mann and Cooper who is struggling to breath after Mann cracked his visor]
Dr. Mann: You’re feeling it, aren’t you? The survival instinct. That’s what drove me. It’s what drives all of us, and it’s what’s going to save us. Because I want to save all of us. For you Cooper.
[he pauses as he watches Cooper continue to struggle to breath]
Dr. Mann: I’m sorry, I can’t, I can’t watch you go through this. I’m sorry. I thought I could, but I can’t. I’m here, I’m here for you.
[Mann turns and starts to walk away, Cooper can hear his voice through his intercom]
Dr. Mann: Just listen to my voice Cooper, I’m right here. You’re not alone.
[Mann stops and turns to look at Cooper again]
Dr. Mann: Do you see your children? It’s okay. They are right there with you.
[Mann turns and starts walking away]
Dr. Mann: Did Professor Brand tell you that poem before you left? Do you remember? “Do not go gentle, into that good night. Old age should burn, and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Brand: Cooper, we’re coming, hang in there, don’t talk! Try and breathe as little as possible. We’re almost there.
[back at Mann’s station with Romilly and TARS]
TARS: There is a security lockout, sir. It requires a person to access function.
[Romilly nods his head and goes to activate KIPP]
TARS: It’s all yours, sir.
[meanwhile Cooper hears Brand through his intercom]
Brand: Try not to breath. Cooper, we’re coming! We’re coming! We’re coming right now. Come on!
Brand: Go faster! Go faster! Faster, faster, faster, faster! Cooper! Hang in there, come on.
after a few moments
Brand: I see him! I see him! I see him! To the right. Bank right!
[at the same time we see Murph setting fire to the corn field]
[CASE lands the shuttle near Cooper, Brand gets out]
Brand: Cooper! Cooper, I’m here!
[Brand rushes towards Cooper and gives him oxygen; at the same time Tom sees the corn field is on fire and heads towards it; at Mann’s station Romilly activates KIPP]
Romilly: This data makes no sense.
[Brand brings Cooper into the shuttle]
Cooper: I’m sorry.
Cooper: Mann was lying!
[Brand looks shocked]
Cooper: Go. Go. Romilly!
[we see Mann getting closer to reaching his station]
Brand: Romilly, do you read me? Romilly! Romilly!
[just as Romilly puts his earpiece in to hear Brand]
TARS: Step back, Professor.
[suddenly the station explodes; Mann hears Brand and Cooper through his intercom]
Brand: Romilly! Can you hear me?
[as Tom has headed off to put out the corn field fire, Murph and Getty drive up to the farm house; to Getty]
Murph: Keep watch!
[Murph runs into the house]
[back on the Ranger]
Cooper: What happened to caution, CASE?
CASE: Safety first, Cooper.
Brand: Romilly. Romilly, do you read me? This is Brand. Romilly!
CASE: Dr. Brand, Cooper, there’s been an explosion. Dr. Mann’s compound.
[we see Mann taking off in the Ranger, as Cooper and Brand head towards Mann’s station they see TARS heading out from the burning station]
Cooper: TARS! TARS! Ten o’clock!
[they head down to pick up TARS]
Cooper: Tell me know when TARS is aboard.
[TARS enters the shuttle]
TARS: Romilly did not survive. I could not save him.
CASE: TARS is in!
Cooper: I’ll take it from here. Do you have a fix on the Ranger?
CASE: He is pushing into orbit.
Cooper: Ah, if he takes control of that ship we’re dead.
Brand: He’d maroon us?
Cooper: Oh, he is marooning us!
Brand: CASE, relay my message to the onboard computer and have it rebroadcast as emergency PA. Dr. Mann, do not open the air hatch. I repeat, do not open…
Dr. Mann: Brand! I don’t know what he said to you, but I’m taking command of the Endurance. And then we can talk about completing the mission.
Brand: Dr. Mann, listen to me!
Dr. Mann: This is not about my life, or Cooper’s life. This is about all mankind. There is a moment…
[suddenly as Mann opens the hatch he’s is pulled out and the Ranger explodes]
Brand: It is not…
[Brand and Cooper see the explosion from the distance]
Brand: Oh, my God.
[Cooper starts heading their shuttle towards the spinning Endurance]
CASE: Cooper, there’s no point in using your fuel to chase…
Cooper: Analyze the Endurance’s spin.
Brand: Cooper, what are you doing?
CASE: The Endurance rotation is 67, 68 rpm.
Cooper: Get it ready to match our spin with the retro thrusters.
CASE: It’s not possible.
Cooper: No, it’s necessary.
[Cooper continues to get closer to the Endurance]
CASE: The Endurance is hitting the stratosphere!
Brand: It’s just got the one heat shield.
Cooper: CASE, you ready?
[Cooper and Brand head over to the hatch, Cooper opens the hatch and they enter the Endurance]
CASE: Cooper, we’re slipping towards Gargantua. Shall I use main engines?
Cooper: No, we got to let her slide as far as we can!
[Brand continues going through the Endurance noting all the damage inside]
Cooper: Give it to me.
TARS: It’s good news and bad news, Cooper.
Cooper: Yeah, I’ve heard that one, TARS. Give it to me straight.
Brand: The back-up generator kicked in, so the system’s stable. They’re all good.
Cooper: Good. Okay. The navigational hub has been completely destroyed. We don’t have enough life support to make it back to Earth, but I think we can scratch over to Edmund’s planet.
Brand: Well, what about fuel?
Cooper: It’s not enough. But I have a plan. We let Gargantua pull us down close to the horizon, and a powered slingshot around launching us towards Edmund’s planet.
Cooper: That’s what I’m here for. I’ll take us just inside the critical orbit.
Brand: What about the time slippage?
Cooper: Well neither one of us have time to worry about relativity right now, Dr. Brand.
Brand: Sorry, Cooper.
[as Brand is in the Endurance, Cooper is in the Ranger with TARS in Lander]
Cooper: Once we have gathered enough speed around Gargantua, we use Lander 1, and Ranger 2 as rocket boosters to push us out of the black hole’s gravity. The Lander’s linkages have been destroyed, so we’ll to have to control manually. Once Lander 1 is spent, TARS will detach…
TARS: And get sucked right into that black hole.
Brand: Why does TARS have to detach?
Cooper: Well we have to shed the weight to escape gravity.
TARS: Newton’s third law: The only way humans have ever figured out of getting somewhere is to leave something behind.
Brand: Cooper, you can’t ask TARS to do this for us.
Cooper: He’s a robot, so you don’t have to ask him to do anything.
Brand: Cooper, you asshole!
Cooper: Sorry, you broke up a little bit there.
TARS: It’s what we intended, Dr. Brand. It’s our only chance to save people on Earth. If I can find a way to transmit the quantum data I’ll find in there, they might still make it.
Brand: Let’s just hope there is still someone there to save.
Cooper: Okay, we’re nosing down. Approaching the event horizon. Portside, dipping down beneath it, to go through it. Heading towards blackness.
[Brand listens to Cooper as she cries]
Cooper: I have a visual of the event. It’s all black. TARS, do you read me? It’s all blackness. TARS, do you read me? Over.
[no reply from TARS]
Cooper: Okay. The screen’s getting interference. Losing control of the stick. We’ve got flashes. Flashes of lightness and blackness. There’s a turbulence in the gravity is increasing.
[the computer warning alarm starts going off]
Cooper: Ah, computer’s going down.
[we see Cooper going through what looks like a wormhole]
Cooper: The gravitational pull, I’m losing control of the stick!
[as the Ranger gets sucked through sparks of fire start coming off the shuttle]
[back on Earth as Tom and his men try to stop the cornfield fire, Murph is in her old room going through her box of stuff]
Getty: Murph! Come on!
[at the same time Cooper has lost control of the shuttle as it continues to get sucked through the black hole]
Computer: Eject. Eject. Eject. Eject. Eject.
[Cooper ejects out of the shuttle and floats into the black hole and then through what looks like walls until he holds onto the edge of it, he starts banging against it when suddenly something falls and he sees young Murph on the other side and realizes he is looking at her through her bookcase]
Cooper: Murph! Murph! Murphhh!
[he sees young Murph slowly walk towards the bookcase and pick up the item that had fallen to the floor]
[at the same time we see adult Murph looking at the bookcase]
[as he sees young Murph turning to walk out of her room]
Cooper: No, no, no, no, no, no, no! Murphhh! Murphhh! No! No!
[he looks around him, sees the bookcase all around him in a three dimensional space and starts weeping, he watches young Murph walking around her room at different times; at the same time adult Murph is reflecting on her past trying to figure what the “ghost” in her room was]
[Cooper watches through the bookcase as young Murph has barricaded herself in the room not allowing Cooper to enter to say goodbye before he leaves for his mission]
Young Murph: If you’re leaving just go!
[as he watches himself try to say goodbye to young Murph]
Cooper: No. No. No, don’t go. Don’t go, you idiot! Don’t go!
[he floats over to another version of the same bookcase]
Cooper: Morse, Morse, Morse.
[he starts tapping against the books behind the bookcase]
Cooper: S-T-A. Dash! Dash!
[at the same time adult Murph starts pulling out the books in the bookcase]
Getty: Murph, we don’t have time for this! Come on!
[back to Cooper]
Cooper: Y. Stay!
[as pushes the books out he sees young Murph turn to see the books fall, he watches as young Murph picks up her notebook]
Cooper: Come on, Murph. Come on, Murph. Murph, come on! What’s it say? What’s it say? What’s it say?
[Cooper watches through the bookcase as he sees himself entering young Murph’s room to say goodbye on the day that he left]
Cooper: Tell him Murph. Make him stay. Make him, make him stay, Murph.
[at the same time adult Murph finds her notebook where she’d written the message STAY]
Cooper: Make him stay, Murph!
[he watches himself turn away from a crying young Murph who won’t say goodbye]
Cooper: Don’t let me leave, Murph!
[he watches himself as he walks over to the door]
Cooper: Don’t, don’t let me leave, Murph!
[Cooper starts weeping as he sees himself leaving young Murph’s room]
Cooper: No! No! No! No!
[as adult Murph looks at the message in her notebook she begins to realize it was Cooper that was the “ghost” in her room and gave her the message]
Murph: It was you! You were my ghost.
[back with Cooper, who’s crying stuck behind the bookcase, suddenly starts hearing TARS voice]
TARS: Cooper. Cooper. Come in, Cooper.
TARS: Roger that.
Cooper: You survived?
TARS: Somewhere in their fifth dimension. They saved us!
Cooper: How? And who the hell is “they?” And why would they want to help us out?
TARS: I don’t know, but they constructed this three-dimensional space inside their five dimensional reality to allow you to understand it.
Cooper: Yeah, well it ain’t working.
TARS: Yes, it is. You’ve seen that time is represented here as a physical dimension. You’ve worked out that you can exert a force across space-time.
Cooper: Gravity, to send a message?
Cooper: Gravity can cross the dimensions, including time.
Cooper: Do you have the quantum data?
TARS: Roger, I have it. I have transmitted it on all wavelengths, but nothing is getting out, Cooper.
Cooper: I can do this, I can do this.
TARS: But such complicated data to a child?
Cooper: Not just any child.
[back to adult Murph who is waiting for some sign from Cooper]
Murph: Come on, dad.
[calling out to Murph]
Getty: Murph, the fire’s out! Come on!
TARS: Even if you communicate it here, she won’t understand it’s significance for years!
Cooper: Yeah, I get that, TARS. But we, we’ve got to figure something out, alright? Or the people on Earth are going to die! Think, think, think!
TARS: Cooper, they didn’t bring us here to change the past.
Cooper: Say that again.
TARS: They didn’t bring us here to change the past.
Cooper: No, they didn’t bring us here at all. We brought ourselves.
[he floats over to one of the bookcases]
Cooper: TARS, give me the coordinates for NASA, in binary.
TARS: In binary, Roger. Transmitting data.
[at the same time adult Murph remembers the day of the dust storm]
Murph: It’s not a ghost. It’s gravity.
[Cooper is looking through the bookcase on the day of the dust storm and sees himself as he closes Murph’s window and discovering the lines of dust on the floor]
Cooper: Don’t you get it yet, TARS? I brought myself here! We’re here to communicate with the three dimensional world. We are the bridge! I thought they chose me. But they didn’t choose me, they chose her!
TARS: For what, Cooper?
Cooper: To save the world!
[he starts floating through the three-dimensional space made of young Murph’s bookcase]
Cooper: All of this! In one little girl’s bedroom. Every moment, it’s infinitely complex. They have access to infinite time and space, but they’re not bound by anything! They can’t find a specific place in time! They can’t communicate. That’s why I’m here. I’m here to find a way to tell Murph, just like I found this moment.
TARS: How, Cooper?
Cooper: Love, TARS, love! It’s just like Brand said, my connection with Murph, it is quantifiable. It’s the key!
TARS: What are we here to do?
Cooper: Find how to tell her.
[he sees as young Murph is walking into her room holding the watch he gave her]
Cooper: The watch. The watch. That’s it! Encode the data into the movement of the second hand. TARS, translate the data into Morse and feed it to me.
TARS: Translating the data to Morse. Cooper, what if she never came back for it?
Cooper: She will. She will.
[back to adult Murph; Getty calls out to her as he sees Tom returning]
Getty: Come on! I can see his car! He’s coming, Murph!
Murph: Okay. I’m coming down!
[Murph turns to leave]
TARS: How do you know?
Cooper: Because I gave it to her.
TARS: Roger. Morse is dot, dot, dash, dot.
[Cooper starts transmitting the code]
Cooper: Dot, dot, dash, dot.
TARS: Dot, dash, dot, dot.
Cooper: Dot, dash, dot, dot.
[we see the second hand on Murph’s watch starts moving as Cooper transmits the code]
[as adult Murph goes to leave her old room she suddenly stops to look at the watch and sees the second hand moving, she runs out of the house towards Tom as he arrives holding up the watch]
Murph: Look at this! It was him! All this time! I didn’t know it was him! Dad’s going to save us!
[she embraces Tom; we then see her writing down Cooper’s code transmitted through the watch giving her what she needs to solve the Professor’s equation, she goes to the research facility, gathers all the papers she once worked on and throws them into the air]
[she turns to Getty standing behind her]
Murph: It’s traditional.
[she kisses Getty before throwing more of the papers into the air]
[back with Cooper who’s still stuck in the three dimensional space]
Cooper: Did it work?
TARS: I think it might have.
Cooper: How do you know?
TARS: Because, the bulk beings are closing the Tesseract.
Cooper: Don’t you get it yet, TARS? They’re not beings. They’re us! What I’ve been doing for Murph, they’ve been doing for me. For all of us.
TARS: Cooper, people couldn’t build this.
Cooper: No, No, not yet. But one day. Not you and me. But a people. A civilization that’s evolved past the four dimensions that we know.
[Cooper watches as the three dimensional Tesseract closes]
Cooper: What happens now?
[Cooper starts going through another wormhole and sees Brand in the shuttle on the first day the set off and we realize he was the “thing” she saw in the corner of the ship]
[we see Cooper unconscious as he floats in space near Saturn, then he wakens to find himself in bed in what looks like a hospital]
Doctor: Mr. Cooper. Let’s take it slow, sir. Nice and easy, Mr. Cooper.
[Cooper slowly rises to get out of bed]
Doctor: Remember, you’re no spring chicken anymore. Actually you are one hundred and twenty-four years old. Take it slow, sir.
[Cooper starts walking over to the window]
Doctor: You were, uh, extremely lucky. The Rangers found you with only minutes left in your oxygen supply.
[Cooper looks out the window to see kids playing baseball, he watches as the batter hits the ball and it goes through the window of a house that is directly above the playing field]
Cooper: Where am I?
Doctor: Cooper station. Currently orbiting Saturn.
Cooper: Cooper station.
[he smiles to himself]
Cooper: It was nice of you to name it after me.
[the nurse laughs]
Doctor: Well, the station isn’t named after you, sir. It’s, uh, it’s named after your daughter. Although she’s always maintained just how important you were.
Cooper: Is she still alive?
Doctor: She’ll be here in a couple of weeks. She is far too old to be transferred from another station. But when she heard that you’d been found, well this is, uh, this is Murphy Cooper we’re talking about.
Cooper: Yes, it is.
Doctor: We’ll have you checked out of here in a couple of days.
[Cooper goes to the hospital to visit Murph]
Nurse: Mr. Cooper.
Nurse: The family is all in there.
Cooper: The family?
Nurse: Yeah, they all came out to see her. She’s been in cryo sleep for almost two years.
[Cooper enters the hospital room to see his grandchildren and great grandchildren all gathered around older Murph’s bed, she smiles as she sees him, he sits by her side and holds her hand]
Cooper: You told them I liked farming?
Cooper: It was me, Murph. I was your ghost.
Older Murph: I know. People didn’t believe me, they thought that I was doing it all myself. But…
[she points to the watch she’s wearing on her wrist]
Older Murph: I knew who it was. Nobody believed me. But I knew you’d come back.
Older Murph: Because my dad promised me.
Cooper: I’m here now, Murph. I’m here.
Older Murph: No. No parent should have to watch their own child die. I have my kids here for me now. You can go.
Older Murph: [voice over] Brand.
[we see Cooper walking out of the room as Murph’s kids and grandchildren gather around her]
Older Murph: [voice over] She’s out there. Setting up camp.
[we see TARS and Cooper sneaking into the station to take one of the shuttles]
Older Murph: [voice over] Alone in a strange galaxy.
[we see Brand on Edmunds’ planet with CASE, she sits by to Edmunds’ grave looking sad]
Older Murph: [voice over] Maybe right now she’s, settling in for the long nap.
[we see Cooper getting into a shuttle getting ready to leave]
Older Murph: [voice over] By the light of our new sun.
[we see a technician returning to the station to see one of the shuttle’s missing]
Older Murph: [voice over] In our new home.
[we see Brand walking towards her camp where she’s putting Plan B into effect]