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  • [first lines; 2346 – by a flickering campfire, old and weathered with a long scar across his left eye, sits by the fire speaking to someone we cannot see]
  • Zachry: Lornsome night, babbits bawlin’, wind bitin’ the bone. Wind like this, full of voices. Ancestry howlin’ at you; ‘you bring the stories’. All their voices tied up into one. One voice different, one voice whispering out there, spying from the dark. Now, find you devil, Old Georgie himself. Now you hear up close and I’ll yarn you about the first time we met eye to eye.
  • [1849 – Adam walks along a beach on a Pacific Island]
  • Adam Ewing: [voice over] And thus it was that I made the acquaintance of Dr. Henry Goose, the man I hoped cure me of my affliction.
  • [Adam sees Goose ahead sifting through sand]
  • Adam Ewing: Have you lost something?
  • [Goose turns and looks at Adam]
  • [1973 – Luisa is driving in her car talking into a cassette tape]
  • Luisa Rey: Question one; what secret had Sixsmith’s report would be worth killing for? Question two; is it reasonable to believe that they would kill again to protect that secret, and if so, question three; what the fuck am I doing here?
  • [2012 – we see Cavendish typing on a typewriter]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] While my extensive experience as an editor has led me to a disdain for flashbacks and flash forwards and all such tricksy gimmicks, I believe that if you, dear reader, can extend your patience for just a moment, you will find there is a method to this tale of madness.
  • [1936 – Frobisher place an envelope on a desk above a manuscript titled ‘The Cloud Atlas Sextet’ and under that a music sheet titled ‘The Cloud Atlas Symphony’ both written by Frobisher]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] My dearest Sixsmith, I shot myself through the roof of my mouth this morning, with Vyvyan Ayrs’ Luger. A true suicide is a paced disciplined certainty. People pontificate, ‘suicide is a coward’s act’. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Suicide takes tremendous courage.
  • [Frobisher walks to the bathroom, gets into the bath tub, he cocks back the gun and prepares to pull the trigger]
  • [2144 – Sonmi is in a cell sat, with her hands shackled to her seat, at a table opposite the Archivist]
  • Enforcer: Any problems, sir, you just hit this button.
  • [the Enforcer hands a small wand-like device to the Archivist]
  • Archivist: Thank you.
  • [the Enforcer leaves and the Archivist looks at Sonmi]
  • Archivist: On behalf of my Ministry and the future of Unanimity, I would like to thank you, for this final interview.
  • [2012 – talking to himself]
  • Timothy Cavendish: I was Dermot Hoggins’ publisher. Not his shrink or his astrologer. And the ruddy, bloody truth is I had no idea what the man was gonna to do that night.
  • [1849 – back on the beach with Adam and Dr. Henry Goose]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: This beach was once a cannibal’s banqueting hall, where the strong gorged on the weak. But the teeth, sir, they spat out, like you or I would expel a cherry stone.
  • [Goose shows Adam the teeth he’s found so far]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Do you know the price a quarter pound of these will earn?
  • [2144 – back to the interrogation with Sonmi and the Archivist]
  • Archivist: Remember this is not an interrogation or a trial. Your version of the truth is all that matters.
  • Sonmi-451: Truth is singular. It’s ‘versions’ are mistruths.
  • [1936 – back in the bathroom with Frobisher getting ready to pull the trigger]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Don’t let them say I killed myself for love. Had my infatuations, but we both know in our hearts who is the sole love of my short, bright life.
  • [he puts the gun in his mouth and is about to pull the trigger the screen goes black]
  • [1849 – Adam is sitting across from Rev. Horrox finishing off signing a contract]
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: There you are, Mr. Ewing. As binding a covenant there can ever be between men, outside the province of scripture.
  • Adam Ewing: Thank you, Reverend Horrox. I know my father-in-law is profoundly excited about this deal.
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: Haskell Moore is a great man. Future generations depend on men like him, men capable of speaking the truth.
  • Adam Ewing: Quite.
  • [Adam puts the contract is a box and locks it]
  • [later Adam and Goose are having dinner with Horrox]
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: When I first encountered Haskell Moore’s writing its perspicuity struck me as though delivered through divine revelation. The learned doctor here and I already spent many a night debating Mr. Moore’s tractus.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: I’m only willing to conceive that he makes a compelling case as to why we are sitting here enjoying this divine meal, while Kupaka stands there, content to serve.
  • [Goose start taking food from the dish Kupaka is holding towards him]
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: Indeed, Kupaka, you enjoy your life here with us, do you not?
  • Kupaka: [blankly] Oh, yes, Reverend, sir. Kupaka very happy here.
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: You see, you see, this is Moore’s ladder of civilization. The reason behind this natural order…
  • Madame Horrox: Please, Giles, do shut up. I’ve been listening to this for weeks, I would love to know what his own son-in-law has to say about it.
  • Adam Ewing: Let’s see, it is an inquiry concerning God’s will and the nature of men.
  • Madame Horrox: And what does he have to say about the nature of women?
  • [Horrox and Goose laugh]
  • Adam Ewing: I’m afraid that’s a subject he prefers to pass by in silence.
  • Madame Horrox: He wouldn’t be the first.
  • Rev. Giles Horrox: Prey, Mr. Ewing, continue.
  • Adam Ewing: Well, uh…the question he does pose is, if God created the world, how do we know what things we can change and what things must remain sacred and inviable?
  • [as Ewing and Goose are given a tour of Horrox’s plantation]
  • Kupaka: Reverend Horrox is specific how to run plantation. Georgian best way he say.
  • Adam Ewing: The heat is unbearable. How do they take it.
  • Kupaka: Reverend Horrox say, slaves like camel, bred for desert. He say, they not feel heat like civilized folk.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: We should get you out of the sun.
  • Adam Ewing: What….what is that noise?
  • [Adam follows the noise and eventually arrives at a whipping post where all the slaves have gathered watching one of the slaves being whipped by the Whip Master, as Adam watches in horror he suddenly passes out]
  • [back in the house Adam wakes up in his room with Goose standing over him]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Ah, there you are.
  • Adam Ewing: What happened?
  • [as Adam tries to get up Goose pushes him back on his bed]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: It is as I suspected; Gusano Coco Cervello.
  • [Goose shows Adam an image of the worm from his book]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Better known as the Polynesian worm. Once saw a man’s brain after the worm had finished him…maggoty cauliflower. Ooph. But have no fear, this particular devil and I are well acquainted.
  • [Goose mixes some medicine and drops some into Adam’s mouth]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Here we go. Ah, yes, yes.
  • Adam Ewing: I don’t know what I would have done had our paths not crossed.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Well for starters, you would have died.
  • [Goose laughs]
  • Adam Ewing: I…I shall find a way to repay you.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Oh, unnecessary, I assure you. I am a doctor, Adam. A tiger cannot change its stripes.
  • [Goose laughs again as he examines Adam]
  • [1936 – Frobisher lies in bed asleep with his lover, Sixsmith, in their hotel suite, we see that Frobisher has a strange birthmark on his back]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Sixsmith, I do hope you will be able to find it in your heart to forgive me.
  • [they are awakened by a knock at their door]
  • Hotel Heavy: Mr. Frobisher! Mr. Robert Frobisher! The management would like a word with you, please, sir.
  • [Frobisher slowly gets dressed as the hotel manager keeps pounding the door]
  • Hotel Heavy: Mr. Frobisher, open this door, please! I do know you’re in there, Mr. Frobisher. Please, comply. A letter is being drafted to your father, sir.
  • [as the manager continues to pound the door, Frobisher finishes getting dressed, taking Sixsmith’s waistcoat, then he goes and kisses Sixsmith then opens the window and climbs out]
  • Hotel Heavy: Mr. Frobisher!
  • [after climbing out the window, we see Frobisher running away from the Hotel and then sat on the train writing a letter]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Hated leaving you like that. Wasn’t the goodbye I had in mind. By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Edinburgh, on my way to fame and fortune. I know you haven’t heard him, but trust me, Vyvyan Ayrs is one of the musical greats, Sixsmith. The tragedy is that he hasn’t produced any new work in year due to illness. My scheme is to persuade him to hire me as his amanuensis and aid him in the creation of a masterpiece, it will shoot him out through the musical firmament, eventually obliging Pater to admit that yes, the son he disinherited is none other than Robert Frobisher, the greatest British composer of his time.
  • [we see Sixsmith reading Frobisher’s letter at the same time as Frobisher is getting ready and going to meet Ayrs]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] I know, Sixsmith, you groan and shake your head, but you smile too, which is why I love you. P.S. Thanks for the waistcoat. I needed something of yours to keep me company.
  • [Frobisher arrives at Ayrs’ home and notices a small statue on Ayrs’ piano]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: St. George and the Dragon, reminds me that composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon, sometimes the dragon saves you.
  • [Ayrs’ takes a seat]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Alright, then. Frobisher, is it?
  • [Frobisher nods his head]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I trust Mackerras told you enough to be useful. I’ve had this little melody for viola rattling about my head for months. Let’s see if you can get it down.
  • [Frobisher readies his pen and music sheet, Ayrs closes his eyes and starts waving his hand humming some notes]

8Vyvyan Ayrs: Subtle grace note before the third.

  • [he hums a few more notes, but Frobisher is not able to take any of this down as it makes no sense]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Soft and simple. Got it? Now, it gets interesting.
  • [Ayrs hums more notes that still make no sense]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Good. Play that back.
  • Robert Frobisher: Would love to, sir.
  • [Frobisher sits at the piano]
  • Robert Frobisher: Um…what key are we in?
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: What key? B-minor of course!
  • Robert Frobisher: And the time signature?
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: For Christ’s sake, did you hear it or not?
  • Robert Frobisher: Just…just need a little more time.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: You need? My dear boy, who is working for whom here?
  • Robert Frobisher: I apologize, sir…
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Are you an amanuensis or an apologist? Now pay attention. Three-four, you need a four-four on fourth bar and back to three-four on bar five. If you can count that high. Crotchets G, pause for a quaver, repeat G quaver, then E-flat on the down beat.
  • [he hums some notes]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: And slower. Alright, let me hear it.
  • [as Frobisher begins playing on the piano, the notes sounding out of tune which upset Ayrs]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Stop, please! You’re hurting me! You must have misheard me, I said I have a melody not a malady!
  • [across the room, Ayrs wife, Jocasta, enters]
  • Jocasta Ayrs: Vyvyan…
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Jocasta, deliver me!
  • Jocasta Ayrs: What’s going on in here?
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: An exercise in futility.
  • Jocasta Ayrs: Should I be introduced?
  • [Jocasta starts taking Ayrs towards the door]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: There’s really no point. The boy is useful as the clap. Fortunately, he’ll be much easier to get rid of. Would you be a dear and get ready to show the boy out.
  • Jocasta Ayrs: Yes, of course.
  • [as Ayrs’ is about to leave the room, Frobisher sits back down and starts playing the piano, the melody so beautiful that it stops Ayrs and Jocasta in their tracks]
  • Jocasta Ayrs: That’s beautiful.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Yes. That’s it. That’s my melody!
  • [Frobisher smiles as he carries on playing]
  • [1973 – Luisa leaves a party and runs to get the elevator which an elderly Sixsmith is also waiting for]
  • Luisa Rey: Elevator!
  • [Luisa runs to catch the elevator and just as the doors are closing Sixsmith uses his umbrella to force them open and Luisa steps in]
  • Luisa Rey: Nice to know the age of chivalry isn’t dead.
  • [Sixsmith smiles, then suddenly the elevator lurches to a stop and the two of them fall to the ground]
  • Luisa Rey: You okay?
  • Rufus Sixsmith: No bones broken, I think.
  • [Sixsmith tries to get up]
  • Luisa Rey: No, no, no. You…you sit yourself. Let me see.
  • [Luisa gets up and presses the intercom button on the elevator but there’s no response]
  • Luisa Rey: Great. Power outage. Perfect end to a perfect day.
  • [Luisa sits back down]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Still glad the age of chivalry isn’t dead?
  • Luisa Rey: I’d still rather be right here than back up there.
  • [they both smile]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: I guess Mr. Kipin isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
  • Luisa Rey: Guys like that are just an occupational hazard.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: You were interviewing him?
  • Luisa Rey: Yeah, for Spyglass Magazine.
  • [Luis extends her hand towards Sixsmith]
  • Luisa Rey: Luisa Rey.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Rufus Sixsmith.
  • [they shake hands]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Rey? You wouldn’t happen to be related to the journalist Lester Rey?
  • Luisa Rey: Yeah, he was my father.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Really? He must have been enormously proud of you, following in his footsteps.
  • Luisa Rey: Mm.
  • [Luisa nods her head]
  • [still stuck in the elevator, Sixsmith and Rey are getting better acquainted, Sixsmith shows Luisa a photo of his niece]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: That’s her, my niece, Megan.
  • Luisa Rey: She’s lovely.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: And a physicist, with a better mind for mathematics than I ever had. Did her PhD at Cambridge, a woman at Caius. Gives you hope for the world.
  • [as the air is getting thinner in the elevator]
  • Luisa Rey: It’s hot, and we’re still here.
  • [Luisa takes off her jacket and Sixsmith notices that she has a birthmark just below her shoulder, it’s the same shape as the one that Frobisher had on his back]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: That’s a very peculiar birthmark.
  • Luisa Rey: Yeah, my little comet. My mother was sure it was cancer, she wanted me to get it removed, but, I don’t know, kind of like it.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: I knew someone who had a birthmark that was similar to that.
  • Luisa Rey: Really? Who was it?
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Someone I cared about very much.
  • [as they continue to be stuck in the elevator]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: A, uh…hypothetical question for you, Miss Rey. As a journalist, what price would you pay to protect a source?
  • Luisa Rey: Any.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Prison?
  • Luisa Rey: If it came to that, yes.
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Would you be prepared to compromise your safety?
  • Luisa Rey: My father braved booby-trapped marshes and the wrath of generals for his journalistic integrity. What kind of daughter would I be if I bailed when things got a little tough?
  • [Sixsmith looks down at his briefcase and as he’s about to tell Luisa something the elevator lurches back into life and starts moving, Sixsmith looks at Luisa and smiles]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Saved.
  • [as they leave the building, Sixsmith hails for a cab and turns to Luisa]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Are you sure you won’t take a cab?
  • Luisa Rey: No, I’ve got a car.
  • [as a taxi pulls up]
  • Luisa Rey: Well, if there’s ever something I can do for you, please give me a call.
  • [Luisa hands him her business card]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Thank you, I will.
  • Luisa Rey: Bye.
  • [Luis turns and walks off]
  • [2012 – we see Cavendish standing alone overlooking the crowd of people in a posh bar]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] It was the night of the Lemon Prizes, and in that forced frivolity, I recall a moment of introspection; why? Why would anyone in their right mind choose to be a publisher. This was the precise moment that Dermot found me.
  • [Dermot comes up to Cavendish]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Oy, Timothy.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Aah, hello, Dermot.
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Bad new inexorably does.
  • Dermot Hoggins: It’s a fuckin’ waste.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Never forget Herman Melville, writes a ripping yarn about a big white whale which is summarily dismissed, and yet today, it is lugged around in the backpacks of every serious student of literature in the world.
  • Dermot Hoggins: I don’t give a fuck what happens when I’m dead. I want people to buy me book now!
  • Timothy Cavendish: Well, as your publisher, obviously nothing would make me happier, but sadly for whatever reason, ‘Knuckle Sandwich’ has yet to connect to its audience.
  • Dermot Hoggins: You want a reason? I’ll show you a reason. Right there, huh?
  • [Dermot points at a man laughing with a group of people]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Aah, you mean, Mr. Finch?
  • Dermot Hoggins: Felix fuckin’ Finch! That cunt that shat all over me book in his poncy fuckin’ magazine!
  • Timothy Cavendish: It wasn’t that bad.
  • Dermot Hoggins: No?
  • [Dermot takes out a piece of paper from his jacket pocket and reads]
  • Dermot Hoggins: ‘Mr. Hoggins should apologize to the trees failed for the making of his bloated autobio novel. Four hundred vainglorious pages expire in an ending that is flat and inane beyond belief.’
  • Timothy Cavendish: Steady now, Dermot. What is a critic but one who reads quickly, arrogantly, but never wisely.
  • [Dermot downs his drink and pats Cavendish on his shoulder]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Fuck it.
  • [Dermot walks off]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Dermot!
  • [as Dermot walks away from Cavendish, he snatches two trays from passing servers and starts pounding them together getting the attention of the crowd in the bar]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Ladies and gentlemen! We have an additional award tonight, fellow book fairies. An award for most eminent critic.
  • [he turns to Finch]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Mr…oh, beg pardon, Sir Felix Finch! O, B and E!
  • [the crowd start clapping]
  • Felix Finch: And what might my prize be, I wonder? A signed copy of an unpulped ‘Knuckle Sandwich’? Can’t be many of those around.
  • [the crowd laughs as Cavendish watches in discomfort]
  • Felix Finch: Well, just what does that leadless pencil you call an imagination have in mind to end this scene, hm?
  • [Dermot walks over to Finch]
  • Dermot Hoggins: I think you’re gonna love this one.
  • [Dermot suddenly grabs hold of Finch’s lapels and drags him towards the balcony and throws Finch over the railing, the crowd shrieks in horror as Finch splatters down to his death, Dermot looks down and laughs]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Now, that’s an ending flat and inane beyond belief.
  • [Dermot turns to face the crowd that is watching him total shock]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] My thought? If I’m honest, I admit that the obvious emotions like shock and horror flew as Finch had, here and gone.
  • [Dermot walks up to the bar and looks at the dumbstruck bartender]
  • Dermot Hoggins: Tequila, couple of fingers.
  • [Cavendish watches Dermot as he drinks his shot of tequila]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] While deep down, I experienced nascent sense of a silver lining to this most tragic turn. Overnight, Dermot ‘Dusty’ Hoggins became a cult hero to the common man. ‘Knuckle Sandwich’ shifted ninety thousand copies in less than two months. I was for the briefest of moments, Cinderella, and all memory of past misfortune receded in the rearview mirror of my dream come true.
  • [as Cavendish sits on a toilet cutting up newspaper clippings of himself suddenly the bathroom door bursts open and some thugs, who are Dermot’s brothers enter]
  • Timothy Cavendish: What…?
  • Eddie Hoggins: Timothy Cavendish, I presume.
  • Mozza Hoggins: Caught with your cacks down!
  • [the brothers laugh]
  • Timothy Cavendish: My office hours are eleven to two. My secretary would be more than happy to schedule an appointment if you so desire.
  • Eddie Hoggins: Friends like us don’t need appointments.
  • Jarvis Hoggins: We like it all cozy like this.
  • Mozza Hoggins: Visited Dermot in the joint.
  • Jarvis Hoggins: Our brother’s got a question for you.
  • Eddie Hoggins: Where’s our fuckin’ money?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Boys, boys, look here. Dermot signed what we call a copyright transfer contract, which means that legally…
  • [suddenly Jarvis grabs the toilet plunger and shoves it into Cavendish’s face]
  • Jarvis Hoggins: Dermot didn’t sign no fuckin’ contract for the event of the fuckin’ season!
  • [Cavendish struggles to talk with the plunger on his face]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Perhaps…uh…I could make a provisional sum on the basis of…on going negotiation.
  • Eddie Hoggins: Okeydokey.
  • [Jarvis takes the plunger off of Cavendish’s face]
  • Eddie Hoggins: What sum we gonna make?
  • Jarvis Hoggins: Fifty K will do for starters.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Fifty sounds reasonable.
  • Eddie Hoggins: Tomorrow afternoon.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Tomorrow afternoon?!
  • Eddie Hoggins: Cash, no bullocks.
  • Mozza Hoggins: No checks.
  • Jarvis Hoggins: Old fashioned money.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Gentlemen, the law says…
  • Jarvis Hoggins: The law?!
  • [the Hoggins brothers laugh]
  • Eddie Hoggins: What did the law do for Felix fuckin’ Finch?
  • [Cavendish nods his head in fear]
  • [2144 – as the Archivist starts interrogating Sonmi]
  • Archivist: Ordinarily, I begin my asking prisoners to recall their earliest memories to provide a context for the corporatic historians of the future.
  • Sonmi-451: Fabricants have no such memories, Archivist. One twenty-four hour cycle in Papa Song’s is identical to every other.
  • Archivist: May I say, you speak Consumer surprisingly well.
  • Sonmi-451: Unanimity…
  • [suddenly a translator screen comes up as she starts speaking in Japanese]
  • Archivist: As an officer of Unanimity, I am of course restricted from using sub speak.
  • Sonmi-451: Of course.
  • Archivist: Please describe a typical twenty-four hour Papa Song cycle.
  • Sonmi-451: At hour four, each server is by autostimulin.
  • [we see Sonmi and the other servers being woken from their pods]
  • Sonmi-451: When we revive we proceed to hygiene. After dressing we file into the diner.
  • [after dressing into their uniforms we see the servers going into the diner]
  • Sonmi-451: At hour five, we man our stations to greet the new day’s consumers. For the next nineteen hours we input orders, tray food, vend drinks, upstock condiments, wipe tables, and bin garbage, all done in strict adherence to First Catechism.
  • [we see as the consumers arrive the servers go to work, we see as Sonmi cleans a table the male consumer smacks her ass inappropriately]
  • [as the interrogation continues]
  • Archivist: What is the Catechism?
  • Sonmi-451: ‘Honor thy consumer.’ After the final cleaning, we imbibe one soapsac and return to our sleep pods. That is the blueprint of every single day.
  • Archivist: Did you ever think about the future?
  • Sonmi-451: Papa Song servers have just one possible future.
  • Archivist: You mean, ‘xultation’? Could you describe this annual rite of passage?
  • [we see the servers gather as Papa Song’s supervisor stamps their collars]
  • Sonmi-451: On first day, Seer Rhee would stamp a star on each of our collars. Twelve stars meant an end to our contract.
  • Archivist: How did you feel when you watched one of your sisters ascend.
  • Sonmi-451: Excitement. I was happy for them, but envious as well.
  • Archivist: Did your sister servers feel as you did?
  • Sonmi-451: Most of them.
  • [we as the servers watch one of their sisters being set free, Sonmi looks over to one of her sisters, Yoona, she is not looking up but instead playing with a key in her hand, Yoona looks up and sees Sonmi watching her]
  • Archivist: I would like to ask about the infamous Yoona-939.
  • [we see Sonmi’s sleep pod being opened, Sonmi wakes looking disorientated, she looks around and sees all the other sleeping pods closed except for Yoona’s, which is empty, Sonmi hears a noise and sneaks to the diner and sees Rhee having sex with Yoona who looks over at Sonmi; then we’re back in the interrogation room]
  • Archivist: If Yoona-939 woke you, who woke her?
  • Sonmi-451: Seer Rhee.
  • Archivist: Why would Seer wake a server?
  • Sonmi-451: Perhaps you should ask him, Archivist.
  • [back to the diner after Sonmi was woken by Yoona, we see Rhee is now slumped in the corner of the diner, snoring loudly as sleeps]
  • Sonmi-451: What’s wrong with him?
  • Yoona-939: He drinks Soap. It makes him happy, then he sleep like us in our pods.
  • [Yoona walks away from the slumped body of Rheer]
  • Yoona-939: Do you ever think about what it must be like up there with the consumers?
  • Sonmi-451: First Catechism forbids such questions.
  • Yoona-939: Yes, it does. Come. let me show you a secret.
  • [Yoona takes Sonmi to Papa Song’s store room by using the key we had seen in her hand earlier]
  • Yoona-939: Now, Sonmi, we are inside a secret.
  • [Yoona shows Sonmi a small remote device]
  • Sonmi-451: We are not allowed…!
  • Yoona-939: Sonmi, No one will ever know. Come.
  • [they huddle together and watch a holographic film projector which plays a portion of an old movie ‘The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish’, which is on a loop, Yoona repeats the line from the movie]
  • Yoona-939: I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.
  • [the scene goes back to the interrogation room]
  • Archivist: You could have been excised. How did you justify such a risk to yourself?
  • Sonmi-451: She was my friend.
  • Archivist: Please describe the events if September 18th from your perspective.
  • Sonmi-451: I was stationed at pit stop money.
  • [back at the diner a male customer sneaks up behind Yoona and pouring mustard down her back, suddenly Yoona turns and punches the customer hard in the face, he falls and Yoona stands over him repeating the line from the movie]
  • Yoona-939: I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.
  • [then Yoona attempts to escape by grabbing a kids consumer card, as she tries to open the elevator Rhee takes out a device which kills Yoona by using her metallic collar which sets off a blade and cuts her throat, killing her instantly to Sonmi’s horror as she watches]
  • [2314 – after the fall of civilization, in the wilderness, a younger Zachry, Adam and his son rest in a clearing]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Ney, this life of rotten luck ain’t no smilin’ some young, and the first time I ever fessed a secret at Sloosha’s Hallow. Adam, my bro’ by law, and his son and me be trekkin’ back from Honokaa Market. Was Adam’s custom to tale-tell his ancestry with offerings and honorings.
  • [Zachry watches as Adam and his son make their offerings, then he looks down and finds a precious blue and green stone]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Sudden wise that fangy devil’s eyes, I felt ’em.
  • [Zachry feels something behind him and turns]
  • Zachry: Who there?
  • [he looks up and sees Old Georgie, a devilish looking man dressed in a tattered black suit and top hat sitting on a tree trunk looking at him]
  • Old Georgie: Oh, darky spot you’re in, friend.
  • [Zachry holds up his knife]
  • Zachry: Old Georgie?
  • Old Georgie: Ain’t no blade can protect you from the True-True…
  • [suddenly Zachry sees the chief of a cannibalistic tribe come upon Adam and his son]
  • Adam: Jonas! Jonas, go! Go! Go!
  • [Jonas runs off and in that moment Zachry hides himself behind a big rock as Adam calls out to him for help]
  • Adam: Zachry! Zachry! Zachry!
  • [Adam starts getting attacked by the tribe as Zachry hides behind the rock, Old Georgie sneaks up to Zachry and whispers]
  • Old Georgie: Stay here. Safe here.
  • Adam: Zachry!
  • [Zachry watches Adam being attacked in horror from behind the rock]
  • Old Georgie: Kona will be feastin’ on Adam and his boy by sun up.
  • [the Kona Chief comes towards Adam and takes out his knife, Adam screams out for Zachry’s help]
  • Adam: Zachry! Zachry!
  • [Zachry still hides and watches in horror and listening to Old Georgie]
  • Old Georgie: It y’self many times; ‘The weak are meat, the strong do eat.’
  • [Zachry watches as Adam’s son runs towards the Kona Chief as he about to slit Adam’s throat, but he’s killed by an arrow and then the Kona Chief slits Adam’s throat]
  • Old Georgie: The True-True find.
  • [Zachry weeps as he watches as the Kona Chief licks Adam’s blood off his blade]
  • [2321 – some years after the incident with Adam and his son, we see Zachry standing by the cliff overlooking the ocean, we see Zachry holding onto the blue and green stone he found that day, which he now wears around his neck]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Whole valley whisperin’ about the blood of Adam and his son on my hands. But Rose and Catkin never believed ’em and stood by me.
  • Catkin: Uncle Zach, look!
  • [Catkin points to something on the ocean]
  • Zachry: Yay, I see ’em.
  • [we see a hovercraft moving fast towards the shore]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Precients come barterin’ twice a year. Their ships creep-crawlin’ on the waves, just floatin’ on the smart of the old ones.
  • Catkin: Barter will be startin’ soon.
  • Zachry: Yay, you must go find your ma.
  • [Catkin sighs and sits on the rock opposite Zachry]
  • Zachry: What you doin’?
  • Catkin: Ma says you ain’t been right since Sloosha’s. She said I gotta keep my eyes on you.
  • Zachry: You mindin’ me, while I’m mind the goats.
  • [Catkin nods her head]
  • Zachry: I see. Problem is, who’s gonna mind your ma at the barter? She got no tongue for *hagglin’, not like you and me.
  • Catkin: Sure you’re alright?
  • Zachry: Swear by it. Be home for suppin’.
  • [Catkin runs off]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Why words slink and slide off a tongue when we need ’em most? If my tongue been more bold, could I have stopped all the diresome about to happen?
  • [Zachry comes home that night to find a Prescient woman, Meronym, sitting at the table with Rose and Catkin]
  • Catkin: Uncle Zach!
  • Rose: This is my big brother.
  • Zachry: What’s this, sis?
  • Rose: Specialist hostin’.
  • [Meronym stands and bows her head]
  • Meronym: Thank you, for the kindly host of my valley stay.
  • Zachry: I ain’t sayso this, Rose.
  • Rose: Abbess say it’s a gift of great honor.
  • Zachry: She can be hostin’ her.
  • [as Zachry starts to walk off, Meronym comes towards him with a small box]
  • Meronym: I bring you gift, Zachry.
  • Zachry: Need no gift from a stranger.
  • [he walks past her]
  • [everyone from the tribe has gathered at Zachry’s home to see Meronym]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Now kin and Rose and half-strangers, yay, even the Abbess, all come knockin’ and they gaped in wonderment like Sonmi herself was sittin’ in our kitchen. Questions about Prescients and their whoasome ship poured thick and fast.
  • [Zachry sits in a corner watching Meronym as she receives gifts from the tribes people, one of the tribesmen asks her a question]
  • Tribesman: How your ship of sliding glass is so silent?
  • Meronym: Fusion engines.
  • Zachry: [voice over] No one queried what ‘fusion engine’ was cause they didn’t want to look stupid in front of the gatherin’. True word was, Meronym answered the questions, but no answer ever quenched your curio. All that answerin’ done was teach everyone to not trust her, nay, not a flea.
  • [as Zachry watches Meronym, Old Georgie appear beside Zachry, whispering in his ear]
  • Old Georgie: She is a sly one. Schemin’ and wormin’ herself in. Watch her, watch her close. She’s got secrets.
  • [that night Zachry walks around the hut and sees Meronym giving herself an injection that heals a wound on her arm, Meronym sees Zachry watching her but says nothing, Zachry returns to bed, he has a nightmare where he sees all the things that happened in Meronym’s and his own past lives and wakes up in a cold sweat]
  • [the next day after having his nightmare, Zachry goes to Abbess’ hut and pounds on her door]
  • Abbess: Zachry Baily?
  • Zachry: Sorrysome for wakin’ you, Abbess. A dream, somethin’ diresome’s gonna happen.
  • Abbess: Come in. Come in.
  • [inside her house, Abbess takes Zachry’s hands and closes her eyes]
  • Abbess: Ah, let Sonmi guide you. I’m prayin’ for you. Georgie’s hungrin’ for your soul.
  • Zachry: I know’d it.
  • Abbess: Spit a cuss on your dreams.
  • [suddenly the Abbess breaths as if possessed by something else, her eyes open and change color from brown to blue to green then back to brown again]
  • Abbess: Bridge is broken, hide below, hands a bleedin’, can’t let go. Enemy’s sleepin’, don’t slit that throat.
  • Zachry: An augurin’.
  • [Abbess nods her head]
  • Abbess: Zachry, trust Sonmi. Keep her warnin’ with you, nail it to your memories.
  • Zachry: Thank you, Abbess. Thank you.
  • [2144 – Sonmi is woken from her pod, she looks around and sees the other pods are closed, not sure who’s opened her pod, she climbs out of her pod and walks around, she notices the store room is open, Rhee is sprawled on the floor with his mouth covered in soap and blood and a man standing over him going through the shelf in the store room, the man notices Sonmi as she turns to leave]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Wait! Wait! There’s no reason to hide. I know who you are, Sonmi-451. My name is Hae-Joo Chang.
  • Sonmi-451: What has happened to Seer Rhee?
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Soap overdose. It’s unfortunate that it had to happen with everything going so well, because now it’s probable that the Enforcers and the DNA sniffers will find out about you. And if they do, if they realize your connection to Yoona-939, you will be excised. But you have a choice, you can remain here and risk being discovered, or you can come with me.
  • [1849 – the ship, The Prophetess, has set sail, we see Adam looking ill and writing in his journal]
  • Adam Ewing: [voice over] Friday the 15th. We made sail with the morning tide. Mr. Boerhaave had my cabin changed. I have been quarantined to a storeroom away from the other passengers and crew. Henry argued in vain that the Polynesian worm is not contagious. Hardly matters. All I want to do now is return home and unburden myself of this responsibility.
  • [1936 – we see Frobisher in his bed, reading ‘The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing’]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Robert Frobisher: My dear Sixsmith, I’m in desperate need of your help. After my last letter, I’m sure you’re rushing to pack your bags, but you needn’t really. Unless of course, you wish to witness the rebirth of Robert Frobisher.
  • [we see Frobisher at Ayrs’ place, scribbling down notes by the piano as Ayrs’ quickly gives his instructions]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Is it not miraculous how one’s fortune can turn so quickly, so completely? One moment, leaping from a hotel window, the next, gainfully employed by one of the world’s greatest living composers.
  • [we see Frobisher in his room looking for the missing pages of the journal]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] My only problem is that I accidentally got hooked on a journal, written in 1849 by a dying lawyer during the voyage from the Pacific Isle to San Francisco. To my great annoyance, the pages cease mid-sentence. Half the book is missing. It’s completely killing me. Could you be a mensch and when you’re next foraging at Otto’s Books, make an inquiry? A half finished book, is after all, a half finished love affair.
  • [1973 – we see Sixsmith sitting on the bed in his hotel room reading Frobisher’s letter]
  • [1973 – as he finishes reading Frobisher’s letter from nearly 40 years ago, Sixsmith looks up to the TV, where a news conference is being shown with Lloyd Hooks addressing some reporters]

Lloyd Hooks: America loves oil. America is addicted to oil. Some fantasize about wind turbines or pig gas.

  • [we hear the reporters laughing]
  • Lloyd Hooks: But I’m here today to tell you that the cure for oil is right here. The cure is nuclear power, the cure is Swannekke
  • [we see Sixsmith glancing down on his bed where a report lies entitled ‘The Swannekke Hydro Reactor, An Operational Assessment Model, By Dr. Rufus Sixsmith]
  • [in the middle of the night Luisa is woken by her telephone ringing]
  • Luisa Rey: Hello?
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Hello, Miss Rey. I’m frightfully sorry for calling at this hour.
  • Luisa Rey: Dr. Sixsmith?
  • Rufus Sixsmith: I need help.
  • [2012 – talking to his accountant on the phone]
  • Timothy Cavendish: I need fifty thousand pounds, not two thousand pounds! Fifty thousand!
  • Accountant: I can go through it again, Mr. Cavendish, but the total’s right, two thousand three hundred and forty three pounds and sixteen pence.
  • Timothy Cavendish: How is this possible?! The ruddy money was pouring in!
  • Accountant: Debt mostly, Mr. Cavendish. Solvency has its drawbacks.
  • [in frustration Cavendish throws the phone across the room]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] The situation looked dire, but I knew that Timothy Cavendish’s capital in this town could not be defined by an accountant’s balance sheet.
  • [Cavendish opens his wall safe and takes out a small black leather book containing telephone numbers from his contacts, he stats calling each one]
  • Timothy Cavendish: McCluskie! Look, how are those delightful kiddies of yours?
  • [the line clicks dead as McCluskie hangs up the phone, we see Cavendish making another call]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Mon cher, tis ‘Cavendish the Ravenous’, your favorite Timothy.
  • [the line clicks dead]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Mon cher?
  • [Cavendish is sat at his desk making another call]
  • Timothy Cavendish: You heard correctly, Charles Dickens own, original, authentic writing for sixty thousand pounds. I think that’s very fair.
  • Woman’s Voice: But our records indicate that the desk is already accounted for by the Dickens House museum.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Okay. What about uh…Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s desk?
  • [the line clicks dead]
  • [as Cavendish seems to have run out of option to find the money, he takes gulp of his drink and looks up and notices on his bookshelf an old framed photograph showing two young boys]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] In the darkness, I suddenly saw the light. Blood has always trumped water. If the Hogginses brutes wanted to turn this into a family affair, they’d find the Cavendish clan more than ready for the task at hand.
  • [Cavendish turns up at his brother’s house as Denholme is cleaning his pool]
  • Denholme Cavendish: Oh, Satan’s gonads, not again! Look, just bugger off and leave us in peace. I’m only gonna ask you nicely once.
  • Timothy Cavendish: It’s good to see you, Denny.
  • Denholme Cavendish: I’m not lending you a ruddy farthing till you pay back the last lot. Why…why should I be forever giving you handouts?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Denny, I’ve had a minor run-in with the wrong sort. If I don’t get my hands on sixty thousand pounds, I’m going to take an awful beating.
  • Denholme Cavendish: Well, get them to video it for us, would you? Now, fuck off!
  • Timothy Cavendish: I’m not joking, Denholme.
  • Denholme Cavendish: Why is this my problem?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Because we’re brothers! Don’t you have a conscience?
  • Denholme Cavendish: Couple of my special little pills and a G and T should set me right.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Denny, help. Please.
  • [as Cavendish and Denholme are talking, Denholme’s wife comes through their sliding patio door]
  • Georgette: Den, who are you talking to?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Hello, Georgette.
  • [Georgette smiles at Cavendish and waves]
  • Georgette: Hello, Timothy.
  • [there’s an awkward silence as Denholme looks at Cavendish and Georgette smiling at each other, and then he realizes something]
  • Denholme Cavendish: Right. Right. Right, Right, Right. What…you need sixty grand? It’s gonna take some time, but in the interim I’ve got the perfect place for you to hide.
  • [1849 – on his knees, Adam prays in his cabin]
  • Adam Ewing: [voice over] I have begun to fear I may never hold my beloved Tilda in my arms again. My parasite writhes at night igniting spasms of pain, while visions and voices, obscene and monstrous, haunt me.
  • Autua: Mr. Ewing?
  • [Adam turns and sees the slave who was beaten at Horrox’s plantation approach him from behind, Adam is startled]
  • Adam Ewing: In the name of God…!
  • [Autua grabs hold of Adam and puts his hand over his mouth to stop him screaming]
  • Autua: Mr. Ewing, no fear! No harm, no shout. Please, sir. My name Autua. You know I, you see *Maori whip I. You know I.
  • [Adam nods his head and Autua takes his hand away from Adam’s mouth]
  • Adam Ewing: What do you want?
  • Autua: You help, Mr. Ewing. If you no help, I in trouble dead.
  • Adam Ewing: But you’re already very much ‘in trouble dead’. The Prophetess is a mercantile vessel, not an underground railroad for escaping slaves.
  • Autua: I able seaman. I earn passage.
  • Adam Ewing: Well, then I suggest you surrender to the captain’s mercies forthwith.
  • Autua: No! No! They no hear I! They say swim away home, Nigger, and throw I in drink. You law man, aye? Please! Captain hear you, Mr. Ewing!
  • Adam Ewing: I…I can’t help you. I’m afraid your fate is entirely your own. I desire no part in it.
  • Autua: Then kill I.
  • [Autua takes out his knife and takes hold of Adam’s hand]
  • Adam Ewing: Don’t be absurd!
  • Autua: If you won’t help, you kill I, just the same. It’s true. You know it. I ain’t be no fish food, Mr. Ewing. Die here better. Do it.
  • [Autua takes the knife with Adam’s hand and holds it against his throat]
  • Autua: Do it quick.
  • [2321 – Meronym stands at the edge of a cliff, looking at the mountain opposite through her special telescope]
  • Meronym: Found an old transway marker, Captain. It’s got to be the right mountain.
  • [Meronym turns and we see she’s speaking through a special transmitter where she can view her captain]
  • Meronym: Problem is the valley people are afraid of it, they think the devil lives up there. I can’t find anybody to guide me through the Kona territory.
  • [we see Zachry down below looking after his goats]
  • Duophsyte: Meronym, everyday you’re out there, you increase your RAD levels. This dream of your is going to kill you, and for what? The off world colonies may no longer exist.
  • Meronym: I gotta go, Captain.
  • [Meronym swipes the transmitter off and walks off]
  • [1973 – in his hotel room Sixsmith is talking on the phone]
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Thank you for coming, I’m in 1404.
  • Luisa Rey: I’ll be right up.
  • [as Sixsmith puts the phone down we see a shadow of a man outside on his balcony, Sixsmith walks over to his bed and picks up his report, just then we see Bill Smoke step up behind Sixsmith, feeling someone behind him Sixsmith turns in horror, at that same moment Smoke gets hold of Sixsmith’s face, places a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger, killing him instantly, Smoke places a gun in Sixsmith’s hand to make it look like a suicide and takes the report from his hand, as he’s about to leave there’s a knock at the door]
  • Luisa Rey: Dr. Sixsmith?
  • [Smoke looks through the peep-hole and sees Luisa]
  • Luisa Rey: Dr. Sixsmith? It’s Luisa.
  • [Smoke places the barrel of his gun against the door, aiming straight for Luisa, but Luisa getting no response gets scared and walks away]
  • [later on, Luisa gets the hotel manager to open the door to Sixsmith’s room, they find him lying dead as Smoke left him on his bed]
  • Luisa Rey: Go call the police. Right now! Call the police!
  • [the hotel manager runs out of the room, Luisa quickly scans the room, then she looks at Sixsmith, as she looks at him she sees some old envelopes underneath Sixsmith’s back, she quickly slides the letter and a thick envelope from underneath him and looks at them]
  • [1936 – Frobisher is sitting with Ayrs at his house]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] My dear Sixsmith, you alone could understand how I’m feeling right now. Today, Ayrs and I presented our first collaboration to Tadeusz Kesselring, Ayrs’ favorite conductor, who arrived from Berlin. It’s called ‘Eternal Recurrence’, wish you could hear it. It’s the most accomplished tone poem I know if since the war and I tell you, Sixsmith, that more than few of its best ideas are mine.
  • [after looking at the music sheet, Kesselring sits and faces Ayrs]
  • Tadeusz Kesselring: At our time of life, Ayrs, a man has no right to such daring ideas.
  • [Ayrs laughs]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I suppose I’ve won a rearguard action or two in my war against decrepitude.
  • [later on at dinner, Frobisher sits at the table with Ayrs, Jocasta and Kesselring]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Dinner of pheasant and Bordeaux, rich as buttercream. How I loved to listen men of distinguished lives sing of past follies and glories. The only broken note in the entire evening was Ayrs wife, Jocasta, excusing herself early. I sensed a buried bone, later I asked Ayrs about it, he said Kesselring had introduced Jocasta to him. I cried; ‘had Kesselring been in love with her?’ The subject was a prickly one.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Jocasta is a Jew. Obviously a relationship was impossible.
  • Robert Frobisher: Why obviously?
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Can you really be so ignorant of what is happening in Germany?
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] At this point in my life, all I know, Sixsmith, is that this world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts.
  • [2321 – Meronym approaches Zachry as he herds his goats]
  • Meronym: How’s it, Zachry?
  • Zachry: Same as it was.
  • Meronym: Mіndіn’ ѕоmе соmраny?
  • Zachry: Nаy. But…gоаtѕ, аnd ѕо dо hеrdеrѕ, thеy’rе knоwn fоr hоuѕіn’ tеmреr.
  • Meronym: Fееlіn’ I оwnin’ yоu a real соwtow, fоr іnvаdіn’ yоur hоuѕе wіth nо ѕаyѕо. Truе ѕоrryѕоmе.
  • Zachry: Wеll іt…done іt’ѕ dоnе.
  • Meronym: Ѕо, yоu mіndіn’ а ѕtrаngеr querin’ аbоut yоur troddin’?
  • Zachry: Ѕwар yоu, quеry fоr quеry.
  • Meronym: Fаіr buy.
  • Zachry: Соg yоu аin’t соmе to lеаrn ѕtіtсhіn’ or mіlkіn’ оr hеаrdіn’. Why yоu hеrе?
  • Meronym: I nееdіn’ а guіdе.
  • Zachry: Guіdе? Tо what?
  • Meronym: Mаunа Ѕоl.
  • [Zachry looks horrified, suddenly at that moment the part of the bridge that Meronym is standing on gives way and as she’s about to fall Zachry grabs her and he remember Abbess’ prophecy]
  • Abbess: [voice over] Brіdgе іѕ brоkеn, hіdе bеlоw.
  • Meronym: Whаt’ѕ wrоng?
  • [Zachry grabs hold of Meronym’s hand takes her to hide beside the wall the bridge as the Kona Chief and his men ride over the bridge, as they hide quietly, the Kona Chief pauses as if sensing their presence, but moves on]
  • [2012 – Cavendish sits aboard a train on his way to the country, reading the novel ‘Half-Lives, A Luisa Rey Mystery, by: Javier Gomez’]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Wе сrоѕѕ аnd rесrоѕѕ оur оld trасkѕ lіkе fіgurе ѕkаtеrѕ. And јuѕt аѕ I wаѕ rеаdіng а nеw ѕubmіѕѕіоn, а роwеrful deja-vu rаn thrоugh my bоnеѕ. I hаd bееn thеrе bеfоrе. Anоthеr lіfеtіmе аgо.
  • [from inside the train Cavendish watches his younger self dashing to meet a girl, he watches as they hug and kiss]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Urѕulа. Thе lоvе оf my lіfе. I соuld thіnk оf nо оthеr ѕеrіоuѕ аррlісаntѕ. Whаt hаd hарреnеd tо hеr? And mоrе іmроrtаntly, whаt hаd hарреnеd tо thе yоung mаn whо hаd rіddеn thе ѕаmе trаіn соmроѕіng ѕоnnеtѕ, tо hіѕ ѕоul bound lоvе?
  • [2321 – Zachry paces around Abbess’ hut as she finds the book entitled ‘The Revelation of Sonmi-451, As Recorded by Archivist Park’]
  • Zachry: Yоur аugurіn’ соmе truе, Abbеѕѕ. Brоkе brіdgе, јuѕt lіkе yоu ѕаy. Mеrоnym were thеrе, yibberin’ hеr аbout trekіn’ uр Mаunа Ѕоl. Why does this Prеѕсіеnt wоmаn соmе сurѕіn’ and twіѕtіn’ up my lіfе?
  • Abbess: Mіnd thе wоrdѕ оf Ѕоnmі.
  • [Abbess opens the book and reads from it]
  • Abbess: ‘Our lіvеѕ аrе nоt оur оwn. Frоm wоmb tо tоmb, wе аrе bоund tо оthеrѕ, pаѕt аnd рrеѕеnt. And by еасh сrіmе, аnd еvеry kіndnеѕѕ, we bіrth оur futurе.’
  • [2144 – Chang takes Sonmi to Papa Song’s elevator and as they ascend towards the city’s surface, Sonmi holds on to Yoona’s projector]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Wеlсоmе tо Nео Ѕеоul.
  • [1849 – Adam sneaks him food from the evening’s meal and returns to his cabin and places a barrel in front of his door, he calls out to Autua]
  • Adam Ewing: Соmе оn, оut yоu соmе.
  • [Autua comes out of his hiding place from behind some barrels]
  • Adam Ewing: Thіѕ mаybе thе bіggеѕt mіѕtаkе оf my lіfе, but hеrе.
  • [he hands the food wrapped in a napkin to Autua]
  • Autua: Thаnk yоu, Mr. Ewіng. Thank you.
  • [Autua starts quickly gulping down the food]
  • Adam Ewing: Nоw tо tеll thе truth, I wаѕ wоrrіеd yоu mіght try аnd еаt mе, іf yоu dіdn’t gеt ѕоmеthіng іn that ѕtоmасh.
  • Autua: Oh, yоu ѕаfе, Mr. Ewіng. I nо lіkе whіtе mеаt.
  • [Autua laughs]
  • Adam Ewing: Ah, rіght.
  • [getting the joke, Adam smiles]
  • Adam Ewing: Bеfоrе I dесіdе whаt I’m gоіng tо dо wіth yоu, tеll mе why yоu wеrе bеіng whірреd ѕо ѕаvаgеly?
  • Autua: My unсlе wаѕ а ѕаіlоr. Hе tооk mе оn а Frеnсh whаlеr whеn I wаѕ tеn yеаrѕ оld. Ѕееn tоо muсh оf thе wоrld. I nо gооd ѕlаvе.
  • Adam Ewing: Why dіd yоu lооk аt mе?
  • Autua: Pаіn ѕtrоng, aye. Frіеndѕ еyе mоrе ѕtrоng.
  • Adam Ewing: Lооk, yоu аrе а runаwаy ѕlаvе, аnd I аm а lаwyеr. Hоw dіd yоu іmаgіnе wе соuld роѕѕіbly bе frіеndѕ?
  • [as Autua looks at Adam, he points to his own eyes then to Adam’s then back to his own]
  • Autua: All yоu nееd.
  • [he smiles at Adam as he continues to eat]
  • [1973 – in her apartment, Luisa is smoking a joint reading Frobisher’s letters that he’d written to Sixsmith, suddenly she hears a noise and looks around]
  • Luisa Rey: Ah, Јеѕuѕ! Јаvіеr Gоmеz, whаt dіd I tеll yоu аbоut јumріng оntо my bаlсоny?
  • Javier Gomez: Why do yоu lеаvе thе dооr ореn іf yоu dоn’t wаnt mе tо соmе іn?
  • Luisa Rey: Bесаuѕе, ѕmаrty раntѕ, thе оnly thіng wоrѕе thаn hаvіng yоu јumріng оntо my bаlсоny, іѕ thе іdеа оf yоu јumріng оntо my bаlсоny, аnd bеіng ѕtuсk оut thеrе.
  • Javier Gomez: Okаy! Whаt аrе yоu rеаdіng?
  • Luisa Rey: Just…old lеttеrѕ.
  • [1936 – we see Jocasta standing naked in front of Frobisher as he lies in his bed]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Ѕіхѕmіth, thе рlоt hаѕ tаkеn а ѕеnѕuаl turn. Lаѕt wееk, Јосаѕtа аnd I bесаmе lоvеrѕ. But dоn’t аlаrm yоurѕеlf, іt іѕ оnly а саrnаl асt, реrfоrmеd іn ѕеrvісе, nоt unlіkе my rоlе аѕ аmаnuеnѕіѕ. And I соnfеѕѕ, wоmеn’ѕ hеаrtѕ, lіkе thеіr dеѕіrе, rеmаіn а myѕtеry tо mе.
  • [Frobisher and Jocasta start making love]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Aftеrwаrd, ѕhе сrіеd аnd thаnkеd mе fоr brіngіng lіfе bасk іntо thеіr hоmе. Making it clear that Vyvyаn hаd bееn thеrе thе еntіrе nіght, bеtwееn uѕ lіkе thе ѕіlеnсе bеtwееn nоtеѕ, thаt hоldѕ thе kеy tо wаrm muѕіс.
  • [we see Frobisher finishing off writing his letter to Sixsmith]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] P.Ѕ. Bеѕt nеwѕ оf аll, I’vе ѕtаrtеd my оwn wоrk.
  • [1973 – Luisa is in a record shop]
  • Luisa Rey: Uh…I саllеd аbоut аn оld rесоrdіng, wrіttеn by а mаn nаmеd Rоbеrt Frоbіѕhеr.
  • [she holds out a piece of paper to the store clerk]
  • Store Clerk: Oорѕ. Busted. I knоw I ѕhоuldn’t bе рlaying іt, I wаѕ сhесkіng іt tо mаkе ѕurе іt wаѕn’t ѕсrаtсhеd. But hоnеѕtly, I јuѕt саn’t ѕtор lіѕtеnіng tо іt.
  • [referring to the music being played in the shop]
  • Luisa Rey: Thіѕ іѕ thе Сlоud Atlаѕ Ѕехtеt?
  • [the store clerk gives Luisa the album cover]
  • Store Clerk: It’ѕ thе ѕymрhоny.
  • [she listens to the music for a moment]
  • Luisa Rey: It’ѕ bеаutіful. But I thіnk I’vе hеаrd thіѕ bеfоrе.
  • Store Clerk: I саn’t іmаgіnе hоw. I dоubt thеrе’ѕ mоrе thаn а…hаndful of соріеѕ іn all оf Nоrth Amеrіса.
  • Luisa Rey: But I knоw іt. I knоw, I knоw іt.
  • [2012 – Cavendish walks towards an old house]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Bеfоrе I rеаlіzеd іt, my fееt hаd brоught mе bасk tо thе Tеmрlе оf Ѕасrіfісе, whеrе I оffеrеd uр my vіrgіnіty. Bасk tо thоѕе fоur dаyѕ оf pаrаdіѕе, whеn Urѕulа’ѕ mаtеr аnd pаtеr slipped оff tо Grеесе fоr а lоng wееkеnd.
  • [we see as the younger Cavendish in a room within the mansion, Ursula lies naked in bed and as Cavendish takes his clothes off we see he has a comet-shaped birthmark on the back of his calf, he slips into the bed next to Ursula and they start kissing]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Or ѕо wе thоught.
  • [Ursula’s mother and father enter the room, looking horrified]
  • Ursula’s Father: Urѕulа!
  • [young Cavendish quickly gets out of the bed and grabs hold of the cat to cover his private parts]
  • Young Cavendish: Ѕіr! Mаdаm! I аѕѕurе yоu thіѕ іѕ соmрlеtеly іnnосеnt!
  • [the cat struggles in Cavendish’s hand and suddenly the cats claws his inner thigh making hims scream with pain, as he throws the cat he slips backwards out of the open window and onto the bushes below]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Twо ѕрrаіnеd аnklеѕ, оnе сrасkеd rіb. Offісіаl саuѕе оf ассіdеnt liѕtеd оn hоѕріtаl fоrm; Puѕѕy.
  • [we see older Cavendish as he walks towards one of the windows of the mansion and peers inside]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Whаt wеrе thе сhаnсеѕ thаt ѕhе ѕtіll lіvеd іn thіѕ hоuѕе?
  • [he sees older Ursula coming into the room, going to her daughter and granddaughter]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] And yet, there she was. Ursula. Why had I never returned her calls or letters? Shame, spinelessness, hallmarks of the Cavendish clan. I realized I had a choice; I could slink off and continue as planned, or I could go boldly to the door and discover what hope, if any, lay within.
  • [2321 – a young girl anxiously knocks on Abbess’ door]
  • Young Girl: Abbess, come quick, it’s the Bailey girl.
  • [as Abbess answers the door Zachry comes up from behind her]
  • Zachry: Catkin?
  • Young Girl: Aye, she dyin’.
  • [Zachry rushes back to his house and finds Rose looking after Catkin]
  • Zachry: What-what?!
  • [Rose hugs Zachry and Abbess looks Catkin as she lies in her bed looking very ill]
  • Abbess: Sonmi.
  • Rose: It’s scorpion fish. Healer said she be gone by sundown.
  • [Catkin’s foot is swollen where she’s been stung by the scorpion fish]
  • Rose: Ain’t right, ain’t fair, but nothing to be done.
  • [Zachry thinks for a moment and rushes out of the house]
  • [2144 – Chang takes Sonmi to an underground doctor who goes to work removing the collar from around her neck]
  • Ovid: Be very still. Termination charge, here!
  • [he touches the button on her collar]
  • Ovid: Just enough to blow carotid.
  • [Ovid cuts her collar and removes it from Sonmi’s neck]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: How does it feel?
  • Sonmi-451: Good.
  • [2321 – Zachry rushes through the wood and finds Meronym by the river taking water samples]
  • Zachry: Catkin’s dying!
  • Meronym: What?
  • Zachry: She trod on a scorpion fish! You can save her. You got spesh smart in that gearbag, what’ll save her. That’s the true-true!
  • Meronym: Prescient Councils swear by a special order. Say I can’t go play Lady Sonmi for every fate twistin’ wrong, and click fingers, make right.
  • Zachry: I just a stupid goat herder but I cogg you’re killin’ Catkin by not actin’, just as if I left you up on that bridge, you Kona meat. If a Prescient be layin’ with poison meltin’ her heart and lungs? If it be your kin? Why the Precient’s life worth more than a Valleysman?!
  • [Meronym, looking sorry, doesn’t answer]
  • Zachry: I’ll take you to Mauna Sol. I know the way! If you save Catkin, I will guide you through the Devil’s door, if that’s where you wanna go.
  • [2012 – Cavendish arrives at night at Aurora House, a beautiful mansion that belonged to Vyvyan Ayrs]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] While the past may call to us with the enchantment of a siren, better, I believed, to stay the course set by dear brother, Denny.
  • Nurse Judd: Just sign right here.
  • [Cavendish signs the form and laughs]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] And tomorrow, life could begin afresh, afresh, afresh.
  • Nurse Judd: This way.
  • [2144 – Chang shows Sonmi her new living quarters]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Come.
  • [Chang presses a button and the whole room, which had nothing in it except her bedding, becomes decorated, Sonmi looks out the window at the city]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: That’s old Seoul. If the tides keep rising at their present rate, Neo-Seoul will also be under water in a hundred years.
  • [as Sonmi looks around the room]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Your food is in here. It’s not what you’re used to, but I think you will like it.
  • [referring to the bedding on the floor]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: This is your bed.
  • [he touches a button that opens her wardrobe which has clothes hanging inside]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: These are your clothes.
  • [Sonmi touches the clothes]
  • Sonmi-451: Mine? But these are Pureblood clothes.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: No. They are yours.
  • [back in the interrogation room with Sonmi and the Archivist]
  • Archivist: Did you know he was Union?
  • Sonmi-451: No, but it wouldn’t have mattered.
  • Archivist: Why not?
  • Sonmi-451: Because it was the first time a Pureblood had showed me kindness.
  • [2321 – after Meronym gives Zachry the medical injection to save Catkin, Zachry secretly gives it to her as the tribes people gather in their house praying for Catkin, after a while Catkin opens her eyes]
  • Catkin: Mama?
  • Rose: Huh?
  • Catkin: I hungry.
  • [through her tears Rose laughs and hugs Catkin, Zachry looks at Meronym and bows his head to give thanks for saving her]
  • [2144 – after getting dressed, Sonmi enters Chang’s room]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Do you like them?
  • [Sonmi nods her head]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: You look lovely. Here.
  • [Chang takes two sits and places them next to each other]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Come here.
  • [taking Yoona’s projector, which he’d fixed]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Now, this used to play Vidies, but the chip is corrupted. Stuck in a loop, so I digi it, found the rest of it.
  • Sonmi-451: The rest of it?
  • [he presses a button which starts showing the movie ‘The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish’ from the beginning, Sonmi watches in wonderment]
  • [2012 – Cavendish wakes in his room at Aurora House and finds a woman going through his things]
  • Timothy Cavendish: What the bloody hell are you doing in my room?!
  • Nurse Noakes: Keys go walkies. Let’s give these to Miss Judd for safekeeping, shall we?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Leave my things alone, you pilfering cow!
  • Nurse Noakes: Because you’re new, I shall not make you eat soap powder, this time. Be warned. I do not stand for offensive language in Aurora House, not from anyone. And I never make idle threats, Mr. Cavendish. Never.
  • Timothy Cavendish: I’ll talk to you how I ruddy will like, you thief! Make me eat soap powder? I’d like to see you try.
  • [as Cavendish laughs, Noakes comes over to his bed and slaps him hard across the face]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Ooh, bloody hell!
  • Nurse Noakes: A disappointing start.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Is this some sort of kinky S & M hotel?
  • Nurse Noakes: I am nurse Noakes, you do not wish to cross me.
  • [1973 – Luisa visits Swanekke Power Plant, where Sixsmith worked, and she’s met by the CEO, Lloyd Hooks]
  • Lloyd Hooks: I am so sorry to keep you waiting. Uh, I know it’s a Miss…
  • Luisa Rey: Rey. Luisa Rey, Spyglass magazine.
  • [they shake hands]
  • Lloyd Hooks: Right, right. Luisa, this is Joe Napier, he’s our security chief.
  • [Luisa shakes hands with Napier]
  • Lloyd Hooks: Um…I was uh…surprised to get your query. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s…it’s a feisty magazine, but uh…
  • [Luisa and Napier look at each other for a moment as he pins a visitors badge on her and then he turns to Hooks]
  • Joe Napier: Anything you need, sir, just let me know.
  • Lloyd Hooks: Will do.
  • [Hooks turns to the two employees standing behind him]
  • Lloyd Hooks: Guys, I’m good. Thank you very much.
  • Luisa Rey: Our editor’s trying to spice things up a little bit. He says the public wants more substance, so…
  • Lloyd Hooks: Probably just a fad.
  • [Hooks laughs]
  • Lloyd Hooks: Come on, follow me. Let’s start you with the Chicken Ranch. That is where we keep the Eggheads.
  • [2012 – after getting slapped in the face by Noakes, Cavendish packs his things and goes to Reception]
  • Nurse Judd: Hello, Mr. Cavendish. Feeling super this morning?
  • Timothy Cavendish: No. I checked in last night, believing that Aurora House was a hotel. My brother made the booking you see, his idea of a practical joke. But listen, you have a bigger problem closer to home. There’s some demented bitch, calling herself Noakes, rampaging about the place, impersonating a chamber maid. But the point is this; she struck me, and she stole my keys.
  • [Nurse Judd just looks at Cavendish]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Right? I’ll need those keys back, straight away.
  • Nurse Judd: Aurora House is your home now, Mr. Cavendish. Your signature authorizes us to apply…
  • Timothy Cavendish: Signature?
  • Nurse Judd: The custody document you signed last night. Your residency papers.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Oh no, no, no! That was the hotel register. Oh, never mind. It’s all academic, huh? This is gonna make a heck of a diner party story.
  • Nurse Judd: Most of our guests get cold feet on their first mornings.
  • Timothy Cavendish: My keys, please.
  • Nurse Judd: Residents are not…
  • Timothy Cavendish: [shouting] I’m not a ruddy resident!
  • Nurse Judd: You’ll find temper tantrums won’t help you at Aurora House!
  • Timothy Cavendish: You’re breaking the…ruddy…anti-incarceration act, or some ruddy thing, and I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse!
  • [he turns to leave]
  • [2144 – Sonmi and Chang are sat watching the movie ‘The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish’, it’s at the part where Cavendish has been told he’s a resident in a nursing home and cannot leave]
  • Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor: I will not be subjugated to criminal abuse.
  • [we then see him sitting at his desk typing]
  • Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor: [voice over] Outside, fat snow flakes are forming on slate roofs. Like Solzhenitsyn laboring in Vermont, I shall beaver away in exile. Unlike Solzhenitsyn, I shan’t be alone.
  • [2012 – Cavendish walks out of Aurora House and onto the main grounds]
  • Groundsman Withers: Off somewhere?
  • Timothy Cavendish: You bet I am! To the land of the living.
  • [as Cavendish walks down the driveway, he sees the residents of Aurora House watching him through the large glass window]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Soylent Green is people!
  • [he raises his hands in mocking horror and laughs]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Soylent Green is made of people!
  • [as Cavendish walks downs some steps]
  • Groundsman Withers: Oy! Get back here, you!
  • [the groundsman comes after Cavendish as he tries to open a gate]
  • Groundsman Withers: Oy!
  • Timothy Cavendish: You keep away from me, or I’ll be forced to name you, in the police report, as an accomplice!
  • Groundsman Withers: I have better things to do than this.
  • [Cavendish sees a cart of clay plant pots and starts throwing then at the groundsman]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Then go ahead and do them, you bloody sodding soap-dodger!
  • [Cavendish topples the whole cart of pots over, breaking all of them]
  • Groundsman Withers: Right!
  • [as Cavendish tries to make a run for it the groundsman grabs hold of him from behind and carries him back to the house]
  • Timothy Cavendish: God, let go of me, you cruddy ruddy rugger bugger yob! Let go of me! Will you let go of me!
  • [2144 – back in the interrogation room]
  • Sonmi-451: You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power.
  • [the Archivist brings up the data about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the orison]
  • Archivist: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 20th century philosopher complete works, and by Unanimity. How do you know about him?
  • Sonmi-451: Hae-Joo.
  • [back in Chang’s quarters, Sonmi shyly stands behind Chang as he’s going through data on multiple projector screens]
  • Sonmi-451: Seer Chang.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Please, you must call me Hae-Joo.
  • Sonmi-451: Hae-Joo, fabricants can be excised for this.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Well, survival often demands our courage.
  • [we see Sonmi learning by going through screens of data]
  • Sonmi-451: [voice over] Knowledge is a mirror, and for the first time in my life, I was allowed to see who I was, and who I might become.
  • [1849 – Adam enters the officer’s mess and approaches the Captain]
  • Adam Ewing: Good morning, Captain.
  • Captain Molyneux: You can help it by remaining so, Quillcock, by buggering off.
  • Adam Ewing: Well, I’m afraid I can’t do that, sir. If I was, I would be unable to inform you of the stowaway that I have discovered in my…
  • Captain Molyneux: Stowaway?!
  • Adam Ewing: I assure you that this Moriori had no choice. Now he has sworn to me that he is a first class, able bodied seaman, capable of earning passage if only given a chance.
  • Mr. Boerhaave: A stowaway is a stowaway, even if he shits silver nuggets.
  • [2144 – as Sonmi continues getting interrogated by the Archivist]
  • Archivist: Did he ever explain anything to you?
  • Sonmi-451: He told me their goal was the creation of a free willed Fabricant. Yoona had failed. I was their last hope.
  • [back in the room that Chang had given her, Sonmi stands in front of the mirror, she cuts the piece of dyed hair she was given at Papa Song’s with a knife]
  • [1973 – as Hooks continues to give her the tour of plant]
  • Lloyd Hooks: I have to say if all lady journalists look like you, I might start to take this, uh…women’s lib thing more seriously.
  • Luisa Rey: Well, I’m sure they can use your sort.
  • [Luisa makes a point of turning off her recorder]
  • Lloyd Hooks: Nice. Okay, uh..you wait here and I will go find someone smarter who can, uh…walk you through the details of some of your questions.
  • Luisa Rey: Great.
  • [Hooks walks off, as Luisa waits she looks around her and spots Sixsmith’s old office]
  • Luisa Rey: Okay, what would Dad do?
  • [2012 – at night Cavendish sneaks into the receptionist’s area and seeing the nurse is on a smoking break he calls Denholme]
  • Denholme Cavendish: Who the bloody hell is this? Have you any idea what time it is?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Denny, it’s me, Tim.
  • Denholme Cavendish: Timothy? Where are you?
  • Timothy Cavendish: I think you ruddy well know where I am!
  • Denholme Cavendish: But residents aren’t allowed access to phones. Did someone smuggled one in?
  • Timothy Cavendish: You know the rules?
  • Denholme Cavendish: I helped write them, Timmy. I have been a principal investor in Aurora House for twelve years, it’s incredibly lucrative. You can’t believe what people will pay to lockup their parents.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Look, Den, you’ve had your fun. I think it’s high time you put an end to this little game of yours!
  • Denholme Cavendish: No, no, no, Timmy. My fun has just begun.
  • Timothy Cavendish: What are you talking about? I am your brother, why are you doing this to me?
  • Denholme Cavendish: I think the better question in this instance would be, what have you done to deserve this?
  • Timothy Cavendish: I don’t know what you mean.
  • Denholme Cavendish: Oh come, dear brother, don’t insult me. You can’t think that I didn’t know about you and Georgette!
  • Timothy Cavendish: Georgette? Look, Den…I didn’t mean to hurt you.
  • Denholme Cavendish: I’m afraid your penance has come due, Timbo, it’s time to account for your crimes.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Den, I’m…I’m so, so sorry.
  • Denholme Cavendish: No, no, no, there’s no need to apologize. Your exile is more than enough reparation. Although, I do have my fingers crossed for a scenario involving you, nurse Noakes and a broom handle. Cheerio, Timmy. Bye bye now.
  • [Denholme ends the call and turns to Georgette, who’s in bed beside him]
  • Denholme Cavendish: Sends his love.
  • [back in Aurora House as the line goes dead, Cavendish turns and sees Noakes behind him]
  • [2144 – the Archivist continues his interrogation of Sonmi]
  • Archivist: I would like to ask about the night of your arrest.
  • Sonmi-451: I remember…listening to his heart beat. Your heart beats much slower than ours. There is a gentleness to the sound. I find it…comforting.
  • [we see Sonmi in Chang’s room, while Chang is asleep on the floor, Sonmi presses her head against his heart to listen to his heartbeat]
  • [1936 – Frobisher opens his door after hearing a loud knock]
  • Robert Frobisher: Vyvyan, what time is it?!
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I don’t know. Who cares?
  • [Ayrs enters Frobisher’s room]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I’ve heard a melody, boy. For violin. Quick!
  • [he grabs a piece of paper]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Find a pen! I heard it in a dream. I was in a nightmarish cafe, blaring bright lights, but underground and no way out. And the waitresses, they all had the same face. There was music playing, but unlike any music I’ve ever heard in my life. It…it began…it began…
  • [Frobisher gets ready to write down the notes]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Wait. It was so clear a minute ago. Help me, Robert, help me. It’s slipping away!
  • [Ayrs thinks for a moment]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I’ve lost it.
  • Robert Frobisher: It’ll come to you, sir. The minute you stop trying to find it, it’ll find you.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: You are naive, Robert.
  • Robert Frobisher: I am anything but.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: There is a gulf between these chairs.
  • Robert Frobisher: What you want is no different from what I want. The gulf is an illusion.
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] How do I describe that night, Sixsmith? What had happened between Vyvyan and I transcended language. It was music that poured from his eyes, and breathed from his lips. Music as beautiful as any I have ever heard.
  • [1973 – Luisa sneaks into Sixsmith’s old office, and as she’s going through his things Isaac Sachs walks into the office]
  • Isaac Sachs: What…what are you doing in here?
  • [2144 – as Sonmi is listening to Chang’s heartbeat as he sleeps, he suddenly awakens and looks at Sonmi in silence for a moment before he’s alerted that soldiers have arrived]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: They found us.
  • [he grabs Sonmi’s hand, opens the window, takes a device that creates a bridge to the next building, he climbs onto the bridge and looks back at Sonmi]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: I’ll be with you the whole way, now focus on me.
  • [he takes Sonmi’s hand and she climbs onto the bridge and they walk slowly across]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Stay with me, right here. I won’t let you go.
  • [as Sonmi looks down she trips forward and Chang takes her into his arms and holds her, as Enforcers break into the room and begin firing at them, Chang starts shooting back, he gets hold of Sonmi and carrying her in his arms starts running across the bridge but they get surrounded by Enforcer aircrafts, Chang puts Sonmi down and starts shooting at them but he loses his balance and falls far below]
  • [1849 – a frightened Autua is brought up onto the deck before Molyneux and his men]
  • Autua: Mr. Ewing!
  • Adam Ewing: It…It’s alright. I’ve talked to the Captain, he’ll hear your case.
  • Captain Molyneux: What’s your name, boy?
  • Autua: Autua, sir.
  • [Molyneux points to Adam]
  • Captain Molyneux: The Christian gentleman, who knows nothing about ships, tells me that you’re a first-class sailor. Very well, let’s see you lower the main top, son.
  • [Autua leaps forward, gets some rope and starts climbing up mast onto the top within seconds]
  • Captain Molyneux: Mr. Roderick, my bottle is empty.
  • [as they watch Autua getting to work on getting the sail down]
  • Captain Molyneux: Mr. Boerhaave, ready my piece.
  • Adam Ewing: What? Sir, you…you gave me your word, Captain. P-Please, you can’t do this.
  • Captain Molyneux: Nobody tells me what I can and cannot do on my own ship. Specially when it concerns nigger stowaways.
  • [as the crew watch Autua with admiration walking on the main top, working to get the sail down]
  • Old Salty Dog: Captain look! He’s got fish-hooks for toes.
  • Captain Molyneux: Mr. Boerhaave, do not make a mess of my deck.
  • [Boerhaave gets his rifle ready to shoot Autua, Adam turns to Molyneux]
  • Adam Ewing: Captain, please! Look, if you could just hear me out, please!
  • [as Boerhaave is about to shoot, Adam pushes his arm making him miss his mark, Boerhaave then hits Adam in the stomach, then the crew watch as Autua sets the sails then gets hold a rope and swing down with expertise back onto the deck]
  • Old Salty Dog: The darkie’s salt as I am.
  • Captain Molyneux: Mr. Boerhaave! It appears we have an addition to our crew. Make sure he earns his keep.
  • [1973 – after finding Luisa in Sixsmith’s office, Isaac takes Luisa back to Hooks]
  • Isaac Sachs: Mr. Hooks. Found her. She was in the chem labs, looking for the bathroom.
  • Lloyd Hooks: Ah. Well, perfect, then, uh…why don’t you take over from here, Sachs? You know, introduce our little tribe, and uh…and guide Ms. Rey through the uh…through the tower.
  • [Isaac takes Luisa to a railing overlooking the plant structure]
  • Isaac Sachs: The funny thing is I’m not even supposed to be here. I was meant to be in Seoul, but the air traffic controller strike screwed everything up, so now I’m on the time jumper tonight. Do you ever think that the universe was against you?
  • Luisa Rey: All the time.
  • Isaac Sachs: Mm.
  • [Luisa takes out her cigarette pack]
  • Luisa Rey: You mind?
  • Isaac Sachs: I’m cool.
  • [Luisa lights up a joint and looks at Isaac]
  • Luisa Rey: You seem nervous, Isaac. Do I make you nervous?
  • Isaac Sachs: No. Actually, just the opposite.
  • [Luisa offers her joint to Isaac, he takes a hit of the joint and starts coughing]
  • Luisa Rey: Are you gonna tell me why you covered for me?
  • [2012 – Cavendish tries to open the window in his room at Aurora House, but finds it’s locked]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Freedom. The fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those deprived of it have the barest inkling of what it really is.
  • [2144 – Sonmi has been captured by the Enforcers and sits in the corner of a cell when Boardman Mephi enters]
  • Boardman Mephi: There’s much disagreement on what should be done with you. The Corprocrats want you euthanized as a deviant, the Manufacturer is demanding a period of study, the Pyschogenomicists are screaming for an immediate cerebral vivisection. However, the problem you create is a political one. Which means you’re my problem.
  • [Mephi walks towards Sonmi]
  • Boardman Mephi: I find it intriguing to imagine that beneath these perfectly engineered features, are thoughts that terrify the whole of Unanimity. I’m not afraid of such thoughts, because I do not fear the truth. There’s a natural order to this world, fabricant. And the truth is this order must be protected.
  • [Mephi and Sonmi look at each other for a moment before Mephi turns to one of his Enforcer’s and starts walking out]
  • Boardman Mephi: Inform the Archivist, prepare for excisement.
  • Enforcer: Yes sir.
  • [as Mephi is about to walk out the cell]
  • Sonmi-451: Sir…
  • [Mephi turns to look at Sonmi]
  • Sonmi-451: Can you tell me what happened to Hae-Joo Chang?
  • Boardman Mephi: Killed, I was told.
  • [Mephi walks out, the cell door is locked, Sonmi sinks back down in the corner with tears in her eyes]
  • [1849 – Adam lies ill in his cabin with Goose prepares more medicine]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: All this feast and excitements, really Adam, it’s…all too much. You need to rest.
  • [Goose gives Adam the medicine and watches him]
  • [1973 – back on the railing with Isaac and Luisa, Luisa offers her joint to Isaac again]
  • Isaac Sachs: I had…a girlfriend once, she kept trying to get me to read Carlos Castenada. You ever read any of that shit?
  • Luisa Rey: Oh, yeah.
  • [he takes a hit of the joint and gives it back to Luisa]
  • Isaac Sachs: But the relationship was doomed. Every time she brought up that karma, past life stuff, I couldn’t stop myself from laughing. And yet…I can’t explain it, but I knew when I opened that door…
  • [he doesn’t finish his sentence, instead turns and leans on the railing looking out over the plant]
  • Isaac Sachs: They destroyed most of the copies of the report.
  • Luisa Rey: Most?
  • Isaac Sachs: There’s no good choice here, is there? If I help you, I could lose my job, or worse. If I don’t, a lot of people…it’ll be worse than worse.
  • Luisa Rey: You have to do, whatever you can’t not do.
  • [2321 – Zachry and Meronym sit in front of a fire on a mountain top, Zachry hears Old Georgie’s laugh and looks around him]
  • Meronym: Somethin’ preyin’ on you, Zachry?
  • Zachry: You really ain’t feary about meetin’ Old Georgie on the summit?
  • Meronym: I’m more scaresome ’bout the weather than any Devil.
  • Zachry: You cogg he’s real? Who tripped the Fall, if not Old Georgie?
  • Meronym: True-true?
  • [Zachry just looks at her]
  • Meronym: The Old Uns.
  • Zachry: That’s just a rope o’smoke. Old Uns got the Smart. They mastered sick and seeds, they make miracles and fly across the sky.
  • Meronym: True. All true. But they got somethin’ else. A hunger in their hearts, a hunger that’s stronger than all their Smart.
  • Zachry: Hunger? For what?
  • Meronym: A hunger for more.
  • [1973 – Isaac sits on a plane and writes a note, he notices Bill Smoke being let off the plane by a flight attendant before take-off]
  • Isaac Sachs: [voice over] Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principles of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday, I believe I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, they can shape and alter who we imagine ourself to be, begin long before we are born, and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter, suggest a new potential direction.
  • [at the same time we see in 2321 as Zachry guides Meronym through what was once a city; in 1849 as Adam lies ill, Goose cuts off one of Adam’s waistcoat buttons and smiles to himself; in 1973 Luisa finds Sixsmith’s report in the hood of her car; in 2012 Cavendish sits in his room he sees a note slide under the door; in 1936 Frobisher is scribbling away writing his music; in 2144 the Enforcers escort Sonmi out of her cell]
  • [1936 – as Frobisher stops playing his music on the piano, Ayrs comes up from behind]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: That’s it. The music from my dream.
  • [Frobisher starts playing his music again and Ayrs walks up to stand beside him]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: This is from my dream, that night I came to your room. This is the music I heard in my head, somehow I gave it to you.
  • Robert Frobisher: I’ve been working on this piece for weeks now, and I suspect you heard it, and incorporated it into your dream. I call it The Cloud Atlas Sextet.
  • [Ayrs sits next to Frobisher as continues to play his music on the piano]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: TVyvyan Ayrs: You thought? You thought what? That I might fancy a little buggering from a fine young dandy like yourself?
  • Robert Frobisher: The Atlas, I believe, is the only thing I have done in my life that has value. But I know I could not have written it, if I hadn’t met you. There are whole movements in the Atlas that I wrote imagining us, meeting again and again, in different lives and different ages.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Yes. Something as important as this cannot be described as ‘yours’ or ‘mine’, it is ‘ours’.
  • [Frobisher stops playing and nods his head]
  • Robert Frobisher: That this is exactly how I feel, Vyvyan.
  • [Frobisher turns and gently touches Ayrs cheek, but Ayrs bursts out laughing]
  • Robert Frobisher: I’m sorry, I…I thought…
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: You thought? You thought what? That I might fancy a little buggering from a fine young dandy like yourself?
  • [angry and flustered, Frobisher stands, gathers his music notes and goes to leave the room]
  • Robert Frobisher: I’ll pack my bag and be gone by morning.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: You’ll do no such thing, you’ll leave only when I say you can leave. You will continue working on Vyvyan Ayrs’ Cloud Atlas.
  • [this stops Frobisher in his tracks]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: When it is finished, then I will decide what do with you.
  • Robert Frobisher: You can’t keep me here! I’m leaving! Good luck with your composing. I’m sure a sterile old fuck like yourself is still capable of something completely unmemorable.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: I suggest you think about this, Robert. Think about reputation. Reputation is everything in our society. Yours, my disinherited reprobate, has expired. Did you not think that we would inquire about someone living under our roof? Mackerras himself wrote, and I quote, ‘He is a prostitute whose liaisons with perverts and sodomites were common place in his brief and forgettable career at Caius. Lock up the silverware.’ Unquote. Be warned. Leave here without my consent, and all of musical society will know of the degenerate Robert Frobisher. After that, even if you compose one of the greatest symphonies ever written, no one will hear it, because no one will want anything to do with you.
  • [2144 – as Sonmi is being led through the halls by the Enforcers one of the Enforcers takes out a gun and kills the other Enforcers, struggles with the last one and after killing him, he pulls off his helmet, revealing that it’s Chang, on seeing him alive, Sonmi throws her arms around him and he holds her tightly]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: I won’t let you go again.
  • [2012 – after receiving the note in his room, Cavendish sneaks into the basement of Aurora House and sees three people sat at a table]
  • Veronica: I told you he’d come.
  • [1936 – after receiving Frobisher’s latest letter Sixsmith rushes home from the University campus and starts packing]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Two things became clear. Hanging myself from Edinburgh’s flagpole is preferable to letting that parasite plunder my talents a day longer. I must complete my sextet. I can’t do it here, so tonight I plan to make my escape.
  • [2012 – Cavendish has joined the three other patients from Aurora House in the basement]
  • Ernie: Any jailbreak’s a risky proposition. One little cock-up, and we are dangling at her majesty’s pleasure.
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
  • Ernie: We could use code names, but the truth is I’d probably be the first to forget mine. So, Mr. Cavendish…
  • [he gives Cavendish a glass of drink]
  • Ernie: Ernie Blacksmith. This is Mr. Meeks and my girl Veronica Costello.
  • [Veronica raises her cup of drink to toast]
  • Veronica: To trust.
  • [Ernie raises his drink]
  • Ernie: To trust.
  • [Cavendish does the same with his drink before taking a sip]
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
  • [pointing to Meeks]
  • Timothy Cavendish: What about the parrot, then? If ever there was a likely songbird.
  • Veronica: Mr. Meeks is a fine and honorable gentleman, he would never betray us.
  • Ernie: Besides, no one’s ever heard him say anything else.
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
  • Ernie: Question is, old man, think you’re up to snuff?
  • [2144 – after Chang uses a delivery transport vehicle to make it out of the prison building, the Enforcers helicopters surround the vehicle]
  • Enforcer Pilot: Unanimity requires compliance. We have a security code Red, prepare to be boarded.
  • [Chang nods his head, from her hiding place in the back of the vehicle, Sonmi whispers]
  • Sonmi-451: What are you going to do?
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Stay calm, stay calm.
  • [1936 – Sixsmith reads Frobisher letter on the train]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] ‘It will end in tears.’ You warned me. I suppose I’m as hopeless as Adam Ewing, oblivious to all the unspeakable forms lying in wait, blind to the fact his friend is poisoning him.
  • [1846 – as Adam gets progressively sicker his hands swell and his wedding ring is cutting off the circulation in his finger, so Goose prepares to cut the ring off]
  • Adam Ewing: Wait, please. The idea of losing this ring distresses me beyond measure.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Don’t be a silly puffin, Adam. I’m sure your wife will set your health above a gold loop. I have seen the onset for dropsy and it is not a pretty sight!
  • [Goose cuts off Adam’s wedding ring]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: I know an excellent Spanish goldsmith, who works with such alacrity, that your Tilda may not have to know this was ever removed.
  • [he takes the ring and puts it in pocket]
  • [2012 – Cavendish and Ernie are fighting over a pudding cup in the dining room]

Timothy Cavendish: Give it to me!

  • Ernie: Get your fucking hands off my pudding!
  • Timothy Cavendish: It’s not your pudding, you Alzheimer riddled lout! You’ve already eaten…!
  • [as Cavendish and Ernie are struggling, the other patients try to separate them, Nurse Judd stands on the sideline and makes a call using her cell phone]
  • Nurse Judd: You better get in here.
  • [as she puts the phone in her pocket, Veronica watches her from behind, walks over and quickly slips her hand into Judd’s pocket and takes the phone, just then Nurse Noakes walks into the dining room]
  • Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish!
  • [1936 – Frobisher sneaks into Ayrs’ room as he sleeps in his bed]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] The room stank of bitter medicine.
  • [Frobisher opens the drawer of his nightstand and takes out the gun]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Curiously heavy things, guns. Why did I take it, exactly? Can’t say. An intuition. A sense of significance. That from this point on, there was no going back.
  • [he looks at Ayrs’ as he sleeps for a moment before leaving the room]
  • [2321 – as Zachry guides Meronym through the mountain, Meronym uses a special gun to hook a rope to the side of the mountain, she looks up at the sky]
  • Meronym: Sussin’ them clouds, we’ve run out o’ time.
  • [she ties the end of the round herself and goes to do the same to Zachry]
  • Zachry: Hey, I don’t need no smart rope.
  • Meronym: Yey, see you fall. I’ll catch you.
  • [2144 – as the Enforcer helicopters force Chang to land his vehicle, they point their guns at Chang]
  • Lead Enforcer: Hands in the air. Now! Move it, step off of the vehicle!
  • with his hands up in the air, Chang slowly steps out of the vehicle, speaking in some dialect
  • Scan Enforcer: Get down. Down, now!
  • [one of the Enforcers forces Chang to the side of the vehicle]
  • Lead Enforcer: Fuckin’ migrant monkey-talk. Why do they hire these greasy subs?
  • [the other Enforcers takes out his scanner and quickly scan Chang]
  • Scan Enforcer: Negative, sir. Definite illegal.
  • Lead Enforcer: Detain him for now.
  • Scan Enforcer: I’m reading a second life form!
  • Lead Enforcer: Where?
  • Scan Enforcer: In the truck.
  • Lead Enforcer: Check it out.
  • Scan Enforcer: Yes, sir.
  • [2321 – as Zachry and Meronym are slowly climbing the mountainside, suddenly Meronym loses her footing and slips, Zachry stops her from falling to the ground by grabbing hold of the rope, making his hands bleed, at that moment Old Georgie appear]
  • Old Georgie: You troddin’ on the Devil’s ground now, Valleysman. I’m sayin’ just once. That offlander ain’t gettin’ to the top. Time for you to let go that rope. You trespass, you pay the price. Now drop that rope. Drop that rope. Drop that rope.
  • [2144 – the Enforcers enter the back of the truck and find Sonmi hiding inside]
  • Scan Enforcer: It’s her!
  • Hae-Joo Chang: It’ll be okay, huh?
  • [Chang quickly turns, grabs hold of the Enforcers next to him and manages to quickly all the other Enforcers, then he throws a bomb which attaches itself to the Enforcer helicopter nearby and watches as it explodes, Sonmi is stunned as she watches all this]
  • Sonmi-451: Who are you?
  • [Chang bows his head]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Commander Hae-Joo Chang. First Science officer of the Union Rebellion.
  • Sonmi-451: Why are you doing this?
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Because I believe you have the power to change this world.
  • [2321 – as Zachry holds on to the rope dangling Meronym on the side of the mountain]
  • Old Georgie: Drop that rope. Let go that rope.
  • [he looks at his hands, which are bleeding as he holds on to the rope, then he remembers Abbess’ prophecy]
  • Abbess: [voice over] ‘Hands a bleedin’, can’t let go.’
  • Zachry: Hands a bleedin’. Can’t let go. No!
  • [he heaves the rope up and brings Meronym up next to him]
  • Meronym: Thank you, Zachry. You savin’ me twice here now.
  • Zachry: You fall, I catch you.
  • [1936 – Ayrs finds Frobisher packing in his room]
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: What are you doing, boy? I thought I made myself clear.
  • Robert Frobisher: Do what you want. I’m leaving!
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Fine, Frobisher. Go, but I take this.
  • [he takes Frobisher’s music sheets for The Cloud Atlas from his bed]
  • Robert Frobisher: Give that to me!
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: It’s mine!
  • Robert Frobisher: I’m warning you!
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Under the conditions of this relationship, I’m certain within my legal rights.
  • [suddenly Frobisher grabs the gun from his bed and points it at Ayrs]
  • Robert Frobisher: Give it to me! Give it to me, or I swear to God I will kill you as you stand!
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: Please. You’re a coward.
  • Robert Frobisher: I’ll do it.
  • Vyvyan Ayrs: You won’t pull that trigger. Your kind never does.
  • [Ayrs moves closer and grabs hold of the gun, at that moment Frobisher shoots the gun, hitting Ayrs in the gut and as he falls to the ground we see the shell of the bullet has rolled under the bed where we the lost half of ‘The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing’, is wedged under the bed post]
  • [1849 – Goose is sitting next to Adam, who is lying asleep in his bed looking very ill, Goose fingers the key that Adam has on a chain around his neck, as he tries to slip the chain off Adam, he stirs awake]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Yes. Yes, well…how…how fares our worm today, Adam?
  • Adam Ewing: I…I’m afraid it has taken the best of me.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Oh, no, no, no. Nonsense. Nonsense. You mustn’t give up. You must think of your beautiful wife. You must think of Tilda.
  • [2144 – Chang is riding fast a high powered motorcycle with Sonmi holding onto him behind him, they are being chased by the Enforcers hovercrafts, when they enter an underwater tunnel]
  • Enforcer Pilot: They’re trapped in the dam way, we’ve got them.
  • [Chang stops the motorcycle in the tunnel and gets off]
  • Sonmi-451: What are you doing?
  • [Chang activates a bomb and throws it so it attaches itself against the tunnel wall]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Come on! Come on, get in!
  • [he opens the door to an access tunnel and they get inside at the same time the bomb goes off which floods the tunnel and kills the Enforcers in pursuit]
  • [1973 – Luisa’s wakes to find her car sinking, frightened she screams, then the windshield explodes inward and after a moment she finds her way out of the car and swims up towards the shore]
  • Zachry: [voice over] Nay, the dead never stay dead. Open your ears, and they never stop a yibberin’.
  • [2321 – Zachry and Meronym find and enter the old Satellite Communication Center, they find skeletons scattered everywhere inside]
  • Zachry: What is this place?
  • Meronym: Before the Fall, Old Uns built dwellings, beyond the sky, among the stars, and this place joined here with there.
  • [as they walks further inside they find a large statue of Sonmi]
  • Zachry: Sonmi.
  • Meronym: Tis she.
  • Zachry: The Old Uns pray to Sonmi same as Valleysmen?
  • Meronym: Nay, not ‘zactly same.
  • [2144 – after escaping from the underwater tunnel, Chang and Sonmi walk in the busy slums]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Come on. And stay close, fabricants get snatched here.
  • [1973 – Luisa waits outside her apartment building after getting herself out of the river, Javier opens the door]
  • Javier Gomez: All clear.
  • [Javier hands her a key]
  • Luisa Rey: Thank you.
  • Javier Gomez: No sweat. We’re partners. But you gotta tell me what’s happening.
  • [they enter the building]
  • Luisa Rey: Okay, let me take off these clothes, call the cops, and I promise I’ll tell you everything that happened in the morning.
  • [Luisa opens the door to her apartment]
  • Javier Gomez: Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed.
  • Luisa Rey: Good night, Javier.
  • [Luisa closes the door to her apartment and locks the door, as he heads towards her room, we see a man is in her apartment wearing black leather gloves]
  • [2321 – the enter another room in the old Satellite Communication Center]
  • Zachry: What’d you mean down there? About The Old Uns and Valleymen prayin’ to Sonmi not ‘zactly the same?
  • [she works to turn on the main network and bring up the orison]
  • Meronym: Old men they were different.
  • Zachry: Different? How?
  • [she turns and looks at Zachry]
  • Meronym: You want the True-true?
  • [2144 – as Chang takes her round the slums]
  • Sonmi-451: This is where you live?
  • Hae-Joo Chang: This is where Union was born.
  • [Sonmi notices other fabricants like herself working as prostitutes]
  • [2321 – Meronym tries to explain to Zachry who Sonmi was]
  • Meronym: Sonmi weren’t no God. She died hundreds of years ago on a faraway pen’sula, deadlanded now.
  • Zachry: What?
  • Meronym: I cogg Valleysmens beliefs, I know Abbess teached you Sonmi was a miracle, birthed o’ Darwin God o’ Smart, but ain’t the True-true. Her life was sad n’ judased, she died tryin’ to change the Old-Uns thinkin’.
  • [Old Georgie emerges behind Zachry]
  • Old Georgie: Liiiies…nothin’ but lies.
  • Zachry: Nay, nay you’re…you’re lying.
  • [Meronym turns and bring the orison towards Zachry, suddenly Sonmi appears with one of her recorded messages]
  • Sonmi-451: The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds…
  • [Zachry watches in disbelief]
  • Zachry: Sonmi?!
  • Meronym: Before she died, she spoke of her acts n’ deedins’. Her words are heart saved blessin’, remindin’ me what’s the True-true.
  • [Old Georgie appears behind Zachry again]
  • Old Georgie: How long you goin’ lissin’ to this?! How long you jus’ stand there, and let a stranger keep fuggin’ your beliefs up n’ down, in n’ out!
  • [Zachry continues to watch Sonmi on the orison]
  • Sonmi-451: Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we’re bound to others.
  • [Meronym flips the orison off]
  • Meronym: Zachry. You alright?
  • Zachry: Finish your sussin.
  • [1973 – in her apartment, Luisa feels that someone is behind her and Napier grabs her from behind and puts his hand across her mouth to stop her from screaming]
  • Joe Napier: Ssh! If I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead. Now I’m not gonna hurt you, I just wanna talk. Be cool. Alright.
  • [he slowly takes his hand off her mouth, suddenly Luisa attacks him by hitting in the stomach and smashing the back of her head into his face which pushes him against the wall, she takes out a switchblade and points it at his throat]
  • Luisa Rey: And if I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead already. How does that feel, huh? Good conversation start, isn’t it?
  • [Napier chuckles]
  • Joe Napier: You are Lester Rey’s daughter, that’s for Goddamn sure.
  • Luisa Rey: You knew my father?
  • Joe Napier: Korean War. I was in the two-one.
  • [pointing to the photograph on the wall of Luisa’s father and his army pals]
  • Joe Napier: That’s me on the end, next to your dad. Mortar landed so close it could have dropped out of my ass. If your father hadn’t done what he did, I wouldn’t be here.
  • [Luisa takes the knife way from his throat and backs off]
  • Luisa Rey: Guess that makes two of us.
  • [2321 – as Zachry watches Meronym trying to get the network up and working in the Satellite Communication Center, Old Georgie appears behind him]
  • Old Georgie: You ain’t let go that rope cause you’ a lustin’ for that darkly, sweet’meat. I cogg it all now. This whore, with her cokeynut skin, and her slywise mask, smilin’ n’ wormin’ her way so you trust and bring her here, scavin’ n’ sivvin’ for what? For what, fool? They want the island. The Prescients want it all. You judasin’ your kin for a piece of ass! She ain’t your tribe, she ain’t even your color. This jezebel ignores you your yarns n’ ways, spinnin’ n’ spoutin’ her whoahsome lies, and you lap it up, like a dog in heat!
  • Zachry: That ain’t truth.
  • Old Georgie: Ain’t it? Then do sumthin’ to stop her! Take your spiker an’ slit her throat! Protect your tribe, protect your sister, little Catkin, kill her now, before it’s too late!
  • [Zachry takes out his knife]
  • [1973 – back in Luisa’s apartment as Luisa backs off Napier]
  • Joe Napier: They will kill you. You don’t know these people like I do.
  • Luisa Rey: Yeah? Well if that’s all you came to tell me, you’re a little bit late. Somebody just forced me off the Swannekke Bridge.
  • Joe Napier: This is out of control.
  • Luisa Rey: Do you know who did it?
  • Joe Napier: The contractor calls himself Bill Smoke. And…
  • Luisa Rey: What?
  • Joe Napier: He got Sachs.
  • Luisa Rey: Isaac?
  • Joe Napier: A bomb on his plane. The press is blaming the PLO.
  • [visibly shocked and upset, Luisa sits]
  • Joe Napier: He was a threat. Like Sixsmith, like…you.
  • [2144 – Chang takes Sonmi to Union headquarters to meet the leader of Union]
  • An-kor Apis: Sonmi 451, I am most honored to meet you. I am General An-kor Apis, leader of Union.
  • [1973 – after finding out Bill Smoke killed Sixsmith and Isaac]
  • Luisa Rey: Who is paying them?
  • Joe Napier: The same guy that pays me.
  • Luisa Rey: Lloyd Hooks?
  • Joe Napier: Hughes & Pikes Consulting.
  • Luisa Rey: I’ve heard of them. They’re, uh…lobbiers for oil companies. But why would Big Oil hire Lloyd Hooks to run a nuclear reactor?
  • Joe Napier: You get that same look your father used to get. You see it, don’t you?
  • Luisa Rey: Hooks doesn’t want the report discovered, because he doesn’t want the reactor fixed. He wants it to fail.
  • Joe Napier: This is about the future of energy in this country. They want the explosion. The chaos and carnage. The more deaths, the better.
  • [2321 – as Zachry takes out his knife he slowly walks towards Meronym, pointing his knife, as he reaches he suddenly drives the knife into one of the nearby orison’s, startling Meronym]
  • Zachry: Can’t cogg o’ thing, words n’worrins’ like a wasp’s nest, proke’d n’prod’d by you! You come elbowin’ in’ my life, yibberin’ about the True-true, and never tellin’ the whole true. I need to cogg what you’re doin’!
  • Meronym: I told you. I come to send a plea o’ help.
  • [Zachry takes hold of Meronym’s face with both his hands]
  • Zachry: Help, why? To steal our land? To kill n’ slave us all?! What do you want?!
  • [Meronym takes hold of Zachry’s hands]
  • Meronym: Prescients’ dyin’, Zachry. Just like Catkin. This world poison me n’ all my kin. We get no help, if I find no home, if I don’ find a way, I say so truesome. We not survive. We not survive.
  • [1936 – Frobisher is walking in town when he spots some policemen and hides behind a wall]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Ayrs has the dogs after me. The bullet passed through, killing little more than his appetite, yet he’s out for blood. I have to pay the piper.
  • [1973 – back in Luisa’s apartment after she’s found out the truth about Hooks]
  • Luisa Rey: I should call the cops.
  • Joe Napier: It won’t help.
  • Luisa Rey: How do I know you’re not lying to me?
  • Joe Napier: Smoke will be coming for me, as soon as he figures out I’m with you. We need that report. I can’t protect you for long without it.
  • [2144 – after Apis introduces himself to Sonmi]
  • Sonmi-451: General Apis…
  • An-kor Apis: You, my dear are proof our efforts were not in vain.
  • Sonmi-451: But I’m just a dinery server. I was not genomed to alter reality.
  • An-kor Apis: No revolutionary ever was.
  • Sonmi-451: I’m sorry. I cannot do what you’re asking.
  • An-kor Apis: It would be a difficult choice for anyone. But, before you call your decision final, there is one last thing I would like you to see, in order to fully understand what we are fighting for.
  • [2321 – as Meronym finishes making the control board work she turns to look at Zachry]
  • Meronym: Cross your fingers n’ toes.
  • [Meronym activates the control board which makes the machinery in the station rumble, then the top of the station opens and turns into a massive satellite dish, beaming out a light for a moment before the control board inside the station shuts itself off; Meronym smiles and turns to look at Zachry]
  • Zachry: If your pray’ be answered, many Prescients never return to the Valley again?
  • Meronym: Those wishin’ to come with us, be welcome.
  • Zachry: The Valley is my home.
  • [2144 – in their lodgings, Sonmi sits and stares out the window at the busy slum streets, then she walks to Chang’s room and as he sleeps she rests her head against his chest to listen to his heartbeat again, Chang awakens and looks at her]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Are you alright?
  • Sonmi-451: I know it is forbidden.
  • [she leans closer to him and they start kissing]
  • [1936 – Frobisher sits on top of the Scott Monument watching the sun rise]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Sixsmith, I climb the steps of the Scott Monument every morning. And all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now, that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions.
  • [at the same time we see in 1849 as Adam and Autua lie on the deck of the ship watching the sun rise; 1936 Sixsmith and Frobisher meet in a shop full of ceramics, they start breaking the ceramic statues]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended.
  • [in 2144 Sonmi and Chang are making love]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so.
  • [in 2321 Zachry sits on top of a mountain as the sun sets with Meronym asleep by the fire, he takes his cloak off and puts it on her as she sleeps]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion.
  • [in 2144 Sonmi and Chang continue making love]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.
  • [in 1936 in the ceramic shop Frobisher and Sixsmith start throwing plates around breaking everything; then Sixsmith awakens on the train realizing that it was a dream]
  • [1849 – as Adam and Autua are resting on the deck of the ship Autua hears thunder]
  • Autua: Storm is coming, Mr. Ewing. Gonna get you down below.
  • [he helps Adam up]
  • [1936 – Frobisher returns to his hotel and sees the hotel manager shouting at a guest as he walks up the stairs]
  • Hotel Manager: I’m not running a fuckin’ charity, out with you! Off you go!!
  • [the hotel manager spots Frobisher]
  • Hotel Manager: Aah, Mr. Ewing! A-a-a-a word if you may.
  • [he opens up a newspaper and points to the story of Ayrs getting shot by Frobisher]
  • Hotel Manager: Dangerous times we’re livin’ in, we got a scandal. They say this ruffian Robert Frobisher is a composer.
  • [he looks at Frobisher]
  • Hotel Manager: You’re a composer too, aren’t you Mr. Ewing?
  • Robert Frobisher: What do you want?
  • Hotel Manager: The constable asked to search my rooms. I know how hard you’re working, so I told him there’s no one on the third floor. It costs quite a bit of money to keep an entire floor empty.
  • [Frobisher walks back down and empties the content of his wallet onto the counter]
  • Robert Frobisher: That’s all I have.
  • Hotel Manager: Hmm.
  • [the manager looks at Frobisher’s waistcoat and touches it admiringly]
  • Hotel Manager: What a beautiful waistcoat.
  • [1973 – in Luisa’s apartment, Luisa has all of Frobisher’s letters to Sixsmith scattered around her]
  • Javier Gomez: If these letters aren’t important, why do you keep reading them?
  • Luisa Rey: I don’t know. Maybe I’m…just trying to understand something.
  • Javier Gomez: What?
  • Luisa Rey: Why we keep making the same mistakes, over and over.
  • [Javier is scribbling something with a pencil and then stops]
  • Javier Gomez: Maybe you should ask…Megan.
  • Luisa Rey: What?
  • Javier Gomez: Do you know a Megan?
  • Joe Napier: That’s his niece. How do you know that?
  • [Javier holds up an large envelope that he was rubbing his pencil against highlighting the words scribbled on it]
  • Javier Gomez: Looks like he mailed something to her. Probably used the envelope he was keeping the letters in.
  • [Luisa takes the envelope and shows it to Napier]
  • Javier Gomez: Come on, Luisa. First rule of mystery writing; a good clue always leads to another clue.
  • [2012 – in the middle of the night Cavendish enters the boiler room at Aurora House, he finds Ernie by the ventilation unit taking out the cell phone stolen earlier]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] When the ghostly ordeal of Timothy Cavendish is turned into a film, I’m thinking for the role of the hero, one part of Laurence Olivier with a dash of Michael Caine.
  • [they make a call to one of the family of the elderly patient staying at Aurora House]
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Who the hell is this?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Doctor Conway, Aurora House. I’m covering for Dr. Upward.
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Oh, is this about mother?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Yes, it is, Mr. Hotchkiss. I’m afraid you must steel yourself, I don’t think she’s going to last the night.
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Unfortunately, it is an inconvenient time for us, do we really need to come right now?
  • Timothy Cavendish: No, no, of course not. But she did ask for you specifically, and she seems quite upset about her last will.
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: I’ll be right there.
  • [Cavendish sneaks into Meeks room, Meeks wakes up as Cavendish enters]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] The plan was a series of toppling dominoes, that had commenced with Ernie announcing my death to nurse Noakes.
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Shh!
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] The entire ambush hinged upon the silence of Mr. Meeks.
  • [Meeks gets out of bed and comes to stand next to Cavendish by the door]
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Shh!
  • [they watch through the glass on the door as Nurse Noakes stops in front of Cavendish’s room and knocks on his door]
  • Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish? Everything alright?
  • [as they watch Noakes, Meeks turns to Cavendish]
  • Mr. Meeks: Don’t leave me here.
  • Timothy Cavendish: Shh.
  • [as Cavendish looks back to see what Noakes is doing he suddenly realizes Meeks has spoken properly for the first time and looks at him in surprise]
  • [Noakes enters Cavendish’s room and sees an unmoving figure under the blankets]
  • Nurse Noakes: Mr. Cavendish?
  • [at that moment Cavendish lunges out of Meeks over to his room, tries to slam the door shut in Noakes face but she grabs the door handle stopping him and they both straining against the door handle]
  • Nurse Noakes: I knew it was too good to be true!
  • Timothy Cavendish: You cantankerous witch!
  • [at the same time Hotchkiss arrives at Aurora House and Veronica meets him as gets out of his car]
  • Veronica: Mr. Hotchkiss, your mother is my dearest friend here. Do please hurry.
  • [back inside, as they are both struggling to hold the door, suddenly Cavendish lets go of the door making Noakes fall flat on her back, Cavendish dangles the door key in front of her]
  • Timothy Cavendish: And so adieu! Which translated literally from the French, means ‘To command before…
  • [Noakes suddenly makes another go of grabbing the door but Cavendish shuts and locks the door in time]
  • Timothy Cavendish: God!’
  • [Cavendish laughs, but as he looks in through the door glass he sees Noakes hold up her cell phone and call for help, Cavendish makes a run for it]
  • [1973 – Hooks is putting on his suit in his office]
  • Hooks’ Secretary: [voice] I have Joe Napier on Line one, Mr. Hooks. He said it can’t wait.
  • [Hooks grabs the phone]
  • Lloyd Hooks: For God sake, Joe, I am late already. What’s up?
  • Joe Napier: I got a call from that reporter. Rey. She was asking about Sixsmith.
  • Lloyd Hooks: I see.
  • Joe Napier: You said she wasn’t gonna be a problem.
  • Lloyd Hooks: Well, some problems are more resilient than others, Joe.
  • [2012 – Cavendish is sat behind the wheel of Hotchkiss’ car when Veronica and Ernie get into the car]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Where’s the ruddy key?!
  • Ernie: Did he not leave it in the ignition?
  • Timothy Cavendish: His wife was driving! She took it! The ruddy female took the key in with her! Oh, Sweet Saint Ruddy Jude, what do we do now?
  • Veronica: Look under the sun flap.
  • [Cavendish pulls the flap down and key drops into his lap]
  • Timothy Cavendish / Ernie: Yes!
  • [Cavendish picks up the automatic key, not knowing how it works]
  • Timothy Cavendish: What is it?! It’s not a key, what do you do with it?
  • Ernie: What else could it be?
  • Timothy Cavendish: Well, how does it work?
  • [they look up and see Noakes and Hotchkiss with his wife walking down the corridor inside, Noakes spots them]
  • Ernie: Shite!
  • Veronica: Oh, no!
  • Timothy Cavendish: Well, think of something, you’re the genius! You’re the bloody ruddy genius!
  • [Ernie pushes down the automatic locks, locking them in the car]
  • Timothy Cavendish: We’re done for.
  • [1973 – Luisa walks out of her apartment building and speaks into her hidden microphone]
  • Luisa Rey: Oh, brother. I can’t even believe I agreed to do this.
  • [Napier is in his car listening to her]
  • Luisa Rey: Is this thing working? I mean is it even on, can you hear me?
  • Joe Napier: Just keep walking.
  • [Smoke starts following Luisa in his car]
  • Luisa Rey: I think he’s behind me.
  • Joe Napier: Whatever you do, don’t look back.
  • [2012 – Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers reach the car]
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Get out of my car! Or I’ll sue!
  • Groundsman Withers: I’m gonna flay your ass straight into a coma if you don’t open door!
  • Nurse Noakes: You, out!
  • Groundsman Withers: Cavendish!
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Get out of my car!
  • [pointing to the ignition button]
  • Veronica: What’s that button for?
  • [Cavendish presses the button and the car engine starts]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Yes! Yes!
  • [Cavendish put the car into gear and reverses down the drive, at the same time Meeks comes out of the house with his bag in hand]
  • Veronica: Oh, no, it’s Mr. Meeks! He does want to come.
  • [Cavendish puts his foot down on the break]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Ruddy bloody hell!
  • [Noakes, Withers and Hotchkiss run towards them down the drive]
  • Ernie: All for one and one for all?
  • [Cavendish looks at Meeks waiting, he puts the car back into gear and drives back towards the house, driving onto the lawn to get past Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers]
  • Nurse Noakes: The gate!
  • [Withers runs to close the gate]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Veronica, would you unlock the door for Mr. Meeks.
  • [Veronica opens the door as they reach Meeks]
  • Veronica: Hello, Mr. Meeks. We’re out for a night time drive.
  • Mr. Meeks: I know, I know!
  • [Meeks gets into the car and Cavendish lunges the car back up towards the gate]
  • Ernie: Rev in speed!
  • Veronica: Oh, how thrilling!
  • [as they speed towards the gate Withers closes the gate]
  • Timothy Cavendish: Oh, no!
  • Ernie: Foot to the floor, Cavendish!
  • Timothy Cavendish: Here we go!
  • [Cavendish accelerates and breaks through the gate, they all laugh as they drive away]
  • [1973 – Luisa carries on walking the street with Smoke following her]
  • Luisa Rey: Here we go.
  • [as she crosses the street, Smoke speeds his car up to run her down, at the same time Napier drives his car out of the nearby alley and rams straight into Smoke’s car, Smoke then pulls out his gun and fires at Napier, but Napier ducks gets his gun and returns fire]
  • [1849 – Goose is in Adam’s cabin as he lies in his bed, he leans towards Adam]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Won’t be long now, Adam. Handsomely does it. Oh, the worm fights back. It is always darkest before the dawn.
  • [as he opens Adam’s mouth to pouring his medicine down his throat, Autua enters the room]
  • Autua: Mr. Ewing.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Mr. Ewing is at a critical juncture in his treatment. The next few hours will determine if he lives or die.
  • Autua: Then I stay here.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: No, no, no, you can’t.
  • Autua: I must. Mr. Ewing saved my life. He my duty.
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Listen to me, you ignorant ape, Mr. Ewing doesn’t want you around him. You probably infected him to begin with! He begged me, and I quote, ‘keep that dirty nigger away from me!’ So please, kindly respect his wishes!
  • [Goose pushes Autua out of the room and slams the door shut in his face and locks it]
  • [1973 – after the car crash and shoot out, Napier finds Smoke missing from his car, Luisa comes out of her hiding place and joins Napier]
  • Luisa Rey: Where’d he go?
  • Joe Napier: I don’t know.
  • [they hear shot being fired and look down the street to see Smoke kill a civilian driving a car]
  • Joe Napier: Shit!
  • [Smoke gets into the dead man’s car and speeds up towards Napier and Luisa]
  • [2012 – after escaping Aurora House they goes to a pub where Scottish soccer fans have gathered to watch a football match]
  • Timothy Cavendish: To freedom!
  • [as they enjoy their pints, Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers enter the pub and walk up to their table]
  • Nurse Noakes: You are going to be sorry in ways you cannot even imagine.
  • [Meeks gets up on his seat, turns towards the soccer fans and yells]
  • Mr. Meeks: Help!
  • [1973 – as Smoke chases them with his car, Luisa Napier run down an alley, Napier turns and fires his gun at Smoke until he manages to hit a tire making Smoke crash, but Napier runs out of bullets]
  • Joe Napier: Fuck!
  • [Luisa shouts from the door of the sweatshop nearby]
  • Luisa Rey: Joe!
  • [they enter the sweatshop and run into a Mexican woman]
  • Mexican Woman: No immigrants here! No immigrants here!
  • Joe Napier: Look, I’m not an inspector. We need your help…
  • [the woman starts speaking in Spanish as she walks towards them]
  • Joe Napier: I don’t understand!
  • [Luisa addresses the woman in Spanish]
  • Luisa Rey: [subtitled] We don’t want the police to get involved, but there is a man trying to kill me and we really need your help.
  • [the woman looks at them both with suspicion]
  • [2012 – after Meeks yells for help in the pub, the whole place goes quiet and the soccer fans look at Meeks]
  • Mr. Meeks: Are there no true Scotsmen in the house? Those there English gerunts are trampling all over my God-given rights!
  • [the soccer fans look at Noakes, Hotchkiss and Withers]
  • These people are mine.
  • [the crowd of soccer fans take a menacing step forward towards Noakes and the other two]
  • Mr. Meeks: They’ve used me and my pals most direly, and we’re in need of a wee bit of assistance!
  • [one of the soccer fans steps forward]
  • Highlander: Alright, pal. We will not gonna let ye down.
  • [Hotchkiss takes a step towards the soccer fan]
  • Mr. Hotchkiss: Now you just look here, you grebo, you can go shag your bloody sporran…
  • [suddenly the soccer fan punches Hotchkiss in the face and one of his teeth flies out of his mouth landing in Cavendish’s pint glass and the bar erupts in a riot, and the four escapees make a run for it]
  • [1973 – Smoke enters the sweatshop and sees the Mexican woman, she starts talking in Spanish, Smokes interrupts her]
  • Bill Smoke: Okay, two people came in here, which way did they go?
  • [she carries on in Spanish, Smoke hold up his gun and shouts]
  • Bill Smoke: Which way did they go?
  • [seeing the gun sends the woman into hysterics and her dog starts barking]
  • Bill Smoke: Shut up!
  • [the woman carries on her hysterics in Spanish making Smoke even angrier]
  • Bill Smoke: Shut the fuck up!
  • [as the dog keeps barking at Smoke he suddenly points his gun at it and shoots it]
  • Bill Smoke: Stupid fucking wetback.
  • [the woman freezes in shock and Smokes walks out another door to look for Luisa and Napier]
  • [1849 – after Goose makes Autua leave the room, Adam tries to speak]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: What-what…what is that, Adam? How shall I comprehend when you drool and dribble so? Oh, let me hazard a guess. Something in the key of, ‘Oh Henry, how could you do this to me? I thought we were friends?’ Oh, unfortunately, you’re wrong. Wrong like Horrox and your silly father-in-law. There is only one rule that binds all people, one governing principle that defines every relationship on God’s green earth. ‘The Weak are Meat and the Strong Do Eat.’
  • [1973 – Smoke chases the pair through the factory until he corners them]
  • Bill Smoke: I told Hooks you couldn’t be trusted, Joe.
  • Joe Napier: You’ll be next, you son of a bitch.
  • Bill Smoke: Part of the business. Enjoy your retirement.
  • [as he’s about to shoot them, the Mexican woman appears out of nowhere and hits Smoke on the back of his head with a wrench, Smokes falls to the ground and she carries on beating him to death shouting]
  • Mexican Woman: Amaba! A ese! Perro!
  • [she leans over Smoke’s dead body]
  • Mexican Woman: And don’t call me a fucking wetback.
  • [1849 – Goose leans over Adam as he writhes in pain in his bed]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: Why, you ask.
  • [he manages to cut the chain around Adam’s neck and take the key hanging from it]
  • Dr. Henry Goose: It’s absurdly simple, there is gold in your trunk, I want it. So I’ve killed you for it.
  • [Goose then pinches Adam’s nose to force his mouth open and tries to pour the vial of poison down Adam’s throat, at that moment Autua bursts into the room]
  • Autua: Get away from Mr. Ewing or I kill you!
  • [Goose throws the vial of poison at Autua and Autua bashes Goose across the face making him fall]
  • Autua: Mr. Ewing! Mr. Ewing! Got to flush you out. Come on, Mr. Ewing.
  • [suddenly Goose grabs hold of Autua from behind, they start fighting and Goose starts to choke Autua, Adam manages to get up and hit Goose with his chest of gold across the head caving his skull in]
  • [2321 – as Zachry and Meronym are walking back down the mountain they hear a noise in the distance]
  • Meronym: What was that?
  • Zachry: Kona war cry.
  • [Zachry stands on a rock to look ahead]
  • Meronym: Zachry!
  • [Zachry sees smoke plumes coming from his village]
  • Zachry: Oh, no, no, Sonmi, no.
  • [Zachry suddenly rushes on ahead]
  • Meronym: Zachry!
  • [2144 – Sonmi stands by the dock overlooking the city when Chang joins her]
  • Sonmi-451: This is what the general wanted me to see?
  • [Chang nods]
  • [1936 – Frobisher sits in his hotel room writing his music]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] The end rushes towards me. Unable to eat or sleep.
  • [at the same time we see in 2321 Zachry rushing through the woods to get to his village]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Like Ewing, the ‘mortal coil’ has become a noose.
  • [in 2144 we see Sonmi and Chang wearing red robes inside a ship where fabricants are lined up in white robes]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Would rather become music.
  • [2144 – as they watch the smiling fabricants sing and wait in lines]
  • Sonmi-451: They believe they are going to Xultation. But they are not, are they?
  • [Sonmi watches as a fabricant that is a clone of herself is escorted into a room and met by an aide worker]
  • Aide in Slaughtership: Welcome to Xultation. Take a seat.
  • [the fabricant is seated in a chair]
  • Aide in Slaughtership: Just relax.
  • [the aid workers fits a device to the fabricant’s head]
  • Aide in Slaughtership: This is to remove your collar.
  • [the aid worker hits a button on the device releasing a metal bolt which goes straight through the fabricant’s head, killing her instantly, and her body is conveyed through a doorway]
  • [2321 – Zachry reaches his village and finds it burning with everyone killed, including Rose, he sneaks into his home finds the Kona Chief asleep with his mouth covered in blood, as he leans over Kona’s body with his knife raised he remembers another one of Abbess’ prophecies]
  • Abbess: [voice over] Enemy’s sleepin’, don’t slit that throat.
  • [Zachry takes hold of Kona’s throat, as his eyes pop open, Zachry sinks his knife into Kona’s throat killing him]
  • [2144 – Sonmi and Chang enter the area where the dead bodies of the fabricants are taken, their bodies with their heads cut off are hung on meet hooks]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: The genomics industry demands a huge quantity of biomatter for wombtanks, but more importantly to sustain their engineered labor force. Recycled fabricants are a cheap source of protein.
  • [Sonmi watches in horror with tears rolling down her face]
  • Sonmi-451: Soap. They feed us to ourselves.
  • [later in their room, Chang is curled around Sonmi’s body as they lie on their bed]
  • Sonmi-451: That ship…that ship must be destroyed.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
  • Sonmi-451: The systems that built them must be turned down.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
  • Sonmi-451: No matter if we’re born in a tank or a womb, we are all Pureblood.
  • Hae-Joo Chang: Yes.
  • Sonmi-451: We must all fight, and if necessary, die to teach people the truth.
  • [she turns to look at Chang]
  • Hae-Joo Chang: This is what we have been waiting for.
  • [1936 – Frobisher finishes writing his music in his seedy hotel room]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] It’s done.
  • [2144 – the Archivist continues his interrogation of Sonmi]
  • Archivist: You were then taken to a Union controlled satellite link.
  • Sonmi-451: I broadcast my Revelation to the twelve States and four Off-World colonies. Eighteen minutes later, the Enforcers attacked.
  • [we see Sonmi in the same Satellite Communication Center that Meronym and Zachry had entered with Sonmi broadcasting her message]
  • Sonmi-451: To be is to be perceived. And so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other.
  • [Chang looks up at her inside the broadcast booth]
  • Sonmi-451: The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time.
  • [suddenly there are multiple explosions in the station as the Enforcers start attacking]
  • [2321 – after killing the Kona Chief, Zachry finds Catkin hiding under a table, just as he thinks they’re safe he hears the remaining members of the Kona tribe arrive, they enter the hut and find Kona’s dead body and see Zachry, with Catkin in his arms fleeing the scene, running through the woods, suddenly he sees Old Georgie]
  • Old Georgie: Hide.
  • [as the Kona warrior find them, he hides Catkin and attacks one of the Kona warriors, they start fighting, as he’s about to have his throat slit, Zachry realizes he’s in the same spot that his brother in-law was killed as hid behind a rock]
  • Kona Warrior: From good chief, now you’re meat.
  • [suddenly Meronym appears from behind the same rocks he had hidden and shoots the Kona warrior, she starts shooting at the others, gets hit in her leg by an arrow and Zachry gets his eye wounded, but together, they kill the remaining Kona with Zachry saving Meronym again, Zachry gets a hold of Catkin and turns to Meronym]
  • Meronym: Thanks, Zachry.
  • Zachry: No, thank you.
  • [1849 – on the deck of the ship, Autua forces Adam to drink salt water]
  • Autua: Come on, Mr. Ewing. One more.
  • [Autua gives him some more salt water]
  • Autua: One more. Salt clean out your stomach.
  • [Adam vomits onto the ships planks]
  • Autua: Close. Close. Come on, Mr. Ewing. Come on! Come on!
  • [he helps Adam stand]
  • Autua: See where we are, Mr. Ewing? Home.
  • [Adam looks ahead and sees the San Francisco bay]
  • Adam Ewing: Home…home.
  • [1973 – Luisa meets Sixsmith’s niece in the Museum of Modern Art]
  • Luisa Rey: Megan Sixsmith?
  • [Megan nods and Luisa sits next to her, she gives Luisa the report Sixsmith had sent her]
  • Megan Sixsmith: Make them pay.
  • Luisa Rey: You can count on it.
  • [Luisa gives Megan the stack of letters from Frobisher to Sixsmith]
  • Megan Sixsmith: Thank you. My uncle was a scientist, but he believed that love was real. A kind of natural phenomenon. He believed that love could outlive death.
  • [1936 – Sixsmith arrives in Edinburgh and walks up to the Scott Monument]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Finished in a frenzy that reminded me of our last night in Cambridge. Watched my final sunrise, enjoyed a cigarette. Didn’t think the view could be anymore perfect, until I saw that beat-up trilby.
  • [as Frobisher sits on top of the monument enjoying his cigarette he sees Sixsmith climbing the stairs, Frobisher crouches down to be hidden from view as he watches Sixsmith]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Honestly, Sixsmith, as ridiculous as that thing makes you look, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything more beautiful.
  • [Frobisher hides in the corner as Sixsmith looks for him on top of the monument]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] Watched you for as long as I dared. I don’t believe it was a fluke that I saw you first.
  • [2321 – Meronym has taken Zachry and Catkin on to her Prescient ship and she finishes talking to the captain of the ship]
  • Duophsyte: Okay.
  • Meronym: Thank you.
  • [Meronym bows to the captain and walks over to Zachry]
  • Meronym: Captain say soed he take you with us.
  • Catkin: I wanna go with Meronym.
  • Zachry: Go? Go where? Prescients in the same boat as us. Got no home neitherwise.
  • Meronym: Nay, not yet.
  • Zachry: You think someone gonna hear your prayer, come down from the sky?
  • Meronym: Perhaps. Perhaps one day.
  • Zachry: One day ain’t but a flea o’ hope.
  • Meronym: Yay, and fleas ain’t so easy to rid.
  • [she smiles, looks at Zachry and takes hold of his hand]
  • [1936 – Frobisher is writing his letter to Sixsmith]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.
  • [Sixsmith enters the hotel Frobisher is staying and goes up to the hotel manager]
  • Hotel Manager: May I help you, sir?
  • Rufus Sixsmith: Yes, thank you. I-I’m looking for a friend who came to Edinburgh…
  • [Sixsmith looks down and sees the hotel manager is wearing the waistcoat Frobisher had taken from him]
  • Robert Frobisher: [voice over] I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars where we first kissed. Yours eternally. R.F.
  • [Frobisher finishes off the letter, picks up the gun, goes to the bathroom, climbs into the tub and puts the gun in his mouth, as Sixsmith is climbing up the stairs to Frobisher’s room he hears a shot, he rushes into the room and finds Frobisher’s body in the tub, he takes hold of Frobisher’s body and starts crying]
  • [2144 – back in the interrogation room with the Archivist]
  • Archivist: The report said commander Chang was killed in the assault.
  • Sonmi-451: That is correct.
  • Archivist: Would you say that you loved him?
  • [Sonmi smiles]
  • Sonmi-451: Yes, I do.
  • Archivist: Do you mean you are still in love with him?
  • Sonmi-451: I mean, that I will always be.
  • [we see Sonmi back in the Satellite Communication Center broadcasting her message, watching as the Enforcers attack the station with Chang and the rest of Union fighting them]
  • Sonmi-451: Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we’re bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
  • [an explosion hits Chang, tears run down her face as Sonmi watches him die]
  • Archivist: In your Revelation, you spoke of the consequences of an individual’s life replicated throughout eternity. Does this mean that you believe in an afterlife? In a heaven or a hell?
  • Sonmi-451: I believe this is only a door. When it closes, another opens. If I can’t imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening, and behind it, I will find him there, waiting for me.
  • [1849 – Adam being helped by Autua, enters his home, his wife sees him and runs into his arms]
  • Adam Ewing: My love.
  • [he starts crying and kissing Tilda]
  • Adam Ewing: Oh God, I missed you so much!
  • [2144 – two Enforcers enter the interrogation room]
  • Enforcer: Thank you, sir.
  • [the Enforcer takes the wand-like device from the Archivist]
  • Archivist: If I may ask one last question. You had to know this Union scheme was doomed to fail.
  • Sonmi-451: Yes.
  • Archivist: Then why did you agree to it?
  • Sonmi-451: This is what General Apis asked of me.
  • Archivist: What, to be executed?
  • Sonmi-451: If I had remained invisible, the truth would stay hidden. I couldn’t allow that.
  • Archivist: And what if no one believes this truth?
  • [she looks at him for a moment]
  • Sonmi-451: Someone already does.
  • [the Enforcer uses the wand-like device to cuff her hands together and she is taken out of the room]
  • [1849 – Adam enters his father in-law’s home as he dines with his guests]
  • Haskell Moore: Adam, good God! I have just been recounting your astonishing adventure. Please, join us. Get him a chair.
  • Adam Ewing: Oh, no, no. Thank you. I…I cannot stay.
  • Haskell Moore: Well, what are you doing here? Has not the doctor said at least three weeks in bed?
  • Adam Ewing: He did, but this couldn’t wait. I need to speak with you, sir. Privately.
  • Haskell Moore: Of course.
  • [to his guests as he gets up]
  • Haskell Moore: Excuse me.
  • [he walks over to Adam at the other end of the room]
  • Haskell Moore: Is that the contract from Reverend Horrox?
  • Adam Ewing: It is indeed.
  • Haskell Moore: Well, you know I could have sent a boy.
  • [Adam throws the contract into the nearby fireplace, burning it]
  • Haskell Moore: Are you insane?!
  • Adam Ewing: I owe my life to a self-freed slave. And I cannot in good conscience participate in this kind of business any longer.
  • [1973 – in her apartment, Luisa and Javier read the paper with the headline, ‘Oil Lobbyists Arrested in Swannekke Island Scandal’]
  • Javier Gomez: This would make such a good book.
  • Luisa Rey: I’ll drink to that.
  • [they both hold up their drink to cheers, Luisa then looks over to the picture of her father smiling as raises her cup to him]
  • [2012 – Cavendish sits in his office typing on his typewriter]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Outside, fat snow flakes are falling on slate roofs and granite walls. Like Solzhenitsyn laboring in Vermont, I shall beaver away in exile. Unlike Solzhenitsyn, I shan’t be alone.
  • [as he finishes typing, Ursula joins him and sits on his lap as she reads what he’s written]
  • [2012 – Cavendish sits in his office typing on his typewriter]
  • Timothy Cavendish: [voice over] Outside, fat snow flakes are falling on slate roofs and granite walls. Like Solzhenitsyn laboring in Vermont, I shall beaver away in exile. Unlike Solzhenitsyn, I shan’t be alone.
  • [as he finishes typing, Ursula joins him and sits on his lap as she reads what he’s written]
  • [1849 – back in Moore’s home after Adam has burnt the contract]
  • Haskell Moore: Goddamn you, sir. If you were not my daughter’s husband…
  • Tilda: Hello, father.
  • Haskell Moore: Tilda?
  • [he looks over to see Tilda standing in the room]
  • Haskell Moore: What’s going on?
  • Tilda: I’ve come to say goodbye.
  • Haskell Moore: Goodbye? Where are you going?
  • Adam Ewing: We’re moving back East, to work with the abolitionists.
  • Haskell Moore: What?! That poison has rotted your brain.
  • Adam Ewing: Well, if it has, I highly recommend it. I’ve not felt this good in years.
  • Haskell Moore: Tilda, I forbid you from going anywhere with this mad man.
  • Tilda: I’ve been afraid of you my whole life, father. I’m going with my husband.
  • [Adam and Tilda turn to leave the room]
  • Haskell Moore: Adam. Listen to me. For the sake of my grandson, if not your own. There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive. If you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you exist as pariah, to be spat on and beaten. At worst, lynched or crucified.
  • [at the same time in 2144 we see Sonmi being led to her execution, watched by a crowd which includes Mephi, she smiles with a tear rolling down her face as the device that kills fabricants is placed to her head, the metal bolt released killing her instantly as it goes through her head]
  • Haskell Moore: And for what? For what? No matter what you do, it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
  • Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?
  • [Adam takes Tilda hand and they leave the room]
  • [last lines; 2346 – old Zachry finishes his story as the fire burns out]
  • Zachry: Firey’s dyin’. Just as well, my yarnin’ is done.
  • [we see his audience is a group of children as they all call out to him]
  • Children: No, please Grampy! Please! Come on, please!
  • [we here Meronym’s voice as she calls out to the children]
  • Meronym: Come on in here, you little buggers! Come on, it’s getting cold!
  • Zachry: Oh, now you heard your Grammy. Go on, get on with you. Alright.
  • [as the children leave one of them walks up to Zachry]
  • Miro: You like it out here, don’t you, Grampy?
  • Zachry: Supposin’ minders me of my Valley.
  • [looking up at the stars]
  • Miro: Which is Earth?
  • [Zachry looks up and points to a star]
  • Zachry: Uh…there. That un there, that blue shimmerer.
  • [they stare at it for a moment]
  • Zachry: Now, help your Grampy up.
  • [he gets up and they start walking towards the house]
  • Miro: You gonna tell us about the woahsome ship, and the big sleep, and all the next-next?
  • Zachry: Oh, your Grammy tells the next-next way better than me.
  • [we see old Meronym waiting for them on the porch as they walk up]
  • Miro: Do you still love Grammy?
  • Zachry: Your Grammy is the best thing that ever happened to me.
  • [as they reach the house Miro runs inside]
  • Meronym: Come on here, Grampy. Let me warm them ol’ bone.
  • [they hug and kiss and walk inside the house with the last shot of the stars being shown]
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