Original MatriX Script Part 19
She picks up the tray of cooling cookies.
ORACLE: You better take a cookie. Got a big day ahead of you.
He eyes her, then takes a cookie.
ORACLE: Make a believer out of you yet.
INT. ANTECHAMBER (MATRIX) - DAY - Morpheus rises from a bench as the Priestess escorts Neo out. When they are alone, Morpheus puts his hand on Neo's shoulder.
MORPHEUS: You don't have to tell me anything, Neo, because I already know what she said.
NEO: You do?
MORPHEUS: I brought you so that you could hear it for yourself. I knew it would help.
Neo finishes his cookie.
MORPHEUS: No one will ever ask you because it is a gift from her. It is for you and you alone.
EXT. CITY STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - Storm clouds shroud the streets as the sky turns jaundice.
TRINITY: Here they come.
INT. MAIN DECK - In the hovercraft, we see the sweat rolling down Cypher's face and neck. Tank is typing rapidly at the keyboard.
TANK: Weird. This area never has this much activity.
EXT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE (MATRIX) - DAY - Apoc opens the side door and they enter the hotel.
MOUSE: Welcome to Movie-Phone.
TANK (V.O.): They're on their way.
The phone flips shut as he jumps up.
MOUSE: Let's get to work.
INT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE (MATRIX) - DAY - Light filters down the throat of the building through a caged skylight at the top of the open elevator shaft. Four figures glide up the dark stairs that wind around the antique elevator.
NEO: Whoa. Deja vu.
Those words stop the others dead in their tracks.
TANK: Oh, shit! Oh, shit!
INT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE (MATRIX) - DAY - Trinity turns around, her face tight.
TRINITY: What did you just say?
NEO: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
TRINITY: What happened? What did you see?
NEO: A black cat went past us and then I saw another that looked just like it.
TRINITY: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
NEO: It might have been. I'm not sure.
Trinity looks at Morpheus, who listens quietly to the rasping breath of the old building.
NEO: What is it?
TRINITY: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
She also listens as the staccato BEAT of HELICOPTER BLADES GROW ominously LOUDER.
TANK: It's a trap!
INT. STAIRCASE (MATRIX) - DAY - Morpheus looks up the stairs as a helicopter shadow passes over the clouded glass.
MORPHEUS: Come on!
INT. ROOM 1313 (MATRIX) - DAY - Cable goes to the draped windows.
CABLE: Did you just feel something weird?
The CELLULAR RINGS.
INT. BASEMENT (MATRIX) - DAY - Heavy bolt-cutters snap through the main phone cable.
INT. ROOM 1313 (MATRIX) - DAY - Mouse answers the phone.
MOUSE: What's going on?
TANK (V.O.): They cut the hard-line! It's a trap! Get out!
Cable yanks open the curtain.
CABLE: Oh, no.
The windows are bricked up.
INT. HALL (MATRIX) - DAY - The door to the roof explodes open as heavily-armed men rush towards room 1313.
INT. MAIN DECK - Tank watches helplessly.
TANK: No, no, no.
INT. ROOM 1313 (MATRIX) - DAY - The door slams open and the police force pours in, dozens of assault rifles surrounding Mouse and Cable who are armed with only handguns.
CABLE: Morpheus! It's a trap --
INT. STAIRS (MATRIX) - DAY - Morpheus stops as the scream is drowned by the REPORT of MACHINE GUNS filling the building with a terrible fury.
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