Original MatriX Script Part 21
Cypher seems to trip as the cloud envelops him.
TANK: Nerve gas.
INT. BASEMENT (MATRIX) - DAY - Morpheus watches Cypher disappear into the smoke then follows the others down the wet-black hole.
AGENT SMITH: We have them now.
INT. SEWER MAIN (MATRIX) - DAY - Neo punches out the screen and then spills down into the main water trough. Oily water forms around them as they wade across the manmade underground river, towards the service catwalk.
Morpheus whispers to Trinity.
MORPHEUS: You have to get Neo out. Understand? That's all that matters now.
TRINITY: Morpheus, don't --
MORPHEUS: He must get out. Do you understand me?
COPS: There he is! That's him!
Pools of light wash over him as he hauls himself to the surface.
COP: He's heading for the street!
Trinity urges the others to follow her. Grabbing Neo, they wade quietly away from the chaos.
AGENT SMITH: So, we meet at last.
MORPHEUS: And you are?
AGENT SMITH: Smith. I am Agent Smith.
MORPHEUS: You all look the same to me.
AGENT SMITH: I've been waiting for this moment.
MORPHEUS: Oh, so have I.
Agent Smith smiles.
AGENT SMITH: You can't win.
MORPHEUS: I already have.
He stands up and drops his fists; a steely resolve in his eyes.
AGENT SMITH: Take him.
Cops swarm over Morpheus.
INT. MAIN DECK - Tank reaches out to the screen as if reaching for Morpheus.
EXT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE (MATRIX) - DAY - Cuffed and beaten, Morpheus is thrown into a caged transport vehicle. The DOOR CLANGS shut. Agent Jones finds Agent Smith.
AGENT JONES: The others were lost.
AGENT SMITH: You've taken care of Reagan?
Agent Jones nods.
AGENT SMITH: Then the others do not matter.
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - A manhole cover cracks open. Two eyes peek out just as a TRUCK RATTLES over it. The THUNDER DOPPLERS AWAY and the cover opens. Neo, Trinity, Switch and Apoc climb out. Trinity pulls a water-logged phone from her pocket.
TRINITY: We need a phone.
INT. MAIN DECK - Tank is again at the monitors, searching the Matrix.
TANK: We gotta find the others. They're still alive.
The PHONE RINGS.
CYPHER (V.O.): I need an exit! Fast!
TANK: Cypher? I thought they had you?
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - Cypher is standing at a public phone. Across the street is the burning paddy wagon that appears to have collided with an oncoming car.
CYPHER: There was an accident. A fucking car accident. All of a sudden. Boom. They're all dead. I still got the shakes but, Jesus, someone's going to make a believer out of me.A
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