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Original MatriX Script Part 24

    AGENT SMITH: Haven't you learned by now, that it is impossible to understand why they do the things they do?

He turns.

    AGENT SMITH: Continue as planned. Trace his signal to locate their position and deploy an extermination unit.

Morpheus is handcuffed to a chair, stripped to the waist. He is bleeding from numerous wounds and is pumped full of serum, alternately shivering and sweating. He is hooked up to various monitors with white disk electrodes. Agent Brown begins running a trace program.

INT. MAIN DECK - Neo looks at Morpheus whose body is covered with a cold sweat.

    NEO: What are they doing to him?

    TANK: They're cracking his mind.

    NEO: How?

    TANK: They inject virus-like serums to break down the system. It's like cracking a computer. All it takes is time.

    NEO: How much time?

    TANK: Depends on the mind. But eventually, it will crack and his alpha pattern will change from this to this.

Tank punches several commands on Morpheus' personal unit. The monitor waves change from a chaotic pattern to an orderly symmetrical one.

    TANK: When it does, Morpheus will tell them anything they want to know.

    NEO: The access codes to Zion.

    TANK: If an agent got inside Zion's mainframe he could do anything. Disable the defense system. It would be the end of us.

He looks up at Trinity who is pacing relentlessly.

    TANK: We can't let that happen. We have to do it, Trinity. Zion has to be protected.

Trinity sees Cypher's dead body. Rage overtakes her and she starts kicking him.

    TRINITY: Goddamnit! Goddamnit!

    TANK: We have to pull the plug.

    TRINITY: No!

    TANK: We don't have any other choice.

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Those words are like using gasoline to put out a fire and we watch the pain in her eyes burn into a blaze. She walks past him and gets into her chair.

    TANK: Trinity, what are you doing?

    TRINITY: I'm going in after him.

    TANK: Morpheus could conform at any minute --

    TRINITY: If he does I'm sure you'll do what has to be done.

    TANK: You saw that place. It's suicide.

She glares at him.

    TANK: I know what Morpheus means to you --

    TRINITY: No. No, I don't think you do. If you did, then you would know that I'm not letting him go. Not without a fight, Tank.

She yanks her harness tight.

    TRINITY: Not without a fight.

INT. PRESIDENTIAL SUITE (MATRIX) - DAY - Agent Smith stands in the bedroom of the enormous suite, staring out the windows at the city, below, shimmering with brilliant sunlight.

    AGENT SMITH: Have you ever stood and stared at it, Morpheus? Marveled at its beauty. Its genius. Billions of people just living out their lives... oblivious.

Agent Brown sucks a serum from a glass vial, filling a hypodermic needle.

    AGENT SMITH: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost.

Agent Brown jams the needle into Morpheus' shoulder, and plunges down.

    AGENT SMITH: Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery.

Agent Brown studies the screens as the life signs react violently to the injection.

    AGENT SMITH: The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

He turns from the window.

    AGENT SMITH: I say 'your civilization' because as soon as we start thinking for you, it really becomes our civilization, which is, of course, what this is all about.

He sits down directly in front of Morpheus.

    AGENT SMITH: Evolution, Morpheus. Evolution.

He lifts Morpheus' head.

    AGENT SMITH: Like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You had your time.

Morpheus stares hard at him, trying hard not to show the pain racking his mind.

    AGENT SMITH: The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time.

INT. MAIN DECK - Neo goes to his chair and begins strapping in.

    TRINITY: What do you think you're doing?

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