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Original MatriX Script Part 8

    GIZMO: You're going to feel a little prick.

He inserts acupuncture-like needles into Neo's lower abdomen. The needles are wired to video monitors. Hacksaw pilots the fiber-optic lens.

    NEO: What are you doing?

    TRINITY: We think you're bugged. We can't take you to Morpheus until you're clean.

    GIZMO: There it is.

On a monitor, we see the bug nestled in among Neols large intestines.

    GIZMO: Hit him with 10 ccs of local.

Hacksaw loads a hypodermic needle and pumps an anesthetic around Neols navel. Using a device that looks like a miniature speculum, Gizmo inserts a knuckled dental pick. Typing into a calculator keypad wired to the pick, he automates the tip. On the monitor, we watch it telescope out and the end separate into a tiny hooked, metal claw.

    GIZMO: Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.

The claw snags hold of the bug.

    GIZMO: Gotcha!

But the bug reacts violently. Neo screams as it wraps itself around the soft tissue web of intestine.

    GIZMO: Shit.

    TRINITY: What's happening?

    GIZMO: I don't know. They've never done that before.

Neo writhes in pain.

    GIZMO: Hold him down.

    NEO: Jesus! God!

    TRINITY: Do something!

    GIZMO: I got it! Maybe we can stun it.

    TRINITY: Are you crazy? That will kill him.

We watch Neo, who can't see what they are talking about.

    GIZMO: It'll work. Come on, do it or Hacksaw will.

    NEO: Do what?

The instant he hears the word, he knows.

    TRINITY: Clear.

    NEO: Oh, shit --

The cry is frozen in his mouth as the paddles hit his chest. Gizmo wrestles with the bug.

    GIZMO: Hit him again!

Hook yourself up with your PC
Hook yourself up with your PC

Again, the electricity convulses through him as Gizmo yanks the speculum out.

    GIZMO: Got it!

Trinity touches Neo, who is just beginning to breathe. She eases the tape off his eyes.

    TRINITY: Neo, are you okay?

He nods.

    TRINITY: It's over. We got it.

Hanging from the claw pick is the inanimate metal wiretap.

    GIZMO: Nasty little bugger, ain't it?

INT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE - The van stops in a deserted alley behind a forgotten hotel. The doors open and Trinity helps Neo get out.

    TRINITY: Thanks for your help, Gizmo.

    GIZMO: I just hope the man knows what he's doing.

She nods then climbs out of the van. Gizmo ogles the tight leather pants.

    GIZMO: Goddamn, what I wouldn't give for a copy of that software.

Trinity turns around.

    TRINITY: Gizmo, you don't have the hardware to handle this software.

He howls with adolescent laughter as the van pulls away. Trinity turns to Neo.

    TRINITY: Let's go. He's waiting.

INT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE - It is a place of putrefying elegance, a rotting host of urban maggotry. Trinity leads Neo from the stairwell down the hall of the thirteenth floor. They stop outside room 1313.

    TRINITY: This is it.

Neo can hear his own heart pounding.

    TRINITY: Let me give one piece of advice. Be honest. He knows more than you can possibly imagine.

INT. ROOM 1313 - Across the room, a dark figure stares out the tall windows veiled with decaying lace. He turns and his smile lights up the room.

    MORPHEUS: At last.

He wears a long black coat and his eyes are invisible behind circular mirrored glasses. He strides to Neo and they shake hands.

    MORPHEUS: Welcome, Neo. As you no doubt have guessed, I am Morpheus.

    NEO: It's an honor.

    MORPHEUS: Please. Come. Sit.

He nods to Trinity.

    MORPHEUS: Thank you, Trinity.

She bows her head sharply and exits through a door to an adjacent room. They sit across from one another in cracked, burgundyleather chairs.

    MORPHEUS: I imagine, right now, you must be feeling a bit like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole?

    NEO: You could say that.

    MORPHEUS: I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.

A smile, razor-thin, curls the corner of his lips.

Remote Viewing] [Remote Influencing] [Biofeedback Technology] [Hypnosis]

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