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Matrix Reloaded Transcript Part 5

Lock: The machines are tunnelling to avoid our defense system. But I believe that they're going to intersect certain pipelines in order to control them. These points of intersection are crucial because I believe they're vulnerable to counterattack. Although it has been suggested that this is the same kind of attack we have defended for years, I urge the Council to realize the truth: this is the single greatest threat we have ever faced. And if we do not act accordingly, we will not survive.

Councillor Dillard: Commander Lock, the Council is well aware of the seriousness of this attack. You have our leave to prepare our defense by any and all means necessary.
Lock: Thank you, Councillor
Councillor Dillard: However, we ask if there's been word from the Nebuchadnezzar.
Lock: No, Councillor, no word - nothing.
Councillor West: Then we request a ship be dispatched to ascertain the fate of The One.
Lock: I wish that were possible, Councillor, but I do not believe our defense can suffer the loss of another ship.
Councillor West: It will, Commander, if it must.
Lock: It could take a single ship days to find the Nebuchadnezzar.
Councillor Dillard: Then send two.
Lock: This is insane.
Councilor Hamann: Careful, Commander.
Lock: Forgive my frustration, Councillors. I wish I were able to comprehend the Council's choice in this matter.
Councillor West: Comprehension is not a requisite of cooperation.
Lock: You're asking me to order two of my captains...
Councillor Dillard: There's no need for such an order, the Captains are present - they can answer for themselves. The Council is calling for two volunteers to aid the Nebuchadnezzar. Are there two among you that would answer such a call?
Soren: Captain Soren of the Vigilant will answer the Council's call.
Councillor Dillard: You understand the situation, Captain Soren?
Soren: Yes, ma'am.
Councillor Dillard: Thank you, Captain. Is there another?
Bane/Smith: Captain, I think we should volunteer.
Malachi: What? You have gone crazy?
Ballard: Shut your hole, Bane, before I put you in one.
Councillor Dillard: Is there no other?
Lock: Be hard for any man to risk his life. Especially if he doesn't understand the reason.
Niobe: Captain Niobe of the Logos will answer the Councillor's call.
Lock: What?
Councillor Dillard: Thank you, Captain Niobe. Commander Lock, you have your orders. This Council is hereby adjourned.
Lock: Niobe, what are you doing?
Niobe: What I can.
Lock: Why?
Niobe: Because some things never change, Jason, and some things do.

Morpheus: What can you see, Neo?
Neo: It's strange, the code is somehow different.
Morpheus: Encrypted?
Neo: Maybe.
Trinity: Is that good for us or bad for us?
Neo: Well, it looks like every floor is wired with explosives.
Trinity: Bad for us.
Morpheus: Here we go.
Maitre d': Puis-je vous aider? (translation: Can I help you?)
Morpheus: Yes, we are here to speak with the Merovingian.
Maitre d': Of course, he has been expecting you. Follow me.

Merovingian: Aha, here he is at last. Neo, the One himself, right? And the legendary Morpheus. And Trinity of course, si belle qu'elle me fait souffrir. (translation: so beautiful she makes me suffer) I have heard so much, you honour me. Please, sit, join us. This is my wife, Persephone. Something to eat? Drink? Hmm... of course, such things are contrivances like so much here. For the sake of appearances.
Neo: No, thank you.
Merovingian: Yes, of course, who has time? Who has time? But then if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time? Château Haut-Brion 1959, magnificent wine, I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favourite - fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de ta mère! (translation: Name of God of whore of brothel of shit of filth of jerk of fucking your mother up the ass.) You see, it's like wiping your arse with silk, I love it.

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Morpheus: You know why we are here.
Merovingian: Hmph... I am a trafficker of information, I know everything I can. The question is, do you know why you are here?
Morpheus: We are looking for the Keymaker.
Merovingian: Oh yes, it is true. The Keymaker, of course. But this is not a reason, this is not a `why.' The Keymaker himself, his very nature, is means, it is not an end, and so, to look for him is to be looking for a means to do... what?
Neo: You know the answer to that question.
Merovingian: But do you? You think you do but you do not. You are here because you were sent here, you were told to come here and you obeyed. [Laughs] It is, of course, the way of all things. You see, there is only one constant, one universal, it is the only real truth: causality. Action. Reaction. Cause and effect.
Morpheus: Everything begins with choice.
Merovingian: No. Wrong. Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without. Look there, at that woman. My God, just look at her. Affecting everyone around her, so obvious, so bourgeois, so boring. But wait... Watch - you see, I have sent her dessert, a very special dessert. I wrote it myself. It starts so simply, each line of the program creating a new effect, just like poetry. First, a rush... heat... her heart flutters. You can see it, Neo, yes? She does not understand why - is it the wine? No. What is it then, what is the reason? And soon it does not matter, soon the why and the reason are gone, and all that matters is the feeling itself. This is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight to deny it, but it is of course pretense, it is a lie. Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is we are completely out of control. Causality. There is no escape from it, we are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the `why.' `Why' is what separates us from them, you from me. `Why' is the only real social power, without it you are powerless. And this is how you come to me, without `why,' without power. Another link in the chain. But fear not, since I have seen how good you are at following orders, I will tell you what to do next. Run back, and give the fortune teller this message: Her time is almost up. Now I have some real business to do, I will say adieu and goodbye.
Neo: This isn't over.
Merovingian: Oh yes, it is. The Keymaker is mine and I see no reason why I should give him up. No reason at all.
Persephone: Where are you going?
Merovingian: Please, ma chérie, I've told you, we are all victims of causality. I drink too much wine, I must take a piss. Cause and effect. Au revoir (translation: Goodbye).

Trinity: Touch me, and that hand will never touch anything again.
Neo: Well, that didn't go so well.
Morpheus: Are you certain the Oracle didn't say anything else?
Neo: Yes.
Trinity: Maybe we did something wrong.
Neo: Or didn't do something.
Morpheus: No, what happened happened and couldn't have happened any other way.
Neo: How do you know?
Morpheus: We are still alive.
Persephone: If you want the Keymaker, follow me. [to man in washroom] Get out! I'm so sick of his bullshit. On and on, pompous prick. A long time ago, when we first came here, it was so different. He was so different. He was like you. I'll give you what you want. But you have to give me something.
Neo: What?
Persephone: A kiss.
Trinity: Excuse me?
Persephone: I want you to kiss me as if you were kissing her.
Neo: Why?
Persephone: You love her. She loves you. It's all over you both. A long time ago, I knew what that felt like. I want to remember it. I want to sample it. That's all, just a sample.
Trinity: Why don't you sample this instead?
Morpheus: Trinity.
Persephone: Such emotion over something so small. It's just a kiss.
Neo: Why should we trust you?
Persephone: If I don't deliver you to the Keymaker, she can kill me.
Neo: All right.
Persephone: But you have to make me believe I am her.
Neo: All right.
Persephone: Terrible. Forget it.
Neo: Wait. Okay.
Persephone: Ahh, yes. That's it. I envy you. But such a thing is not meant to last. Come with me.

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