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Alien Force
Written by:  AndyUK


Chapter 1 - Chapter v2.5


FADE TO BLACK:

FADE IN:

INT.   U.S.S. ARKENSAW.   HANGER/BETTY CARGO HOLD/COCKPIT.

Slowly DOLLYING through CRISS-CROSSING scaffolding around the Betty, suspended high above the Hanger Bay.  We move TOWARDS the side door of the ship CONTINUING inside, turning LEFT towards an open door to the Cockpit.  DOLLYING inside we see Vriess sat in his pilot seat, not looking, we CONTINUE TOWARDS him...getting CLOSER and CLOSER.

Suddenly Vriess SPINS round STARTLED.  Sirtis appears behind him.

VRIESS

Jesus Christ, don’t do that girl!

SIRTIS

Sorry man.  What’s happening here.

VRIESS

What’s happening, that’s the understatement of the year.  How’d
you get here anyway, did anyone see you?

SIRTIS
I ain’t seen a soul Vriess.

VRIESS

Guess they called a meeting or somethin’.

Sirtis gets into the other seat next to Vriess.

SIRTIS

You wanna tell me who ‘they’ are?  

VRIESS
Well, it’s kinda strange.  These people are pretty much like us
so I heard.  If we agreed to help them do whatever, they agreed
to help us on our way.

SIRTIS
What is it they want us to do exactly?

VRIESS
All I know is, the rest of the guys are on some kinda operation
against the United Systems Military.  Say you ever heard of the
Peoples Allied Frontier?

SIRTIS

Yes I have.  So that’s it.

VRIESS
What is?

Suddenly we hear the CLICKING of a trigger O.S.

They TURN to look behind them.

At the door stand 2 Pirates, their Rifles pointing towards them.

Vriess quickly puts his hands over his head.

VRIESS (to Pirates)

Hey guys, you know me, what’s the problem?

SIRTIS
I guess it’s me you’re after...right?

SHIPMATE WARREN (to Sirtis)
The Captain will see you now.

Sirtis gets up and joins the 2 Pirates, glancing back at Vriess as she leaves the Cockpit.

CLOSE UP on Vriess frowning suspiciously, then carries on what he was doing.

INT.   CONVENT.   THE CHAPEL. (15 MINUTE LATER)

Blake, Nathaniel and Dr. Mellie stand aimlessly by the Alter, nearby several backpacks lined along the steps.  Boa and Marriot are not present at this time.

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT as Miss Kitty enters, walking along the aisle.

MISS KITTY (into Communicator)
Mr. Tannion come in please.

TANNION (V.O.)

Right here Councilor.

MISS KITTY
We’ve had a few technical problems here, nothing to worry about,
just thought you should know we’re running a little late.

TANNION (V.O.)

What about the Generator, everything ok?

MISS KITTY
Fine.  We’ll be with you in about an hour, out.

Miss Kitty walks up to Dr. Mellie.

MISS KITTY

I’d like you to assist Vaughan back in the Emergency Room.  Try
and be discreet as you can, we’ve got enough problems already.

DR. MELLIE
Sure Councilor.

Dr. Mellie leaves the Chapel.

There’s a short pause as we CLOSE UP on Miss Kitty.

MISS KITTY

Anyone seen Sergeant Boa recently?

BLAKE
Oh, he and Marriot decided to go for a walk, (shrugs) he didn’t
say where.

MISS KITTY

Really!

INT.   CORRIDOR/BASEMENT.

We SLOWLY DOLLY through a dimly lit Corridor, CONTINUING into the Basement.  Ahead we can see
the WINCH over the Generator Hatch.    

CLOSE UP of the Hatchway, the Control Panel’s Inner and Outter button indicators FLASHING
constantly.  PANNING LEFT over the Hatch we see a steel plate welded over it, a large HOLE cut through the centre.  The Winch continues lowering something into the shaft below then STOPS.

INT.   ENTRY WAY.

SLOWLY DOLLYING towards the Shaft Exit already OPEN.  2 armed Pirates walk down the ramp, then one of them STOPS.

Sergeant Boa turns to face Marriot behind him.

BOA

What’s wrong now Mr. Marriot?

MARRIOT

I dunno about this Sarge, what are we doing here?

BOA
Somewhere here hides the truth about Ripley and her scum, and I
intend to find it.  If this a problem I suggest you leave.

MARRIOT
It’s not that Sir, I don’t believe it any more than you, but if
she finds out what we’re up to-!

BOA

May I remind you, I am in charge here Mr. Marriot not Councilor
Kitt!  Now, if you’re quite finished, let’s go find our men.

MARRIOT

Yes Sir.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT as they activate their torches and slowly enter Compartment B.


INT.   CONVENT.   EMERGENCY ROOM. (LATER)

The room is empty, except for Lauren lying sedated on a bed.  We PAN RIGHT to the Observation Room window, see Vaughan working alone at a Computer Console.

INT.   OBSERVATION ROOM. (CONT.)

CLOSE UP on the Monitor as Vaughan continues typing, showing various readouts and stats about Terran Island.

We hear a KNOCKING sound on the window (O.S.).

Vaughan looks back towards the Emergency Room.

VAUGHAN’S P.O.V. sees Dr. Mellie stood at the window on the other side.  She briefly smiles with a wave then turns away.

Vaughan switches his attention back to the Monitor.

CUT TO:

INT.   COMPARTMENT B.

LOW ANGLED SHOT as Boa and Marriot quickly approach a body on the floor.  

CLOSE UP of Fellows, his BLOODSTAINED body lies face down, his insides strewn all around.

MARRIOT

What in God’s name did that to him?

BOA

Not “what” Marriot, but rather “who”!

Boa inspects the body closely.

Marriot shines his torch further up the Pathway.  Suddenly sees something else.

MARRIOT
Look, over there! (points up Pathway)

Boa stares in the indicated direction.

THEIR P.O.V. see another body in the darkness lying on the floor.

BOA
Samuel!

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT as they both run towards the second body.

THEIR P.O.V. as they approach Samuel, also lying motionless in a pool of blood.

Boa kneels down beside him, feels the side of his neck.

BOA

He’s dead too.  But at least now we have the evidence.  Help me
get this man up to the Emergency Room.

Suddenly they’re interrupted by a message over Boa’s Communicator.

MISS KITTY (V.O.)

Sergeant Boa, come in please.

Boa hesitates frustratedly.

MISS KITTY (V.O.)

Please respond Sergeant, over?

MARRIOT
Are you gonna answer that Sarge?

He turns away from Marriot and pulls out his Communicator.

BOA

Go ahead Councilor.

MISS KITTY (V.O.)

We need to confer a course of action Sergeant.  So I’ve decided
to bring the meeting forward to 1100 hours, I trust you and Mr.
Marriot have no objections?

BOA
We still got 30 minutes, what’s the rush Councilor?

MISS KITTY (V.O.)

Our time here is precious Mr. Boa, we’ve wasted enough already.
Besides I understand you and Captain Groome discussed some form
of contingency plan, perhaps you’d like to share it with us?

Boa turns back towards Marriot.

BOA (to Miss Kitty)

Alright, 15 minutes, we’ll be there.

MARRIOT

You know what this means.  She believes this ‘fairy story’ from
the smugglers, she means to abort the mission and we will never
get another chance to finish this.

BOA
I know what you’re saying but what else can I do?  A mutiny was
the one thing the Captain wished to avoid.

MARRIOT
Then we will have to find another way-!

Suddenly they are interrupted by the sound of movement (O.S.)

ANGLED SHOT as Marriot shines his torch back up the pathway.

THEIR P.O.V. see Fellows body MOVE slightly.

They turn to look at each other then back up the pathway.

ANGLED SHOT as Fellows body moves again, this time a little further, then stops.

MARRIOT (O.S.)
What the Hell is doing that?

They start walking back towards Fellows, picking up speed as they go.

ANGLED SHOT on Fellows body as it moves a third time, and further...towards the Exit.

Boa and Marriot approach the body, quickly draw their weapons.

BOA

Hold it right there!

The body immediately STOPS and there’s an uneasy pause.

MARRIOT

Maybe we shouldn’t tell the others about this.

BOA
I wouldn’t know what to say anyway.

MARRIOT
Fine by me Sarge, let’s get-!

Without warning Fellows’ back EXPLODES wide open, sending Boa and Marriot REELING backwards. BLOOD and GUTS flying everywhere.

ANGLED SHOT as 7-Leg SPRINGS out from INSIDE the body landing on the floor.

The Pirates quickly GRAB their Quad Rifles and SHOOT up at the creature.

7-leg quickly SCUTTLES up the pathway.  

BOA
C’mon don’t let it go!!

Boa and Marriot quickly give chase.

INT.   ENTRY WAY. (CONT.)

WIDE ANGLE SHOT as 7-Leg exits Compartment B and heads straight into the Shaft.  The 2 Pirates  follow in hot pursuit still firing their weapons.

INT.   GENERATOR SHAFT. (CONT.)

They rush inside the Shaft, but 7-Leg is already out of sight.

MARRIOT

Oh God, it’s true, it’s all true, what have we done-!

SHOT OF Boa GRABBING Marriot, PINNING him against the wall.

BOA

Calm yourself man, dammit they’ll hear!!  

MARRIOT

It’s out there, somewhere, and we will face the consequences-!

BOA
Listen to me!!  It was Ripley who brought the beast here, don’t
you remember...it’s not our fault!

Marriot eventually calms down, Boa releases him.

MARRIOT
Yes...I remember.

BOA
We tell no one understand?  The others must never find out what
happened here, do you hear me?

MARRIOT

Yes Sir...I understand.

BOA
As for the smugglers.  I will see to it they all hang for this.

CLOSE UP on Boa and Marriot staring at each other.  We slowly DOLLY AWAY from them, up the sides of the Shaft wall towards a SECURITY CAMERA.

FADE TO BLACK:

FADE IN:

INT.   CONVENT CORRIDOR.

We slowly DOLLY ALONG a dimly lit corridor, towards Ripley and Call stood at the far end.

CALL

Alright, let’s say this thing got off the Betty that first time
you came here.  It impregnates its victim that very same night,
that woman you said disappeared.  Later the Queen is born.  She
goes into hiding to lay her eggs, and then came the interesting
part.  Something happens that causes the nest to be discovered.
The Queen feels threatened, so she attacks, but those who found
her manage to get back and warn the others.  Unfortunately they
lead the Aliens right to them.  There are a number of floors in
this theory of course.

RIPLEY
Such as?

CALL
If the attack never happened here, where did they all go?

RIPLEY
Maybe the Aliens already knew where to look.

CALL

You really think they’re that smart?

RIPLEY
Oh yeah.

CLOSE UP as Ripley removes the CLAW from her pocket, stares at it.

RIPLEY (CONT.)
It maybe about to get a whole lot worse too.

CALL (O.S.)
How could it possibly be worse?

RIPLEY

The Aliens life cycle is accelerating, that’s the only way this
could’ve happened so fast.  If they can do this to an island in
a matter of days, just think what they could do to a city...the
whole world.

There’s a short pause.

CALL

Well, hopefully, Vaughan will find something.  Until then we’ll
just have to wait for your friend to come round.

RIPLEY
Or someone else.

CALL

Someone else...who?

RIPLEY
A little girl.  I saw her on one of the Security Cameras, she’s
been watching us all along.  She hears them just like me.

CALL
Hey look, we better find her, before the Pirates.

RIPLEY
Don’t worry they won’t...and neither will we.

CALL

Why do you say that?

RIPLEY

She’s my daughter.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT.   CONVENT.   OBSERVATION ROOM. (15 MINUTES LATER)

LOW ANGLED SHOT slowly MOVING towards Vaughan as continues typing at the Computer.  

He pauses to take a break.  Curiously looks back towards the window to the Emergency Room.

CLOSE UP on Vaughan, his expression suddenly turns to HORROR.

He gets up and races into the Emergency Room.

INT.   EMERGENCY ROOM. (CONT.)

He looks upwards.

VAUGHAN P.O.V. sees the lower half of Dr. Mellie's body HANGING from an airshaft.  Legs KICKING outward, she STRUGGLES to break free from something unseen PULLING her inside.

ANGLED SHOT as Vaughan GRABS onto her legs, desperately trying to PULL her free.  

We HEAR the TEARING of FLESH.

Suddenly Dr. Mellie is released.  Her HEADLESS corpse comes CRASHING down on top of him.

ANGLED SHOT as Vaughan pushes her away.  He LOOKS UP.

VAUGHAN’S P.O.V. as an ALIENS TAIL appears from the shaft and turns TOWARDS US.

Vaughan CRAWLS BACKWARD as the Aliens Tail closes in on him, backing into a corner against one of the glass units.

INT.   MAIN CORRIDOR

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT as Ripley and Call make their way down the corridor, followed by the others.  Boa and Marriot are not present at this time.  Miss Kitty produces her Communicator.

MISS KITTY (into Communicator)
You there Doc, we need to have a meeting.

There’s no response.

MISS KITTY (CONT.)

Doctor Mellie come in, over!

Still no response, then Ripley stops.  Staring down the corridor, seemingly miles away.

CALL

What is it...what’s wrong??

RIPLEY

It’s starting again!

She starts running ahead, the others chasing,  Johner hobbles along on a wooden crutch behind.

SMASH CUT TO:

INT.   EMERGENCY ROOM.

CLOSE UP of Vaughan staring at the Aliens Tail INCHES away.  

Its Jagged Edge CUTS into the side of his face, MILKY android blood leaks onto the floor.

Suddenly it BACKS OFF slightly.

CUT TO:

INT.   CORRIDOR.

Ripley and Call SPRINT down the corridor follow by the others, ahead is the Emergency Room.  They BURST in through the swing doors.

INT.   EMERGENCY ROOM. (CONT.)

Ripley turns to see Lauren HOISTED into the shaft by something (O.S.).

SHOT OF Blake lifting his Quad Rifle to shoot.

RIPLEY (to Blake)
No wait!!

Ripley runs and climbs onto the empty bed, pulls herself into the airshaft then disappears inside.

BLAKE

Shit, what do we do now??

MISS KITTY (to Blake)
You go with her, we’ll try and find another way in.

CLOSE UP of Vaughan still sat wearily on the floor.

Call goes to help him on his feet.

She carefully wipes the blood from his face before anyone notices.

CALL

Are you ok?

VAUGHAN

I’ve been better.

EXTREME CLOSE UP on a hand touching ANDROID BLOOD still on the floor.

NATHANIEL

Well now, this is interestin’.

CLOSE UP of Vaughan and Call looking at each other wearily.

At that point Boa and Marriot enter the room.

MISS KITTY

Glad you could join us gentlemen.

CLOSE UP of Boa looking irritated, but says nothing.

CUT TO:

INT.   AIRSHAFT. (VOICE ECHO) (LATER)

Ripley continues down the poorly lit Airshaft, barely enough height to stand.  In the B.G. we hear Blake's voice calling her.  

She comes up to a T junction in the shaft and stops.

We HEAR MOVEMENT coming from the RIGHT, Ripley proceeds in that direction.

RIPLEY’S P.O.V. moving along the shaft.  Eventually she comes to a dead end, there is 7-Leg.  He CACKLES wildly as he tries to FORCE Laurens body into a narrow vent above.

Ripley YANKS a small section of PIPING from the ceiling.

STARTLED the Super Face-Hugger turns to confront her.  

RIPLEY

So...you’re responsible for all of this.

7-Leg turns and continues trying to PUSH the body through an impossible space.

RIPLEY
Well, I dunno if you really understand me.  But I can’t let you
take her...not now...not ever!

CLOSE UP as 7-leg TURNS towards Ripley again, DANGLING Lauren upside-down in his tail.

RIPLEY
Guess you do understand.

Ripley carefully lays the pipe down on the floor.

RIPLEY (CONT.)

I just want my friend back that’s all.  

We HEAR Nathaniel calling out again...MUCH CLOSER this time.

SHOT OF 7-Leg still holding Lauren up in front of Ripley.

RIPLEY (O.S.)
I’m not gonna let you take her, take one of those others if you
want, just leave her alone.

Suddenly 7-Leg THROWS Lauren at Ripley.  She catches her STUMBLING BACKWARDS.

ANGLED SHOT as 7-Leg LEAPS onto the ceiling and SCUTTLES back down the shaft.

SHOT OF a BRIGHT LIGHT shining TOWARDS US from the far end.  

Then we HEAR GUNFIRE.

Ripley DUCKS out of the way.

7-Leg quickly TURNS and SCUTTLES back towards Ripley.

Ripley shields Lauren behind her as the Hugger approaches.

ANGLED SHOT as the 7-Leg SCUTTLES over them and DISAPPEARS into the smaller vent.

Blake then appears racing up to Ripley.

BLAKE
Are you ok, what happened, why the fuck didn’t you answer me-?

RIPLEY

Did you see it??

BLAKE

What...??

RIPLEY
I said “did you see it”?

BLAKE

Oh yeah...I saw it...I really did.

RIPLEY
Good. (kisses Lauren’s forehead)

CUT TO:

INT.   EMERGENCY ROOM. (15 MINUTES LATER)

Everyone is gathered in the Emergency Room.  Marriot is not present at this time.  A closed black body bag containing Dr. Mellie’s corpse lies on the floor.  Call finishes moping  the remaining bloodstains.  Boa and Miss Kitty stand away from the others quietly chatting.

BLAKE

Well, I know one thing.  I ain’t never seen anything like it on
this Earth before.

MISS KITTY (to Blake)

You definitely saw it then?

BLAKE
I saw something, some eight-legged freak just like they said.

RIPLEY
Actually it only has seven...(shrugs) but who’s counting.

MISS KITTY (to Ripley)
Ok, now that we know, the question is, can we kill it?

RIPLEY
Oh yeah, you can kill it.  But can you stop it...now that’s the
real thing.

There’s a pause as Lauren is lifted onto a wheeled stretcher by Nathaniel.

BOA (to Nathaniel)
Signal when you reach the Station, understood?

NATHANIEL

Ok Sarge.

BOA
And be on your guard at all times.

Nathaniel nods then carefully wheels Lauren out of the room.

Boa walks up to Vaughan, stood beside Ripley.

BOA
So you are a robot??

VAUGHAN

I am an Auton actually.  Series 3, model number 55002-.

BOA

And what is your primary function, robot??

VAUGHAN

To serve and protect in the interests of human kind.

BOA

Of course!

CALL
What the fuck’s that supposed to mean?

BOA (to Others)
Someone here is not who they appear to be.  Unfortunately there
remains no visual evidence of the crime. (stares at Ripley) But
rest assured...I will find out who it is.

JOHNER (O.S.)
Son of a bitch Ripley, he’s tryin’ to set us up.

MISS KITTY

The Sergeant hasn’t implicated anyone, he merely stated a fact.

BLAKE
Yeah, and the fact is somebody here let that thing loose.

RIPLEY

You don’t know that!

BOA

And what is it we “don’t know” exactly?

RIPLEY

Well, I’d have thought even with you limited brain power, you’d
figured out by now where there’s one secret passage there might
be more.

BLAKE

There’s more?

RIPLEY (to Others)
All I’m saying is anyone with that kind of information would’ve
had more than enough time to screw us.  

MISS KITTY
But we don’t have that kind of information.

BOA (to Ripley)

Exactly!  And, correct me if I’m wrong, but it was one of ‘you’
who discovered that Secret Entrance.

CLOSE UP of Call looking innocently back at the others.

A message suddenly comes over Boa’s Communicator

MARRIOT (V.O.)

You there Sarge, come in.

BOA (into Communicator)
Go ahead Mr. Marriot.

MARRIOT (V.O.)

Well, somebody’s definitely been in here Sir.  Cut a hole right
through the plate.

BOA
Anything else?

MARRIOT (V.O.)

Yeah and it gets worse.  Looks like our friend Nathaniel forgot
to seal the Panel.  

BOA

Damn that guy!!

There’s a short pause.

BOA
Alright Mr. Marriot get back here immediately.

MARRIOT (V.O.)

Aye Sergeant.

BLAKE

Sarge, what are we gonna do now?

BOA

There’s been a change of plan.

KELLY
Cutting it a little fine aren’t we.  What if we miss the boat?

BOA
We’re not going to the Ship.

CALL
So where are we going?

BOA

We’re heading South towards the Network Tunnel Gate.  About 150
miles off the coast there’s an Auto Docking Bay.  We hot-wire 1
of the trucks to take us there, signal the Ark, and by the time
those Military pigs arrive we’ll be long gone.

BLAKE

What about the mission?

CLOSE UP on Miss Kitty, she glances back at Boa.

MISS KITTY

The mission is to be aborted...it’s too dangerous now.

BLAKE
What are you talking about Councilor, we can’t just abort.  The
Captain will never accept such failure-!!

MISS KITTY

I have already consulted Sergeant Boa on this matter.  For once
we are in agreement.  We have 5 hours to reach the Dock, and if
we fail, the Ark will surely leave us behind.

BLAKE

No Councilor, Old Groomy will leave us behind anyway.  Sergeant
please, tell her I’m right-!

BOA

You underestimate your Captain Blake.  Do you really believe he
would be so naive, especially if he were to learn... (stares at
Vaughan) we had captured one the Military’s machines?

RIPLEY

Your Captain and I had an agreement, no one’s to be left behind.
And with respect.  I really don’t think this plan of yours is a
very good idea-.

BOA

Personally I don’t care what you think.  We already lost 3 good
people today, I don’t intend losing any more.

RIPLEY
If they find their way into those tunnels there won’t be anyone
left to lose...I guarantee that.

BOA

Well that’s a chance we’ll just have to take now won’t we.

RIPLEY
That’s a pretty big risk.  In which case, I believe your people
deserve to know what they’re up against.

BLAKE

Deserve to know ‘what’ exactly?

RIPLEY (to Vaughan)
Show ‘em!

Vaughan extends a thin viewing screen down over the window into the Observation Room.

A Video Projector, fixed to the ceiling, comes to life with a gentle HUM.  The lights above automatically DIM.  Vaughan produces a remote for the Projector.

VAUGHAN

Over the past hour I have been conducting my own investigations
into Terran Island, in search of any evidence which may explain
what has happened here.

BOA (O.S.)

I knew you were up to something.

MISS KITTY
What do you mean “what’s happened here?”

CLOSE UP on the Projector Screen.  A detailed Satellite Image of Terran Island appears.  The Southern area barely visible through thick cloud cover.  To the North a vast area of Hills covered in lush green forest...and something else...HUNDREDS of CRATERS.  

VAUGHAN

At approximately 2 am Central Time, Terran Island was struck by
several sizable objects.  A Geological Scan confirms the impact
created a power surge which overloaded the system, this in turn
crippled the main grid.

RIPLEY
And that’s what caused the power failure.

VAUGHAN

Correct.  Fortunately damage to the Islands super structure was
minimal.  I have observed a number of stress fractures, however
I can confirm it will remain stable for the time being.

RIPLEY
These ‘objects’ you mentioned...any clues?

VAUGHAN
I have detected unusually high traces of hydrogen peroxide from
the lower atmosphere saturating the Northern Hills. (indicated)
I believe, such amounts over such an extensive area, could only
have originated-.

KELLY

From a ship...a very large ship!

Then Ripley turns to face the Pirates.

RIPLEY

Which kinda begs the question, you guys wouldn’t happen to know
anything about a sky-jacking would you?

BOA

Who in the Hell do you think you’re talkin’ to bitch!

KELLY
She asked a fair question, what’s wrong with that?

CLOSE UP on Boa staring hesitantly, saying nothing.

Ripley then turns back to Vaughan.

RIPLEY
Please go on.

VAUGHAN
Continuing this line of inquiry I furthered my investigation to
Central Network database.  So far I have been unable to uncover
anything surrounding this incident.  The Government is aware of
the situation.  However...Military protocol forbids any outside
intervention for another 36 hours.

QUAID

So what’re they waitin’ for, I don’t get it?

JOHNER
Smells like an cover-up to me.  

KELLY  

Of course it’s a cover-up.  They’re here somewhere, believe me.

CALL

Yes but where??

KELLY

Well I don’t know do I!

RIPLEY

They’re dead!

BLAKE
Dead??

RIPLEY

Killed, by the Aliens.  But the Military doesn’t know that yet.
Which means they already figured on something else causing them
to disappear... (looks at others) something to do with us.

There’s another short pause

KELLY

Y’know, something else bothers me about all this.

QUAID
What bothers you specifically?

KELLY

We’re assuming this was no accident right?  That ship goes down
right around the time we got hit.  Two strikes on the same day,
both tied to the same location.  Coincidence? (looks at Johner)
I don’t think so!

JOHNER (to Himself)

Yeah, first they bite the bullet then someone fucks us too.

CLOSE UP of Johner as he TURNS to face Boa.

JOHNER

It was you, you son of a bitch, I know it.  You fucked us up to
do your dirty work!

BLAKE

You wanna watch your mouth dick brain!!

MISS KITTY
But why would we do that, you are not our enemy.

BOA
And, in case you forget, we rescued your sorry lives.

QUAID

He’s right about that, it just don’t make any sense.

BLAKE (to Johner)

In other words you can’t prove nothin’... (shows middle finger)
so ‘fuck you’!!!

JOHNER

Oh yeah!  Well prove this!!

ANGLED SHOT as Johner unexpectedly LAUNCHES himself at Blake.  They WRESTLE each other to the floor, SCUFFLING like madmen as Kelly intervenes to PULL them apart.  

KELLY

Alright boys that’s enough...break it up...I mean NOW!!

Eventually the 2 men back off towards their comrades.  There’s a short pause as they gather their composure.

At that point Marriot enters the room.

VAUGHAN (O.S.)

If I may continue?

Everyone turns to face Vaughan.

VAUGHAN
I would now like to turn your attention to more urgent matters.
Some of you might find these images disturbing, I ‘suggest’ you
look away now.

BOA (O.S.)

Just get on with it robot!

CLOSE UP on the Projector Screen.  The partly decomposed body of a young woman appears.  Her mouth gaping WIDE OPEN, an expression of TERRIBLE PAIN.  Flesh from most of her chest EATEN away to the bone, her arms and legs almost skeletal.
 
JOHNER (O.S.)
Oh man, that is gross.

KELLY

My God, what the Hell happened to her?

VAUGHAN
According to the autopsy report this woman was killed during an
attack by a pack of wolves.  The report confirmed she died from
heart failure, but curiously the time of death was inconsistent
with her apparent injuries.  A factor the people here could not
possibly explain-.

MISS KITTY

Did an Alien do this?

RIPLEY
Not exactly.

MARRIOT
What d’ya mean “not exactly” did it or didn’t it?

RIPLEY

There is evidence to suggest she was attacked by an Alien.

MARRIOT

First you tell us this woman was attacked by wolves, now it was
somethin’ else...which is it?

RIPLEY

I also said these creatures require a living host.  Which means
she was still alive when the alien left her.

BLAKE (O.S.)
Left her??  What d’ya mean ‘left her’?

RIPLEY

Casey suffered from a rare form of severe asthma.  I’m guessing
but it’s ‘possible’ she may have suffered some kind of allergic
reaction to the organism inside, causing it to reject her.

MISS KITTY
So what happened to this ‘organism’, where did it go?

Again Ripley looks back towards Vaughan.

CLOSE UP on the Screen.  We see the body of a WOLF lying on its back covered in blood.  Its  chest cavity TORN wide open, bones visibly BENT OUTWARD,

Again there’s an uneasy pause.

BLAKE

Is this (indicates screen) what happened to Fellows and Samuel?

CLOSE UP of Boa and Marriot looking towards each other.

RIPLEY
Eventually.  Though I doubt either would’ve survived the vacuum
long enough for the process to have been completed.  See that’s
the thing.  The alien is basically a parasite, without the host
it cannot begin, but it can survive without it.

KELLY

The ultimate bio-weapon, total annihilation, until someone else
comes along.
 
MARRIOT
But how did this thing get into the complex in the first place,
through the gates?

RIPLEY

No!!  There’s no way it could’ve gotten past the Perimeter...at
least not without being spotted.

VAUGHAN
I believe I may be able to answer that question.

On the Screen we see a DETAILED CROSS SECTION of Terran Island.  A MAZE of tunnels beneath the surface, all branching off from a wider tunnel labelled MAIN SERVICE TUNNEL, which runs from the Main Elevator Shaft the Landing Platform.

VAUGHAN

This is Terran Islands Service Tunnel network (indicated), some
of which became exposed after the crash.  It travels beyond the
surface interconnected via the Main Service Tunnel. (indicated)
This Tunnel extends from the Convent towards the nearby Landing
Platform.  Isolated from the network via a series of bulkheads,
reconnecting beneath the complex to the Main Elevator Shaft, an
area (indicated) which curiously is not secured.

CALL
Ok so we know how it got in.  But it still doesn’t explain what
happened here, I mean 300 people can’t just disappear!

KELLY

Maybe the shaft goes elsewhere.  Somewhere we haven’t seen yet.

BLAKE

From what I’ve seen of this place.  It might as well be to Hell
and back.

CLOSE UP on Ripley, watching the others intently.

CUT TO:

INT.   SECRET ENTRANCE.

CLOSE UP of Tannion looking suspiciously TOWARDS US.

TANNION’S P.O.V. of the Monitors on the Control Panel.  On the RIGHT Monitor someone stands in the Corridor above, a Little Girl about 7 years old.

Tannion continues watching her, unsure what to do.

INT.   ELEVATOR BAY.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT as the Elevator Doors open.  Nathaniel emerges with Lauren on the stretcher, he continues (O.S.) pulling her down the corridor.  

INT.  CORRIDOR.

CLOSE UP on the Little Girl staring towards the Secret Entrance (O.S.).  A DARK SHAPE begins UNFOLDING from an airshaft behind her.

SHOT OF the Little Girl suddenly SPINNING ROUND.

LITTLE GIRL’S P.O.V. a black SPIDER-LIKE creature hangs from the ceiling staring TOWARDS US.

The Little Girl observes it curiously, seemingly unafraid, she smiles.

LITTLE GIRL

There you are, I’ve been searching everywhere for you.

ANGLED SHOT UPWARDS on 7-Leg, completely STILL.

LITTLE GIRL
Do you wanna play with me?

LITTLE GIRL’S P.O.V. as 7-Leg’s TAIL suddenly LASHES out TOWARDS US.

EXTREME CLOSE UP the Aliens Tail STINGS the Little Girl on the back of her neck.

She silently drops to the floor.

CUT TO:

Tannion PULLS a lever to open the Secret Entrance.

When it’s fully open he climbs the ladder, gets part of the way then STOPS, then quickly RETREATS to the far side of the room.

ANGLED SHOT as 7-Leg SLOWLY enters the Secret Entrance.  The Little Girl unconscious, held securely in his long TAIL.  

7-Leg CRAWLS fully inside then STOPS, TURNS to look at Tannion.

SHOT OF Tannion stood against the wall TERRIFIED.

The Hugger slowly descends down the stairwell with the Little Girl.

CUT TO:

INT.   CORRIDOR. (LATER)

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT as Nathaniel appears in the  Secret Entrance Corridor.  Sees the Entrance open (O.S.).  He leaves the stretcher and RUNS towards it.

INT.   SECRET ENTRANCE (CONT.)

Nathaniel climbs down into the Secret Entrance, sees Tannion HUDDLED against a wall and goes to help his stricken Shipmate.

NATHANIEL

What happened to you my friend, are you alright?

Tannion doesn’t answer.

NATHANIEL (CONT.)

C’mon Tannion, this is no good...you gotta snap out of it!

EXTREME CLOSE UP on Tannion, he says something BARELY AUDIBLE.

NATHANIEL (O.S.)
What...speak up man...what are you saying...?

EXTREME CLOSE UP (CONT.) slowly ZOOMING IN on Tannion’s lips.

TANNION

...I told you...you were done for. (smiles)

NATHANIEL (O.S.)

What are you on abo-!!

EXTREME CLOSE UP as a BLADE suddenly BURSTS through Nathaniel's back.

Blood begins to TRICKLE from his mouth.  He tries to say something but can’t, then SLUMPS to the floor.

ANGLED SHOT as Tannion gets to his feet.  He turns OFF the Monitors on the Control Panel then begins walking down the Stairwell.

CUT TO:

INT.   CORRIDOR. (LATER)

TRACKING SHOT as Ripley and the others RACE up to the stretcher with Lauren still unconscious.

CLOSE UP on Call LOOKING BACK.

CALL
Where’s Vaughan??

MISS KITTY
He must’ve got lost or something.

CALL
Then we better go back!

MARRIOT
Hey look! (points towards Secret Entrance) Where’s Nathaniel?

THEIR P.O.V. towards the Secret Entrance STILL open.

BLAKE

It’s that thing, stalkin’ us, one by one until-!!

MISS KITTY
Enough Mr. Blake, we don’t need you causing a panic.

BOA

Shhhh!!  Listen.

There’s a short pause.  We don’t hear anything.

Boa WHISTLES down the Corridor as if making a signal, still nothing happens.

CALL
What are we listening for exactly?

BOA
Tannion...he’s gone too.

Ripley cautiously feels Laurens wrist for a pulse.

RIPLEY

She’s ok.  

MISS KITTY
Mr. Marriot, you take the girl.  Alright lets go.

Marriot puts Lauren over his shoulder then they head for the Secret Entrance.

INT.   SECRET ENTRANCE. (CONT.)

Boa is first down the ladder.  He quickly sees Nathaniel's body and goes to investigate.  

Lauren is lifted down by Marriot, the others follow, then all gather round Nathaniel.

CLOSE UP as Boa inspects Nathaniel's back wound suspiciously.

BLAKE (O.S.)

Jesus Christ, it did this too?

BOA

I’m not so sure.

CLOSE UP on Ripley LOOKING ROUND suspiciously at the Control Panel.

MISS KITTY (O.S.)
What is it Sergeant?

BOA
Murder!!  That’s what it is Councilor... (looks back at Others)
murder.  

DISSOLVE TO:

INT.   TERRAN COMMAND STATION. (15 MINUTES LATER)

We PULL BACK as everyone SLOWLY enters the deserted Command Station, Ripley now carrying Lauren.  PANNING AROUND the interior we see it is completely EMPTY.

Marriot holds a Tracking Device ahead of the others.  He stops and SHAKES it annoyingly.

MISS KITTY
What’s the matter Mr. Marriot?

MARRIOT

Damn Tracker’s froze up.  Must be some kinda interference.

BOA
Then we’ll have to flush him out, keep your eyes peeled.

They slowly proceed inside towards the centre of the room.

Suddenly we HEAR a Pressure Door close (O.S.) behind, everyone TURNS to look.

SHOT OF Tannion stood at the door, seemingly unarmed.

TANNION

Would you be looking for me, perhaps?

MARRIOT

Tannion you poisonous snake!

ANGLED SHOT as Marriot starts to LAUNCH himself at Tannion.  

SHOT OF Tannion QUICKLY producing a small PISTOL, THEN SHOOTING Marriot in the shoulder.

Marriot goes down SCREAMING in PAIN, Blake goes to help him to his feet.

MISS KITTY

Perhaps you care to explain yourself Mr. Tannion?

TANNION

Explanations are long overdue Councilor, as the Sergeant said,
“we are all expendable here...until one of us dies.”

Tannion slowly MOVES towards the other side of the Station, pointing his gun at the others.

BOA

How do you know I said that?

RIPLEY
Because he saw us.

MISS KITTY

Impossible, he wasn’t even there Ripley.

RIPLEY
He didn’t have to be.  Back there up in the Entrance, the Panel
was off, but I could still sense the heat off the main switch.

MARRIOT
You were watching us all the time, you bastard.  It was you who
let that thing loose.

TANNION

No, that I didn’t do...as you already know.

Still moving, Tannion produces a tiny RECORDING DEVICE, presses PLAY.

BOA (V.O.)

Listen to me!!  It was Ripley who brought the beast here, don’t
you remember...it’s not our fault!!  We tell no one understand?

SHOT OF Everyone INDIVIDUALLY, seemingly STUNNED, TURNING towards Boa and Marriot.

BLAKE

It was you Sarge...but why?

BOA

Look, Councilor, you know how it is, it was an accident-!

BLAKE

How the fuck could it be an accident the Hatch was sealed??

BOA (to Blake)
You watch your mouth boy.

MISS KITTY (to Boa)

Who else was involved??

There’s a short uneasy pause.

CLOSE UP on Tannion now stood at the other Pressure Door.

MARRIOT

Me, just me.  We didn’t believe that stuff about the Alien, and
if we’re honest, we weren’t the only ones. (shrugs) But we were
wrong, we didn’t think-!

MISS KITTY

Yes Mr. Marriot, you were very wrong, and you never think!  But
you both know the penalties your defiance chose to ignore...and
the Captain will here about this disgrace.

Miss Kitty approaches Boa and Marriot.

MISS KITTY (CONT.)

Under section 5 of the Frontier Law, I’m placing you both under
arrest for the charge of insubordination.  

BOA

You have no right Councilor-!!

MISS KITTY
You endangered the lives of your crew, even yourself, over some
ridiculous notion.  I therefore have every right.  Mr. Blake...
I place these men under your guard, restrain them immediately.

BLAKE
With pleasure.

Blake produces 2 pairs of handcuffs and quickly restrains the pirates.

JOHNER

What’s this all about Tannion, and what’s in it for you?

TANNION

You really wanna know Dick Brain? (shrugs) I’ll show ya.

Tannion hits a switch and the Pressure Door HISSES open.  10 armed U.S.M. Marines suddenly come RUSHING inside, surrounding everyone except Tannion.

A young oriental-looking Marine steps forward.

CORPORAL THAI

Drop your weapons.  Do it ‘now’!

The Pirates put their weapons on the floor.  The Marines then gather them up.

Tannion only lowers his weapon.

ANGLED SHOT towards the Pressure Door, someone in SHADOW appears...someone Call RECOGNIZES.

CALL (to Herself)

Commander Dacks.

JOHNER (to Call)

You know this ass-hole?

CALL (to Johner)

Yes...unfortunately.

Commander Dacks calmly enters, walks between the Marines and Pirates then STOPS.

DACKS (to Tannion)

Is this it?  I was told there were more.

TANNION
Some of ‘em didn’t make it... (shrugs) dunno why!

Dacks approaches Sergeant Boa.

DACKS
Sergeant Cornelius Boa.  Notorious leader of the Peoples Allied
Frontier.  What price the United Systems Military would pay for
your ass, dead or alive of course. (smiles)

BOA

Fascist Military scum! (spits down) Better watch out Commander,
or else I’ll cut your heart out.

Dacks shakes his head then moves on to Call stood nearby.

DACKS

Annalee call.  If there was anyone we knew we could count on it
was you.

CALL
Fuck you!  I had nothing to do with this, and you know it.

DACKS
I confess, you were the pawn in all this.  However if it wasn’t
for you, he’d never have gotten what he wanted.

CALL

Who?

Ignoring the question Dacks moves onto Ripley.

He firmly takes her RIGHT arm.

CLOSE UP as Dacks lifts back her sleeve, revealing the number “8” tattooed on her skin.

DACKS

Ripley?

RIPLEY
You were expecting someone else?

DACKS
Not really.  And who is this? (indicates Lauren)

RIPLEY
A survivor.  No one special.

DACKS

A survivor from the colony?

Ripley doesn’t answer.

Dacks signals a Marine nearby.  He takes Lauren from Ripley then out of the Station.

RIPLEY (to Dacks)

I don’t know you.  And yet you look familiar.

Dacks turns away, slowly walks towards the shutters.

CALL
Who are you really working for Dacks?

DACKS
Who I am is not important...what I want most certainly is!! (to
Tannion) Which one?

TANNION
Him! (points to Marriot)

Dacks CLICKS his fingers.  2 Marines quickly separate Marriot from the others, release his backpack by CUTTING it off, then give it to Dacks.

He opens the Backpack, pulls out what looks like a sophisticated Video Camera.

CALL

All this shit...for a ‘camera’??

Dacks activates a small SWITCH on the side of the device.  A small tray SLIDES out containing a BLACK CYLINDER with several wires attached.

KELLY

That’s no camera girl, it’s fucking bomb!!

DACKS
A thermo-nuclear device to be precise, very crude compared with
more modern standards, but effective non-the-less.

CALL

He was gonna blow up the Island?

MISS KITTY
What’s going on Sergeant, why wasn’t I told about this?

BOA
I already told you Councilor, you’re nothing to him.

DACKS

Ah yes.  Captain Morteus Groome never could resist a challenge,
the chance to get real close to the United Systems Military was
all he needed.  But alas, even he was just following orders.

RIPLEY
And you came here to stop them, correct?

CLOSE UP as Dacks places the Camera back in Marriot’s Backpack but remains holding it.

RIPLEY

So...you guys fake this disappearing act knowing they wont come
here, because somebody up there has this all figured out.  Only
they don’t what you’re really up to.

KELLY

The perfect double-cross, gotta hand it to ya.
 
CALL (to Dacks)
You do realize, once they figured out your little game, they’ll
be onto you before you can say “jack-shit”?

Dacks smiles, then walks over to Corporal Thai stood by the Pressure Door.

TANNION (to Dacks)
Wait a minute!

He STOPS then slowly turns to face Tannion.

DACKS

Yes Mr. Tannion?

TANNION
You promised me a reward.

DACKS
No, that was the General.  He no longer figures in our plans.

JOHNER

Looks like you blew it Tannion...you fuck!

SHOT OF Tannion quickly turning his pistol on Commander Dacks.

SHOT OF the Marines turning their weapons TOWARDS Tannion.

TANNION

I want my fuckin’ money, and you owe me Commander!

Dacks raises a hand, the Marines lower their weapons.  

DACKS
In that case, by your own hand, I am a dead man.  So...you must
kill me.

CLOSE UP of Tannion, SWEATING, pointing the weapon at Dacks.  He hesitates, looks at the others...then SHOOTS.

There’s a load BANG, Dacks slumps to the floor (O.S.).  The Marines DO NOT react at all.

CLOSE UP on Johner looking DOWNWARD, his expression suddenly CHANGES to disbelief.

JOHNER
What the fuck are you, some kinda goddam robot?

RIPLEY
It’s not a robot...it’s a cyborg!

ANGLED SHOT as Dacks RISES from the floor.  His head partially BLOWN AWAY one side, revealing a penetrated skull leaking blood covered wires and conduits, and yellow BRAIN TISSUE.

CALL

That’s impossible.  The Cyborg's were abandoned 300 years ago.

KELLY
She’s right.  They were too unstable, too much baggage.

Tannion drops the pistol and collapses onto his knees against the wall.

JOHNER
So what, Auton...robot, what’s the difference man, it’s still a
fuckin’ machine-!

RIPLEY

The difference is someone wanted him alive.

CALL
Yeah but who?

CLOSE UP as Dacks carefully feels the damaged side of his face.

DACKS
I must return to my maker.

CALL

And who is your maker?

DACKS
He is closer than you know. (smiles)

RIPLEY (to Dacks)
Why were you trying to save this place...for them?

DACKS
Them??

RIPLEY
You came all this way and you’re not even gonna take one?

CLOSE UP on Dacks looking totally confused.

RIPLEY

You really don’t know do you?

TRACKING SHOT as Ripley steps forward.  She walks up to the foot of the steps near the shutters and STOPS.

RIPLEY

All my life I’ve been running from this nightmare, hoping, even
praying, someday it would end with me, for all our sakes.  Now,
the nightmare is over, the end has finally begun...I failed!

CLOSE UP of Ripley as she activates the shutters.  We HEAR a low WHIRRING sound as her face is slowly bathed in BLOOD RED light..

That light quickly spreads across the room over the others, then the WHIRRING sound STOPS.

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT as Call walks up beside Ripley.

We PAN ALONG the others looking on in disbelief.  

BLAKE (to Himself)

Is this how Hell’s supposed to be?

KELLY

No man, it’s worse...a lot worse.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT through the shutters into the Aquarium.  There are the Aliens, HUNDREDS of them, swimming amongst the marine carnage, seemingly unaware of their audience.  There are several variations too.  Some with FINS, others longer necks or limbs, some with neither like a SNAKE, the rest more human-like.  

REAR ANGLED SHOT as Ripley and Call climb the steps.

The others step forward to take a closer look, but stay at the bottom.

THEIR P.O.V. as the REMAINS of a SHARK floats by.

BLAKE
Jesus H. Christ, that’s a fuckin’ Great White!

QUAID

‘Was’ a Great White my friend...was a Great White.

Dacks turns to Corporal Thai stood beside him.

DACKS

Corporal, begin moving these people to the transport.

CORPORAL THAI
What about them Sir? (indicates Ripley and Call)

DACKS
Leave them to me and leave Mr. Tannion also, we have unfinished
business to attend to.

CORPORAL THAI

Yes Sir.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT on Ripley and Call stood by the window.  The Marines begin rounding up the others in the B.G.

Then we see VARIOUS CLOSE UP’S of the Aliens inside the Aquarium.

CALL (O.S.)

Can they see us?

RIPLEY (O.S.)
No!  The glass is mirrored on the other side.  But that doesn’t
mean they don’t know we’re here.

CALL

And do they...know we’re here?

RIPLEY
I don’t think so.  I think they’re waiting for something.

CUT TO:

INT.   SUPPLY TUNNEL.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT as the Johner and the Others are lead out of the Command Station in single file, to an awaiting U.S.M. Military Transport.

CORPORAL THAI (to 1st Marine)
Secure the unconscious woman and that injured Pirate (indicates
Marriot) in the Sleeper, along with their equipment.

1ST MARINE
Yes Sir.

The heavily armed Air-to-Ground vehicle was basically a U.S.C.M. Armed Personnel Carrier and Drop Ship in one.  The vehicle resembled a HORNET with fold-up wings, sat on 8 wheels which pivoted out beneath it almost insect-like.  The A.T.G. was equipped with 2 remote TURRETS on the top, front end MISSILE LAUNCHER and rear end FLAMETHROWER.  

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT of Johner, with Kelly closely behind.

JOHNER

Now that’s what I call a ride home.

REVERSE TRACKING SHOT (CONT.) one of the Marines gives Johner a SHOVE in the back.

MARINE
Keep movin’ dick brain.

This time Johner doesn’t retaliate.

JOHNER (to Himself)

Someday someone’s gonna call me that, then I am seriously gonna
fuck ‘em!

KELLY

I can hardly wait.

ANGLED SHOT of the A.T.G. as a loading ramp extends from its rear then the doors open outward.

The Marines quickly move their prisoners into the vehicle.

INT.   TERRAN COMMAND STATION.  

Dacks walks up the steps, stands beside Ripley.  GAZING into the Aquarium wearily.

RIPLEY
You didn’t answer my question Commander.

DACKS

I’m not what I used to be, remind me Lieutenant.

RIPLEY
Why were you trying to prevent the destruction of this place...
was Terran Island really for the Alien?

DACKS
I believe that was Systems’ original intention, but, as you now
know, I am not Military.

ANGLED SHOT of Tannion, 4 Marines stood behind him.  SLOWLY RISING towards an air vent in the ceiling.  We DOLLY INSIDE the 3 foot wide shaft, CONTINUING we see the Little Girl lying unconscious.  7-Leg appears, climbing over her.  We DOLLY BACK as he SCUTTLES right up to the edge of the Vent then STOPS.

7-LEG’S P.O.V. DOWN towards Tannion and the Marines, then PANNING UP to Ripley, Call and Dacks by the window, their conversation BARELY AUDIBLE.  We FOCUS not on them, but on the ALIENS in the Aquarium.

CLOSE UP on 7-Leg seemingly QUIVERING with EXCITEMENT.  

He JUMPS out of the Vent onto the ceiling, begins slowly SCUTTLES towards the Aquarium.

INT.   A.T.G. HOLD.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT inside the Hold of the vehicle.  The STEALTH Crew occupy the seating on either side, shackled by a row thick steel binders secured either end by a pinion.

The REAR doors are closed then locked.  A blue light comes on inside, then all is silent.

JOHNER

So where are they takin’ us?

KELLY
To the ship of course.  

JOHNER

Hold up, I thought these guys said they were-!

KELLY

Undercover, yes I know, don’t you get it?

JOHNER
Not really.

KELLY
Whoever these guys are they’ve taken care of everything, I mean
the Feds, the Army, the Government...everything!  And unless we
get outta here, we’re all gonna be next.

CLOSE UP on Quaid slowly panning DOWNWARDS.

JOHNER (O.S.)
Anybody got any ideas?

KELLY (O.S.)
Not unless your some kinda Houdini.

CLOSE UP (CONT.) on Quaid is he begins to TURN his hands unnoticed by everyone.

JOHNER
Speaking of which... (looks at Quaid) how come you’re so quiet?

QUAID

Who me??

INT.   COMMAND STATION.

CLOSE UP of Tannion, his gaze fixed TOWARDS US.  Then SOMETHING catches his eye and he LOOKS UPWARDS.

TANNION (to Himself)

Oh no, not you again.  

ANGLED SHOT as 7-Leg slowly SCUTTLES round the edge of the Station, unnoticed by everyone.

RIPLEY

The Government, they never even knew about the Alien this time,
so how did you get to find me...unless...!

CALL
What?

TANNION (O.S. to Others)
Ermm...excuse me!

RIPLEY

The Company!!  That’s the key isn’t it, Commander?  The Company
was behind this whole thing because they were the only ones who
knew about me.  Ash, Bishop, Call...Dacks.

Dacks smiles saying nothing.

CALL (to Ripley)

Wait a second, I wasn’t a part of this.  I saved you remember?

RIPLEY

You tried to kill me, remember?

TANNION (O.S.)
Excuse me please!

CALL
But that wasn’t my fault.  It was (hesitates) something a can’t
remember.

RIPLEY (to Dacks)
It’s me you want, just tell me one thing...who sent you?

DACKS

All will be revealed Lieutenant, now I think we’d better leave.

CLOSE UP of Tannion STILL watching 7-Leg making his way along the ceiling (O.S.)


TANNION

I said ‘excuse me’!!

DACKS

What is it Mr. Tannion?

TANNION
I think there’s something you should know about.

They turn to face Tannion, who slowly points UP towards the ceiling.

THEIR P.O.V. UPWARDS as 7-Leg suddenly LEAPS OUT from nowhere.

ANGLED SHOT as Ripley and Call DUCK out of the way, just in time.  7-Leg LANDS on the window,  LASHING out with his TAIL.

SHOT OF the 4 Marines bringing their weapons up.  They cautiously approach the window, leaving Tannion unguarded.

RIPLEY (to Others)

Get back, don’t touch it...all of you.

They begin moving away from the window, backing down the steps.

Tannion slowly heads towards the Service Tunnel Pressure Door unnoticed.  

CLOSE UP on 7-Leg as he suddenly THRASHES his tail against the window, STARTLING everyone.

Tannion reaches the Exit, is about to run when another Marine appears in his path.

CLOSE UP of 7-Leg continuing to THRASH his Tail against the window AGAIN and AGAIN.

INT.   THE AQUARIUM.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT of the Aliens.  Suddenly some of them turn TOWARDS US.

INT.   COMMAND STATION.

RIPLEY
He’s signalling the others.

CALL
Commander we’ve gotta get outta here...now!

INT.   THE AQUARIUM.

Several Alien Warriors make their way towards the mirrored frame.

INT.   COMMAND STATION.

WIDE ANGLED SHOT of the Aliens seemingly lining up, trying to peer inside the Station.

7-Leg continues to THRASH his tail against the window even LOUDER.

CALL
We’ve gotta stop him.

Suddenly we hear a CRACKING sound.  Ripley looks upwards.

RIPLEY’S P.O.V. towards the glass where a CRACK appears.

EXTREME CLOSE UP of an Alien Warriors head against the glass.  Lips begin curling back as the outer jaw opens.  The inner jaw STRIKES the glass causing the whole frame to VIBRATE.

Another CLOSE UP on the glass as MORE cracks appear and begin to spread.

CALL (O.S.)
They’re coming through!!

Now the Aliens begin THRASHING their tails against the glass.

CLOSE UP on Riple

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