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Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas (Character)
from "Over There" (2005)

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"Over There: Orphans (#1.11)" (2005)
Maurice "Smoke" Williams: Should we stop for breakfast Sergeant or did you fill up on croissant?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Shut up, Smoke. Just drive.

Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I'm not reenlisting, sir
Captain Baron: This have anything to do with the disaster Lieutenant Hunter provokes?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: No, Sir.
Captain Baron: Your 13 years in Sergeant. Seven more and you can retire with full benefits.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I'm ready for something new, Sir.
Captain Baron: You're on of the best staff N.C.O.'s I've got, and I want you to stay. Do you have something waiting on the outside better than this?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Carpets, Sir. A friend of mine from high school opened a chain of carpet stores in Topeka. His business is doing well, he wants me to run it. You know, he's offerin me a, a real opportunity, Sir.
Captain Baron: You're not from Topeka.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: No, Sir. How did you know that, Sir?
Captain Baron: I read your file. You're from Bellmore.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Yes, Sir.
Captain Baron: I'm from Long Island too.

Tariq Nassiri: Sergeant, this is a 'notice to quit the premises'.
Maurice "Smoke" Williams: Somebody gettin' evicted, bro.
Tariq Nassiri: I know that.
Maurice "Smoke" Williams: Homey don't pay, Homey gotta go.
Tariq Nassiri: Why are we delivering it Sergeant? We working for a landlord now?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: The Iraqi Interim Government.
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: Why they evicting people?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: They need the building, I guess, for a police station, or something. They have the right to take private property for public projects.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Eminent domain.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Apparently, whoever's in it doesn't want to move though.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Imagine that.
Maurice "Smoke" Williams: I've been evicted.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Now you're on the other side.
Maurice "Smoke" Williams: I guess I'm moving up in the world.

[the morning after Scream spent the night with the French woman who oversees and Iraqi orphanage]
Sophie: You will visit?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Well, I think you'd be better off it the army stays away for a while.
Sophie: But you are not the Army.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I am actually. I am the Army. I gotta go.


"Over There: Follow the Money (#1.13)" (2005)
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: We've been waiting for two and a half hours goddam it. Could have slept til 0600 instead of three-goddam-thirty. Every goddam thing that could've gone wrong has gone wrong with this. We waited three hours to form up. We wait two more hours till the airport pickup. Everyone in the goddam country knows we're coming now. I don't even want to know what's in the panel truck he's all revved up about. Now we're driving the most dangerous stretch of road in the world. It's worse than the B.Q.E.
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: What's that?
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. 400 traffic fatalities a year on a stretch of raod that four miles long.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Why do you encourage him, Angel?
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: He's much better telling us something we don't know that when he's just complaining. Don't you agree.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: No.

Lieutenant Underpants: We have to make our way to the back of the column.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Why?
Lieutenant Underpants: 'Cause that's where we are going to make our stand.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Our stand? What are you? General Custer?
Lieutenant Underpants: That's where we're going, Sergeant. Now get your people together.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Can we pretend we never heard him?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: No.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: What do you think we should do?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Confort the dying.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Who's dying?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Some of the civilian drivers. I can hear them on my radio. One of them told me the names of his children.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Can the Lieutenant hear them?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Yeah. Let's go.


"Over There: Spoils of War (#1.9)" (2005)
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: What the hell was that all about?
Brenda "Mrs. B." Mitchell: The Humvee was right out back.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: You're a goddam mechanic.
Brenda "Mrs. B." Mitchell: Somebody had to do something.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I'm a goddam staff sergant.
Brenda "Mrs. B." Mitchell: I don't see what that has to do with...
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I will tell you when to risk your sorry ass! You will not go off and be a hero on your own goddam schedule! I will pick the time and place! I'm putting you in for a bronze start anyway, you dumb-ass.

Lieutenant Underpants: What's this?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Cohiba Esplendido, sir. You confiscating my cigar, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Underpants: It's not yours, Sergeant. It's the U.S. Army's, isn't it.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: It is now.


"Over There: Weapons of Mass Destruction (#1.12)" (2005)
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: Did I hear a rumor about you re-upping Sergeant?
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I don't recall starting a conversation about my personal life.
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: Well, you didn't. I did. Only 'cause it has something to do with us, that's all.
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: Oh. Yeah?
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: wondering did you do it cause you love us so much? Or 'cause we love you?


"Over There: Over There (#1.1)" (2005)
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: We're not here for you oil. We're here to kick your ass!