Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: When I found her, she looked so peaceful. Why do you have to die to let go? All my life, I never needed anybody... And now, because of this thing she left me, I'm scared. For the first time in my life, I'm scared. But the thing is, I like it. I want more. You're married to a man who has a chance to take a scientific look at the scariest thing people ever have to face. I've gotta do this... gotta play that tape, and you gotta help me.
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: Can you see better if I move it a little closer?
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: I can see something. It's parts of the grid, but it's still rotating. It's not locking up.
Hal Abramson: Maybe we all need a little break, Lillian.
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: Hal, you take a break.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: I made that for you. It's a gift.
[hands her the tape and sets the large silver metal case on the bed]
Karen Brace: What is it?
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: It's me.
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: What did you do?
Gordy Forbes: Nothing, just a little experiment in animal behavior.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: [snarls]
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: There's something wrong with you, you know that?
Gordy Forbes: Awww, you didn't like Lena.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: Take the house... take the kids... take the whole goddamn thing! I can't like like this anymore, Karen. You're strangling me!
Karen Brace: What are you talking about? I never wanted the house! I never wanted any of that. It was you!
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: No! It's you! That's not me you're looking at! It's YOU!
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: What what that?
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: I don't know. I got mad.
[gesturing to Karen]
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: At you.
[Re rewinds the tape and takes the reel with him as he exits]
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: What happened?
Karen Brace: I was showing him my latest design. But he always ignores me, I don't know, it just made me furious.
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: Feelings...
Alex Terson: Michael, I want these personal experiments stopped. You've abused your privilege as a scientist, and you've endangered your life. The thought of you playing that tape makes my skin crawl.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: Where is it?
Alex Terson: It's locked away where nobody will ever have it.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: Alex, I wanna play that tape.
Alex Terson: You didn't hear me, did you? Nobody plays that tape.
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace: I wanna tell you something! I don't like the way you treat me in front of people! You talk about this thing as if it was all yours, but I was there too, so don 't do that!
Dr. Lillian Reynolds: Don't goddamn me, Alex! Just don't goddamn me, sweetheart! And don't take my project! This is MY project! And I don't want to see it end up on some Defense scrap heap before we know what it's really about! You have no idea...