Ramses: I was too merciful Meneptah. I allowed this Hebrew to betray my trust. Beware of such weaknesses when you rule.
Meneptah II: A Pharaoh must be just.
Ramses: To Egyptians. For Hebrews the penalty for disobedience, is death. I will make the Nile red with their blood!
Meneptah II: A petition from the Hebrew Slaves?
Aaron: From the God of the Hebrews.
Meneptah II: Original, though less than tactful.
Aaron: Our God says 'Let my people go into the deser to make a sacrifice and a feast for me.'
Meneptah II: Can't he do it here just as easily as in the desert?
Meneptah II: [crushing a roach] So, this is the measure of your God's mercy?
Moses: It is the measure of a Pharoah's soul. Let my people go.
Meneptah II: I would shake them like dust from my sandals, but I have come too far.
Moses: Once step further takes you into the dark.
[the plague of darkenss falls upon Egypt]
Moses: The edge of silence.
Meneptah II: Why is the sun god powerless? The darkness depresses... chokes me.
Moses: Terror is as old as the world Pharoah. But until now it fed on a different people. Gather your own life around you. Meneptah... you have a son.
Meneptah II: No! You will not touch him!
Moses: Your son, and the first born of all your people. The Lord God chooses life. Chose with him now. Let my people go.
Meneptah II: No. Let them stay and suffer.
Child: Moses... a cloud of dust, but wide as the horizon... and chariots! The sun glinting on armour...
Moses: [looking into the storm] Meneptah is still Meneptah. Bring the people to the waterside.
Moses: I was conceived in slavery... and born in the stink of death. Our tribes had multiplied, Ramses saw mutiny striding towards him, and subtracted the psace between birth and death. One swift harvest rid him of our last born sons... and his fear. And who was I after all this dark arithmetic, to be the remainder? A cuckoo, floating in Egypt's nest.