The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)
Ashley Johnson: Ellie
Joel : I've struggled... a long time with survivan'. & you- no matter what... you keep finding something to fight for. Now, I know that's not what you want to hear right now, but it's...
Ellie : Swear to me. Swear to me that everything you said about the fireflies is true.
Joel : I Swear.
Ellie : [after a long pause] Okay.
Ellie : I'm sure your "friend" will be missing this tonight.
[pulls out gay porn mag]
Ellie : Light on the reading, but it has some good photos.
Joel : Now Ellie, that ain't for kids.
Ellie : Whoa! How the - how the hell would you even walk around with that thing?
Joel : Get rid of that. Just...
Ellie : Hold your horses, I wanna see what the fuss is about. Why are these pages stuck together?
Joel : Uhh...
Ellie : [laughs] I'm just fucking with you!
Ellie : Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone - fucking except for you! So don't tell me I would be safer with somebody else, because the truth is I would just be more scared.
Joel : You're right... You're not my daughter, and I sure as hell ain't your dad. And we are going our separate ways.
Joel : [after Joel kills all the hunters in the bookstore] that was too damn close...
Ellie : To the edge of the universe and back, endure and survive...
Joel : excuse me?
Ellie : Savage Starlight, that comic I've been reading? It's what the hero says after a big battle.
Joel : Endure and survive?
Ellie : Yeah.
Joel : heh, okay...
Ellie : So... why don't you fix one these cars?
[referring to the mass of broken down cars]
Bill : Oh my God, you're a genius. I mean the whole time, why on earth hadn't I thought about fixin' one of these cars?
Ellie : Okay, don't be a dick...
Bill : The tires are rotten and the batteries are dead.
Ellie : [Reading from a joke book] People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow... Too soon.
Ellie : I shot the hell out of that guy, huh?
Ellie : I walked in to my sister's room and slipped on her bra. It was a booby trap.
Ellie : We're here because you owe Joel some favors, and you can start by taking these off!
[referring to handcuffs dangling from her wrist]
Bill : I owe Joel some favors... is this some kind of joke?
Joel : I'll cut to the chase: I need a car.
Bill : Well, it is a joke. Joel needs a car! Well, if I had one that works, which I sure as hell don't, what makes you think I'd just give it to you? Huh? "Yeah sure, Joel, go ahead, take my car! Take all my food too, while you're at it!
Ellie : By the looks of it, you could lose some of that food.
Bill : [Points a knife at her] You listen to me, you little shit...
Ellie : No, fuck you! You handcuffed me!
Ellie : What did the green grape say to the purple grape? "Breath, you idiot!"
Ellie : Well, maybe in all that research they turned into fucking monkeys.
David : We're from a larger group - women, children - we're all very very hungry.
Ellie : So am I - women and children - all very hungry too.
Ellie : It doesn't matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
Joel : [after Ellie saves him from a hunter] Why didn't you just hang back like I told you to?
Ellie : Well, you're glad I didn't, right?
Joel : I'm glad I didn't get my head blown off by a goddamn kid.
Ellie : You know what? No. How about "Hey, Ellie. I know it wasn't easy, but it was either him or me, thanks for saving my ass." You got anything like that for me, Joel?
Ellie : I dreamt about flying the other night.
Joel : Oh yeah?
Ellie : Yeah.
Joel : Go on, tell me about it.
Ellie : So, I'm on this big plane full of people. And everyone is screaming and yelling 'cause the plane's going down. So I walk to the cockpit, open the door, but there's no pilot. I try to use the controls but... I obviously have no clue how to fly a plane. And right before we crash, I wake up. I've never been on a plane. Isn't that weird?
Joel : Hmpf. Well, you know, dreams are weird.
David : You handled yourself pretty nice back there. Ha, whew, I say we make a pretty good team.
Ellie : Psshh. We got lucky.
David : Lucky? No, no... no such thing as luck. No, you see I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Ellie : Sure.
David : I do. And I can prove it to you. Now, this winter has been especially cruel. A few weeks back, I ah... sent a group of men out - nearby town to look for food. Only a few came back. They said that the others had been, ah, slaughtered by a crazy man. And get this, he's a crazy man traveling with a little girl. You see? Everything happens for a reason.
Ellie : [after discussing Ellie's fears] What about you?
Sam : Those things out there. What if the people are still inside? What if they're trapped in there, without any control of their body? I'm scared of that happening to me.
Ellie : Okay, first of all, we're a team now, okay. We're gonna help each other out. And second, they might still look like people, but that person is not in there anymore.
Sam : Henry says that, "They've moved on," That they're with their families. Like in heaven. Do you think that's true?
Ellie : I go back and forth. I mean, I'd like to believe it.
Sam : But you don't.
Ellie : I guess not.
Sam : Yeah... me neither.
Joel : We don't have to do this. You know that, right?
Ellie : What's the other option?
Joel : Go back to Tommy's. Just... be done with this whole thing.
Ellie : After all we've been through. I mean, everything that I've done.
Ellie : It can't be for nothing. Look, I know you mean well, but there's no halfway with this. Once we're done, we'll go wherever you want. Okay?
Joel : Well, I ain't leavin' without you. Let's go wrap this up.
Bill : [attempting to start a truck] Battery's dead but the cells are alive.
Joel : Meaning?
Bill : Meaning we push it, get it started, and the alternator will recharge the battery.
Joel : [scoffs, amused] That your guess?
Bill : Look, you wanted a plan B, this is as good as it gets!
Ellie : [walking up to Joel] What're you thinking?
Joel : I'm thinkin' you drive and we push.
[Ellie hops in the car. Joel leans into the window, concerned]
Joel : You gonna be okay with this?
Ellie : Yeah. Not a problem.
Joel : You're doin' a good job. I figure you should know that.
Ellie : I won't let you down with this.
Ellie : I stayed at a place like this, back in the Boston QZ.
Joel : [reading] "Military Preparatory School..."
Ellie : Yeah. Nice way of saying "orphanage." I wonder what happened to all these kids.
Joel : This place has been out for a good stretch, they ain't kids no more.
Ellie : Meaning they're either hunters trying to kill us, or they're dead.
Joel : Or they got away.
Ellie : But you don't believe that.
Joel : I believe in getting out of this city. C'mon.
Joel : [coming upon Ellie hacking away at the body of David, her would-be rapist] Ellie! Stop! Stop!
Ellie : Don't fucking touch me!
Joel : Ssh, ssh! It's okay! It's me, it's me! Look, look. It's me.
Ellie : [crying, traumatized] He tried to...
Joel : [pulls her close] Oh, baby girl. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay now.
Ellie : [about Tess, in horror] Holy shit... she's infected.
Tess : Joel...
Joel : Let me see it.
Tess : I didn't mean for this...
Joel : Show it to me!
[Tess resentfully jerks her shirt collar aside, revealing a festering bite on her clavicle]
Joel : Oh, Christ.
Tess : Oops, right?
Tess : Give me your arm!
[pulls Ellie's sleeve back, points at the month-old bite mark on her arm]
Tess : This was three weeks! I was bitten an hour ago, and it's already worse. This is fucking real, Joel! You have got to get this girl to Tommy's. He used to run with this crew, he'll know where to go.
Joel : No, no, no! That was your crusade, I am not doing that!
Tess : Yes, you are! Look... there's enough here that you have to feel some sort of obligation to me. So you get her to Tommy's!
Ellie : I really shot the hell out of that guy, huh?
Ellie : [running up to 'Dawn of the Wolf' movie poster] Hey, there's another one! These posters are everywhere.
Joel : I saw this, right before the outbreak.
Ellie : You did? Does he totally gut her by the end?
Joel : Nobody gets gutted. It's a dumb teen movie.
Ellie : Who dragged you to see it, then?
Joel : [sighs] I don't know.
Ellie : [looking at an old evacuation notice] "Mandatory evacuation." Evacuate to where?
Joel : Where you think? Quarantine zone. See, some places got a heads up before the infection showed up. Most didn't.
Ellie : Man. Must be hard, just leaving all your stuff behind like that.
Joel : That ain't the hard part.
Joel : [entering an old quarantine zone in Salt Lake City] Well, this place takes me back.
Ellie : How so?
Joel : It was right after everything went down. I ended up in a triage just like this. Man, everywhere you looked you just... saw families torn apart. The whole damn world seemed to have turned upside down in a blink.
Ellie : Was that after you lost Sarah?
Joel : [sadly] Yes, it was.
Ellie : I... can't imagine losing someone you love like that. Losing everything that you know. I'm sorry, Joel.
Ellie : [holding out a comic book] To be continued! I hate cliffhangers.
Joel : Where'd you get that?
Ellie : Uh, back at Bill's? I mean, all this stuff was just lyin' there!
Joel : [trying to hide a smile] What else did you get?
Ellie : Well... here.
[holds out a cassette tape]
Ellie : This make you all nostalgic?
Joel : [takes it, amused] You know, that's actually before my time. It is a winner, though.
Joel : [handing Ellie a pistol] How 'bout somethin' a... little more your size. It's for emergencies only.
Ellie : Okay.
[tucks it away]
Joel : Now the safety's on, do you know how to switch it off?
Ellie : I do.
Joel : Okay, you just... you gotta respect it. This is not...
Ellie : Joel. I'll be careful.
Joel : Okay.
Marlene : [her gun trained on Joel, who is escaping the hospital with an unconscious Ellie] You can't save her. Even if you get her out of here, then what? How long before she's torn to pieces by a pack of clickers? That is if she hasn't been raped and murdered first.
Joel : That ain't for you to decide.
Marlene : It's what she'd want.
[Joel pauses, looking conflicted]
Marlene : And you know it. Look...
[cautiously raises her arms]
Marlene : You can still do the right thing here. She won't feel anything.
[Cut to Joel driving away from the hospital, his face hard. After a moment Ellie is heard stirring awake in the back seat]
Ellie : What the hell am I wearing?
Joel : Just take it easy. Drugs are still wearing off.
Ellie : What happened?
Joel : ...We found the Fireflies.
[cut to Marlene slowly approaching Joel to take Ellie from his arms, then back to the car]
Joel : Turns out there's a whole lot more like you, Ellie. People that are immune. It's dozens, actually. Ain't done a damn bit o' good, neither.
[cut back to the parking garage. Joel's eyes harden as Marlene approaches. He shoots her]
Joel : They've actually st... They've stopped looking for a cure.
Joel : [Ellie closes her eyes, deeply disappointed] I'm taking us home.
[Ellie turns her back to him and says nothing]
Joel : I'm sorry.
Joel : You picked a hell of a place to hole up, didn't ya?
Bill : As bad as those things are, at least they're predictable. It's the normal people that scare me. You of all people should understand that.
Ellie : What does that mean?
Joel : [sighs] Nothin'. You sure that gate's gonna hold 'em?
Bill : Well I locked it, they don't have a key.
[finding old corpses outside of a Pittsburgh quarantine zone]
Ellie : What happened here? Your fellow hunters do this?
Joel : Cute. And no, my money's on the military.
Ellie : Why would they mow down all these people?
Joel : Well you can't let everyone in.
Ellie : Ugh. So they killed 'em?
Joel : Dead people don't get infected. You sacrifice the few to save the many.
Ellie : That's kinda shitty.
Joel : Yeah.
[after Ellie bites David as he and James wrestle her onto a table to dismember her alive]
Ellie : I'm infected! I'm infected!
David : [half incredulous] ... Really.
Ellie : And so are you. Right there. Roll up my sleeve. Look at it!
David : I'll play along.
[David rolls up Ellie's sleeve to reveal her months-old bite. There is a pause as he looks across the table at James in dawning horror]
Ellie : What'd you say? Everything happens for a reason, right?
Ellie : Sorry, I lost myself for a sec.
[quietly mimics electric guitar music]
Ellie : [in a panic after Joel falls down an elevator shaft] Joel! Joel!
Joel : I'm alright! Are you okay?
Ellie : No! You scared the shit out of me! I'm... I'm gonna climb down there, okay?
Joel : No! Stay up there! I'll make my way up to you.
Ellie : Don't do anything stupid!
Joel : [to himself] I'll try.
Henry : We got a hideout not too far from here. Be safer if we chat there.
Joel : [debates it for a moment] Alright, take us there.
Henry : Follow me.
Sam : Sorry about the whole gun thing.
Ellie : It's okay. I would've probably done the same thing. Where are you from?
Sam : All the way from Hartford.
Ellie : Really? I heard some bad stuff going on down there.
Henry : We gotta be careful. We're right next to one of their lookout areas. Is it just you and your daughter?
Ellie : We're not related. We're more like, um...
Joel : I promised someone I'd look after her.
Henry : Yeah. I can appreciate that.
Ellie : Hey, fuck you, man! I didn't ask for this!
Joel : Me neither. Tess, what the hell are we doin' here?
Tess : What if it's true?
Joel : I can't believe-!
Tess : What if, Joel? I mean we've come this far, let's just finish it.
Joel : Do I need to remind you what is out there?
[Tess glances knowingly between Joel and Ellie]
Tess : I get it.
[Tess walks away with Ellie, leaving Joel frustrated but with no choice but to follow]
Marlene : You hand her off, come back, the weapons are yours. Double what Robert sold me.
Tess : Speaking of which, where are they?
Marlene : Back at our camp.
Tess : We're not smuggling shit until I see them.
Marlene : [wearily] You'll follow me, you can verify the weapons, I can get patched up.
[gestures to Ellie]
Marlene : But she's not crossing into that part of town. I want Joel to watch over her.
[Joel and Ellie protest at the same time]
Joel : Whoa, whoa, I don't think that's the best idea.
Ellie : Bullshit, I'm not going with him!
Marlene : Ellie!
Ellie : How do you know them?
Marlene : I was close with his brother Tommy. He said if I was ever in a jam, I could rely on him.
Joel : Was that before or after he left your little militia group?
Marlene : He left you, too. He was a good man.
Tess : Look, just... take her to the North Tunnel and wait for me there.
Joel : Jesus Christ...
Tess : She's just cargo, Joel.
Ellie : Marlene...
Marlene : No more talking. You'll be fine. Now go with him.
Ellie : [looking up in wonder at the ruins of Boston] Holy moly. I guess this is what these buildings look like up close. They're so damn tall! So, what happened here?
Tess : They bombed the hell out of the surrounding areas to the quarantine zones, hoping to kill as much of the infected as possible. It worked, for a little while.
Joel : Hmph.
[a clicker screeches in the distance, alarming Ellie]
Ellie : Uh, what the hell was that?
Joel : Tess, you hear that?
Tess : Yeah. Sounded pretty far away, though.
Joel : Shit.
Ellie : Are we safe?
Tess : For now. Come on.
[Joel and Ellie enter an alley just as a clicker rounds the corner and detonates a tripwire]
Joel : Jesus!
Ellie : Whoa, Nelly! What the hell was that!
Joel : That... would be one of Bill's traps.
Ellie : Your friend a bit paranoid, maybe?
Joel : Oh, that's puttin' it lightly.
Ellie : What's the deal with this guy?
Joel : Well, he helped us smuggle stuff into the city. He's... he knows how to find things.
Ellie : Well let's hope we don't blow up trying to find him.
Joel : Just watch your step, you'll be fine.