XO Mike Slattery: Suppose there's no way to convince you not to go?
CO CDR Tom Chandler: Konstantin Ruskov's a military genius. Literally wrote the book on modern naval warfare.
XO Mike Slattery: Maybe you can ask him to sign your copy.
[Chandler rolls his eyes]
XO Mike Slattery: Seriously, Captain, there's only one way out of this harbor. Every minute we sit here gives that asshole time to dig in.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: He's already dug in. Meeting him is the only way. I need to look him in the eyes.
Admiral Konstantin Nikolajewitsch Ruskov: Do you know what was going on in the world while you were playing your war games in the Arctic? The virus spread like an invisible fire, destroying everything in its path. Bodies piled up sky high. The fear spread even quicker than the virus itself; turned country against country, brother against brother, governments against their own people. 60 million Chinese were murdered in three days like they were culling so many piglets. The world... is not worth saving.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: You were right. Ruskov was using the extra time to strengthen his position.
XO Mike Slattery: Well, it's not like we could just sneak out of the harbor. Even under cover of night, we're glowing big and bright on his radar.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: We've got the world's best fighting machine and an entire naval base at our disposal. Gator, find us a way out of here. Lieutenant Green, I want a tactical plan. Work with Tex. He's not Navy, but he knows the island and he can fight. We need all hands.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: [having fired on a patrol boat of Ruskov's] Consider that a warning, which is more than you gave to my men. Next time, I won't miss.
Admiral Konstantin Nikolajewitsch Ruskov: I am disappointed in you, Captain. You're not the leader I imagined.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: [in Russian] And you are not the leader you once were. You murdered your own man just to make a point. Are you willing to kill three more?
Admiral Konstantin Nikolajewitsch Ruskov: I will sink you.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: This is an Arleigh Burke destroyer. It was built to fight. You'd better know how.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: Lieutenant Foster. We need a female for this mission. You grew up on a farm. Can you still handle a rifle?
Lt. Kara Foster: Qualified as expert marksman last year. I can knock the nipples off a chicken from a thousand yards, sir.