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-=James Cameron=-

-=FIRST DRAFT=-=May 28, 1985=-


FADE IN SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE - SPACE 1 Silent and endless. The stars shine like the love of God...cold and remote. Against them drifts a tiny chip of technology. CLOSER SHOT It is the NARCISSUS, lifeboat of the ill-fated star-freighter Nostromo. Without interior or running lights it seems devoid of life. The PING of a RANGING RADAR grows louder, closer. A shadow engulfs the Narcissus. Searchlights flash on, playing over the tiny ship, as a MASSIVE DARK HULL descends toward it. INT. NARCISSUS 2 Dark and dormant as a crypt. The searchlights stream in the dusty windows. Outside, massive metal forms can BE SEEN descending around the shuttle. Like the

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tolling of a bell, a BASSO PROFUNDO CLANG reverberates through the hull. CLOSE ON THE AIRLOCK DOOR Light glares as a cutting torch bursts through the metal. Sparks shower into the room. A second torch cuts through. They move with machine precision, cutting a rectangular path, converging. The torches meet. Cut off. The door falls inward REVEALING a bizarre multi-armed figure. A ROBOT WELDER. FIGURES ENTER, backlit and ominous. THREE MEN in bio-isolation suits, carrying lights and equipment. They approach a sarcophaguslike HYPERSLEEP CAPSULE, f.g. LEADER (filtered) Internal pressure positive. Assume nominal hull integrity. Hypersleep capsules, style circa late twenties... His gloved hand wipes at on opaque layer of dust on the canopy. ANGLE INSIDE CAPSULE as light stabs in where the dust is wiped away, illuminating a WOMAN, her face in peaceful repose. WARRANT OFFICER RIPLEY, sole survivor of the Nostromo. Nestled next to her is JONES, the ship's wayward cat. LEADER (voice over; filtered) Lights are green. She's alive. Well, there goes out salvage, guys. DISSOLVE TO: INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - TIGHT ON RIPLEY - GATEWAY STATION 3 She's lying in a bed, looking wan, as a female MED-TECH raises the backrest. She is surrounded by arcane

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He is thirtyish and handsome.Abika. REVEALING a breathtaking ugly thing. A familiar large. Blue and serene. Harsh light floods in as a motorized shield slides into the ceiling. Do you feel up to a visitor? Ripley shrugs. orange TOMCAT. Jones patiently endures Ripley's embarrassing ..ALIENS 4 white MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. in a suit that looks executive Get any book for free on: www. RIPLEY How long have I been on Gateway station? MED-TECH Just a couple of days. The door opens and a MAN enters. is the curve of EARTH as seen from high orbit. although Ripley sees only what he is carrying. MED-TECH Why don't I open the viewport? Watch your eyes. RIPLEY Jones! She grabs the cat like a life preserver. MED-TECH And how are we today? RIPLEY (weakly) Terrible. The Med-Tech exudes practiced cheeriness. RIPLEY (cooing baby-cat talk) Come here Jonesy you ugly old moose. MED-TECH Just terrible? That's better than yesterday at least. not caring.. seeming none the worse for wear. collectively called GATEWAY STATION. Beyond the sprawling complex of modular habitats. The visitor sits beside the bed and Ripley finally notices him.

She slaps it away... I'm told the weakness and disorientation should pass soon. Burke hands her a glass of water from the nightstand. surprising him.. It's blind luck that deep-salvage team caught you when they. Glad to see you're feeling better.are you all right? Ripley coughs suddenly as if choking and her expression becomes one of dawning . Friends. Side effects of the unusually long hypersleep.. Ripley grabs his arm. the tie loosened with studied casualness. yowling. BURKE All right.Fifty-seven years. She seems to deflate. A smile referred to as "winning. Carter Burke.oh..Abika. I'm Burke. Her world. Ripley is stunned. thoughtful. or something like that. BURKE (soothing) Well. My instinct says you're strong enough to handle this. Jones dives. RIPLEY How long was I out there? They won't tell me anything. It shatters with a SMASH.. Christ.." MAN Nice room.ALIENS 5 or legal. but other than that I'm an okay guy.. I work for the company. RIPLEY How long? Burke gazes at her. BURKE You'd drifted right through the core systems. Family. RIPLEY Fifty-seven. maybe you shouldn't worry about that just yet. Get any book for free on: www. her expression passing through amazement and shock to realization of all she has lost.

Ripley's back arches in .. bathed in sweat. HER P. A DOCTOR and TWO TECHS run in. MED-TECH Bad dreams again? Do you want something to help you sleep? RIPLEY (faint) No. under a cabinet.IT SCREECHES. DOCTOR Hold her. Code Blue! 4-1-5! Burke and the Med-Tech are holding Ripley's shoulders as she goes into convulsions.V. snapping up INTO FRAME.Jesus! AN EXPLOSION OF BLOOD beneath the sheet covering her chest! Ripley stares at the SHAPE RISING UNDER THE SHEET.. Shuddering. knocking over equipment. MED-TECH (shouting) Code Blue! 415. Jones. struggling as if she is strangling.Get me an airway. stat! And fifteen cc's of.ALIENS 6 Ripley grabs her chest. I've slept enough. Her EKG races like mad. A VIDEO MONITOR beside the bed snaps on. TIGHT ON RIPLEY screaming. Her eyes snap about wildly.. There is no demented horror rigging itself out of her..noooo! They try to restrain her as she thrashes.. A GLIMPSE OF the CHITTERING HORROR... Touching a Get any book for free on: www. as the sheet rises. hisses wide-eyed.Abika. She gasps for breath.O. RIPLEY No. Alone in the darkened hospital room. The Med-Tech hits a console button. The Med-Tech shrugs and switches off. she kneads her breastbone with the heel of her hand and sobs. slowly focusing on the reality of her safety. clutching pathetically at her chest... A MED-TECH's face. Tearing itself out of her.

but still a bit brittle.. still shattered by the nightmare. Get any book for free on: www.I've been running behind all morning.. Ripley seems healthier now. The sterile corridors VISIBLE beyond glass doors b. WIDER ANGLE as Jones steps back confused from the HIGH-RESOLUTION ENVIRONMENTAL WALL SCREEN.g. RIPLEY Have they located my daughter yet? BURKE Well. Shivering.Abika. He leaps. But at what price? CUT TO: EXT. And smack into A WALL. REVEALING Gateway and the turquoise Earth.. RIPLEY (voice over) Dumbshit. PARK 4 Sunlight streams in shafts through a stand of poplars. Jones. Ripley sits on a bench in what we now SEE is an ATRIUM off the medical center.. RIPLEY We made it. removing a sheet of printer hard copy. BURKE Sorry. casual haste. Jones stalks toward a bird hopping among fallen leaves. EXTREME F. I was going to wait until after the inquest.G. still somewhere in the bowels of Gateway Station. Benches. We made it. including a telestat photo. beyond which a verdant meadow is VISIBLE. a sort of cinerama video-loop. Sleep is far off. Burke ENTERS in his usual mode.ALIENS 7 button on the nightstand she opens the viewport. She hugs Jones to her and rocks with him like a child. Some unenthusiastic potted . He opens his briefcase.

Interred Parkside Repository. When it came to flight schedules. Hmmmm..she has already learned to take my promises with a grain of salt.Ripley can be one tough lady. Little Chute. RIPLEY Amy.. (looks at her) I'm sorry. Two years ago. the emptiness are.. Ripley studies the PHOTOGRAPH. But the terror. into the pseudo-landscape. I never can.later. overwhelming. the loss. time of death. I sure missed that one. you know. But now I never can. stunned. No children. Let's get one thing straight. It could be anybody.. She tries to reconcile the face with the little girl she once knew.? BURKE (scanning) Amanda Ripley-McClaren. BURKE (reading) Cancer.. Ripley gazes off. in this moment.. RIPLEY I promised her I'd be home for her birthday. Burke nods.. Wisconsin. Age: sixty-six . into the past... Married name.Abika. RIPLEY You always think you can make it up to somebody.ALIENS 8 RIPLEY Is she. a simpatico presence. Cremated. I . The face of a woman in her mid-sixties.. Get any book for free on: www. She cries silently. (pause) Well. Her eleventh birthday. They still haven't licked that one.

CORRIDOR . They aren't buying. of what? We have been here three hours.ON RIPLEY . The important thing is to stay cool and unemotional. BURKE Just tell them what happened. I believe you.. BURKE (gently) The hearing convenes at 0930.ALIENS 9 Burke puts a reassuring hand on her arm.. RIPLEY You read my deposition. Behind Ripley on a large VIDEO SCREEN. BURKE Look.Abika. BRETT's face and Get any book for free on: www.GATEWAY 5 Elevator doors part and Ripley emerges. Gray suits and grim faces. but there are going to be some heavyweights in there. His file prints out next to it. Not unemotional. in mid-conversation with Burke. CONFERENCE ROOM . you got interstellar commerce's complete and . RIPLEY I get the picture. DOLLYING AHEAD OF THEM as they move rapidly down the corridor. insurance company guys. You got Feds. How many different ways do you want me to tell the same story? She faces the EIGHT MEMBERS of the board of inquiry at a long conference table. RIPLEY Do you people have earwax. You don't want to be late. you got colonial administration. INT..GATEWAY 6 She's not cool. INT. PARKER grins like a goon from his personnel mugshot.

and then the others as the SCENE continues. Ripley sense the noose tightening.. RIPLEY Then somebody's gotten to it. That the Nostromo set down on LV-426. and thereby destroying.. KANE. That repairs were made. at that time. For reasons unknown.Abika. INSURANCE INVESTIGATOR (dryly) Forty-two million in adjusted dollars. VAN LEUWEN The shuttle's flight recorder corroborates some elements of your account. DALLAS.. Who had access to it? The ECA (Extrasolar Colonization Administration) Representative (ECA REP) just shakes his head. VAN LEUWEN. A rather expensive piece of hardware. VAN LEUWEN Look at it from our perspective.. the ICC representative. a woman on the ungenerous side of fifty. ASH the android traitor. That it resumed its course and was subsequently set for . I told you... an unsurveyed planet. doctored the recorder. VAN LEUWEN It did not. ECA REP Would you just listen to yourself for one minute. Get any book for free on: www.ALIENS 10 dossier replace it.. contain any entries concerning the hostile life form you allegedly picked up.. You freely admit to detonating the engines of. RIPLEY Look. LAMBERT. steeples his fingers and frowns. Van Leuwen sighs with exasperation. an M-Class star-freighter. of course. That's minus payload. however. Ripley glares at the ECA Rep. By you.

ECA REP To be perfectly frank. We homed on its beacon.. Her mouth hardens as a bit of the old nail-eating Ripley surfaces. I can see where this is going. INSURANCE MAN (to ECA Rep) Are there any species like this 'hostile organism' on LV-426? ECA REP No. RIPLEY (losing it) That's because I blew it out the Goddamn airlock! (pause) Like I said.. A derelict ship. It's a rock. we've surveyed over three hundred worlds and no one's ever reported a creature which.ALIENS 11 VAN LEUWEN The analysis team which went over your shuttle centimeter by centimeter found no physical evidence of the creature you . But I'm telling you those things exist. There was an alien spacecraft there.'gestates in a living human host' and has 'concentrated molecular acid for blood. Thousands... RIPLEY I told you. Back on that planetoid is an alien ship and on that ship are thousands of eggs. silent at the far end of the table... (read from Ripley's statement) . No indigenous life larger than a simple virus. it wasn't indigenous.' Ripley glances at Burke.. Ripley grits her teeth in frustration. Get any book for free on: www. using your words. RIPLEY Look.. His expression is grim.Abika.

Van Leuwen stands.Abika.because just one of those things managed to kill my entire crew.ALIENS 12 Do you understand? I suggest you find it. that will be all. Have a donut.. kiddo. within twelve hours of hatching. Then you can just kiss it . RIPLEY That's not all. Officer Ripley. RIPLEY They had their minds made up before I even went in there. BURKE You had them eating out of your hand. VAN LEUWEN Thank you.. Find it and deal with it -before one of your survey teams comes back with a little surprise. They think I'm a head case.. Dallas looks back at her from the video screen.. Ripley stares him down. that will be all. out of patience. CORRIDOR 7 Ripley kicks the wall next to Burke who is getting coffee and donuts at a vending machine. as we: CUT TO: INT.. using the flight recorder's data.. Ripley turns sharply away. Goddamnit! If those things get back here. Get any book for free on: www. RIPLEY (louder. Jack! Just kiss it goodbye.. glowering at the board. VAN LEUWEN Thank you. his eyes burning from the photograph. trembling with frustration and anger. That will be. BURKE (cheerfully) You are a head case.. stepping on him) .

She shrugs off Burke's restraining arm and catches up to Van Leuwen walking down the corridor. NOC-14672. What people? Van Leuwen steps into an elevator with some others. CONFERENCE ROOM . white-lipped but subdued.. RIPLEY (insistent) Why won't you check out LV-426? VAN LEUWEN (condescendingly) Because I don't have to. The people who live there checked it out years ago and they never reported and 'hostile organism' or alien ship. VAN LEUWEN Said license is hereby suspended indefinitely.TIGHT ON RIPLEY . CORRIDOR 9 DOLLY BACK as the conference room door bangs open and Ripley strides through.Abika. And by the way. has acted with questionable judgment and is unfit to hold an ICC license as a commercial flight officer. No criminal charges will be filed at this time and you are released on own recognizance for a six month period of psychometric probation. VAN LEUWEN It is the finding of this board of inquiry that Warrent Officer Ellen Ripley. Burke watches Ripley taking it on the chin. they call it Acheron now.ALIENS 13 INT. INT. but Get any book for free on: www. to include monthly review by an ICC psychiatric tech.LATER 8 Van Leuwen clears his throat. RIPLEY What are you talking .

People are getting annoyed. driving a freezing rain. ELEVATOR PASSENGER Do you mind? Ripley's hand slides off the door.DAY 10 A hideous.big job. b.. which reads: HADLEY'S HOPE . RIPLEY (low) Sweet Jesus.g. Peacefully. They set up atmosphere processors to make the air breathable. They've already been there over twenty years.. is a squat complex with lots of floodlights.. The COLONY.. Tortured rock forms. Bleak twilight at midday. PAN SLOWLY ONTO a CORRODED METAL SIGN set in concrete pylons." Gale-force wind SCREECHES around the steel sign. The door tries to close. COLONY COMPLEX 11 The town is a cluster of bunkerlike metal and concrete buildings connected by conduits. maybe seventy families. ALIEN LANDSCAPE .POP. It's what we call a shake 'n' bake colony. EXT. storm-blasted vista. EXT. VAN LEUWEN Terraformers..ALIENS 14 Ripley holds the door from closing. strengthless. Takes decades.Abika. Neon signs throw garish Get any book for free on: www. TIGHT ON HER FROM INSIDE the elevator as the doors close like fate on her lost expression.planet . RIPLEY How many colonists? VAN LEUWEN Sixty. Ripley slams it back. 159 "WELCOME TO ACHERON" Some local has added below in spray-can graffiti "Have a nice day.

com . Tough. Calloused hands. It resembles vaguely the superstructure of an aircraft carrier. looking like a power plant bred with an active volcano." INT.. Pragmatic..g. Some children race in the corridor on things that look suspiciously like "Big Wheels.NEAR CONTROL BLOCK 12 A central space.ALIENS 15 colors across the vaultlike walls. Not too many interior decorators. VISIBLE across a half kilometer of barren heath. It looks like a sodden cross between the Krupps munitions works and a truckstop casino in the Nevada boondocks. Get any book for free on: www. MAIN CONCOURSE . advertising bars and other businesses.a flying bridge. INT. most of the business of running the colony flows through here. is the massive complex of the nearest ATMOSPHERE PROCESSOR. Coffee cup rings. "Grapes of Wrath" faces. the Assistant Operations Manager.CONTROL BLOCK 13 Jammed with computer terminals. Huge-wheeled tractors crawl toadlike in the rutted "street" and vanish down rampways to underground garages. b.. ANGLE ON THE CONTROL BLOCK the largest structure.. Its fiery glow pulses in the low cloud cover like a steel mill. as he catches up to the harried Operating Manager. Papers piled up. technicians. We SEE a cross section of the types of people who have come to live on Godforsaken Acheron.Abika. displays. SIMPSON.. OPERATIONS ROOM . It's high tech but used and scrungy. laid out like a scaled-down shopping mall with no styling flourishes. DOLLY AHEAD OF LYDECKER.

DAY It roars across corrugated rock. They don't say why.THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE .ALIENS 16 LYDECKER You remember you sent some wildcatters out to that plateau.A SIX-WHEELED 14 TRACTOR . we look. Some honch in a cushy office on Earth says go look at a grid reference in the middle of nowhere. as far as I'm . blasting through soggy drifts of volcanic ash. a couple days ago? SIMPSON Yeah. independent prospector.Abika. SIMPSON Christ.' LYDECKER So what do I tell this guy? SIMPSON Tell him. and I don't ask. he finds something it's his. EXT. mom-and-pop survey team. What? LYDECKER There's a guy on the horn. Beside him is his wife/partner ANNE and in the back their two kids are playing among the heavy sampling equipment. I don't ask because it takes two weeks to get an answer out here and the answer's always 'don't ask. out past the Ilium range. INT. juicy magnetic Get any book for free on: www. intent on a PINGING scope. is RUSS JORDEN. TRACTOR 15 At the controls. Says he's homing on something and wants to know if his claim will be honored. ACHERON . JORDEN (gloating cackle) Look at this fat.

yells from the back. NEWT. mine.. JORDEN (reverently) Holy shiiit! ANGLE THROUGH FRONT CANOPY ON a bizarre shape looming ahead. NEWT You always say that.. TIM Do too! You go in places we can't fit.. The tractor slows.Abika. And it's mine. I'm just the . NEWT Mom. NEWT Do not. mine. An enormous bonelike mass projecting upward from the bed of ash. ANNE Half mine. when are we going back to town? JORDEN When we get rich.. Canted on its side and buckles against a rock outcropping Get any book for free on: www. All the kids play it. NEWT Daddy. NEWT And half mine! JORDEN I got too many partners. TIM You cheat too much. I wanna play 'Monster Maze.' Her older brother TIM sticks his jeering face close to hers.ALIENS 17 profile. dear. NEWT So! That's why I'm the best. their six-year-old daughter. ANNE Knock it off! I catch either of you playing in the air ducts again I'll tan your hides. Newt. I wanna go back.

Abika. ANNE (nervous) How about 'big weird thing'? They pause at a twisted gash in the hull. PACKS. TRACTOR 16 Jorden and Anne step down. INT. TEST GEAR. EXT.. wearing ENVIRONMENT SUITS. The wind. ANNE Shouldn't we call in? JORDEN Let's wait till we know what to call it in as. Tim considers the night. Blackness inside. we have scored big this time. TIM Cheater! EXT. JORDEN Folks. Tim GRABS HER from behind. TRACTOR 17 Newt has her face pressed to the glass. Tim is curled up in the driver's seat.NIGHT 18 The tractor and the derelict are dark and motionless. Watching her parents enter the strange ship./EXT. She SHRIEKS. Carrying LIGHTS. trying hard not to cry. The wind HOWLS around them. They trudge toward the alien derelict. ANNE You kids stay inside. I mean it! We'll be right back. Their breath clouds in the chill air. Bio-mechanoid.ALIENS 18 by the lava flow. LANDSCAPE . steaming it.. Newt shakes him awake. The vast Get any book for free on: www.they've been gone a long time. it is still recognizable as an EXTRATERRESTRIAL . Nonhuman design. CAMERAS. NEWT Timmy.

As Anne shouts the mayday Newt looks past her.DAY 20 .Abika.s. The WALLSCREEN is on. Dad knows what he's doing. Russ Jorden lies there inert. Newt begins to SCREAM hysterically.. Though it's late in the day Ripley is still wearing a robe. An appalling MULTILEGGED CREATURE. He bites his lip. to be charitable. to the ground. competing with the shrieking wind which rises to a crescendo as we: CUT TO: INT.ALIENS 19 landscape. The bed is unmade. ANNE Mayday! Mayday! This is Alpha Kilo Two Four Niner calling Hadley Control. RIPLEY'S APARTMENT .) Hey. panting and terrified. Bob! I heard you and the Get any book for free on: www. This is. A dark shape lunges inside! Anne. and there are few personal touches.. The place is modest. VOICE FROM VIDEO (o. blaring vapidly. TIM (quavering) It'll be okay. looking haggard.GATEWAY . Newt. sits at a table in the dining alcove contemplating the smoke rising from her cigarette. Dishes in the sink. CRASH! Newt SCREAMS as the door beside her is RIPPED OPEN. Ripley. dragged somehow by Anne from inside the ship. Jones prowls across the counter. grabs the dash mike. There is SOMETHING ON HIS FACE. Repeat. pulsing with obscene life.

Ripley jumps like a cat.ALIENS 20 family are heading off for the colonies! BON (o. This is Lieutenant Gorman of the. There's no way! BURKE Hear me out. Ripley paces. Talks to the door. steamed and dry-cleaned by you guys.A LITTLE LATER 22 Burke and Gorman are seated. BURKE Ripley we have to talk. very tense. Burke buzzes again. Jones doesn't... nursing coffee.. Ripley. CORRIDOR 21 Carter Burke stands in the narrow. The door opens. covering it with anger. Young and severe in his officer's dress-black.. Bill. BURKE Hi. BURKE Get any book for free on: www. Colonial Marine Corps. SLAM. The door opens slightly. . Burke sees it. We'll be starting a new life from scratch. RIPLEY I was reamed.. We SEE that she's gut scared.Abika. No unemployment. The door BUZZES.) Best decision I ever made.s. RIPLEY'S APARTMENT . INT.and now you want me to go back out there? Forget it.. No crime.. (pause) They've lost contact with the colony on Acheron. She motions them inside.. Ripley considers the ramifications of that. RIPLEY No.. in a clean world.. dingy corridor with LIEUTENANT GORMAN.

BURKE I heard you were working in the cargo docks. yeah. and they're packing state-of-the-art firepower. It may just be a down transmitter.' Burke is revealing his early days in sales... I want you an advisor. I saw the commercial.. RIPLEY (defensive) That's right. it keeps my mind off of. Anyway. the corporation co-financed that colony with the Colonial Administration. Lieutenant? GORMAN (cool) We're trained to deal with these kinds of situations.. that sort of thing? RIPLEY (shrugging) It's all I could get. GORMAN You wouldn't be going in with the .ALIENS 21 Look. we don't know what's going on out there. Nothing they can't handle..... BURKE Running loaders. Get any book for free on: www. RIPLEY Yeah.right. But if it's not. against mineral rights. BURKE These Colonial Marines are some tough hombres.'Building Better Worlds. I can guarantee your safety. We're getting into a lot of terraforming.Abika. forklifts. RIPLEY (to Burke) What about you? What's your interest in this? BURKE Well. That's all.

You gotta get back on the horse.ALIENS 22 everything. Burke leans close. He slips a TRANSLUCENT CARD onto the table. Burke. Burke nods to Gorman who rises with him. I'm sorry.. BUILDING IN PITCH until we: CUT TO: INT. RIPLEY (frosty) Spare me. I've had my psych evaluation this month. kiddo. BURKE What if I said I could get you reinstated as a flight officer? And that the company has agreed to pick up your contract? RIPLEY If I go. BURKE Think about it. breathing hard. the same nightmare over and over.. Bathed in sweat Get any book for free on: www.. Now please go. (pause) It's a second .. heads for the door. APARTMENT 24 Ripley lunges INTO FRAME with an animal outcry. ACHERON LANDSCAPE . Days off are worse. And it'll be the best thing in the world for you to face this fear and beat it. and I've read it. BURKE If you go. RIPLEY (shouting) No! The answer is no. BURKE Yes.NIGHT 23 As the wind HOWLS through tormented rock.Abika. She clutches her chest. would you. sheets soaking. EXT. Just go. You wake up every night. a let's-cut-the-crap intimacy.

THREE WEEKS LATER 25 An empty starfield. Do we hear a faint. DEEP SPACE . the SULACO. Jones . She turns to Jones sitting on the bed and her tone becomes admonishing. INT. No movement. CLOSEUP . cynical cat eyes.. Not bring back. functional. Not study.clean . My word on it. She punches off before Burke replies. BURKE (on video phone) Yello? Oh.. A mountain of steel following. I'm in. battered. Metal spires slice ACROSS FRAME. BURKE That's the plan. are staying right here..Abika. CARGO LOCK Get any book for free on: www.. Hi. Ripley. bleary with sleep. INT. Just burn them out. seemingly miles long. CORRIDOR TO CARGO LOCK 26 An empty corridor. The THRUMMING of hyperdrive engines. A massive military transport ship. It's time to look the demon in the eye."count me right out. RIPLEY And you my dear. desolate wind? TIGHT ON PHONE CONSOLE as Ripley's hand inserts Burke's card into a slot. That you're going out there to kill them...RIPLEY taking a deep slow breath.ALIENS 23 she lights a cigarette with trembling hands.." CUT TO: EXT.forever. Ugly. RIPLEY Burke... "STAND BY" prints out on the screen and is replaced by Burke's face.... just tell me one thing. RIPLEY All right. before she can change her mind.

INT.ALIENS 24 27 An enormous chamber. An alarm. DROP-SHIPS. The canopies of the row of capsules are raised. A sudden high-pitched TRILLING accompanies a sequence of lights. It reaches the ceiling. HYPERSLEEP VAULT 29 Blackness. INT. Ripley sits up. cavernous and dark. until a bank of indicators lights up. They are: MASTER SERGEANT APONE UNIT LEADER CORPORAL HICKS B-TEAM LEADER CORPORAL DIETRICH (female) MED-TECH PFC HUDSON COM-TECH PFC VASQUEZ (female) 'SMART-GUN' OPERATOR PRIVATE DRAKE 'SMART-GUN' OPERATOR PRIVATE FROST TROOPER PRIVATE CROWE TROOPER PRIVATE WIERZBOWSKI Get any book for free on: www. white and sterile. DISSOLVE TO: INT. Rubs her arms briskly. Squatting in the shadows are two orbit-to-surface shuttles.Abika.. Heavy machinery all around them. HYPERSLEEP VAULT 30 Lit up. Hydraulics lift a grid of equipment from a row of horizontal HYPERSLEEP CYLINDERS. CLOSE ON RIPLEY'S CAPSULE as trickles of water run down the frosted . Next to her Gorman and Burke are stirring and beyond them the troopers. CAMERA DOLLIES SLOWLY among murmuring instrumentation. cranes. loading equipment. BRIDGE 28 Dark electronic womb. Locks. wearing shorts and dog tags.

an older lifer-type who keeps his own counsel. HUDSON This floor's freezing. Drake. Hey.. HICKS. SPUNKMEYER Arrgh. APONE Get any book for free on: www.Abika. just snorts good-naturedly. GROANS echo across the . Ripley scans the group as they shuffle past her to a bank of lockers. He's young as well but street-tough. They combine the specialized techno-combat training of the twenty-first century fighting man with those qualities universal to "grunts" through the ages. DIETRICH Not enough to have to wake up to your face. except for EXECUTIVE OFFICER (ECA) Bishop. Though not supermen they are lean and hardened. Nasty scar curling his lip into a sneer.. capable. though he must have enlisted underage not long ago. SPUNKMEYER says this sincerely. SERGEANT APONE moves down the row of freezers. look like I feel. DRAKE sits up. Looking surly.. who supervises planetary maneuvering. DRAKE Suck air. I'm getting too old for this shit. DRAKE They ain't payin' us enough for this.ALIENS 25 TROOPER CORPORAL FERRO (female) DROP-SHIP PILOT PFC SPUNKMEYER DROP-SHIP CREW CHIEF The ship is fully automated in interstellar flight so there is no crew. jaded.tough.

.ALIENS 26 Christ.. BISHOP is helping everyone like a valet. Have you? She slaps Drake's open palm and it clenches into a greeting which is part contest. Get any book for free on: www." That is part of their bond. HUDSON Hey. Like Drake.. FROST Hey. hand job. She is tough even by the standards of this group. Vasquez is younger then the rest and her combat-primer was the street in a Los Angeles barrio. man. You want me to fetch your slippers.. Conscripted from juvenile prison. VASQUEZ eyes her coldly as she passes. Eyes cunning and mean. the two of them were trained to operate the formidable " ever been mistaken for a man? VASQUEZ No. I never saw such a buncha old women. It gets rougher. As he passes close to her Ripley notices a strange TATTOO across the back of his left hand. She feels isolated by the camaraderie of this tightknit group. Hard-muscled. . Dobermans playing. HICKS You just got three weeks.Abika. man. Until she cuffs him hard and they break with vicious laughter. you take my towel? SPUNKMEYER (overlapping) I need some slack. ALPHA-NUMERIC CODE. Hudson? HUDSON Would you. Sir? Ripley steps back as the troopers shuffle past nodding cursory hellos. How come they send us straight back out like this? We got some slack comin'.

Burke. APONE Let's .. First assembly's in fifteen.. waiting for eggs from the AUTOCHEF.." "Pray for War" and "I've Served My Time in Hell: Cetti Get any book for free on: www. Drake's tunic is cut off to a vest and has "Eat the apple and fuck the Corps" stenciled on back. "Peace Through Superior Firepower.a drive through car wash for people. Everybody is nursing a coffee. Among the troopers dress discipline is lax.Abika.. Through the swirling steam Hudson.. Cycle through! INT.let's go. INT.. Vasquez and FERRO are watching Ripley dry off.what about it? APONE You know it ain't up to me. (exaggerated) . (louder) Awright! Let's knock off the grabass. VASQUEZ Who's the fresh meat again? FERRO She's supposed to be some kinda consultant. MESS HALL 32 An unconscious segregation takes place at the troopers assemble at one long table while Gorman.fatigues customized and emblazoned with patches. 'Top'..She was an alien once. DIETRICH Yeah... SHOWERS 31 High pressure water jets and a blast of hot air when you step out. HUDSON Whoooah! No shit? I'm impressed.. Bishop and Ripley sit at another.ALIENS 27 SPUNKMEYER I mean breathing.. not this frozen shit..let's shag it..

WIERZBOWSKI (glancing over shoulder) Yeah. Across the room. with peregrine eyes. Bishop takes a seat beside Ripley. RIPLEY You never said anything about an android being here! Why not? BURKE Well.Abika. Apone is . grizzled. Gorman sits with his creases perfect. who pointedly gets up and moves to the far side of the table. Remember that time? HICKS (low) Looks like that new Lieutenant's too good to eat with us grunts. I wouldn't mind getting me some more a that Arcturan poontang. Ripley spins on Burke. at the other table.the consummate strack NCO.ALIENS 28 Epsilon NC-104" are some others. There's some juicy colonists' daughters we gotta rescue from virginity. but only because he knows his people are the best. He runs it loose and fair. Dumbass colonists. Hey. Got a corn cob up his ass. He looks wounded..' What's the op? APONE Rescue mission. It's Get any book for free on: www. her tone accusing. it didn't occur to me. definitely. Ripley. BISHOP I'm sorry you feel that way about Synthetics.. SPUNKMEYER Shee-it. What's this crap supposed to be? WIERZBOWSKI Cornbread. HUDSON Hey. I think. 'Top.

That could never happen now with out behavioral inhibitors. INT. BISHOP Well.ALIENS 29 been policy for years to have a synthetic on board. Bishop turns to Ripley. very conciliatory. Impossible for me to harm or. The A/2's were always a bit twitchy. shrugs and turns back to the other troopers. at the next table. WIERZBOWSKI She don't like the cornbread either. Wierzbowski. Some deaths were involved. BISHOP I prefer the term 'artificial person' myself. Was it an older model? BURKE Cyberdyne Systems 120-A/2. BISHOP I'm shocked.ARMORY 33 bellowing. by omission of action. APONE Tench-hut! WIDER ANGLE as the troops snap to from their lounging among the racks of high-tech weaponry. (smiling) More cornbread? WHAM! Ripley knocks the plate out of his .Abika. Is there a problem? BURKE A synthetic malfunctioned on her last trip out. Bishop! You got that straight? Burke and Gorman exchange glances. that explains it. RIPLEY Just stay away from me.TIGHT ON APONE . halfway across the room. Gorman enters Get any book for free on: www. allow to be harmed a human being. READY ROOM .

It's important to understand this organism's life cycle.... Hicks? HUDSON Hudson. on another bug-hunt? GORMAN All we know is that there's still no contact with the colony and that a xenomorph may be involved.. RIPLEY Okay. GORMAN At ease. She sets some RECORDING DISKETTES on the table..a sort of large egg. APONE Tease us a bit..Abika. RIPLEY I've dictated what I know on these. HUDSON Sir? GORMAN (annoyed) Yes. low) It's a bug-hunt.ALIENS 30 with Burke and Ripley. SPUNKMEYER Yeah. and attaches itself to its victim. GORMAN What's the question? HUDSON Is this going to be a stand-up fight. (louder) So what are these things? Gorman nods to Ripley. It's actually two . WIERZBOWSKI A what? HICKS (to Wierzbowski. He's Hicks. I'm sorry we didn't have time to brief before we left Gateway but. who stands before the troops. Sir.previews. The first form hatches from a spore. Sir. Then it injects Get any book for free on: www.

Hicks. cocks her thumbs. HUDSON Somebody said alien. Kick ass! VASQUEZ Anytime.ALIENS 31 an embryo. DRAKE Yo! . HUDSON Anytime. smirking.she thought they said illegal alien and signed up. The -HUDSON Sounds like you. RIPLEY (icy) Am I disturbing you conversation Mr. VASQUEZ Fuck you.. hosts in the victim's body for several hours. Grows rapidly -VASQUEZ I only need to know one thing. Ripley locks eyes with Vasquez. RIPLEY I hope you're right.Abika. Anywhere. Gestating.. I really do. RIPLEY Yes? VASQUEZ Where they are.. Hudson? Hudson settles down. BURKE (to all) Get any book for free on: www. It's essentially a walking sex organ. detaches and dies. Then it. and blows away an imaginary alien. the second form.then it..emerges... RIPLEY (controlled) The embryo. Moults. Vasquez coolly points her finger. Anywhere.. (with difficulty) ..

Then twice more. . takes over the predrop briefing. A bluish glow. rapidly. The SULACO floats.ACHERON 34 They have arrived. You may resume work..Abika. This concluded final maneuvering operations. From orbit the planet looks serene . EXT. weapons strip and drop-ship prep details will have seven hours..Pearlescent cloud cover masking the environmental torment beneath. Spunkmeyer. I want this to go smooth and by the numbers. seated inside a POWER LOADER.CARGO LOCK 34 sliding into a heavy ordnance rack with an echoing CLANG.. REVEALING two powerful hydraulic arms. LOADING BAY . SPACE .. its MANEUVERING JETS FIRING. Thank you for your cooperation. GORMAN All right.TIGHT ON MASSIVE FORKS . BISHOP (into mike) Attention. (some groans) Ordnance loading. GORMAN Are there any questions? Hudson? HUDSON How do I get out of this chicken-shit outfit? Gorman scowls then. INT. BRIDGE 35 Bishop is installed in his command seat. PULL BACK as the rack of tactical missiles is lifted.ALIENS 32 I suggest you study the disks Ripley has been kind enough to prepare for you. hemmed in by instrumentation. I want DCS and tactical database assimilation by 0830. thanking Ripley with a nod. swings the Get any book for free on: www.

She swings one of the SMART-GUNS out on a work stand. Sort of a steadicam that kills. in racks. Vasquez likes the feel of the guns. and is supported by squat HYDRAULIC LEGS which also move correspondingly with the driver's movements. Repainted many times.. it's only an old forklift to them. CLACK. the weight. READY ROOM . INT. As he exerts pressure with his hands against the servo-controls the hydraulic arms move correspondingly.. Across the back is stencilled "CATERPILLAR. CLACK..the authority. The futuristic equivalent of a .Abika.. Drake and Vasquez are fieldstripping light weapons with precise movements. Her hands move without hesitation. Around them. Using a body brace and GYRO-STABILIZED SUPPORT ARM.battered and well used.but with a thousandfold increase in power. Troopers on foot or driving TOW-MOWERS.. Get any book for free on: www.g. is an arsenal of advanced personal artillery." Spunkmeyer's machine swings out from under the drop-ship and we become aware of the intense activity throughout the cavernous loading bay. The forklift-style CLAWS on each arm can crush with tons of pressure. The loader has an open ROLL CAGE to protect the operator. Covered with grease. You have never seen anything like this before. video targeted automatic weapon.. Hicks checks off items on an electronic manifest. LOADING BAY .com ..all in motion.. Advanced as it is to us. CLACK. OVERHEAD LOADING ARMS.ANGLE ON BURKE AND GORMAN 38 with pre-flight activity b. it is a computer-aimed.30 caliber light machine gun.ARMORY 37 Wierzbowski. INT.ALIENS 33 ordnance up into a belly nacelle of the DROP-SHIP where it locks into place.

Apone .Abika. nodding apologetically. Ripley jumps aside. A RISING WHINE of power. TIGHT ON THE HYDRAULICS as the massive machine Get any book for free on: www. Ripley watches the drop-ship being loaded. ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER.ALIENS 34 BURKE Still nothing from the colony? GORMAN Dead on all channels. heavily armed for the close support of ground missions. A SECOND POWER LOADER sits unused in an equipment bay. as Ripley approaches him RIPLEY I feel like a fifth wheel here. A cross between a Huey Aircobra gunship and the space shuttle might describe it. HUDSON Excuse me. FROST Clear. TWO SHOT APONE AND HICKS skeptical. ANGLE ON APONE standing with Hicks. I've got a Class Two rating. My latest career move. Is there anything I can do? APONE I don't know. please. She turns. She watches a six-wheeled APC. Hudson cruises by with a laden forklift. Is there anything you can do? RIPLEY (pointing) I can drive that loader. Considering. Ripley looks around as Frost wheels a rack of incomprehensible equipment toward her. TIGHT ON POWER SWITCH as Ripley's finger punches it on. An orbit-to-surface troop carrier. being raised hydraulically into the ship's belly. Steps hastily back.

open. They tape their wrists. RIPLEY Where you want it? Hicks looks at Apone.APC 40 Ripley. Hudson prowls the aisle. Draw on segmented boots. PACKS. INT. cocks an eyebrow appreciatively. It has its own rhythm.Abika. Inside they pass directly into the APC we saw loaded earlier and take seats facing each other across a narrow aisle. She takes a step. as the loader starts. Ripley is strapped into the safety cage. FULL. Let's go.slide smoothly into lifting brackets on a cargo module. COM-SETS. Strapping on their bulky COMBAT-ARMOR. CLICK.. WEB BELTS. The huge claws swing.. CLICK.ALIENS 35 stirs to life. HARNESSES. nearby.interlocking plates like football padding. HELMETS. Ripley spins the wrist servos. HUDSON Get any book for free on: www. A KLAXON SOUNDS. files into the ship with the hulking troopers.CLICK.. INT.. BOOM! Two tons of hardened steel takes a step. READY ROOM . APONE Let's move it. Ripley watches him working his way toward her. wearing a flight jacket and . his movements predatory and exaggerated. They will drop already strapped into their ground vehicle for rapid deployment. girls! On the ready line. Their fingers move methodically over the fastenings... The sole cleats CLACK like hooves on the deck plates. signalling depressurization of the cargo lock.ARMORY 39 The troopers are suiting up for the drop. She raises it deftly. Lockers SLAM. DROP-SHIP . let's go. her arms and legs inserted in the servo-sensor assemblies.

don't . HICKS Save sticks -Hicks grabs Hudson by his battle harness and pulls him into a seat.. RPG's. Check-it-out. You do not want to fuck with me. we got nukes. We got tactical smart-missles. His voice is low.. Me and my squad of ultimate badasses will protect you. but it carries.state of the badass art. MOTORS WHINE and the craft lurches. HUDSON Independently targetting particle-beam phalanx. BURKE Here we go. Ripley... Ready to get it on.. HUDSON Sure. Hicks. next to Ripley. we got knives. I am the ultimate badass. grins eagerly like this is a sport fishing trip. EXT.. SULACO 41 The drop-ship lowers from the cargo-lock on a massive launch rig. INT.Abika. man. Check-it-out.ALIENS 36 I am ready. VWAP! Fry half a city with this puppy. enigmatic. Burke. Get any book for free on: www.. phased-plasma pulse-rifles.. She looks like she's in a gas chamber waiting for the pellet to drop. Ripley nods her thanks to Hicks. The night side of Acheron yawns below. COCKPIT 42 Ferro and Spunkmeyer run rapidly through the switches. Hey. He slaps the SERVO-CANNON controls in the GUN BAY above them. We got sonic eeelectronic ballbreakers.

Clamps SLAM BACK. snatches for a handhold. Picking up some hull ionization. EXT. INT. VASQUEZ How many combat drops? GORMAN Get any book for free on: www. FERRO Got it. Sweating. FERRO (icy calm) Switching to DCS ranging. his eyes closed.simulated. One. Burke and Gorman groan at the sudden gees. TIGHT ON GORMAN as the ship begins to buck. Pale.APC 47 TIGHT ON HICKS asleep in his harness. INT. RIPLEY How may drops is this for you. FERRO (voice over.. The ship drops. SULACO . Lieutenant? GORMAN Thirty-eight.ALIENS 37 FERRO Initiate release sequencer on my mark.. SPUNKMEYER Two-four-o. DROP-SHIP .. Two. plunging into dark turbulence. He rubs his hands on his knees repeatedly. Nominal to profile. The craft shudders and lurches. DROP-SHIP 45 It screams down through the stratosphere.the point of no return.APC 44 .Abika. filtered) Stand by for some chop. HOLD . INT. Ripley closes her eyes.. Mark! EXT. Bishop.DROP-SHIP 43 Hydraulic WHINE. Three. Rough air ahead. stalking the aisle. COCKPIT 46 Beyond the canopy is gray limbo.



Well...two. Three, including this one. Vasquez and Drake exchange do-you-believe-this-shit expressions. Ripley looks accusingly at Burke. INT. COCKPIT 48 FERRO Turning on final. Coming around to a seven-zero-niner. Terminal guidance locked in. Where's the damn beacon? EXT. DROP-SHIP 49 It emerges from the low cloud ceiling. From the twilight haze ahead the distant colony LANDING BEACONS become visible. INT. HOLD - APC 50 Stumbling as the ship pitches, Ripley makes her way forward to the MOBILE TACTICAL OPERATIONS BAY (MTOB), a control console lined with monitor screens. She joins Burke watching over Gorman's shoulder as the Lieutenant plays the board like a video director. TIGHT ON MONITOR CONSOLE REVEALING screens labelled with the names of the troopers. Two for each soldier. The upper screens show images from the IMAGE-INTENSIFIED VIDEO CAMERAS in their helmets. The lower screens are BIO-MONITORS: EEG, EKG, and other graphic life-function readouts. Other screens show EXTERIOR VIEWS. GORMAN Let's see. Everybody on line. Drake, check you camera. There seems to be a... CLOSE ON DRAKE as he whacks himself on the head with an ammo case. A familiar malfunction. GORMAN (o.s) ...that's better. Pan it around a bit.

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APONE Awright. Fire-team A. Gear up. Let's move. Two minutes. Somebody wake up Hicks. A clatter of activity as they don backpacks and weapons. Vasquez and Drake buckle on their smart-gun body harnesses. Ripley watches the AP station loom on the exterior screens. RIPLEY That the atmosphere processor? BURKE Uh-hunh. One of thirty or so, all over the planet. They're completely automated. We manufacture them, by the way. EXT. SHIP - AP STATION 51 The tiny ship circles the roaring tower. A metal volcano thundering like the engines on God's Lear jet. INT. HOLD - APC 52 Gorman plays with the controls, zooming the image of the colony. GORMAN (to Ferro via mike) Hold at forty. Slow circle of the complex. RIPLEY The structure seems intact. They have power. On the screen the colony buildings loom in and the low visibility like wrecks of freighters on the sea floor. GORMAN (to Apone) Okay, let's do it. APONE Awright! I want a nice clean dispersal this time. Ripley turns as Vasquez squeezes past her. VASQUEZ You staying in here?

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VASQUEZ (turning away) Figures. GORMAN (to Ferro via mike) Set down sixty meters this side of the telemetry mast. Immediate dust off on my 'clear,' then stay on station. APONE Ten seconds, people. Look sharp! EXT. COLONY COMPLEX 53 Landing beacons sweep harsh light across the wet Tarmac. The ship roars down, extending the loading ramp. Slams down on hydraulic LANDING LEGS. The APC hits the ground a moment later, pulling away from the ship as it leaps up in a cloud of spray and peels off, circling. The APC pulls to the edge of the complex. The CREW DOOR opens. Troopers hit the ground running. Spread out. They drop behind immediate cover. Apone scans with him image intensifier visor lowered. APONE'S P.O.V. through the starlight-scope visor. Bright as a sunny day, though contrasty and lurid, we SEE the colony buildings. Trash blows in the street. No other movement. GORMAN (voice over; filtered) First squad up, on line. Hicks, get yours in a cordon. Watch the rear. APONE Vasquez, take point. Let's move. Sprinting in a skirmish line, Apone's team advances on

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Drake flanking on the right.Abika. Hudson. Evidence of a fire fight with pulse-rifles. GORMAN (voice over. moves up and studies the door control panel. COLONY BUILDING 54 Vasquez reaches the main doors. Vasquez reaches one of the tractors. through the doors. EXT. Farther down. all business now. rain drips through blast holes in the ceiling. filtered) Second team. COLONY . Flanking positions. APONE Sealed. It jams partway open. assemble on me at the main lock. INT. Hudson. as if by a crowbar or axe. He pries off the facing and starts clipping on the bypass wires. The wind roars around the bleak structures. ON VASQUEZ moving forward. The controls are ripped out. Hudson makes a connection. move up. Pools of water cover the floor. Her Get any book for free on: www. run a bypass. She moves on. Apone motions Vasquez inside. Nothing. Wind moans along the concourse.ALIENS 41 the colony main entry-lock. She eases over the wrecked . following Vasquez and Apone as they move into the broad corridor. A neon sign creaks overhead. Alert. Apone tries the door controls. APONE First squad.MAIN CONCOURSE 55 DOLLYING SLOWLY FORWARD. looks inside. Taut. The others follow. Parked tightly across the doors are two heavy-duty tractors. The door shrieks in its tracks and rumbles aside. A few emergency lights are still on.

floating sodden in the puddles. No movement. HICKS Nothing. Through doors they see increasing signs of struggle. Nobody laughs. admitting wind and rain. looking down rather than ahead. INT. In several offices the exterior windows are blown out.. INT. ." It remains silent.Abika. Papers scattered. Get any book for free on: www. MAIN CONCOURSE . take the upper level. An empty corridor recedes into the dim distance. Second team move inside.SECOND LEVEL 57 Hicks leads his squad up the stairwell to second level. Aims it down the hall. APC 58 Ripley et al watching. Their footsteps echo.. INT. Furniture overturned. SECOND LEVEL 59 Hicks' group passes several burnt-out rooms. He adjusts the "gain. Hicks. BURKE Looks like my room in college. GORMAN Quarter and search by twos. Hicks unslings a rugged piece of equipment. Hicks picks up a half-eaten donut beside a coffee cup overflowing with rainwater. Use your motion trackers.ALIENS 42 smart-gun cannon swinging slowly in an arc. There are no bodies. They emerge cautiously. APC 56 Ripley watches as the bobbing images reveal the empty colony building. She studies the video aiming monitor. They pass rooms and offices.

BURKE Get any book for free on: www. little more than cubicles. Hudson. Hudson touches a splash of color on the wall. Back up. TIGHT ON RIPLEY knowing what it is. Pan left. revealing a section of wall corroded almost through in an irregular pattern.. They pass through the colonists' modest apartments. LOWER LEVEL . It clanks against the rails of a child's bunkbed as it swings. Kicks it in. Vasquez eases up to the door.Hicks. a junction-box swings like a pendulum in the wind from a broken window.Abika... INT. Holes caused by pulse-rifle rounds pepper the walls. Tenses to fire. Vasquez whirls. Inside.ALIENS 43 INT. cannon aimed. RIPLEY Wait! Tell him to. DROP-SHIP . The door is splintered partway out of its . filtered) You seeing this okay? Looks melted. Dried blood. dangling from a piece of flex conduit. (plugs in headset jack) . There! TIGHT ON MONITOR as the image shifts.QUARTERS 60 Apone's men are searching systematically in pairs. The BEEPING grows more frequent as Hudson advances toward a half open door. on tracker. flanks Vasquez as they move forward.. His tracker BEEPS. HICKS (voice over. Burke raises an eyebrow at Ripley.APC 61 Ripley watches Hicks' monitor.

filtered) Just finished our sweep.. see if you can get their CPU on line.Abika. FIRST LEVEL 62 Hudson is looking at something. Hudson. Acid for blood. filtered) Looks like somebody bagged them one of Ripley's bad guys here. APONE Second squad? What's your status? HICKS (voice over. INT.. the area's secured. Revealing pipes. you're gonna love this. The acid has melted right down through two levels into the maintenance level. INT. GORMAN All right. Another hole. HICKS (voice over. WIDER ANGLE showing the trooper standing beneath a gaping hole. Let's go in and see what their computer can tell us. INT. APC 63 Gorman turns to the others. we missed it.. Whatever happened.ALIENS 44 Hmm.eaten away by the ferocious substance.. FIRST LEVEL 64 Get any book for free on: www. is at his feet. conduit.. meet me at the south lock by the up-link tower. directly beneath. (into mike) First team head for operations. equipment. Sir. if you like that.. APONE (to Gorman) The place is dead. Nobody home. . HUDSON Hey.

HUDSON (voice over. She meets his eyes... COLONY COMPLEX 65 Lights arc across the dormant buildings as the APC turns onto the "main drag. I feel safer already. Windblown rain lashes across the headlights. and Wierzbowski. GORMAN Okay.Abika. VASQUEZ (sotto voice) Pendejo jerkoff. Alone. (to those present) Let's go. Shakes her head " . Unarmed. filtered) Sir.We're coming in. eyeing the ominous colony structure. The crew-door slides back." Not ready. followed by Burke. lit by the tactical displays. HUDSON (cupping his mike) He's coming in.ALIENS 45 GORMAN (voice over) . throwing up sheets of filthy water as the massive wheels hit pondlike potholes. APC 66 The crew-door cycles home with a clang. Hicks emerges from the south lock just as the APC rolls up close to the entrance. Ripley sits in the dark interior. The wind howls outside. She hugs herself. EXT. INT. Gorman emerges. Burke looks back to see Ripley stop in the APC doorway." It trundles down the rutted street. an incredibly desolate sound. She knows she's in Get any book for free on: www. the CPU is on-line. Bishop. stand by in operations.

Hicks said to keep an eye on you. Glances behind her. APC . gasping for breath. In time to see the lock doors rumbling closed. GORMAN (to Burke) Looks like you company can write off its share of this colony. CONTROL BLOCK CORRIDOR 68 Ripley catches up with the others as they move into the bowels of the complex. AND SCREAMS! There's a face right there! Right at her shoulder. BURKE (unconcerned) Get any book for free on: www. He gestures for her to precede him inside. WIERZBOWSKI Scare you? RIPLEY Christ. The door-motors come to life and she relaxes a little. She jumps back. She hits another button. Hits the door switch. Nothing happens.ALIENS 46 a tank. The crew door whines shut behind her. but remembers the acid. She walks to the exterior lock door-controls and studies them.SOUTH LOCK 67 The crew-door opens and Ripley emerges. Leaps up. Wierzbowski! WIERZBOWSKI Sorry. INT.Abika. RIPLEY (shouting) Burke! The wind snatches her words away. She looks really nervous. EXT. alone in the howling wind. She punches some unfamiliar .

peeled back like a soup can on one side. The Get any book for free on: www. Hicks notices her looking around nervously. The metal is scratched and twisted by hideously powerful forces. They squeeze through the opening. He winks.. a hastily welded wall of pipes.Abika. INT. outer-door panels. Her expression reveals that Ripley is about to turn and flee. MEDICAL WING 70 They pack-lights play over the devastation of the colonists' last ditch battle. They approach a barricade blocking the corridor. He motions to big Wierzbowski with his eyes and the trooper casually falls in beside her on the other side. but so fast maybe it's something in his eye... FROST Right ahead here.. Acid holes have slashed through the floor and walls in several places. a two-man protective cordon. The troopers switch on their pack lights and the beams illuminate a scene of devastation worse than they have seen. steel-plate. The equipment of the med labs has been uprooted to add to the barrier.. Fire-gutted offices..reacting to the fact that she is back in alien country. INT. CORRIDOR 69 This wing is completely without power. rifle at ready. She glances at Hicks. ON RIPLEY as they move along the corridor. She sees the ravaged administration complex. you should check this out. Trooper Frost emerges from a side corridor ahead. FRONT . He leads the way into the corridor.ALIENS 47 It's insured.

a flacid scrotal body. WIERZBOWSKI Last stand. A few instruments glow with emergency power. gill-like organs underneath drifting in the suspension fluid. seeing what she sees. TIGHT ON RIPLEY transfixed by something. the palsied fingers curled in a death-rictus.? Ripley nods. She has entered a second room..ALIENS 48 walls are perforated by pulse-rifle fire and acid. They look like jars containing SEVERED ARTHRITIC HANDS. Sir. RIPLEY Watch it.. The others turn and approach. slamming Get any book for free on: www. BURKE Are these the same. Burke leans closer in fascination.. for example. RIPLEY (low) Over there. Something you definitely do not want on your face.. unable to speak. The creature inside lunges suddenly. STASIS TUBES. Scorched by untended fires to bare metal. In a storage alcove at near eye level stand seven transparent cylinders. Looks like it was a helluva fight. Burke. part of the med lab area. GORMAN No bodies? FROST No.Abika. They glow faintly with an eerie violet light given off by the field which preserves the specimens . His face almost touching one cylinder. Structurally they are more like spiders with sickening translucent skin. is lit by its glow.

They are startled by a LOUD BEEP. Inside is a medical chart printout with handwritten entries. From the palm of the thing's handlike body emerges a pearl-escent TUBULE. John L. He gestures at the corridor they just passed . BEEP. like a tapered piece of intestine. aimed back toward the shattered barricade. They turn. Died during procedure. HICKS Behind us. RIPLEY One of us? GORMAN (into headset) Apone. Burke taps the other stasis cylinders but the hand-things remain inertly clenched.. Hicks is intent on his motion tracker. Only two of the creatures seem to pulse with life. On top of each cylinder is a file folder. BURKE These are dead. which slithers tonguelike over the inside of the glass. HICKS Poor bastard. Ripley takes a folder from above one of the live specimens.ALIENS 49 against the glass. There's just the two alive. BEEP. Then it retracts into a sheath between the "gills.Abika..where are your people? Anybody in D-Block? APONE (voice over. RIPLEY (reading) Removed surgically before embryo implantation. (looking up) They killed him getting it off. Subject: Marachuk." HICKS (to Burke) It likes you. Burke jumps back. filtered) Get any book for free on: www.

. She and Hicks head toward the source of the signal. The other troops grip their weapons tightly. the others following. Trusting his judgment. Ripley half climbs the wall. sending it CLANGING. very terrified NEWT JORDEN. locking it with an authoritative CLICK. She clutches a plastic food packet in Get any book for free on: www. He gestures to Ripley. The beeps . Ripley shuffles forward in the dark. KITCHENS 72 The troopers enter. who steps forward. CRASH. A very dirty.O. Become a solid tone. HICKS It's moving. toppling a rack of stockpots. Hicks' tracker beeps steadily.. a stainless steel labyrinth. Something moves in the dark. Slams Vasquez' barrel upward. They move forward. moving past and aiming his light under a row of steel cabinets. We're all in Operations. VASQUEZ You fuck! Hicks ignores her. They turn into the kitchens. RIPLEY'S P. CORRIDOR 71 Hicks' tracker is reading out more rapidly. Then realizes there is nothing behind her but darkness. Ripley hangs back.a tiny cowering figure. INT. gaze intense. INT. A STREAM OF TRACER FIRE rips into the ceiling. She catches up to the group. VASQUEZ Which way? Hicks nods toward a complicated array of food processing equipment. weapons leveled. Vasquez swings the smart-gun to ready position on its support arm.Abika. the rounds SEARING LIKE LIGHTNING. In the same instant Hicks' rifle slashes INTO FRAME. Vasquez is scanning. their lights bouncing around the stainless steel surfaces.V. Wierzbowski trips over a metal cannister.ALIENS 50 Negative. She crouches beside him. ON VASQUEZ pivoting smoothly to fire. lit by Hicks' pack-light.

Ripley shines her light around in amazement. It's all right. In the other hand she grips the HEAD OF A LARGE DOLL. In his bulky armor Hicks knows he'll never make it into the tiny duct. mixed up with a haphazard array of TOYS. He snaps his hand out a moment later. Just the head. her hair tangled and matted. Wadded up blankets and pillows line the space. Ripley's hand almost reaches her.. She squirms into the duct without thinking. reaching slowly under the cabinet. Newt backs away. Watchit. STUFFED ANIMALS. its grille kicked out. EMPTY FOOD PACKETS. Ripley dives. She scrambles inside. All foraged from the wrecked colony. Ripley marvels at the child's incredible adaptability. wriggling like a fish. trembling visibly.. holding it by the hair. Ripley scrambles to follow. the ability to functions even in this nightmarish environment. Newt is backed into a cul-de-sac in the tiny steel chamber. Crabbing frantically sideways. even a battery operated TAPE PLAYER.. DOLLS.. Ripley pushes the hatch open before the child can latch it. RIPLEY (soothingly) Come on out. Newt is pathetically emaciated. Ripley moves toward her.ALIENS 51 one hand. her tiny body barely fitting. catching one tiny ankle. scuttling along beneath the cabinetry. its top gnawed partway through. COMIC keep her in . The kid bolts like a shot. Eyes staring. and crawls in after her. It is a NEST. HICKS Ow! Shit. Hicks makes a grab.. she bites..Abika. Just ahead she sees Newt enter a dark space and slam a steel hatch. A nest built by a child. her vision fixated like a rabbit blinded by headlights. CHEAP JEWELRY. The girl reaches a ventilation duct set in the baseboard. Get any book for free on: www.fragile-looking as Dresden china.

) What's her name again? DIETRICH (o. CLOSE ON NEWT'S TRAUMATIZED. Rebecca.. controlling her in a bear hug. a FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH of Newt. GORMAN Where are your parents? You have to try.. GORMAN (o. Looking at a point in space. like a cat at the vets.) Rebecca... The kid struggles wildly. hands lashing out in a frenzy.s.MANAGER'S OFFICE 73 sitting huddles in a chair. it's okay.. Ripley's light falls on something amidst the debris. OPERATIONS . No response. Ripley grabs her.Abika..... No scream.. We READ a dark nightmare world in her eyes. WIDER ANGLE REVEALING Gorman sitting in front of her while Dietrich watches the readouts from a BIO-MONITORING CUFF wrapped around Newt's tiny arm.ALIENS 52 Newt edges along the far wall and dives for the . VACANT STARE her lips are white and trembling. almost catatonic. RIPLEY It's're safe. carrying a coffee mug. Ripley enters. Just start at the beginning. her eyes track wildly and she flinches from unseen terrors. Newt goes limp. In embossed gold letters underneath it says: FIRST GRADE CITIZENSHIP AWARD REBECCA JORDEN INT. Concentrate. GORMAN Now think. it's okay. arms around her knees... a ribbon in her hair.s. dressed up and smiling.ON NEWT .... It's over.. Eyes wide. you're going to be all right now. Get any book for free on: www.but silent.

Abika. RIPLEY (soothing) Poor thing. RIPLEY Uh oh. GORMAN Come on. but I don't think any permanent damage. Borderline malnutrition. Raises it to her lips for her. GORMAN Total brain-lock. brushing the girl's unkempt hair out of her eyes in a . Gorman stands with a sigh of dismissal. we're wasting our time. Gorman and the others exit. Ripley kneels beside Newt. She pours water from a squeeze bottle onto a small Get any book for free on: www. maternal fashion. RIPLEY Here. She unsnaps the bio-monitoring cuff. try this.ALIENS 53 RIPLEY (sharply) Gorman! Give it a rest would you. A little instant hot chocolate. Now I've done it. out on the main floor of the operations room. Through the window of the office. The girl drinks mechanically. She wraps the child's hands around the cup. I made a clean spot here. She sets the cup down and wipes the child's chin clean. DIETRICH (shrugs) Physically she's okay. spilling down her chin. leaving only Ripley with Newt. we SEE Gorman join Burke and Bishop at a computer terminal. Guess I'll just have to do the whole thing. You don't talk much do you? That's okay by me. Most people do a lot of talking and they wind up not saying very much.

Every adult colonist had one surgically implanted. Newt gazes at her. OPERATIONS 74 The ground teams are gathered around a terminal in the computer center. but so far. RIPLEY Hard to believe. OFFICE 75 Ripley is washing Newt's tiny hands with a cloth. Hudson has the CPU main computer on-line and reading out. RIPLEY What did you say? NEWT Newt. TIGHT ON MONITOR SCREEN as an abstract of the main colony ground plan drifts across the screen. pink skin emerging from black grime. Newt's voice is almost inaudible. HUDSON If they're within twenty klicks we'll read it out here. Get any book for free on: www. The sound was incomprehensible. Searching. Ripley smiles. BURKE (to Gorman) What's he scanning for? GORMAN PDT'S. Rebecca. NEWT N-newt. Feels like she's breathing on Newt's eyes seem to focus on her for the first time. INT.. his fingers dancing expertly.. Ripley leans closer. Personal-Data Transmitters.there's a little girl under all this. .ALIENS 54 cloth and gently washes the little girl's face.. My n-name's Newt.. Hudson bashes at the keyboard. RIPLEY I don't know how you managed to stay alive but you're one brave kid.Abika. And a pretty one at that.

com .Abika. RIPLEY What about me? Newt's reply is flat. RIPLEY Well. neutral. Ripley gazes at her. Ripley grins inanely.and people call me Ripley. My name's Ripley. NEWT Casey. NEWT (with cold certainty) They're dead. like the others.. chilled both by the ominous statement and by the situation which could have produced this outlook in a child. Ripley picks up her tiny limp hand. You'll be dead and you'll leave me alone. RIPLEY Oh. Newt.. not wanting to move or speak. RIPLEY (soothingly) They'd be here if they could. honey. You mom and dad went away like that.. still clutched in one filthy hand. Newt it is then. didn't they? Newt nods. RIPLEY Why not? NEWT Because you'll be gone soon.ALIENS 55 Nobody calls me Rebecca except my dork brother. I know they would. She's my only friend. Get any book for free on: www. or break the spell. Like everybody.. shaking it formally. staring at her knees. NEWT I don't want you for a friend. And who is this? Does she have a name? Newt glances at the disembodied doll. RIPLEY Pleased to meet you.

.sublevel 'C' under the south tower. and her face slowly deforms into an abject mask. hoping that this promise can be kept.... Ripley closes her eyes. it looks like all of them. Her lower lip starts to tremble.Abika. HUDSON Hah! Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen! Found 'em. But. RIPLEY (quietly) And hope to die. INT. the darkest terrors. Newt's eyes brim as she gazes at Ripley. GORMAN Alive? HUDSON Unknown. It is a breakthrough. NEWT You promise? RIPLEY Cross my heart.Newt. I promise. OPERATIONS 76 Everyone jumps as Hudson cries out triumphantly. And because she's a child. even the ones seen and not imagined. tears of suppresses terror and grief and hurt rolling down her face. Get any book for free on: www. Over at the processing station. She sobs as she clamps her arms around Ripley's neck. can still be banished by a smile and a single promise.ALIENS 56 RIPLEY Newt. TIGHT ON SCREEN showing an amoebalike cluster of flashing blue dots clumped tightly in one area. NEWT And hope to die? Ripley smiles grimly at the inadvertently macabre expression. Look at me. I won't leave you. The sobs come in waves as Ripley rocks . HICKS Looks like a Goddamn town meeting.

more subdued . under the floor. Get any book for free on: www. ace. PAN WITH THE APC TO REVEAL the massive structure. Ripley and Newt sit side by side just aft of the driver's cockpit. I knew the whole maze. NEWT I was the best at the game. APONE Awright. backlit by its lights. I could hide better than anybody. They look ominous.Abika. traversing the causeway which connects the colony to the ATMOSPHERE STATION a kilometer away. Behind it the drop-ship settles to the ground at the colony landing field. the troopers cast long shadows. INT. ACHERON . swaying and bouncing in the heavily sprung vehicle. Deploying in front of the APC. EXT. let's go girls. Wierzbowski is in the saddle. EXT. Ripley's gaze shifts out the windshield as the processing station looms ahead. The base of the station is a depthless maze of conduits and pressure vessels. you know. Like a vast foundry the conical exhaust tower flickers with spectral light. they ain't payin' us by the hour. APC 78 The troopers sit. APC/STATION 79 The vast structure towers above the parked personnel carrier. like an oil refinery. Hulking techno-samurai.TWILIGHT 77 The APC roars across the stygian landscape. I was the ace. In the walls. RIPLEY The 'maze'? You mean the air ducts? NEWT Yeah. RIPLEY You're really something.ALIENS 57 GORMAN Let's saddle up.

static) B-Level. Below that is darkness. dancing on the buttons. What is it? HUDSON (voice over. COMPLEX 81 The group stands before a bizarre tableau. It vaguely resembles the chambered nests of swallows on a much larger scale. extending from and crudely imitating the complex of plumbing. I only work here. It is a structure of some sort. GORMAN (voice over. GORMAN (voice over. INT.Abika. The thrumming of machines grows louder as they descend. The troopers start down the open rampway. Among the refinerylike lattice of pipes and conduits something new and not of human design had been added. INT. The plant thrums loudly. Gorman is doing his video wizard bit. static) You tell me. Access to sublevels. The alien structure seems to extend far back into the complex of machinery. its functioning seemingly not impaired. Light filters down through several levels of steel mesh floor. The THRUM of functioning machine systems echoes through the labyrinth. APC Get any book for free on: . catwalks and pipes.ALIENS 58 Or a Dantean version of one. Ramp on axial two-two. APC 80 Huddles around the screens are Ripley. Burke and Gorman. Newt squeezes in from behind. INT. static) Forty meters in. but made of some strange encrusted substance. Next one down. GORMAN (to team) We're not making that out too well. and it attenuates so gradually into the original hardware that it is hard to see where one ends and the other begins.

Abika. (turning) Newt. ALIEN STRUCTURE 83 They enter the organic labyrinth.'s of the wall detail. INT. skulls. wiring.ALIENS 59 82 Ripley stares at the scene in dread fascination. APC 84 They watch in various helmet-camera P.When they were done with them.O... INT. Go on.. DIETRICH (voice over.REVEALING a bas-relief of detritus from the colony: furniture.V. CLOSE ON VIDEO as it PAN SLOWLY. you better go sit up front. human bones. The air is thick with STEAM. RIPLEY (low) Oh God. Revealing a BIO-MECHANICAL LATTICE. GORMAN (to team) Proceed .Fused together with a translucent. static) Looks like some sort of secreted resin.. like the marrow of some vast bone. ALIEN STRUCTURE 85 Steam swirls around them as the troopers move deeper inside. Get any book for free on: www. FROST Hotter'n hell in here. INT. Trickling water.. GORMAN They ripped apart the colony for building materials.. RIPLEY And the colonists.. The place seems almost alive. epoxylike substance.. GORMAN What is it? RIPLEY I don't know. playing their lights over the walls.

if your men have to use their weapons in there. BURKE Yeah? Maybe the organisms like the heat. that's why they built.but it's a dry heat. GORMAN So. collect magazines from everybody.. BURKE (realizing) She's right.. INT. RIPLEY That's not what I mean.ALIENS 60 HUDSON Yeah. GORMAN (impatient) So? So? BURKE We're talking thermonuclear explosion. RIPLEY So.. APC 86 Ripley leans forward suddenly. Gorman.. WIERZBOWSKI Is he fucking crazy? HUDSON What're we supposed to use. INT. GORMAN Shit. ALIEN STRUCTURE 87 The troopers look at each other in dismay. We can't have any firing in there.Abika. (into mike) Apone. Get any book for free on: www...then the fusion containment shuts down. they'll rupture the cooling . studying the graphic readout of the STATION GROUND PLAN. RIPLEY They're right under the primary heat exchangers.

Pull 'em out. his expression changing. He walks among the troopers. The colonists have been brought here and entombed . HICKS (low. scanning. Hicks hangs back in the shadows. HUDSON Nothing.s. Apone stops. Get any book for free on: www. The cocoon material is the same translucent epoxy. LARGER CHAMBER 88 The air is thick.. Lights flare. He opens a cylindrical sheath attached to his battle-harness.) Let's move. APONE Let's go.. Vasquez turns hers over reluctantly. Skeletal. GORMAN (voice over. Hicks. Vasquez slips a spare magazine from concealment and inserts it in her weapon.ALIENS 61 man? Harsh language? GORMAN (voice over. The three who are carrying them get out small incinerator units. static) Flame-units only. Chambers a round. They face a wall of living horror. back us up. For close encounter.Abika. When Apone moves on. Slides out an old style PUMP TWELVE-GAUGE with a sawed-off butt stock. to Hudson) I always keep this handy. I want rifles slung. INT. Many are disiccated. Macabre image of frozen agony. The bodies are frozen in carelessly twisted positions. APONE (o. very faint) Any movement? Hudson watches his tracker. Zip. COCOONS protrude from the niches and interstices of the structure. Drake does the same. collecting the magazines from each one's weapon.

Dietrich moves close to examine one of the figures. DIETRICH Sir! The woman's lips move feebly. The WOMAN'S EYES SNAP OPEN.Abika. HUDSON Movement! APONE Position? HUDSON Can't lock up. white knuckled. brought here. Apone pulls the trigger." A WOMAN.. ghost-white and drained.ALIENS 62 Rip-cages burst outward. as if exploded from within.. Smoke from the burning cocoons quickly fills the confined space.They seem to plead. APONE Get any book for free on: www.. HISSING VICIOUSLY. a glistening bio-mechanoid creature larger then a man. like a siren made from fingernails on blackboards. a sawing shriek of mindless agony. Dimly . The troopers don't see it. entombed in living death as hosts for the embryos growing within then. The sound of RETCHING comes over the general frequency. Then the other troopers carrying flame throwers open fire.. ANGLE ON WALL as something begins to emerge.. An orgy of purging fire. it had blended perfectly with the convoluted surface of fused bone. APONE Flame thrower! Move! Frost hands it to him. perhaps the most "recent. Lying dormant. Suddenly.. INT. A SHRILL SCREECHING begins. the woman's chest EXPLODES in a gout of blood.kill me. The cocoons vanish in the shimmering heat. She SCREAMS. WOMAN Please. A SMALL FANGED HEAD EMERGES. Paralyzed.. COCOON CHAMBER 90 The woman begins to convulse. INT. Visibility drops to zero. APC 89 Ripley watches the woman.God.

becoming emerging ALIENS. Can't see anything in the think smoke. COCOON CHAMBER .com . She fires reflexively. wild.. A nightmarish silhouette materializes out of the smoke behind her! It strikes like lightning. RIPLEY (low) Pull you team out. Bonelike. Dark. Gorman.ALIENS 63 (with an edge) Talk to me. What's going on? Ripley senses it coming. her flamethrower held tightly. HUDSON Uh. APC 93 Ripley watches Frost's monitor go black. terrifying and inevitable. APONE Go to infrared. Silhouettes. Looks sharp people! The squad members snap down their image-intersifier visors. Apone spins as the double SCREAM.. All round. INT. SEIZES HER. tubelike shapes shift.Abika. Dimly glimpsed. The other screens show glimpses Get any book for free on: www.glints of slime. The jet of flame engulfs Frost nearby. Apone. APC 91 Gorman is plating with the gain controls on the monitors. INT. seems to be in front and behind. His bio-readouts flatten. Closing. like a wave at night. HUDSON Multiple signals. Hudson. Dietrich turns to retreat. GORMAN We can't see anything back here. INT.TIGHT ON SEVERAL WALLS AND 92 CEILING NICHES as they come alive.

VASQUEZ Let's rock. FLASH-CRACK! An alien SCREECH from the darkness. They OPEN UP simultaneously.behind you. Wierzbowski's monitor breaks up. moving ferret-quick in a pivoting dance. the images bobbing and panning confusedly.ALIENS 64 of shimmering infrared silhouettes of the aliens. Fucking move.. INT. the other one! CROWE (voice over) You sure? Watch it. GORMAN (voice over.Abika. COCOON CHAMBER 94 Vasquez nods to Drake with grim satisfaction. dammit! Vasquez rips off her headset. How could the situation have unravelled so fast? RIPLEY (to Gorman) GET THEM OUT OF THERE! DO IT NOW! GORMAN Shut up. lighting up the smoke like welders' arcs. Confused. She is riveted to the targetting screen. Gulping for air like a grouper. His life signs plummet. Thunder and lightning. Voices blend and overlap. Better than sex for her. APC 95 The battle of phantoms unfolds on the video screens. will you! Gorman is ashen. Just shut up! Get any book for free on: www. HUDSON (voice over) Let's get the fuck out of here! HICKS (voice over) Not that tunnel. static) Who's firing? I ordered a hold .. Ripley flinches as another scream comes over the open frequency. INT.

by squads to.(garbled) Gorman's voice breaks up completely. is laying down a horrendous field of fire. Apone whirls.. Right! Fuck the heat exchanger! He FIRES.Apone. APONE Yeah. firing mechanically in controlled bursts.. A SCREAM.. Vasquez. He spins. Strobe-bright flashes sear the . She SPINS as Hicks approached laterally. COCOON CHAMBER 96 Apone adjusts his headset. HUDSON (freaked) We're getting juked! We're gonna die in here! Apone hands him a magazine. APONE Dietrich? Crowe? Sound off! Wierzbowski? Nothing.... Hudson slaps it home.Abika. INT. Right. GORMAN Uh.. uncertain. WHAM! She Get any book for free on: www. nearby. static) .. Flat line.lay down (garbled) . heavy static) Say again? All after incinerators? Ripley watches it fall apart. APONE (voice over. GORMAN I said. She pivots. looking truly terrified. over. GORMAN (voice over. Scoring points in her own private video game. I want you to lay down a suppressing fire with the incinerators and fall back by squads to the APC. Almost blows Hudson's head off..ALIENS 65 CRASH! Crowe's telemetry cuts off like the plug was pulled.

Total brain-lock. put your seatbelt on! Ripley jumps into the driver's seat of the APC. hysterical. ALIEN STRUCTURE 100 Get any book for free on: www. Shouldering past a paralyzed Gorman she runs up the aisle of the .. She's terrified. what the hell. RIPLEY (viciously) They're but off! Do something! But he's gone.of what she knows she's about to do.. She slams the left and right drive-wheel actuators viciously. APC 98 as the drive-wheels spin on the wet ground. GORMAN (shrill) What are you doing? Turn around! That's an order! He claws at her. Takes a deep breath.Abika. EXT. GORMAN (distantly) I told them to fall back. But more than that.. RIPLEY (in passing) Newt. catapulted backwards by Vasquez' blast. GORMAN Ripley. Burke pulls him off. Hicks whirls. INT. Gorman lunges forward along the aisle.. abandoning his command center. APC 97 Apone's monitor SPINS CRAZILY AND GOES DARK. spinning the machine in a roaring pivot. TIGHT ON RIPLEY as she struggles with a decision. The massive machine leaps see a nightmarish figure right behind him. Starts slapping switches... APC 99 Ripley sees smoke pouring out of the complex ahead as she slides sideways onto the descending rampway. INT. INT.? She slams the tractor into gear.ALIENS 66 fires "at" him. she's furious.

Abika. Strobe-beacon. leaps in after him and drags Vasquez inside. appears out of the smoke. clawing out the opening. APC 102 Vasquez rolls aside as a gout of napalm shoots through the crew-door. prone. dragging her . and unslings a flame thrower. He stops her. The APC pulls up broadside and Burke gets the crew-door open. HICKS Get any book for free on: www. She homes on the flash of weapons fire ahead. She sees a DARK SHAPE lunge toward Drake. Ripley hits the floodlights. Drake and Vasquez back out of the dense mist.ALIENS 67 The APC roars down into the smoky structure. INT. Hicks. blowing open the thing's thorax. tearing away outcroppings of alien-encrustation. VASQUEZ Drake! He's down! Hicks screams right in her face. He drops in boiling smoke. Hicks is rolling the door closed when Vasquez lunges. supporting a limping Hudson. The flash lights up the hideous inhuman grin. Clean body hit. setting the interior on fire. massive gear and all. Drake goes empty. Hicks pushes Hudson inside. A spray of BRIGHT YELLOW ACID slashes across Drake's face and chest. eating into him like a hot knife through butter. The jet of liquid fire arcs around as he falls. INT. firing as they fall back. showering debris. engulfing the back half of the APC. She fires one burst. COCOON CHAMBER 101 The APC crashes inside. slams the buckles cutting loose his smart-gun harness. Siren. reflexively triggering his flame thrower.

HICKS Get on the Goddamn door! Gorman backs away.Abika. Nails the throttle. eyes wide. The spray eats into the door. APC 103 The armored vehicle roars backward up the ramp. its hideous mouth opening. Hudson disappears under a pile of equipment as a storage rack breaks free..ALIENS 68 He's gone! Forget it. They slide the door home and dog it tight. the deck. The APC bellows backward up the ramp. Suddenly CLAWS appear at the edge. APC 104105 Get any book for free on: www. Newt screams. Tears free. Slams into a mass of conduit. Against the combined efforts of Hicks. Ripley works the shifters. trying to put out the fire. Pandemonium. And Hicks jams his SHOTGUN MUZZLE between its jaws and pulls the trigger! BLAM! The creature is flung backward. EXT. No. Hicks yells at a paralyzed Gorman. Everybody's shouting. He's -Burke and Hudson help him drag her from the door. hits Hudson on the . Burke and Vasquez the door is being SLOWLY WRENCHED OPEN FROM OUTSIDE. pivoting the massive machine. he's not. HICKS (to Ripley) Let's go! Ripley jams reverse. He shrieks./EXT. he's gone! VASQUEZ (irrational) No. Hicks gets the door almost closed. An alien head wedges through the opening. INT. Hicks jams his shoulder against the latching lever and frees one hand to raise his 12-gauge. its shattered head fountaining acid blood.

.lost in the darkness behind as the machine thunders onto the causeway and away from the station. A latch lever behind his head turns. Gorman has plastered himself against a wall. Glistening. right in front of Ripley's face. The creature flips off. an alien arm arcs down. smashing over the abomination. Office furniture and splintered wall sections are strewn in the APC's wake.Abika. Slams both sets of brakes with all her strength. as far from the door as possible. Hicks grabs a joy stick at the FIRE-CONTROL CONSOLE and turns it rapidly. The APC rips away a section of catwalk and heads for clear air. The APC roars forward. Gorman. legs kicking.. A remote control turret cannon. Its tail whips over. Suddenly. It smashes the windshield. Its skeletal body is crushed under the massive wheels. scorpionlike. Ripley hits full throttle.. Face to face once again with the same mind-numbing horror.. tumbling. The alien clings to the roof. slumped unconscious. Ripley fights the controls as the big machine slews. On the roof the alien looks up as servo-motors whir. The huge wheels lock. and buries a four inch stinger in Gorman's shoulder. a 20mm chain-gun. VOOM. Ripley recoils. hideous jaws lunge inside. broadsiding a control-room out-building. is dragged back inside. pulling him out.ALIENS 69 Something lands on the roof with a metallic . swivels toward it in a curt arc. She reacts instinctively. A sound like bolts dropped in a meat grinder is Get any book for free on: www. It rolls. The creature is blasted off the vehicle's armored back and tumbles away. landing in the headlights. The small hatch against which he was leaning is ripped away and SOMETHING snatches him out the opening He disappears to the waist with a shriek. its flank trailing fire like a comet.

checking Get any book for free on: www. APC 107 Ripley. Newt is wedged into a tiny space between the driver's seat and a bulkhead. She is trembling. HICKS Sounds like a blown transaxle. We're clear. playing it all back in his mind. leave it! Ripley joins Hicks who is bent over Gorman. A HALF-KILOMETER from the atmosphere processing station. HICKS It's okay. but it's not the basket case catatonia of before. The APC is a smoking. Her grip is white knuckled.I don't believe it.ALIENS 70 coming from the APC's rear end. RIPLEY Newt? Where's Newt? Feeling a tug at her pants leg she looks down. wan but stoic..Jesus. still running on the adrenalin dynamo.Abika. HUDSON (jerking away) I'm all right... INT. Ease up. HUDSON Jesus. spins out of her seat into the aisle. Hicks eases Ripley's hand back on the throttle lever. acid-scarred mess. Burke tries to have a look at Hudson's arm. The grinding clatter becomes deafening even as she slows the machine. RIPLEY You okay? Newt gives her a THUMBS-UP... EXT.we're clear. APC 106 The tractor limps to a halt. Ripley goes back to the others.. Hudson is holding his arm and staring in stunned dismay at nothing. and looks . You're just grinding metal.

Hold . Jesus. HUDSON (sagging) Oh. hauling him up roughly. RIPLEY Looks like it stung him. This ain't happening. Crowe and Dietrich aren't dead. RIPLEY You can't help them. Vasquez releases Gorman. His head smacks the deck. God. fluttering just at the edges of their minds. Ripley opens Gorman's tunic. VASQUEZ (to Gorman) Wake up pendejo! I'm gonna kill you. HICKS Hold it. Right in her face. you useless fuck! Hicks pushes her back... Back off. ready to pulp him with her other fist. man. right now. I think he's paralyzed. pointing at the bio-function screens. HICKS He's alive. Right now they're being cocooned just like the others. HUDSON They must be like Gorman.Abika. Ripley doesn't want it to be "I told you so" but Vasquez reads it that Get any book for free on: www. They turn to see Hudson at the MTOB monitors. VASQUEZ He's fucking dead! She grabs Gorman by the collar. and his voice echoes around the tiny metallic space and comes back to all of them as the near hysteria they all feel. revealing a bloodless purple puncture wound.ALIENS 71 for a pulse.hey! Look. panicky. Ripley and Vasquez lock eyes. Their signs are real low but they ain't dead! Hudson is pale. HUDSON Hey.

ALIENS 72 way. As he nears the top of the ramp. let's just bug out and call it even.. APC 110 ON VASQUEZ wired and intense. and hits the controls to retract the ramp and close the doors. EXT. crossing the Tarmac to the loading ramp of the ship. COLONY . SPUNKMEYER Need anything else? Bishop waves "no" without looking up. MED LAB 108 Bishop is hunched over an occular probe doing a dissection of one of the dead parasites.skidding on something wet. man. Kneeling...DROP-SHIP 109 Spunkmeyer emerges. his boot slips.. It's the only way to be sure. Nerve gas the whole nest? HUDSON Look. He shrugs. INT. She turns away with a snap.Abika. we can't blow the fuck out of .why not roll some canisters of CN-20 down there. INT. BURKE Now hold on a second. How do we know it'll effect their biochemistry? I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. Spunkmeyer enters with some electronics gear on a hand truck and parks it near Bishop's work table. RIPLEY Why not? Burke senses the challenge in her tone and backpedals Get any book for free on: www. I'm not authorizing that action. VASQUEZ All right. okay? RIPLEY (to Vasquez) No good. he touches a small puddle of thick slime.

. You gotta go with its energy. First.Abika. pal! Ripley faces Burke squarely and she's not pleased.. I mean really major. . We can't just arbitrarily exterminate them -RIPLEY Bullshit! VASQUEZ Yeah. Ripley. but we just got out asses kicked. I got a tab running. BURKE Well. this physical installation had a substantial dollar value attached to it -RIPLEY They can bill me. Since you are the representative of the company who discovered this species your percentage will naturally be some serious. We had an agreement. HUDSON Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events. Watch us.I know this is an emotional moment. What's second? BURKE This is clearly an important species we're dealing with here.ALIENS 73 flawlessly into conciliatory mode. This thing is major. but we're dealing with changing scenarios here. RIPLEY You son of a bitch. but let's not make snap judgments. serious money. Burke moves in. I mean. He takes her aside from the others. BURKE I know. Ripley stares at his like he's a particularly disagreeable fungus. RIPLEY Look. lowering his voice. BURKE (hardening) Get any book for free on: www. I know. Let's move cautiously. Burke.

BURKE Corporal Hicks!? RIPLEY This operation is under military jurisdiction and Hicks is next in chain of command. BURKE This is absurd! You don't have the authority to -CLACK! The sound of a rifle bolt snapping home truncates his rant. Her expression is masklike. Burke starts to lose it and it's not a pretty sight.ALIENS 74 Don't make me pull rank. (into mike) Ferro. static) Standing by. He's just a grunt! (glances at Hicks) No offense. We're gonna need an immediate evac. not exactly aimed at Burke but not exactly aimed away either. Burke looks like a kid whose toy has been snatched. HICKS Prep for dust-off. BURKE Look.Abika. He can't make that kind of decision. RIPLEY What rank? I believe Corporal Hicks has authority here. Vasquez has a pulse-rifle cradled. (to Burke) I think we'll take off and nuke the site from orbit. you copying? FERRO (voice over. Right? HICKS Looks that way. End of Get any book for free on: www. Ripley. He winks. this is a multimillion dollar . It's the only way to be sure. HICKS (coolly) None taken.

DROP-SHIP 111 The ship rises through the spray thrown up by the downblast of the VTOL jets.LANDSCAPE .com . The compartment door behind her slides slowly back. It hits a ridge. EXT. RIPLEY We're going home. EXT. The ship slews. Its main engines ROAR FULL ON and the craft accelerates toward them even as it loses altitude. putting her arm around her. The throttle levers are slammed forward in the melee. Thumps her headset mike. It skims the ground. Ripley sits behind Newt. It arcs into the Get any book for free on: www. honey. DROP-SHOP COCKPIT 113 Ferro flicks the intercom switch several times. Clips a rock formation. They watch the ship roar in on its final approach. Hicks and Hudson have Gorman between them. Tumbles. its searchlights blazing. which is clearly a write off. INT. then a whirl of motion and a truncated scream. It's not Spunkmeyer. EXT.Abika. FERRO (turning) Where the fu -Her eyes widen. Am impression of leering jaws which blur forward. bursting into flame.STATION 114 They watch in dismay as the approaching ship dips and VEERS WILDLY. APC . APC 112 The group is filing out of the personnel carrier. sideslipping. and the others emerge into the wind. breaking up. FERRO Spunkmeyer? Goddammit. hovering above the complex like a huge insect.ALIENS 75 discussion.

Now what the fuck are we supposed to do. The drop-ship skips again. man? We're in some real pretty shit now! HICKS Are you finished? (to Ripley) You okay? She nods. right? RIPLEY I'm sorry. NEWT Get any book for free on: www. HUDSON (kicking rocks) Just tell me what the fuck we're supposed to do now. a Catherine wheel juggernaut. . man.. RIPLEY Run! She grabs Newt and sprints for cover as a tumbling section of the ship's massive engine module slams into the APC and it explodes into twisted wreckage.. There is a moment of stunned silence.ALIENS 76 air. It wasn't your fault. She can't disguise her stricken expression when she looks at Newt.. then. NEWT I guess we're not leaving. She shrugs with fatalistic acceptance.Abika. end over end. like a stone. The remainder of the ground team watches their hopes of getting off the planet. What're we gonna do now? BURKE (annoyed) May be could build a fire and sing songs. HUDSON (hysterical) Well that's great! That's just fucking great. but the little girl seems relatively calm. reduced to flaming debris. engulfed in flames. A TREMENDOUS FIREBALL.AND CRASHES INTO THE STATION.. and most of their superior fire power. NEWT You don't have to be sorry.

just like they did before.ALIENS 77 We should get damaged. We've got four pulse-rifles with about fifty rounds each... Hicks indicates their remaining inventory of weapons. EXT. Ripley follows Newt's look to the AP station looming in the twilight.Abika. 'cause it'll be dark soon.. Vasquez and Hudson are just setting down a scorched and dented packing case. INT. we're not going to make it seventeen hours! Those things are going to come in here. OPERATIONS 116 The weary and demoralized group is gathered to take stock of their grim options. lying on a table. one of several culled from the APC wreckage.. They come mostly at night. the burning drop-ship wreckage jammed into its basal structure. they're going to come in here Get any book for free on: www. revealing a high-tech servo-actuated machine gun with optical sensing . CONTROL BLOCK . HUDSON Man. About fifteen M-40 grenades and two flame throwers less than half full. HICKS This is all we could salvage. And We've got four of these robot-sentry units with scanners and display intact. He opens one of the scorched cases. Not so good.NIGHT 115 The wind howls mournfully around the metal buildings. packed in foam. dry and cold. Mostly. RIPLEY How long after we're declared overdue can we expect a rescue? HICKS About seventeen days. man.

man. I'd like to continue my analysis. Every possible way into this wing. Just deal with it. I'm on it.ALIENS 78 and get us. Construction blueprints. Newt hops from one foot to the other to see. I want to see air ducts. Hudson gathers . Ripley indicates Newt. RIPLEY All right. it runs from the processing station right into the sublevel here. thankful for the direction. Hudson. Hicks nods approval of her handling of it. RIPLEY Fine. subbasements. anything that shows the layout of this place. who salutes Hudson smartly. RIPLEY She survived longer than that with no weapons and no training.. long before. You do that. maintenance schematics. INT. BISHOP I'll be in medical. RIPLEY This service tunnel is how they're moving back and forth. The first thing we Get any book for free on: www. RIPLEY So you better just start dealing with it. like an illuminated chart table. HUDSON Aye-firmative. Now get on a terminal and call up some kind of floor plan file. He traces a finger along the abstract ground plan. Ripley. OPERATIONS 117 Burke. Hudson and Hicks are bent over a large HORIZONTAL VIDEOSCREEN. HUDSON Yeah.Abika.. right...because we need you and I'm tired of your bullshit. electrical access tunnels. There's a fire door at this end.

RIPLEY That's right. HUDSON Aye-firmative. lined with conduit. (pointing) . here. Hicks contemplates her game plan and raises his hand. VASQUEZ (shouting) Testing! She hurls a wastebasket down the tunnel. The sentry guns swivel . So we put up welded barricades at these intersections.SUBLEVEL 118 A long straight service tunnel.... let's move like we got a purpose. All right. Vasquez.. seems to go on forever.. the wastebasket bounces once. Then all we need's a deck of cards. HICKS We gotta figure on them getting into the complex.Abika. into the automatic field of fire. Then they can only come at us from these two corridors and we create a free field of fire for the other two sentry units. HICKS Outstanding.ALIENS 79 do is put a remote sentry in the tunnel and seal that door. They retreat behind a heavy steel FIRE DOOR which they roll closed on its track. NEWT (imitating Hudson) Aye-firmative! INT.and is riddled by two quick bursts of EXPLODING 10MM ROUNDS into dime-sized shrapnel. Vasquez and Hudson have finished setting up two of the robot sentry guns on tripods in the tunnel.. SERVICE TUNNEL . satisfied. Get any book for free on: www.and seal these ducts here and here.

. INT.. HICKS Just a. stacking it inside the operations center. as Hudson paces nervously. A and B sentries are in place and keyed. He shrugs. Ripley pauses for a moment. showering sparks in the dark corridor. Get any book for free on: www.Abika. HUDSON Uh. You know. Behind them Burke and Newt are moving back and forth with cartons of food on a hand truck. HUDSON Hudson here. RIPLEY (strapping it on) Thanks.ALIENS 80 using a PORTABLE WELDING TORCH. Then I can locate you anywhere in the complex on this -He indicates a tiny TRACKER hooked to his battle harness. put this on. We're sealing the tunnel. HICKS (into mike) Roger. a little self-consciously. Hicks sets down his welder and pulls a small object out of a belt pouch. welding it in place. A braceletlike EMERGENCY LOCATING BEEPER. EXT. He and Ripley are covering an air duct opening with a metal plate. regarding him quizzically. begins sealing the door to its . CONTROL BLOCK 120 The wind has died utterly and in the even more eerie stillness a diffuse mist has rolled into shroud the complex. Visibility is low in the fog. HICKS Here. what's next? She consults a printout of the floor plan. SECOND LEVEL CORRIDOR 119 Hicks pauses in his work.precaution.

I have scary . Through a hole torn in the ceiling at the far end of the corridor the fog swirls in.. Water drips..vaultlike metal walls. strange equipment. I'm six. Ripley closes the doll's eyes and hands her back.. its "ARMED" light flashing green. Several metal cots have been set up... barely awake. You're exhausted. INT. There is no movement. lady. INT. RIPLEY Get any book for free on: www. She reaches an OPERATING ROOM which is small but very high-tech .Abika. Ripley lifts the doll's head from Newt's tiny fingers and looks inside. displacing O.out of steam. Newt is resting her head on Ripley's shoulder.." NEWT Ripley. RIPLEY I'll bet Casey doesn't have bad dreams..she doesn't have bad dreams because she's just a piece of plastic. RIPLEY Nothing bad in here. CORRIDOR 121 In the barricaded corridor sentry-gun "C" sits waiting.. of course.ALIENS 81 Everything looks underwater. Ripley sets her on one of the cots and Newt lies down. but she feigns cheerfulness.OPERATING ROOM 122 Ripley carries an exhausted Newt through the inner connecting rooms of the medical wing. It is. RIPLEY Now you just lie here and have a nap. equipment which is pushed into one corner. MED LAB ANNEX . Maybe you could just try to be like her. empty. NEWT I don't want to. Newt rolls her eyes as if to say "don't pull that five-year-old shit on me. This obviously strikes a chord with Ripley. An expectant hush.R.

No real ones. Newt. NEWT You mean dead. Ripley's expression becomes sober. Sorry.. aren't there. NEWT Isn't that how babies come? I mean people babies. some kids can't handle it like you can. RIPLEY I don't know. RIPLEY Well. She brushes damp hair back from the child's pale forehead. NEWT Why do they tell little kids that? Newt's voice reveals her deep sense of betrayal. honey. NEWT My mommy always said there were no monsters. Newt. RIPLEY (quietly) Yes. and that's a lot worse than finding out there is no Santa. But there are. there are. She's seen that the world can be just as terrifying as her most primal child's nightmare if not more . NEWT Did you ever have a baby? RIPLEY Yes. it's different.. Get any book for free on: www. A little girl.they grow inside you? RIPLEY No. NEWT Where is she? RIPLEY (quietly) Gone.ALIENS 82 Oh.Abika. That's the truth. NEWT Did one of those things grow inside her? Ripley begins pulling blankets up an tucking them in around her tiny body.

And look.. You can try it and if you don't like it. Ripley walks away and Newt rolls on her side.Abika. Newt grabs her arm. No big deal.. RIPLEY I'll be right in the other room.. it's okay. Newt. Newt looks at the VIDEO SECURITY CAMERA above the door. and slides it closer to the bed. NEWT Ripley. A plaintive voice in the dark... cinching it down. She switches it on. Ripley nods slowly. Now go to sleep. a conflict between the urge to crush the child to her in a forever hug and the knowledge that neither of them may see another dawn.and don't dream. Ripley unsnaps the TRACKER BRACELET given to her by Hicks and puts it on Newt's tiny wrist. reaching for a PORTABLE SPACE HEATER sitting nearby.. I'll understand.ALIENS 83 It's more statement than question. Whattya think? Ripley gazes at her a long time before answering. I was just thinking.. hugging Casey and gazing at the hypnotically pulsing function Get any book for free on: www.. Maybe I could do you a favor and fill in for her. RIPLEY Here. Let's talk about it later. She switches off the light and starts to .I can see you on that camera right up there. RIPLEY I think it's not the worst idea I've heard all day. She turns. Just for a while. Take is for luck. NEWT Don't go! Please. It HUMS and emits a cozy orange glow.

INT. An ant of termite colony.. RIPLEY But these things come from eggs. the light of a single gooseneck lamp giving his features a macabre cast. RIPLEY Now let me get this straight. carried them over there.over a hundred at least. is ruled by a single Get any book for free on: www. We could assume a parallel to certain insect forms who have hivelike organization. The space heater hums . Ripley points at the stasis cylinders containing the face-hugger specimens.. but with the eyes tracking erratically. RIPLEY Which would mean lots of those parasites. for example. right? One for each person.. He should wake up where are all the eggs coming from. who is lying motionless on an examining table. That follows. his eyelids slitted open like those of a corpse. The only sign of life. BISHOP Yes. RIPLEY (voice over) How is he? Ripley stands over the Lieutenant. Bishop looks up from his instruments nearby... BISHOP I've isolated a neuro-muscular toxin responsible for the paralysis.ALIENS 84 light on the bracelet. It seems to be metabolizing.Abika. cocooned them to be hosts for more of those.. BISHOP That is the question of the hour. The aliens paralyzed the colonists. MED LAB 123 ECU Gorman.

pulsing malevolently in their cylinders. RIPLEY (rising) I want those specimens destroyed as soon as you're done with them. the queen is always physically larger then the others. RIPLEY Could it be intelligent? BISHOP Hard to say..Abika. Ripley ponders the ramifications of Bishop's analysis.. He was very specific. Ripley feels the fabric of her self-restraint tearing. of course.. a queen.. You understand? Bishop glances at the creatures.but she did choose to incubate her eggs in the one spot where we couldn't destroy her without destroying ourselves. She is the center of their lives. quite literally the mother of their society. which is the source of new eggs. defended by the warriors. BISHOP . That's if she exists. RIPLEY Burke! Get any book for free on: www. RIPLEY You're saying one of those things lays all the eggs? BISHOP Well.attraction to the heat of whatever. It is fed and tended by drone workers. She slaps the intercom switch. A termite queen's abdomen is so bloated with eggs that it can't move at all. It may have been blind instinct.ALIENS 85 female. Burke have instructions that they were to be kept alive in stasis for return to the company labs.

Burke. From me.. Set up for life. RIPLEY You sent them out there and you didn't even warn them. RIPLEY But they will know about it. Ripley and Burke have squared off.ALIENS 86 INT. Just like they'll know how you were responsible for the deaths of one hundred and fifty-seven colonists here -BURKE Now. they can't impound it if they don't know about it. MED LAB ANNEX 124 In a small observation chamber separated from the med lab by a glass partition. BURKE Those specimens are worth millions to the bio-weapons division. now that the frustration and rage finally have a target to focus on. BURKE You've been doing your homework. Burke. wait a second -RIPLEY (stepping on him) You sent them to that ship. Signed Burke. RIPLEY You just try getting a dangerous organism past ICC quarantine. I just checked the colony log. Carter J. Look. Section 22350 of the Commerce Code. the Administration would've stepped Get any book for free on: www. if you're smart we can both come out of this heroes. Why didn't you warn them? BURKE Look. directive dates six-twelve-seventy-nine. right? And if I'd made it a major security situation. Ripley's fury is peaking.. maybe the thing didn't even exist. .Abika.

and looks at him with utter loathing. as if the depths of human greed are a far more horrific revelation than any alien. INT. dismissive. nothing. They're in the tunnel. Burke stares after her. shaking.. INT. RIPLEY Bad call? These people are fucking dead. CORRIDOR 125 Ripley is walking toward operations when a STRIDENT ALARM begins to sound.. She steps back. surprising herself and him. The TRILLING of the motion sensor remains. Ripley snaps. Burke! Well. HICKS Guns A and B. Ripley. The door closes.Abika. speeding up. She slams him against the wall. RIPLEY Sorry to disappoint you. HICKS They're coming. they're going to nail your hide to the shed. I thought you would be smarter than this. his manner blase. BURKE (sadly) I expected more of you. her hands gripping his collar. She breaks into a run. and I'll be there when they do. Tracking and firing Get any book for free on: www. that's all. Hicks slaps a switch. Then no exclusive . TWO RED LIGHTS on the tactical display light up simultaneously with an echoing crash of gunfire which vibrates the floor. She turns away and strides out. his mind a whirl of options.ALIENS 87 in. OPERATIONS 126 Ripley double-times it to Hicks' TACTICAL CONSOLE where Hudson and Vasquez have already gathered. killing the alarm. He shrugs. BURKE It was a bad call.

The RSS guns pound away. echoing through the complex. Then a GONGLIKE BOOMING echoes eerily up from sublevel. Ten. SILENCE. HUDSON Well. that's a switch. INT. It's a shooting gallery down there. SERVICE TUNNEL . INT. Their barrels are overheating. HICKS B gun's .MINUTES LATER Get any book for free on: www. BISHOP (voice over) Bishop here.Abika. RIPLEY They're at the fire door. listen to that. The intercom buzzes. startling them. Mixed with the echoing crash-clang is a nerve-wrecking SCREECH of claws on steel. Twenty on A. HUDSON Man. A counter on the display counts down the number of rounds fired. Five. Look at those ammo counters go. That's it. The BOOMING INCREASES in volume and ferocity.ALIENS 88 on multiple targets. glowing cherry red. still swiveling to track targets it can't fire upon. One CLICKS empty and sits smoking. OPERATIONS 128 The digital counter on B gun reads zero. I'm afraid I have some bad news. INT. OPERATIONS . Their separate bursts overlap in an irregular rhythm. HUDSON They must be wall to wall in there.TIGHT ON RSS GUNS 127 blasting stroboscopically in the tunnels.

HUDSON I don't fucking believe this. The crash did too much damage.Abika. Suddenly a column of flame. give us a break. is crowded at the window. Do you believe this? RIPLEY And it's too late to shut it down? BISHOP I'm afraid so. The blast radius will be about thirty kilometers. Now I'm gonna buy it on this fuckin' rock. man! VASQUEZ Hudson. RIPLEY How long until it blows? BISHOP I'm projecting total systems failure in a little under four . See it? Emergency venting. We have to bring it down on remote. The overload is inevitable. including Bishop. HUDSON Oh. at this point. BISHOP That's it. The on one the Sulaco. And I was gettin' short. intently watching the AP station which is a dim silhouette in the mist. too! Four more weeks and out. somehow. jets upward from the complex at the base of the cone. About equal to ten megatons. like an acetylene torch. HICKS We got problems. man. RIPLEY (to Hicks) We need the other drop-ship. HUDSON Get any book for free on: www. It ain't half fair. They watch as another gas jet lights up the fog-shrouded landscape.ALIENS 89 129 Everyone.

RIPLEY All right. Think of something. Why can't we use that? BISHOP I checked. What'll you need? VASQUEZ Listen. RIPLEY What about the colony transmitter? That up-link tower down at the other end. I'd prefer not to. Let's get on it. Believe me. Get any book for free on: www. They listen. An instant later comes the HIGH-PITCHED TRILLING of a motion-sensor alarm. RIPLEY What? BISHOP I'm really the only one qualified to remote-pilot the ship anyway. HUDSON Oh. her mind spinning out options. right! Right! With those things running around. No way. It's wasted.Abika. RIPLEY (pacing) I don't care how! Think of a way.ALIENS 90 How? The transmitter was on the APC. Take a portable terminal and go out there and plug in manually. Hicks looks at the tactical board. grim solutions. The hard wiring between here and there was severed in the fighting. I may be synthetic but I'm not stupid. It's stopped. HUDSON Think of what? We're fucked. . RIPLEY Well then somebody's just going to have to go out there. Ripley is wound up like a dynamo. BISHOP (quietly) I'll go.

Thirty minutes to prep the ship. INT. Ripley looks at her watch. Ahead of him the conduit dwindles straight to seeming infinity. The diameter of the conduit is barely larger than the width of his shoulders. Like being in the bore of a very long Howitzer. BISHOP This duct runs almost to the up-link assembly. He pushes it into the constricted shaft ahead of him.ALIENS 91 HICKS Well. BISHOP (cheerfully) See you soon. Bishop lying in the opening. Vasquez slides a metal plate over the hole and begins spot welding it in place. INT. Say. they're into the complex. She squirms into the shaft. then about fifty minutes flight time. One hundred eighty meters. forty minutes to crawl down there. She then hands him a small satchel containing tools and assorted patch cables. He sighs fatalistically and squirms forward. One hour to patch in and align the antenna. RIPLEY It's going to be closer. You better get going. reaches up to graph the portable terminal as Ripley hands it down to him. INT.Abika. MED LAB 130 One of the acid holes from the colonists' siege has yielded access to subfloor conduits. a service pistol and a small cutting torch. CONDUIT 131 Bishop looks back as the welder seals him . MED LAB Get any book for free on: www. pushing the equipment along ahead of him with a scraping rhythm.

unslinging a FLAMETHROWER from her shoulder in one motion. Ripley jumps up. There are black and Get any book for free on: www. INT.ALIENS 92 132 Ripley jumps as an ALARM suddenly blares through the complex. Ten. RIPLEY (into mike) On my way. dim glows in the mist. HICKS Twenty meters and closing. The digital readout whirl through descending numbers. OPERATIONS 133 Ripley runs to the tactical console where Hicks is mesmerized by the images from the surveillance cameras. The robot sentries hammer . RIPLEY Now many? HICKS Can't tell. HICKS (voice over) They're in the approach corridor. The flashes of the sentry guns flare out the sensitive video. D gun's down to twenty. Small fires burn. The video image is a swirling wall of smoke. C and D guns down about fifty percent. Lots. It's out. driving streamers of tracer fire into the swirling mist.Abika. Then the firing from the remaining guns stop abruptly. and sprints for Operations with Vasquez. An inhuman SHRILL SCREECHING is audible between bursts of fire. Fifteen. but impressions of figures moving in the smoky corridor are occasionally visible. The sound of SENTRY GUNS opening up in staccato bursts echoes from close by.

scattered at the edge of visibility. Ripley sighs and picks up a cup of cold coffee. RIPLEY (grimly) Get any book for free on: . HICKS Yeah. detached. The guns stopped them. RIPLEY But they don't know that. draining it in one gulp. drained by the nerve-wracking tension. They're probably looking for other ways to get in. However. The digital counters for the two sentry guns read "0" and "10" respectively..Abika.. and pieces of twisted shapes. The two troopers nod and head for the corridor. When she answers. That'll take them awhile. Less than a second's worth of firing. HICKS How long since you slept? Twenty-four hours? Ripley shrugs. nothing emerges from the wall of smoke.ALIENS 93 twisted shapes. HICKS Newt time then can walk right up and knock. I know we're all in strung out shape but stay frosty and alert. HUDSON Maybe we got 'em demoralized. The moment stretches. RIPLEY They retreated. The motion sensor TONE shuts off. She seems soul weary. Everyone exhales slowly. her voice seems distant. But look. HICKS (to Vasquez and Hudson) I want you two walking the perimeter. We've got to stop any entries before they get out of hand.

HICKS Maybe.O. I'd like to introduce you to a close personal friend of mine. to at least the sense that she will be in some greater measure the master of her own fate. But there is an irrational promise of security in its lethal cold steel lines. RIPLEY What do I do? INT. drops out the magazine and hands it to her. CONDUIT 134 Bishop is in claustrophobic limbo between two echoing infinities. it if comes to that? HICKS If it comes to that. as drooling jaws flash toward us. The pipe rings with his scraping . She raises it clumsily. He puts his eyes up to the acid-etched opening. He approaches an irregular hole which admits a tiny shaft of light. He picks up his pulse-rifle and with the casually precise movements of long practice he snaps open the bolt. Maybe not. You'll take care of it won't you. HICKS M-41A 10mm pulse-rifle. Let's see that it doesn't Here. RIPLEY Hicks. I'll do us both. It is heavy and awkward.Abika. I'm not going to wind up like those others.ALIENS 94 They'll get us. HIS P. Ripley hefts the weapon. over and under with a 30mm pump-action grenade launcher. Bishop flattens himself away from the opening and Get any book for free on: www.V. SLAMMING against the steel with a vicious scraping SNAP.

positioning her arms. RIPLEY Look. looking pale and strained. CORRIDOR 136 DOLLYING WITH Ripley walking down the corridor.. pull the bolt. I've noticed. hit this. Now. It's intimate but that's the last thing on their minds. When the counter here heads zero. I can handle myself. not very smoothly. He thumbs a button and the magazine drops out. Get the other one in quick. you started this. now Get any book for free on: www. clattering on the floor. RIPLEY What's this? HICKS Well. HICKS Just let it drop right out. The Corporal is standing close behind her. HICKS Just pull it in real . He glances at his watch. Ripley repeats the action. it likes abuse. Her hands are probably don't want to mess with that. It will kick some. She indicates a stout TUBE underneath the slender pulse-rifle barrel. HICKS You're ready again. OPERATIONS 135 Ripley has the stock of the M-41A snugged up to her cheek and is awkwardly trying to keep up with Hicks' instructions.. HICKS Yeah. CLACK. INT.Abika. Just slap it in hard. Now show me everything. that's the grenade launcher . INT.ALIENS 95 inches along.

. GORMAN You still want to kill me? VASQUEZ (turning away) It won't be necessary. Ripley lays the rifle on top of the cot and crawls carefully underneath.. where she left Newt. jammed as far back as she can get... Gorman steps out of the door to the med lab. fast asleep. 138 Entering the darkened chamber. One hell of a hangover.R.ANNEX 137 Ripley crosses the deserted lab. On a hunch she kneels down and peers under the bed. Look. Newt is nowhere to be seen. Ripley becomes merely the larger of two children huddling Get any book for free on: www. Ripley looks around. so angelic despite the demons that have chased her through her dreams and the reality between dreams.R. MED LAB . She shoulders by him into the med lab." Ripley stares at Newt's tiny face. Still clutching "Casey. slitted eyes. RIPLEY How do you feel? GORMAN All right.O. Gorman turns to see Vasquez staring at him with cold. looking weak but sound. INT.Abika. I. . she slips her arms around her. the M-41A. Without waking the little girl. INT. MED LAB . Newt is curled up there. I guess.ALIENS 96 carrying the newfound friend. Burke is right behind him. RIPLEY Forget it. passing through the annex to the small O.

F. hunched against the wind at the base of the telemetry tower.Abika. PAN ONTO . She cries out. BISHOP (to himself) Now.ALIENS 97 together in the darkness under their bed. Hydraulics whine to life. He punches a key marked "ENABLE. His jacket is draped over the keyboard and monitor unit to protect it from the elements and he is typing frenetically. a vague inarticulate plea. Service booms and fueling couplers move in Get any book for free on: www. SULACO CARGO LOCK . Several systems of high pressure conduits at the base of the conical tower are actually glowing dull red with heat in the darkness. It's all right. He has a TEST-BAY PANEL open and the portable terminal patched in.G. RIPLEY There.. there. High voltage discharges arc around the upper latticework. Up-LINK TOWER .IN ORBIT 140 The drop bay is empty and silent. Ripley rocks her gently. A KLAXON sounds and rotating clearance lights come on.. EXT. lighting the blighted landscape with irregular glaring flashes. with the remaining ship brooding in the shadows. if I did it right.VIEW OF AP STATION 139 A VIEW OF the processing station from the colony landing platform. Sssshh. Drop-ship two moves out on its overhead track and is lowered into the drop bay fro launch-prep. Newt's face contorts with the externalization of some tormented dreamscape. A rising wind is clearing out the low fog and the silhouette of the station grows sharper." INT.

They are both EMPTY. assessing the situation.. and the suspension fields are switched off. Unable to move or breathe. now wide awake. Newt.Abika. TWO STASIS CYLINDERS.? RIPLEY (whispers) Sssh. Their tops are hinged open.MED LAB 141 as she awakens with a start. Newt nods. RIPLEY (whispers) Newt. just inside the door to the med lab.TIGHT ON RIPLEY . NEWT Wah. INT. We're in . A recorded announcement echoes across the huge chamber. Please extinguish all smoking materials... Ripley feels a slow upwelling wave of terror rise through her in that silent frozen moment.the inescapable certainty of a lethal presence. for example. an hour has passed..ALIENS 98 automatically around the hull.? Where are. Across the room. She gently disengages herself from Newt and is about to crawl out from beneath the cot when she sees something and FREEZES. She checks her watch. Don't move. OPERATING ROOM . The scrabble of multiple legs across the polished floor. Attention. Automatic fueling operations have begun.... They listen in the darkness for the slightest betrayal of movement. Get any book for free on: www. FEMALE VOICE Attention. wake up.. are two innocuous but nonetheless chilling objects. she looks around frantically.

She pounds on the door. Ripley hugs Newt close and heads toward the door. The SQUEAL OF METAL as the legs scrape across the floor is jarringly loud in the stillness. Its legs and tail writhe with incredible ferocity and it emits a demented. gasping.Abika. Ripley heaves Newt across the polished floor and in a frenzied scramble rolls from beneath the cot. She moves to the Get any book for free on: www. The rifle is GONE. They back away. A SCUTTLING SHAPE LEAPS TOWARD HER from the foot of the bed! She ducks with a startled cry. The acoustically dampened door panel thunks dully. The creature scuttles from beneath the bed and disappears under a back of cabinets in a blur. Nothing happens. When the space is wide enough she cautiously slides herself up between the wall and the edge of the cot. Here yes clear the edge of the bed. legs moving lightning fast. She flips it over. She reaches the door. reaching for the rifle she left lying on top of the mattress. clutching the springs of the underside of the cot. Nothing. Disabled from outside. Hits the wall . She tries the lights. pinning the creature inches above her face. piercing SQUEAL. begins to inch it away from the wall. moving as if every object in the room had a million volts running through it. The obscene thing hits the wall above her. Reflexively she slams the bed against the wall. Ripley's eyes flash around the shadowed room where every corner of space between equipment holds lethal promise.ALIENS 99 There is only the droning HUM of the little space heater. Ripley reaches up and. trapping the creature underneath. She snaps her head around.

There is no sound.hey! She pounds on the . studying the room. OPERATING ROOM 143 Ripley picks up a steel chair and slams it against the observation window. glancing frantically over her shoulder. RIPLEY Hicks! Hicks! INT. Hicks is talking via headset with Bishop and hasn't noticed Ripley's plight or Burke's action. BURKE (calmly) Excellent. Check back when you've activated the ship. INT. OPERATIONS . WIDER ANGLE as Burke straightens casually from the console. Ripley's image vanishes. Through the double thickness window we can SEE that the lab is dark and empty.TIGHT ON VIDEO MONITOR 142 showing Ripley waving her arms.Abika. feeding off her fear. hearing a loathsome scrabbling behind her.. RIPLEY (shouting) Hey.. the chair hitting with a dull THWACK barely audible through the double thickness pressure port. A hand ENTERS FRAME and switches off the monitor.ALIENS 100 observation window. Ripley turns. HICKS (into mike) Roger. She tries again. showing her futile efforts. She steps in front of the video surveillance camera and waves her arms in a circle. Newt starts to whimper. (turning) He's at the up-link tower. Ripley whirls. The bare floor behind her is like a screaming threat. She fumbles through Get any book for free on: www. a surreal pantomime. It bounces back from the high-impact material. REVERSE ANGLE from the med lab side.

com . Holds on something... yelling into his headset as he moves.. Tall assemblies of surgical and anaethesiology equipment loom in the dark. It triggers. The light spins across the room.. NEWT Mommy.I mean. Ripley. She removes her lighter from a jacket pocket and picks up some papers from the counter. Ripley lights the papers and holds the flaming mass under the temperature sensor of a fire control system SPRINKLER HEAD.. Like an indicator of her growing panic. movements. meet me in medical! We got a fire! INT. Snapping it on she plays the beam over the walls. finally identifying its source among the lights flashing on his board. honey. She plays the beam across the ceiling.. spraying the room from several sources with water. realizing Newt's terror and the child's dependence on her. She hears. An ALARM sounds throughout the complex. high wailing. OPERATING ROOM 145 Ripley and Newt are drenched as the sprinklers Get any book for free on: www. HICKS Vasquez. OPERATIONS 144 Hicks jumps at the sound of the alarm.. Ripley steadies herself. INT.mommmyyyyy. Moving cautiously she boosts Newt up onto the SURGICAL TABLE in the center of the room and clambers up after her. NEWT Mommy. Hudson. Me too. Gets an idea. He bolts for the door. swiveling and bobbing frantically. RIPLEY I know. ot thinks she hears.I'm scared.Abika..ALIENS 101 a clutter of equipment on a counter next to her and finds a SMALL EXAMINATION LIGHT. Newt starts a thin.

clawing across the floor in a frenzy of motion. jams the desk against the wall..Abika. She is eye level with a complex surgical MULTILIGHT. The legs of the chittering thing claw at Ripley's Get any book for free on: www. into her eyes. ANGLE ON NEWT as crablike legs appear from behind the desk. Looks away. but it is incredibly powerful for its size. sending instruments CLATTERING. splashing to the floor. She tears at it. then leaps back as if driven by a steel spring. The desk jumps and shudders against all the pressure her tiny body can bring to bear on it.toward her. blinding her and making it impossible to get a grip on the creature's body. Water streams over her.ALIENS 102 continue to drizzle in the . Ripley thrashes about. It moves like lightning toward her head. avoiding her fumbling hands. Her eyes snap back. Ripley scrambles desperately. until she is pressed up against a desk in one corner. masking all other sound. It slams against a wall of cabinets. clings for a moment. Ripley has both hands up. right behind her. pinning the writhing thing. forcing the underside of its body close to her. Newt screams abjectly.. She wails between gritted teeth as the second creature gets one leg free. inches away. thinking fast. The thing's tail whips around her throat and begins to tighten. backing away. She SCREAMS and topples off the table. wiping water out of her eyes. knocking over equipment. then another and another. In a blurr of multijointed legs the creature scuttles up her body. pulling equipment over on top of herself. She sees it and. The SIREN hoots maniacally. She looks into its tangle of arms and cables. SOMETHING LEAPS AT HER FACE. her hair plastered to her face. Ripley scans the room with her light. forcing the pulsing body back from her face. Newt shrieks and scrambles away as Ripley hurls the CHITTERING creature off of her. Squeezing itself inexorably onto the desk top.

He gets his fingers around the thrashing legs of the vicious beast and .ALIENS 103 head. and blasts the second creature against the wall. flings Newt away from the desk to go skidding across the wet floor. Between the two of them they force is away from her face. All of them grip the struggling. WHAM! A burst of pulse-rifle fire shatters the tempered glass. gagging. He hits rolling. unwinding its writhing length like a boa constrictor coil from her throat. HICKS The corner! Ready? HUDSON Do it! Hicks hurls the thing into the corner. a silhouette behind the misted-over glass. Gorman appears at Ripley's side and grabs the tail. WHAM! Hudson gets it clean. He steps back. getting a surer grip even as she whips her head from side to side. Ripley collapses. It scrabbles upright in an instant and leaps back toward them. Hicks sees the stasis cylinders. RIPLEY Get any book for free on: www. Hick's eyes appear. forcing itself between the arms she has crossed tightly over her face. Point-blank. A figure appears at the observation window. The obscene TUBULE extrudes wetly from the sheath on the creature's underside. his armor grinding through the shards. Acid and smoke. The alarm and sprinklers shut off automatically. Hudson leaps into the room. Hicks dives into the crazed spider web pattern and explodes into the room in a shower of fragments. SHRIEKING creature. A hand wipes a clear spot. though Ripley is losing strength as the tail tightens sickeningly around her throat.Abika. and slides across to Ripley.

every fiber of her being accusing him with absolute outrage. a frail figure sitting nearby.. maintaining an icy calm although beads of sweat betray intense concealed tension.. OPERATIONS . Ripley stands in front of Burke. Only a few minutes have passes and everyone is still buzzed on adrenaline. which is like a diamond drill. She is all but lost in an adult jacket someone has found for her. AIMED RIGHT AT . We and Newt. hugging her knees and watching the proceedings with somber eyes. HUDSON (intense) I say we grease this rat-fuck son of a bitch right now! THE GROUP is gathered around Burke who sits in a chair. But if we were impregnated . RIPLEY He wanted an alien.ALIENS 104 (coughing) Burke...Abika.whatever you call it. He grips his rifle tightly.ANGLE ON HUDSON 146 looking decidedly stressed-out. HICKS Wait a minute.. HICKS (pacing) I don't get it. He can't. Burke tries to break Ripley's stare.and then frozen for the trip back at just the right time. Then he could Get any book for free on: was Burke. only he couldn't get it back through quarantine..then nobody would know about the embryos we were carrying. RIPLEY The only way it would work is if he sabotaged certain freezers on the trip back.. INT. and her still damp hair is plastered to her forehead and cheeks. We'd know about it. Ripley glances at the little girl. as if the whole group is charged with high voltage. It doesn't make any Goddamn sense.

Gorman.ALIENS 105 jettison the bodies and make up any story he liked. . they cut the power? How could they cut the power. (to Burke) No offense. BURKE This is total paranoid delusion. Hicks looks at the board. Everything is out. RIPLEY They cut the power. (to the others) Let's get some trackers going. pal. Ripley picks up her rifle and thumbs off the safety. man? They're animals. RIPLEY Just find someplace to lock him up until it's time to -THE LIGHTS GO OUT. I don't know which species is worse. It's pitiful. watch Burke. HICKS (serious) Let's waste him. Hudson and Vasquez pick up their scanners and move Get any book for free on: www. get moving. HUDSON Fuuuck! He's dead. HUDSON What do you mean. the rage giving way to a sickened emptiness. Come on. Video screens. You don't see them screwing each other over for a fucking percentage. RIPLEY Newt! Stay close. Doors. Everyone stops in the sudden darkness. RIPLEY (wearily) You know. (to Burke) You're dogmeat. realizing instinctively it is a new escalation in the struggle.Abika. Ripley shakes her head.

It beep again. VASQUEZ (voice over) You're just reading me. BEEP." HICKS (low) It's game time. No! It ain't you.. Vasquez? ANGLE ON VASQUEZ swinging her tracker and rifle together. She aims it behind her. stay cool. a faint signal. RIPLEY (voice over) Anything? BEEP.. Fall Get any book for free on: . HUDSON There's something. Inside the perimeter. INT."here we go. VASQUEZ (cool) Hudson may be right. louder. Hudson's tracker lights up. He pans it around.ALIENS 106 to the door. Vasquez has to slide it open manually on its track. HUDSON No. ON HUDSON scanning the med lab and the nearby barrier. They're inside. Back down the corridor. RIPLEY Get back here. INT. They're in here. OPERATIONS 148 Ripley and Hicks share a look. RIPLEY Hudson.Abika. DOLLYING WITH VASQUEZ as she moves forward with feral steps in the darkness. both of you. HUDSON It's inside the complex. CORRIDOR 147 The two troopers separate and move rapidly to the barriers at opposite ends of the control block.

RIPLEY (voice over) Just get back here! Hudson reaches the door to operations at a run. Flamethrowers. HUDSON Movement! Signal's clean. Hudson's Get any book for free on: www. Then again. There's movement all over the place.. The range display reads out.must be some interference or something. It lights with a muffled POP.. HICKS Let's get these things lit. CORRIDOR 149 Hudson backtracks nervously. The tone continues through the SCENE. OPERATIONS 150 Hudson joins Ripley and Hicks. HUDSON This signal's weird. They pull the door shut and lock it. He pans the scanner. He looks stretched to the limit.. Sparks shower around Vasquez as she begins welding the door. RIPLEY (to Vasquez) Seal the . its rhythm increasing. HUDSON Seventeen meters. M-41A magazines. INT. He hands one flamethrower to RIpley and begins priming the other himself. Ripley's lights a moment later. peering all around.ALIENS 107 back to Operations. who are laying out their armament. a moment before Vasquez. INT. Grenades. HUDSON Range twenty meters. Vasquez picks up a hand-welder and moves to comply.Abika. Hudson's tracker beeps.. counting down. Stops.

That's inside the room! HUDSON It's readin' right. HICKS We didn't miss anything.ALIENS 108 tracker is beeping like mad now. Get any book for free on: www. They must have found another way in. Something under the floors. almost overhead. RIPLEY I don't know. Working like a demon. HICKS Well you're not reading it right! HUDSON Six meters. something we . Eight. Man. Five. RIPLEY They learned. It dawns on both of them at the same time. HUDSON Twelve meters. What the fu -He looks at Ripley. She feels a cold premonitory dread as she angles her tracker upward to the ceiling. HUDSON Nine meters. Vasquez. RIPLEY Can't be. how you doing? Vasquez is heedlessly showering herself with molten metal as she welds the door shut. RIPLEY They're right on us. The tone gets louder. not on the plans. an acid hole in a duct. Ten meters. this is a big fucking signal. They cut the power and avoided the guns. adjusting the tuning. I don't know! She picks up Vasquez' scanner and aims it the same direction as Hudson's. as fast as their hearts. HUDSON Fifteen meters. Look! Ripley fiddles with her tracker.Abika.

moving forward in the smoke from the flamethrower fires. They cover the ceiling of the operations room. Lots of aliens. not touching the flimsy acoustic panels. Gorman turns to fire and Burke bolts for the only remaining exit. The inner sanctum is utterly violated.O. firing one handed with her flamethrower. 151 A soul-wrenching nightmare image. Ripley scoops up Newt and staggers back. They glisten hideously as they claw their way forward in silence. RIPLEY Medical! Get to medical! She dashes for the corridor. In the strobelike glare of the pulse-rifles we SEE flashes of aliens. THE CEILING EXPLODES. Vasquez grabs Hicks..V. upside down. Hudson opens fire. pulls him up.he snaps the light around.ALIENS 109 Hicks climbs onto a file cabinet and raises a panel of acoustic drop-ceiling. Newt screams. Hicks falls into the room just as the creatures detach en masse from the handholds. Moving in the beam of light are aliens. They move like nothing human. the corridor connecting to the med lab.. They are crawling like bats.. clinging to the pipes and beams of the structural ceiling. HICKS' . IT LUNGES! He drops reflexively. Get any book for free on: www. He shines his light inside. leaping quick as insects at times or gliding with powerful. the claws raking across his armor. Nightmare shapes drop into the room. raining debris. Something moves. balletic grace. It's a meter behind him. ON HICKS 152 blasted by fear..

blinded by the flash and deafened by the concussion. slick with sweat. FIRES. Ripley slams into the door. Shaking. The thing is almost on her. Panic screams in her brain. The magazine is full. are trembling so much she almost drops the rifle. Ripley checks the SAFETY. She squeezes the trigger. The safety is off. baring its teeth as it advances.Abika.ALIENS 110 INT. Tries the latch. filling the corridor. FLASH-CRACK! A FLASHBULB GLIMPSE OF shrieking jaws as the silhouette is hurled back. Ahead of her Burke clears the door to the med lab. SCREEEECH! The fire-control system has Get any book for free on: www. Newt begins to wail. The creature HISSES. the walls becoming a frenzied blur. when she remembers. She snaps the bolt back. NOTHING HAPPENS. screeching . RIPLEY Burke! Open the door! NEWT Look! Behind her an alien is moving down the corridor like a locomotive. Ripley's hands. Ripley is slammed against the door by the recoil. HE SLIDES IT CLOSED. INT. chambering a round. The DIGITAL COUNTER. Fires POINT-BLANK at a leaping silhouette. Whips the stock to her shoulder. OPERATIONS 154 Hicks looks up. Ripley raises her rifle. MED LAB CORRIDOR 153 DOLLYING BEHIND HER as she sprints. Hears it LOCK from the far side. Strobe flashes backlight the demented silhouette. a graceful skeleton shape as lethal and inhuman as you can imagine.

He disappears into the subfloor crawlway. Inhuman shapes enter the far end of the corridor.s. dragging him down. Ripley sees through dissipating smoke the creature rising to advance again. Flinching against blast and glare she drills it POINT-BLANK with a BLINDING BURST that carries the M-41A's muzzle right up toward the ceiling. She starts loading 30mm grenades into the launcher. CORRIDOR Stunned. Fire in the hole! She pumps a round up and fires. Total pandemonium. Vasquez and Gorman make it to the med lab access corridor. INT. Newt covers her ears against the CONCUSSION. RIPLEY (indicating door) Locked. Hicks. Hicks kicks the door Get any book for free on: . like oversize 12-guage shells.ALIENS 111 tripped.) Hold you fire! The troopers seem to materialize out of the smoke. HICKS Stand back. and clawed arms seize him lightning fast. HUDSON (hysterical) Let's go! Let's go! HICKS Fuckin' A! Hudson screams as floor panels lift under him. Another skeletal shape leaps on him from above. with sprinklers spraying the room and a mindless SIREN wailing. The grenade EXPLODES and the blast almost knocks them down. Vasquez hands her flamethrower to Gorman and unslings her rifle. Hicks snaps the torch off his belt and cuts into the lock. GORMAN You can't use those in here! VASQUEZ Right. HICKS (o.

almost paralyzed with fear. he crosses the chamber to the door leading to the main concourse. hyperventilating with terror. Burke has locked it as well.ALIENS 112 open. We hear the BULLWHIP CRACK of a tail-stinger striking as we: CUT TO: INT. VASQUEZ (shouting) What? INT. MED LAB ANNEX 158 The door dimples with a clanging impact. She slams the door home as the grenades detonate. Hicks switches his hand-torch from CUT to WELD and starts sealing the door they just passed . separating slightly from its frame. HICKS (shouting at Vasquez) Thanks a lot! Now I can't hear shit. MED LAB ANNEX 156 Vasquez slides the door almost closed. Ripley sprints across the room. MED LAB 157 Burke. Newt grabs Ripley by the hand and tugs her across the room. It moves by itself. molten droplets flying. the squeal of tortured steel. ON BURKE his eyes wide. transfixed by his fate. the explosion sounding gonglike through the metal. backs across the dark chamber. trying the far door. INT. The door opens slowly. Gasping. Another crash.Abika. His fingers reach for the latch. NEWT Come on! This way. She leads Ripley to an air vent set low in the wall Get any book for free on: www. then fires three grenades rapid-fire through the gap.

There is a long pause then Bishop's VOICE. Clear. over. scraping her back on the ceiling. static) Get any book for free on: www. Ripley fires the flamethrower periodically. Newt scrambles in behind. the maze becoming a blur. They approach an intersection. Crawl faster. The troopers' armor clatters in the confined space. you read me? Come in. RIPLEY DO you know how to get to the landing field from here? NEWT Sure.Abika. BISHOP (voice over.ALIENS 113 and expertly unlatches the grille. Go left. Newt starts inside but Ripley pulls her back. as they pass side ducts covered by louvered grilles or vertical shafts going to higher or lower levels. which is a tight fit. Glancing back fearfully Newt pushes on Ripley's butt as they crawl rapidly through the shaft. Ripley turns into a larger MAIN DUCT where there is enough room to crab-walk in a low crouch. RIPLEY Stay behind me. Ripley trades her rifle for Gorman's flamethrower before he can protest and enters the air shaft. They sprint into the narrow connecting duct. NEWT Come . NEWT Go right. almost unintelligible with interference. She runs. HICKS (into headset) Bishop. comes over the radio. the looks. Gorman and Vasquez on rearguard. She fires the flamethrower around the corner. swinging it open. followed by Hicks.

jamming together. ETA about sixteen minutes. The beam of Ripley's light wavers hypnotically in the tunnel ahead... bathing the tunnel in fire. I read you. stand by there.not sure. wreathed in boiling steam and electrical discharges. UP-LINK RELAY . Not very well. We're on out way. seeing something.ALIENS 114 Yes.Abika. Over. the way they have come. AIR DUCT 160 HICKS All right.. I've got my hands full flying. Go back! They try to crawl back. filling the tunnel at the absolute limit of the light's ... Vasquez uses her flamethrower. They are trapped. the AP station has become a raging demon. INT. the weather's come up a bit. a GRATING is battered in with a FEROCIOUS CLANG and the deadly silhouette of a warrior flows into the duct. A GLINTING OBSCENE FORM MOVING TOWARD THEM. watching the screen as the flight telemetry updates rapidly.LANDING FIELD 159 Bishop is huddled against the base of the telemetry mast. She blinks. over enunciating) The ship is on its way. In the b. EXT. BISHOP (yelling. RIPLEY Back. Behind them. out of the wind which is now gusting viciously. Bishop's fingers are blurring over the terminal keys and he squints. Hicks snaps out his hand-welder and cuts into the wall of the Get any book for free on: www..

She cries out.ALIENS 115 duct.. Hicks slides through the searing hole. as sparks fill the tunnel with lurid light. He crawls back to her. lifting Newt safely through as Ripley hands her out. gritting her teeth against the white-hot pain. Acid cuts through her chickenplate armor. She fires with incredible rapidity. barely conscious. Gorman. Vasquez sees him. Hicks' torch feathers out. Vasquez' flamethrower sputters. Ripley follows and turns to help Gorman. searing into her thigh. Bracing his back he kicks hard at the cherry-hot metal. Between eye-searing bursts of flame Ripley sees the glistening apparitions closing in. The approaching alien warriors have reached and passed the opening. unable to move.. She fires again.Abika. She draws her SERVICE PISTOL. grabs her battle harness and starts dragging her towards safety. Vasquez' flamethrower goes dry. kicking the thrashing shape away. emptying the pistol. Sees the creatures coming the other way.and turns away from the escape hole. Too late.. Suddenly she looks up as a WARRIOR SCREECHES DOWN FROM A VERTICAL SHAFT. VASQUEZ (hoarse whisper) You always were an asshole. Beyond is a narrow SERVICE WAY. VASQUEZ (icy) Losing fuel. lined with pipes and conduit. It bends aside. Gorman sees Vasquez hit.. Empty. Molten metal spatters him.BAM! BAM! BAM! Rolls aside. right above . Get any book for free on: www. It lands on her legs and she snaps her head to one side just as its TAIL STINGER buries into the metal wall beside her cheek.

diving and dodging around obstacles.Abika... their breathing loud and echoing. INT.. something for the chosen few.ALIENS 116 She seizes his hand in a deadly drip. Gorman returns the grip. If it wasn't clear before it's clear now that we are on her turf. and she's the ace. CHUTE 162 Ripley looks up the angles shaft. wait! The kid moves like lightning.. SERVICE WAY 161 RUSHING WITH Ripley. Come on. we're almost there! RIPLEY exterior vent hood. The chute Get any book for free on: www. Newt never hesitates. Running on and on. The service way lights up with a POWERFUL BLAST behind them and they stumble with the shock wave. Like blowing across a bottle top vastly amplified. INT. NEWT This . bracing her feet on perilously narrow side ribs in the shaft. Newt breaks out ahead and it's all Ripley and Hicks can do to keep up. Newt and Hicks as a full tilt run. seeing light at the top. She looks down.the walls a directionless blur. The sound of wind booms down from above. but we RECOGNIZE it as the "power greeting" she shared with Drake. Ripley enters.. He hands her two grenades and arms two himself as the creatures are upon them. They reach a junction with a narrow ANGLED CHUTE which runs upward at a steep 45 degrees.. NEWT Here! Go up.

bracing herself in a controlled descent. NEWT Just up there -Newt slips. She starts to climb with Next behind/below her. her hand groping for Newt's. MOVING WITH HER. They miss.. NEWT Riiiiipppleee -She slips. Ripley looks Hicks in the eye.ALIENS 117 descends far into the depths." Sees the glow of the light in the left fork.catches herself with one hand. inches apart. Newt bounces. and disappears. Ripley strains. so echoey and distorted it Get any book for free on: www. THe shaft pitches left. and Hicks. lost in shadow. With an echoing scream Newt plummets. sliding halfway up the wall. Hicks lunges. The chute forks ahead.. Ripley slams her feet into the side-ribs. Just disappearing down the LEFT SHAFT we SEE Ripley's light.sliding down the chute after Newt. which drops at a steeper angle into the depths. just emerging from the side duct.. And kicks free. around a bend. the walls racing by in a dizzy blur like a bobsled ride. Ripley reaches the "V. AND SHE SLIPS OUT OF IT. She .. Ripley reaches for her. The hand-light goes skittering and bumping down the chute. reaching. grabbing her oversized jacket. RIPLEY Newt! She hears a plaintive reply. a rusted rib collapsing under her foot. She goes left. dropping her light. sliding down the chute into darkness. Newt tumbles into the right shaft.

ALIENS 118 has no direction.. almost up to Newt's waist. Following the signal they come to a grating set in the floor. SERVICE TUNNEL 164 Hicks joins Ripley. Newt's call comes again. SUBBASEMENT 163 Newt is in a low grottolike chamber. INT. seeing light streaming through a grating.s. unsnapping the emergency-locator from his belt. Ripley starts down the tunnel. They follow the signal into a lighted area where the power apparently was not cut. She looks up. INT.. but no Newt.s.Abika. NEWT (o. get down . The echoing wail comes again. It is flooded.where are you? Ripley reaches the bottom of the chute where it intersects with a HORIZONTAL SERVICE TUNNEL. straining to reach the grating. RIPLEY (to her headset) Hicks. starts the other way. HICKS This way... She spins in a growing panic. filled with pipes and machines. Get any book for free on: www. I need that locator. RIPLEY (o. Ripley's voice seems to come from there.s.. answering.. NEWT (o.) Newt! Star wherever you are! Newt climbs some pipes. The light is lying there.) Moooommeeee. We're close.) Mommy. Fainter? She can't tell.

She SCREAMS as the shadow engulfs her. INT. Ripley squeezes the child's precious fingertips. dwarfing her tiny form.. SERVICE TUNNEL 166 Ripley panics. smashing it down. We have to cut through this grate. then splashing. hearing screaming below. eyes staring. Bobbing in the water. RIPLEY Climb down. Ripley runs to the grating. Her tiny fingers wriggle up through the bars of the grate. standing waist deep in the water. sensing the movement. climbing down the pipe as Hicks cuts into the bars with his hand-torch.ALIENS 119 NEWT Here! I'm here. Looking down she sees Newt's tearstreaked face. She bites her . Newt is gone.. trembling. distorting. She struggles furiously. RIPLEY Newt! Newt! The surface of the water reflects the beam placidly. honey. is "Casey" the doll head. I'm here. Cold and terrified. watches sparks shower blindingly as Hicks cuts. INT. SUBBASEMENT 165 Newt. RIPLEY Get any book for free on: www. trying to tear out of his grip. It stands. Hicks pulls Ripley away from the hole. Heedless of the cherry-hot edges Ripley lunges into the hole with her light. vanishing in darkness. dripping. She and Hicks kick desperately at the grating. Newt backs away. Newt turns. Silently a glistening shape rises in one graceful motion from the water behind her. Newt reaches up. In sinks slowly.



No! Noooo! He drags her back. It takes all of his strength. HICKS (intense) She's gone! Let's go! He sees something moving toward them through a lattice of pipes. Ripley is irrational. Hysterical. RIPLEY No! No! She's alive! We have to -HICKS All right! She's alive. I believe it. But we gotta get moving! Now! He drags her toward an ELEVATOR not far away at the end of the tunnel. Gets her inside, slamming her against the back wall. Hits the button to go to surface level. An alien warrior leaps into the tunnel, starts toward them. The doors are closing. Not fast enough. The creature gets one arm through, the doors closing on it. THEY OPEN AGAIN, an automatic safety feature. THE WARRIOR HISSES, LUNGING. Hicks FIRES, POINT-BLANK. It spins away, SCREECHING. Acid sluices between the closing doors, across Hicks' armored chest plate, as he shields Ripley with his body. The lift starts upward. Hicks' fingers race with the clasps as the stuff eats its way toward his skin. Galvanized out of her hysteria, Ripley claws at his armor, helping him as much as she can. He screams as the acid contacts his chest and arm. He shucks out of the combat armor like a madman, dropping the smoking pieces to the floor. Acrid fumes fill the

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air, searing eyes and lungs. The elevator stops. The doors part and they stumble out, Ripley supporting Hicks who is doubled over in agony. RIPLEY Come on, you can make it. Almost there. EXT. LANDING FIELD 167 Drop-ship two descends toward the landing grid, side-slipping in hurricane gusts. Bishop stands, guiding it with the portable terminal. The ship sets down hard. Slides sideways. Stops. Bishop turns as Ripley and Hicks stumble out of a doorway in the colony building behind him. He goes to them, helping to support Hicks and they run toward the ship, buffeted by the gale. Ripley shouts, her words barely audible over the wind. RIPLEY HOW MUCH TIME? BISHOP PLENTY! TWENTY-SIX MINUTES! RIPLEY WE'RE NOT LEAVING! The loading ramp deploys and they run into the ship. EXT. PROCESSING STATION 168 An infernal engine, roaring out of control. Steam blasts and swirls, lightning zaps around the superstructure and columns of incandescent gas thunder hundreds of feet into the air. We APPROACH, hypnotically. The drop-ship ENTERS FRAME, moving toward the station. It pivots, hovering in the blasting turbulence, and settles onto a NARROW LANDING PLATFORM ten levels above the ground, or about a

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third of the way up the enormous structure. INT. DROP-SHIP 169 Ripley finishes winding tape around a bulky object and drops the roll. She has crudely fastened a M-41A assault rifle together, side by side, with a flamethrower. A massive, unwieldy package of absolute firepower. Her movements are curt, precise...determined. She works rapidly, snatching magazines, grenades, belts and other gear from the fully stocked ordnance racks of the drop-ship. Bishop comes aft from the pilot's compartment to help Hicks dress his injuries. Hicks is sprawled in a flight seat, the contents of a FIELD MEDICAL KEY strewn around him. He's out of the game...contorted with pain. BISHOP Ripley... RIPLEY She's alive. They brought her here and you know it. BISHOP In seventeen minutes this place will be a cloud of vapor the size of Nebraska. Ripley is stuffing gear rapidly into a satchel, her hands flying. RIPLEY Hicks, don't let him leave. HICKS (grimacing with pain) We ain't going anywhere. She hefts the hybrid weapon, grabs the satchel and spins to the door controls. The door opens. Wind and machine-thunder blast in. RIPLEY

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See you, Hicks. Hicks is holding a wad of gauze plastered over his face. HICKS Dwayne. It's Dwayne. Ripley grabs his hand. They share a moment, albeit brief. Mutual respect in the valley of death. RIPLEY Ellen. HICKS (nods with satisfaction) Don't be long, Ellen. Ripley runs down the ramp, crossing the platform to the open doors of a LARGE FREIGHT ELEVATOR. The doors close. INT. FREIGHT ELEVATOR 170 The elevator descends. Bars of light move rhythmically across her as Ripley stands facing the doors, watching the landings go by. The heat grows more intense. Pipes glowing cherry-red pass by. Steam hisses and billows. The lift clatters in a steady beat. Hypnotic. Ripley removes her jacket and dons a battle harness directly over her T-shirt. Her hair is matted, and she glistens with sweat. Her eyes burn with a determination that holds the gut-panic in check. The elevator descends. She checks her weapon. Attaches a BANDOLIER OF GRENADES to her harness. Primes the flamethrower. Checks the rifle's magazine. Racks the bolt, chambering the first round. She checks the MARKING FLARES jammed in the thigh pockets of her jump pants. She drops an unprimed grenade, trembling, forcing herself to be strong. We SEE she doesn't know doodley about grenades. This is the most terrifying thing she has ever done. She begins to hyperventilate, soaking with sweat. Her

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taped to the top of her kludge weapon. Emergency. Her eyes dart. slowing. swirling with steam. knuckles white on the rifle. She enters the maze. Behind her we SEE a SECOND ELEVATOR next to hers. The lift motors whine. Ripley blinks sweat out of her eyes.Abika. A VOICE echoes down the tunnels. INT. CORRIDOR 171 Ripley moves out of the . moving through the Get any book for free on: www. The air itself vibrates with heat distortion. It seems to have been a descent into Dantean Hell.O. Like the beating of a vast heart the pounding of massive pumps echoes through the station. empty corridor. All personnel must evacuate immediately. You now have fourteen minutes to reach minimum safe distance. a ruddy glow VISIBLE here and there. calm and mechanical.V. darting glances at Hick's LOCATOR. expectantly. INT.ALIENS 124 fingers slick and slippery on the rifle. Slowly. CATACOMB 172 Range and direction read out in rapid-fire alpha-numerics on the locator display. It hits bottom with a bump. Ahead the corridor is encrusted with the alien excressence and not far down the bio-mechanoid catacomb begins. its lift cage somewhere on a higher floor.. Couplings groan. The elevator descends. the doors open. Machinery whines and throbs. THROUGH the parting doors. HER P. The safety cage retracts. VOICE Attention. straining to penetrate the lethal gloom.

Steam blasts.. A SIREN begins to wail a demented rhythm. VOICE You now have eleven minutes to reach minimum safe distance.ALIENS 125 swirling steam of the alien maze. BURKE Ripley. The whole station seems to shudder. like an earthquake.Abika. A CONCUSSION rocks the place. RIPLEY Here. She hands him a grenade. Oh. Skeletal figures drown in the walls. The RANGE INDICATOR READS ZERO... horrified to see Newt's tracer Get any book for free on: www. human bas-relief sealed in resin. trembling and adrenalized. Ripley moves ahead. She looks at him.. No one deserves this. Moves me. She looks down. wrapping his fingers around the spoon..inside. Flashing emergency lights illuminate the insane fresco of the walls. then recognizes the face sealed in the wall. inching through a fissure between two walls of death. Carter Burke. The locator signals shows she is almost there. She spins. SUDDENLY SOMETHING SHOOTS OUT. crouches through a low passage.. She whirls back.. turns again.. blinding her. I can feel it. She recovers . jarring her almost off her feet. God. At each intersection she quickly lights a FIFTEEN-MINUTE MARKING FLARE and drops it. frozen in macabre tormented positions like human insects in's moving! Oh gooood. For the way back. GRABBING HER! A hand. firing the flamethrower. She approaches an intersecting tunnel. The locator signal strengthens an she turns. and pulls the primer. She moves . Following the tracker she turns a corner and stops. Nothing there.cocoon niches. She has to turn sideways. Then another...

as the jointed legs appear over the lip of the ovoid one by one. EGG CHAMBER 173 Newt is cocooned in a pillarlike structure at the edge of a cluster of upright OVOID SHAPES. Ripley runs to Newt and begins tearing at the fresh resinous cocoon material. Hang on tight. She swings her up onto her back. She steps toward it. ducking under Get any book for free on: www.Abika.. She SCREAMS. nearby. More warriors are moving toward her among the eggs. a living fireball. It spins onto its back. moving straight for Ripley. Groggily Newt hooks her arms and legs through the belts of Ripley's battle harness as Ripley picks up her weapon. freeing the child. RIPLEY Newt. INT.. It spins. I want you to hang on.alien eggs. disintegrating into mindless chaos. AND AGAIN. transfixed by terror.. Newt stares. now. Ripley runs in just as it is tensing to leap. CATACOMBS 174 Ripley hears the scream and breaks into a run. Her eyelids flutter open and she becomes aware of her surroundings.opening like an obscene flower at its top to reveal something stirring within. Firing from the hip she drills it with two controlled bursts which catapult it back. Ripley retreats. She unleashes the flamethrower and it vanishes in a fireball. EGG CHAMBER 175 Newt watches the face-hugger emerge and turn toward her.ALIENS 126 bracelet lying on the floor of the tunnel.. One of the warriors lunges forward. The flash illuminates the figure of an adult warrior. INT. The eggs are engulfed. INT. NEWT (weakly) I knew you'd come. She fires the flamethrower. All hope recedes. Her expression is murderous. She blasts it in half with two bursts from the M-41A. The egg nearest her begins to move. blasting it with a burst from the assault rifle. FIRING . and FIRES.

And there it is. Over all is the Queen's shrieking as she struggles in the flames. ripping it open from within. closing on her. The Queen goes . suspended from a lattice of pipes and conduits by a weblike membrane as if some vast coil of intestine were draped carelessly among the machinery. Ripley lays about her with the flamethrower. Her six limbs. Four times. to be picked up by DRONES. rams it home Get any book for free on: www. and figures of warriors and drones vanish in frenzied thrashing. grabs another from her belt. Ripley pumps the slide on her grenade launcher. A PIERCING SHRIEK fill the chamber. Inside the abdominal sac can be SEEN the forms of countless eggs.ALIENS 127 a glistening cylindrical mass.Abika. What's bigger and meaner than the Alien? His momma. churning their way toward the pulsating ovipositor where they emerge glistening. She pulls the trigger. Eggs are tons of gelatinous matter pour across the chamber floor. igniting everything in sight with an insane fury. Eggs shrivel in the inferno.. The drones are tiny scuttling albino versions of the "warrior" aliens we have already seen. She drops the magazine. The egg-filled abdomen swells and swells into a great pulsing tubular sac. She fires.. Her fanged head is an unimaginable horror. the four arms and two powerful legs. She empty click. Pumps and fires again. Ripley realizes she ducked under part of it a moment before. are folded grotesquely over her distended abdomen. The grenades punch deep into the egg sac and EXPLODE. glistening black insect-Buddha. DIGITAL COUNTER flashing crimson zeroes. SCREECHING like some psychotic steam whistle. A massive silhouette in the mist. Two warriors emerge from the boiling smoke. the ALIEN QUEEN glowers over her eggs like a great.

venting her terror in a sustained orgy of fire as she blasts everything that moves in one long eye-searing expenditure of energy. The weapon is empty when she reaches the freight elevators. ripping away and dragging torn cartilage and tissue behind it.CORRIDOR 178179 Ripley uses the flamethrower ahead of her. blindly. emergency lights flashing.ALIENS 128 and OPENS UP. the QUEEN DETACHES FROM THE EGG SAC. Ripley sees a silhouette moving in the smoke. has demolished the life cage she descended in. navigating by sheer primal instinct. INT. Impressions crash upon her. The Get any book for free on: www.Abika. Sees another. firing bursts of pulse-rifle fire down side corridors at indistinct shapes and shadows. The creatures vanish in rapid-fire flashes.a glistening black shape which FILLS THE CORRIDOR TO THE CEILING.. SEEN DIMLY THROUGH swirling smoke. steam blasting. Reality itself is reduced to a concussive series of strobelike instants of relentless forward motion. A mass of . AN ENRAGED SCREECH ECHOES in the corridor. Ripley backs away. EGG CHAMBER 177 Lashing in a frenzy. the station rocking with explosions... sirens howling. with panting intensity verging on hysteria.THE QUEEN. Then she dashes into the catacombs. falling down the shaft from a higher level. red-hot steel hissing. INT.. CATACOMBS 176 Ripley runs. it rises on its powerful legs and steps forward. INT. CATACOMBS . Her last cartridge is reading zeroes. She sees one of the flares she dropped and turns.the maze blurring by. sprinting toward it as the foundations of the world shake. She slams the control for the other cage and hears the sound of the LIFT MOTOR'S WHINE as it begins its slow descent from several levels up.

the stairwell becoming a crazy whirl around her. the doors rolling open.ALIENS 129 flamethrower sputters uselessly when she tries that. its razor claws slamming into the grille-floor inches from her.Abika. The Queen turns and freezes. It rocks and shudders with the station's death throes. Looking down through the grille she sees the great horrifying jaws directly below her. The elevator won't be in time.then at the approaching FIGURE. running. smashing her knees against the metals stairs. STAIRWELL 184 Ripley stumbles. Ripley drops the weapon and looks up the shaft to the descending lift. Looking down through the lattice work of the station she sees the life cage start ominously upward. as the grille-floor lifts and buckles behind her with the titanic force of the creature below. It hurls itself with insane ferocity against the metal. CORRIDOR . She knows there is only one explanation for that. INT. STAIRWELL 181 Ripley reaches an open-grid emergency stairwell and sprints upward. She runs to a ladder set in the wall as a horrendous screech beats in her ears.ELEVATORS 182183 The lift reaches bottom. She scrambles up. As she rises she hears the LIFT MOTORS start up. wet and leering. VOICE You now have two minutes to reach minimum safe distance. She scrambles up the .. The grenades are gone. INT. She runs on. She dives aside as a POWERFUL BLACK ARM shoots up through the opening. INT. as if contemplating the open lift cage. SECOND LEVEL 180 Ripley struggles up through a narrow hatch. pacing her from below as she runs. INT. Newt clinging to her.. Get any book for free on: www.

Ripley turns. baby. its hovering jets roaring. outrage at the final betrayal.THE SHIP IS GONE. one after another. with Newt still clinging to her. The safety cage parts. slams through the door opening onto the platform.. Nearby a cooling tower collapses with a THUNDEROUS ROAR and the SHRIEK OF RENDING . Through wind-whipped streamers of smoke she sees. There is no place to run to on the platform. RIPLEY (to Newt. More EXPLOSIONS... ANGLE ON RIPLEY AND NEWT as the drop-ship RISES RIGHT BEHIND THEM. EXPLOSIONS detonate in the complex far below and huge fireballs swell upward through the machinery. slamming the ship sideways. rocketing up from below. VOICE You now have thirty seconds to reach. Ripley stares transfixed as the lift stops. Ripley leaps for the loading boom projecting down from the cargo bay and it raises them into the ship.. A TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION RIPS THROUGH THE COMPLEX nearby. The platform bucks wildly. backing away from the doors toward the railing. She scans the sky.ALIENS 130 EXT. RIPLEY BISHOP! Her shouts become inarticulate screams of hatred. The lift doors begin to open. RIPLEY (hysterical) BISHOP! Newt is sobbing. low) Close your eyes. Its extended landing Get any book for free on: www. The lift rises ponderously INTO VIEW.Abika. Nothing. LANDING PLATFORM 185 Ripley. A glimpse of the apparition within.

realizing they are finally and truly safe. The ship vaults out and up. EXT. Ripley and Newt see everything shake into a blur. tossed forward. Ripley is slammed back in her seat. RIPLEY Get any book for free on: www.and climbs. the clouds light up from beneath from horizon to horizon. WHITING OUT THE FRAME.. Ripley slams her seat harness latches home.Abika. Bishop wrestles with the controls. The tiny ship is slammed by the shockwave. grinding with a hideous squeal of metal on metal.STATION 186187 Ripley leaps into a seat with Newt. cradling her. Bishop! The entire lower level of the station disappears in a . and Ripley strokes her hair. wide-eyed. The air vibrates with intense heat waves and concussion. pouring on the gees.ALIENS 131 legs foul in a tangle of conduit. INT. Bishop standing it on its tail.. INT. Newt starts to cry quietly. toward the stars. Below. STRATOSPHERE 188 The drop-ship lunges up and out of the cloud layer into the clear high night. ripping free. The landing legs retract./EXT. Begins strapping in. DROP-SHIP 189 Ripley and Newt watch the blinding glare fade away and they sit. The drop-ship engines fire. scorched but functioning. RIPLEY Punch it. DROP-SHIP . trembling. A SUN HOT DOME OF ENERGY bursts up through the cloud layer.

com . BISHOP I'm sorry if I gave you a scare but that platform was just becoming too unstable. It's over. precedes Bishop down the aisle to the loading ramp. INT. SULACO CARGO LOCK . baby. I -He notices a tiny innocuous drop of liquid splash onto the ramp next to his shoe. picking up Newt.LATER 190 The scorched and battered ship once again sits in its drop-bay. thanks. RIPLEY You did okay.. BISHOP I gave him a shot. steam blasting from cooling vents beside the engine. We'll need to get a stretcher to cart him up to medical. BISHOP Well. CARGO LOCK . Rotating clearance lights sweep the dark chamber hypnotically.DROP-SHIP 192 Bishop continues as they move down the ramp.IN ORBIT . INT. SSSSSS. She puts her hand on his shoulder. INT. Ripley nods and.ALIENS 132 It's okay. for the pain. Bishop.Abika. It is the razor-sharp scorpion TAIL of the alien Get any book for free on: www. spraying Ripley with milklike android blood. We made it. stopping partway down the ramp. Acid. BISHOP I had to circle and hope things didn't get too rough to take you off.. DROP-SHIP 191 Bishop stands behind Ripley as she kneels beside a comatose Hicks. SOMETHING BURSTS FROM HIS CHEST. Ripley turns to him.

staring hypnotized. Hits the switch. RIPLEY (to Newt) Go! Newt runs for cover. It WHIRRS closed.Abika. It descends slowly to the deck.. The Queen is huge. She lowers Newt to the deck. Still smoking where Ripley half-fried it. seizing the protruding section of tail in his hands. RIPLEY Here! Without warning it moves like lightning. Above them the Queen glowers from its place of concealment among the hydraulic mechanisms inside one landing-leg bay.. Ripley moves with nightmarish slowness herself. like a doll.terrified to break and run. BOOM. The Alien drops to the . as is slowly lifts him off the deck. Ripley waves her arms. She clears a door. as the creature leaps for her.. Bishop thrashes. its six limbs unfolding in inhuman geometries. dripping acid and rage. Its feet slam. decoying. Ripley spins. Driven right through him from behind. shredded. It blends perfectly with the machinery until it begins to emerge. pivoting toward the motion. echoing. never taking her eyes off the creature. on the deck behind her. The Get any book for free on: www. It descends slowly. Seizing Bishop in two great hands it rips him apart and flings him aside.. straight at her. sprinting.and very pissed off. the rotating lights glistening across its shiny black limbs.ALIENS 133 QUEEN. powerful.

The next will be right above her. The HUM of powerful motors.Abika. Like medieval armor with the power of Get any book for free on: www. WEARING TWO TONS OF HARDENED STEEL. THE POWER LOADER. INT.her feet going into stirruplike mechanisms. INT. Velcro straps fastened over them. The parting doors REVEAL an inhuman silhouette standing there. Ripley steps out. CARGO LOCK 194 The Queen turns its attention from the doors to Newt as the little girl crawls into a system of trenchlike service channels which cross the deck. unrecognizable machines. Fingers stabbing buttons in a sequence. She scrambles desperately. CHANNEL 195 Newt scurries like a rabbit as the looming figure of the Alien appears . INT.. The channels are covered by steel grillework and barely big enough for her to crawl through. The WHINE of hydraulics. Another section is ripped away right at her heels. Her hand closing on a complex grip-control.ALIENS 134 Alien hits a moment later. seen through the bars. INT. CARGO LOCK 196 The Queen spins at the sound of door motors behind her. DARK CHAMBER 193 Ripley moves ferret-quick among dark. Light pouring in. VARIOUS ANGLES VERY TIGHT ON what she is doing. A section of grille is ripped away behind her.

RIPLEY (screaming) Come on! The Queen emerges as a blur of rage.. The battle is joined. banishing all fear. CRASH! It goes backward into heavy loading equipment.. lashing with unbelievable fury. WALLOP! A roundhouse from one great hydraulic arm catches it on its hideous skull and slams it into a wall. They circle in a whirling . SCREECH... CLANG. Get any book for free on: www. coming within inches of her exposed body. The cavernous chamber echoes with nightmarish sounds.the massive foot CRASH-CLANGS to the deck. Ripley's expression is one you hope you'll never see.. you bitch! The Queen SCREECHES pure lethality and leaps. tail lashes. shooting between the crash-bars. murderous rage surges through her now. denting it in.Abika. The striking teeth extend almost a meter from inside its fanged maw. Ripley closes the forks. The hind legs rip at her. They lock in a death embrace. Ripley parries with radical swipes of the steel forks. CRASH. Claws swipe. It lashes and writhes with incredible fury. crushing two of the creature's limbs. RIPLEY Get away from her. demolishing everything in their path.WHINE. advancing. slamming against the safety cage.ALIENS 135 a bulldozer. She lifts it off the ground. Hell hath no fury like that of a mother protecting her child and that primal.. She takes a step. It rebounds into a massive backhand. She takes another.

over the lip of a RECTANGULAR PIT.Abika. off balance. The power loader's CUTTING TORCH flares on. INT. twisted in the loader's wreckage. The Alien shrieks. Bishop. They roll together. directly in the thing's face. The creature rips at high-pressure hoses. Yellow acid foams down the hydraulic arms toward her. blasting and buffetting her as she struggles to unstrap from the loader.ALIENS 136 She ducks and the teeth slam into the seat cushion behind her dead in a spray of drool. INT. A VERTICAL LOADING AIRLOCK. She slaps the red "INNER DOOR OVERRIDE" and latches the "HOLD" locking-key down. torn Get any book for free on: www. REVEALING the infinite pit of stars. Purple hydraulic fluid sprays . Ripley hits a switch... The airlock becomes a wind . She hits "OUTER DOOR OPEN" and there is a hurricane shriek of air as the doors on which they are lying separate. CARGO BAY 198 Newt screams as the hurricane airstream sucks her across the floor toward the airlock. All this time the Alien has been lashing at her in a frenzy and she has been parrying desperately in the confined space. They topple.machine blood mixing with alien blood. below. Ripley pulls her arm out of the controls of the loader and claws toward a panel of airlock actuating buttons. A KLAXON begins to sound. The air of the vast ship howls past her into space as she claws her way up a service ladder. pinned. The Queen pins her. LOADING LOCK 197 They crash together four meters below.

INT. With all her strength Ripley fights the blasting air. seeing Bishop still holding Newt by the arm. Weakly she turns her head. She lies on her back. It drags the Alien.. The turbulent air eddies and settles. Get any book for free on: www. his pastalike internal organs whipped by the wind. BISHOP Not bad for a human. The loader tumbles clear. Ripley hugs her desperately. She locks her arms around a ladder rung. Its SHRIEK fades. drained of all strength. in the airblast. it gone. feels them almost torn out of their shoulder sockets. crawling over the lip of the inner doorway. baby. Gasping for breath. grips a stanchion and reaches desperately for Newt as she slides past him. grim smile.. He catches her arm and hangs on as she dangles. doll-like. into the depths of space. NEWT (weakly) Mommy. Right here.ALIENS 137 virtually in two. LOADING LOCK 199 The Alien seizes Ripley's ankle.Mommy? RIPLEY Right here. She releases the OVERRIDE from a second panel. falling away. He winks. all of space yawning below. still clutching one of Ripley's lucky hi-tops. Encrusted with his own vanilla milkshake . The inner doors close. Bishop gives her a small. The door opens farther. Ripley crosses to Newt.Abika.

NEWT Are we going to sleep now? RIPLEY That's . carrying Newt on her hip.ALIENS 138 INT. CORRIDOR 200 Ripley limps along the corridor. NEWT Can we dream? RIPLEY Yes. I think we both can. Newt's head rests on her shoulder. The ship's systems hum comfortingly. honey. FADE OUT -=THE END=- Get any book for free on: www. HOLD ON THEM AS they recede down the long straight corridor.Abika.