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The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
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Eternals (2021)

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

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It is time.

(SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

I’m Ikaris.

I’m Sersi.

(SLOW DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(TRIBESMEN SHOUTING IN SUMERIAN)

It’s coming! Run!

Father!

Run!

(ROARS)

(SCREECHES)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(DEVIANT GRUNTS)

(TRIBESPEOPLE SCREAMING AND CLAMORING)

(SCREECHES)

(SCREECHES)

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) Good fight.

You, too.

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(SNARLS)

(GROANS)

(SCREECHES)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(TRIBESPEOPLE CHATTERING)

(ENERGY HUMMING)

(INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

(IN ENGLISH) Thank you, Ajak.

(SLOW DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(TIME BY PINK FLOYD PLAYING)

(TIME BY PINK FLOYD CONTINUES PLAYING)

(TIME BY PINK FLOYD CONTINUES PLAYING)

(CAMERA CLICKS)

Shit.

Excuse me. Excuse me.

(TIME BY PINK FLOYD CONTINUES PLAYING)

I know I’m late, Charlie.

MAN: “In this broad Earth of ours,

“Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,

“Enclosed and safe within its central heart,

“Nestles the seed Perfection.”

The poet’s hope and optimism in humanity echoes our recent universal victory, the return of half our population…

And, thank God, there she is.

Our brilliant museum scientist, Ms. Sersi, the person who will be and was always supposed to be giving you your presentation today.

Thank you, Mr. Whitman. Sorry I’m late, everyone.

Today, we’ll be learning about the importance of apex predators in a balanced ecosystem.

(SOFTLY) Poetry?

DANE: I completely ran out of things to say, and these kids make me nervous.

Well, I thought you were very charming, Professor.

MAN: See you tonight.

Ooh! “See you tonight.”

(STUDENTS LAUGH)

All right, settle down.

So…

who can tell me what an apex predator is?

Animals that hunt their prey for food.

Very good.

Apex predators do hunt their prey for food, like all predators.

But one thing that sets them apart is that there are no other animals in their habitat strong enough to hunt them.

Who can give me an example?

Lions.

Wolves.

SERSI: Correct.

(RUMBLING)

Earthquake.

(CRASHING)

SERSI: Get down. Get down!

(STUDENTS SCREAMING)

It’s an earthquake, everyone. Get down! Under the tables!

Let me help you. Don’t worry, it’ll pass soon.

(STUDENTS SCREAMING)

(RUMBLING AND THUDDING)

It’s all right. Come here.

(WHIMPERING)

You’re all right. You’re all right.

(ALARM BELL RINGING)

(RUMBLING STOPS)

(GROWLS SOFTLY)

(WHINES, GROWLS)

(SUGARFOOT BY BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS PLAYING)

I like this song.

Me, too.

Do you wanna dance?

Wait, what the hell?

(CHUCKLES) Your hand!

You’ve had too much to drink. I gotta go.

(SUGARFOOT CONTINUES PLAYING ON SPEAKER)

PEOPLE: (SINGING) Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday, dear Dane

Happy birthday to you

Hip, hip!

ALL: Hooray!

(STAY IN THE GROOVE PT. 1 BY RICKEY CALLOWAY AND THE DAPKINGS PLAYING ON SPEAKER)

(CHUCKLES)

DANE: Is this from the Middle Ages?

SERSI: It has your family crest.

It must have cost a fortune.

I’m a good eBay bidder.

Thank you.

Happy birthday. (CHUCKLES)

So, have you given any more thought to us moving in together?

Yeah, I… I thought about it.

I can’t move in with you.

Yeah. Mmhmm. Thought you’d say that.

I’m sorry.

And I think I know why.

Are you a wizard?

What?

Yeah, like Doctor Strange.

No. I’m…

I’ve noticed some unusual things happen when I’m around you.

Like our water always turns to coffee whenever the waiter ignores us.

That’s your caffeine addiction talking.

And Sprite says things…

Mm.

…like you and your exboyfriend broke up a century ago.

She said that?

And he can fly.

He’s a pilot.

SPRITE: Get a room, you two.

Can we go now? It’s past my bedtime.

(DANE SIGHS)

Are you really in love?

What if I am?

SPRITE: You better tell him the truth, then.

SERSI: I’m working on it.

You guys wanna get pizza?

BOTH: No, thank you!

He won’t live forever, you know.

Move in with him.

SERSI: I live with you.

Dane.

(GROWLING)

Shit! Is that a Deviant?

Dane, run!

(GROWLS)

Sersi?

Let’s go.

(DANE SCREAMS)

What is that thing?

A Deviant!

You said you killed them all!

You told him that?

You believed me?

I do now!

(GROWLING)

What are you doing?

Keep Dane safe!

Sersi, wait! What?

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

You’re fine, dude.

Sprite!

No. Stairs.

(PEOPLE CLAMORING)

(GROWLS)

(UNEASY MUSIC PLAYING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(TIRES SCREECHING)

(HORN BLARES)

(GROWLS LOWLY)

Run! Go! Go!

WOMAN: Go! MAN: Come on!

(GROWLS)

It knows where we are!

How?

I don’t know! (GRUNTS)

SERSI: Sprite!

(GROWLING)

(PANTING)

Sprite!

(HEROIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Ikaris!

Evening, ladies.

Watch out!

(HORN BLARES)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Wizard.

(GRUNTS)

Sorry.

(DEVIANT GROWLING)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(GROWLS)

(MOANING)

Did it just heal itself?

(UNINTELLIGIBLE GROWLING)

(SCREECHES)

Ikaris.

It’s good to see you.

It’s good to see you, too, Sprite.

I’m Dane.

Hello, Dane.

Well, I guess you must be the pilot.

(SIREN WAILING)

(TIRES SCREECHING)

(INDISTINCT POLICE RADIO CHATTER)

SERSI: We’re Eternals, from a planet called Olympia.

We came here 7,000 years ago on the Domo, our starship, to protect humans from the Deviants.

We thought we killed them all five centuries ago, but now they’re back.

Look, if you don’t want to move in with me, you could just say.

Dane, this is serious.

Oh, I know. I’m just still getting over the fact you’re not a wizard.

I was hoping you could change me into a giraffe.

I always wanted to be a giraffe when I was a kid.

It’s too bad I can’t change sentient beings.

You would have made a very cute giraffe.

Why didn’t you guys help fight Thanos?

Or any war?

Or all the other terrible things throughout history?

We were instructed not to interfere in any human conflicts

unless Deviants were involved.

Why?

SERSI: If we’d protected humanity from everything for 7,000 years, you’d never have had the chance to develop in the way you were meant to.

But if the Deviants were eradicated a long time ago, why are you still here?

We’ve been waiting… to be told we can go home.

(SIGHS DEEPLY) So…

Ikaris.

The boy who flew too close to the sun.

Sprite made that story up when we lived in Athens.

In the fifth century BC?

How long were you two together?

5,000 years.

I guess you can call that longterm.

What happened?

He left.

I always thought he’d come back, but… he never did.

So, I moved on.

I’m glad you did.

I’m sorry.

I have to go.

REPORTER: This morning, an unprecedented global earthquake swept nationstates across the world, causing damage and panic.

Many have speculated its connection with the Blip.

The UN has called for an emergency meeting…

That Deviant healed itself.

They could never do that before.

And it was coming after us instead of humans.

What’s going on?

I came to check on you because of the earthquake.

That Deviant is news to me.

Something’s happening to Earth.

Can’t be a coincidence.

We need to find the others.

I haven’t seen some of them for centuries.

IKARIS: I doubt much has changed.

I’m sorry I hurt you, Sersi.

But we need to stick together.

And once I know you’re safe, I’ll leave you alone.

Let’s go to Ajak first.

She’ll know what to do.

You hear that, Sprite?

Family reunion.

It’s about time.

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

Hey, that one was mine! Oh, never mind.

(GIRL GRUNTS)

(IN BABYLONIAN) Do not fear.

GILGAMESH: Quickly, inside the gate!

(ROARING)

(GRUNTING)

(PANTING)

(DEVIANT GROANING)

(SCREECHES)

(HEROIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)

ARISHEM: Ajak.

Arishem.

(IN ENGLISH) We continue to keep Babylon safe from the Deviants.

More people have come to seek refuge.

It is now the largest city on Earth.

ARISHEM: The Eternals serving their missions across the galaxies will learn from your success.

Thank you.

I respect your grand design, Arishem.

But I have noticed something special about this planet.

And I fear that maybe this time the cost may…

ARISHEM: Do not become attached to this planet.

You must focus on the true purpose of your mission.

I understand.

I will not let you down.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

AJAK: Phastos.

Did you go to the party last night like I told you to?

(SCOFFS) The party, yeah.

Yeah, it was…

MAN: He worked all night.

PHASTOS: Who was talking to you?

(CHUCKLES)

AJAK: Get a life.

And where is Sersi?

Late as usual.

PHASTOS: I’m sorry, but I have something very exciting to show you, okay? (CHUCKLES)

Wait till you see this.

(EXHALES HEAVILY)

What is it?

PHASTOS: It’s an engine.

It moves steam from high pressure to low pressure.

Uh, it’ll help them till their fields at an incredibly fast rate.

It’s gonna freak them out.

I mean, they only have had the wheel 1,000 years, so…

You know, we could do that thing where you use your mind to control them and then they could do it quicker.

Ajak, you listening to this?

Phastos, this steam…

Engine. It’s a steam engine.

It’s too soon.

And there she is.

What did I miss?

Nothing. Just the screams of my deep disappointment.

AJAK: I am sure you have something simpler.

PHASTOS: Simple.

Okay, let’s see. Uh…

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the plow.

‘Cause that’s what it does.

Plows dirt.

I met another group of settlers who are building their homes in the northern fields.

They’ll need to plant their own crops.

Thanks, Sersi.

AJAK: Listen, humanity may be coming along slower than some of us want.

But there is no telling what wonders they will discover as they advance.

SPRITE: (IN BABYLONIAN) The wonders of the world await you.

Follow Gilgamesh and Enkidu into battle.

Be forever inspired by their bravery and strength.

You and your fellow man…

…will go on great adventures.

And become legends of your own!

(CROWD CHEERING)

GILGAMESH: (IN ENGLISH) I just saw that.

There’s so many other chairs, man.

KINGO: You know, I could use my powers…

Come and have a drink with me.

No.

I can’t let you go and fight Deviants on your own.

We need to guard the city.

Get out of my way.

I didn’t come to this planet to cower behind walls.

We need to trust Arishem’s design for this planet.

Hmm.

Thena.

It’s an honor to fight alongside you.

And you.

My beautiful Makkari.

You’re late.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) I needed to get enough artifacts to make a good trade.

(WHISPERS IN BABYLONIAN) Just lie to her.

(LAUGHTER)

(SOFT FOLK MUSIC PLAYING)

(MAN GASPS)

(MAKKARI, IN SIGN LANGUAGE)

(DRUIG TRANSLATING TO BABYLONIAN) I can sense vibrations.

Even the tiniest movement.

Including your voices when you speak.

Did you two just waste my time?

The Emerald Tablet you’re searching for…

…is a myth!

(MEN BRAWLING)

(TABLEWARE CLATTERING)

(ENERGY HUMMING)

(ALL GRUNTING IN UNISON)

(ALL CHEERING)

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) When humans have conflict, Ajak tells us not to interfere.

(IN ENGLISH) Well, she also says that stealing is very, very bad.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) If you don’t tell, I won’t tell.

Deal.

(LIVELY FOLK MUSIC PLAYING)

(ALL CHEERING)

(LAUGHING)

IKARIS: I promise I won’t let my feelings for Sersi distract me from my mission.

Humans are far from being able to protect themselves from the Deviants.

We still have much to do.

AJAK: Your faith in Arishem is strong.

I can feel it.

But you are allowed to live a life, you know?

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Go tell Sersi how you feel.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Try.

IKARIS: Sorry.

I’m making a mess.

(LAUGHS)

SERSI: Well, not bad.

SERSI: (IN BABYLONIAN) See you.

Let me help you.

(WOMAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(IN ENGLISH) It matches your eyes.

(IN BABYLONIAN) You are very kind.

(IN ENGLISH) You’re learning their language now?

If I want to spend more time with you, I need to get to know them.

(IN BABYLONIAN) I am very beautiful.

(CHUCKLES)

(IN ENGLISH) Wait, what did I say?

You said, “I am very beautiful.”

You…

You are very beautiful, Sersi.

I’m yours, Sersi, if you’ll have me.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

I love you, Ikaris.

I love you, Sersi.

(FUSION MUSIC PLAYING)

(BELLS JINGLING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(IN SANSKRIT) May the gods hereby bond you in matrimony.

Congratulations.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(THUNDER CONTINUES RUMBLING)

(IN ENGLISH) Hello?

(WIND WHISTLING)

Ajak?

(WIND CONTINUES WHISTLING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Ajak!

(GASPS)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(SNIFFLING)

It was a Deviant.

(GENTLE PIANO MUSIC PLAYING)

(SINGING) Our love

And our devotion

Were as deep as any ocean

It was the last time I saw her.

Ajak asked me to check on Sersi, so I went to London.

Turned out, both of us were lonely and we needed each other.

I guess, in her way, Ajak never stopped trying to take care of us.

Bye, Ajak.

It’s the first time in 7,000 years one of us has died.

I think the Deviant that attacked us in London killed Ajak and absorbed her power.

Deviants have never done that in the past.

SPRITE: It healed itself just like Ajak.

I swear, I almost heard it speak.

(ELECTRICITY BUZZES)

(ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)

Arishem.

ARISHEM: Sersi.

It is almost time.

Sersi! Sersi! Are you okay?

What happened, Sersi?

The sphere that Ajak used to talk with Arishem, it came out of her body and went inside me.

Did you talk with Arishem?

SERSI: Yes. He said it’s almost time.

Can you try talking to him again?

I don’t know how.

But she chose you to replace her.

And she gave you the sphere.

Hold on, Sprite.

Are you sure you talked with Arishem?

What else would it be?

Mahd Wy’ry.

(DISTANT CLAMORING AND SCREAMING)

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

(MAN GROANS)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

Where are the others?

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) We had to split up.

There were more Deviants than you said.

Well, I’m sure that was a lot of fun for you.

It was.

PHASTOS: Once the others kill these last Deviants, we will have eliminated them all from the planet.

(GUNSHOTS)

(VILLAGERS SCREAMING)

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

(PEOPLE GROANING AND SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING AND GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

(ENERGY HUMS)

Don’t.

We don’t interfere in their wars.

DRUIG: This isn’t war.

It’s genocide.

Their weapons have become too deadly.

Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea helping them advance, Phastos.

Technology is a part of their evolutionary process, Druig.

It’s not exactly something that I can stop.

No, you can’t. But I can.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) Stay strong.

THENA: It’s too late.

SERSI: Thena?

Everyone is going to die.

Are you okay?

Thena?

(GROANS)

Thena? Thena, no! (GROANS)

AJAK: Thena!

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Don’t listen to your head, Thena.

Listen to my voice.

You are safe.

You are loved.

You’re our Thena.

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

(GASPS)

(GRUNTS)

Hey, Thena!

Hey! Stop, stop, stop!

Is she okay?

(MOUTHS) Yeah.

Sersi.

Thena, please.

Come back to us.

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

Okay.

(GRUNTING)

(LOUD THUD)

(PANTING)

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

I thought Mahd Wy’ry was a myth.

There is no cure…

so no one really talks about it.

(GASPS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

What happened?

AJAK: Thena.

You attacked everyone.

Wounded Sersi, Phastos,

you nearly killed Makkari.

I don’t remember.

AJAK: You have Mahd Wy’ry.

Your mind is fracturing under the weight of your memories.

And all I can do is erase them so that you can start over.

I will have to inform Arishem and take you back to the ship where we have the technology to help you.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) But she won’t be Thena anymore.

What if it happens again? She could’ve killed you.

She could have killed all of us.

Please.

Please, I… I want to remember.

I want to remember my life.

Thena, I love you.

But listen to me.

It’s not important if you remember or not.

Your spirit will remain.

You will always be Thena deep inside.

Trust me.

Why should she trust you?

You’re asking her to let you erase who she is.

Druig, I know you’re upset, but…

(SHOUTS) Upset?

We’ve trusted you for 7,000 years, and look where you’ve gotten us.

I’ve watched humans destroy each other when I could stop it all in a heartbeat.

Do you know what that does to someone after centuries?

Could our mission have been a mistake?

Are we really helping these people build a better world, huh?

(DISTANT CLAMORING AND SCREAMING)

We’re just like the soldiers down there.

Pawns to their leaders.

Blinded by loyalty.

It ends now.

(CLAMORING AND SCREAMING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMING AND CLAMORING SUBSIDE)

Let them go.

You’re gonna have to make me.

Stop.

DRUIG: If you wanna stop me, you’re gonna have to kill me.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC RISES)

(EERIE INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

GILGAMESH: I’ll watch over Thena.

Let her keep her memories.

AJAK: One day, when she attacks you, you might have to kill her.

We’ll take that chance.

You may all go.

The Deviants are gone.

There is no reason for you to stay with me.

Shouldn’t you ask Arishem first?

We’re a team, we should stay together.

I didn’t ask you for your advice, Ikaris.

Do not forget your place.

This is where we say goodbye.

You are free to go.

I want you to go out there.

And live a life for yourselves.

Not as soldiers.

Not with the purpose you were given.

Find your own purpose.

And one day, when we see each other again, I want you to tell me what you found.

(NACH MERA HERO BY CELINA SHARMA PLAYING)

(SINGING) Come my way Nach, mera hero

Get the evil away

Nach, mera hero

You came to save

Nach, mera hero

And now you’re here

Nach, mera hero, oh

Now you have come home Give it all to me

You would risk it all For the victory

Waiting for you Scarcely can I

(NACH MERA HERO CONTINUES PLAYING)

(WOMEN VOCALIZING)

MAN: (IN HINDI) Welcome.

(IN ENGLISH) I am Karun Patel. (CHUCKLES)

Kingo’s valet.

It’s truly an honor to be in the presence of the great Eternals.

(SINGING) Like the fire Like the sun

You have risen, Mighty one

(WOMEN VOCALIZING)

(SONG ENDS)

Cut! Okay, everyone, that was good.

(BELL RINGS)

But we could do 10% better.

That was beautiful. Very, very good.

MAN: Really, so good.

(SQUEALS)

KINGO: (LAUGHS) My friends from college are here.

Hello, boss!

Perfect timing!

Welcome to the set of…

(IN HINDI) Legend of Ikaris

(IN ENGLISH) I’m playing you!

You like the costume?

We need to talk.

KINGO: Tell the director I have some notes for him…

We need to talk to you in private.

Oh, Karun, he’s worked with me for 50 years.

I trust him completely.

Actually, when we first met, he thought I was a vampire, and he tried to stake me through the heart.

I have apologized so many times.

Not quite enough times.

Very close, though. I’ll let you know.

Oh, I have to get ready for the next scene.

Come to my tent, we’ll talk there.

You guys are gonna love the next scene.

I come in on a wire ’cause, you know, I can’t fly.

Wait, are we getting back together?

We need to talk.

KINGO: I’ve been waiting for the day the world learns the true identity of the Shadow Warrior.

SPRITE: Ajak’s dead.

IKARIS: She was killed.

It was a Deviant.

(KARUN GIVING INSTRUCTIONS IN HINDI)

IKARIS: The Deviants are back.

We don’t know how many there are.

You need to come with us.

(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING)

I can’t just go. I mean, all these people depend on me.

We just started shooting this movie.

It’s the first of a trilogy.

We just got BTS to do a cameo… (VOICE BREAKS)

Sir, may I say something?

Please don’t say anything.

I think you should go.

I just said don’t say anything.

“Life affords no greater duty than to protect one’s family!”

Remember? It’s your favorite line from The Shadow Warrior 2: Voyage of Time.

Your family needs you.

(FRIENDS BY BTS PLAYING)

Seven thousand years.

(FRIENDS CONTINUES PLAYING ON SPEAKER)

That’s how long the battle between Eternals and Deviants has raged for.

You think I’m a movie star.

Well, I am. But I am also… an Eternal.

SPRITE: Kingo, what are you doing?

KINGO: I think we should be remembered, so… I am making a documentary about us.

You are about to meet my fellow Eternal, Sprite.

Sprite, tell them about yourself.

Oh, wait.

Okay, well, we’ll circle back to her.

This is Sersi.

Sersi, tell them about yourself.

Uh…

KINGO: We’re rolling.

Well, uh…

I can change a rock into water.

Uh, I could turn a rock into wood.

Or a rock into metal.

Actually, one time, I turned a rock into air.

Cut.

Um, you know what? Why don’t you think about it, and we’ll get back to you, okay?

(SOFTLY) Let’s go.

Sprite says you’re addicted to this thing.

Oh, this? (CHUCKLES)

Look at this.

Whoa. (CHUCKLES)

SERSI: You know, seeing as we don’t age.

I think you look quite good.

(CAMERA CLICKS)

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Don’t you?

SPRITE: Nobody ever wonders how you managed to be the leading man for over 100 years?

Oh, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

That is my greatgreatgrandfather, that is my greatgrandfather, grandfather, father, and me.

I’m part of the greatest dynasty in the history of Bollywood.

Pretty impressive, right?

You abandoned me in Macedonia.

Okay, I got sick of moving every five years.

People freak out when they notice that you don’t… age.

I thought we were friends.

KINGO: Do you know why I love movies?

Because of you.

I missed sitting in the audience, listening to your stories, watching your illusions.

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

We should’ve all stayed together.

Ajak would still be alive.

She should have never let us go.

This is the Deviant you fought in London?

It’s different.

There must be more out there than we thought.

KARUN: Oh.

Is… Is this a Deviant, sir?

Yep.

(KARUN CHUCKLES)

It’s a beautiful creature.

What? This? This? No. It’s hideous.

You’ve never had one try to bite your head off. Roll.

Oh.

KINGO: You’re about to meet two of the greatest warriors the world has ever known.

Thena, legendary, deadly, fashionable.

And her trusty friend…

(SOFTLY) Door.

…a mighty powerhouse of strength, the fearsome Gilgamesh!

Gilgamesh!

What took you so long?

(MAMA TRIED BY MERLE HAGGARD PLAYING ON SPEAKER)

(GILGAMESH GRUNTS)

You look younger today, Sprite.

KARUN: (CHUCKLES) I have the same apron.

Who the hell are you?

I’m Karun. Kingo’s valet.

Oh, valet. Like Alfred in Batman.

Gilgamesh. The Deviants are back.

GILGAMESH: No shit. I could have used some help.

We were attacked by a Deviant in London, too.

Even Ikaris couldn’t kill it.

You couldn’t?

I was distracted.

Sure, man. (LAUGHING)

Hey, you guys wanna try my pie?

I’m sorry, Gil.

Ajak’s dead.

It’s true, buddy.

We lost her.

(MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYING)

(METAL PAN CREAKING)

GILGAMESH: Sersi.

The attack triggered her.

She’s no fun to be around right now.

Hey, Thena.

Look who’s here.

Give me your hand.

Thena.

(PANTING)

Everyone in Centuri6 is going to die.

Give me your hand.

It’s too late. We can’t save them.

Thena.

(GRUNTS)

Thena.

We came to Earth together on our ship.

You’re an Eternal.

The greatest warrior of Olympia.

The legendary protector of Athens.

The goddess of war.

Remember who you are.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

GILGAMESH: Remember.

(ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXHALES)

Thena.

Hi.

Hello.

Hey, who’s your gardener?

This is just what you guys eat every day?

Yeah, this is amazing.

Every day.

Thank you for this.

Oh, you’re welcome.

Help yourself.

This one is a trio of wine, beer, and mead.

Made for all the soldiers in the battle of Troy.

That’s so thoughtful.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

(LEND ME YOUR COMB BY CARL PERKINS PLAYS ON SPEAKER)

Should she be drinking?

(SOFTLY) No, hers is nonalcoholic. For kids.

I gave you the same thing, Sprite.

(GILGAMESH AND KINGO LAUGHING)

KINGO: For kids.

GILGAMESH: I was just kidding.

Yours is a secret brew Odin taught me as a thankyou after we helped defeat Laufey’s army in Tonsberg.

(ALL LAUGHING)

(LULLABY MUSIC CHIMING)

What? Oh.

I’m a big baby.

(LAUGHTER)

Very mature. Can you stop?

Stop.

KINGO: Speaking of Odin…

Thor used to follow me around when he was a little kid.

Now he’s a famous Avenger and won’t return my calls.

So, now that Captain Rogers and Iron Man are both gone, who do you think is gonna lead the Avengers?

I could lead them.

I figure I’d be good at that.

Yeah, you would.

Ajak didn’t even choose you to lead us.

KINGO: Whoa.

Ouch, Gil. Ouch.

Harsh.

I’m gonna let that one slide because, you know, you’ve always been bitter that I can fly and you can’t.

GILGAMESH: Oh, so what, you can fly.

I’m betterlooking, everybody knows that.

(KINGO CHUCKLES)

IKARIS: Where you going?

I’m just gonna get some air.

Mmm. This is really good, Gil.

You know, I could sell this.

Put my face on it, move some units.

GILGAMESH: I made it from corn.

I chew each kernel myself and ferment it in my spit.

(SPITS)

SERSI: Is this the Centuri6 Thena was talking about?

Yeah, it’s a planet.

She thinks she used to live there until it was destroyed.

Always talks about massive quakes ripping it apart.

Everyone died, including herself.

We had an unprecedented global earthquake three days ago.

Oh, that’s what that was.

I thought I was drunk. (CHUCKLES)

Ajak chose me to lead us, but… I can’t even figure out how to speak to Arishem.

I’ve tried so many times.

Maybe you’re trying too hard.

Sometimes, you just have to listen.

(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING)

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

ARISHEM: Sersi.

Arishem.

Ajak was killed by a Deviant.

We think it absorbed her power.

And something unusual is happening to Earth.

ARISHEM: It is a side effect of the emergence.

The emergence?

It is time for you to learn the true purpose of your mission.

You were sent to Earth to bring forth the Celestial Tiamut.

Every billion years, new Celestials must be born.

I plant Celestial seeds into host planets across the universe.

The planet Earth was chosen to host the Celestial Tiamut.

In order to grow, Tiamut needs vast amounts of energy from intelligent life.

The Deviants prevented this by consuming humans until the Eternals eliminated them.

Now, the human population of this planet has reached the required amount.

It is time for the emergence to begin.

(MUSIC CRESCENDOS)

(BREATHES HEAVILY) But…

everyone on Earth will die.

ARISHEM: The end of one life, Sersi, is the beginning of another.

(EXPLOSION)

Our universe is a constant exchange of energy.

An infinite cycle of creation and destruction.

Celestials use energy gathered from host planets to create suns, generating gravity, heat, and light for new galaxies to form.

(EXPLOSION)

Without us, our universe will fall into darkness.

All life will die.

Ajak knew the truth?

She has helped many Celestials to emerge over millions of years.

So have you.

Earth was my first mission.

I was home, on Olympia.

ARISHEM: There is no Olympia.

(CELESTIAL MUSIC PLAYING)

This is your true home, Sersi.

The World Forge.

It is here that I built and programmed the Eternals.

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Everything dies except us because we were never alive.

Why don’t I remember any of this?

(GASPS)

ARISHEM: Because your memories are erased and reset after each emergence.

They are stored here.

Why do you keep them?

I keep them in order to study the Deviants.

I created the Deviants, Sersi, for the same purpose I created you.

Every Celestial host planet has its own predators.

I first sent the Deviants to exterminate them so intelligent life could grow.

(SCREECHES)

But there was a flaw in their design.

They evolved.

Became predators themselves.

(SCREAMS)

And I lost control of them.

I built and programmed you, Eternals, to be synthetic beings and incapable of evolution, to correct my mistake.

Sersi, Ajak has chosen you to take her place as the Prime Eternal.

Do not fail me.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

So, you’re saying we’re basically fancy robots?

And our past memories are stored somewhere in space?

SERSI: And Arishem made the Deviants.

GILGAMESH: I’m sorry, Thena.

You tried to warn us.

SPRITE: The last time Arishem reset your memories, something must have gone wrong.

What do you mean?

Well, that’s what Mahd Wy’ry is, isn’t it?

All this time, Thena was remembering all the other planets we were sent to and everyone dying during the emergence.

GILGAMESH: I thought we were heroes.

Turns out we’re the bad guys.

KINGO: We’re not the bad guys, okay?

We’ve helped the Celestials expand life across the universe.

That’s not what bad guys do. That’s what good guys do.

Every time innocent lives have been sacrificed for the greater good, it turns out to be a mistake.

We have to stop the emergence.

Sersi, we have no right to stop the birth of a Celestial.

There has to be a way Tiamut can emerge without destroying the Earth.

We just have to delay it until we figure out how.

Could Druig control its mind?

Maybe put it to sleep?

SPRITE: “Put it to sleep”?

Are you serious?

Gilgamesh asked Druig to put me to sleep once.

(GILGAMESH CHUCKLES)

So I could take a vacation to Fiji, you know?

We’re talking about a Celestial, okay?

SERSI: We have to try.

Come on, we’re not gonna let everyone on Earth die, right?

Right. (CHUCKLES)

I’m human. I’m a little biased.

(IN HINDI) The world is ending.

You need to go home.

(IN ENGLISH) And do what?

Watch TV?

When I could be with the Earth’s original superheroes as they try to save the world?

Fine.

If you want to, stay.

KARUN: Thank you very much, sir.

Gilgamesh, could you please get rid of the saliva beer?

GILGAMESH: I thought you like it, man.

We need to go. Now.

Find the others.

Once we’re all together, we’ll decide what to do about the emergence.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(TOOL CLANKING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(IN SPANISH) Good afternoon.

(IN ENGLISH) It’s very nice here, sir.

Don’t be fooled.

Ignorance is bliss.

(KARUN CHUCKLES)

(IN SPANISH) Hey. We’re looking for Druig.

Is he here?

…Yes.

How do you know Druig?

We’re friends…

…from college.

(ENERGY WHOOSHING)

(IN ENGLISH) Hello, Sprite.

DRUIG: I missed all of you.

Please, make yourselves at home.

You’ve given me a lot of bad news in one go, my lady.

Will you help us?

I am glad that…

(JUICE BY LIZZO PLAYING AS RINGTONE)

(RINGTONE STOPS PLAYING)

KINGO: Hey, what’s your service?

(WHISPERS) I’m not getting any bars.

(GILGAMESH SNORES)

DRUIG: Do you all remember this forest? Beautiful.

It was the last place we all lived together.

I’ve protected these people for 20 generations now from the outside world and from themselves.

Your kind, my friend, you will be responsible for your own extinction one day.

Don’t you think?

I think we must learn from our mistakes and do better, sir.

You must not give up hope.

(ENERGY HUMMING)

Oh, no, you didn’t.

Okay, new rule, no more possessing people’s valets.

Oh, where is your sense of humor, Kingo?

I’m sorry, sir.

Don’t apologize, it’s not your fault.

You are not a God. You know that, right?

How ironic. Kingo, the movie star.

I’ve directed some things, too.

Oh, yeah? Like what?

Some Internet content.

How many views?

KINGO: I don’t do it for the views.

Let’s go. He’s wasting our time.

SERSI: We need him. DRUIG: Ikaris.

I missed you.

Are you gonna charm me or threaten me?

I mean, there’s a third option, if you prefer that.

It must be heartbreaking to find out that you’re not Mother’s favorite.

And I’m sure she’d be real proud of what you’ve been up to.

Druig, this is serious.

I’ll tell you what’s serious.

I’ve just been told I’ve been sent on a suicide mission for the past 7,000 years, and that my entire existence is a lie.

So, excuse me for not giving a shit about your plan right now.

(DOOR SHUTS)

Druig sucks.

He does, sir.

(SOFT EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

THENA: I don’t like this place.

GILGAMESH: Druig needs to think, and Sersi wants us to wait, so… we wait.

Mm.

I couldn’t recognize myself in Sprite’s illusions.

Those were the good old days.

What if I can’t fight anymore?

Of course you can.

Mm.

What if I hurt you again?

Come on. You know who you are. You’re Thena, goddess of war.

(CHUCKLES)

Thank you.

For what?

For always taking care of me.

Oh.

I’d do it again.

On any planet.

(GENTLE MUSIC PLAYING)

KINGO: I like watching him, too.

Jeez.

I don’t think it’s creepy at all.

Have you read Peter Pan?

Okay, so, to me, Ikaris is Peter, Sersi is Wendy, you are Tinker Bell, for obvious reasons, and the rest of us are the Lost Boys.

What’s your point?

Tinker Bell’s always been in love with Peter.

And it’s hard for her ’cause she can never be with him.

I’m sorry, Sprite.

Kingo… why did Arishem make me this way?

KINGO: I don’t know.

I thought you broke it.

Always bring backups.

You have a very angry family, sir.

Yeah, it’s a big issue.

What about King Midas?

Everything he touched turned to gold.

Was that you?

Dane.

Confucius? Aristotle?

Call your uncle.

What? My uncle? No.

You’ve always wanted to make amends with him, right?

Now is the time. Trust me.

Sersi, you’re so weird.

(LINE BREAKING UP)

Dane? Dane?

(LINE BEEPING)

(SIGHS) You’re breaking up.

You’re breaking up?

How did he take the news?

Couldn’t bring myself to tell him it was the end of the world.

There’s nothing he could do.

Sersi.

I’m worried about you.

If Arishem finds out you’re trying to stop the emergence…

I’m not powerful enough to protect you from him.

I’m not afraid.

This violent cycle has to end.

Hey, stop worrying about me.

Old habit.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

Why did you leave?

I told myself something must have happened to you.

So, I waited.

Days became years, and you never came back.

Sersi, oh, I’ve missed you.

I didn’t want to leave.

There’s something I have to tell…

(GROWLING)

SERSI: Ikaris!

Ikaris!

(GASPING)

MAN: (IN SPANISH) Miss?

You’re ok?

(GROWLS)

(IN ENGLISH) Watch out!

Clear the camp!

(GROWLS)

Get behind me!

SERSI: One of them took Ikaris.

It’s an ambush!

(GRUNTING)

KARUN: Very nice, sir!

Are you mental? Hide!

We need action sequences.

(DEVIANT SNARLS)

Sir!

Sprite, get Karun out of here.

How many cameras did you bring, young man?

(VILLAGERS SCREAMING)

(ROARS)

(WOMAN SCREAMS)

SERSI: Kingo!

Come on!

This way!

Quickly! Come on!

(VILLAGERS SCREAMING)

Get in! Get in!

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

(DEVIANT SNARLING)

(SCREECHES)

(GROANING)

(GROANING)

GILGAMESH: Ikaris!

(GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

(GRUNTS)

I’ve fought that one before. It’s stronger than the others.

No.

(GRUNTS)

Terrible timing, Thena.

(GRUNTS)

Thena!

(GROWLS)

GILGAMESH: Stop, Thena!

(SCREECHES)

(MEN YELPING)

(SNARLS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Druig!

(GROWLS)

Let them go. (PANTING)

Now is not the time, Sersi.

Please. I know you’re better than this.

(ENERGY HUMMING)

Druig. (IN SPANISH) What’s happening?

(IN ENGLISH) Go! Get to the river!

(DEVIANT GROWLING)

(ROARING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(UNEASY MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT RUSTLING, GROWLING)

Gilgamesh.

A little help here?

Stay here.

Say it.

Stay here.

Good. You’re okay.

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

They’re headed for the camp.

Go. They need you.

Go, Ikaris.

(SNARLS)

Sprite, buy me some time!

SPRITE: Whoa. Whoa!

Can you hurry up?

(SNARLS)

Now!

(GROWLS)

Dishoom.

(GASPING)

(BODY THUDS)

Karun! Did you get that?

KARUN: I did, sir!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREECHES)

(STRAINING)

(GASPING)

(GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

(GROANS)

Kingo!

Just go.

I’m not leaving you.

Sprite!

(GROWLS)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANING)

(GROWLS)

(GRUNTING)

(STRAINING)

(GROANING)

Ikaris!

(SNARLS)

(GRUNTS)

(EXPLOSION)

(PANTING)

(SLOW DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Sersi! Are you all right?

(BOTH BREATHING HEAVILY)

IKARIS: How did you do that?

SERSI: I don’t know.

(GRUNTS)

(SNARLS)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(SHUDDERS)

(WHISPERING) Stop, stop, stop.

(EXCLAIMS) Thena.

(SNARLS)

(GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(DEVIANT GROWLS)

(GASPS)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTING)

(GROANING)

(BREATHING LABORIOUSLY)

(GROANING)

(GROWLING)

No. Gilgamesh.

(DEVIANT GROANING)

Stay back.

(GROWLS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Ajak…

Her memories…

I understand now.

I can see what she saw.

So many planets.

So much life destroyed every time a Celestial is born.

Arishem used us and left us to die with each emergence.

We just wanted to survive.

And then he sent you.

I will kill you all for what you have done to my kind.

You are not saviors, Eternals.

You are murderers.

Ikaris!

(GILGAMESH BREATHING LABORIOUSLY)

Thena.

Hey.

Remember.

(GASPING SHARPLY)

(EXHALES SOFTLY)

(SOBBING) No.

No.

(CONTINUES SOBBING) I’ll remember.

I’ll remember.

(MOURNFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(THENA CONTINUES SOBBING)

I’ll remember.

(KARUN RECITING SCRIPTURE IN SANSKRIT)

(MOURNFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

DRUIG: When I left, I thought about taking over the minds of every human on this planet.

Violence, fear, greed, all gone.

SERSI: Why didn’t you?

Because without their flaws, they wouldn’t be human.

Please, Druig. You can’t stay here anymore.

These Deviants are trying to keep us from killing their own kind.

They have a conscience now.

That makes them more dangerous.

No, Sersi.

That makes them us.

Eternals and Deviants.

Arishem’s children.

But you are asking me to take control of a mind of a Celestial.

I do not have that kind of power.

We’ll need Phastos.

DRUIG: Well, good luck.

He gave up on humans a long time ago.

(WIND WHISTLING)

(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING)

(BREATHING DEEPLY)

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

(CRYING SOFTLY)

I did this.

If my technology hadn’t helped them advance…

Druig was right.

Our mission was a mistake.

These people…

they’re not worth saving.

AJAK: Oh, Phastos.

They’re not worth saving.

(SOBBING)

BOY: Thanks.

MAN: Give me a good one.

BOY: All right.

MAN: Over here.

BOY: And…

PHASTOS: Oh, that’s great, man!

Yeah!

BOY: Yeah!

Oh, yeah!

PHASTOS: Nice.

Good one. All right, ready? Throw!

Oh, so close.

Daddy, Daddy, watch this.

Yeah, okay.

Watch this.

Let me see. Let me see it.

BOY: Dad. I’m only a starter.

Hi.

Hello. Can we help you?

BOY: Throw it again.

Hey, Jack. Ben. (CHUCKLES)

Hey, guys. These are my friends from college.

Uh, this is Sylvia and, uh, Isaac. That’s Isaac.

(WHISPERS) Isaac.

Dad, that’s Superman.

Dad, that’s Superman!

Jack… That’s really funny, Jack.

No, no! He is Superman.

That is definitely not Superman.

I saw him on TV.

He was in London, fighting a monster.

And you were with a cape and you were shooting laser beams out of your eyes.

I don’t wear a cape.

JACK: Oh, sorry.

PHASTOS: Okay, well, we should just go inside, right?

Can I call you Clark?

Is that what you go by now? Because, you know…

You’ve called me worse.

PHASTOS: You got it, Jack?

JACK: Mmhmm.

PHASTOS: Way to go. JACK: Yes.

PHASTOS: All right. Show me how it’s done.

Round and round and round and round and round.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Yep, you got it. Keep going.

(WHISPERS) Come on.

(TV PLAYING FAINTLY)

Yeah. Incredibly natural, guys.

So, after all these years, even you fell for Ajak’s lies.

IKARIS: No need to rub it in.

Mm.

It all makes sense why she wouldn’t let us interfere with human conflicts.

Conflicts lead to war, and war actually leads to advancement in lifesaving technology and medicine.

So our mission was never to make a peaceful or harmonious world, but to increase the population at all costs.

Just farming humans as food for the Celestials, right?

IKARIS: That’s bleak.

PHASTOS: Well, so is telling your husband and your child that they could be dead within a few days.

Thought you’d given up on humans.

I got lucky. Okay?

I have a family now.

They give me faith again.

And I see the good in humanity in them every single day.

So, look, I cannot help you.

I am never leaving them.

Phastos…

PHASTOS: I’m sorry, Sersi.

It was wrong for me to use my powers without thinking about the consequences in the first place.

So, now, I choose to use my hands to fix my child’s bicycle, okay?

Do you?

I don’t use my powers anymore.

IKARIS: You sure?

What are you…

What the hell is wrong with you?

My child is right down the hallway!

That looks like someone’s been using his powers.

Oh, my God.

I bet you’ve built the perfect safe house.

What is this even made of?

Vibranium?

PHASTOS: Don’t!

Fall collection.

IKEA.

Ass.

PHASTOS: How did you even deal with this guy for over 5,000 years?

If you stay here, you might as well invite the Deviants to dinner.

Never mind waiting for the end of the world.

He has a point.

No, I’m sorry. You can’t just show up in my life and expect me to go with you.

I’m not gonna…

You should go, habibi.

You want me to go?

You know what my mom would say to you right now, right?

(IN ARABIC) Quit procrastinating, Phil, and take care of your business.

(IN ENGLISH) He’s a chronic procrastinator.

I’m not leaving you two. No way.

I’m not happy about it, but if there’s a chance for us to watch

Jack grow up to live a life of his own, we should take it.

(THE END OF THE WORLD BY SKEETER DAVIS PLAYING)

Why does my heart Go on beating?

(SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

(CHUCKLES, CONTINUES SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

Why do these eyes of mine cry?

(SIGHS)

Don’t they know It’s the end of the world?

(IMPERCEPTIBLE CONVERSATION)

It ended when you said goodbye

Why does my heart Go on beating?

Why do these eyes of mine cry?

Don’t they know It’s the end of the world?

It ended when you said goodbye

The Domo.

Wow.

A foreboding atmosphere fills the air.

An eerie stillness chokes our lungs.

What are you doing?

You know you’re creeping us out. You know that, right?

(OBJECT BURSTS)

Oh! Oh, God!

Stay calm, T, please!

(PHASTOS CHUCKLES)

Chips. It’s just chips.

As you can see, being an Eternal does not preclude you from having human emotions such as cowardice.

PHASTOS: What has she done?

Is that… a sarcophagus in my lab?

This is Makkari. Or should I say Miss Havisham?

None of us have seen her for centuries.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) Ready to go home?

KINGO: Hmm.

(MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING)

Is that the Ebony Blade?

Excalibur.

Arthur always did have a crush on you.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) So you mean… I’ve been waiting for centuries to go back to Olympia, and now you’re telling me… it doesn’t exist?

That, and the world is ending.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) At last my boredom is ending.

Have you seen my movies?

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) I don’t have a DVD player.

KINGO: DVD?

It’s all about streaming now.

You know, what you need is a Kindle.

Do you know what that is? It’s like a…

You know, I just realized that if you don’t know what an iPad is, there’s almost no way to explain it.

So, how did you end up scoring this Emerald Tablet, my beautiful, beautiful Makkari?

Miss me?

I’m sorry, what are we watching? Because this…

Is this new?

Are you two…

Because I hate it.

DRUIG: Phastos,

I need to control the mind of a Celestial.

Okay, get ready for it.

KINGO: Bracelets?

You made us bracelets?

PHASTOS: So, here’s a little Celestial 101.

Celestials are the most powerful energy generators in the universe.

When Arishem made us, he imbued us with infinite cosmic energy to keep our bodies regenerating.

The bracelets, in theory, shut down our regeneration process.

And once that happens, our bodies accumulate extra cosmic energy.

What for?

Well, if the Deviants can absorb our energy, what if we can absorb each other’s energy as well?

If I can find a way to connect us all, one of us could become immensely powerful, pulling the accumulated energy from the rest, forming…

a UniMind.

“Uni” meaning “one,” “mind” meaning “mind.”

KINGO: Oh, no, we heard you the first time.

Terrible name.

KINGO: We’ll brainstorm…

“Brainstorm”!

That’s a way better name!

No, I invented it, so I’m calling it whatever I want.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) So suppose Druig can, say… put Tiamut to sleep.

Then what?

We find humans a new home on another planet.

Are we building a big ship, too?

Take a pair of each animal?

Well, you know what’s never saved the planet?

Your sarcasm.

Space colonization could take decades.

It can happen quickly with our help.

What if we end up accidentally killing Tiamut?

We could be responsible for billions of lives not being created across the universe.

Boss, am I right?

Say something, Ikaris.

You don’t think we should be doing this.

Ajak chose Sersi to lead us.

Sersi should decide.

SPRITE: Forget who Ajak chose.

You’re the strongest.

You should be making this decision.

Fine. Just keep lying to yourself.

Sprite.

(FOOTSTEPS RECEDE)

Okay, this is not…

Ikaris.

Don’t run after him.

Kingo, I… (SIGHS) You guys.

Hey. Don’t sweat it. Sprite’s always cranky.

I used to hear her complaining even when she wasn’t there.

I’m okay, Kingo.

KINGO: If you think we should do this, I trust you.

I will follow you to the end, like I always have.

IKARIS: What did you say?

I will follow you to the end, like I always have.

I’m not who you think I am.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

How long do we have?

Seven days.

Good.

We completed our mission.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Where is she?

London.

She has a good life there.

I’m sure she’s missed you.

If I’d gone back to her, I would only have told her the truth.

She would’ve suffered knowing this world she loves would end one day.

AJAK: Ikaris.

We have to tell them the truth.

What?

Why?

Because together we might be able to stop the emergence.

“Stop the emergence”?

Listen…

Ajak, I know it’s hard at the end…

Listen to me, Ikaris.

I have followed Arishem for millions of years.

And I have never doubted him.

Until now.

Why now?

Why now?

Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe.

Delayed the emergence.

But the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger.

You know, after I let you all go, I traveled the world, living among them.

I have seen them fight and lie and kill, but I have also seen them laugh and love.

I’ve seen them create and dream.

This planet and these people… have changed me.

The cost of Arishem’s design, it’s not worth it.

Not this time.

I trust you, Ajak.

I’ll follow you to the end, as I always have.

Thank you.

We have to bring everyone back together.

There’s something I have to show you first.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

IKARIS: It’s just up ahead.

They must have been trapped in the ice for centuries and broke free last week when the glacier started to melt as the Earth’s core heats up for the emergence.

They killed an entire company of oil workers.

I tracked them here.

I suspected you might have changed your mind.

I can’t let you betray Arishem.

Why don’t you just kill me yourself?

When the others realize something is happening to the Earth, they’ll come to you.

When they find your body, they’ll know the Deviants are back.

It’ll keep them busy until the emergence.

I’ve been loyal to you, Ajak.

Kept your secret for centuries, lied to everyone I cared about, but never have I doubted my purpose to serve the Celestials.

Oh, Ikaris.

(AJAK SIGHS)

I’ve led you down the wrong path.

It’s the only path I know.

(AJAK GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(ICE CRACKING)

(DEVIANTS GROWLING)

(GASPING)

(GROWLS)

(SNARLING)

(AJAK GROANS)

(GASPING)

(GROANS)

(AJAK CONTINUES GROANING)

(LOW GROWLING)

(SNARLING)

(GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

(SCREECHES)

(ROARS)

(SNARLING LOWLY)

(SCREECHES)

(DEVIANTS GROANING)

(RATTLING)

(SNARLS)

(ROARS)

(GROWLS)

(DEVIANTS SCREECHING)

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

(YELLS)

(SIGHS)

(SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES)

SERSI: Thought I’d find you here.

I’ve thought about this place a lot.

Amazing how things change over time.

SERSI: Maybe we’re the ones who’ve changed.

I know you don’t agree with our plan.

I’ve always thought of the Celestials like the ocean.

They give life and they take life away without bias.

If they were gone, this universe would eventually end.

What you’re trying to do is free humanity from the natural order.

It’s not natural to allow all life on an entire planet to be destroyed.

Arishem’s way is archaic and violent.

I don’t want to fight, Sersi.

It’ll all end soon.

Except there is no end, is there?

We’d carry on without our memories or free will for eternity.

You’re afraid.

I wouldn’t mind leaving this world.

I only wish that when we do, I would be able to remember you.

I’m in love with you, Sersi.

I’m grateful for the life I’ve lived with you.

Ikaris.

(ENERGY HUMS)

Sersi?

(GASPING)

It’s started. (PANTING)

PHASTOS: Oh, no. My God.

What about the UniMind?

PHASTOS: I haven’t figured out a way to connect us, but I’m close.

I’m very, very close.

SERSI: How much longer?

I don’t know, Sersi!

Find the point of emergence.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

DRUIG: You always knew the end was coming.

It must be a relief.

That Deviant is still tracking us.

Revenge won’t bring peace for you, Thena.

But killing it might.

Ikaris?

What are you doing?

IKARIS: I wanted you to leave this world in peace.

Without knowing about the emergence.

But I failed.

I wish Ajak hadn’t chosen you.

(DISQUIETING MUSIC PLAYING)

I’m close to figuring it out.

(GROANS)

Boss, what are you doing?

IKARIS: I’ve let this go on long enough.

SERSI: Don’t hurt him!

(PHASTOS GROANING)

He lied to us.

He already knew about the emergence.

No, he didn’t.

Ajak told me everything when we left Babylon.

What?

You were never gonna let us stop the emergence.

IKARIS: No.

I only wanted to protect you from the Deviants.

If Ajak wanted you to take her place, why did she choose me?

What have you done?

He killed her.

I had to.

She loved you. (SHUDDERS)

(PHASTOS WHIMPERS)

Did she?

SERSI: She loved you.

Do you think it was easy to live with the truth?

To know that one day all this would end?

To keep on lying to you?

If we gave humanity the choice, how many of them would be willing to die so that billions more could be born?

We’re not giving them a choice.

Is this why you’re willing to kill?

You are so pathetic!

I’m an Eternal, Phastos.

I exist for Arishem.

As do you.

It’s who you are.

I wouldn’t change a single thing about who I am.

Born or made.

But I do not exist for Arishem, I exist for my family!

Then you are making the same mistake Ajak did.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) I found Tiamut.

PHASTOS: No! KINGO: Makkari!

(GROANING)

Get out of here!

Kingo.

You do not turn against your family.

Gilgamesh died because of you.

IKARIS: You won’t succeed against me.

And I will kill every one of you if I have to.

(SERSI CRYING SOFTLY)

(SIGHS)

SERSI: Wait.

I’m going with you.

Sprite…

THENA: What is this?

Why did Sprite go with Ikaris?

KINGO: Because she loves him.

Oh, you guys didn’t pick up on that?

He really fooled us, didn’t he?

Karun, let’s go.

Wait, where the hell are you going?

I can’t help you guys.

I still think Ikaris is right.

So, that’s it, huh? Just gonna follow him?

I love the people of this planet.

But if you stop this emergence, you are preventing so many other worlds like this one from being created.

I still have faith in Arishem.

But I refuse to hurt any of you for my beliefs.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) We need you.

Even with my help, we’re no match.

It’s Ikaris.

But…

I hope to see you on the next planet.

(IN HINDI) Thank you for all you’ve done…

…for humanity.

It’s been a great honor.

(SNIFFLES)

I will miss you all.

DRUIG: (IN ENGLISH) Look, if I’m gonna get myself killed going up against Ikaris, we’ll need to have a backup plan.

All of our powers, even if they’re amplified, are not enough to kill a Celestial, so…

Well, Sersi did turn a Deviant into a tree.

I’m sorry, what?

You didn’t wanna tell me that?

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) You’ve never been able to do it before.

I don’t know how it happened, okay?

And I’m pretty sure I couldn’t do it again.

(SCOFFS) Well, now is the time to try, don’t you think?

Phastos, that Deviant is dead.

Our plan is to put Tiamut to sleep, not to kill it.

I can’t kill a Celestial.

Sersi. Sersi.

We can’t!

We can’t.

It’s okay, Sersi.

I got this.

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

There’s no time for that.

SERSI: I didn’t see the lies right in front of me.

I’m not even sure why Ajak chose me to lead.

THENA: I asked Gilgamesh once why he chose to protect me.

He said, “When you love something, you protect it. It is the most natural thing in the world.”

You have loved these people since the day we arrived.

So, there is no one better to lead us now than you.

Sersi.

Get up.

Ajak chose you for a reason.

PHASTOS: Sersi!

Sersi!

Oh, Sersi. We need you!

I already gave that speech.

What?

You did… What…

Sersi, the sphere inside of you, it creates a connection between you and Arishem.

Maybe I can repurpose it and create a connection between, uh, well, all of us.

And that can activate the UniMind.

Great.

Yeah.

But, um…

(SMACKS LIPS) I have to take it out of you.

Okay.

Do it.

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

Okay.

(ENERGY WARBLING)

Don’t kill her.

Thena…

(PHASTOS BREATHES DEEPLY)

Do it.

(GASPS)

(PHASTOS GASPING)

Will it work?

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

It has to.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(ENERGY HUMS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(MUFFLED RUMBLING)

(ELECTRICAL CRACKLING)

I’m glad you’re here.

Thank you, Sprite.

(DISTANT RUMBLING CONTINUES)

(DISQUIETING MUSIC PLAYING)

Protect the emergence.

You’re really gonna kill them?

IKARIS: Where’s Druig?

THENA: He’s busy.

Thena, play nice.

You’ve never had to fight me.

But I’ve always wanted to.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

SERSI: It’s time to put a god to sleep.

(BRACELET CLICKS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(THENA GRUNTS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

(DISTANT RUMBLING)

(INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

(WHISPERING AND RUMBLING SUBSIDE)

(GRUNTS)

I should’ve done this five centuries ago.

(WAILS)

(DRUIG GROANING)

Druig’s gone.

It’s over.

(STIRRING MUSIC PLAYING)

(IKARIS GRUNTING)

(DISTANT CRASHING)

(ELECTRICAL CRACKLING)

(ELECTRICAL SURGING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(IKARIS GRUNTING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Phastos.

I have to try and stop this.

I need to get closer to Tiamut.

Keep Ikaris busy.

We’ve got you.

Go.

(GASPING QUIETLY)

Enough.

(GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(STIRRING MUSIC PLAYING)

(IKARIS GROANING)

Thena, stop!

(THENA GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(YELLS)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

(GROANS)

Why are you helping Ikaris?

PHASTOS: We can’t let it absorb our powers.

Too late.

Thena, he’s trying to goad you. Don’t…

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

PHASTOS: Makkari!

(GRUNTS)

Where’s Sersi?

You always did underestimate her.

Oh, no.

Not so fast.

Boss.

I don’t know about you, but this is really satisfying, right?

IKARIS: Let me go, Phastos! I can’t let her do this!

I don’t think so.

I’ve been wanting to clip your wings for a long time, Ikaris!

(GRUNTS)

KRO: Thena.

Oh, you’ve changed.

You’re broken.

Damaged.

Useless.

You can’t protect any of them.

Sersi.

You’re not powerful enough to do this.

And you won’t.

You’re not a killer.

Maybe I’ve changed.

And is this really who you are, Sprite?

Are you really willing to let everyone on this planet die?

(BLADE STABS)

SPRITE: I’m sorry, Sersi.

(SHUDDERING)

I’ve always envied you, Sersi.

‘Cause you get to live as one of them.

And I never could.

You know why I hated living with humans?

Because they reminded me of things I didn’t even know I wanted.

Because of them, now I wanna know what it feels like to grow up.

To fall in love.

To have a family.

And to know, in the end, I’ve lived.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

It’s all over now.

We get to start over somewhere new.

(DRUIG PANTS)

Well, that was very moving.

SERSI: Druig.

I can’t do this.

This is your fight now.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

(KRO GROANING)

(GROANS, PANTING)

(INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GROANS)

Thena.

It’s me.

Gilgamesh.

Look at me.

Gilgamesh?

Stay here.

(CHUCKLES)

Say it.

Stay here.

You’ll be okay.

Give me your hand.

(GASPS)

Ah, it’s a shame.

You and I, we’re just tools of a god.

Built to kill.

Thena.

Remember.

(THENA GROANS)

(SNARLING)

(GASPING)

(WHISPERS) I remember.

(GRAND ORCHESTRAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(RUMBLING)

(GRAND ORCHESTRAL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CHORAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GROANING)

Come on, Sersi.

Come on.

(STRAINING)

(YELLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SOMBER ANCIENT MUSIC PLAYING)

(INAUDIBLE CONVERSATION)

(SOMBER ANCIENT MUSIC CONTINUES)

It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

(SOMBER ANCIENT MUSIC CONTINUES PLAYING)

(GRAND ORCHESTRAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMING)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(SEAGULLS CALLING)

(PANTING)

(WIND CONTINUES WHISTLING)

(SEAGULL CALLING)

(WAVES CRASHING)

(CHOKING UP)

(CRYING) I’m sorry.

I know.

(CONTINUES CRYING)

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CRACKLING)

PHASTOS: How?

How did you do it?

When I touched Tiamut’s palm, I felt energy surging into me.

Tiamut joined our UniMind.

I always wondered how we survived the destruction of other planets that we were on.

By being connected to the Celestial as it emerged.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) We became one…

…even Ikaris and Sprite all because of Tiamut.

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(DRUIG CHUCKLES)

SPRITE: (TEARFULLY) Is he gone?

(SNIFFLES)

Sprite.

I still have energy from the UniMind.

I think I can make you human.

All the things you said you wanted, you can have them.

But your time will be fleeting and you’ll die one day.

Are you ready for that?

(CHOKING UP)

I am.

(GENTLE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GENTLE MUSIC CONTINUES)

REPORTER: The sudden appearance of an enormous stone figure in the Indian Ocean has left more questions than answers for authorities.

U.S. and Australian naval ships are maintaining defensive positions, but at this…

BEN: You guys did that?

I love you so much.

Are you okay?

I get confused sometimes.

Yeah. Me, too.

So, Dad said you’re the goddess Athena.

“Thena.” Drop the “A.”

JACK: Oh.

Hmm.

What’s your superpower?

Um, can you just… Look… One second.

Okay. All right. (CHUCKLING)

See, that thing is… Okay.

Almost gave you a shave and a haircut, didn’t she?

Stand behind me, actually.

Um, you remember earmuffs?

Remember how we practiced earmuffs? Thank you so much.

You know that your babysitting privileges are completely revoked, right?

Like, it’s done.

Thank you. (CHUCKLES) Violence… Hey.

Violence is never the answer.

Right, T?

THENA: Hmm.

You gotta always use your brain, hmm?

Like you did fighting on the beach?

Your dad spoke calmly and firmly to the bad guy and he had no choice but to listen to me, so no violence.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) The kid is ten… not stupid!

When are you guys leaving? When is that happening?

That’s happening soon, right?

Ah, yes, there’s Druig.

(JACK CHUCKLES)

Don’t go anywhere near him.

JACK: Oh!

(SIGHS)

JACK: Yeah!

PHASTOS: Okay, that’s far enough, Jack.

JACK: Wow, Dad, the Domo’s so cool.

PHASTOS: Your dad fixed that with his bare hands.

Can we go to space, too, one day?

Let’s wait till you get your learner’s permit, okay?

Hey, Phastos.

Take care.

This world is lucky to have you.

Thank you.

I know you’re not a hugger, so…

Okay. (CHUCKLES)

You think when we find the other Eternals out there, that they’ll accept the truth the way we did?

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) …because the truth will set them free.

(ENGINES RUMBLE)

(WIND WHISTLING)

SERSI: Told you that thing was addictive.

Please visit?

I’ll try.

When I get time off from school.

Oh, wow. Listen, it’s gonna be good for you to be in a human environment.

You’ll pick up some social skills.

Oh, you didn’t think you needed those?

That explains so much.

SPRITE: Gonna miss you.

SERSI: Me, too.

(SIGHS)

Madam.

SPRITE: Thanks, Karun.

Sometimes I wonder if we did the right thing.

Killing Tiamut.

KINGO: It’s too late for that.

But you followed your heart.

We all did.

Even Ikaris.

(SIGHS DEEPLY)

Looks like someone’s waiting for you.

He’s a lot cuter in person.

DANE: So, after all that, you still can’t change me into a giraffe?

Well, I could next time I’m connected to a Celestial during an emergence whilst performing a UniMind.

Yeah. That sounds like a “no” to me.

What’ll you do now?

SERSI: Not sure.

This planet’s my home, but…

I can’t pretend to be human anymore.

I love you, Sersi.

I don’t care what you are.

Remember when we talked about no more secrets?

I have no more secrets, I promise.

Actually, I have one I want to tell you.

What is it?

(SIGHS)

It turns out my family history is… complicated.

(ENERGY HUMMING)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

Sersi?

Sersi, what’s wrong?

Sersi?

(DISTANT RUMBLING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Sersi?

Sersi?

(YELLS) Sersi!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

ARISHEM: You have chosen to sacrifice a Celestial for the people of this planet.

I will spare them, but your memories will show if they are worthy to live.

And I will return for judgment.

(ALARMED CHATTER)

WOMAN: You all right, Ted?

WOMAN 2: Did you see that?

(DOG BARKING)

(ALARMED CHATTER CONTINUES)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(UPBEAT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) It’s been weeks.

We haven’t heard from any of them.

It’s like… they’ve disappeared.

Arishem.

We have to go back.

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) I feel it, too.

What?

(SCREAMING)

(GRUNTING)

(LAUGHING)

Wow.

Aah! My ears. My eyes are numb.

No more drunk teleporting for you.

THENA: Um…

(SLURRING)

Hang on, hang on.

(CLEARS THROAT)

(IMITATING FANFARE)

(PORTAL WHOOSHES)

Behold,

the royal prince of Titan, brother of Thanos, the Knave of Hearts, defeater…

(IN SIGN LANGUAGE) Thanos’ brother?

…of Black Robert…

Roger.

Oh. (GROANS)

Defeater of Black Roger.

The great adventurer, Starfox of Mystery Planet.

What a pleasure to make your acquaintance, my fellow Eternals.

You know, you really don’t have to do the whole thing every time.

Everything you do is impressive.

What am I gonna leave off the list?

STARFOX: No, I know it’s impressive.

Who are you?

(FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME BY FOREIGNER PLAYING)

I’m Eros.

This is Pip.

And you are as beautiful as legends say, Thena.

What do you want, lads?

Pip and I are here to help, aren’t we?

(BURPS)

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

Your friends are in big trouble.

And we know where to find them.

(FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME CONTINUES PLAYING)

(ORCHESTRAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(SWEEPING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC CRESCENDOES)

(ANCIENT MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

(INHALES, EXHALES SHARPLY)

You can do this.

(EXHALES HEAVILY) You can do this.

(BREATHING NERVOUSLY)

(EERIE INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

(WHISPERING SUBSIDES)

(READING IN LATIN) Death to me is reward.

(IN ENGLISH) I’m sorry.

I have to try.

(BREATHING NERVOUSLY)

(EERIE INDISTINCT WHISPERING)

MYSTERIOUS MAN: Sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?

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