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Helping Brink

[As Low and Maggie get out, an earthquake forms again before stopping.]

LOW: That was a powerful one. [All of a sudden the Pen Ultimate's Comm beeps again, and Brink's panicked voice is heard.]

BRINK: [voice-over] Commander Low, can you hear me? [Low takes out the Pen Ultimate and speaks through its Comm.]

LOW: Brink -- we're looking for you. We've got the last of the metal plates and we--

BRINK: [voice-over] Listen to me, Commander! I'm trapped. I need your help.

LOW: Where are you?

BRINK: [voice-over] It's near one of the light bridges. An arched bridge over a waterfall, and then into a crevice in the rock. You must have been there -- you're the one who's been turning on all the lightbridges, aren't you?

LOW: Hold tight, we're on our way.

BRINK: [voice-over, sarcastic] Hold tight? Very funny. [Low puts away the Pen Ultimate, nevertheless, and he and Maggie return to the Map Spire again via tram sphere and go all the way to the light bridge via cavern, pit, and map room. There, they head back to the Planetarium Spire and walk across the waterfall to the crevice, where Brink tries budging with his left hand caught in the crevice before looking around and seeing Low and Maggie arrive to help him.]

LOW: You've just got your hand jammed in the rock? I thought you were in real trouble, Brink. [Maggie shuffles her hair while Brink tries getting his hand free.]

BRINK: [with a grunt] When would it be real trouble, Commander? When it's YOUR hand? [She looks at Low again.]

LOW: I don't go sticking my hand into cracks. [She looks at Brink again.]

BRINK: [obnoxious] I was reaching for a life crystal. And then the rock shifted. My circulation is cut off -- no blood is getting to my hand. You can't pull me out, Commander. Don't leave me to die here. Even if you have to cut off my hand.

MAGGIE: [folds her arms] Don't be so dramatic, Brink. Nobody's going to cut off your hand.

LOW: Don't make promises you might not be able to keep, Maggie. [She turns to Low in confounded astonishment.]

MAGGIE: Are you serious? He's just got a stuck hand.

LOW: It's a race to see whether gangrene kills him before he dies of thirst or starvation.

MAGGIE: You'd cut it off?

BRINK: Of course he would! The military trains you to recognize necessity -- and do it! [She looks at Brink again.]

LOW: It would be easier if I had anything to cut it with.

BRINK: [screams] CHEW it off then!

LOW: Oh I would, Brink, but human teeth can't bite through bone.

MAGGIE: After all that's happened to us, this may be the most horrible.

BRINK: [shouts] Do something, Commander. Do it now.

[Talk to Brink]

LOW: Brink, how are you holding up?!

BRINK: My hand has been pulverized. But the pressure from the rocks is keeping me from bleeding to death.

[Talk to Maggie]

LOW: Robbins...

[Ask Maggie about Brink]

LOW: Any ideas on how to free Brink from the crevice?

MAGGIE: Aside from pulling? No. Cutting off his hand seems pretty severe... I hope it isn't necessary.

[Finish talking]

LOW: Thanks.

[Thinking up an idea to cut off Brink's hand, Low goes over to Brink while she walks away from them. Low then takes out the jawbone and looks at it a bit.]

MAGGIE: [stunned] You're going to saw off his hand with a jawbone?

LOW: The teeth are razor sharp.

MAGGIE: [puts her hands on her hips] What about anesthetic?

BRINK: Do it, Commander! [After some pause, Low goes up to him while she looks away.]

LOW: [in reluctance] Brace yourself, Brink. [Brink lets down his right hand, and Low starts sawing off Brink's left hand off camera, all the while Brink winces in pain, and he lets out a scream.]

BRINK: Aaaaagggghhhhh! [After a few seconds of sawing, he pulls out his bleeding left arm, then quickly takes out the life crystal from his pocket and places it on his bleeding wrist stump with a crack. A few minutes later he is healed.]

LOW: I can't believe you endured so much pain without fainting.

BRINK: I'm fine... [gasps] but I'll need more crystals.

LOW: Come with us to the triangle matrix. We've got all the metal plates. We think it's going to take us home.

BRINK: You don't know where it's going to take you. I'd rather gather more life crystals!

MAGGIE: What if it DOES take us home, Brink? What if we can't come back and get you? Do you want to stay here forever? THEN what will happen to your research into the life crystals?

BRINK: Yes, I see your point. I'll go with you to try out these metal plates. [starts shouting] But if it doesn't get us home, then you two will stop interfering with me from then on. All right? You agree? We have a deal?

LOW: Agreed.

MAGGIE: All right, all right. [They all walk away from the crevice together, and the scene cuts back to the nexus a few minutes later, where they walk from the planetarium tram door and onto the triangle alcove, where Low finally puts in the last metallic plate into the right corner. Like before, the plates spin around to form a diamond shape.]

LOW: That should do it.

MAGGIE: [confused] Do what? What's happening?

BRINK: NOTHING is happening, that's what. [However, another earthquake forms, and the sealed door near the triangle matrix emits a few sparks before finally opening up. After a few seconds of pause...]

LOW: That's not exactly NOTHING, Brink. [turns to Brink]

BRINK: It's a door. [Low folds his arms as Brink continues.] You think Earth is on the other side? I think NOTHING is on the other side.

MAGGIE: What did you expect, the tooth fairy to come and fly us all home? The door opened. Let's go see what's in there.

BRINK: [impatient] We had a deal! I came, these metal plates did NOT take us home, and now you will have to leave me alone forever! You gave me your word, and I expect you to keep it! [Low unfolds his arms before Brink walks away, and after a pause, Low walks back down.]

MAGGIE: He is definitely insane.

LOW: [turns around to her] Is that your opinion as a journalist?

MAGGIE: It's my opinion as a sane person. [Nevertheless, both Low and Maggie walk through the open door near the alcove, into a fifth tram station, which is now designed with a waterfall. He presses the tram call button to his right, and on a beep, the tram sphere rolls out of the tunnel and stops near them, opening the door. They both board the tram, and after a few seconds the door closes, and the tram sphere rolls around to the other side.]

Cocytus: Cathedral Tram

[Once more the tram sphere exits the underwater cave and goes the same loop-the-loop through the glass tunnel through the small caves as the scene cuts to the inside of the same glass tunnel going though. Finally, it enters the final spire, where it rolls out onto a mountain and stops as the tram sphere opens. Once more, Low and Maggie leave the tram station and enter into some sort of rocky maze cave, where he looks at her.]

LOW: I saw something like this in the museum display. This machine was the greatest of the inventor's achievements.

MAGGIE: What does it do?

LOW: I haven't the faintest idea.

MAGGIE: Do you think it might send us home?

LOW: Right now it's doing nothing. [They walk on and discover a console to the south of the entrance, where he notices a gap in the machinery...] It looks like there's a part missing here. There's a gap. [...and at the empty slot.] Looks like a life crystal would fit perfectly in here. [He puts two life crystals into each empty slot.]

[Try to use anything into the gap in the machinery]

LOW: [off-camera] That doesn't fit here.

[He then moves on to examine the console to the right of the entrance...]

LOW: It's a row of crystalline devices. [...and touches the strange object to the right of the console. The object changes shapes before he walks up the spiral path and examines the other control on the way...] I don't know how to work these controls. [He moves on up to examine the alien device...] I don't know what to do with this device. [...and goes all the way outside as Maggie follows him. Once on the mountaintop, they cross the bridge to the left and discover the last strange light bridge device, with a nest at the bottom of the device that is blocking something. He goes to the nest, which was guarded by a bird.] Sorry, bird. You'll have to find a new home. [He kneels down and kicks the nest off the cliff, clearing away the lens. He then goes to the device and holds down the switch, and the crystal forms before the final light bridge forms from what is now the Cathedral Spire. Once that is done, he talks to Maggie once more.] Robbins...

[Ask Maggie about the alien device]

LOW: We've got to try and turn on the inventor's machine. It's the only way to find out what it does.

MAGGIE: What do we do, search all these islands for a part, when we don't even know what it looks like? Where are all those helpful hints now?

LOW: The hints were about things they deliberately hid, to keep them safe. But this missing part -- what if it was stolen? Of just corroded away?

MAGGIE: Then all of this would be for nothing. Boston, somebody knows what the missing part does, and maybe even where it is.

LOW: Well, I don't know.

MAGGIE: I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about somebody who was sealed in a crystal pyramid.

[Ask Maggie about the island]

LOW: What if I HADN'T noticed that inscription and taken it with me? We could have wandered around here until we died without ever finding that island.

MAGGIE: They hide it. Then they help us find it. Who can understand why aliens do what they do? Maybe it's a test of our intelligence.

LOW: Or maybe it's a test of our dumb luck.

MAGGIE: Or our persistence.

[Finish talking]

LOW: Thanks. [Regarding her advice, they cross the light bridge and back to the Tomb Spire.]

Finding the Eye Part

[Back at the Tomb Spire, Low and Maggie enter the tomb and board the platform and ride it back down to the crypt. Once its stops, they get off and go left to the door and through the walkway into the pyramid. There, Low uses the engraved rod to press the buttons on the panel. Once more the pyramid opens up with a glow, and once more he takes out the last life crystal and cracks open its juice onto the Cocytan corpse, and the aura glows up again as the Creator opens up his eyes and stands up in front of an awed Low and Maggie. Once more Low goes off before she goes in front of him to once again manipulate the Creator's tongue with the power of the knowledge of his language.]

CREATOR: Speak.

[Ask the Creator about the alien device]

MAGGIE: The machine in your laboratory -- what does it do?

CREATOR: Where the lights all shine, it opens the Eye.

[Alien Device Question #2]

MAGGIE: The "Eye" -- does that mean the crystal at the meeting place of the light bridges? The machine generated this "Eye"?

CREATOR: The Eye sees into all space and time, and where the Eye sees, the mind can fly.

[Alien Device Question #3]

MAGGIE: Was this Eye the doorway into the place where your people went?

CREATOR: A door that can be crossed only one way.

MAGGIE: You don't know that! If someone has a strong enough tie to reality--

CREATOR: Do you think you are stronger than ALL my people? Even they, the strongest race known, could not overcome the temptation before it was too late.

[Alien Device Question #4]

MAGGIE: If we bring your people back to this world, then they can build a starship to take us home to Earth. It's our only chance -- maybe we'll fail, but you MUST let us try!

CREATOR: Since you think you are stronger and wiser than my people, I will let you have the fruit of your pride. I will tell you how to find the piece I hid, if you know how to ask. But it will cost you more than you ever imagined.

[Ask the Creator about the eye part]

MAGGIE: Please don't play any more games with us. Where is the missing piece?

CREATOR: You cannot understand what will begin, if you activate the Eye. You cannot bear to pay what it will cost you.

[Eye Part Question #2]

MAGGIE: Yes! You've warned us. Now where is the piece?

CREATOR: Go to the map with this message, and see what it shows you. [The Creator extends out his hand, and Maggie walks back before he tosses his Engraving onto the floor in front of her and Low.]

[Try to ask the Creator about the eye part again]

CREATOR: I have said enough.

[Ask the Creator about the island]

MAGGIE: The island we found -- where was it hidden?

CREATOR: It left this reality, but only a little way. It can come back, because it never fully left.

[Island Question #2]

MAGGIE: The island moves in and out of our reality?

CREATOR: It loses substance with every passage. We thought we could take our world with us into Spacetime Six. It could not be done.

[Island Question #3]

MAGGIE: When something leaves our reality, where does it go?

CREATOR: To a place where time is infinite in all directions. But because it does not move along a single line, it can never be predicted or controlled. Those who go there from here cannot change anything. They are nothing but observers, forever.

[Finish talking]

MAGGIE: Thank you for helping us.

CREATOR: Help yourselves by giving up. [A bit of a pause again, then...] Never look into the impossible eye. You don't have the strength to return from that place. [As he waves goodbye, the pyramid closes upon him in a flash of light, until it forms back, with the Creator once again in a deathly sleep, and Low picks up the Creator's Engraving and looks at it for a pattern of shapes and colors that are different from the other four engraved rods. Low and Maggie exit the pyramid walkway and board the platform in the crypt. Once they move up to the tomb, they leave and cross the light bridge on the cliff back to the Map Spire, where they go to the map room again. There, he goes to the panel and, memorizing the pattern of shapes and colors on the Creator's Engraving, adjusts the buttons in the correct order. This time, the camera moves to the right a bit, and a vision of a cave near a beach appears for a few seconds before vanishing, and the camera moves back to Low.]

LOW: So THAT'S where the part is.

MAGGIE: Assuming he gave us the right code. [They return to the nest via the pit and the cavern; there, they move east to the door where the falls source is. This time, they go through the tunnel to the beach, where Low looks at the eye part that is trapped inside a big rock. He opens up the rock, then takes the eye part.]

LOW: I wish I knew what's going to happen when I get this piece back in place.

[Talk to Maggie]

LOW: Robbins...

[Ask Maggie about the eye part]

LOW The hiding place wasn't too subtle.

MAGGIE: Maybe he's got a few tricks up his sleeve. If he had sleeves, that is. But we still have to try.

[Finish talking]

LOW: Thanks.

[Try talking to Brink via Pen Ultimate's Comm.]

LOW: [off-camera] Low to Brink. Come in, Brink.

BRINK: Brink here.

[Ask Brink about Maggie]

LOW: [off-camera] Thanks for helping me save Maggie.

BRINK: You've already rewarded me by being a pushover, Commander.

[Ask Brink about the eye part]

LOW: [off-camera] There's this piece that we think will restart the Eye.

BRINK: I don't care about whatever trivial tasks are keeping you occupied.

[Ask Brink about the alien device]

LOW: [off-camera] Have you seen the large machine in the laboratory?

BRINK: It is a meaningless toy compared to what I am working on.

[Finish talking]

LOW: [off-camera, as the screen heads back to the Comm] Why do I bother? Talking to you is a waste of time.

Brink and the Life Crystal Machine

[Low and Maggie exit the beach tunnel and return to the nest, then go through the pit and the map room before they return to the Cathedral Spire via light bridge. There on the mountaintop, they cross the bridge through the waterfall, and go all the way down through the lab, and finally to where the green console is at the very bottom. All of a sudden Brink arrives, in his more evil, crystal addict self than before, and they turn to him in surprise.]

BRINK: [strict] Where have you been?

MAGGIE: Where have WE been?

BRINK: [pauses a bit, then...] I need your crystals! All of them! Right now!

LOW: [puts his hands on his hips] Come on, Brink, how many crystals can one man use?

BRINK: Not for ME, you fools! I need them for my machine! For science! Research! [His voice peaks into a crescendo as he shouts with every demand.] Give them to me!

MAGGIE: [confused] Machine? What are you talking about?

BRINK: [furious] I'm THROUGH talking! I'm not going to let anybody stand between me and the greatest scientific achievement in history! [In stunned silence, Low reluctantly takes out the two life crystals from each empty slot in the console, then goes to talk to Brink.]

LOW: I only have these few crystals left, Brink, but I'll be glad to share some of 'em if you want.

BRINK: [yells] All of them! [He grabs the crystals from Low's hands before continuing.] You didn't share anything, Low. I TOOK them! And it's a good thing you didn't fight me. [gazes at the crystals in his hand] I would have killed you to get these. [He puts down his hands, and Low folds his arms in disappointment.]

LOW: You would have tried.

BRINK: You two will be nothing but a footnote in the annals of my achievements! [He turns and walks away, leaving the two of them alone.]

MAGGIE: He didn't damage the machine part, did he? [Low returns to the console and places the eye part into the gap in the machinery.]

LOW: [off-camera] It fits, but the machine still doesn't work. Did the alien lie to us? Or does the machine need something else? [After some pondering, however, he takes out the eye part again.] I guess I'll take this with me. [He leaves the console and they go all the way up the lab and outside to the mountaintop again. There they cross the light bridge and go to the Museum Spire, where they go to the tram station and go to the crystal room near the stairway, only to find that there is an empty crystal repository where the life crystals used to be, and he looks at it in astonishment.] They're all gone. [They exit the crystal room and the tram station and return to the Tomb Spire via light bridge, where they go into the cave interior and go through to the platform, where they soon confront Brink, who gets more ticked off than ever.]

BRINK: Get away from here! [He walks up to Low and gets steamed up now.] I won't let you break my life crystal machine! [She shuffles her hair again.]

LOW: We don't want to break anything.

BRINK: My machine isn't working yet. [gets angry again] Yes, gloat if you want to! [a brief pause again, then...] I've studied all the inscriptions -- Maggie's not the only one who can decipher strange languages! I followed the plans I found, but there's still something missing, and without it the machine won't work. So if you think you can steal my life crystals again, Commander Low, think again! I'll kill you first, and believe me, no one will ever revive you!

LOW: [puts his hands on his hips] Actually, you've robbed me twice, and I only robbed you once. [extends his hand] So you're still one ahead.

BRINK: Don't joke with me!

MAGGIE: Don't joke with him, Boston. [Brink walks away, and they pursue him as they go to the relic, but he is furious again.]

BRINK: What are you doing here? I have no need for your help! [They back away, and Low tries to talk to him.]

LOW: Brink...

[Ask Brink about the eye part]

LOW: I think I know what piece is missing for your machine.

BRINK: How can you know anything about this! You're not a scientist, you're just a strutting tin soldier.

LOW: I think it's the same piece that the Eye generator needed. I think it's the key to ALL this technology. The alien inventor hid it because without it... ...none of the machines he considers dangerous will work.

BRINK: [gets a bit strict] Why would the creator of life crystals think they were dangerous?

LOW: Because the crystals make you feel SO good that they take over your life. All you care about is getting more of them. He said it was the second worst mistake he made.

BRINK: And the worst mistake?

LOW: The Eye.

BRINK: So you and Maggie, you keep telling me I'M crazy... [makes an evil laugh] ...but YOU plan to make an even WORSE mistake!

LOW: I'll make you a deal, Brink.

BRINK: Yes, like the deal you made before. I keep my part, but you go back on it.

LOW: I didn't go back on it, I just wanted to talk about it with you first! [He folds his arms, and Brink suddenly gets all furious.]

BRINK: No deals with liars and thieves! [A brief pause, then...]

LOW: Brink, you need what I have to make your machine work. But IF it works, then you'll have plenty of life crystals, right? You could share them with us and it wouldn't cost you anything, right? [unfolds his arms]

BRINK: If you have the missing part, yes.

LOW: That's my deal. Your machine, my part. Fifty-fifty on the life crystals.

BRINK: I know you plan to cheat me.

LOW: We won't even come near the machine when it's running. You divide up the life crystals.

BRINK: Then what's to stop me from keeping them all?

LOW: Because I AM trained as a military man, Brink. And if I ever actually decide to fight you, I don't care how strong and healthy you are. You will lose. And then I WILL take them all. Got it?

BRINK: Get your missing part and put it in my machine. Even liars and thieves can bargain, as long as they watch each other very carefully.

[Finish talking]

LOW: Half the life crystals, Brink. Remember.

BRINK: You don't scare me, you hairless monkey.

[Try to use the eye part on the relic]

LOW: I just don't know how yet to link them up.

[Examine the relic]

LOW: It needs the part.

[Examine the slot on the relic]

LOW: Hmmm...

[Show the eye part to Brink]

LOW: Remember our deal, Brink. I fix your machine, I get half the life crystals.

BRINK: But I divide them up. I remember very well.

[Low goes to the crystal machine relic and puts the eye part into its slot as Brink and Maggie watch.]

LOW: It fits perfectly. This is how the aliens designed the life crystal machine to work. [Brink goes to the machine, and Low walks a few steps away from it as they wait, but...]

BRINK: Nothing's happening.

LOW: Yes it is. It's vibrating. Be patient. Who knows how fast it's supposed to work? We'll just have to wait. [The machine gives off a sparkle of light and turns itself on.]

BRINK: Suits me fine. We'll split them fifty-fifty, right?

LOW: Of course.

BRINK: Yeah... fifty-fifty. [The machine creates one life crystal.] Look. There's one. [The machine stops glowing, after which the crystal duplicates itself and produces another life crystal that falls from it onto the machine, and he gets all excited.] And another.

LOW: Two.

BRINK: [startled] Is that all? Just two? I need more than two!

LOW: I don't know about that, Brink, but it's a sure thing I need more than one. YOU still have all the crystals you stole from me and every other place on these islands.

BRINK: [strict] Don't touch them.

LOW: Fifty-fifty, you said, Brink. Well, you must have hundreds of life crystals. It's not even fifty-fifty if I take these two. [He takes two life crystals from the machine, and Brink gets more infuriated than ever.]

BRINK: I knew you were a liar and a cheat.

LOW: You weren't going to let me have even ONE of these.

BRINK: I'll make the machine even better. It will produce more.

LOW: Not till we're gone, it won't. I need that machine part to run the Eye generator.

BRINK: [shouts] You will take nothing from this machine, you lying thief.

LOW: Once the Eye is working, you can either come back with us to Earth... ...or you can stay here, take the part out of the Eye generator, and put it back in your own machine. Just have a little patience. [He then takes the eye part from the crystal machine, and Brink becomes shocked.]

BRINK: No! My machine is stopping! [now becomes even more crystal-enraged than before] You've wrecked my machine! You're a dead man!

LOW: [turns to him] Brink, please! [Maggie turns to Low as he speaks.] We don't have to fight! You can have the part back after we're done with it!

BRINK: [furious] Everything you say is a lie.

LOW: Maggie, tell him! [She starts to explain, but...]

BRINK: If you say a word, Maggie, I'll kill you, too!

LOW: Brink! Don't make me hurt you! [She turns to Low once again.]

BRINK: [shouts] You won't hurt me when you're dead! [As she looks at the Pen Ultimate, Brink starts charging into Low, tackling him and knocking him out senseless. She tries to help Low, but Brink gets up and tackles her as she screams a bit. Seconds later he comes back with a brick ready to crush Low, who slowly gets up. Brink raises the brick at the ready, but gets overcome by its weight before he loses his balance and falls off the edge with a scream.] Aaaaagggghhhhh! [Low gets up and watches him fall to his death.]

LOW: Brink! [He feels dejected and turns to Maggie, who has just gotten up.] Oh, Maggie, please believe me, I didn't want to hurt him. I didn't want him dead!

MAGGIE: It wasn't Brink who died here. Brink died when he fell down the hole when he first arrived. What just fell over the cliff was someone else. Someone alien. [She puts her hand on her hips before continuing.] Created by those... death crystals.

LOW: Maggie, are we making an even worse mistake? By activating the Eye?

MAGGIE: Staying in this world any longer than we have to -- THAT'S the worst mistake we could make. We've got to do anything we can to survive.

LOW: But what if we die trying?

MAGGIE: Don't you get it, Boston? [She moves her arms again before she continues.] This place is worse than death. I'd rather die than stay here.

[Talk to Maggie]

LOW: Robbins...

[Ask Maggie about Brink]

LOW: Poor Brink. Dying one miserable death wasn't good enough.

MAGGIE: Whatever died the second time, it wasn't Brink. It was the evil of the crystals, manifested in Brink's body.

[Finish talking]

LOW: Thanks.

[Use the eye part into the slot again (Optional if you want the Bad Path Ending)]

[Low places the eye part into the relic's slot again and watches as the machine slowly generates two more life crystals before stopping. After that, he takes two more life crystals and then takes the eye part out of the slot again. At least that's what I think. I'm not sure on this, but if you have a video of what happens when you put the eye part into the relic's slot again after Brink dies a second time, please e-mail me, okay? Anyway, back to work.]

Restoring the Eye

[Low and Maggie exit the cave and return to the Cathedral Spire's mountaintop via light bridge. There they cross the stone bridge again before going all the way back down through the lab, and Low goes back to the Eye generator. There, he places the eye part into the gap.]

LOW: [off-camera] The alien was right. This thing has already killed one of us. But it's back in place. [He then places the two glowing crystals, which are now known as the death crystals, into the generator's slots.] The crystals Brink died for. [He then leaves the generator, passes the console to the right of the tram station entrance, which now glows up, and goes all the way back up the lab, where he talks to Maggie.] Robbins...

[Ask Maggie about the alien device]

[Scene cuts back to a few minutes later, where Low and Maggie are now at the console.]

LOW: You're the one who read the alien books. What exactly happens when we turn it on with enough life crystals in it?

MAGGIE: It would have taken me years to read everything, Boston. And I didn't understand half of what I read. But there's no doubt that this machine is dangerous. The alien warned us it might cost us more than we expected.

LOW: What does that mean?

MAGGIE: It might mean that just turning on the machine might kill us.

LOW: You mean he booby-trapped the thing?

MAGGIE: I mean that the machine may draw on more than life crystals. It may drain the life out of whoever uses it.

LOW: [puts his hands on his hips] Then I'm running the controls.

MAGGIE: Don't be absurd. It might do nothing, too. Or it could kill whoever ISN'T at the controls. I just want to tell you.

LOW: [puts his hands down] No good-byes. We're going to make it home together, Maggie.

MAGGIE: I'm not sentimental, Boston. I wasn't going to say good-bye. I just want you to promise me something.

LOW: After you saw me break every promise I made to Brink, you want me to make another one to you?

MAGGIE: What happened with Brink couldn't be helped, Boston. I know you'll keep your word with me.

LOW: What's the promise?

MAGGIE: If I die, and you live, don't use any life crystals on me. Don't revive me. Do you understand?

LOW: Are you sure?

MAGGIE: [folds her arms] I saw what Brink became. I don't want that to happen to me. You wouldn't be saving Maggie Robbins. You'd be creating a monster -- with my memories, my face. Don't do it. Promise me.

LOW: I promise, Maggie. And vice versa, OK?

MAGGIE: All right.

LOW: And now you tell ME the truth about something, Maggie. Are you sure you didn't find out somewhere that something bad happens to the person at the controls of this machine?

MAGGIE: [unfolds her arms] Boston, I don't know any more than you do about what will happen when I switch this thing on.

LOW: If that's a lie, I'm going to be really ticked off, Maggie.

MAGGIE: Yeah, I know. [He moves away as she goes to the console.] Here we go. [She presses the top-right green button and moves up the lab as he watches. After a few seconds a light has been turned on near the other control at the top as she goes to the top of the control and presses the top-right green button again. The strange object now forms up to the left of Maggie as she goes up to the third control. There she looks around in a bit of a pause before she presses the top-right button. The light at the bottom now glows more brightly than ever before while the other strange object changes shapes again, before she waits a bit for the Eye to form. All of a sudden she notices something and turns around and points at it.] It's stuck! I'll have to pry it open! [After a few seconds, Low calls out...]

LOW: Be careful! [With a bit of recklessness she walks up near the alien device and pries open the door, letting out a light blast that knocks her off, and he watches in horror as the scene cuts to the blue crystals that emit a bolt of lightning that strikes as the Eye is fully reformed. Scene cuts back to the top of the lab, where he runs up to her and holds her as she is heavily damaged and dying.] Maggie! Maggie, you liar! [She blinks her eyes a bit as he continues.] You knew this would happen!

MAGGIE: The Eye...

LOW: It worked. The Eye is restored.

MAGGIE: Worth it then. [blinks her eyes a bit] Go home. [Her eyes close as she breathes her last.]

LOW: Maggie. [He drops her hand in grief, and after a few seconds he lets go of her body and stands up.]

[Examine Maggie's body]

LOW: Poor, kind Maggie.

[NOTE: From here on in, there are two paths to take, one to a good ending, the other to a bad one. If you want to choose the good path, then skip the Breaking the Promise (Optional) sub-section below and continue on to the The Eye and Spacetime Six sub-section. Otherwise, read on if you want the "Bad Path" ending.]

Breaking the Promise (Optional)

[Noticing that he still has two life crystals in hand, Low looks down at Maggie, then takes out one of them without a second thought, then cracks it open and pours the juice on her body. He then takes a few steps back and watches as her body glows up in an aura of light. Now revived (or rather being possessed) by the power of the "life" crystals, she opens her eyes in confusion, and Low seems to smile before she gets up and puts her hand to her head in dizziness. Suddenly she looks at him in shock and gets very angry at his breaking the promise to her.]

MAGGIE: Oh, no! Low! I begged you! [She runs away from him in a rage and exits the lab onto the mountaintop as he chases her. But it is too late, as she leaps off the cliff and falls down screaming.] Aaaahhh! [He drops down to his knees in a "what have I done?" look. After a pause, he gets up and moves on without her.]

The Eye and Spacetime Six

[With a heavy heart Low moves on and attempts to leave the Cathedral Spire via light bridge. Suddenly the Eye breaks open, revealing another Cocytan guard dog who jumps out to attack Low. He runs away from the light bridge back to the mountaintop and hides behind the light bridge device as the guard dog growls at him before walking away, and he stands back up.]

LOW: I should have known the inventor would have one more trick up his sleeve. [He goes onto the light bridge to find that the guard dog is still guarding the Eye.]

GUARD DOG: Grrrrr... [He runs from the light bridge and hides behind the device again as the guard dog growls and snaps at him before walking away. Low uses the bridge device and presses the button switch, turning off the light bridge that the guard dog is standing on, and it flails around growling again as it falls to its death in the ocean below. Scene cuts back to the mountaintop.]

LOW: That was the inventor's last chance to stop me. I WILL get out into Spacetime Six, I WILL bring the people of this place back home, and they WILL build me a starship that will take me back to Earth. [He holds down the button switch on the device, and the crystal forms up once again as the bridge reforms. Once that's done, he leaves the device and returns to the light bridge again. There, he moves on to face the Eye.] I guess this is the real test. Can a practical guy from Earth do what all the builders of this place failed to do? Can I go into Spacetime Six and still find my way back to reality? Only one way to find out! [He goes inside and looks at the big moonlike portal. Once he arrives, he touches it and gets warped in an aura of light by teleportation. Scene cuts to a view of Spacetime Six as the planets pass by and the starts fly by in front of him off-camera.] It's beautiful. [He looks around and is amazed at what he sees as more planets fly by.] A guy could get lost here real easy. No. No, I'm not going any farther into this place. I'm staying here, where I can get back out again! [A star flies out in front before it transforms into another Cocytan inhabitant, this time a leader, who surprisingly (to Low) speaks in the English language thanks to the knowledge (and manipulation) of the Cocytan language he inherited from Maggie.]

COCYTAN LEADER: [off-camera] You are as strong as we hoped, human!

LOW: [walks in astonishment] I can understand you! [The stars all transform into the alien race of native Cocytans.]

COCYTAN LEADER: In Spacetime Six, all living minds communicate perfectly. [The Cocytans float into portals as the leader continues speaking.] You stand at the doorway, human. [Scene cuts to the Nexus, where the portal opens up, and one Cocytan returns here in amazement before the portal closes up.] You show us all the pathway back to life. To reality. [The Cocytan looks around in awe.] To a place where we will someday die, yes -- [Another Cocytan is teleported back to the library in amazement...] but we will have a LIFE before we die! [...followed by third Cocytan. Scene cuts to the interior of the Planetarium Spire, where a Cocytan rat looks on before it is frightened by a fourh Cocytan being teleported back here and looking around.]

LOW: [voice-over] Every past and future, I can see them all, but... which one is real? [Scene cuts to the other interior of the Map Spire, where a fifth Cocytan is warped back here, then to another cave, where a sixth one is warped back in the same way before the Cocytan leader's voice speaks once again.]

COCYTAN LEADER: [voice-over] Go back now, human. Take me home.

[NOTE: The ending scene that follows depends on which path you have chosen, so if you have followed the good path, skip to the Ending (Good Path) sub-section; otherwise, read on.]

Ending (Bad Path)

[Scene cuts back to the Eye's interior, where Low is warped out of the portal, then turns around as the Cocytan leader arrives in front of him before it speaks.]

COCYTAN LEADER: My people have their bodies, their bones, their lives again. We owe you a great debt, Commander Low.

LOW: All I want... now that my friends are dead... is to go back to Earth and tell the story of how they died.

COCYTAN: Why not let them tell their own story?

LOW: I wish!

COCYTAN LEADER: YOU knew the way home; but I know all the other paths through time and space. [It turns around to touch the portal.]

LOW: Wait! Don't go back there-- [It is too late, as the leader is already teleported into Spacetime Six. A few seconds later the leader returns with the newly-resurrected Maggie and Brink, who now has gray hair and has rapidly aged a bit as an old man.]

COCYTAN LEADER: I have brought you a gift. [Low turns around to see Maggie and Brink in astonishment.]

LOW: Maggie! Brink! You're alive again!

BRINK: [in a feeble voice] We were lost, but this being found us and led us back. [Maggie is still angry at Low for breaking his promise.]

LOW: [here the text is missing as he speaks] Maggie! When you died, I... [smiles a bit] Man, I'm glad to see you! [She slaps him in the face, then puts her hands on her hips in a strict manner.]

MAGGIE: I don't know if I'm glad to see YOU, Boston! You broke your promise to me!

LOW: [apologetic] I'm sorry. I just -- didn't want to go on without you. [text error adds an "I" between the words "just" and "didn't"]

MAGGIE: But you knew that what the crystals bring back isn't life. It wasn't ME.

LOW: But it's you NOW.

MAGGIE: [realizes a bit] Yes. Well, yes, it is. [Scene cuts to the elderly Brink in a feeble voice.]

BRINK: And I'm free of the madness of the crystals, too. [pauses a bit, then...] You did it, Low! [Scene cuts back to the portal again.]

LOW: No, it was our friend here.

COCYTAN LEADER: No, the credit belongs to you. We once revered a great inventor, because he opened the door to unchanging eternity. But YOU opened the passageway back into true life.

LOW: All I am is a guy who wants to get back home.

COCYTAN LEADER: Already my people are preparing a great crystal starship to take you there.

BRINK: But we can come back, can't we?

COCYTAN LEADER: You and any others who wish to come. [points at Low and Maggie] You are a young people, strong and full of hope and passion. We have much to teach you, and you have much to share with us as well. There will be friendship between our species forever.

MAGGIE: I hope you're right. Not all human beings are as, uh, NICE as us.

COCYTAN LEADER: Oh, I know that. All young species are alike that way. But don't worry. [raises its arm as it continues] If any of your people try to pick a fight, we'll mash them like bugs.

LOW: How reassuring.

COCYTAN LEADER: The ship is almost ready. Go home and tell your people what has been accomplished here.

LOW: Telling the people -- that's Maggie's job.

MAGGIE: And getting us home -- that was yours. You did it, Boston.

BRINK: Thank you, Boston.

COCYTAN LEADER: We all thank you, Boston Low. [Scene cuts to the cliff of Cocytus at daylight in Spacetime Four, where Brink goes into the crystal spaceship near the leader and Low, followed by Maggie; and Low and the leader look at each other as he extends out his hand, expecting a handshake, before the leader looks a bit before extending its hand as well. After exchanging goodbye handshakes in close-up, Low leaves for the spaceship as the leader looks around before they wave each other goodbye. He then enters the spaceship, and the scene cuts to an aerial view of Cocytus as the ship slowly launches up and leaves the island for the possible last time, rising up into the stars and out into space as it goes further away from view and vanishes in a flash of light.]

Ending (Good Path)

[Scene cuts back to the Eye's interior, where Low is warped out of the portal, then turns around as the Cocytan leader arrives in front of him before it speaks.]

COCYTAN LEADER: My people have their bodies, their bones, their lives again. We owe you a great debt, Commander Low.

LOW: All I want... now that my friends are dead... is to go back to Earth and tell the story of how they died.

COCYTAN: Why not let them tell their own story?

LOW: I wish!

COCYTAN LEADER: YOU knew the way home; but I know all the other paths through time and space. [It turns around to touch the portal.]

LOW: Wait! Don't go back there-- [It is too late, as the leader is already teleported into Spacetime Six. A few seconds later the leader returns with the newly-resurrected Maggie and Brink, who now has gray hair and has rapidly aged a bit as an old man.]

COCYTAN LEADER: I have brought you a gift. [Low turns around to see Maggie and Brink in astonishment.]

LOW: Maggie! Brink! You're alive again!

BRINK: [in a feeble voice] We were lost, but this being found us and led us back. [Maggie gives off a smile of happiness, and Low becomes glad that he has kept the promise, and they both hug each other in reunion.]

LOW: Maggie -- I thought I'd lost you forever. [text says "I had", voice says "I'd"] [She shuffles her hair, as usual.]

MAGGIE: So you really didn't try to resurrect me with the crystals.

LOW: No, I -- I promised you. And besides, what the crystals bring back from death -- it wouldn't have been YOU.

MAGGIE: I know, Boston. You kept your word. And yet you DID find a way to bring me back from death.

LOW: It wasn't me, but I'm glad you're here. [Scene cuts to the elderly Brink in a feeble voice.]

BRINK: And I'm free of the madness of the crystals, too. [pauses a bit, then...] You did it, Low! [Scene cuts back to the portal again.]

LOW: No, it was our friend here.

COCYTAN LEADER: No, the credit belongs to you. We once revered a great inventor, because he opened the door to unchanging eternity. But YOU opened the passageway back into true life.

LOW: All I am is a guy who wants to get back home.

COCYTAN LEADER: Already my people are preparing a great crystal starship to take you there.

BRINK: But we can come back, can't we?

COCYTAN LEADER: You and any others who wish to come. [points at Low and Maggie] You are a young people, strong and full of hope and passion. We have much to teach you, and you have much to share with us as well. There will be friendship between our species forever.

MAGGIE: I hope you're right. Not all human beings are as, uh, NICE as us.

COCYTAN LEADER: Oh, I know that. All young species are alike that way. But don't worry. [raises its arm as it continues] If any of your people try to pick a fight, we'll mash them like bugs.

LOW: How reassuring.

COCYTAN LEADER: The ship is almost ready. Go home and tell your people what has been accomplished here.

LOW: Telling the people -- that's Maggie's job.

MAGGIE: And getting us home -- that was yours. You did it, Boston.

BRINK: Thank you, Boston.

COCYTAN LEADER: We all thank you, Boston Low. [Scene cuts to the cliff of Cocytus at daylight in Spacetime Four, where Brink goes into the crystal spaceship near the leader and Low, followed by Maggie; and Low and the leader look at each other as he extends out his hand, expecting a handshake, before the leader looks a bit before extending its hand as well. After exchanging goodbye handshakes in close-up, Low leaves for the spaceship as the leader looks around before they wave each other goodbye. He then enters the spaceship, and the scene cuts to an aerial view of Cocytus as the ship slowly launches up and leaves the island for the possible last time, rising up into the stars and out into space as it goes further away from view and vanishes in a flash of light.]