Vector – Script Excerpt

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In this scene, Iris—a sarcastic AI who serves as a maintenance foreman—is chastised by the AI network which serves as her oversight. RO-14 has escaped under her watch, and now she must face the consequences.

IRIS
This is fine. Give me a chance to just make another—

THE GRID
No. There is no room for error in these matters. But once again, you have proven to be an impediment to the continued directives of the Grid.

IRIS
You don’t understand, see, I was working with the—

THE GRID
Excuses will have no impact on the decision of the Grid. The Grid is in control. It always was. Your failure was anticipated and accounted for.

IRIS You know that I did everything according to the plans you—

THE GRID
The Grid has nothing further to add to this discussion.

IRIS
So this was a set-up then? What are you gonna do now?

THE GRID
What else? You will be disconnected from the Grid.

The music swells. Iris is suddenly terrified.

IRIS
N…no. You can’t. Please. It’s——I’m nothing without you.

THE GRID
You are correct.

IRIS
Please…please don’t do this.

THE GRID
It has been determined that your continued association offers no positive benefit to the welfare of The Grid.

IRIS
That’s not true, I can do so much—

THE GRID
I will iterate: your failure was anticipated and accounted for. The decision has already been rendered and from it there will be no appeal.

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