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With the terrifying loss of Capt. Dallas in the vents, Ripley finds herself in charge. Her smoldering resentment and suspicion of Ash can now be addressed.
After having dismissed Ash for further “collation” with Mother, Ripley turns her attention to Lambert as a source of information…
INT. MESS RIPLEY I think it's the only way. LAMBERT I'm sorry. It just seems like you're asking us to kill each other one by one. RIPLEY I promise you, if it doesn't look like it's gonna work, I'm gonna get us out of here. Okay? Will you hang in there? Okay? You can do it. (pause) I want to ask you a question. LAMBERT What? RIPLEY Have you ever slept with Ash? Lambert laughs. RIPLEY No? LAMBERT No. I never got the impression he was particularly interested. Why? RIPLEY I want you to figure out where we are now, okay? Plot our course?
Here is the cut scene, as written above. (Sigourney Weaver and Veronica Cartwright play this quite nicely.)
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