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Why bring her here? is the twenty-fourth of thirty-eight Cinematics shown in The Last of Us. It is approximately two minutes and seventeen seconds in length. Below is the complete transcript of this cutscene's spoken dialogue.

Dialogue Edit

Note that the dialogue is copied from the subtitles.

[The scene opens to Joel shutting the door to the room as Tommy walks towards the window, setting down his rifle before staring outside.]

Joel: "That's quite the crew you got there."

Tommy: [Still looking out the window.] "Yeah, they're good men. This place gives them a second chance. It gives us all a second chance." [Turns to Joel.] So why'd you leave Boston?"

Joel: "I've been on quite the adventure, little brother." [Pulls out a chair and sits.]

Tommy: [Walking nearer Joel.] "I reckon it's got something to do with that girl."

Joel: "Oh, it's got everything to do with that little girl."

Tommy: "Well, go on then."

Joel: "She's immune."

Tommy: "Immune to what?" [Snickers.] "Oh c'mon."

Joel: "I know. I've seen her breathe enough spores to take down a dozen men and nothing. I wouldn't have believed it neither, but I can show you."

Tommy: "Alright." [Sits across from Joel.] "I'll bite. Why bring her here?"

Joel: "I was supposed to deliver her to the Fireflies... the way I figure they're your boys, you finish the job, you collect the whole damn payment."

Tommy: "I haven't seen a Firefly in years."

Joel: "But you know where they are. Now I'm not asking for much, Tommy. I just want some simple gear--enough to set me on my way."

Tommy: [Shaking his head] "What makes you think I'd do this for you?"

Joel: "This isn't for me, Tommy. This is for your damn cause."

Tommy: "My cause is my family now. You ain't talking about some walk in the park here."

Joel: [Aggressively.] "Jesus boy! Have Maria get some of her born-again friends to do it."

Tommy: "They have families too."

Joel: "Tommy, I need this."

Tommy: [Pauses.] "You want some gear, sure. But I ain't taking that girl off your hands." [Stands up.]

Joel: "This is how you're gonna repay me, huh?"

Tommy: "Repay you?"

Joel: [Stands.] "For all those goddamn years I took care of us."

Tommy: "Took care? That's what you call it? I got nothing but nightmares from those years."

Joel: [Loudly.] "You survived because of me!"

Tommy: "It wasn't worth it."

Joel: [Shoves Tommy.] "I bring you the cure for mankind and you wanna play the pissy little brother?"

Tommy: "We ain't back in Boston. You lay your hands on me again, it won't end well for you."

[Just as Joel steps closer, the Dam's alarm goes off]

Joel: "What the hell is that?"

Tommy: [Grabs his rifle.] "We're under attack. You still remember how to kill, right?"

Joel: "Yeah..."

[Tommy exits the room and Joel follows. End cinematic.]

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