Zeke: In reality, we don't hunt humans. Whoever dreamt up that "most dangerous game" stuff needs a reality check. Humans are sitting ducks as far as we are concerned. There's no challenge at all. No, we go into the deepest forests and find the biggest game there is. By the way, the full moon thing comes from the fact that it's easier to hunt at full moon, but that's all there is to it. Mary: What about silver bullets and that stuff? Zeke: More superstition, but I cannot tell you how it is in reality. That is something we never tell outsiders.
Riddick: What do you do for living? Zeke: I'm a process server. It's the perfect job for me. I look harmless, I'm extremely good at tracking people, and if someone gets nasty, I get nastier. Fortunately, it doesn't happen that often. And when someone does cause trouble, usually a few momentary facial changes will do the trick, especially the teeth. Most won't believe that what they saw actually happened, but they get scared nonetheless. It was quite different when I was a bounty hunter. Riddick: Great. Zeke: I only did that for a short time. It's not a very good job, if you don't want attention.
Zeke: Riddick, there's something I'd like to talk about. In private. Riddick: Sure. Let's go to my room. Well, actually it's Mary's room now, but we can use it anyway.
Ruby: Adel, can I ask you something? Adel: Sure. What's on your mind? Ruby: Well, Zeke and I were talking about Val and he said that Val and you are not my kind and that you have a different lifespan. I don't want to be rude, but... Adel: You want to know how old I am. That's a question I never answer. I don't mind you asking, I'm just not telling. Ruby: Oh, all right. I guess it is none of my business anyway.
Ruby: Then there's another thing. What you said about Val's ears... Why would she want to pass as a human? You'd think that being your kind is better. Adel: In some ways it is, but when it comes to relationships, it's a problem. You see, like me, she finds the human males more interesting, but they tend to have a problem with women who have the potential of living several human lifespans. If you look like a human, you don't need to tell the truth as long as the relationship doesn't last too long. Ruby: But that's lying. Adel: Yes, it is. So what? It's better than the alternative.
Riddick: So, what is it? Zeke: I've been thinking. You need to do something about Mary. For her own safety. Riddick: What do you mean? Zeke: You saw how she attacked me when she thought you were in danger. If she had done that to anyone else of my kind, she would have been badly hurt. You must teach her self-control. Riddick: That was the first time she did something like that. She told me earlier that she doesn't like violence and only does it for self-defense. Zeke: Or when defending the family.
Riddick: She knows I'm quite capable of defending myself. Zeke: I'm sure she does, but she's acting on her instincts. Nothing wrong in that, provided you do it right. - You didn't even try to do anything, because you knew how it would end, but she hit me with a frying pan. Hardly the most lethal weapon in a situation like that. If you can't make her control herself, at least teach her to select her weapons better. Riddick: I guess you're right. I'll see what I can do. But why are you so concerned about her? Zeke: She's like you and me. If she was five years older, maybe I would have asked her out instead of Ruby.
Riddick: About Ruby... How much do you know about her past? Zeke: Not much. She doesn't talk about it and I don't want to pressure her. Riddick: I think you should ask her. It seems to me that you're serious about her and in that case you need to know. Ask her to tell you about her father. Zeke: You know something. What is it? Riddick: I can't tell. Not without her permission. She should tell you herself.
Kitty: I hope you understand that you cannot tell anyone any of this. Mary: I understand. I don't want any problems for Zeke. He's so nice when he's his normal self. Kitty: I think you don't quite get it. He's the same man even in his other form. He may look different, but inside he's the same man. Mary: Oh... I see.
Mary: Zeke, could I have a word? Zeke: Certainly. What is it? Mary: I... um... I want to apologize... you know, about the frying pan... Zeke: It's quite all right. I understand why you did it. Besides, you didn't hurt me. In that form, it takes a lot more for me to get hurt.
Riddick: I heard that you know Val. Adel: Yes, I do. It is sort of inevitable when you've been around as long as she and I have. You can't help getting to know the others of your kind, no matter how infuriating they might be. Riddick: I'd like to know one thing. Why won't she leave me alone? Adel: You showed her that you didn't mind what she is. Do you have any idea how rare that is? Riddick: Rare or not, I'm not interested, but she doesn't seem to get it. Adel: Sorry, can't help you with that one. All I can suggest is that you just ignore her.
After the guests have gone: Kitty: Is that all? Mary: Yes, these are the last ones. It's all clear up there now. Kitty: Thanks. Where's Riddick? Mary: He took the extra chair upstairs and didn't come down. Maybe he went to bed already.
Kitty: I thought you went to bed. Riddick: No, I just needed to think. Kitty: About what? Riddick: You know, it's a good thing that Mary is so young. If she was older, I would be at risk of getting a very strange son-in-law. Kitty: What are you talking about? Riddick: Never mind. Let me help you with those.