Next day, after Kitty has gone to work: Riddick: Anika, I know we have had our problems, but I need your help with Kitty. Anika: What have you done? Riddick: Nothing. But something happened and Kitty isn't herself at the moment. Anika: All right, let's hear it. Riddick: It all started when Mary noticed a statue...
Anika: Are you serious? Riddick: Quite serious. And we should have scientific proof of it soon. Doctor Bunsen promised to put up surveillance to see what's going on. Anika: Doctor Bunsen? Are you saying he believes the story? Riddick: He's a scientist. He doesn't believe or disbelieve. But he is convinced enough to go through the trouble of collecting some data.
Riddick: Kitty told me about the stories. Where did they originate from? Anika: As far as I know, they're just that, stories. They've been passed down in our family for generations. Riddick: Could there be any truth in them? Anika: I doubt it. I mean, a stone statue can't wake up. Something like that just doesn't happen.
Riddick: That's what I thought a couple of days ago, but I'm not so sure anymore. Let's assume that is what's happening. What do the stories tell? Anika: They wake up, first very slowly, then picking up the pace until they are as mobile as you and me. Riddick: And then what happens? What do they do? Are they dangerous? Anika: Depends on what they were sent for. Sometimes they're just messengers, sometimes they have a task to do.
Riddick: Sent for? By whom? Why? Surely there would be easier ways to deliver a message. Anika: You're asking the wrong person. I don't know any more than what I have told you. Riddick: Any idea how we could find out why it's here? I mean, before it does what it's supposed to do? Anika: No. I'm sorry. I would help, if I could, but I don't know.
Damien: So, you've noticed it too? Mary: Huh? Where did you come from? Damien: Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you. I've seen you coming here several times. You're checking if it has changed, aren't you? Mary: Yes. Do you know what it is? It isn't a normal statue. Damien: No, it isn't.
Damien: But maybe we should start with introductions. I'm Damien. What's your name? Mary: I'm Mary. Damien: Well, Mary, it is very nice to meet someone who actually pays attention to what's going on around her. - You asked what it is. It certainly isn't a statue in the normal sense. It's coming alive. Mary: So it isn't alive yet? Can it hear us and understand what we say? Damien: I doubt it. Not yet. But it will and I'd say that will happen fairly soon.
Mary: Is it going to be dangerous? Damien: Not during the daylight hours, but I wouldn't recommend you to come here after dark. Mary: You know what it is, don't you? Tell me. Damien: It is what it looks like. It's an angel. Unfortunately, not the kind you would expect. Someone is going to die. Mary: Are you trying to say it's the angel of death?
Damien: No, nothing like that. It isn't here to take away a person who will die of some everyday cause like accident, sickness or old age. It is here to kill someone. Mary: Why? Who's going to die? Damien: I have no idea. But it must be something pretty important. These things aren't sent to settle petty grievances. Mary: Are you saying it's an assassin? Damien: I guess you could call it that.
Mary: Who are you and how do you know so much about it? Damien: I'm nobody. Nobody important. I've just seen a couple of these before and my grandfather saw a few of them too in his time. He's the one who got me interested in them. Mary: Something like this has happened before? Damien: Certainly. I'm not going to go into details, but I have managed to link them into some unsolved murders. Not high profile cases, but smaller ones. Deaths of promising upcoming politicians, who could have changed things, or scientists on the verge of a big breakthrough.
Mary: Who sent it? Damien: I don't know, but I'd say it's someone who knows what the intended victim is going to achieve unless he, or she, is removed from the picture. Mary: You're getting really spooky. Damien: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to. Mary: You know, I think we better leave. It's getting dark. - Would you come with me? There's someone you should meet. Damien: Sure. Who is it?
Riddick: So what you're saying is that there's going to be a murder, but you have no idea who the victim will be and there's nothing we can do to stop it? Damien: Very aptly summarized. Then there is one point you must consider. No one has ever managed to find out where they come from and who's sending them. And as the potential of the victim is cut short by the murder, we can't know whether the prevented action would have been good or bad.
Mary: What does that mean? Riddick: That maybe we shouldn't even try to stop what's going to happen. It is possible that the murder may stop something even worse from happening. Kitty: I feel like I've just stepped into the twilight zone. I need a drink. Damien: I'm sorry. Kitty: No need to apologize. I've been so freaked out by all of this that it is actually a relief to hear what's going on, no matter how spooky it is.
Riddick: What are we going to do? Damien: There isn't much we can do. Or are you suggesting that we should go to the police and tell them that a statue is going to commit a murder? Mary: They'd cart us into a loony bin right away. Riddick: So, we just wait and see? Damien: Right.
Mary: Riddick, did Doctor Bunsen put up his surveillance equipment? Riddick: Yes, he did. Damien: Surveillance? Are you saying someone is filming the statue? Mary: Yes. Doctor Bunsen is a scientist and he was interested in getting some proof that the statue is actually changing. Damien: I would be very interested in seeing those tapes. I've never had the resources to do something like that myself.
Next day: Mary: Just a little look-see... there's no harm in that.
Angel: Little girl, what are you doing here again? Mary: Eeek! Angel: Calm down. I'm not going to hurt you. - I've seen you coming here often lately. Mary: You're a statue. You can't move or talk. Angel: Maybe you're hallucinating, then. If that's what you want to think, it's fine by me. If you'll excuse me, I have work to do. I need to go.
Mary: What kind of work? Are you going to do something bad? Angel: Depends on the point of view. You might think it's bad, but you don't have the benefit of seeing the big picture. You shouldn't trouble yourself with it. There's nothing you can do to stop me and you shouldn't even try. Mary: I know that. - After you have done your work... Will you go away? Angel: Yes. Everything will be back to normal, just as if I never was here. You should go home now. It's not safe to be out after dark.
Riddick: Mary, where have you been? You were supposed to be home a couple of hours ago. Mary: I... I'm sorry. Riddick: Don't look so miserable. I'm not angry. I was just worried. - Dr. Bunsen is coming to see us. It seems that the statue is gone and he's coming to tell us more about it. Kitty called Damien and asked him to come here too.
Later: Kitty: What happened? Bunsen: Well, the statue is definitely gone. I have just viewed the footage and it shows clearly that the statue was moving. Unfortunately, the equipment malfunctioned and the actual event was not recorded. Damien: What event? What's missing from the film? Bunsen: How the statue disappeared. At the end of the footage, the statue is moving, but it's still on top of that pillar. Mary, maybe you would tell us what happened then? You're on the film.