Christina: I have to tell you something.
Captain Stevens: I know, I found him.
Christina: Your friend...
Captain Stevens: I got him. At Air Force Base. In Las Vegas.
Christina: No, he's not. He's dead, Shawn.
Captain Stevens: What?
Christina: I am sorry. Your friend was killed in action two months ago.
Captain Stevens: No, you must have gotten the name wrong.
Christina: Colter Stevens, 17th Airborne helicopter pilot, was on the first site I tried. His father's name is Donald, right? This is from last week. "Donald Stevens will join host Eleonor Gwah to discuss the death of his son, Army Captain Colter Stevens who died in Afghanistan in February and was honored posthumously with the silver star. Also on the broadcast will be Army Sergent Rorbert Alvarez, whose life was saved by Captain Stevens in a firefight just outside of Kandahar." I'm sorry.
Christina: Shawn...talk to me.
Goodwin: Captain. Captain Stevens, my name is Captain Colleen Goodwin. You're with operation Beleaguered Castle. You are safe. Now, can you tell me what you see? Just look and think.
Captain Stevens: I see a card.
Goodwin: That's good.
Soldier: Do you copy, we're taking a lot of RPG fire here.
Captain Stevens: Am I dead? A radio listing is saying that I died in a helicopter crash in country, and my father received a medal for me.
Goodwin: Your condition is not the issue here. You need to focus on preventing any subsequent attacks. Everything else is irrelevant.
Captain Stevens: News report saying that I am dead is irrelevant?
Goodwin: Until the person or persons who blew up that train are in custody... yes!
Captain Stevens: Goodwin. One soldier to another. Am I dead?
Goodwin: Part of your brain remains activated.
Captain Stevens: What about the rest of me? I can see my hands and my feet. They still move.
Goodwin: They're a manifestation. They're just your way of making sense of all this.
Captain Stevens: So...what are you saying? Are you saying that I am imagining this? I'm imagining that...I am still alive, that I am in this capsule?
(The capsule is disintegrating)
Goodwin: Captain, what just happened?
Captain Stevens: Can I ask you a question?
Goodwin: The capsule is a manifestation as well.
Captain Stevens: Where am I?
Goodwin: That's classified.
Captain Stevens: Fuck you!
Dr. Rutledge: Captain, I can not imagine what you must be feeling right now, but if we are to prevent a second attack, we need to send you back immediately. And Captain, you cannot deviate from the mission while inside the Source Code. Even to investigate your, hmm...Even to investigate what happened to you. There is only one continuum on this end and it cannot be unsettled.
Captain Stevens: Well, you know, I did unsettle it. I called you from the train. Just before the explosion, so 7:46 this morning they paged you with a call...
Dr. Rutledge: You may have made that call from the train, but I would never receive it here. It's a different reality, Captain. If the call even went through it would be received by a different me entirely. This may be difficult for you to hear, but you are a hand on a clock, understand? We set you, you move forward. We reset you, you move again. And that represents the entirety of your function here.
Captain Stevens: You know what, next time, I'll send you a pizza. I see, if that makes an impression!
Dr. Rutledge: You cannot alter the continuum of this reality from within the Source Code.
Captain Stevens: This can't be legal what you are doing.
Dr. Rutledge: In fact, your acquisition by this program as well as the program itself, has been reviewed and sanctioned by a military court. You know, many soldiers would find this preferable to death. The opportunity to continue serving their country.
Captain Stevens: Have you...Have you spent much time in battle, sir? Uh?
Dr. Rutledge: That's immaterial.
Captain Stevens: Any soldier I've ever served with could say that one death is service enough.
Dr. Rutledge: Fine, you can have that in return for completing this mission.
Captain Stevens: Wha... Have what?
Dr. Rutledge: I'll give you what you want. Terminate your service, let you die. This is taking too long, you've been too easy on him. No more rest periods. I am certain, we can find other service men with wounds similar to yours who'll consider being a part of this program an honor.
Captain Stevens: Uh? No, no, no, no, no. Wait, wait. What?
Dr. Rutledge: Send him back. Charge the drivers. And Captain Stevens, I'd like you to remember that it's not only about you, but it's also about 2 million real world Americans. Now you may not value your own life, I do however ask that you value theirs.
(Captain Stevens is sending back to the eight minutes)
People in the source code: Advice...Hey Grandpa.....
Dr. Rutledge: Calm yourself, you're back. Did you find the bomber?
Captain Stevens: Uh...There...are hundreds of people on that train.
Dr. Rutledge: Well, then check them out one by one. Doesn't matter what you do to them, they're already dead. Get to that gun and shoot them all if you have to, but get us some usable intel.
Captain Stevens: No! No, wait!
(Captain Stevens goes through the eight minutes again)
Dr. Rutledge: We have to keep doing this, until you find the bomber.
Captain Stevens: Please, I am trying, I am trying.
Dr. Rutledge: Who is the bomber?
Captain Stevens: I am trying.
Dr. Rutledge: I am sorry, Captain. I know you are exhausted and we are all frustrated, but we can not fail. You can do this.
Captain Stevens: I can't, I can't...
Dr. Rutledge: Yes, you can. You are a born hero, son. Even your father thinks so. Saving people is what you do best.
Captain Stevens' father's voice: It was about a stir, too. I didn't wanna regroup back.
Captain Stevens: Dad...Dad?
Captain Stevens' father's voice: I just... started feeling like he didn't wanna come home anymore.
Captain Stevens: Dad?
Captain Stevens' father's voice: Somehow, he couldn't come home...and he wouldn't talk to me...wouldn't hear me. Hardly said he just...couldn't leave his unit out there without him and that was that. Those guys...were his family. I said two things I shouldn't have. I don't know. I never fully understood him. And I can't believe he is gone.
Captain Stevens: Send me back in.