The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1

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Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us. I want you to remember that I said that.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film in which Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Directed by Francis Lawrence. Written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, based on Suzanne Collins' 2010 novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
The courage of one will change the world.Taglines

Katniss Everdeen[edit]

  • [Startled by cat coming through window] Figures.
  • [Shooting a propaganda video at the scene of a bombed rebel hospital] I want the rebels to know that I'm alive. That I'm in District 8 where the Capitol just bombed a hospital filled with unarmed men, women and children. And there will be no survivors. If you think for one second that the Capitol will ever treat us fairly you are lying to yourselves. Because we know who they are and what they do. This is what they do! And we must fight back. I have a message for President Snow. You can torture us and bomb us and burn our districts to the ground. But do you see that? Fire is catching. And if we burn, you burn with us! We know who they are and what they do. This is what they do! And we must fight back. You can torture us and bomb us and burn our districts to the ground. Plutarch's faith in you wasn't misplaced. But do you see that?

President Alma Coin[edit]

  • [Walks up to Katniss in empty cafeteria] There's no news. I'm sorry. It's the worst torture in the world. Waiting, when you know there's nothing you can do. Especially for people like us. But whatever strength, courage, madness, keeps us going, you find it, at times like these. You have it, soldier. It's what's kept you alive all this time. And it won't fail you now.

President Coriolanus Snow[edit]

  • Citizens, tonight I address all of Panem as one. Since the Dark Days, Panem has had an unprecedented era of peace. It is a peace built upon cooperation. And a respect for law and order. In the past weeks, you have heard of sporadic violence following the actions of a few radicals in the Quarter Quell. Those who choose this destructive path, your actions are based on a misunderstanding of how we have survived. Together. It is a contract. Each district supplies the Capitol. Like blood to a heart. In return, the Capitol provides order and security. To refuse work is to put the entire system in danger. The Capitol is the beating heart of Panem. Nothing can survive without a heart. The criminals that kneel before you use symbols for the purpose of sedition. Which is why all images of The Mockingjay are now forbidden. Possessing them will be considered treason. Punishable by death. Justice shall be served swiftly. Order shall be restored. To those who ignore the warnings of history, prepare to pay the ultimate price.
  • [After rebels implode a hydroelectric dam knocking out power] Moves and counter moves.


  • [After rebel leaders watch a propaganda clip of Katniss] Madame President, indulge me for a moment, if you would. Let's everybody think of one incident where Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved you. Not where you were jealous of her hairstyle or her dress went up in flames or she made a halfway decent shot with an arrow. And not where Peeta made you like her. No, I'd like you all to think of a one moment where she made you feel something real.

Finnick Odair[edit]

  • I drag myself outta nightmares and there's no relief in waking up. But... it's better not to give in to it. It takes 10 times longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.


Katniss: Start simple. Start with what you know is true. My name is Katniss Everdeen. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. Peeta... Peeta was left behind.
Orderly: Miss Everdeen? You can't be in here.
Katniss: I had a nightmare. Just five more minutes.
Orderly: You need to sleep. We can help you sleep.
Katniss: [Orderlies start grabbing her] Just five more minutes. No. No, please, don't. It's just five more... Don't touch me! Don't! No! No! Get off of me!

Katniss: [Wanders through hospital hall and comes up on Finnick's room] Finnick.
Finnick: I wanted to go back for Peeta and Johanna, but I... I couldn't move. They have Annie, too. They took her. She's... She's in the Capitol. I wish she was dead. I wish they were all dead and we were, too.
Boggs: Miss Everdeen. Colonel Boggs, District 13's head of security. I know you've been discharged, but President Coin's requested to meet with you first.
Katniss: Is there any news?
Boggs: [Riding down the elevator with Katniss] I'm just here to escort you. We were always told there was nothing left of 13. Capitol bombed the surface to rubble. But we're military, so we learned to survive down here. Preparing, training.

Plutarch: [Boggs leads Katniss into the boardroom with Beetee in a wheelchair with Plutarch and Alma walking in] There she is. Our Girl on Fire. Madam President, may I present you with The Mockingjay.
President Coin: What an honour it is to meet you. You're a courageous young woman. I know how disorienting this must be. And I can't imagine what it's like to live through the atrocities of those Games.
Plutarch: Katniss, President Alma Coin.
President Coin: Please know how welcome you are. I hope you'll find some comfort with us. We've known loss in 13, too.
Beetee: This is history. Right here at this table.
President Coin: I apologize. I wish you had more time to recover, but unfortunately, we don't have that luxury. Please, have a seat. Are you aware of what's happened? When you fired your arrow at the force field you electrified the nation. There have been riots and uprisings and strikes in seven districts. We believe that if we keep this energy going we can unify the districts against the Capitol. But if we don't, if we let it dissipate, we could be waiting another 75 years for this opportunity. Everyone in 13 is ready for this.
Katniss: What about Peeta? Is he alive?
Plutarch: I don't know. And I wish that I did. But there's no way for me to contact my operatives inside the Capitol.
Beetee: The Capitol has always suppressed communication between the districts. But I know their system very well. I managed to break through. All we need now is the perfect message.
Plutarch: Katniss, here's what we need to do. We need to show them that The Mockingjay's alive and well and willing to stand up and join this fight. 'Cause we need every district to stand up to this Capitol. The way you did. So we're gonna shoot a series of propaganda clips, propos, I like to call them, on The Mockingjay. Spreads the word that we're gonna stoke the fire of this rebellion. The fire that The Mockingjay started.
Katniss: You left him there. You left Peeta in that arena to die.
Plutarch: Katniss, there are so many...
Katniss: [Hysterically outbursts and slams the table] Peeta was the one who was supposed to live!
President Coin: Miss Everdeen. This revolution is about everyone. It's about all of us. And we need a voice.
Katniss: Then you should've saved Peeta. [Katniss walks out of room]
President Coin: [To Plutarch] Maybe you should've rescued the boy instead.
Plutarch: No. No, no, listen to me. No one else who can do this but her.
President Coin: This is not the girl you described.
Plutarch: Obviously, we need to make it personal. Remind her who the real enemy is.
President Coin: She knows who the enemy is. That's not the issue.
Plutarch: Unless she's forgotten. There's explaining and there's showing. Let her see what the Capitol did to Twelve.
President Coin: She can't handle it. The Games destroyed her.
Plutarch: This is the only choice you have. People don't always show up the way you want them to, Madame President. But that anger, that anger-driven defiance, that's what we want. And we can redirect it. We need to unite these people out there that have been doing nothing but killing each other in an Arena for years. We have to have a lightning rod. They'll follow her. She's the face of the revolution. Let her see it. Let her go home.

President Snow: Egeria! We need to fix these lines. I won't say "rebels." These are senseless acts of defiance. And I won't legitimize them.
Egeria: We'll call them "criminals."
President Snow: Hmm.
Egeria: "Radicals."
President Snow: Hmm. Otherwise we're breaking my oldest rule. Never let them see you bleed. Citizens, tonight I address all of Panem as one.

Gale: [To Katniss in District 13 workers cafeteria ] You should try to eat something.
[Caesar and Peeta comes on the television screen in the District 13 workers cafeteria]
Caesar: Hello. Good evening. And a big welcome to all in Panem. I'm Caesar Flickerman. And whoever you are, whatever it is you're doing, if you're working, put down your work. If you're having dinner, stop having dinner. Because you are going to want to witness this tonight. There has been rampant speculation about what really happened in the Quarter Quell. And here to shed a little light on the subject for us is a very special guest. Please welcome Mr. Peeta Mellark. Peeta, a lot of people feel as though they are in the dark.
Peeta: Yeah, I know how they feel.
Caesar: Now, so set the stage for us. Talk us through what really happened on that final and controversial night.
Peeta: Well, first off, you have to understand that when you're in the Games, you only get one wish. It's very costly.
Katniss: You're alive.
Peeta: It costs your life.
Peeta: I think it costs more than your life.
Caesar: How do you mean? What's more than your life?
Peeta: I mean to murder innocent people, that costs everything that you are.
Caesar: Yes.
Peeta: So you hold on to that one wish. And that night my wish was to save Katniss.
Caesar: Yes.
Peeta: I should've just run off with her earlier in the day like she'd wanted.
Caesar: But you didn't. Why? Were you caught up in Beetee's plan?
Peeta: No, I was caught up trying to play allies. And then they separated us and... that's when I lost her. And then the lightning hit... and the whole force field around the arena just blew out.
Caesar: Yes, but, Peeta, Katniss is the one who blew it out.
Peeta: No.
Caesar: You saw the footage.
Peeta: No, she didn't know what she was doing. Neither of us knew there was a bigger plan going on. We had no idea.
Caesar: You had no idea?
Peeta: No.
Caesar: All right. Well, Peeta, there are many who find this suspicious to say the least.
Peeta: It seems as though she was part of a rebel plan.
Caesar: Do you think it was part of her plan to be almost killed by Johanna? Or part of the plan to be paralysed by lightning?
Peeta: No, we were not part of any rebel plan. We had no idea what was going on.
Caesar: All right. I believe you, Peeta Mellark.
Peeta:Thank you. Yeah.
Caesar: And I was going to ask you to speak about the unrest, but I think you might be too upset.
Peeta: No, I can.
Caesar: Are you sure?
Peeta: Yeah, absolutely.
Caesar: Thank you.
Peeta: Yeah. I want everyone who's watching to stop and to think about what a civil war could mean. [13 workers become outraged] We almost went extinct once before. And now our numbers are even fewer.
13 worker: He's one of them!
Peeta: Is this really what we wanna do?
13 worker: He's a traitor!
Peeta: Kill ourselves off? Killing is not the answer.
13 worker: I can't believe he's doing this.
Peeta: Everyone needs to lay down their weapons immediately.
13 worker: Traitor! He's not one of us! This is treason!
Caesar: Are you calling for a ceasefire?
Peeta: Yeah. I am.
13 worker: You're a puppet! Hang him!
Peeta: I want everyone to stop the senseless violence. This is not the path to change.
13 worker: Traitor!
Peeta: It's not the path to justice.

Katniss: There can't be a ceasefire. Not after everything Snow's done.
Gale: He could have done a lot of damage tonight. Most districts, people are still too afraid to join. They need the courage.
Katniss: Why do you think he said that?
Gale: I don't know. Maybe he was forced. He didn't look that bad. Maybe he made some kind of deal to protect you.
Katniss: He's still playing the game.

Katniss: No! No! No! I'm sorry. It's just a nightmare.
Peeta: That's okay. I get 'em, too.
Katniss: Peeta, will you stay with me?
Peeta: Yeah. Always.
Primrose: [Katniss wakes up and realises Peeta was a dream] Hey. Can't sleep? Tell me what's happening. I'm good at keeping secrets. Even from Mum.
Katniss: No one hates the Capitol more than me. And I wanna help. But I just keep thinking, even if we win this war, what happens to Peeta? I know he's not safe there, but he's definitely not safe here.
Primrose: I don't think you know how important you are to them. If you want something, you just have to ask. You could demand almost anything. They'd have to agree to it.
Katniss: I should wake you up more often, Little Duck. Get some sleep now. You, too.

Katniss: I've decided I will be your Mockingjay, but I have... some conditions. Peeta and the other Tributes, Johanna Mason and Annie Cresta, will be rescued at the earliest opportunity. If and when Peeta is liberated, he will receive a full and unconditional pardon, no punishment will be inflicted. And the same goes for the other Tributes.
President Coin: No.
Katniss: It's not their fault. You left them in the Arena. They're doing and saying whatever they can to survive.
President Coin: Individuals don't make demands in Thirteen. There will be a tribunal, and a fair judgment. Thank you.
Katniss: [Sternly] The victors will be granted immunity, and you will announce that in front of the entire population of 13. You will hold yourself and your government responsible, or you will find another Mockingjay.
Plutarch: [Pleased] That's it! That's her! Right there! Isn't that what I promised you? Now if she wears the costume, gunfire in the background, a hint of smoke... Our Mockingjay. Madam President, we're losing ground because people are losing heart, this is worth the risk, she's worth the risk. Pardons, tribunals, power to the people, that can all be the bedrock for the new Panem, but with more time I think even the normal sub-causes can be bent a little bit, right?
President Coin: [Swayed] Do you have any other conditions?
Katniss : [Consults her note] My sister gets to keep her cat.

[Plutarch walks up to Effie's door and knocks]
Effie: Go away. [Plutarch opens her door] Is it visiting hours again?
Plutarch: Miss Trinket, you see this door. It opens. From the inside. I've told you, these are the standard living quarters. Same as everyone. You're not a prisoner. You're free to join the rest of 13.
Effie: Not looking like this. Thank you very much.
Plutarch: We have a bigger issue than wardrobe, Miss Trinket. Katniss has agreed to be The Mockingjay.
Effie: That poor thing.
Plutarch: And your Girl on Fire is burnt out. I need you to join this team now. I need someone she trusts.
Effie: What about Haymitch?
Plutarch: He's drying out in some facility a mile down.
Aiding rebels is not really my forte.
Plutarch: Miss Trinket, your days in the Capitol are over, no matter what happens here. If you wanna play a prisoner of war, fine. Stay here and rot. I'll find someone else to be The Mockingjay's escort.
Effie: Who?
Plutarch: Anyone can be replaced.
Effie: Not your Mockingjay. There isn't a soul in this dungeon who knows the first thing about Katniss. You honestly believe one of these cave dwellers is going to take my place? No.

President Alma: [Making a speech to District 12 workers] Good afternoon. Thank you for interrupting your schedules. They have already been adjusted to compensate...
Katniss: [To Primrose] I hardly ever see any children around here.
President Alma: ...please check in with your unit...
Primrose: A lot of them were lost in an epidemic a few years ago. Coin lost her family too. Daughter and her husband. [Katniss spots Finnick and walks over to him]
President Alma: ...and our welcome guests from 12. Katniss Everdeen has consented to be the face of our cause, to help unite the Districts against the Capitol. In exchange, I have promised several concessions. First, we'll assess all opportunities for the extraction of the Victors held in the Capitol. Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason,
Katniss: [To Finnick] Finnick, I made the deal for Annie, too.
President Alma: ...and Annie Cresta. Once freed, they will be granted full pardon for any and all crimes committed against the rebel cause. [All workers start outbursting]
Finnick: [To Katniss] Good. That's good, Katniss.
President Alma: If Katniss fails to fulfill her duties the deal will be off. Thank you for your attention. Please, resume your schedules. [Walks over to Plutarch and Effie]
Plutarch: Madame President.
President Alma: Effie Trinket. [To Plutarch] Welcome to 13.
Plutarch: Madame President, may I say you are so very... concise.
President Alma: You believe that there are more to be said?
Plutarch: May I speak freely?
President Alma: You don't appear to do anything else?
Plutarch: I'm only talking about salesmanship. The thing with revolutions, they're a tender flame. They need to be nurtured with a little kindling and warmth. Bit of oxygen.
Effie: Oxygen.
Plutarch: One sure way to put it out is to smother it.
President Alma: Or to use up all the air in the room. Excuse me. [Walks past them]
Effie: [To Plutarch] You know what could use a revolution? That hair. [Pats his shoulder]

Katniss: Effie? [Runs up to Effie in cafeteria] What are you doing here? [They embrace in hug]
Effie: I'm a political refugee.
Katniss: Plutarch rescued you?
Effie: Rescued, yes, that's what he calls it. You and I were both in the dark. Now I'm condemned to this life of jumpsuits. [Extends a handshake to Gale] It is wonderful to see you again. Can you believe this place? I miss coffee. I never knew anyplace could be so strict. I mean, at least, in the higher ranks there'd be some... side action. I miss my wigs. Luckily, I remembered that this was all the rage when I was coming up. You know, everything old can be made new again. Like democracy. Which brings me to this. [Produces a binder of fashion sketches and hands it to Katniss]
Katniss: [Perusing binder sketches] Cinna. He's dead, isn't he?
Effie: Yes, dear. He made Plutarch promise you not to show you this until you'd decided to be the Mockingjay on your own. He knew the risks. As we all do. He believed in this revolution. He believed in you.
Katniss: They're beautiful.
Effie: They have it. They have the Mockingjay outfit. There's not much of a prep team here in 13 but we will make you the best-dressed rebebl in history.

Plutarch: [Entering control board room of a studio] Okay. Bring up the lights.
Effie: [Walks up to Katniss holding up a Mockingjay brooch] Cinna's final touch. [Attaches the brooch on Katniss in a film studio] Everyone's gonna either wanna kiss you, kill you or be you. [Walks away] Perfect.
Plutarch: Absolutely perfect. Okay. Bring up the setting. Little wind. [Fans start up] Okay Katniss, we're gonna start you down on one knee. And as you rise up, you're gonna hold your flag in the air and deliver your line. And remember, you've just stormed the outskirts of the Capitol. Arm-in-arm with your brother and sisters.
Katniss: Okay.
Plutarch: Whenever you're ready.
Katniss: [In a lackluster tone] People of Panem, we fight, we dare, we...
Plutarch: Does she know the line?
Katniss: I know it. I got it. I'm sorry.
Plutarch: Okay, alright. Let's do it again.
Effie: She's warming up.
Plutarch: All right. With energy. Go.
Katniss: [In a lackluster tone] People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice!
Plutarch: You've just been in battle! I'm sorry. Excuse my outburst. You've just been in battle. Let's try it again. Whenever you're ready.
Katniss: [In an increased passionate tone] People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice!
Haymitch: [Appears clapping slowly] And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies. Hello, Katniss. [Katniss stares silently] This how you greet an old friend? [Blows nose]
Katniss: Maybe I don't recognize you sober.
Haymitch: I guess it looks as bad as it feels.

Effie: [In response to Haymitch after the rebel leaders watch a propaganda clip of Katniss] When she volunteered her sister at the Reaping.
Haymitch: Excellent example. [Wiping off information of a electronic touch screen] Okay. I hope that wasn't important. Okay. "Volunteer for sister". [Writing a note] Good. What else?
Effie: When she sang that song for little Rue.
Haymitch: Oh, yeah. Who didn't get choked up at that? You know, I like you better, Effie, without all that makeup.
Effie: Well, I like you better sober.
Haymitch: When she chose Rue as an ally as well.
Effie: Yes.
Haymitch: Now, what do all of these have in common?
Gale: No one told what to do.
Beetee: Unscripted, yes. So maybe we should just leave her alone.
Boggs: And wash her face. She's still a girl. You made her look 35.
Plutarch: The opportunities for spontaniety are obviously lacking underground. So what you're suggesting is we toss her into combat?
President Alma: I can't sanction putting an untrained civilian in battle just for effect. This is not the Capitol.
Haymitch: That is exactly what I'm suggesting. Put her in the field.
President Alma: No, we can't protect her.
Haymitch: It has to come from her. That's what people respond to. You want a symbol for the revolution? She cannot be coached into it. Trust me, I know. Maybe there's someplace less dangerous.
Beetee: District 8. They reported heavy bombing last month. There are no military targets left.
President Alma: We can't guarantee her safety.
Katniss: You'll never be able to guarantee my safety. I wanna go.
President Alma: And if you're killed?
Katniss: Make sure you get it on camera. [Plutarch scoffs]

Beetee: I've made you some surprises. Maybe you wanna try one out. If you're gonna be a part of Katniss propos team, you may as well look the part. [Gale aims his archery bow at a target igniting it and Beetee says to Katniss] And this one, is for you. [Hands her an archery bow] Plutarch wanted you to have a weapon for the sake of the propos but... I couldn't just make you a fashion accessory.
Katniss: It's beautiful.
Beetee: And look here. Regular. Incendiary. Explosive arrows. All colour-coded. And tell Finnick I've got a trident for him when he's ready. Might just cheer him... Cheer him up. [Katniss aims her bow at a target] Let's not fire the red ones in here.

Katniss: [Boggs is leading Katniss through a hangar filled with air-to-surface bombs] You had all of this and you just left the districts to fend for themselves?
Boggs: It's not that simple, Katniss. We barely survived. We weren't in any kind of shape to launch a counter-attack. Yeah, we could've bombed the Capitol but they would've retaliated with at least twice the firepower. Then what? There would've been nobody left to claim victory.
Katniss: Sounds like exactly what Peeta said and then you all called him a traitor.
Boggs: This way, soldier. You are camera-ready.
Effie: Doesn't your comrade look handsome?
Boggs: Let's go. [Katniss walks onto plane]
Effie: Come back safe.
Plutarch: Quick introductions, Katniss. These people have come a long way to support the cause. This is Cressida. In my opinion one of the best up-and-coming directors in the Capitol.
Cressida: Until I up and left. Hey.
Boggs: Hey. Let's see what you can do. Be careful. This is my assistant, Messalla.
Messalla: It's an honour to meet you.
Boggs: And your cameramen over there, Castor.
Castor: Hello.
Boggs: And Pollux. Let's get locked in.
Katniss: You're all from the Capitol? Plutarch got you out?
Cressida: Don't expect much chitchat from him. He's an Avox. Capitol cut his tongue out years ago. And, no, it wasn't any sort of rescue, if that's what you mean. We all fled on our own. For this. For you.

Boggs: This has gotta be fast. In and out. Move out.
Paylor: You're alive then. We weren't sure.
Boggs: Katniss, Commander Paylor, District 8. Katniss has been recovering, but she insisted on coming out, and seein' some of your wounded.
Paylor: Well, we've got plenty of those. [Entering hospital] We have a mass grave a few blocks west, but, I can't spare the manpower to move them yet. Hospital's past that curtain. Any hope you can give them, it's worth it. The Capitol's done everything they can to break us.
Boggs: Aren't you worried about having all your wounded in one place?
Paylor: I think it's better than leaving them to die.
Boggs: That's not what I meant.
Paylor: Well, that's my only other option. If you can come up with another, I'm all ears. It's right through here.
Katniss: Don't film me in there. I can't help them.
Cressida: Just let them see your face.
Woman 1: Katniss Everdeen? What are you doing here?
Katniss: I came to see you.
Woman 2: What about the baby?
Katniss: I lost it.
Man: Are you fighting, Katniss? You here to fight with us?
Katniss: I am. I will. [Man does Mockingjay salute with the rest of fighters joining in]
Cressida: [To Avox filming] Tighter. Tighter, tighter.

General: Sir, some cameras were damaged in the bombings, but we confirmed it's her.
President Snow: Zoom in.
General: She was visiting a makeshift hospital. We're not sure if she's still there. We can scramble hovercraft from the border of 11. We may be able to target her.
President Snow: Kill the wounded.
Egeria: Sir...
President Snow: You wrote that speech yourself, Egeria. Any association with the Mockingjay symbol is forbidden. Everyone inside that hospital has committed treason. Show them what it costs to be friends with Katniss Everdeen.

Gale: Your mom's gonna be proud of you when she sees the footage. Will this play in the districts?
Cressida: It'll be tattooed on their eyes.
Boggs: There's a problem.
Gale: What kinda problem?
Boggs: Incoming bombers from the north. We need to find cover now.
Paylor: There's a bunker in there.
Boggs: [Katniss and Gale are observing incoming bomber planes from a wall hole] Gale, back away from the wall!
Katniss: You okay?
Boggs: [A smokestack is falling towards Katniss and Gale] Move!
Gale: They're going after something to the south.
Katniss: That's towards the hospital.
Katniss: They're circling back around. Come on! [Planes drop bombs] That's the hospital. They're targeting the hospital. [Planes come over Katniss and Gale who implode one with one crashing into the other then crashing into a smokestack which falls into the hospital]
Cressida: Katniss? Katniss, can you tell everyone what you're seeing right now? Katniss, what do you wanna say?

President Coin: There is no progress without compromise. No victory without sacrifice. But I stand here with The Mockingjay to announce that our moment has arrived. Beetee has increased our use of the airwaves tenfold. We will broadcast this message to all the districts tonight. The Mockingjay's words inspiring everyone to join the rebellion. Together, we will become an alliance to be reckoned with. [All District 13 workers chant "hoorah"]

Finnick: You don't like hearing a fight song at a funeral? The more people on our side, the closer we are to Peeta and Annie.
Katniss: Yeah.

PA announcer: By order of President Snow daily production quotas have been increased. All work shifts will be extended by an extra two hours. Failure to meet these quotas will not be tolerated. By order of President Snow daily production quotas have been increased. [Peacekeepers escorting laborers massacre those who don't climb trees and then are themselves imploded by landmines]

Gale: I got good news.
Katniss: What?
Gale: Coin agreed to let us hunt above ground.
Katniss: [Aiming her bow at an elk] He's not even afraid of us.
Gale: It's 'cause they've never been hunted before.
Katniss: It's almost not fair.

Gale: [Heading into elevator] They want us back. They asked us to head for Command.
Katniss: All right. I gotta drop these off. [They enter room with TV on]
Caesar: [On TV] She was arguably our favorite Tribute. And I think that's what we all find most astonishing, is that this girl was adored in the Capitol. And I think for you, Peeta, it must be particularly painful.
Peeta: I wish I could give this rose to you, Katniss.
Katniss: He's changed so much already. What are they doing to him?
Peeta: A sweet gesture for a girl who has inspired such violence.
Caesar: You must love her very much to be able to forgive her.
Katniss: He's shaking.
Caesar: I don't think that I could. Unless, of course, Peeta, you think that perhaps she's being forced into saying things that she doesn't even understand. Yeah.
Peeta: Yeah, that's exactly what I think.
Katniss: Even his voice is different.
Peeta: I think they're using her to whip up the rebels. I doubt she even knows what's happening. And what's really at stake.
Caesar: Now, Peeta, I doubt that the rebels will ever let her see this. But if they do, what would you say to her? To Katniss Everdeen, the once sweet Katniss Everdeen. What would you say to her?
Peeta: I would... I would tell her to think for herself. Yes. Don't be a fool, Katniss. I know you never wanted the rebellion. The things that you did in the Games were never intended to start all of this. The rebels have made you into something that you're not. Something that could destroy all of us. So if you have any power or any say in what they do or how they use you, please, please, urge them to stop this war before it's too late. And ask yourself, can you trust the people you're working with? Do you know what they really want? We need to respond.
Caesar: Thank you, Peeta Mellark, for these revelations about the real Mockingjay.
Katniss: Did you see what he looks like?
Gale: I saw a coward.
Katniss: You don't have any idea what he's going through.
Gale: I don't care. I would never say what he just said. Not if they tortured me. Not with a gun to my head.
Katniss: That is the same Peeta that defended you at the whipping post.
Gale: No, it's not. Now he's only defending himself. Coin's called a meeting. We need to respond.
Katniss: When did "we" become you and Coin?
Gale: Everyone has a choice. How can he sit there in the Capitol and defend the people who destroyed his home and murdered his family?
Katniss: He doesn't know. How could he? Nobody's seen what the Capitol did to 12. I have to show them.

Cressida: So I wanna start with you in front of the Justice Building, okay? Bang. First shot. Katniss, tell us what happened here.
Gale: We were all standin' right here watchin' the Games when you fired that arrow. The screens just went dark. Nobody had any idea what happened. Peacekeepers forced us back into our homes. For maybe an hour, the town was just dead quiet. Little past 9:00, we heard their trucks pullin' out. All of them. Every single Peacekeeper. And I knew what that meant. Me and a couple of guys from the mines, we started pulling people from their houses and tried to get 'em to the fence line but a lotta people were scared of the forest. So they headed up onto the road. Make a break for it that way.
Cressida: [To Avox] Stay with Gale.
Gale: 915 of us made it to the fence. Then we watched as... bombers circled back towards the road. They firebombed them as they ran away. 915 outta 10,000. I should've grabbed people. I should've dragged 'em with me. Some of the kids I could've carried.
Cressida: You saved so many people, Gale. Without you, there would be no District 12. Not even the memory of it.
Gale: This is where you kissed me.
Katniss: I didn't think you remembered that.
Gale: I'd have to be dead to forget that. Maybe not even then. I knew you'd do that.
Katniss: How? I didn't.
Gale: 'Cause I'm in pain. That's the only way that I can get your attention. Don't worry, Katniss. It'll pass.

[Katniss is with the team at a quarry lake when a mockingjay bird flies past Katniss with Avox who points to his brooch]
Katniss: Hey. Yeah, that's a Mockingjay.
Gale: Well, now they'll never shut up.
Katniss: [Avox gestures to Katniss to sing] You want me to sing? [Sings] Are you, are you. Coming to the tree. They strung up a man. They say who murdered three. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be. If we met at midnight. In the hanging tree. Are you, are you. Coming to the tree. Where the dead man called out for his love to flee. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be. If we met at midnight. In the hanging tree. Are you, are you. Coming to the tree. Where I told you to run. So we'd both be free. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be. If we met at midnight. In the hanging tree.

Plutarch: That line was originally "necklace of rope." I had it changed to "necklace of hope."
Haymitch: Wow. You are a true wordsmith. Little on the nose, but, of course, so is war.
President Coin: Every district's seeing this?
Beetee: Yes. But not the Capitol. I designed this signal defense system for them. But I can't find my way through it. Guess I did my job too well. At the time, I was just thinking of the science of it all.
Plutarch: We'll get through it.

Boggs: [To Katniss in the cafeteria] Katniss, you're wanted in Command.
Peeta: Tonight, we've received reports of derailed trains, of granaries on fire, and of a savage attack on the hydroelectric dam in District 5. :Katniss: What have they done to you?
Peeta: I'm begging for restraint and decency.
Beetee: [Working in his space] We interrupt your regularly scheduled horse manure to bring you... [Intercepts broadcast signal to divert to rebel footage of Katniss singing on view of hometown destruction]
President Coin: That's it. That's our footage.
Plutarch: Beetee's in.
Peeta: Katniss?
President Coin: He sees it. He sees our propo.
Peeta: Katniss, are you there?
Katniss: Peeta.
Peeta: Katniss?
Caesar: Peeta, please continue. You were telling us about these savage attacks.
Peeta: Yeah. The attack on the dam was a callous and inhuman act of destruction... Think about it. How will this end? What will be left? No one can survive this. No one is safe now. Not here in the Capitol. Not in any of the districts. They're coming, Katniss. They're gonna kill everyone. And in District 13 you'll be dead by morning. [Peeta is grabbed and signal cuts out]
Haymitch: He's warning us. That was a warning.
Boggs: Yes, it was.
Katniss: We have to get him out before they kill him.
President Coin: Is there anything in the air?
Subordinate: Nothing on Doppler, ma'am.
President Coin: He was in the mansion. He could have overheard something.
Plutarch: Possibly.
President Coin: It's time for an air raid drill.
PA announcer: This is a code red alert. Please, remain calm and begin evacuation protocol.
Katniss: [Running in empty cafeteria] Prim! Prim!
PA announcer: Proceed to your nearest stairwell and descend to level 40. Blast doors will be sealed in six minutes. This is a code red alert... Proceed in an orderly fashion to your nearest stairwell and descend to level 40.
Subordinate: Madam President, three Capitol squadrons just entered our airspace.
President Coin: How much time do we have?
Subordinate: They're a few seconds from range.
President Coin: Prepare to scramble the fleet.
Subordinate: Copy that.
President Coin: Open up short-range air defence. Arm long-range missiles for counter-attack.
PA announcer: Continue to the Supply Station and claim one pack for each member of your compartment. Please keep all personal items within your assigned area. Be courteous to your fellow citizens. This is a code red alert. All citizens should be inside the bunker. Blast doors will close in two minutes.
Katniss: Mum! Where's Prim?
Katniss' mother: I thought she went to find you. She must still be on the stairs.
Katniss: There's no one on the stairs. [Realizes] She went back for the cat.
Subordinate 1: They hit the far edge of the Northwest quadrant. Penetrated 40 feet. Missed the living quarters. Only minor damage to corridors 2 and 3.
President Coin: Is there any radiation?
Subordinate 1: None detected.
Subordinate 2: Doppler shows a fourth wave approaching.
Katniss: You went back for the cat? What were you thinking?
Primrose: I wasn't gonna leave him behind. I couldn't live with myself.
Katniss: I know, Prim. Let's go.
Subordinate 3: Damage to the aquifer in the Northwest quadrant. We lost a transport corridor.
President Coin: There's nothing else in the Northwest.
Subordinate 2: Our surface-to-air launchers just took a direct hit in sector 3.
President Coin: Because we revealed ourselves.
Subordinate 2: They saw us firing there. Stand down. Don't launch the fleet.
Subordinate 1: Another 12 Capitol bombers approaching sector 3 in attack formation.
President Coin: Hold fire on their approach. What'd they hit?
Subordinate 1: Bedrock. But there's debris in the ventilation shaft.
President Coin: They're not targeting our fleet.
Plutarch: Or our Special Weaponry.
Boggs: They don't know what we have or where we have it.
President Coin: Can you confirm that everyone's safely in the bunker?
Boggs: Already done.
President Coin: Conceal all remaining anti-aircraft guns. Seal launching pads and ventilation corridors. We are gonna wait this out. This is what we're built for.
Plutarch: They'll seal us in here like a tomb.
President Coin: The Capitol's working off some outdated information. I'd rather not update it for them.
Plutarch: Madam President, I know it's not my place... It's not.
President Coin: You're a welcome guest, but you're out of your depth down here. Reduce oxygen to 14% to conserve it.
Subordinate: Copy that.
President Coin: Take a deep breath, Mr. Heavensbee. It's gonna be a long night.

Katniss: Prim, talk about something. Anything.
Primrose: They promoted me at the hospital. I forgot to tell you. They're training me to be a doctor.
Katniss: They'd be stupid not to. Hey. [Walks to Finnick after using flashlight to play with the cat] Can I sit?
Finnick: Yeah.
Katniss: Snow's using Annie to punish you. He's taunting us with them. I didn't understand until just now watching that stupid cat.
Finnick: After your first Games, I thought the whole romance was an act. We all expected you to continue that strategy. But it wasn't until Peeta's heart stopped and he nearly died that... I knew I'd misjudged you. You love him. I'm not saying in what way. Maybe you don't even know yourself. But anyone paying attention can see it.
Katniss: How do you live with it?
Finnick: I drag myself outta nightmares and there's no relief in waking up. But... it's better not to give in to it. Takes 10 times longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.
Boggs: [Waking her up] Katniss? Katniss? Come with me.
President Coin: We took their best shot. Didn't we?
Katniss: Yeah.
President Coin: Your mother and sister okay?
Katniss: Yeah, they're fine.
President Coin: I need you to do something for us. I need you to tell Panem that we survived an attack by the Capitol with no casualties. And we remain fully operational.
Katniss: Okay.
President Coin: You should know something. We had eight extra minutes of civilian evacuation because of Peeta's warning. I won't forget that. Thank you.

[Katniss is walking with team up stairs to surface]
Effie: So Katniss, it's "13 is alive and well and so am I." Katniss? Katniss. Never one to waste it in rehearsal, I know.
Gale: [Katniss is picking up roses from bomb crater] Why would they drop these?
Katniss: For me.
Cressida: Ready to go, Katniss? We're gonna do this, just like District 8. Tell me about the roses. Tell Snow 13 is alive and well. He's gonna kill Peeta. Let's try again. Can you speak up? We don't have a mic on you. "13 is alive and well and so am I."
Katniss: He's gonna kill Peeta. I can't.
Cressida: Katniss?
Gale: You can do it, Katniss.
Katniss: I can't do this.
Cressida: "13 is alive and well and so am I."
Katniss: He's just gonna keep... He's never gonna stop.
Haymitch: Cressida, we should cut the cameras. [Walks to her and hugs her] It's okay, Katniss.
Katniss: No. He warned me. He warned me about this. He's doing this because I'm The Mockingjay. He's punishing Peeta to punish me. No. No, I can't do this. [Walks away]
Cressida: Katniss.
Katniss: Don't make me do this!
Boggs: Let her go.
Katniss: I got... I gotta get out of here.

Haymitch: So this is the end? I suppose you're just gonna hide down here forever?
Katniss: I can't be The Mockingjay. Not The Mockingjay. Just Katniss.
Haymitch: You know, you're the only real friend I have down here. I don't suppose they gave you any kind of medication? You're unbelievable. Okay, but I meant what I said. Look, the reason I'm here is to let you know they're rescuing Peeta.
Katniss: What?
Haymitch: The dam went down in District 5, took out most of the power to the Capitol. Knocked out their signal defence. Beetee's inside their system now, wreaking all kinds of havoc. A window is open to us.
Katniss: How much longer?
Haymitch: I don't know. I guess until the Capitol can get the power back on.
Katniss: And President Coin?
Haymitch: You know, I can never fully support that woman in light of the... prohibition they have going on around this place, but... Plutarch got word that Peeta and the others are in the Tribute Centre. And with the power out, Coin sees this as an opportunity. She knows that Peeta is the Capitol's weapon. The same way you're ours. And as opposed to having you two pointing at each other, she's going to get him.
Katniss: I have to go help.
Haymitch: Hey, hey, whoa, kiddo. Wait. Come on. What, are you just gonna jump out of the vent and go storm the Capitol? Besides, it's already under way. Six soldiers went in. Volunteer only. And guess who was the first brave soul to sign up.
Katniss: Gale.

Cressida: [Leading film crew of bomb crater] Okay, Finnick? Yeah. Yeah. Go in the centre there. Those rocks. Castor, to the left. Pollux, you're with me. So we'll go straight to camera. Okay? Finnick? Yeah. Okay. Take your time. Just remember to keep talking and don't stop.
Finnick: This is Finnick Odair. Winner of the 65th Hunger Games. And I'm coming to you from District 13, alive and well. We've survived an assault from the Capitol. But I'm not here to give you recent news.
Katniss: [In command centre] Why is Finnick doing a propo?
Haymitch: It's a lot more than that.
President Coin: Beetee's commandeered the system.
Beetee: Now that they're down to generator power there's a more limited range of frequencies available to them. And I'm filling them all up with Finnick.
Plutarch: Not many will see it, but whoever does will think it's another propo.
Beetee: What they don't know is this broadcast is jamming their entire system with noise. Early defence warning, internal communications, everything. As long as the broadcast goes through, our team should be able to get in and out undetected.
Finnick: The truth. Not the myths about a life of luxury. Not the lie about glory for your homeland. You can survive the arena. The moment you leave, you're a slave. President Snow used to sell me. Or my body, at least. I wasn't the only one. If a Victor is considered desirable, the President gives them as a reward or allows people to buy them. If you refuse, he kills someone you love. To make themselves feel better, my patrons would make presents of money or jewellery. But I found a much more valuable form of payment. Secrets. See, I know all the depravity, the deceit and the cruelty of the Capitol's pampered elite. But the biggest secrets are about our good President, Coriolanus Snow. Such a young man when he rose to power. Such a clever one to keep it. How, you may ask, did he do it? One word. He stopped every mutiny before it even started. There are so many mysterious deaths to adversaries. Even to allies who were threats. Snow would drink from the same cup, to deflect suspicion. But antidotes don't always work, which is why he wears roses that reek of perfume. Help cover the scent of blood from sores in his mouth that will never heal. But he can't hide the scent of who he really is. He kills without mercy. He rules with deception and fear. His weapon of choice is the only thing suited to such a man. Poison. The perfect weapon for a snake.
Subordinate: I'm losing them. Powering back up. Ma'am, the Capitol air defence system is rebooting. It's coming back online.
Beetee: Must be diverting power from another source. And filtering transmissions.
Subordinate: Another 60 seconds and we'll be cut off. Madam President, should we call back the hovercraft?
Katniss: Broadcast me. If Snow’s watching this, maybe he’ll let the signal in if he sees me. Put me on the air so he can see me.
Plutarch: Yes. Yes.
President Coin: Put her on.
Haymitch: Can we do this? Can we still get in?
Beetee: Yes, for the moment he line’s open. He will only see you.
Haymitch: Okay, Katniss, go.
Katniss: President Snow? President Snow, it’s Katniss.
President Coin: There’s no guarantee he’s even watching.
Katniss: President Snow?
Plutarch: I know, but he might be.
Katniss: President Snow, I need to speak with you. Are you there? President Snow, it’s Katniss. Can you hear me? I need to speak with you. President Snow, it’s Katniss. *President Snow, are you there? Can you hear me? President Snow.
[The display flashes to static, then Snow appears on-screen]
President Snow: Miss Everdeen. What an honor. I don’t imagine you’re calling to thank me for the roses.
Katniss: I never asked for this. I never asked to be in the Games. I never asked to be the Mockingjay. I just wanted to save my sister and keep Peeta alive. Please, just let him go and I will stop being The Mockingjay, I will disappear. You will never have to see me ever again.
President Snow: Miss Everdeen. You couldn’t run from this, any more than you could have run from the Games.
Katniss: Please. You’ve won. You’ve already beaten me. Release Peeta and take me instead.
President Snow: We’re long past the opportunity for noble sacrifice.
Katniss: Then tell me what to do. I’ve always kept my promises, haven’t I?
President Snow: You said you didn’t want a war, and that’s just what’s happened. I told you what a fragile thing peace was. And still, like a child, you took pleasure in breaking it. I know what you are. I know you can’t see past your narrowest concerns. But please, Miss Everdeen, I doubt you know what honesty is anymore.
Katniss: You asked me to convince you that I was in love with Peeta. Haven’t I at least done that?
President Snow: Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us. I want you to remember that I said that. Don’t you think I know your friends are in the Tribute Center? [To someone off-screen] Cut them off.
Beetee: Boggs, come in.
Katniss: What happened?
Beetee: Boggs, come in. Do you read me?
Katniss: He knows that they're in there. It's a trap.
Haymitch: Katniss, hold it.
Katniss: We have to get a hold of them. We have to tell them to get out. He knows.
Plutarch: There's no signal. We can't contact them.
Katniss: No. Haymitch, he knew the whole time. He was taunting me. No, Haymitch. They're in there.
Haymitch: No, we don't know that.
Katniss: [Repeatedly] Did I lose them both tonight?! [Haymitch hugs and shushes her] No! No! [Sobs]

President Snow: [Walks up to Katniss in empty cafeteria] There's no news. I'm sorry. It's the worst torture in the world. Waiting, when you know there's nothing you can do. Especially for people like us. But whatever strength, courage, madness, keeps us going, you find it, at times like these. You have it, soldier. It's what's kept you alive all this time. And it won't fail you now.

Haymitch: They're back.
Katniss: Gale! Are you okay? What? What is it?
Gale: I don't get it. Every gun was back online and on us and we flew right past them. They let us go. He's in there. The gas we used on the guards knocked him out, too, but it's wearing off now. You should be there when he wakes up.

Boggs: [Katniss wakes up after Peeta attacked her trying to strangle her and she tries to take off her neck support guard] No, Katniss. No, you're swollen. Don't touch. No, no, no. Calm down. Calm down. You're okay. [To nurse] Tell her she's awake. [To Katniss'] Don't try to talk. Peeta's okay. I promise. I just had to get him off you. Don't try to talk. Peeta's okay. I promise. I just had to get him off you.
Plutarch: It's called hijacking.
Haymitch: We don't know how long the Capitol's been doing this to Peeta.
Beetee: It's fear conditioning. Enhanced with tracker jacker venom. You were stung your first Games. Remember? The venom puts the subject in a dissociative state. And they torture him. With shocks and beatings, and strip down his identity. And then all of that suffering and fear is redirected. Associated with other memories or a person.
Primrose: They can change his memories of Katniss?
Beetee: To make her seem life-threatening.
Haymitch: They turned him into a weapon, Katniss. To kill you.
Primrose: But you can reverse it?
Beetee: The fear is the most difficult thing to overcome. We're hardwired to remember fear best. It's new terrain.
Plutarch: But we've put together a team. I'm optimistic.

President Coin: [Making a speech to District 13 workers] Good evening. Yesterday, I authorized a covert rescue mission inside the Capitol. I am pleased to announce that the Victors have been liberated! Let this day mark an historic change. With The Mockingjay and the Victors beside us, we have sent a clear message to the Capitol. That we will never again endure injustice. Today, a day on which we reunited family, friends, and loved ones. Let all of Panem come together. Not to battle for the amusement of the Capitol. But to join hands in this fight. Let today be the day we promise never to give up, never to give in until we have made a new Panem, where leaders are elected, not imposed upon us. And where the districts are free to share the fruits of their labours and not fight one another for scraps! This new Panem is on the horizon. But we must take it for ourselves. The road there leads through the sharp mountains and deep ravines of District 2. There in the heart of Panem's steepest mountain range lies the Capitol's principal military facility. We can conquer this stronghold because we are one people, one army, one voice. Because today is our new beginning. Today we have freed the Victors. Tomorrow, Panem! [District 13 workers chant; "hoorah"]


  • The courage of one will change the world.
  • Fire burns brighter in the darkness.


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