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This is the transcript of "Epilogue," the final (chronologically twenty-seventh) chapter of Beyond: Two Souls.

Transcript[]

Life[]

(The chapter opens with exterior and interior views of Jodie's cabin. Jodie is lying on the bed. If she took Bunny Gruff with her in "Separation," it can be seen next to her.)

Jodie: Ever since the Black Sun was destroyed, my memory has been disintegrating. I spent too much time on the other side, and now it's eating away at my mind, erasing what's left of it. My memories are all confused, slowly self-destructing, fading like a dream when you wake up.

(Jodie is sitting at her desk.)

Jodie: I'm losing my sense of time. I no longer know what happened before or after. Everything's playing inside my head at the same time. It's like watching the same film looping over and over again. A chaos of images with no order.

(Jodie is sitting at her desk again, writing.)

Jodie: So I've been writing night and day for weeks, trying to put my life down on paper. If I forget everything, these pages will be my memory.

News report: Three months after the fact, the investigation continues in an effort to determine the cause of the accident which cost 283 lives on a Pentagon military base. Government representatives confirm that the authorities are working hand-in-hand with investigators to shed light on this appalling tragedy.

(Jodie is sitting on the front porch of the cabin.)

Jodie: The CIA is leaving me alone for the moment. I suppose they're too busy building another condenser to worry about me. I know they'll never abandon their experiments now that they know what's on the other side. Honestly... I don't give a damn. Now I need to reconstruct my life. My life without Aiden.

(Jodie is sitting in the kitchen area of the cabin, crying.)

Jodie: For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of living without him. Untied, without his constant presence by my side. I got what I wanted.

(Jodie is sitting on the bed, crying. If she took Norah's necklace in "Norah," it can be seen on the nightstand.)

Jodie: I've never been so unhappy in my life. I feel like a part of me has been amputated, I'm crying all day. I know it's stupid... Shit. I miss him so much.

(If Ryan or Cole are dead, the scene transitions to a cemetery. If both are alive, this scene will be skipped.)

Jodie: Aiden is not the only one I miss.

(If Ryan is dead:)

Jodie: Now that Ryan is gone, I realize how much I loved him. I understand how Nathan must have felt. Nothing is worse than knowing you'll never hold someone in your arms again.

(If Cole is dead, Jodie places a drawing of a princess in front of his grave.)

(If Cole is alive, he opens his mailbox to find an envelope addressed to him. He opens it to find a drawing of a princess. He smiles and looks around, presumably looking for Jodie.)

(If Ryan and Cole are alive, the scene returns to the cabin. Jodie is sitting near the river, skipping stones. If one or both are dead, Jodie is mourning at the cemetery.)

Jodie: It took months. Months of nothing passing by. Then I woke up. I knew it was time, time to start again. To build a new life.

(Jodie is presented with four choices: "Alone," "Zoey," "Jay," and "Ryan." If Ryan is dead, his ending option will not be available.)

(Once Jodie has chosen an option:)

Jodie: It was so obvious. Deep inside, I always knew. I just needed the silence around me to hear what I was feeling.

Alone[]

(If Ryan is alive, the scene transitions to him and Jodie in a park.)

Jodie: I told Ryan I couldn't see my future with him. We've been through too many difficult times together, times I want to forget. He said he understood, that he'd wait as long as it takes. I know I felt something for him. But it just wasn't strong enough.

(If Ryan is dead, this scene will be skipped.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie hitchhiking along a forest road in the rain.)

Jodie: How could I live a normal life again after all I've been through? Hell, who wants to live a normal life, anyway? A boyfriend, a job, counting the days till my next vacation... I wanted it for so long, but I finally realized that that life wasn't for me. So I took to the road.

(The scene transitions to Jodie walking through a town. A streetlight flickers as she walks under it. She sees many ghosts throughout the town.)

Jodie: I've seen many rifts to the other side. Hundreds of them, all over the country. Homes where strange things happen, motel rooms that no one ever wants to sleep in again. Entities are all around us. They live in our houses, they sleep in our beds. They're with us every second of every day. I know they're lurking in the shadows.

(The scene transitions to Jodie watching television in a motel room. The lights flicker, and the television turns off. Aiden writes "Still Here" on the screen, delighting Jodie.)

Jodie: Aiden...

(Aiden is heard.)

Jodie: You don't know how much I've missed you...

(The scene transitions to Jodie in the future, walking towards a cliffside. She is wearing a containment field belt.)

Jodie: I see things at night. Terrifying things. I tell myself it's only nightmares, but I know it's not true. Once Pandora's Box is open, it can never be closed again.

(Entities are entering the human world through a large rift in the center of a destroyed city.)

Jodie: No... It's not nightmares. It's what is about to happen. I've died twice already. I'm not afraid of death anymore.

(The chapter ends.)

Zoey[]

(If Ryan is alive, the scene transitions to him and Jodie in a park. The dialogue is the same as above.)

(If Ryan is dead, this scene will be skipped.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie in front of Stan's apartment. She rings the doorbell.)

Jodie: They took me in when I was alone, when all I could think of was dying. They shared the little they had without knowing me or judging me. Deep down I knew that my place was there, with them.

Walter and Jimmy survived[]

(Stan opens the door and sees Jodie.)

Stan: Oh my god... Oh my god!

(Stan and Jodie hug.)

Stan: Jimmy! Walter! Get in here!

Jodie: Stan does odd jobs here and there. Jimmy's gone back to school, he's clean now.

(Jimmy hugs Jodie.)

Jimmy: Jodie! Oh my god! What are you doing here!

Jodie: Tuesday works behind a bar, and Walter looks after little Zoey.

(Walter hugs Jodie.)

Walter: Oh my goodness! Hey, girl! Oh, oh my goodness!

Jimmy: Tuesday, you're not gonna believe this!

Walter: Oh god, it's a wonder.

(Tuesday hugs Jodie. They hold hands afterwards.)

Jodie: They're not rolling in money, but they manage. I never told them about my past, and they never asked. They love me for who I am. Just some weird chick who talks to spirits.

Stan: Come on, there's somebody else you've gotta meet.

Walter survived[]

(Stan opens the door and sees Jodie. He hugs her.)

Stan: Aw, look at that! Walter, get in here! Come here!

Walter: Well, I was busy...

(Walter sees Jodie.)

Walter: Oh my god! Oh my god!

Jodie: Tuesday works behind a bar, and Walter looks after little Zoey.

Walter: Look at ya! Looking like a dream girl... Oh, you're beautiful, look at you.

Jodie: They're not rolling in money, but they manage.

(Tuesday hugs Jodie.)

Jodie: I never told them about my past, and they never asked. They love me for who I am. Just some weird chick who talks to spirits.

Stan: Come on, there's somebody else you need to meet. Come here.

Jimmy survived[]

(Stan opens the door and sees Jodie. He kisses her forehead and hugs her.)

Jodie: Stan does odd jobs here and there. Tuesday looks after little Zoey.

Stan: Wow. I can't believe it... Jimmy, get in here!

Jodie: Jimmy's gone back to school and he comes to see them all from time to time.

(Jimmy hugs Jodie.)

Jimmy: Jodie! Jodie! What are you doing here?

Jodie: They're not rolling in money, but they manage.

Jimmy: Tuesday, you're not gonna believe this!

(Tuesday hugs Jodie.)

Tuesday: It's... it's you...

Jodie: I never told them about my past, and they never asked. They love me for who I am. Just some weird chick who talks to spirits.

Stan: There's somebody else we ought to introduce you to, huh? Come on, come on.

Walter and Jimmy are dead[]

(Stan opens the door and sees Jodie. He hugs her.)

Stan: Wow... hey! Come here, please!

Jodie: Stan does odd jobs here and there. Tuesday looks after little Zoey. They're not rolling in money, but they manage.

(Tuesday hugs Jodie.)

Tuesday: Let me look at you! I... I don't know what to say.

Jodie: They love me for who I am. Just some weird chick who talks to spirits.

Stan: Come here, you two, come here... This way.

(The following scene is the same regardless of whether Walter and/or Jimmy survived.)

(Jodie is led to Zoey's bedroom. Zoey is playing with a toy, but puts it down and smiles as soon as she sees Jodie.)

Jodie: Zoey took to me like we'd always known each other. There's something about her big, sad eyes that reminds me of the little girl I once was. I knew she was different from the moment I saw her. We haven't talked about it, but we both know we have something in common.

(The scene transitions to Jodie and Zoey in the future, walking towards a cliffside. They are both wearing containment field belts.)

Jodie: I see things at night. Terrifying things. I tell myself it's only nightmares, but I know it's not true. The only one who can save the world is a little girl. I have to prepare her. I know I don't have much time. Once Pandora's Box is open, it can never be closed again.

(Entities are entering the human world through a large rift in the center of a destroyed city.)

Jodie: No... It's not nightmares. It's what is about to happen. I've died twice already. I'm not afraid of death anymore.

(The chapter ends.)

Jay[]

(If Ryan is alive, the scene transitions to him and Jodie in a park. The dialogue is the same as above.)

(If Ryan is dead, this scene will be skipped.)

(The scene transitions to Cory, Jay and Paul (if alive) working on the ranch. Jay hears a motorcycle approaching and sees Jodie. They run to greet each other and share a long hug.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie in bed with Jay. She wakes up and goes to the bathroom. While looking in the mirror, she begins to cry, but stops when she hears Aiden. She turns to look in the mirror again and watches Aiden write "Still Here" on it, delighting her.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie in the future, walking towards a cliffside. She is wearing a containment field belt.)

Jodie: I see things at night. Terrifying things. I tell myself it's only nightmares, but I know it's not true. Once Pandora's Box is open, it can never be closed again.

(Entities are entering the human world through a large rift in the center of a destroyed city.)

Jodie: No... It's not nightmares. It's what is about to happen. I've died twice already. I'm not afraid of death anymore.

(The chapter ends.)

Ryan[]

(The scene transitions to Jodie sitting on the steps in front of Ryan's house.)

Jodie: It took me a while to realize how much I loved Ryan. I'd been alone and sad for so long, I'd forgotten what it was like to love someone.

(Ryan arrives with a bag of groceries, but drops it when he sees Jodie waiting for him. They kiss.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie and Ryan traveling together on a boat.)

Jodie: We traveled as far away as we could. I had to learn to love again, to put my trust in someone. To stop fighting and running away. In short... I had to learn to live. Ryan and I never talked about it again. As if it all never happened. As if the other side didn't exist. As if it could never come back into our lives.

(The scene transitions to Jodie and Ryan kissing on the beach. Ryan gets up to relight the fire and Jodie sits on the beach. A coconut is rolled over to her, and Aiden writes "Still Here" in the sand beside her. Jodie smiles, and Aiden is heard.)

(The scene transitions to Jodie in the future, walking towards a cliffside. She is wearing a containment field belt.)

Jodie: I see things at night. Terrifying things. I tell myself it's only nightmares, but I know it's not true. Once Pandora's Box is open, it can never be closed again.

(Entities are entering the human world through a large rift in the center of a destroyed city.)

Jodie: No... It's not nightmares. It's what is about to happen. I've died twice already. I'm not afraid of death anymore.

(The chapter ends.)

Beyond[]

(The chapter opens with entities floating by in the Beyond, a peaceful blue void.)

Jodie: There's a world out here. A whole universe of forests and lakes, mountains and rivers. It's all around us. You just have to listen carefully to hear its whisper. Neither heaven nor hell... there's no God or Devil. Just another place where we continue to exist after we die.

(Humanoid spirits form out of the energy seen in the Beyond.)

Jodie: My soul explores it endlessly and I've still only seen a fragment of it. I can be everywhere and nowhere. I can dissolve into nothing or become whole again. I can merge my soul with others or... or be more alone than any human being has ever been. All this is possible merely by the force of my will.

(If Ryan is alive, Jodie visits him at his house. He is crying, and there are photos of her on the table next to an ashtray. She does not make herself known to him.)

(If Cole is alive, Jodie visits him in his office. She moves papers on his desk to get his attention, and he exhales a cold mist. She turns off his computer and writes "Little Princess Still Here" on the screen. Her presence delights Cole.)

(If Norah is alive, Jodie visits her in her hospital room. Her presence causes a nearby lamp to flicker, and Norah smiles.)

(If Ryan, Cole and Norah are all dead, Jodie visits Jay at the ranch. She is accompanied by Shimasani, and potentially Paul if he is dead. Their presence causes Jay to exhale a cold mist. He looks toward them, but is unable to see them.)

Jodie: I continue to look through to your world. I watch over those I love. I'd like them to know I'm there, that I'm okay. To hold them in my arms one more time, tell them how much I miss them. But I have to settle for being close by, invisible, transparent. No more than a fading memory.

(The scene returns to the Beyond.)

Jodie: I know what has been and what is yet to be. I know all the possibilities. I can see the darkness coming. I must stay awhile longer. There is still a part to play before I can leave to discover what lies... beyond.

(The scene transitions to Stan's apartment. Stan and Tuesday are watching television in the living room, along with Walter and Jimmy if they are alive. Zoey sits on the floor in another room, alone.)

Zoey: Sometimes, I can spend hours staring into space, watching the images as they go by. They play over and over again, like a TV that's never turned off. I don't know why I'm seeing all this, but there's one thing I do know. It all really happened.

(The scene transitions to Zoey's bedroom. She is lying on the floor.)

Zoey: When I'm alone, I listen to the voice inside my head. She talks to me. She says there are things I need to know.

(Zoey is sitting in her desk chair, with her eyes closed.)

Zoey: Sometimes I close my eyes, and it's as if I could fly! I can go through walls.

(She opens her eyes and looks around in wonder.)

Zoey: I see beautiful colors around people.

(Zoey is sitting on the floor, with her eyes closed.)

Zoey: I discover faraway places without ever leaving my room.

(Zoey is lying in her bed.)

Zoey: The voice told me not to tell anyone. I'm really scared... Especially at night, when I'm alone with the shadows. There are things moving in the darkness, strange noises, whispers in the dark.

(Zoey is sitting in the chair by her dresser.)

Zoey: The voice says it's nothing, that it'll all go away. But she won't tell me what these things are, and I'm too scared to ask.

(The scene transitions to Zoey in the future, walking towards a cliffside. She is wearing a containment field belt.)

Zoey: I often have the same dream. Everything seems so real. The sounds, the smells, the light... Deep down, I know it's not just a dream. It's like an echo. An echo of things to come.

(Entities are entering the human world through a large rift in the center of a destroyed city.)

Zoey: I must get ready. I know there's not much time. There's only one thing I can be sure of: I will never be alone again.

(The chapter ends.)

Death[]

(The chapter opens with the human world being consumed by the Infraworld, leaving a burning, fragmented void behind.)

Jodie: Nothing. There's nothing left. Nothing but death... chaos and destruction. The Infraworld has overwhelmed our world and cast its shroud over the living. Billions of fragments of souls wandering in silence.

(Entities are seen floating in the void.)

Jodie: The world I was born into has disappeared forever. But still the images from my life collide in my head. I try to remember each second... What I did, where I failed, what I could have done to avoid what happened. Ever since I died, I've let myself float along the cold wave. I hunger for obscurity and oblivion. I am alone with my guilt, and my regrets. Alone for eternity.

(The chapter ends.)

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