Nate: Oh, man.
Nate: Cutter where the hell are we?
Charlie: It's the North Atwood station, come on.
Nate: All right.
Charlie: Chloe, can you read me? We're coming out of the old North Atwood Station. There's no time to explain, we got company.
Nate: All right. Up here, hurry!
Sully: Trapped like goddamn rats!
Nate: Back up, back up! C'mon, come on! Go, go, go, go!
Sully: Oh, geez.
Chloe: Come on!
Nate: Get in! Go, go!
Sully: So then the guy says, "Well you better tickle mine too, because now I've gotta catch the goddamn thing!"
Sully: To a job well done.
Charlie: Are you going to join us, darling?
Nate: Yeah, yeah. Well the map proves it, Drake didn't screw around in the East Indies for six months. He sailed straight through and headed to Arabia
Nate: But here's where it gets interesting. See this mark? This is John Dee's signature.
Sully: Who the hell's John Dee?
Charlie: John Dee, one of Queen Elizabeth's closest advisors. Everybody knows that.
Nate: Yeah, yeah, he was a great mathematician and navigator, way ahead of his time. He's probably the one who invented that.
Charlie: Seriously into the occult I mean in a really creepy, dark way.
Nate: See, he signed all his letters to the Queen with this symbol, meaning he was her eyes.
Charlie: The original double o seven, you see, look "double-O seven."
Nate: Not really that relevant.
Chloe: So it was John Dee who sent Drake to Arabia?
Nate: Yeah, it looks that way, Dee and Elizabeth.
Charlie: And Walsingham.
Sully: Great, but what for?
Nate: Well, that's the million-dollar question, isn't it? And this is where T. E. Lawrence comes in. See, before Lawrence became 'Lawrence of Arabia' . . .
Charlie: Great film.
Nate: He was an archaeologist. Even when he was just a kid, he was obsessed with history, everything to do with knights and the Crusades. He traveled all over, documenting every Crusader site he could find. It's all in here.
Sully: All right, you've lost me completely, kid, what the hell does this got to do with Drake?
Nate: I'm getting to that. See, after the war, Lawrence said that if he were ever to go back to Arabia, it would be to search for this place he called 'The Atlantis of the Sands.' Now the legend crops up over and over again under different names, Ubar, Iram of the Pillars, The City of Brass, but the story is always the same.
Sully: Oh, "A city of immeasurable wealth, destroyed by God for its arrogance . . . swallowed forever in the sands of the Rub' al Khali desert."
Nate: Right here.
Sully: Well, I like the "immeasurable wealth" part, anyway.
Charlie: And you think this is what Elizabeth and Dee sent Drake after.
Nate: Oh yeah, and more importantly, it's what Marlowe is after.
Chloe: So, wait. If Drake was on a mission from the Queen to find this place, why all the secrecy? I mean, it looks like he went to a lot of trouble to hide whatever he found, even from Her Majesty.
Nate: I don't know.
Charlie: Oh, I'm sorry, what was that?
Chloe: No, hang on a second. Because, if you recall, the last time we went halfway around the world searching for a lost city things got more than a little dicey.
Nate: Yeah, but this time we have the upper hand. I mean look, Drake only had half the clues. Lawrence only had half. We have both. And Marlowe has nothing.
Sully: Small problem, the Rub' al Khali desert, 600 miles across. The Bedouin go around the damn thing.
Charlie: And even if we knew where it was, which we don't, we would die trying to find it.
Nate: Just hold on. You see these symbols here?
Sully: Yeah, looks like Sabaean script.
Nate: It's Sabaean script. Right. Look, the Crusaders were searching for the same lost city a thousand years ago. But out of all the sites Lawrence documented, only two are marked with these symbols. One in Syria. The other in France.
Nate: No, you two are going to Syria, we're heading to France. Look, we track down these clues, we find Lawrence's lost city. I'm sure of it.
Charlie: And then what? How are we going to get across 600 miles of impassable wasteland?
Nate: Well, it's in the middle of the desert, so technically, it'd be about 300 miles.
Nate: Look, I don't know, we'll figure it out.
Chloe: We burn that bridge when we get to it, eh?
Nate: Exactly. Whaddya say?
Sully: What the hell.
Charlie: Let's do it.