Anderson: This is a goddamned mess! Every minute these machines are here, thousands of innocent people die. I won't be responsible.
Shepard: You're not responsible for the ones that die. We fight for the ones left standing when it's all over.
Anderson: Yeah, maybe you're right. They hit so fast. I thought we'd have more time.
Shepard: We knew they were coming.
Anderson: And they still just cut through our defenses. We need to go to the Citadel, talk to the Council.
Shepard: The Citadel? The fight's here.
Anderson: It'll be everywhere soon enough. You said it yourself. The Reapers will destroy everything if we don't stop them. The Council has to help us.
Shepard: You sure about that?
Anderson: No, but you were a Council Spectre. That has to count for something. Gotcha!
Shepard: Thanks. I owe you one.
Anderson: More than one. Grab some ammo. Reload. Let's keep moving. Lieutenant Commander Williams, we're inside of the spaceport, ETA three minutes.
Williams: We've made it to the Normandy. Taking heavy fire. Oh, God! They're going to take down that dreadnought! Evasive maneuvers.
Anderson: Lieutenant commander! Ashley! Dammit! They're in trouble. Normandy, we're going to reroute. Do you copy? Normandy, come in. Friendlies.
Shepard: You two all right?
Man: Get down! They'll see you.
Anderson: Keep your head down. Nice job. Finish them off. Shepard, over here. What happened here?
Man: Our gunship was shot down. We barely made it.
Anderson: You have a radio? We're trying to contact our ship.
Man: No. There's one in the gunship, but it's going to be crawling with those things.
Anderson: Stay here, son. We'll get you out of here. Come on. Let's get to that gunship. What the hell are those things? Normandy, this is Anderson. Do you read?
Woman: Admiral, what's your location?
Anderson: By a downed gunship at the harbor. I'm activating its distress beacon. Send support. We've got wounded down here. Lieutenant! Dammit! I've lost the signal.
Shepard: Let's hope that beacon does its job.
Anderson: And fast. We've got company. Hope they get there soon.
Shepard: You and me both.
Anderson: Running out of ammo. There's more of them.
Man: Calvary has arrived.
Anderson: About time!
Shepard: Let's go!
Williams: Welcome back, Shepard.
Shepard: Come on!
Anderson: I'm not going. You saw those men back there. There's a million more like them, and they need a leader.
Shepard: We're in this fight together.
Anderson: It's a fight we can't win, not without help. We need every species and all their ships to even have a chance at defeating the Reapers. Talk to the Council. Convince them to help us.
Shepard: What if they won't listen?
Anderson: Then make them listen. Now, go! That's an order!
Shepard: I don't take orders from you anymore, remember?
Anderson: Consider yourself reinstated, Commander. You know what you have to do.
Shepard: I'll be back for you, and I'll bring every fleet I can. Good luck.
Anderson: You too, Shepard.