Joker: Alliance control, this is SSV-Normandy. Are we clear to descend? Alliance control, this is Normandy, we're headed to Bay 1-4, Zakara Ward. Are we clear to descend? What the hell's goin on down there? Even if there were a station malfunction, they'd have backups online. I got a bad feeling here. Checking emergency channels. No...no, no, no, no, no!
Shepard: What have you got?
Joker: You're gonna want to hear this, Commander. Emergency message, playing on loop from a com tower.
Recording: To all incoming ships, the Citadel is under attack. Do not attempt to land. Cerberus is controlling all docks. Notify the Citadel fleet; send reinforcements to C-SEC headquarters. If that falls, the station falls.
Shepard: That sounded like Commander Bailey.
Joker: Where do you want the Normandy?
Shepard: Since you can't dock, we're deploying the shuttle. Get us in near C-SEC headquarters.
Joker: Aye aye, Commander.
Shepard: Okay people. Coming in hot! Get to covers.
Assault Trooper: [inaudible 00:02:55]. Squad, keep moving! [inaudible 00:03:11]. [inaudible 00:03:26]. [inaudible 00:03:34]. [inaudible 00:03:49].
Announcement: Warning! All evacuation stations are currently [inaudible 00:04:43 Sheperd: Bailey! How bad are you hurt? Bailey: I'm all right, looks worse than it is. About time some Cavalry got here. Liara: Is this the situation everywhere? Are the councilors even alive!? Bailey: They split up. I'll know more if I can access the terminal inside. Shepard: Can you get us in? Bailey: I'll get the door...if no one interrupts me with a bullet, this time. Here we go. C-SEC network access, courtesy of Cerberus. Shepard: How's that gonna help? Bailey: Cerberus has control of the main channels, but I can set up a new one. Without it, our people have no plan and no chance. Hello! Shepard: What have you got? Bailey: A warning, from Councilor Ashiel. She's supposed to be here, meeting with the Executor. "This move may provoke retaliation." Well, that's an understatement. If she's inside, she's in trouble. Shepard: Why would the councilor be meeting with the Executor? Bailey: Usually, it means someone big is about to be prosecuted. I guess that someone had Cerberus friends. The councilor would have a clearer picture, for all the good that does us. Shepard: The councilor's in there, surrounded by Cerberus? Who put together that security detail? Bailey: Well, until an hour ago, this place was as safe as it got. Nobody expected something on this scale! We need to find the councilor and get her outta here. She has got to know more about who is behind this. The Executor's office is defensible, she may have gone to ground there when the shooting started. Shepard: I'm on it. Bailey: Just a sec. There, now we can talk by Omni-tool. Go! Announcer: Attention, [inaudible 00:07:04] threat. [inaudible 00:07:19].
Assault Trooper: [inaudible 00:08:00]
Shepard: Troops in the lobby. They were dug in.
Bailey: I can see more through the cameras. They're all over the station.
Announcer: Security doors have been sealed for your protection.
Male Announcer: [inaudible 00:09:54] complete. [inaudible 00:09:55].
Bailey: Any survivors in there?
Shepard: None yet.
Bailey: Damn it. Keep lookin.