Anderson: Shepard, I heard about Thessia.
Shepard: We were so close, Anderson, so damn close to ending this war.
Anderson: You didn't think it'd be that easy, did you?
Shepard: I knew going it what the Reapers were capable of, but I also knew what I was capable of. And losing the Asari Homeworld wasn't in the playbook.
Anderson: Shepard, do you know how many times I got my ass handed to me over the years? Surviving the First Contact War back in the day was a goddamn miracle. They said I was a hero. I just felt lucky to get out alive. So maybe Kai Leng did beat you. What of it?
Shepard: It could cost us the war.
Anderson: These guys are the resistance. They know it's a losing proposition. They know the chances of seeing tomorrow are slim to none. But we all signed up anyway. Hell, I'm sitting in London right now staring at rubble. I was born here and it's looking like I might die here, too. So I say point us at the Reapers and we'll take our chances.
Shepard: I'm not willing to bank this whole war on a hope and a prayer.
Anderson: Well truth is, we could use a bit of both right now. Shake this off, Shepard.
Shepard: I will.
Anderson: Anderson out.
Tali'Zorah: What do we know, Shepard?
EDI: The sanctuary facility was devoted to aiding refugees from Reaper controlled systems. The facility went offline recently and no communications have come or gone since. It is unclear why Kai Leng or Cerberus would be interested in Sanctuary.
Shepard: We don't leave until we are one step closer to Cerberus.
Steve: Ma'am, I'm picking up a signal from the facility. It's weak but I'll try to boost it.
Oriana: This is Oriana Lawson. Stay away from Sanctuary. It's not what it seems. Please, you must listen to me. They're using...
Shepard: Oriana. That's Miranda's sister. If she's here, Miranda can't be far away.
EDI: That's our link to Cerberus.
Steve: Approaching the LZ. Seeing some damage, Commander, but no activity.
Shepard: Cerberus does not get the jump on us this time. Stay sharp, people.
EDI: A significant battle, Shepard.
Shepard: Yeah, who was fighting it? Everyone hear that?
EDI: Yes. Radio is offline. Something is jamming our signals.
Shepard: Explains no comm.
Tali'Zorah: Shepard, look!
EDI: I'll part with it, Shepard. Band them.
Tali'Zorah: Don't let them get close.
EDI: Doing it now.
Shepard: Watch for the sniper. They were evacuating.
Tali'Zorah: It also looks like the Reapers were right behind them.
Shepard: About time they started killing each other.
Intercom: Welcome to Sanctuary. For your safety, communication devices are strictly forbidden.
EDI: What happened here?
Shepard: Don't know. Come on.
Tali'Zorah: Cerberus shuttles came from that tower.
Shepard: Then that's where we're headed.
Intercom: All arrivals are asked to submit their possessions to our sorting staff for inspection. They will be returned inside the compound. Be advised, communication devices will not function within Sanctuary.
Shepard: Right away.
Tali'Zorah: Right away. Footage from security camera. It's some kind of sorting area for the refugees. It looks like they processed thousands of people.
Shepard: Come on. Let's keep looking.
Intercom: All security procedures are in place to protect you and your loved ones.
Male: Accident report 2139, an illegal communication device nearly made it pass prescreening. Scatter software has been adjusted. No way it could penetrate the central scrambler, but we can't chance a signal leaving the planet. Report filed.
Intercom: With your help, Sanctuary is building a better tomorrow. Communication devices will not function within Sanctuary. For your security, no communication devices are allowed within Sanctuary. Welcome to Sanctuary. For your safety, communications devices are strictly forbidden.
Shepard: This must be another landing area.
Tali'Zorah: Those ships we saw outside must be waiting to get in.
Shepard: But where are all the people they brought?
Tali'Zorah: Bodies up ahead, Shepard.
Shepard: Casualties. Both sides.
Tali'Zorah: More Cerberus troops!
Shepard: An observation deck. Looks like a dead end. We need an exit. Keep looking.
Intercom: All foreign technology is not permitted within Sanctuary. For faster registration, please follow instructions of Sanctuary staff.
EDI: This is a Cerberus facility. Sheppard.
Shepard: That's Miranda.
Miranda: This is Miranda Lawson. If you've managed to get this far, you must be desperate or stupid. Listen to me. This is not a refugee camp. This is a Cerberus facility run by my father, Henry Lawson. Turn back now. There is no help to be found here. All communication is being blocked from the central tower. Sanctuary is a lie. Stay away.
Shepard: Okay. So we've got Cerberus, Reapers, and Miranda's crazy father. Any ideas how this all fits? A security panel. Shutting it down.
Tali'Zorah: Look at the water. That's Cerberus technology, or at least most of it is.
Tali'Zorah: A lot of modifications.
Shepard: We have a back door to the facility. Let's move.
Tali'Zorah: Some of this is Reaper tech, Sheppard. I'm sure of it. Cerberus has found a way to create an interface between our technology and the Reapers.
Shepard: And Miranda's caught in the middle. Let's pick up the pace.
Tali'Zorah: Cerberus and using Reaper technology. This is going to be bad, isn't it? A control center of some kind.
Shepard: Power switch. There. Look around for a switch.
Tali'Zorah: What? What is this? Those are refugees. They're just killing them?
Shepard: Worse. They're being turned into Husks. Come on! Creating Husks doesn't make sense. There must be more too it. The Illusive Man would not make a move without an assured benefit.
Miranda: Shutting down the power. Reaper forces have made a mess of the facility. I'm shutting down the power to the processing plant to lock them down. It should keep them out of the entrance as well.
Tali'Zorah: She won't know that Kai Leng is here.
Kai Leng: Miranda Lawson has arrived sooner than expected. Do you want me to deal with her?
Male 1: Only if she gets in your way. Stay focused on the research data. Find it and get it out.
Kai Leng: Yes, Sir.
Shepard: Damn it! Let's move.