Shepard: Not surprised. Gotta be more where they came from.
Recording: I spent the last week making small adjustments to increase processing efficiency. There is no shortage of subjects, and indeed, I'm told there's a long line outside the main gate. The deception is an unfortunate necessity, time is very short. We've confirmed the results of Cerberus experiments involving the Husk creatures. A crude, but necessary, first step in decoding how the Reapers communicate. The key is how the Reaper [inaudible 00:01:17] interacts with the [inaudible 00:01:19] implanted in the subject's body. It's early yet, but we are making progress.
EDI: Reaper forces!
Shepard: Must be left over from the attack.
Tali: Right. [inaudible 00:01:47]
Shepard: I see him.
EDI: Understood. [inaudible 00:02:49]. [inaudible 00:03:02]. I will.
Recording: The pursuit of efficiency has revealed an important fact; the Reapers use of Dragon's Teeth to create Husks is ingenious. The Reaper [inaudible 00:03:44] attach themselves to the adrenaline release, and move through the body to speed conversion to the final husk state.
Recording: Dr. Nuri's legacy work with subject Paul Grayson provided a key element to our work here. Using the addictive drug, Red Fan, to break down the will was inspired, but proved unreliable for general application. We've proven that adrenaline, and it's cross-species equivalents, is most effective and efficient.
Miranda: Figure out how Reaper indoctrination...
Shepard: Terminal's damaged, hang on.
EDI: The Reapers wish to shut this place down. "Why?", is the question.
Shepard: It doesn't make sense. I thought Cerberus and the Reapers were getting along. What changed?
EDI: It's working, Shepard.
Miranda: Heading to the tower to disable the communications scrambler. I have to get word out. Some refugees have turned into Husks. Some are indoctrinated and shipped to the Illusive Man. Whoever is left is used in experiments. The data indicates that my father is trying to figure out how Reaper indoctrination works.
Shepard: Tricking refugees with food and shelter, only to turn them into test subjects. And for what?
EDI: The scale of this operation is impressive, but it's function is...unfortunate.
Tali: She said that shipments were sent to the Illusive Man. Maybe we can use that to find him.
Shepard: Good catch. Come on, Miranda said she was heading to the tower. [inaudible 00:06:06].
EDI: Yes. Understood. Yes.
Tali: On it.
EDI: Affirmative. Yes.
Miranda: Father is working for the Illusive Man!
Recording: Creating these Husk creatures was our first success. While not true Husks, they still respond to Reaper signals. More work ahead, but we are moving forward.
Miranda: Heavy resistance, outside the tower! If you're receiving this, I've got evidence you cannot ignore. Confirmation that my father is working for the Illusive Man.
Terminal: Connection established.
Illusive Man: I have my report on your progress, Mr. Lawson. Cut to the chase: can you do it?
Lawson: Theoretically, control is possible, yes. The Reaper subjects we converted are responding, but it's difficult to maintain.
Illusive Man: I thought that might be the case. Not to worry, Henry. With Sanctuary's help, we'll get it sorted.
Tali: Controlling Reaper forces? Is that even possible?
Shepard: I don't know. I'll play the rest of it.
Lawson: We've done it! We found a way to co-opt their control signal. As long as the Reaper troops remain in close proximity to our signal, we can maintain control indefinitely.
Illusive Man: Excellent news. And how can we extrapolate this technique to apply to the Reapers themselves?
Lawson: That's a much bigger challenge.
Shepard: Now we know why the Reapers attacked Sanctuary.
Tali: They must have discovered what Cerberus was doing. That's bad news for the Illusive Man.
Shepard: But it's good news for us. We finally have our link to Cerberus. Lowering the access ladder. Come on, let's move.
EDI: Wait, Shepard. The video's not finished.
Shepard: Damn it! I hope she's ready for him.