Anderson: Shepard. Shepard.
Shepard: Anderson, you up here too?
Anderson: We followed you up. But we didn't come out at the same place. At least I don't think we did. What's your surrounding looks like? You okay?
Shepard: I just got to keep moving. It's dark. There are human remains scattered.
Anderson: Sounds familiar. I'm in a dark hallway. Reminds me of your description of the Collector Base.
Shepard: Makes sense.
Anderson: You think they're making a Reaper in here?
Shepard: Sure. They round them up on Earth, then send the people up here to be processed.
Anderson: Goddamn abomination. I want to keep moving. The sooner we blow these bastards back to hell the better. The tubes don't go on forever, but where the hell are we?
Shepard: Yeah, doesn't look like any part of the Citadel I've ever been to.
Anderson: One of the walls just realigned itself. The place is shifting, changing. There's a chasm here, and more hallways like the one I was in.
Shepard: I think I'm near the exit.
Anderson: I see something up ahead, might be a way to cross over.
Shepard: Don't get too far ahead of me.
Anderson: Where do you think you're at?
Shepard: I found the chasm you were talking about.
Anderson: Hold on, I see something. A control demo, maybe. I'm just going to go...
Shepard: Anderson? Damn it! Anderson!
Anderson: Shepard! I can't...
Illusive Man: I underestimated you, Shepard.
Illusive Man: I warned you, control is the means to survival. Control of the Reapers, and of you, if necessary.
Anderson: They're controlling you!
Illusive Man: I don't think so, Admiral.
Shepard: Why waste your time with us if you can control the Reapers?
Illusive Man: Because I need you to believe. When humanity discovered the mass relays, when we learned there was more to the galaxy than we imagined, there were some who thought the relays should be destroyed. They were scared what we would find, terrified of what we might let in. But look at what humanity has achieved. Since that discovery, we've advanced more than the past 10,000 years combined. And the Reapers will do the same for us again, a thousand fold but...
Only if we can harness their ability to control.
Anderson: Bullshit! We destroy them, or they destroy us.
Illusive Man: And waste this opportunity? Never.
Shepard: Maybe you're just so hungry for power that it's clouded you vision.
Illusive Man: No, no. It's not that simple.
Shepard: Isn't it? You're willing to give up anything for control.
Illusive Man: Yes. If not me then who? Are you going to control the Reapers?
Anderson: There's always another way.
Illusive Man: I've dedicated my life to understanding the Reapers. And I know, with certainty, the Crucible will allow me to control them.
Shepard: And then what?
Illusive Man: Look at the power they've wield. Look at what they can do.
Shepard: I see what they did to you.
Illusive Man: I took what I wanted from them, made it my own. This isn't about me or you. It's about things so much bigger than all of us.
Anderson: He's wrong. Don't listen to him.
Illusive Man: And who will you listen to, Shepard? A old soldier stuck in his ways, only able to see the world down the barrel of a gun? And what if he's wrong? What if controlling the Reapers is the answer?
Shepard: Use the Crucible to control them, and the war!
Illusive Man: Don't presume to tell what to do. I'll execute my plan when and how I want to.
Shepard: You can't, can you. They won't you do it.
Illusive Man: No! I'm in control! No one is telling me what to do!
Anderson: Listen to yourself. You're indoctrinated.
Illusive Man: No! No! The two of you are so self-righteous. Do you think power like this comes easy? There are sacrifices.
Shepard: You've sacrificed too much.
Illusive Man: Shepard, I only wanted to protect humanity. The Crucible can control them, I know it can. I just...
Shepard: It's not too late. Let us go. We'll do the rest.
Illusive Man: I... I can't do that, Commander.
Anderson: Of course you can't. They own you now.
Illusive Man: You! You'd undo everything I've accomplished. I won't let that happen.
Shepard: You're nothing more than a Reaper's play thing now.
Illusive Man: No! You're the one who failed.
There... Earth. I wish you could see it like I do, Shepard. It's so perfect.