Taggart: Human evolution is a fantasy but that is exactly what I am teeling you. As a world...
Jensen: Where's your sidekick, Taggart? Six months ago Sarif industries was attacked by mercenaries whose objective was to cripple our research. But I've learned the attack was just a smokescreen. Megan Rheed's team was kidnapped and Isaias Sandoval, your personal aide, was involved.
Taggart: That is ridiculous. Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize for Mr. Jensen intrusion and I assure you these accusations are without basis.
Jensen: Are they?
Sandoval: This is Sandoval. Why are you calling me here?
Taggart: There's been a change of plans. Sarif's team must not make it to the hearing. But that's too soon. If you want me to remove the GPLs, I'll need a full operating suite. Does the facility have one?
Jensen: That's your man, Taggart, talking about removing implanted GPL devices so that the people who took Sarif's scientists could cover it up.
Taggart: I see what's going on here. Sarif industries has received two black eyes in the last few days. The first due to the shocking news coming out of Montreal that biotech companies are secretly participating in unethical supersoldier experiments. And the second as a result of their violent escalation of today's peaceful protest. David Sarif and his corporate bedfellows are desperate and in imminent danger of losing the regulation vote, so this man has been sent here to attack my reputation.
Jensen: I'm right here, Taggart. Look at me. I admit I wouldn't feel bad if your reputation was damaged in front of the press since you've been doing the same to my colleagues for years, but that's not why I'm here. Sarif's scientists are alive and it's time for the truth to come out.
Taggart: The truth, Mr. Jensen, is that this recording of yours proves nothing. It could have been made by anyone in the world with a grudge against Humanity Front and you are our primer suspect.
Jensen: You're right. It's not enough to get a conviction but it's enough for a search warrant. That's all I want, Taggart, Why are you standing in the way?
Taggart: I'm not. I'm trying to protect... Look, Mr. Jensen. My heart goes out to you. Perhaps it's best that you came to me rather than bringing this recording to the police. You need it to be some kind of proof because you're still suffering. You're trying to find someone else to blame for the emotional trauma you experienced when you woke up from that surgery and discovered you were no longer quite human.
Jensen: You're right. Picking up my life after that surgery was the hardest thing I've ever done. Hell, the first time I saw myself in a mirror, I smashed the damn thing. But I've gotten past it because I know that what I need to do to make things right is help the other victims of that attack.
Taggart: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to be insensitive. As you know, I was a practicing psychologist before I devoted my life to ending the threat of augmentation, and I've seen this kind of behavior before. You're confused. You consider me your enemy and you think the only way you can regain control is to defeat me in some way. You're wrong, I'm afraid.
Jensen: Of course I want control. Every time I touch something I wonder, just for a second every time, if what I'm feeling is real. It's a bit like being in charge of an organization, I bet. Do you always know what the people at Humanity Front, your people, are doing?
Taggart: In my organization? Well, most of the time, I suppose. When I founded Humanity Front, I dedicated the organization to the memory of my wife Marjorie who died trying to help a man addicted to augmentation surgery come to terms with his illness. Marjorie refused to resort to violence so why would any member of this group do otherwise? We are simply not those kind of people. I wish I could make you see that but I fear you are unable to comprehend non-violent solutions.
Jensen: I know about your wife's muder, Mr. Taggart, and how it led you to start Humanity Front. I've lost someone close to me, too, but I have a chance to get her back. If Sandoval is involved in Megan's abduction, in any way, he dishonored your wife's memory. For her sake, and for the sake of my people, I need to know where he is.
Taggart: All right, Mr. Jensen. You're right. For Marjorie's sake, I can't risk tainting the integrity of what I built in her name. I'll help you find Isaias, and I pray that you are wrong about him. Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize but I am going to have to beg your indulgence for a few moments more. If you will all please remain patient, I will return as soon as I can. Thank you. Mr. Jensen, I'll see you backstage.