115-“Ransom”

Original Airdate: June 4, 1960

Director: Richard Boone, Writers: Robert E. Thompson, Herb Meadow.

VALERIE FRENCH as Secura Celine
ROBERT H. HARRIS as Schermer
ALEXANDER DAVION as Edward
TOM PALMER as Sutton
DENVER PYLE as Col. Celine
GENE ROTH as Carter
ATHALIE DANIELL as Lucile Carter
STEWART EAST as Monk

Say, that stuff ain’t half bad.
What’s his price?

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I’ll buy the recipe to take back to the cook at the palmer house.

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Daddy owns the palmer house.

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I’ve got a job for you.

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You ever hear
of a man named Celine?

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Well, suppose you stop being so mysterious. Just who is Celine?

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Now, you take my business empire. It’s like a house of cards. You move a bottom one, the whole thing comes down. Celine owns that card and my whole life. He can’t make a nickel outta that piece of paper. But he’ll hang on to it till he sees me ruined. Till he sees me grovel and whine and beg.

Why don’t you beg?

What’s the money for if I can’t hire you to do it?

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You beg celine to sign
this piece of paper.

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You were going to show me
the sights of san francisco,

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Mr. Paladin.

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He ain’t gonna take the job.

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And the sights of san francisco

22
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Were not included
in the deal.

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I’m very sorry.

24
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You don’t like me.

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Well, you ain’t met celine.

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He didn’t take the money, sutton.

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What about the woman?

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She went up to his room.

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Good.

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You.

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The man who just passed.
The one in the elegant shirt.

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Who is he?

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You find out, Sutton.
I don’t want to be surprised.

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It’s just a thousand for his fee.

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Please, Edward.

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Trust me?

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This your earring?
It was in my mailbox.

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A little piece of the broken past.

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Still, it was lovely while it lasted.

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Everyone came to my salon. Even the Emperor Maximilian.

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In Mexico.

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Yes.

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Now it seems like a dream of rain in the desert.

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The mirror cracks, the music ends. The revolution.

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Have you ever heard of a colonel celine?

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I see you have.

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He was aid to Maximilian.

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It was thought that he was executed.

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But now he’s been seen alive.

50
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Now, let me guess.

51
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Colonel celine knows the whereabouts of a missing fortune.

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No, no. The…The Winged Lion of Cortez. It’s carved out of a single piece of black diamond.

55
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Really, perhaps
we should be more careful.

56
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We should watch outside.

57
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Would you do that?

58
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There is no winged lion.

59
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But for Edward, it’s different.

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He needs to believe in fairy tales and lost treasures.

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Mr. Paladin, I need you.

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Will you believe me if I lay the truth nakedly before you?

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How will I recognize it?

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My eyes.

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I am dying.

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A month. Perhaps a year.

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My life has been…

68
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Well, you read it in a glance.

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No, please.

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Look.

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This is Colonel Celine.

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He was my husband.

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Very impressive.

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I was young when we married. Still with the scent of the provinces about me.
He was a very cold man. Some would say ruthless. But I was ruthless, too.
I deceived him, made him into a man to be laughed at.
And then the revolution came and shattered our little glass world.
The streets were like an asylum,but I ran through them trying to find my husband. He’d been swept away. Executed, I thought.

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Until now.

86
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Perhaps I was praying without even knowing.

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Don’t you see? It must be a miracle.

88
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But now, when there’s so little time,

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I can never find him without someone.

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Without you.

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I’m terribly s-

No. You mustn’t say it.

92
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It is better that we go separately.

93
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Las Cruces, and then the trail to the border.

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We can meet there.

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But there are people who choose to believe in lost treasures.

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So, when you come, you will be careful.

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If I come.

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You will come.

99
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And somehow…

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I will repay you.

101
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Men pretend play trick-track.

102
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They ask about you.

103
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You fool. I thought that boy spoke no English.

104
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Then why’d you ask him who that fella was?

105
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Mr. Carter still in the hotel?

106
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The man with the railroads and the daughter?

107
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Oh, yes. He say he wait for word from you.

108
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Well, tell him I’ve decided to join the search for Celine.

109
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Sometimes you throw on black and it comes up red.

110
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Enough, Sutton. He will be reasonable.

111
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My name is Schermer. Your name is Paladin.

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Gunfighter.
Deadly.

113
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Gentleman.

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Please sit.

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Where is Celine?
I don’t know.

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Why do you want Celine?

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That I know, and I won’t tell you.

118
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Now, be reasonable, Mr. Paladin.

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I will tell you.

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When the revolutionists stormed Querétaro,

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Celine was ordered to burn the national treasury.

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But he didn’t. I was there. I saw him take the money.

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I’m not a greedy man, but when after all these years, I’m finally so close, I can’t let the money slip through my fingers a second time.

126
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Perhaps you feel some sense
of loyalty to the lady.

127
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A past relationship? Hmm?

128
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But that would be a tragic error.

129
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Schermer, there’s a stench
that comes from you.

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If I knew where celine was,
I don’t think I’d tell you now.

131
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He’ll hold out.
Time-consuming and boring.

132
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We’ll begin
with that one.

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See here. I know nothing
about this celine.

134
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I only gave her money.

135
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My interest in choltec
is… Purely scientific.

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Choltec? Ho-ho, choltec!

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The monastery.
Thank you, my boy.

138
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I regret to say, mr. Paladin,

139
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That we won’t
need you any longer.

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Ah!

141
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Please. We can
come to terms.

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Why should I?
I know now where celine is.

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Sutton is armed.
There’s a reason.

144
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not much reason.

145
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Sutton,
the englishman.

146
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I let him go.

147
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I got my own reasons
for finding celine.

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What’s your offer, sutton?

149
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It’s hard country
to choltec.

150
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Throw in with me
and I’ll take your word.

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Secura?

152
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That’s your business.

153
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But maybe you’d like
to know how I got the scar.

154
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I was detailed to guard her and
celine after we took querétaro.

155
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She got me off guard.

156
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Maybe you can guess
how she did it.

157
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But it was celine that cut me.

158
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After he tied me up
for his honor.

159
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But, like I say,
that’s your business.

160
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So I guess it’s
check round to you.

161
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What about him?

162
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I’m in no position
to hurt anyone.

163
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I alone can make use
of celine’s money.

164
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What can you gain
by… By killing me?

165
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Only a sense of justice.
Now, you get outta here.

166
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You’re mixed into something

167
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You know nothing
about, mr. Paladin.

168
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Take care.

169
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Sutton.

170
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We better make camp here.

171
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It’s only me.

172
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All the more reason.

173
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Do you hate me?

174
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Hate? No. I don’t
think hate’s the word.

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Then what?

176
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Then… Nothing.

177
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You feel nothing?
You’re lying.

178
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You are lying.

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A dying woman
in search of her husband?

180
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Perhaps I was
telling you the truth.

181
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Perhaps you were.

182
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You want the money.

183
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But the thing you’re
really after is celine.

184
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Why?

185
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Was he the only man
who was ever immune to you?

186
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You never said why
you want to find celine.

187
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It’s not only me.

188
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Nor the money.

189
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No. I wanna meet the man who
has one of the world’s toughest

190
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Businessmen willing to crawl
on his hands and knees and beg.

191
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A man who’s outwitted

192
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One of the most lethal
scoundrels I ever met.

193
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Man who has simple, straightforward
sutton so twisted with hate

194
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That he’s willing to risk his
life just to cut celine’s throat.

195
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A man who has…

196
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One of the most fascinating
women I have ever known

197
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Willing to throw
her life away for him.

198
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Whatever it is the world
wants… Or god wants…

199
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Celine withholds.

200
00:15:06,804 –> 00:15:09,507
It’s simple.

201
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The desire for
something beyond reach.

202
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He is untouchable.

203
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You love him?

204
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I love him.

205
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paladin. Paladin!

206
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He’s gone!
What?

207
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Sutton’s gone. He’s gone
on ahead. Please, quickly!

208
00:16:14,673 –> 00:16:15,773
Who is it?

209
00:16:17,459 –> 00:16:19,260
“where is he?”
is a better question.

210
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Schermer! By the rock fall!

211
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Now, you cover me.

212
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Both of you.

213
00:17:02,787 –> 00:17:04,722
Sutton?

214
00:17:06,024 –> 00:17:08,625
Are you thinkin’ what I am?

215
00:17:10,545 –> 00:17:13,230
We could perhaps
make it together

216
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While they
kill each other.

217
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Yeah.

218
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You’ve forgotten…

219
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Querétaro?

220
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Go on, sutton.

221
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You fool.

222
00:17:45,196 –> 00:17:46,597
You were outta this.

223
00:17:46,664 –> 00:17:48,565
Mr. Schermer needed help.

224
00:17:48,633 –> 00:17:51,234
The winged lion,
paladin, really exists!

225
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Just put it down.

226
00:17:53,170 –> 00:17:54,838
I’m not a fool.

227
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I was an athlete.
My reflexes are fast.

228
00:17:57,409 –> 00:17:59,609
Don’t try it.

229
00:18:49,427 –> 00:18:51,378
Did I stop him?

230
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You killed him.

231
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And he killed me.

232
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He had to kill
celine or me.

233
00:19:04,342 –> 00:19:08,378
Now you’re the only one
of us who’ll… See celine.

234
00:19:10,264 –> 00:19:12,199
Paladin?

235
00:19:12,267 –> 00:19:14,417
Hmm?

236
00:19:14,485 –> 00:19:16,920
How will you know him?

237
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I’ll know.

238
00:19:44,582 –> 00:19:46,850
Excuse me.
My name is paladin.

239
00:19:46,918 –> 00:19:49,452
I’m looking for
a man named celine.

240
00:19:49,521 –> 00:19:51,922
You’ll find him just there,
near the shrine.

241
00:19:51,989 –> 00:19:53,423
Thank you.

242
00:20:05,436 –> 00:20:08,205
I beg your pardon.
My name is paladin.

243
00:20:08,273 –> 00:20:11,308
I’m looking
for a man named celine.

244
00:20:11,376 –> 00:20:13,477
What do you want with him?

245
00:20:13,544 –> 00:20:15,712
Not me. A man named carter,

246
00:20:15,780 –> 00:20:18,481
A man named schermer,
and a man named sutton.

247
00:20:23,722 –> 00:20:25,723
I am celine.

248
00:20:36,250 –> 00:20:37,735
In those clothes?

249
00:20:39,520 –> 00:20:41,789
Not yet.

250
00:20:41,856 –> 00:20:46,159
The brothers let me tend
this little shrine, stay here.

251
00:20:47,261 –> 00:20:48,945
Perhaps in time.

252
00:20:49,014 –> 00:20:50,914
What are you?

253
00:20:50,982 –> 00:20:54,418
I left three dead men on the
trail, men whose lives you…

254
00:20:54,485 –> 00:20:57,021
Destroyed with
your own corruption.

255
00:20:57,088 –> 00:20:59,023
My corruption…

256
00:20:59,090 –> 00:21:01,025
Or theirs?

257
00:21:01,092 –> 00:21:02,959
Schermer.

258
00:21:03,028 –> 00:21:05,195
He’s dead?
He’s dead.

259
00:21:05,263 –> 00:21:07,798
I’ve had his money
waiting here for him.

260
00:21:07,866 –> 00:21:10,200
I have no longer
a need for it.

261
00:21:10,268 –> 00:21:11,935
You’d give it to him?

262
00:21:12,003 –> 00:21:13,469
Certainly.

263
00:21:13,537 –> 00:21:15,138
Do you want it?

264
00:21:15,206 –> 00:21:18,725
I’ll show it to you.

265
00:21:18,792 –> 00:21:21,628
How much was it? One million?

266
00:21:21,695 –> 00:21:23,296
Two million?

267
00:21:23,364 –> 00:21:25,365
Is that what
schermer told you?

268
00:21:25,433 –> 00:21:27,667
A whole treasury full?

269
00:21:29,504 –> 00:21:31,838
Tropical worms.

270
00:21:31,905 –> 00:21:34,591
Like the rest of
the things of this life…

271
00:21:34,659 –> 00:21:38,745
So much dust that
crumbles in your hand.

272
00:21:41,149 –> 00:21:43,350
A dream.

273
00:21:43,417 –> 00:21:45,452
And sutton?

274
00:21:45,519 –> 00:21:48,822
Sutton.

275
00:21:48,890 –> 00:21:52,159
The texan.
You scarred his face.

276
00:21:54,362 –> 00:21:56,296
Poor sutton.

277
00:21:56,364 –> 00:21:58,465
He wanted to kill me.

278
00:21:58,532 –> 00:22:00,300
Oh, he…

279
00:22:00,368 –> 00:22:02,836
He wasn’t the only one.

280
00:22:02,904 –> 00:22:07,140
This is my last refuge from
the suttons of the world.

281
00:22:07,208 –> 00:22:10,143
Monsters that I created.

282
00:22:11,846 –> 00:22:14,114
What if sutton had come?

283
00:22:15,183 –> 00:22:17,384
What would I do?
Give him…

284
00:22:17,451 –> 00:22:19,452
Schermer’s money?

285
00:22:19,520 –> 00:22:21,454
Try to make him see

286
00:22:21,522 –> 00:22:24,858
What my ambition and pride
had brought me, too?

287
00:22:24,926 –> 00:22:26,894
Or hope to show him

288
00:22:26,961 –> 00:22:31,265
That the celine he came
to kill was already dead?

289
00:22:31,332 –> 00:22:33,566
And carter?

290
00:22:33,634 –> 00:22:37,720
Carter hired me
to beg you to sign this.

291
00:22:43,561 –> 00:22:45,728
Why is this
important to him?

292
00:22:45,797 –> 00:22:49,666
Oh, you forget.
His pride. His ambition.

293
00:22:49,734 –> 00:22:51,401
Why you?

294
00:22:51,469 –> 00:22:53,503
He would beg like a dog,

295
00:22:53,571 –> 00:22:56,373
But as a man, he has
too much pride to beg.

296
00:22:58,543 –> 00:23:03,647
Carter is asking me to help
him one more step into hell.

297
00:23:03,715 –> 00:23:05,649
I’ll sign it.

298
00:23:08,152 –> 00:23:10,420
There was a woman.

299
00:23:12,523 –> 00:23:16,226
A woman named secura.

300
00:23:16,293 –> 00:23:18,428
Your change of heart…

301
00:23:18,496 –> 00:23:21,064
Comes a little bit late
for secura.

302
00:23:24,869 –> 00:23:26,302
Dead?

303
00:23:29,374 –> 00:23:30,640
How?

304
00:23:30,708 –> 00:23:33,810
Defending you. Killing sutton.

305
00:23:36,414 –> 00:23:39,148
For me?

306
00:23:39,216 –> 00:23:41,852
She died for me?

307
00:23:43,421 –> 00:23:45,489
The celine she loved…

308
00:23:45,556 –> 00:23:47,190
Still lives.

309
00:23:52,597 –> 00:23:54,865
Still lives.

310
00:23:57,034 –> 00:23:58,968
But for what?

311
00:24:08,045 –> 00:24:11,314
We’re a small order here.

312
00:24:11,382 –> 00:24:14,117
Very poor.

313
00:24:14,184 –> 00:24:17,621
But in time,
we’ll bring harmony

314
00:24:17,688 –> 00:24:20,390
And order…

315
00:24:20,458 –> 00:24:22,959
And peace…

316
00:24:23,027 –> 00:24:26,396
To this little
corner of the world.

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