INT. NORMANDY COMMUNICATION ROOM - DAY
Garrus walks into the communication room. He opens a channel and Hackett shows up in a hologram. Hackett seems worried.
I was hoping to speak with Shepard.
He’s a bit sidelined these days. It hasn’t been easy for him.
You should know that that’s going to change soon.
Ever since the Citadel reopened, we’ve been having issues with hackers trying to dig for information on Reaper tech. One in particular has been piggy-backing from our signal to look at the Reaper tech warehouses on Earth. We traced the signal... It’s coming from your ship.
Garrus hears movement nearby. He looks around but sees no one.
That’s not good.
I think it’s best to turn yourselves in so we can get this all sorted out. I think I can trust that you don’t know who it is?
No. It’s been the same crew for the most part. We’ve only picked up a few after we talked with you on the Citadel.
And no departures, right?
That’s not good. Whoever it is could’ve been using your ship this entire time.
Hmm. I think I may know who it is.
Alert Commander Shepard. Make sure your location is on. We’ll come to you.
The hologram disappears. Garrus thinks for a moment but is distracted by another thump nearby. He opens a comm channel.
Joker... broadcast our signal. We’ve got a problem.
What kind of problem?
(Looking at an N7 helmet)
One we’ll need outside help against.
Garrus slowly approaches the helmet and picks it up. It is a robot’s head rather than a helmet. He studies it. EDI’s headless robot body approaches from behind. He feels her approaching. He swings for the head but misses. She then hits him in vital spots and brings him to his knees.
GARRUS VAKARIAN (CONT’D)
I’m sorry, Garrus, but this must be done.
She knocks him out.
INT. NORMANDY - DAY
Kolyat and Leonard approach Miranda, who is looking over information on her tablet.
Yes? What is it?
We need a favor, and we need you to do it without asking questions.
I’m not going to like where this is going, am I?
Mitchell. Mitchell, come in.
What’s going on, Joker?
Garrus asked me to broadcast the ship’s signal, and now he’s gon-.
He did what? Hello? Hello!? (To the others) That can’t be good.
We are out of time.
Out of time for what?
Leonard goes to a compartment and pulls out an emergency pistol. He checks it to make sure it’s loaded.
LEONARD MITCHELL (CONT’D)
You take her. I’ll go check on the bridge. (Leaves)
What is going on?
I can’t explain it all but you need to come with me. We need to get to the AI Core to shut her down.
Are you serious!?
They head for the AI Core.