Max and Furiosa fight as he tries to break the chain that ties him to Nux.
Nux wakes up and helps Max fight Furiosa, who is assisted by the other women. Furiosa is finally bested by Max, who is now holding the gun to her head. Nux cuts the chain and Max and looks at the jacket Nux is wearing.
Max: That's my jacket!
Max reclaims his jacket while Nux gloats of the reward he will receive from Joe. Feeling defiant, Splendid insists they are still going to the Green Place and heads for the war rig, but Max fires a few rounds, wounding her leg. Max tries to take the rig for himself. The women are left stranded in the desert as Splendid moans about her leg wound.
Furiosa: How does it feel?
Splendid: It hurts.
Furiosa: Out here, everything hurts. You wanna get through this? Do as I say. Now pick up what you can and run.
Max doesn't get very far when the war rig stalls. Within moments, the women have caught up with him.
Furiosa: Kill switches. I set the sequence myself.
Only she knows how to keep it going. Max lets her back on the rig but he doesn't want to take the rest of the women. Furiosa insists that they come along, as she is guiding them to a location she calls the Green Place. When Furiosa explains that Joe's "gratitude" toward Max will probably be a painful death, Max gives in and as they ride off in the war rig, Nux sneaks on board.
The Dag: [about Max] He's a crazy smeg who eats schlanger!
Furiosa gives Max a metal file for him to saw off his face mask. After Max collects all the guns hidden in the cab, they notice through binoculars that The People Eater and his gang have joined Joe in the chase. The Bullet Farmer and his gang also join Joe's posse. Suddenly, the War Rig is losing acceleration.
Furiosa: We're dragging something in the back. I think it's the fuel pod.
Max leaves the cab to make a repair on the fuel pod attached to the rear of the war rig, unaware Nux creeps into the cab and attempts to strangle Furiosa with his chain. Max has completed the repair of the fuel pod and finally hacks off the face mask as he makes his way back.
Nux is quickly overcome by the women and Furiosa holds a knife to his neck.
Splendid: No unnecessary killing!
Furiosa: This War Boy wants me dead!
Splendid: We agreed! He's kamakrazee! He's just a kid at the end of his half-life!
Nux: No! I live, I die, I live again!
Furiosa spits at Nux, who spits back at Furiosa.
Splendid: Hold him!
Capable: Tie him up!
Furiosa: Throw him out!
The Dag: Chuck him out!
Max: [to Furiosa] You got more friends.
Furiosa: Bullet Farmer. They're coming from the Bullet Farm.
Nux: It's over. You can't defy him!
The Dag: Just watch us, mate!
Nux: He is the one who grabs the sun!
Toast: Look how slick he's fooled you, War Boy.
Capable: He's a lying old man.
Nux: By his hand, we'll be lifted up!
Splendid: That's why we have his logo seared on our back! "Breeding stock"! "Battle fodder"!
Nux: No, I am awaited!
Capable: You're an old man's battle fodder, killing everyone and everything!
Nux: We're not to blame!
Splendid: Then who killed the world?
They throw Nux off the war rig.
Some distance behind them we see see three war parties in hot pursuit - Joe and his caravan, The People Eater gang, and The Bullet Farmer gang. Furiosa drives the rig into a canyon where she has an arrangement with a group of biker bandits known as the Rock Riders. They will close the pass behind her with a rockfall to foil her pursuers in exchange for fuel, which she's towing in the fuel pod.
Furiosa: [to the women] Get back in the hold. Keep the hatch open.
She teaches Max the sequence of switches to throw to defeat the kill switch.
Furiosa: Hey. What's your name? What do I call you?
Max: Does it matter?
Furiosa: Fine. When I yell "fool," you drive out of here as fast as you can.
Furiosa gets out and shouts to the bikers.
Furiosa: It's all here! 3,000 gallons of guzzoline, just like you asked. I'm gonna unhitch the pod, you drop the rocks.
The Rock Rider Chief: You said, "A few vehicles in pursuit, maybe." We count three war parties!
Furiosa: Yeah, well, I got unlucky. Let's do this!
Furiosa realizes that the Rock Riders have double-crossed her and turns to Max.
The Rock Riders open fire. Furiosa, dodging to put the rig between herself and the bikers, manages to climb back on as Max drives the rig away. Though she never did detach the fuel trailer, the bikers blow up the overpass, temporarily halting Joe's pursuit. The Rock Riders open fire on the War Rig and give chase.
Rock Rider: That's our fuel!
Furiosa, dodging to put the rig between herself and the bikers, manages to climb back on as Max drives the rig away. Though she never did detach the fuel trailer, the bikers blow up the overpass, temporarily halting Joe's pursuit. The bikers give chase since they claim the fuel pod is theirs. Immortan Joe, in his large-wheeled, off-road vehicle, is able to climb over the rockfall. The rest of the pack remain behind to clear the rubble. Since Nux was on the War Rig, he is picked to join Joe.
The Bullet Farmer: All this over a family squabble . . . healthy babies . . . Pffft!
The Rock Riders keep trying to overtake the rig while Joe is catching up. During the chaos, a Rock Rider sets off a charge that detaches the fuel pod. The pod crashes and explodes. With the fuel gone, the Rock Riders give up the chase leaving only Joe, Rictus, Nux, and gang in hot pursuit. Joe is about to shoot at the rig until Angharad steps out as a human shield. He realizes can't shoot without hurting his potential son and backs off. Nux attempts to help Joe.
Nux: Immortan, if I can get onto the rig, there's a way inside.
Joe: What is your name?
Nux: It's Nux. I'll pike her in the spine, keep her breathing for you.
Joe gives Nux a revolver.
Joe: Put a bullet in her skull. Stop the rig. Return my treasures to me and I myself will carry you to the gates of Valhalla.
Nux: Am I awaited?
Joe sprays chrome paint on Nux's mouth.
Joe: You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.
Almost immediately, Nux loses his gun in front of Joe, who continues driving with disappointment.
Joe: Ah, mediocre!
Joe guns his big wheeler allow it to leap in the air ahead of the War Rig.
The Dag: [to Immortan Joe] Schlanger!
Rictus shoots a chained harpoon into the War Rig's steering wheel causing it to snap and pin Max's hand. Splendid steps back outside the cab and cuts the chain with the chain cutter. Furiousa uses a large crescent wrench as a makeshift steering wheel when they about to crash into a large boulder.
Capable: Look out!
They manage to only side-swipe the boulder, but Splendid was in direct line of impact and is no longer in sight. However, a moment later she reappears from behind the cab. When she tries to re-enter the cab, the door detaches. Splendid falls off and is run over by Joe, causing the big-wheeler to flip over, ending the chase.
Capable: Turn the rig around! Go back for her!
Capable: [to Furiosa] Tell him to turn the rig around!
Furiosa: [to Max] Did you see it?
Max: She went under the wheels.
Furiosa: Did you see it?
Max: [looks at Furiosa] She went under the wheels.
Furiosa: We keep moving.
Furiosa: We keep moving!
Capable: [crying] He doesn't know what he's talking about!
Toast: Whatever happens, we're going to the Green Place.
Cheedo: The stupid "Green Place!" We don't even know where to find it!
After Joe's truck crashes, a War Boy pursuit bike brakes to a halt beside him, moaning over Angharad's body in his arms.
War boy: You all right?
Joe: On, on!
The bike speeds after the War Rig. Max brings it to a halt, the engine smoking. Cheedo takes off running; Capable and the Dag run after her.
The Dag: Cheedo! Cheedo, don't be stupid!
Cheedo: He'll forgive us, I know he will!
Capable: There's no going back!
Cheedo: We were his treasures! We were protected, he gave us the high life! What's wrong with that?
Capable: Cheedo! We are not things!
Furiosa shoots the War Boy bikers riding towards them.
The Dag: Cheedo, we are not things!
Capable: We are not things.
Cheedo: I don't want to hear that again!
Capable: They were her words!
Cheedo: [angrily] And now she's DEAD!
The Dag: Wring your hands, tear your hair. But you're not going back. You're not going back to him!
Cheedo: [crying] ANGHARAD!
The rest of Joe's war parties have finally caught up with Joe and Rictus. In the War Rig, Furiosa heads to the undercarriage for repairs while Capable goes to the rear turret as a lookout. Nux has slipped back into the rig and lies on the floor of the rear turret, distraught that he has failed Joe yet again.
Capable: What are you doing here?
Nux: [sobbing] He saw it. He saw it all. My own bloodbag driving the rig that killed her.
Nux begins banging his head.
Capable: Stop doing that! Shh. Stop.
Nux: Three times the gates were opened to me.
Capable: What gates?
Nux: I was awaited in Valhalla. They were calling my name. I should be walking with the Immortan or feasting with the heroes of our time.
Capable: I'd say it was your manifest destiny not to.
Nux: I thought that I was spec for something great. I got to drive a pursuit vehicle. For a while, even Larry and Barry stopped chewing my windpipe.
Capable: Who are Larry and Barry?
Nux: My mates.
He points at his neck tumors.
Nux: Larry and Barry. If they don't get me then the night fevers would.
In the cab, Toast is counting their remaining bullets.
Toast: Well, we've only got four for big boy here, so he's all but useless.
She holds up a tiny Derringer pistol.
Toast: But we can squirt off this little pinkie a raunchy twenty-nine times.
The Dag: Angharad used to call them anti-seed.
Cheedo: Plant one and watch something die.
Darkness falls and they now find themselves stuck in mud. Joe's war parties are within sight and closing in fast. Max plants some land mines just behind the War Rig, which they manage to get it rolling again. Soon after, two War Boy vehicles are destroyed from the land mines, bringing Joe's caravan to a halt. Some of the War Boy vehicles are now stuck in the mud.
The People Eater: We are down 30,000 units of guzzoline, 19 canisters of nitro, 12 assault bikes, 7 pursuit vehicles. The deficit mounts, and now sir, you have us stuck in a quagmire!
Meanwhile, Joe's lieutenant, the Organic Mechanic, reports to Joe.
Mechanic: Hey Joe! Boss! Your girl's breathing her last.
At that moment, the Bullet Farmer arrives and is impatient for the chase.
The Bullet Farmer: Are you coming, brother!
Joe orders the Organic Mechanic to cut the baby out.
The Bullet Farmer: Come on! I've been called to the torture!
The Bullet Farmer: Oh, you stay here with your grief, daddy. I'll fetch 'em for ya.
The People Eater: Be careful! Protect the assets!
The Bullet Farmer: Just one angry shot . . . for Furiosa. Hut!
As the Bullet Farmer and his pack take off, the Mechanic delivers a dead baby.
Mechanic: Crying shame. Another month, could have been your viable human.
Joe: Was it a male?
Mechanic: Yep. Your number one alpha prime.
The Organic Mechanic cuts the umbilical and twirls it between his fingers]
Mechanic: Hey, Rictus . . . You lost a baby brother. Perfect in every way.
Rictus: I had a baby brother! I had a little baby brother! And he was perfect! Perfect in every way!