Ripley runs in just as it is tensing to leap, and fires, blasting it with a burst from the assault rifle.
Out of nowhere, the figure of an adult warrior comes bounding along a corridor's walls like it was a spider. Firing from the hip, Ripley drills it with two controlled bursts which catapult it back.
Two more warriors show up. She takes them out as well. Her expression is murderous.
NEWT: Ripley! Ripley!
Ripley runs to Newt and begins tearing at the fresh resinous cocoon material, freeing the child. She pulls her up onto her chest. Strands of the sticky resin stretches between them.
RIPLEY: Grab onto me! Hold on!
EXT. PROCESSOR STATION: A huge fireball billow out of the center of the station. The structure begins to self-destruct.
INT. EGG CHAMBER: Ripley turns to retrace her steps, only to have an explosion on a lower level engulf the passageway in an enormous fireball. She retreats, moving through another steam-filled corridor.
She and Newt emerge into a large chamber.
TIGHT ON RIPLEY: As she enters the chamber and stops. Her expression changes to worry as she turns. Ripley is standing in a room full of eggs. Dozens and dozens of them line the floor everywhere around her.
She hears something and turns around slowly.
Newt and Ripley watch as a strange tube-like membrane places an egg on the floor with the others. It retracts, dripping slimy, gelatinous ooze from the tube’s opening onto the egg.
We follow Ripley's gaze as she eyes along an egg-filled abdomen which swells and swells into a great pulsing tubular sac, suspended from a lattice of pipes and conduits by a web-like membrane as if some vast coil of intestine was draped carelessly among the machinery.
Finally, Ripley looks up and sees it. A massive silhouette in the mist, the Alien Queen glowers over her eggs like a great, glistening insect-Buddha. What's bigger and meaner than the Alien? Its momma. The Queen's deep, heavy breathing echoes around the chamber.
As Newt and Ripley watch, the Queen's legs, arms and massive inner jaws extend. She hisses loudly at them.
The hiss is really a silent call for guards and three drones step out of the shadows and mist around the chamber.
One hisses at Ripley. She sees them and sets Newt down, pushing the girl behind her.
QUEEN'S P.O.V.: as she looks down on the two intruders that have entered into her lair.
Ripley swivels and fires a burst of flame above the eggs.
The Queen screams and twists in her throne. Ripley turns back to the queen and points the flame unit at an egg.
Ripley stares at her for a response. The drones freeze. A nightmare tableau.
The Queen gets the point. It motions and hisses to the left and right with its large crested head.
The hiding drones back off into the shadows that hid them. A Mexican standoff between two females fighting for their young. Ripley watches the drones disappear and begins to back out of the chamber, away from the queen.
QUEEN'S P.O.V.: as she watches the two intruders move away from her. Ripley and Newt carefully move backward toward the tunnel they came in from, stepping gently and firmly.
They stop in the entrance to the tunnel. Ripley scans the room, noticing an egg unfold near her.
She thinks for a second, then unleashes the flame thrower, igniting the field of eggs with an insane fury.
The Queen goes berserk, screeching like some psychotic steam whistle. She claws at the air, trying to get at Ripley, but she is too far and is stuck in her throne.
Ripley glances at the walls of the chamber and sees the three drones coming for her.