Ripley clears the cargo door. Hits the close switch. It whirrs half-way closed when the creature hits. BOOM! It backs up and the door closes completely. Angrily, it rams the door again. BOOM!
INT. DARK CHAMBER: Ripley backs away from the door, gasping for breathe, as the creature outside continues to slam into the door. She looks around and notices something that will help her out of this situation. She quickly moves to it.
INT. CARGO LOCK: CLOSE ON BISHOP as he flails around, positioning himself to see the Queen. It walks by o.s., it's feet clomping on the deck. Bishop watches it quietly.
INT. SUB-FLOOR CHANNELS: Newt is looking up through the grille-work flooring. Light plays across her shadowed face in bars. The Queen comes into view overhead, seen through the bars, looking down at the floor for Newt. It passes over Newt's hiding spot, then backs up. It sees her, noticing the movement of Newt's head as she watches.
The Queen hisses, pulls up the flooring with its big hand and reaches in for her. Newt screams and scurries away. She crawls along quickly like a rabbit as the looming figure of the alien appears above. A section of grille in front of Newt is ripped away. She retreats, crawling back the way she came, only to have the Queen reach in for her through another hole in the flooring in front of her. She quickly turns away in another direction.
CLOSE ON NEWT: as she stops and stares up through the flooring, watching the Queen. It moves around above her. It pauses, seeing her. Newt notices and scurries away. The Queen beats her and rips up the flooring right above her. Newt freezes in fright, screaming, as the alien reaches down to get her.
INT. CARGO LOCK: A loud CLANK echoes through the chamber as the door to the room Ripley went into opens.
The Queen spins at the sound of it, turning to see what it is.
CLOSE ON DOOR: as it reveals an inhuman silhouette standing there. It is Ripley, wearing two tons of hardened steel. The Power-Loader. She lifts the arms horizontally beside her and stomps out...the massive feet crash-clanging on the deck. She stops midway to the Queen.
RIPLEY: Get away from her, you bitch!
TIGHT ON QUEEN: as it hisses with pure lethality. Newt looks out of the flooring at Ripley. Ripley moves the arms up for combat, both in swinging positions and takes two steps.
The Queen screeches and charges. WALLOP! A roundhouse from one great hydraulic arm catches the creature on its hideous skull, slamming it onto the deck.
The Queen gets up and Ripley hits it again with the other arm, sending it sliding into some heavy cargo boxes.
The alien rights itself, standing in a lethal stance. It hisses violently, clearly really pissed off. Ripley swings around, positioning herself toward the Queen.
RIPLEY: (screaming) Come on!
The Queen charges and Ripley closes the right arm's forks on the its skull. It lashes and writhes with incredible fury, coming within inches of her exposed body. The alien tries to bite at her, but Ripley moves away slightly. The Queen is desperate to get free and brings up its spear-like tail to strike. The creature swings it around twice, slapping it against the crash-bars next to Ripley.
Ripley releases the clamps, freeing the alien. It backs away. Both stand their ground now. Ripley, constantly moving her arms around, keeping the Queen back and the Queen, hissing, clawing, and striking with her tail to get at Ripley. It is a stalemate. Ripley senses this and changes the game plan.
TIGHT ON ARM CONTROLS: as Ripley keys in a command.
ANGLE ON RIPLEY IN LOADER: as doors of a rectangular pit open in the background. A vertical loading airlock. The Queen senses the change in direction of the fight and charges.
Ripley lowers an arm and closes it around the alien's neck. The creature screams. Its face is now right in front of Ripley.
The striking teeth extend almost a meter from inside its fanged maw, shooting between the crash-bars. Ripley ducks and the Queen strikes again.
Ripley ducks again and flicks open the cutting torch trigger on the control joystick. The flame on the torch shoots out, right into the alien's face. The Queen screams and moves it's head away.
Ripley screams with exertion as she lifts her right arm, bringing the alien off it's feet. It dangles in the air writhing. Tight on control joystick as Ripley hits the turning controls.
The upper body of the loader swings right, bringing the Queen with it. It is now hanging over the open loading airlock.
ANGLE UP AIRLOCK: showing the Queen swinging in open air above the lock. Ripley bends the loader forward, dropping the alien into the lock.
It grabs the loader, pulling it off balance. Ripley screams as they topple and fall together, over the lip of the pit.
INT. LOADING LOCK: They crash together five meters below. The loader pinning the Queen. It shrieks and claws in pain, trying to get free.
INT. CARGO LOCK: Newt sees them go over and jumps out of the sub-floor channels.
NEWT (screaming): RIPLEY!
INT. LOADING LOCK: Ripley frantically pulls her arms out of the controls of the loader and claws toward a nearby service ladder.
She climbs quickly. Halfway up, the Queen loosens itself slightly and seizes Ripley's ankle. She grips the ladder rungs tightly, fighting against the alien strength.
ANGLE ON RIPLEY: as she fights the pull of the alien. Next to the ladder is an airlock actuating control panel. She hits the red "INNER DOOR OVERRIDE" button.
ANGLE DOWN AIRLOCK: as a Klaxon begins to sound and red warning lights come on below Ripley. The Queen is still screeching and trying to free itself.
ANGLE ON RIPLEY: as she pulls down the "OUTER DOOR OPEN" lever. There is a hurricane shriek of air as the doors on which the loader and Queen are lying part, revealing the infinite pit of stars, below. The airlock becomes a wind tunnel, blasting and buffeting Ripley as she struggles to hold onto the ladder. The air of the vast ship howls past her into space as she locks her arm around a ladder rung, feels it almost torn out of it's shoulder socket.
INT. CARGO LOCK: Newt screams as the hurricane air stream sucks her across the floor toward the airlock. Bishop, torn virtually in two, is having the same problem, but manages to grab hold of the barred flooring right next to the lock. Newt also grabs hold of the flooring.