Written by Mr. Mouseburger 15th Apr 2006
Kindly submitted by Buzz
When the colonial marines are abandoned on the alien planet, they are forced to retreat through an air duct, hotly pursued by the aliens. Private Vasquez was bringing up the rear, but has been wounded and cannot keep on moving.
Instead of deserting his comrade, Lieutenant Gorman bravely goes back to help Vasquez to escape, but it soon becomes clear that his act has condemned both of them to death when they notice that the aliens have caught them in a classic pincer movement. After dispatching an alien with his pistol, Gorman pulls out a grenade with the intention of taking a few of the aliens with him.
Vasquez realises what this from Gorman signifies, and she declares that Gorman is “an asshole” – which is macho marine talk for “I love you”. He pushes the detonation button in the three second fuse and they both put their hands on the grenade. As it detonates, the grenade kills Vasquez and Gorman, but it does manage to take out a few aliens as well.