At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 – At World’s End

This is a transcript written by and used with courtsey of the wonderful Whatsername, here still with her introduction.

-The character speaking is noted by the initial on the left aka if Jack is talking, it’ll be JS: Barbossa: B and so forth
-If a word was indecipherable, it’ll be followed by a (‘) as to being unsure or ______ if the statement was incoherent.
-I’ll update with corrections after recording (bad, I know) again; the final part has not been added because I haven’t gotten it yet, but it’ll be soon!
-I call it a “loose transcript” because it is strictly dialogue; hardly any actions included (if at all) – scenes are separated by ————


L: In order to put forth a more timely halt to the deteriorating conditions and to ensure the common good, a state of emergency has been issued for these territories by the decree of Lord Cutler Beckett; duly appointed representative of his majesty the King. For the time being, the following individual rights have been temporarily amended: Right to assembly ‘ suspended; right to habeas corpus ‘ suspended; right to legal council ‘ suspended; and right to a verdict by a jury of peers ‘ suspended. Any person convicted of piracy, or associating with a person convicted of piracy, or aiding a person convicted of piracy, shall be sentenced to hang by the neck until dead.

LB: The king and his men stole the queen from her bed. And bound her in her bones. The seas be ours and by the powers where we will, we’ll roam.

BM: Yo ho, all hands, hoist the colours high.

REST: Heave ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die. Yo ho, haul together, hoist the colours high. Heave ho, thieves and beggars

LG: Lord Beckett, they’ve started to sing, sir.

CB: Finally.

BOY: Never shall we die.

Coin drops and title appears on screen

E: Some men have died and some are alive, others sail on the sea. With the keys to the cage and the devil to pay, we lay to Fiddler’s Green. The bell has been raised from its watery grave. Hear its sepulchral tone. A call to all, pay heed to the squall and turn your sails toward home. Yo ho, haul together, hoist the colours high. Heave ho ?

TH: Thief and beggar! Never say we die. A dangerous song to be singing for anyone ignorant of its meaning. Particularly a woman. Particularly a woman alone.

B: What makes you think she’s alone?

TH: You protect her?

E: And what makes you think I need protected?

B: Your master’s expectin’ us. And an unexpected death would cast a slight pall on our meetin’.

-Incoherent EITC orders-
Crew of BP underwater, Tia Dalma setting up’..

E: Have you heard anything from Will?

B: I trust young Turner to acquire the charts and for you to remember your place in the presence of Cap’n Sao Feng.

E: Is he that terrifying?

B: He’s much like myself, absent my merciful nature and sense of fair play.

TH: Hoy.

G: We’re through! Make quick!

TH: Do you think because she is a woman we would not suspect her of treachery?

B: Well, when you put it that way.

TH: Remove, please.

B: *smirk*

TH: Remove, please.

SF: Captain Barbossa, welcome to Singapore. More steam.

G: None of that! If things don’t go the way we want, then we’re the only chance they’ve got!

SF: I understand you have a request to make of me.

B: More of a proposal to put to ye. I’ve a venture underway, and I find meself in need of a ship and a crew.

SF: It’s an odd coincidence.

E: Because you happen to have a ship and a crew you don’t need?

SF: No, because earlier this day, not far from here, a thief broke into my most revered, uncle’s temple and tried to make off with these: the navigational charts; the route to the farthest gate. Would it be amazing if this venture of yours took you to the world beyond this one?

B: It would strain credulity at that.

SF: This is the thief. Is his face familiar to you’ Then I guess he has no further need for it. You come into my city, and you betray my hospitality.

B: Sao Feng, I assure you, I had no idea ?

SF: That he would get caught! You intend to attempt a voyage to Davy Jones’ Locker, but I cannot help but wonder: why?

B: The song has been sung. The time is upon us. We must convene the Brethren court. As one of the nine pirate lords, you must honor the call.

SF: More steam. More steam! There is a price on all our heads. It is true; it seems the only way a pirate can turn profit anymore is by betraying other pirates.

G: Wait for the signal.

R: It’s Elizabeth!

B: ‘.And now that rule is being challenged by Lord Cutler Beckett.

SF: Against the East India Trading Company, what value is the Brethren court’ What can any of us do?

E: You can fight! Get off me. You are Sao Feng, the pirate lord of Singapore.

P: *looks up to see a man’s belly instead.*

E: You command in the Age of Piracy where bold captains sail free waters; where waves aren’t measured in feet, but increments in fear and those who pass the test become legend. Would you have that era come to an end on your watch’ The most notorious pirates from around the world ‘ they’re uniting against our enemy ‘ and yet you sit here, cowering in your bathwater!

SF: Elizabeth Swann, there is more to you than meets the eye, isn’t there’ And the eye does not go wanting. But I cannot help but notice you have failed to answer my question. What is it you seek in Davy Jones Locker?

W: Jack Sparrow. He’s one of the pirate lords.

SF: The only reason I would want Jack Sparrow returned from the Land of the Dead is so I can send him back myself!

B: Jack Sparrow holds one of the nine pieces of eight. He failed to pass it along to a successor before he died, so we must go and get him back.

SF: So, you admit, you have deceived me. Weapons!

G: Weapons!

B: Sao Feng, I assure you, our intentions are strictly honorable!

SF: Drop your weapons or I kill the man!

B: Kill him, he’s not our man.

W: If he’s not with you and he’s not with us, who’s he with?

EITC bursts through; fighting ensues.

SF: Sow! (exit command in Chinese’)

SF: Is it surprising that the East India Company finds me’ That they should show up here in Singapore?

W: It is coincidence only. If you want to make a deal with Beckett, you need what I offer.

SF: You crossed Barbossa. You’re willing to cross Jack Sparrow. Why should I expect any better?

W: I need the Black Pearl to free my father; you’re helping me to get it.

CP: Uh oh! Fire in the hole!

B: Thank you, Jack!

CP: Thank you, Jack!

B: Do you have the charts?

W: And better ‘ a ship and a crew.

E: Where’s Sao Feng?

W: He’ll cover our escape.

TH: This way.

E: There’s no place left for Sao Feng to cower. Do you think he will honor the call?

TD: I cannot say. There’s an evil in these seas that even the most staunch and bloodthirsty pirates have come to fear.

Shots of the Dutchman attacking


CB: A piece of eight. Nine of them, you say?

M: Our new friend in Singapore was very clear ‘ nine pieces of eight.

CB: What’s the significance of that, I wonder?

M: Does it matter’ There’s nothing as can outrun the Armada, not with the Flying Dutchman at the lead.

CB: Nothing we know of. Did your friend happen to mention where the Brethren court are meeting?

M: He was mum on that, sir.

CB: Mm, then he knows the value of information. Better keep this between ourselves. We don’t want anyone running off to Singapore, do we’ Ah, Admiral.

N: You summoned me, Lord Beckett.

CB: Yes. Something for you there. Your new station deserves an old friend.

GS: Not more requisition orders.

MAN: No sir, execution.

CB: The Brethren know they face extinction. All that’s left for them to decide is where they make their final stand.


P: No one said anything about cold.

R: I’m sure there’s a good reason for our suffering.

P: Why don’t that obay woman bring back Jack the same way she brought back Barbossa.

TD: Because Barbossa was only dead. Jack Sparrow is taken ‘ body and soul ‘ to a place not of death, but punishment. The worst fate a person can bring by themself. Stretching on forever. That’s what awaits at Davy Jones’ Locker.

R: Well, I knew there was a good reason.

W: Nothing here is set. These can’t be as accurate as wooden charts.

P: No, but it leads to more places.

W: Over the edge over again. Sunrise sets flash of green. Do you care to interpret, Captain Barbossa?

B: Ever gazed upon the green flash, Master Gibbs?

G: I reckon I’ve seen my fair share. Happens on rare occasion ‘ the last glimpse of sunset, a green flash shoots up into the sky. Some go their whole lives without ever seeing it, some claim to have seen it who ain’t, and some say ?

P: It signals when a soul comes back to this world from the dead! Sorry.

B: Trust me, young Master Turner. It’s not gettin’ to the land of the dead that’s the problem; it’s gettin’ back.


CB: Bloody hell, there’s nothing left.

M: Jones is a loose canon, sir.

CB: Fetch the chest.

M: And the Governor’ He’s been asking questions about the heart.

CB: Does he know’ Then perhaps his usefulness has run its course.

DAVY JONES playing organ and hears EITC arrive

N: Steady, men.

DJ: Go. All of you. And take that infernal thing with you. I will not have it on my ship!

CB: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Because I will. Because it seems to be the only way to ensure that this ship do as directed by the Company. We need prisoners to interrogate, which tends to work best when they’re alive.

DJ: The Dutchman sails as its Captain commands.

CB: And its Captain is to sail it as commanded! I would’ve thought you’d learned that when I ordered you to kill your pet. This is no longer your world, Jones. The immaterial has become immaterial.

LT.: Charge your bayonets!


W: How long do we continue not talking?

E: Once we rescue Jack, everything will be fine.

W: Then we rescue Jack.

TD: For what we want most, there is a cost must be paid in the end.

W: Barbossa! Ahead!

B: Aye! We’re good and lost now.

E: Lost?

B: For certain, you have to be lost to find a place as can’t be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was.

G: We’re gainin’ speed!

B: Aye.

W: To stations! All hands to stations! Rudder full! Hard to port! Gather way!

B: Nay! Belay that! Let her run straight and true!

R: Blimey.

E: You’ve doomed us all!

B: Don’t be so unkind. You may not survive past this way again and these be the last friendly words you’ll hear.

W: Tie her off!

TD: *incantation*

W: Hold on!

-intermission of theme park sounds-

JS: My peanut. All hands! Slacken braces!

J: Aye, Captain! Slacken braces!

J: Step lively! With a will!

J: Help.

J: Man the yards, you filthy toads!

J: *chicken*

J: Ho! Ho! Ho!

J: *incoherent*

JS: Mr. Sparrow.

J: Aye, captain.

JS: What say you about the condition of this tack line?

J: It be proper to my eye, sir.

JS: Proper’ It is neither proper, nor suitable, sir. It is not acceptable nor adequate. It is an obvious fact and abomination.

J: Beggin’ your pardon sir, but perhaps if you gave a man another chance.

JS: Shall I’ That is what our thinking got us into this mess. We have lost speed, and therefore time, precious time. Which cannot be recovered once lost, do you understand’!

J: Aye aye, captain!

J: Aye aye, captain.

JS: Do you, now’ It will all have to be redone. All of it! And let this serve as a lesson to the lot of you.

J: Doldrums sir, has the entire crew on edge.

JS: I have no sympathy for any of you feculent maggots and no more patience to pretend otherwise. Gentlemen! I wash my hands of this weirdness. No wind. Of course there’s no bloody wind! My soul, I do swear for a breeze. A gust. A whisper. A tiny, miniscule lick. But why’ Why would he do that’ Because he’s a lummox, isn’t he’ Well, we shall have a magnificent garden party and you’re not invited. Shoo. Rock. Now we’re being followed by rocks. Never had that before. Oh! A rope.

Pearl begins its trek

G: This truly is a god forsaken place.

E: I don’t see Jack. I don’t see anyone.

B: He’s here. Davy Jones never once gave up that what he took.

W: And does it matter’ We’re trapped here by your doing. No different than Jack.

TD: Witty Jack is closer than you think.

TH: Impossible.

R: Boat.

G: Slap me thrice and hand me to my momma. It’s Jack! It’s the Captain! Jack!

JS: Mr. Gibbs!

G: Aye, captain!

JS: I thought so. I expect you’re able to account for your actions then?

G: Sir?

JS: There has been a perpetual and virulent lack of discipline aboard my vessel. Why’ Why is that, sir’!

G: Sir, you’re- you’re in Davy Jones’ locker, cap’n.

JS: I know that. I know where I am. And don’t think I don’t.

B: Jack Sparrow!

JS: Ah, Hector! It’s been too long, hasn’t it?

B: Aye, Isla de Muerta, remember’ You shot me.

JS: No I didn’t. Tia Dalma! Out and about, eh’ You add an agreeable sense of the macabre to any delirium.

W: He thinks we’re a hallucination.

JS: William, tell me something. Have you come because you need my help to save a certain distressing damsel’ Or rather damsel in distress’ Either one.

W: No.

JS: Well, then you wouldn’t be here, would you’ So you can’t be here. QED ‘ you’re not really here!

E: Jack, this is real. We’re here.

JS: The locker, you say?

G: Aye.

E: We’ve come to rescue you.

JS: Have you now’ How very kind of you. But it would seem as I possess a ship and you don’t, you’re the ones in need of rescuin’ and I’m not sure as I’m in the mood.

B: I see my ship. Right there.

JS: Can’t spot it. Must be a tiny little thing hiding somewhere behind the Pearl.

W: Jack! Cutler Beckett has the heart of Davy Jones. He controls the Flying Dutchman.

E: He’s taking over the sea.

TD: The song has already been sung. The Brethren Court is called.

JS: Leave you people alone for just a minute, look what happens! Everything’s come to part!

G: Aye, Jack, the world needs you back somethin’ fierce!

W: And you need a crew.

JS: Why should I sail with any of you’ Four of you have tried to kill me in the past, one of you succeeded. Oh, she’s not told you. Then you’ll have loads to talk about while you’re here. As for you.

TD: Now, don’t a maiden enjoy it all the time?

JS: Fair enough. Alright. You’re in. Don’t need you, you scare me. Gibbs, you can come. Marty. Eeee. Cotton! Cotton’s parrot, I’m a little iffy, but at least I’ll have someone to talk to. Who are you?

TH: Tai Huang. These are my men.

JS: Where do your allegiances lie?

TH: With the highest bidder.

JS: I have a ship.

TH: That makes you the highest bidder.

JS: Good man. Weigh anchor! All hands! Prepare to make sail.

B: Jack. Which way you goin’, Jack?
Trim that sail!

JS: Trim that sail!

B: Slack windward brace and sheet!

JS: Slack windward brace and sheet!

B: Haul that pennant line!

JS: Haul the pennant line!

B: What are you doin’?

JS: What are you doing’!

B: No, what are you doin”!

JS: What are you doing’!

B: No, what are you doin”!

JS: What are you doing’! Captain gives orders on the ship!

B: The captain of this ship is givin’ orders!

JS: My ship, makes me captain.

B: They be my charts!

JS: That makes you’.chartman!

P: Stow it, the both of you! That’s an order! Understand’! Sorry. I just thought with Captain issue and that, I’d throw in my name for consideration.

R: I’d vote for you.

P: Yeah?


W: You left Jack to the Kraken.

E: He’s rescued now, it’s done with.

W: You chose not to tell me.

E: Will, I had no choice. It wasn’t your burden to bear.

W: But I did bear it, didn’t I’ I just didn’t know what it was. I thought’.

E: You thought I loved him.

W: If you choose to make your decisions alone, how can I trust you?

E: You can’t.


P: Eerie. That’s downright macabre.

R: I wonder what would happen if you dropped a cannonball on one of them.

P: Be disrespectful, it would.

TD: They should be in the care of Davy Jones. That was the duty him was charged with by the goddess Calypso ‘ to ferry those who die at sea to the other side. And every ten years, him could come ashore to be with she who love him truly. But the man has become a monster.

R: So, he wasn’t always tentacle-y?

TD: No. Him was a man once.

R: Now there’s boats comin’.

W: They’re not a threat to us. Am I right?

TD: We are nothing but ghosts to them.

B: It’s best just let them be.

E: It’s my father, we’ve made it back. Father! Father here! Look here!

JS: Elizabeth, we’re not back.

E: Father!

GS: Elizabeth! Are you dead?

E: No. No.

GS: I think I am.

E: No you can’t be.

GS: There was this chest, you see. I thought’..At the time it seemed so important.

E: Come aboard!

GS: And the heart ‘ I learned that if you stab the heart, yours must take its place and you will sail the seas for eternity. The Dutchman must have a Captain. Silly thing to die for.

E: Someone! Cast a line! Come back with us!

TD: A touch of destiny.

E: Take the line!

GS: I’m so proud of you, Elizabeth.

E: Take the line! Take the line!

TD: She must not leave the ship!

E: Come with us! Come with us! Please, come with me!

GS: I’ll give your love to your mother, shall I?

E: Please! I won’t let you go!

W: Is there a way?

TD: Him at peace.

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