Pahana: A friendly warning: they rounded up your entire team at NASA. Will they find the back door?
Gideon: They'll find it, but they can't disable it. Not without a shuttle mission.
P: What happened?
G: I went to the obelisk. The needle. I walked around it. Nobody approached me. Nobody talked to me. Nothing happened. I started to think maybe this was all some sort of elaborate scam. I went to the police and turned myself in.
G: No charges. No warrants. The police aren't looking for me. According to their records they never were. I'm not on any watch list.
P: The police were never any threat. It does not mean that you are safe. Gideon, either you help yourself now or you help everyone but yourself. You understand? You have a choice to make
G: Yeah, I'm the emperor of ice cream...  Tell me, how would I save myself, if that's what I chose?
P: If you make your peace with them you will make enemies of us. You cannot deceive them.
G: Tell me!
P: In one of their cities you have a backer among them. A friend. A supporter. Do you know who this is?
P: You would have first met him when you were still a child. He would have presented himself as a distant relative or an old family friend. How do I access the satellite?
G: Cats see things. When did I last seen him?
P: They like to show up for special days. Graduation, weddings, births. He got you your job. How do I take control?
G: There's a global network of ground stations. One of them always has line of sight. As it orbits the satellite switches between these stations. That's your window, the hand-off. That's when you need to seize it. How do I find him?
P: The letter I gave you, it was meant for him. What do I need to build my own ground network?
G: One ground station isn't enough. As soon you lost line of sight they'd seize control. You need relay satellites around the entire planet. You need a ground network to control the relays. It would be impossible. The letter... What does the letter tell me about him?
P: It tells you where he lives. It tells you what he sees. I may know of a group that can help. We can build the network. Gideon... the access codes...
G: Are they listening?
P: Almost certainly.
G: Then they'll know I told you nothing.