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  • Female voice over

  • 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60

  • You finished the pyramid in under 10 minutes.

  • It wasn't as difficult as you made it out to be.

  • Mr Powell finished in under 8 minutes.

  • Did he?

  • I'll make sure to congratulate him later this evening.

  • You have a very impressive record with us Mr Baker.

  • Nearly 1000 puzzles and codes broken.

  • You must be very proud?

  • Without your credentials

  • It may not be possible for us to be with world's largest manufacturer of mind games.

  • Well I'm glad we're keeping the good people at La Mosty under pressure.

  • As I recall their revenue took a dive last quarter

  • I've always said I'm more than happy to tackle the design process.

  • We have a separate division for that.

  • Your ability with the puzzles we give you keeps our own people under pressure.

  • The 'Safe Guard' took you under 2 minutes to complete.

  • That's probably the easiest of the lot.

  • I saw right through it.

  • I wouldn't even trust it with my bank code.

  • The kids are gonna love it though.

  • Worked out how to read that thing yet?

  • Its not that I can't read it... its just that I don't want to.

  • The media manipulation element of it?

  • Or the fact that society is going to hell

  • and can't work out the cracks in its own system?

  • Frustration.

  • That every time we hand over a pen to some one.

  • Its the equivalent of handing a child a loaded gun

  • hmmm that is concerning but...

  • Ignorance is bliss.

  • I got sick of watching pop culture crap.

  • And people getting hurt for prize money.

  • I only ever watch CMP for the English narration.

  • Congratulations of the pyramid.

  • Under 8 minutes.

  • I forgot... What was the wager in this?

  • I count 4.

  • I count 5.

  • So...

  • You're nearing a milestone I'm lead to believe? You're nearing a milestone I'm lead to believe?

  • Where brain training leads to sagacity and vision

  • I've seen the commercial.

  • How many more puzzles is that?

  • 4

  • 4 to go.

  • I supposed they're gonna hand you a bit of chiselled plastic glued to a frame.

  • Well done... see you in the next 1000.

  • Its no different than growing up a child prodigy.

  • You keep the trophy... your parents keep the dimes.

  • My parents never told me about the dimes.

  • They were smart.

  • Clearly... you missed out.

  • So how many more puzzles must you complete

  • before you reach this miserable triumph?

  • 100?

  • 2?

  • Actually...

  • I'm not that far behind you

  • 22 if you must know.

  • While you were over in New Delhi.

  • Doing God Knows what

  • I was sitting here still pissing off the administration.

  • I did some catching up.

  • That piece of plastic is going to look fantastic on your mantle piece.

  • Any plans for tonight?

  • I'll catch a cab.

  • See where it takes me.

  • Female voice over.

  • You don't like it?

  • Champagne?

  • Yes.

  • It was expensive.

  • I expect you to drink it.

  • Did you have a good day?

  • Excuse me?

  • Did you have a good day?

  • Yes.

  • Thank you for champagne.

  • You're welcome

  • [ alarm beeps ]

  • [ TV advertisement. ]

  • Would you like me to come over tonight?

  • No!

  • You know our agreement.

  • I understand, I just thought you might like...

  • You know that's not our schedule.

  • Goodbye Thomas.

  • [phone rings] Jesus!

  • Well there he is, about time you answered your phone.

  • I've tried calling you back Eliza

  • I guess the life of a diplomat and being halfway

  • around the world doesn't agree with out schedules

  • I'm sitting out side the Embassy waiting for a ride to the airport

  • I don't know if you've been watching the news?

  • But apparently all air travel is on the verge of shutting down.

  • Due to this insurance [ TV news comes on]

  • Where are you?

  • I'm in Istanbul.

  • Something is going on and everyone is getting edgy

  • I've started smoking again.

  • You just need to get home

  • Eliza, I have to go.

  • Still living by the clock I don't like to break routine.

  • You know that.

  • Don't put the Christmas Tree up until I get there

  • I'm serious.

  • You don't do it right... its never symmetrical.

  • Wait until I get home - Right.

  • OK - I have to go

  • [ Phone rings ]

  • Nice tie.

  • Fuck you Jack!

  • Eugene... too bad on that safe crack

  • try harder next time - Jack, Thomas... good to see you both.

  • You have to give us something both a bit more challenging my friend.

  • I was told to dumb things down for you.

  • After you spent an hour on the 'The Tower...

  • Is that right?

  • I guarantee you.

  • Making the puzzles requires a lot more intelligence than solving them.

  • Isn't that right Thomas?

  • If that's what you like to believe.

  • Believe?

  • How ignorant of you.

  • But... don't worry Thomas

  • I'm saving something special for 1000.

  • I hope so.

  • We have to go Jack.

  • Its good to see you again Eugene.

  • I hope you both can fit your ego through the door.

  • Mr Baker, Mr Powell. Thank you both for coming in.

  • Obviously this is a very unorthodox approach, but I have here your next cypher.

  • You want us to solve this?

  • Yes.

  • You have to be joking.

  • Something wrong Mr Baker?

  • I can't open this without my stopwatch.

  • And I don't like to be distracted.

  • I understand.

  • So this is slightly different.

  • One you complete this puzzle.

  • Your contracts with Colourful & Impossible will be terminated.

  • Sorry what?

  • As you may be fully aware

  • these economic developments are causing

  • our parent company Trevilyan Group

  • to make immediate cuts

  • its happening all across the board

  • 20% of city sale staff are

  • being laid off as an immediate cause of action.

  • An Coulourful & Impossible will be

  • ceasing its operations as of next Monday.

  • This is your last assignment.

  • Inside your envelope

  • you will also find a severance cheque

  • for the time you have given us.

  • I understand.

  • This is your final chapter and your 1000th puzzle.

  • My deepest apologies.

  • That we can't congratulate you accordingly.

  • I thought Colourful & Impossible had the largest share in it's market?

  • We do.

  • But ummmmm.

  • But in several month's time I guarantee

  • no one will be buying

  • a puzzle from a shopping mall.

  • The world is about to go through some turbulent times.

  • If I were you

  • I'd be preparing myself for the downturn.

  • What exactly is so important

  • about this cypeher if you're planning

  • to cease operations?

  • We've been saving this algorithm for a long time.

  • We wanted both of you to go out with a challenge.

  • Something wrong Mr Baker?

  • No.