The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops.


Interrogator: You killed Kravchenko. You obliterated their base. Mason? Woods and Bowman were both killed. Your entire SOG team, wiped out. Only you survived, Mason. You. No one else.

Mason: No, Reznov survived.

Interrogator: Just you, Mason.

Mason: No, no... Reznov is still with me...since Vorkuta.


Interrogator: After you left Kravchenko's compound in Laos, after your team were killed, you went rogue.

Mason: No! I wasn't rogue! I was continuing the mission!

Interrogator: You went to Rebirth Island, against orders. Why, Mason?!

Mason: Steiner was there! We had to kill Steiner!

Interrogator: But Hudson and the CIA were already on their way to get Steiner at Rebirth. Why did you have to go?

Mason: Dragovich. Kravchenko. Steiner. They all had to die.

Interrogator: We wanted Steiner alive!! Why did you have to kill him?!

Mason: Cause the numbers were telling me to! Why don't you fuckin' understand?!


Interrogator: Dragovich's sleeper cells are on US soil. Nova 6 is weaponized. They will use it. Moscow has gone dark. We are out of options. A pre-emptive strike on Russia is prepared. The President WILL authorize. Mason! For the last time! Where is the numbers station?!

Mason: How many times!... Steiner was at Rebirth Island. We had to kill Steiner.

Interrogator: We? Viktor Reznov?

Mason: We wanted the same thing. The same.

Interrogator: We're losing him again. Aw, God… He's back at Rebirth.

Vozrozhdeniye "Rebirth" Island, USSR

Mason (voiceover): I arrived with Reznov at Rebirth Island. Finally, Steiner was ours.

In a shipping crate, Mason and Reznov prepare to set foot on Rebirth Island.

Reznov: We are here. Rebirth Island… Source of Dragovich's poison. They are preparing to deliver Nova 6.

Mason: Not on my watch.

The crate touches down on Rebirth Island. Two Soviet soldiers are heard arguing. One turns his attention towards his toolbox.

Reznov: Kill him, Mason.

Mason opens the crate's hatch.

Reznov: Take the hatchet.

Mason takes the hatchet and cuts the soldier's throat open. He proceeds to hide the body.

Reznov: We are outnumbered, Mason. We must not attract attention. Stick to the shadows - avoid the helicopter's spotlight.

Following Reznov's lead, Mason hides from the spotlight.

Reznov: Go - Quickly!

Mason follows Reznov's lead some more.

Reznov: They are beginning to evacuate the facility…

Mason: They know we're here…

Mason melees the guard ahead with his axe and takes his AK-74u.

Reznov: Good, my friend. Follow me. The chopper is coming around again. We must find another hiding place.

Reznov and Mason hide from the helicopter, its spotlight INCHES away from finding Mason before moving past him.

Reznov: Wait… stay where you are.

After a while…

Reznov: It did not see us.

Mason and Reznov climb up a stairwell. Mason climbs a ladder, but the guard at the top spots him. Before the guard can react, Mason pulls him from his perch into the rocky cliffs below. Mason climbs to the top and collects his gear.

Reznov: Good… Very good. We are getting close, Mason. We should be able to access Steiner's lab from the roof…

Mason and Reznov climb up to the roof. They see an explosion a few kilometers away.

Reznov: They've gone to full alert.

Mason: It's the CIA… They want Steiner alive.

Reznov: Then we must get to him first. Follow me. We will use the elevator shaft.

Mason follows Reznov down the shaft.

Reznov: This way…

Mason and Reznov reach the top of an elevator. They open up the escape hatch and see soldiers and scientists conversing.

Reznov: Shoot! Shoot now…

Mason obliges. He and Reznov travel through the complex killing everyone in sight.

Reznov: Be cautious my friend…

Hudson appears on the radio.

Hudson: Mason, this is Hudson. We know you're on Rebirth Island. Talk to me, Mason.

After more fighting, Mason and Reznov reach Steiner's safe room, where Steiner is calling for help.

Steiner: Dragovich's men are rounding up everyone on the island… Those no longer essential to his plans are being executed! You must hurry, before they kill me, too!

Mason: Friedrich Steiner. This is the end.

Steiner: You..?!!!

Mason grabs Steiner and slams him into the electrical equipment then throws him into the chair, Steiner recognizes his attacker.

Steiner: I know you… Vorkuta! You don't know… What we did to you…

Hudson appears on the radio again.

Hudson: Mason, talk to me!

Reznov moves in on Steiner.

Reznov: Your evil has claimed the lives of many good men…

Reznov punches Steiner.

Reznov: No longer.

Reznov punches Steiner again.

Steiner: Killing me will not stop Nova!

Reznov continues punching Steiner. Outside, two people in hazmat suits prepare to breach the safe room.

Reznov: I do not care about Nova!

Reznov grabs Steiner by the throat.

Reznov: My name is Viktor Reznov!

Steiner: No…!

Reznov: And I will have my revenge!

The two hazmat people breach the room, but Reznov shoots Steiner.


Mason: I swear to God, that's how Steiner died. Reznov killed him right in front of me!

Interrogator: You're lying, Mason. You killed Steiner. We know you did.

Mason: Reznov got exactly what he wanted. Revenge.

Interrogator: We saw the report, Mason. Viktor Reznov did not kill Friedrich Steiner. Hudson saw what happened.

The scene fades to white as the flashback begins.

See also

Rebirth, Part 2/Transcript

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