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She's obviously cut off before she's blown up. But just wondering if anyone had an idea of what she was going to say. What are Rachel Dawes last words in The Dark Knight?

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    Eh... spoilers?
    – Mazura
    Jul 27, 2017 at 20:54

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The sentence starts "Somewhere...", but is cut off. We can speculate as to how that sentence is going to end, but ultimately we just don't know.

The following is an screencap of The Dark Knight's script:

A page from the script of The Dark Knight; transcript of the relevant part follows

DENT (CONT'D)
RACHEL!

RACHEL (O.S.)
Harvey? Harvey, it's okay...

DENT
RACHEL!!!

EXT. 52ND STREET, GOTHAM -- NIGHT

Gordon, axe in hand, RUNS towards the entrance-

INT. WAREHOUSE -- NIGHT

Rachel can hear Dent. The counter runs out.

RACHEL
(calm)
Somehwere-

AN EXPLOSION. ALL-CONSUMING.

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    I'd move that last section up before the transcript image, since it's the most important part of your answer.
    – Stevoisiak
    Jul 27, 2017 at 20:14
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    Typo in the most important word: "Somehwere"
    – wizzwizz4
    Jul 28, 2017 at 10:24
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    Turns out, she was about to launch into a heart-wrenching rendition of "Somewhere out there", from American Tail. They decided the mice did it better and cut it out of the film.
    – Paul
    Jul 28, 2017 at 11:05
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    I thought she was going for somewhere over the rainbow... Jul 28, 2017 at 13:02
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    "somewhere I belong"..
    – Mr_Green
    Jul 28, 2017 at 15:47
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Just rewatched the scene, her (actually spoken) last words are

Harvey, it's okay. Its alright. Listen. [start of unknown word] [BOOOM!].

From both the context of the scene (as she seems to try to calm Harvey down) and the sound of [start of unknown word] (which sounds like "some" to me), my best guess would be something similar to

Someone will come to save me too.

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According to the novelization by Dennis O'Neill which was likely based on an earlier script:

“Bruce… Harvey… I love you.”

Of course, that doesn't match with the movie dialogue, where she starts with "Some—" before she's cut off. Fan speculation has largely been that she was saying something like "Someone is coming to get me" although a few have suggested she's instead trying to tell him there's a mole in the office, "Someone in our office is working with the mob."

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