At the very end of Aliens. After Ripley has blown the queen alien out the airlock, and she climbs up over the edge of the airlock door. Newt jumps into her arms and says something.

It sounds either like "Hold me" or "Mommy".

They both sound correct after listening to it a few times, but it seems more relevant to Ripley's character if she actually said "Mommy".

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The line is indeed Mommy, as you can see from the script in scene 199:

Script excerpt from Aliens

  • 12
    Yep - this scene is all the stronger if you've watched the Director's Cut where we see Ellen on the space station mourning the loss of her own daughter.
    – Nobby
    Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 0:51
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    @Nobby exactly, that was the version I was watching. So sad that this connection between Newt and Ripley is not continued in the series.
    – Reactgular
    Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 1:13

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