Rainbow Six Siege: The Hammer and the Scalpel is a CGI Trailer (also referred to as a Short Movie or Cinematic) released by Ubisoft during the 2019 Season Invitational.
Rainbow is an international special operations unit that pulls the best of the best from around the world, but with operators of different generations and nationalities working shoulder-to-shoulder, conflicts are bound to arise.
Hacker specialist Dokkaebi from Korea collides with the stubborn veteran of the SAS, Thatcher, in a clash of tactics. It’s up to Rainbow's newest leader, Harry, to help settle the matter with a glimpse into Thatcher’s troubled past.
- Christine Lee as Grace "Dokkaebi" Nam
- Jamie Muffett as Mike "Thatcher" Baker
- Andy McQueen as Harishva "Harry" Pandey
The movie starts with a heated rush led by SAS specialist Mike "Thatcher" Baker in Hereford Base, England. He rushes around corners with his handgun ready, checking doors, as 707th SMB specialist Grace "Dokkaebi" Nam catches up with him. An announcement is heard saying that the scenario will be over in 30 seconds. Grace signals to him and pulls out her tablet to begin hacking cameras in the area. Mike scoffs and throws his EMP grenade in the room beside him, rushing in without her.
In the next scene, the two are seen walking from different directions to their lockers. Grace stops Mike from entering his, complaining that if she had just two more seconds, they would have had better intel. He rebutted this, saying it would have been too slow. She throws him a V sign and stomps away to her locker. He catches up to her and hands off a knife on her shelf, remarking that it can't "lag".
Taking much offense to this, Grace meets with the new Six, Harry Pandey. He is recording their conversation with a speech-to-text device of some kind. She shows the knife Mike gave her, to which Harry quickly sets aside, saying his wife doesn't allow knives in their household. Grace continues, saying she feels like just a nail to Mike's hammer. He invites her to sit at his desk, turning off the recording. He explains that anger is good, but that most fear losing control of their anger, which is why he admires Mike.
The scene cuts to a sea shore in Plymouth, England, a month before this meeting, where a man is washed up in the water. Mike comes and carries him onto his boat (titled the Iron Maggie). The rescued man wakes up, alerting Mike from his work. The man remarks that Mike's retirement plans must have failed, as he is now working on a boat, revealing the two are in fact brothers. He diverts the conversation, insisting Paulie tell him who beat him up.
In the next instance, Mike is seen locking the door behind him as he enters a bar. Mike throws the money on the floor at the group, beginning to monologue to them. The poker dealer at their table gets up, to which Mike hurls a pool ball at his head, sending him toppling backwards. The group responds, to which he punches Nick and he lands against the billiard, and throws the other onto their poker table, smashing it. The dealer gets up and smashes a pool stick over Mike's head, to which he punches him out. Mike ushers Nick to fight him. He charges, slamming Mike into the wall, but he is undeterred. He throws Nick on the pool table and drags him to the floor, sardonically making a remark about his mother. He pulls out the hammer from his boat, slamming it just centimeters away from Nick's face, causing him to scream in fear. Mike immediately gets up, and walks out of the bar, sparing him.
The scene returns to Harry's office, to which Grace explains she's just tired of having to "prove herself" to Mike and the others. Harry says she is nobody's nail, and that Rainbow needs people who can be a scalpel and a hammer. He hands her the knife back. He huffs in regard to being called Six by her, and says that for now, he prefers to be called Harry, standing in front of his board with a smile.
- At around 0:44, a hint to the future operator Nøkk is seen, which would be the Denmark flag hanging in the background.
- The song used during Thatcher's fight scene in the bar is Elephant by Tame Impala.
- At about 4:29, helmets from the Ubisoft game For Honor are seen in the background.
- One of Dokkaebi's possessions is a Swelter Skelter hat. References Watch Dogs 2
- Doc's picture from Outbreak is seen on the board behind Harry linking all operators to team Rainbow.