After listening to Utnapishtim's story of how he reached immortality, Gilgamesh realizes he cannot do the same for immortality.
Utnapishtim offers Gilgamesh another opportunity in obtaining immortality.
If you still wish for immortality, I will grant it. Stay awake for seven nights and immortality is yours.
Utnapishtim speaks to his wife about how he plans to fool Gilgamesh.
Even a man as great as Gilgamesh is vulnerable under the mists of slumber. He will try to deceive you, so bake loaves of bread for each day, and mark the wall for the days he's asleep.
Utnapishtim's wife bakes loaves of bread to place beside his head as he sleeps.
Let's get this bread.
When Utnapishtim comes to wake him up, Gilgamesh claims are barely fell asleep.
Count these loaves of bread which represent the days you've been asleep. The first is hard, second is leathery, third is soggy, fourth is moldy, fifth is mildewed, sixth is fresh, and the seventh is still being made.
I hardly fell asleep when you came to awake me.
After realizing he's failed to fool Utnapishtim, he begs for his final chance at obtaining immortality.
Utnapishtim, what should I do now, and where should I go? Everywhere I go, death lingers.