The script is available online.
After the mind meld this conversation takes place:
Kirk gathers himself, wipes his eyes on his sleeve...
Going back in time... you changed all our
Yet remarkably, events within our
timelines, characteristics, people...
seem to overlap significantly. Tell me
about the rest of the crew? Chekov--
Tactical and Communications --
-- Sulu --
-- he's the helmsman, why?
Dr. McCoy would assert our meeting here
is not a matter of coincidence... but
rather, indication of a higher purpose.
... he'd call it a damn miracle.
Yes he would. Perhaps the time stream's
way of attempting to mend itself. In
both our histories, the same crew found
its way onto the same ship in a time of
ultimate crisis -- therein lies our
We must go-- there's a Starfleet outpost
not far from here.