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Old October 10 2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x08 - "Property Values"

TEASER


FADE IN:


1 EXT. DEEP SPACE NINE - ESTABLISHING

A couple of shuttles dotted about. Just the usual moment to bring us in...


2 INT. DS9 – QUARK’S BAR

Beginning close on Orion dabo girl TREIR, who is furious...

TREIR
What is your problem now?

QUARK is equally furious, giving as good as he gets. The two of them are hissing at each other across the bar – Quark behind, Treir in front – while trying to keep their voices down for appearance’s sake. No-one is fooled. Extras and familiar faces keep their heads down and get on with their business for the lunch-time rush.

QUARK
You are! When are you going to
learn that I am in charge here?

TREIR
(growl)
When are you going to learn
that I have twice your body
strength and could kick your
ass with my eyes closed?

QUARK
Oh, that’s real smart, Treir.
Threaten your employer. That’s
solid grounds for a firing right there.

TREIR
What are you getting so twisted
up about? All I said was that
you should consider giving
Hetik a raise.

QUARK
No, what you did was tell Hetik
I was giving him a raise.

TREIR
I said you might.

QUARK
Yeah, well it doesn’t take much
for “he might” to become “he
will,” then “he promised” and
then I’ve got people demanding
the more money I never promised
them in the first place!

TREIR
He deserves it. We all do, for
putting up with you if nothing else.

QUARK
You know, Treir, for someone who
claims to be so clever, you have
a real hard time remembering who
hands out the latinum around here.

TREIR
The customers do. And you
wouldn’t have half as many of
them if not for me and Hetik
actually showing them a good time
instead of scaring them away
with stupid macho posturing.

QUARK
Exactly. I’m getting everything
I need out of the both of you
as it is. So why should I give
you more money to do what you
were doing already?

TREIR
Do I really have to explain the
concept of “a happy employee is
a productive employee” to you?
I thought you were supposed to
be a good businessman.

QUARK
(smug)
“Employees are the rungs on
the ladder to success – don’t
hesitate to step on them.”

TREIR
Yeah yeah, Rule of Acquisition
two-hundred-and-eleven. We’ll
see how good that works for you
when you’ve got no employees.

QUARK
(scoff)
Where are you gonna go? He’s an
orphan and you were a slave.
You know perfectly well you’ve
got a better life here with me
then you would have anywhere
else. If you’d only get this
insane idea out of your head
that you have any kind of say
in what goes on around here.

TREIR
Just because I’m an employee
doesn’t mean I’m not entitled
to my own opinions, Quark.

QUARK
Absolutely you are. It’s this
idea that the rest of us are
entitled to your opinions as
well that’s the problem. Just
shut your mouth and look pretty.
That’s all females will ever
be good for.

Wow, that was really harsh. Treir stares at him, amazed.

TREIR
You disgust me.

She turns on the spot and stalks out of the room. Quark yells after her...

QUARK
“Everyone loves the bartender!”
Rule number one-forty-seven!

Still furious, he turns back to work. But as Treir ignores him and continues to walk out of the bar, we notice that RO LAREN has been standing by the small section of bar that leads directly out onto the Promenade.

Quark hasn’t noticed her, but she heard the whole argument. Off Ro’s annoyed, worried face...


3 INT. DS9 – HABITAT RING

Treir stomps along the corridor, still seething.

TREIR
Goddess, I hate that bigoted
little son of a slorg. I swear
one of these days I’m gonna
tear his ugly ears right off
his fat head.

She turns a corner and comes face to face with a new person – the small and gnarly Orion merchant prince MALIC (last seen 8x12 “Demons of Air and Darkness”). Treir’s previous slave-master. He’s clearly been waiting for her.

MALIC
Bad day, Treir?

She jerks to a stop, shocked and scared to see him here. She starts subtly stepping backwards, away from him.

TREIR
(voice shaking)
Malic... what are you doing here?

MALIC
Oh, just some...
(nasty grin)
...unfinished business.

Treir keeps backing away. Malic advances slowly, taking his time. No need to rush this. His voice is smooth, seductive.

MALIC
I was very sad when you left my
service, Treir.

TREIR
That wasn’t my fault. I was
taken hostage.

MALIC
You could have come back.

TREIR
Did you really expect me to?

Still slowly stalking forwards...

MALIC
A woman’s place is to serve her
man, Treir. You know that. It’s
what you were born to. But no...
you had to run away...
(w/ disgust)
...with another female... and
a Ferengi who obviously bought
whatever junk she sold him.

TREIR
They did me a favour, both of them.

MALIC
Not really. All they did was
bring the wrath of the Orion
Syndicate down on themselves.
Because you are my property,
Treir, and if there’s one
thing the Syndicate protects,
it’s their property.

Treir backs up one more step, and as she does, two pairs of big green hands come from behind and quickly pull a cloth sack over her head. She struggles against them, but the two huge, hulking and muscled Orion THUGS grab her roughly and hold her tight. She starts to scream, but they pull the sack tight over her face, strangling the breath out of her.

Malic continues to smile.

MALIC
There’s no point struggling,
Treir. Just relax, and I’ll
soon get you back home...
where you belong.

As Treir continues to struggle against the thugs...


FADE OUT:


END OF TEASER


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