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Old February 5 2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x13 - "The Case of the Flamping Flurble"

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ACT FIVE


FADE IN:


55 INT. HOTEL – BASEMENT

Jake and Rena jerk awake, finding themselves sat together on the ground, back to back, four wrists tied with rope between them. The runabout is next to them. Lebikow is looming over them. He seems oddly nervous.

LEBIKOW
You damn meddlin’ kids had to
mess me about, di’nt yer? All
I was trynna do was make a bit
o’ money...

Jake and Rena struggle against the ropes...

JAKE
By stealing our ship?

LEBIKOW
What yer on about?

RENA
This is our ship, you idiot!

LEBIKOW
I don’t know whose ship it is.
It just looked like a good’n.

JAKE
So you didn’t even know whose
ship you’d stolen? And you
were going to kill us anyway?

LEBIKOW
(shocked)
What? No! I ain’t gonna kill
no-one! I just wanted to sell
t’ship, awright? And I would’a
got away wi’ it, too, if you
damn kids hadn’t insisted on
messin’ me about.

RENA
I heard you say you were going
to “get rid of us.”

LEBIKOW
(amazed)
Yeah, by kicking you out o’
hotel. I don’t kill people!

JAKE
Oh. Well. Okay then.

LEBIKOW
But I can’t let you go either.
At least not until me fence
gets here. If I don’t sell
this ship, I’ll lose th’hotel.
And me baby won’t have a home.

RENA
Your baby?

LEBIKOW
Yeah. The flurble, or wh’ever
you call ‘im. He’s my baby.

Lebikow sniffles with sentiment over his pet. Rena and Jake would almost be touched... if they weren’t tied up.

CRASH

The large double doors at the far end of the basement burst open and half a dozen Wadi POLICE rush in, weapons drawn. Leading the way is none other than Munad himself. Lebikow squeaks in shock and drops the metal pipes, his hands flying up. Munad strolls smugly up to him.

MUNAD
Farns Lebikow. By the authority
of the Wadi Inspectorate, I,
Sherbic Munad, hereby place
you under arrest, on charges
of theft, handling of stolen
goods, and colluding with known
criminal elements. You have the
right to argue in your own
defence, and if you choose not
to do so, it may be taken as
an admission of guilt.
(to officers, re
Jake & Rena)
Untie them.

The officers move to do so...

CRASH

The first set of doors burst open, and Nog, Prynn and Shar rush in. Jake and Rena are untied and standing now.

NOG
Get away from them, “Inspector.”
We know you were in on this
whole plot from the start.

LEBIKOW
What? No he weren’t.

PRYNN
(confused)
He wasn’t?

LEBIKOW
No! Of course not. He’s the
Inspector, in’t he? You kids
have some strange ideas.

RENA
But if you’re not part of the
plan, then why did you send
us to this hotel?

MUNAD
As my spies.


55 EXT. WADI HOMEWORLD SURFACE – LATE NIGHT

The massive car park of the casino complex. Lebikow creeps between the parked shuttles, hiding in their shadows, trying to decide which one to steal. When he gets to the Rio Grande, he likes what he sees. He pulls out a device, furtively holds it up to the hatch. After a while of bleeps and flashing lights, the hatch disengages and begins to slide open.

Over the above:

MUNAD (v.o.)
I knew Lebikow was in debt to
the casino. I am the Chief of
Police there. I also knew he
had friends in the criminal
underground. Eventually, the
two were bound to connect.
And then I got my chance.


56 INT. WADI POLICE STATION

Our gang’s first meeting with Munad. As the scene plays MOS underneath:

MUNAD (v.o.)
You told me you were from the
Federation. I’ve heard of
Starfleet. I needed a plant
inside the hotel, and I knew
that the best way to get you
to investigate for me was to
tell you exactly not to do it.
And it worked.


57 INT. HOTEL – FOYER

Prynn and Rena overhear Lebikow on the comm...

MUNAD (v.o.)
You told me Lebikow had been
chasing up his contacts, eager
to sell the ship. That meant
the rendezvous was soon. And
he would lead us right to them.


58 INT. HOTEL – BASEMENT

Where Munad is explaining the whole plot. Jake realizes...

JAKE
Lebikow’s not the one you want.
He’s just a middle man. It’s
the gang you’re really after.

MUNAD
Correct. And now we’ve got them.
Their ship entered orbit half an
hour ago. Take him away, boys.

RENA
Hold on. There’s something I
want to say to him first.

LEBIKOW
What’s that, darlin’?

Rena steps towards him, looks him in the face... and then KICKS him square in the unmentionables. He crumples over, gasping and groaning. Our gang look at Rena in amazement.

RENA
I hope I made myself clear.

Jake beams at her, completely in love. The Wadi police drag the groaning Lebikow away in handcuffs.

MUNAD
I should thank you for your
help. Your tenacity was very
useful in my investigation.

PRYNN
Whatever. The important thing
is we’ve got the ship back.

They move towards the ship... Munad blocks their way.

MUNAD
Not so fast. This ship is a
key piece of evidence in a
criminal case. I can’t let
you just fly it out of here.

RENA
What is the matter with you?!
It’s our ship!

MUNAD
You need some anger management
classes, young lady.

RENA
I don’t need anger management
classes. You need shut-the-
hell-up classes.

NOG
Hold on, you guys. I think I
know what’s going on here.
He wants us to negotiate.

MUNAD
(smug smile)
I said you were smart kids.

They all turn to look at Nog. He grits his teeth.


59 INT. RUNABOUT – COCKPIT

Shar and Prynn are in the cockpit of the ship, putting everything straight. There’s kind of an awkward tension between them. Prynn isn’t sure what to say...

PRYNN
Shar... if you want to talk
about things... now that the
crisis is over...

SHAR
What you said the other day,
at the subspace relay... Do
you really believe people can
come back from the dead?

Prynn stops, realising this is a delicate subject.

PRYNN
Do you want me to be honest?
Or comforting?

SHAR
I would prefer honesty. Even
if it is not easy for me.

She approaches him at the rear of the cabin, but keeps a polite distance for now.

PRYNN
Honestly, Shar... no I don’t.
Oh, I know, Starfleet reports
are full of tales of people
supposedly coming back from the
beyond after all hope had been
lost. Ambassador Spock, Captain
Scott, even Captain Sisko. But
in every one of those cases,
there was some fantastical
scientific loophole for the
dead person to escape through.
Regenerating radiation, trans-
porter tricks, wormhole aliens.
They were never really dead.

She takes a gentle step closer. He’s very aware of her. He doesn’t look at her... can’t quite handle it yet.

PRYNN (cont)
But if a person has really,
truly died, no ifs, ands or
buts... then no. I don’t
believe they’ll ever come
back. I’m sorry.

He finally looks up at her. Prynn takes a step closer.

PRYNN
That’s part of why I live my
life the way I do. If you don’t
grab an opportunity when it’s
given to you, you may not get
a second shot.

Shar takes a hesitant step. They are now close, in each other’s personal space. Shar is quietly emotional, not sure whether to go through with this. Prynn wants to comfort him, take care of him.

SHAR
Then... you believe in taking chances?

PRYNN
I do.

Finally they are close enough – they both slowly lean closer... and they kiss. Gently and tentatively at first, getting gradually more intense.

Then Shar pulls back suddenly with a worried look.

SHAR
Urp.

He puts his hand to his mouth, his eyes flare, and he dashes off screen towards the rear cabin. Prynn sighs.


60 EXT. WADI STREETS – EARLY EVENING

Nog, Jake and Rena walk along the street. They all have their combadges back on, and Nog is griping from having to give up his money.

JAKE
Nog, look at it like this.
You came with no money, and
you left with no money. You
broke even. That’s fine.

NOG
(harrumph)
Only a hew-mon would call
giving away all your profit “fine.”

RENA
Well, I certainly appreciate
it, Nog. With the ship back,
we can finally head home and
I can never leave again.

JAKE
(worried)
Was it really that bad?

RENA
Oh, I’m only kidding. Mostly.
I did ask for an adventure,
and I guess I got one.

The sound of a POLICE SIREN breaks out, echoing somewhere in the distance. They hear it and raise their eyebrows...

JAKE
Sounds like Inspector Munad
is on the trail of another
dastardly evil-doer.

NOG
Yeah, with a pocket full of
my money.

The sound of shouting, hurried VOICES somewhere nearby... Rena frowns. Maybe it’s bigger than they thought.

RENA
Maybe it’s this criminal gang
he was talking about. Do you
think it’s safe?

NOG
It’s none of our business, like
Munad said. Let’s just get back
to the ship and head home.

They turn a corner into another adjoining street...

And see three figures running towards them, fast. They’re being chased by something or someone, we don’t see what. The three strangers almost run right into our heroes. And as they screech to a halt, the leader gapes in surprise...

DEZ
Jake?

Jake stops in surprise...

JAKE
Dez?

And it is – it’s DEZ, the captain of the Even Odds. With him are his scantily clad Wadi first officer FACITY, and a human-looking teenage girl of about 14, named MEERA (who we haven’t seen before). Dez is so surprised to see Jake that he pretty much forgets why they were running.

DEZ
Jake, what are you doing here?

But before Jake can answer, more figures arrive – the ones chasing after Dez. Wadi police, half a dozen of them, led by none other than Munad. They surround Dez’s group and Jake’s group alike, all armed and ready to use it. The Inspector has his gun out, pointing it right at Dez.

MUNAD
Zin Dezovrim, Facity Sleedow...
You’re under arrest.

Dez and Facity grit their teeth – caught.

Ending on Jake, Nog and Rena’s shocked faces...


BLACK OUT:


END OF SHOW


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