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Old May 13 2012, 02:09 PM   #9
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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

Act Five Continued:


68 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


The door opens and Bashir and Vaughn enter together from the Promenade. Prynn and Dax both run to hug them...

PRYNN
Dad!

VAUGHN
Oh my beautiful baby girl. I’m
so glad you’re safe.

Dax hugs Bashir tight. Then she pulls back and SLAPS him hard across the face. Then she grabs him back into the hug.

DAX
Never! ...do that again.

BASHIR
Don’t worry, Ezri. I won’t be.
This is where I belong.

He exchanges a look with Vaughn – he’s out. No more.

PRYNN
You too. I’m not ready to lose
you yet, Dad. Not after we only
just found each other again.

VAUGHN
I promise, baby. I’m not going
anywhere.

Three couples happily reunited – Dax and Bashir, Vaughn and Prynn, and Quark and Ro.


69 INT. DS9 – TARAN’ATAR’S QUARTERS


Taran’atar stands by his window, looking out at the stars. Reflected in the window, we see Kira quietly approach.

KIRA
Looks like it’s over. Bowers
went back down to clear up. He
found Cole’s body. And there’s
no sign of L’Haan anywhere on
the station.
(beat)
It wasn’t your fault, you know.
They used you.

TARAN’ATAR
Yes - again. How many times now?
For twenty-five years, I thought
I was strong. The oldest Jem’Hadar
alive - surely I must have been
strong. But I was never strong. I
let others use me, time and again.

KIRA
You can change that if you want.

TARAN’ATAR
Can I? Is this how it is - to
have free will? To be constantly
pulled back and forth by forces
outside your control?

KIRA
Not always as dramatically as
you’ve suffered it, but basic-
ally yes. This is how it is.

TARAN’ATAR
Then this freedom that you all
prize so strongly – surely it is
an illusion. If your circumstances
dictate your choices, what value
do those choices have? They are
no more your own than if I were
following the orders of a Founder.
None of us controls our own fate.

KIRA
But that’s what makes the
decisions that you do make all
the more important. To have even
that little bit of control over
your own life - to say, “This is
how it’s going to be, because
I say so” – that’s the real
victory, Taran’atar. That’s
reclaiming your life.

TARAN’ATAR
Then I make this one decision
for myself, here and now. In
my position as Ambassador, I
agree to the alliance.

KIRA
Are you sure?

TARAN’ATAR
Yes. The Ascendants may not be
responsible for my confusion,
but they are responsible for
the chaos of the Jem’Hadar. I
will solve both problems at
once. Contact the Vorta. Tell
her – the Dominion will fight
alongside Bajor, and we will
destroy the Ascendants.

Kira takes a deep breath. This is it. We’re going to war.


70 INT. DS9 – VAUGHN’S QUARTERS


Vaughn plods into his quarters, exhausted after a long few days. He slumps onto the sofa, drained. He looks to his guitar on its stand. Pictures of Prynn and Ruriko on a side table. A spare uniform, hanging on a hook against the wall.

VAUGHN
I put them all in danger. Played
on their loyalties, insecurities,
to get them to do what I wanted.
Forced Bashir to compromise his
ethics. Nearly killed Ro. Prynn,
Dax, Quark... all terrified for
their lives for days on end. All
for my great crusade.

Batanides emerges from off screen, calm and sympathetic.

BATANIDES
It was all necessary, Elias.
Hard, I know... but necessary.

Vaughn stares off into the distance. Was it, really?


73 INT. DS9 – SECURITY CELLS


Etana, alone in her cell. She looks up, into the eyes of...

Ro, sat in a metal chair opposite her, outside the cell. She doesn’t look angry, or upset. She’s calm, pensive. Prepared to hear Etana out.

Etana looks back at her, desperate to explain or apologise or make it right somehow. They have a lot to talk about. But neither has any idea how to begin.


74 EXT. SPACE


Vaughn’s supershuttle zooms back through space at high warp, heading in the other direction.


75 INT. SHUTTLE – REAR CABIN


L’Haan sits cross-legged on the bunk. The lights are low, and her meditation lamp burns on the windowsill. Her eyes are closed, and she’s having trouble ordering her thoughts. She’s trying, but her Vulcan control has been hurt.

L’HAAN
I control my emotions. They do
not control me.

It’s not working. L’Haan opens her eyes, stares into the flame. Works to control her thoughts. Repeats her mantra.

L’HAAN
I control my emotions. They do
not control me.
(beat)
That is the order of things.


BLACK OUT:


END OF SHOW


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