62 EXT. SPACE
The Alpha end of the wormhole bursts open, and the tiny Defiant
shuttle dives in. We see a fleet of Bajoran Militia ships (like Kira’s fleet from 7x02 “Shadows and Symbols”), blockading the area. They do not follow the shuttle in.
63 EXT. WORMHOLE INTERIOR (CONTINUOUS)
We travel with the shuttle, following it on its own through the inside of the wormhole.
The Gamma end bursts open, revealing normal space beyond, and the Defiant
holding position right at its mouth. We keep following the shuttle...
64 EXT. SPACE (CONTINUOUS)
...into normal space. The shuttle approaches the Defiant
’s underbelly. The circular hatch in the larger ship opens up, and we go with the shuttle as it glides to a halt...
65 INT. DEFIANT – LAUNCH BAY (CONTINUOUS)
...and slips up the z-axis into the ship’s small launch bay (as seen in 8x15 “Haunted”). It locks into place with a satisfying ker-thunk
66 INT. DEFIANT – MAIN BRIDGE
The door opens and Vaughn strides onto the bridge, firm and emotionally closed-off. Dax stands from the command chair.
Welcome back, Commander.
Dax knows him well enough to see that he’s lying. But she knows not to ask, and he has no intention of telling.
In his cabin.
And where’s Kira?
Dax points to the main viewscreen. Vaughn looks, and we can see the Idran planet in the distance, and a massive fleet of Dominion ships hanging in space in front of it.
68 EXT. SPACE
The Dominion fleet fills the entire sky of the Eav’oq home world. All types of vessels – the small fighters, mid-sized cruisers, and the humongous behemoth battleships.
We close in slowly on one of the small fighters...
69 INT. JEM’HADAR SHIP #3
Kira stands in the centre, her headset on and transmitting. She looks out through her tiny eye-screen at the fleet. Thank the Prophets they’re on her side this time.
She looks to the side, and there is Taran’atar.
Everyone’s clear on what’s
going to happen?
Yes, Captain. All the Vorta have
been briefed on the battle plan.
I don’t have a plan. Just make
sure they understand that no-
one gets past them. No-one gets
anywhere near the Eav’oq.
They understand, Captain.
That’s his way of saying, “Calm down, it’ll all be fine.” She’s not so sure.
70 EXT. EAV’OQ CITY - DAY
Opaka stands outside the Eav’oq citadel, gazing up into the bright, sunny sky. She can’t see the ships from here, but she knows they’re there. She hopes everything goes to plan.
She turns and walks back towards the citadel...
71 INT. DS9 – KIRA’S QUARTERS
Emissary... I don’t understand.
Back to the big meeting in Kira’s quarters. Everyone is gathered around, staring at Sisko. Opaka looks especially disturbed by what he just said...
You’re going to... “give” the
Ascendants their Fortress?
Sisko nods. He doesn’t seem especially happy about it.
That’s right. Because that’s
how we’re going to stop them –
by giving them what they want.
Everyone looks back at him, a bit confused, a bit unnerved. He knows they don’t understand what he’s saying. He wishes he didn’t understand it either.
72 INT. EVEN ODDS - BRIDGE
PAN around the bridge of the Even Odds
, seeing its crew on edge, waiting for the signal. Dez, Facity, Prynn, Glessin, Brad, Jake...
And it’s all thanks to you.
...ending on Rena.
73 INT. DS9 – KIRA’S QUARTERS
Me? What did I do?
Jake told me it was your idea
to take your road trip into
the Gamma Quadrant.
Moving to Dez...
Without that, you would have
never met the Even Odds again...
Moving to Shar...
And Lieutenant ch’Thane would
have never figured out the Wa
and its link to the Ascendants.
And back to Rena...
Is that the “reason” I’m here?
Why the Prophets led me to you
and Jake? Is that enough?
74 FLASHBACK – 10x14 “AGAINST THE ODDS”
There’s more to it, but that’s
not important right now.
Shar and Rena stand inside the Wa. Shar touches the orange splotch, and the Wa shifts into communications mode...
75 FLASHBACK – 10x21 “IN THE STARS”
We know the Wa is Ascendant
Prees is in the Wa during the Ascendants’ attack, and the strange environment is going haywire.
76 FLASHBACK – 10x21 “IN THE STARS”
It responds to them, knows when
another of its kind is near.
Iliana standing in her Ascendant ship, talking to Kira across the mirrored wall...
77 FLASHBACK – 8x23 “RISING SON”
It even connects across massive
The bridge of the Even Odds
, caught in the massive wash of energy as the Eav’oq are revealed and space is realigned. The Wa leaks onto the bridge, the coloured splotches morph into wide singing mouths...
78 INT. DS9 – KIRA’S QUARTERS
Prees said it went crazy when
the whole Idran system moved
Exactly. Because it’s connected
to the wormhole itself. It’s
their equivalent of the Orbs.
So what are you saying? That
we bring them just close enough
to the wormhole to force their
ships’ systems to react and
blow themselves to pieces?
It won’t work. The Wa may have
gone crazy but it never came
close to destroying the ship.
Because it’s only a small part
of your ship anyway.
Ascendant vessels are composed
entirely of the Wa material, in
various forms. It would create
a much stronger reaction.
I’m telling you it won’t work.
We even came right through the
Anomaly to get here and the Wa
Because you were powered down.
Even so, you’re right, Dez. The
Wa’s reaction as is isn’t strong
enough to destroy anything. So
we need to... turn the wormhole
itself up a notch. Make it more
How do we do that?
79 FLASHBACK – 4x03 “THE VISITOR”
(gasp of inspiration)
A subspace inversion.
The bridge of the Defiant
, with the wormhole on the screen. The blue flower is reacting stronger than usual, making the whole ship shake and vibrate. Jadzia is at the helm...
80 INT. DS9 – KIRA’S QUARTERS
Exactly. It’s a natural pheno-
menon, makes the wormhole’s
gravimetric field and neutrino
levels increase a hundred fold.
On Major Cenn...
But that only happens once every
fifty years. The last time was
just seven years ago.
We can hardly wait another forty-
three years for our next chance.
We make our own chance. Remember,
Dax? Nerys? When the Cardassians
came, to set up the relay...
The sword of stars.
We tried to peer through the
Temple gates, using the relay...
And it accidentally set off a
So that’s it. It’s all out. The room goes quiet, as they all absorb what this means.
81 EXT. SPACE
So that’s the plan.
, holding position on its own...
82 INT. DEFIANT – MAIN BRIDGE
While B-N-N has not been given
any specific information for
Vaughn in the command chair. He looks around at his crew – Dax, Bashir, Nog, Bowers, Aleco (and extras). Dax sits at her panel, staring at the control she’s going to press...
83 EXT. SPACE
...we do know that a combined
The massive sprawling Jem’Hadar fleet in orbit of the Eav’oq homeworld.
84 INT. JEM’HADAR SHIP #3
...and Dominion task force has
been brought together in the
Kira and Taran’atar in charge of their Jem’Hadar ship...
85 EXT. SPACE
... to address the Ascendant threat.
The Bajoran Militia fleet, holding position...
86 INT. DS9 – MAIN OPS CENTRE
Meanwhile, a Bajoran Militia
fleet, led by General Lenaris
Holem, has formed a blockade
at the Alpha Quadrant entrance
to the Celestial Temple.
Ro, Shar, Cenn and the others watch the fleet on the main view screen, tense and waiting for the moment...
87 INT. DS9 – SECURITY CELLS
The Militia press office has
assured B-N-N that this is a
precautionary measure only...
Etana and Richter sit together in one of the cells.
88 EXT. BAJOR – SISKO’S HOUSE - DAY
...and they do not anticipate
either Ascendant or Dominion
forces entering Bajoran space.
Things are peaceful and sunny as always...
89 INT. SISKO’S HOUSE – LIVING ROOM
In a joint statement released
exclusively to B-N-N...
Kasidy sits on the couch, Rebecca in her lap. The big screen is out on the mantelpiece, and Kasidy is watching the Bajoran News Network, featuring newsreader TIANA FEEN (from 10x02 “Brave New World”).
...First Minister Asarem, Kai
Solis, Vedek Yevir and Ranjen
Opaka have called all Bajorans,
whatever religious affiliation,
to pray for the safety of the
Eav’oq, and our fleet.
Stay tuned, as we bring you
more breaking news.
Kasidy looks down to Rebecca, bouncing happily in her lap, no idea of the danger her daddy is in.
90 INT. DEFIANT – MAIN BRIDGE
The door opens and Sisko steps onto the bridge, looking straight to the viewscreen and its view of the fleet...
91 THE WA
Yes, that’s the plan.
The turbolift doors open onto the white fog of the resting Wa environment. Jake and Rena step out, holding hands. Daunted but ready to do what they have to.
92 INT. JEM’HADAR SHIP #3
Even Odds gets the Ascendants
into the Idran system.
Kira and Taran’atar...
93 INT. DEFIANT – MAIN BRIDGE
The Jem’Hadar keep them away from
the Eav’oq once they arrive...
Sisko looks at the screen...
And then I...
...I kill them all.
Sisko hangs his head in shame...
END OF SHOW