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Old January 12 2013, 08:29 AM   #39
Tiberius
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Re: "Best of both Worlds" - Special Bluray Release

Nope, Riker and Deanna.

Here's the script version...

15 INT. CAPTAIN'S READY ROOM

Riker stands at the window, now wearing a Captain's
rank, looks around... moves closer to Picard's
desk... and studies the empty chair... and it is a
symbol of the man... and he cannot bring himself to
sit there. So he sits in the chair he always sits
in... facing the Captain's desk. A chime. He
reacts... stands...

RIKER
Come.

Troi ENTERS. Riker is glad to see her, smiles, warm.

RIKER
Hi.

TROI
You wanted to see me?

And already it's different between them... he is the
Captain now and that inherently creates an emotional
barrier.

RIKER
How's the crew?

TROI
Throwing themselves into the work
to be done... the emotional impact
hasn't been fully realized yet...

RIKER
(understands)
I guess Starfleet training kicks
in and takes over...

STAR TREK: "Worlds" Part Two - REV. 7/6/90 - ACT ONE 8.

15 CONTINUED:

TROI
(acknowledges)
We know the risks, tell ourselves
we're prepared for the
consequences... and yet, something
like this cuts deeper than we can
admit at first. He was our
Captain. It's like losing the
leader of a nation or the head
of a family.

RIKER
(a beat)
He was more of a father to me than
my own.

Troi nods sympathetically...

RIKER
When I saw him like that...
mutilated...

TROI
You did what you had to do...
nobody doubts your love for him...

RIKER
Was there any part of him left,
Deanna?

TROI
(slow)
Yes. I can still sense his
humanity

RIKER
(looks down)
Then you must have sensed his
pain...

Her silence tells him she does.

RIKER
I don't envy your abilities.

He cannot stay with the intensity of this moment...
Breaking the tension --

STAR TREK: "Worlds" Part Two - REV. 7/6/90 - ACT ONE 9.

15 CONTINUED: (2)

RIKER
I'd better check on the progress
of our repairs...
(beat)
There won't be any changes... as
far as I'm concerned it's his
ship, his crew... and everything
we do, every battle we fight, it's
for him.
(beat, warm)
I'm glad you're here to help me
with this.

TROI
Thank you, Captain.

And as they both realize their intimacy will be never
quite the same again.

RIKER
(dismissed)
Counselor...

Their eyes say more than their words. And as she
leaves, we stay a beat on him as he begins to realize
it's lonely at the top and he glances once more at --

16 THE DESK

and the empty chair... where he still has not been
seated.

My novelization of the episodes has this scene as well. Click the link in my signature to download the free PDF file.
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