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Old May 13 2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

Previously, on DS9 Season 10:

Original threads:

Episodes 1 to 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18

Direct links to the PDFs of episodes 1 to 18:

10x01 - "Emancipation"
10x02 - "Brave New World"
10x03 - "Steppin' Out"
10x04 - "Easy Come, Easy Go"
10x05 - "Deep Down"
10x06 - "The Dream Box"
10x07 - "Instinct"
10x08 - "Property Values"
10x09 - "Blank Slate"
10x10 - "In Two Minds"
10x11 - "Harmony" (part 1 of 2)
10x12 - "Heresy" (part 2 of 2)
10x13 - "The Case of the Flamping Flurble"
10x14 - "Against the Odds"
10x15 - "Inside Out"
10x16 - "I Will Survive"
10x17 - "Reservoir Ferengi"
10x18 - "The Calling"

All episodes are also available at the Ad Astra fan-fic archives, link here.

Next up is 10x19 - "Reset"

As the numbers suggest, we are now into the final four episodes of the season.

Which means that, if I may be so bold, shit gets real.

Enjoy!


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Old May 13 2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

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TEASER


FADE IN:


1 INT. PRISON CELL


Dark stone walls, bare of any identifying marks. A single high window, out of reach of human hands, but still barred. It lets in weak and watery light, the only light in the room. PAN DOWN from this window, until we find...

VAUGHN and RO. Both are dressed in the rough and dirty civilian clothes they wore in 10x16 I Will Survive, and both look like theyve been through a fight. They sit on the ground, backs against opposite walls of the cell.

RO
(amazed)
Ross?!

VAUGHN
Yup.

RO
(still not sure)
Ross?

VAUGHN
Just goes to show, doesnt it?
You never can tell. Although,
to be fair to the admiral,
working with isnt strictly
accurate. He doesnt consider
himself a member. Doesnt
believe in their policies. He
just recognizes that they have
certain resources and techniques
that can be useful in extreme
circumstances. He likes to think
hes using them, rather than the
other way around. Theyre happy
to let him have his illusions.

Ro shakes her head, having trouble accepting what Vaughn is teaching her.

RO
I always thought, if there was
any admiral up to their neck in
Section 31, it wouldnt be Ross.
It would be Akaar if anyone.

VAUGHN
(sympathetic)
I know you have your past with
LJ. But I really do think you
judge him unfairly.

RO
He ruined my life.

VAUGHN
He thought you betrayed him.
Capellans take that kind of
thing very seriously.

RO
It wasnt my fault.

VAUGHN
He doesnt know that. He has no
idea Section 31 even exists.

RO
But hes, like, seven hundred
years old. One of the highest
ranking admirals there is.

VAUGHN
Yes. Hes also a true believer
in the virtue and honesty of
the Federation. And Ive worked
very hard to make sure he stays
that way. Someone has to have
that confidence in the system,
in the values the Federation is
based on. Id hate for everyone
to be as cynical as me.

RO
What about people like Nechayev?
You said she was pushing for a
more aggressive stance towards
the Dominion. Section 31 want
to keep us as enemies as well.

VAUGHN
True. Nechayev often has to think
like them, make similar decisions.
But even the head of Starfleet
Intelligence has to answer to a
panel of other admirals, to the
C-in-C, and through them to the
President and Federation charter.
Thirty-One claims to get their
authority from the charter, but
in reality, they answer to no-
one but themselves.

RO
So you and Batanides decided to
give them their answer.

VAUGHN
Martas only been one of us for
about six years. Ive been in
it for almost three decades.

RO
But shes in charge.

VAUGHN
She is the admiral. I suppose
in effect its more like Marta
and I work together, what with
my greater experience. But she
has final say. Conversely, since
shes higher profile, shes more
vulnerable. Hence why Im taking
point on this mission, not her.
Besides... its my fault were
in this mess in the first place.

RO
What do you mean?

VAUGHN
LHaan. Im the one who called
her in. I practically handed
Taranatar right over to them.
I had my suspicions. I didnt
do anything about them. Not
until it was too late.

RO
(gently)
Why didnt you?

VAUGHN
Because I didnt want to think I
was right. I wanted to believe
that I was out of that life for
good. Id started this whole new
life on DS-Nine. Exploration,
family... peace. I liked that.

RO
Well, now youve got Bashir.
Youve got me. You can be out
of it, if you want.

VAUGHN
(shakes head)
Nice thought. But it doesnt
work like that.

RO
Bashir wants to help, you know.
You havent forced him to do
anything he doesnt want to.

VAUGHN
What Ive learned about Bashir
is that he loves an adventure.
A daring mission with little
chance of success... he could
never resist. I knew hed agree
to it. He made it easy for me.

RO
Are you going to use my issues
to get to me?

VAUGHN
(enigmatic)
Do I need to?

Theres a clanking noise, a jangling and clunking of heavy metal. Vaughn looks towards the prison cells cold steel door. The small eye-level hatch slides open.

VAUGHN
(cheerful)
Ah. Here we are.

The worried face of BASHIR appears at the hatch, peering in. Vaughn and Ro get to their feet, brush themselves down. The heavy metal door swings open, and Bashir stands there.

BASHIR
Commander? Lieutenant? You
both alright?

VAUGHN
Fine, Doctor. All part of the
plan. Weve been expecting you.

RO
Part of the plan?

VAUGHN
Well, yes. The easiest way to
get into the heart of Section 31
was to get them to bring us in.

RO
(outraged)
Getting beaten up was part of
the plan?!

VAUGHN
Look, it worked, didnt it?
(to Bashir)
Arent you risking your cover
letting us out?

BASHIR
I dont think its a problem.
Mister Cole is nowhere around.

RO
Hes not? Where is he?

BASHIR
No idea. I havent seen him in
days. He left me going over
some intelligence files. Thats
why it took me so long to find
you and get you out. Sorry.

Vaughn stops to ponder. Why isnt Cole around?

RO
Is that bad?

VAUGHN
I dont know. Have you managed
to track LHaan down yet?

BASHIR
Im afraid not. I tried every-
thing short of asking Cole Hey,
wheres LHaan? Im probably
hampered by having to look like
Im on his side, but still, its
frustrating. All this time and
were no closer to our goal.

VAUGHN
We dont have much more time
left, Doctor. The Ascendants
are coming.

RO
For all we know, they might have
already hit while weve been in
here. Deep Space Nine and Bajor
could be rubble right now.

BASHIR
Dont say that. Dont tempt fate.

VAUGHN
LHaan... where is she?

As Vaughn creases up his lined, old face with worry...


2 ON LHAAN


The Vulcan woman LHAAN rests calmly, her eyes closed in peaceful meditation. The light of a candle flickers on her face, but we dont yet see her surroundings.

Theres a small, rhythmic beep a computer indicator. She slowly opens her eyes, brings herself out of meditation. She turns to her side, and we see a comm panel beside her.

The comm panel is of Cardassian design. LHaan works its controls, receives a message in Vulcan script. She reads what it says with restraint and composure. Turns back to her meditation lamp, looking just the tiniest bit eager.

PULL BACK slowly. We see where LHaan is sitting a bare, disused industrial area, with rusty machines and pulleys and pistons and trolleys. Shes alone here.

PULL BACK further, as we recede through the body of the construct, seeing more and more industrial machinery in our way. Finally we PULL BACK through a grimy porthole...


3 EXT. DEEP SPACE NINE


...and find ourselves pulling away from the outer skin of Deep Space Nine. The porthole was in one of the engineering sections in the lower core area. We continue to PULL BACK, gradually seeing the entire station, with the Defiant on the docking ring and freighters moving elsewhere...


FADE OUT:


END OF TEASER


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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

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ACT ONE


FADE IN:


4 INT. DS9 - PROMENADE


Morning on the Promenade, as officers and civilians and random aliens head to work. Morning services are letting out at the Shrine, and the jumja kiosk is just opening, but Quarks Bar is already bustling with the breakfast crowd.

ETANA KOL and KRISTEN RICHTER walk together out of Quarks after breakfast, hand-in-hand and perfectly content.

RICHTER
Ah, good old bacon and eggs
for breakfast. Nothing like
it. Even if it is replicated.

ETANA
(dubious)
If you say so. I still think
its foul stuff.

RICHTER
Thats because youre a heathen
who wouldnt know good food if
it slapped her about the face.

Its all just cute couple-y banter. They pause outside the Infirmary, and lean in for a quick kiss.

RICHTER
See you later, yeah?

ETANA
Yep. Gotta get that paperwork
finished, but then the joy of
mid-shift is mine to possess.

Another quick peck, and Etana heads off. Richter watches her go with a smile, then turns to enter the Infirmary.


5 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


Richter enters to find SIMON TARSES working, scanning and cataloguing the contents of the pharmacy alcove.

RICHTER
Morning, Doctor Tarses.

TARSES
Oh, hi Kristen. Sleep well?

RICHTER
Like a temeseen.

TARSES
I have no idea what that is,
but Ill assume its good.

With an amused pout, Richter heads off to start her work.


6 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


TARANATAR walks along the corridor, alone. The civilians and officers he passes on the way are getting used to his being around, but they still keep a wary eye, just in case. He reaches his quarters and the door opens...


7 INT. DS9 TARANATARS QUARTERS


...and he enters. The instant he does, he knows something is wrong. The door closes, and he drops into a fighting stance, his senses reaching out to detect the problem.

Then Admiral BATANIDES emerges from the bedroom. Small and gentle, nothing to a JemHadar. But she smiles confidently.

BATANIDES
Ambassador. A pleasure to meet
you at last.

TARANATAR
Who are you? And why are you
in my quarters?

BATANIDES
My name is Marta. And... its
about time we had a talk.

Taranatar is wary, but he doesnt attack. He finds himself intrigued as to what this strange woman might say.


8 INT. DS9 QUARKS BAR


Busy with breakfast eaters and pleasant chatter. QUARK himself stands behind the bar. Hes watching across the other side of the room, where Major CENN is eating at a table. TREIR strolls up to check if he needs anything else, and by the look on Cenns face, all he needs is Treir. Quark rolls his eyes and chuckles. Not a chance.

Theres the beep of an incoming communication, and Quark turns away to his comm panel. He presses a few keys.

QUARK
Welcome to Quarks Bar, Grill,
Embassy, Gaming Hall and Holo-
suite Arcade. Ambassador Quark
at your service. Please state
the nature of the catering
emergency.

NOG (comm)
Uncle, its me... Nog. Im up
in Holosuite Three. Could you
come up here a minute?

QUARK
Im busy, Nog. Can it wait?

NOG (comm)
Taranatar tore a hole in the
wall again. I need your thumb
print to authorise the repairs.
Itll take five seconds.

QUARK
(grumble)
Fine. Treir can handle things
for five seconds, I guess.

He stabs the comm to close, and mutters under his breath.

QUARK
That damn JemHadar. Whod have
thought Id ever miss Worf?

With a humph, he heads out from the bar and up the spiral staircase to the holosuites.


9 INT. DS9 QUARKS BAR, HOLOSUITE CORRIDOR


Quark stomps along, reaches the holosuite, enters...


10 INT. DS9 HOLOSUITE


...and finds a bare holosuite grid. He walks in a few steps, turns with an exasperated sigh. Nog is not here.

QUARK
Nog! Stop screwing around! I
told you Im busy. ...Nog!

The door opens again, and EZRI DAX enters.

DAX
Hey, Quark. Whats up?

QUARK
Whats up ? Whats up is that
my nephew has decided to waste
my time with stupid games...
(out loud)
...that do not befit the
dignity of a Starfleet officer!

Theres no response. Dax looks at him, mystified.

DAX
No, I mean, what did you want
to see me about?

QUARK
I didnt want to see you about
anything. Im here to see Nog.

The door opens again, and PRYNN TENMEI rushes in.

PRYNN
Okay, Im here! Nobody panic,
everythings under control.
Whats the big crisis?

Dax looks at her, confused. Back to Quark. Back to Prynn.

DAX
There is no crisis. Is there?

PRYNN
Well, there was two minutes ago,
when you called me up over the
comm and said, Come to Holo-
suite Three, we have a crisis.

DAX
I never called you, Prynn.

PRYNN
Uh, yeah, you did. Two minutes
ago. Crisis.

DAX
No, I didnt. Quark called me up
here to meet me in private and
talk about something. Wouldnt
tell me what.

QUARK
And I got a call from Nog, he
needed me to authorise repairs.

PRYNN
Nogs in Ops.

They all look between themselves, baffled and increasingly worried. What is going on here?

PRYNN
Okay, forget this. Somebodys
playing games with us.

Just as she turns to leave again, the holosuite door slams shut. The lights go out. Its almost completely dark.

QUARK
What the

DAX
Dax to Kira. Whats going on?

Three Cardassian transporter signals suddenly light up the room. Dax, Quark and Prynn look to each other in alarm, scared and surprised, as all three dissolve in the golden swirling beams. Holosuite Three is left empty.


11 EXT. SPACE EARTH ORBIT


Bright and gleaming blue, Earths surface looks peaceful and harmless. The mushroom Space Station is in orbit, and various Starfleet ships and freighters move back and forth.


12 INT. COLES APARTMENT LIVING ROOM


The wood-panelled, leather sofad lounge, as seen in 10x15 I Will Survive. The room is unoccupied, the fire unlit.

The large double door creaks open, and Bashir pokes his head in. Scans the room visually, just to make sure. He nods and opens the door further, letting Vaughn and Ro in with him. Ro carefully closes the door behind them.

VAUGHN
I still dont like this. Cole is
the director of Section 31. Or
one of the directors at least.
He wouldnt disappear like this
unless he was on a mission.

RO
Might be nothing to do with us.

VAUGHN
It might... But do you really
think were that lucky?

BASHIR
Lets just take the chance weve
been given. Even if its a trick,
well never get a better one.

RO
What are we looking for?

BASHIR
I dont know. Sloan already told
me theres no central store of
records or paper trail of what
Section 31 gets up to. It would
leave them open to exactly what
were trying to do. But we have
to try anyway. Check that book
shelf over there.

Ro does as Bashir says. Vaughn stands, pondering, thinking it all through. Bashir goes to the big painting over the fireplace, begins feeling along its edge. Maybe theres a safe or something behind it.

Bashir finds a catch of some kind, and presses it. The painting seems to dissolve into thin air, via some kind of subtle transport beam. Behind it is a comm screen.

BASHIR
Commander... Lieutenant...

At the bottom of the screen is a flashing icon. Vaughn and Ro approach, curious. With a nod from Vaughn, Bashir pulls his sleeve over his hand and reaches with his cloth-covered finger to touch the icon. The screen comes to life...

...with a close-up image of Quark. The Ferengi is staring into the screen, eyes wide in panic, shaking, breathing in shallow gasps. Hes plainly terrified.

RO
Quark? What the hell are -

Quark reacts in desperate hope to the familiar voice.

QUARK (screen)
(gasping breaths)
Laren... help...

The image on the screen moves sideways, away from Quark. The next face in line is Dax. Just as scared as Quark, but controlling it better, and with a touch of righteous anger. Ro, Bashir and Vaughn share worried glances...

On screen, the image shifts sideways again, revealing the next face in line Prynn. Vaughns eyes flare in fury. This is the worst possible thing someone could do to him.

The image shifts again, pulling back a little until we see all three side by side. They are standing ram-rod straight in a dark room, with no clear sign of what it is that has them so scared. But then a new figure steps into frame LHaan, wearing the all-black uniform of Section 31. She looks into the camera with infuriating calmness.

VAUGHN
What have you done to them?

LHAAN (screen)
I have done nothing. Yet. Once
I leave this room it will flood
with radiation. The forcefields
that currently surround your...
friends... are strong enough to
protect them from the radiation.
They are not, however, strong
enough to protect them from
themselves.

Vaughn, Bashir and Ro frown in confusion...

LHAAN (screen)
If your companions move more
than a matter of centimetres,
they will contact the fields.
This will cause the fields to
collapse... and expose them to
the radiation. The result will
be quite remarkably painful,
and in mere moments, fatal. I
believe Ive made myself clear.

The signal drops, and the screen goes blank. Bashir and Ro both look to Vaughn for what to do next.

Vaughn tenses with renewed anger...


13 EXT. DEEP SPACE NINE


Sitting at rest, seemingly peaceful...


14 INT. DS9 QUARTERS


Mister COLE sits calmly, with legs crossed, at a table. Quite relaxed and chummy.

COLE
Thank you for meeting with me.
I realise your time is valuable
right now, so Ill try not to
take up too much of it.
(beat)
Let me start by saying how very
helpful its been having you
here, keeping an eye on things
for me. I especially value the
reports youve submitted to me.
Theyve helped me more than you
know. And I know how difficult
it must have been to stay...
invisible, so to speak.
(beat)
But theres something more I
need you to do for me, if you
wouldnt mind. You know I like
my agents to remain hands-off
whenever possible. But this is
something Im afraid I cant
do through my normal channels.
Its a tiny thing, barely
noticeable. But you are in the
perfect position to help me.


REVERSE ANGLE


... to reveal at last that he is talking to Etana Kol.

ETANA
Thats alright, Mister Cole. Im
happy to help however I can.
What do you need me to do?

Off Etanas open, helpful face...


FADE OUT:


END OF ACT ONE


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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

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ACT TWO


FADE IN:


15 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


The door opens, and Etana strolls in from the Promenade. Relaxed, happy, no problems. Shes carrying a small satchel over her shoulder.

Looking in through the partition to the surgical suite, she sees Tarses examining a civilian patient nothing serious, maybe a rash or something and Richter in support. Etana smiles at the sight of her girlfriend.

Etana moves on past towards the pharmacy area. With a quick check to make sure the others are busy, she opens up her satchel and pulls out a metal canister.

She goes to the shelf where weve seen Ro take canisters from before, and removes the first one. She replaces it with the one from her bag. Then she pulls another device from her bag, and points it at the label on the original canister. She activates the device...


INSERT THE CANISTER


...and the devices beam rewrites the canisters label.


BACK TO SCENE


She then puts the device back in her bag.

RICHTER
Oh, hey babe. You just get in?

With the changed canister still in her hand, Etana turns to see that Richter has wandered up.

ETANA
Yeah, just a second ago. Thought
Id get a start on checking the
pharmacy stores. Dont want to
get yelled at again.

She nonchalantly places the changed canister somewhere else on the shelves, and nods at a job well done.


16 EXT. SPACE


A small, fast Starfleet ship zooms through space at highest possible warp. A runabout would do, but Id rather it was something like Picards supershuttle from Insurrection.


17 INT. SHUTTLE - COCKPIT


Vaughn is at the helm, driving the shuttle forwards as fast as it will go, safety limits be damned. Bashir nervously hovers behind him, and further back, at the rear of the cabin, is Ro. Vibrating, twitching, ready to snap.

BASHIR
How did they know?

VAUGHN
I dont know, Doctor.

BASHIR
Do you think shes been there
all along?

VAUGHN
I dont know, Doctor.

Bashir steps away, realising Vaughn isnt in the mood right now. Theyre all on edge. This is a desperate rush, and no-one has time for niceties. He goes to Ro instead.

RO
How much longer?

BASHIR
Its a few days trip from Earth
to Bajor at best. Just be glad
Vaughn was able to commandeer
this shuttle on short notice.

Bashir notices Ros agitated state. Theyre all feeling it, but Ro seems to have it worse.

BASHIR
Are you feeling alright?

RO
Not really, no.

BASHIR
Can I do anything to help?

RO
(sharp)
I dont need your help.

Bashir looks stung at her tone. Embarrassed at herself, Ro turns and heads into the rear cabin. Bashir watches her go. He suspects theres more going on than shes saying.


18 INT. SHUTTLE REAR CABIN


Ro stomps through the rear cabin, towards the bunks along the walls. She gingerly lowers herself down onto one of the bunks, wary of her back. She reaches into her boot.

She brings out the hypospray that always sits inside. Jams it against her neck and presses the button. Nothing. Empty. She takes out the cartridge, shakes it hard, stuffs it back in and tries again. Nothing. Again. Again. Again. Nothing.

RO
Come on!

She hurls the hypospray across the room with a frustrated scream. As it SMASHes against the far wall...


SMASH CUT TO:


19 INT. CAVES


Greyed out images, memory flashes. Vaughn and Ro are being attacked by black-clad figures, masked and anonymous. This is the fight that landed them in the jail cell. Ro doesnt know its part of the plan, and shes fighting like mad.

As she kicks one attackers legs out from under him, she tries to simultaneously reach for her backpack. Distracted for the tiniest moment, another attacker punches her hard.

Dazed, she cant stop the attacker grabbing her backpack, throwing it aside, and VAPORIZING it with a phaser. Ros eyes flare as she realizes her painkillers were in there.


CUT TO:


20 INT. SHUTTLE REAR CABIN


Ro RIPS a panel open on the cabins replicator and shoves her hands into the internal circuitry. Thrumming with nervous vibration, hands shaking as they break and remake connections. Shes panting with desperation...

RO
Come on, dammit...

She works some more...

COMPUTER
Unable to comply.

Ro keeps working. The computers voice is choppy, garbled.

COMPUTER
Unable to comply. Unnn...
aaay... bullll... tooo...

Ro screams again in frustration. She yanks her hands out from the circuits and PUNCHES the replicators panel in fury. The screen shatters, but she PUNCHES again. PUNCH. And PUNCH. And PUNCH again, screaming more with every one.

The door opens and Bashir rushes in, alerted by the noise. Ro is PUNCHing and PUNCHing. He grabs her, pulls her away from the wall. She struggles against him, but he holds her.

BASHIR
Laren! Laren! Whats wrong?
What are you doing?

RO
(shriek)
Get off me!

But Bashir holds her tight. After a moment, she calms. Her head sags. Once hes sure shes okay, he lets her go.

BASHIR
What was that all about?

RO
Im okay. Im okay. Just...
letting off a little steam.

BASHIR
Were all worried, Laren. What
I suggest is that you take that
frustration and channel it into
figuring out what to do next.

RO
Yeah. I guess.
(sudden thought)
Dont tell Vaughn.

BASHIR
I think hes too busy driving
the shuttle into the red zone
to notice anything else.


21 INT. SHUTTLE - COCKPIT


Close on Vaughn, as he pushes the shuttle onwards. His mind is working over all the possibilities, good and bad...


22 INT. DS9 KIRAS OFFICE


KIRA and VANNIS sit across the desk from each other, in the midst of another meeting.

VANNIS
The situation in the Dominion
continues to deteriorate. Not
a day passes without at least
one report of JemHadar vessels
fighting each other over some
trivial slight or disagreement.

KIRA
Cant the Vorta control them?

VANNIS
The Vorta are as confused as the
JemHadar. They try to follow
the wishes of the Founder, but...

Vannis fades off, ashamed of what she was about to say.

KIRA
Its alright. Go on.

VANNIS
I cannot criticise a Founder.
But Odo, because of his unique
upbringing... his desire is to
find consensus wherever possible.
By trying to please everyone...

KIRA
...He ends up pleasing no-one.

VANNIS
And what of the Ascendants?

KIRA
We got a new dispatch from our
source this morning. They said
things seem to have gone quiet.
It only makes me more worried.

VANNIS
You suspect they are preparing
for a major offensive.

KIRA
I dont know what else to think.
Arent you taking a risk too,
talking to me like this?

VANNIS
The Ambassador authorized this
meeting himself. I believe after
our last confrontation, he is
attempting to soften his stance.

KIRA
Well, thats one good thing, at
least. Thank you for coming,
Vannis. Keep in touch.

Vannis nods, gets up from the chair and leaves. Alone again, Kira sighs and tries to settle back to work.

All the doors suddenly THUNK with the closing of locks. The BLUE LIGHTS in the corners burst into life, bathing the room in an eerie glow. Kira looks up in alarm she didnt do this. The air is suddenly pierced with a sharp, painful SQUEAL. Kira is forced to cover her ears and wince from the brain-hurting intensity of it. A transporter signal forms in the lounge area the new type seen in 10x01 Emancipation.

The transporter deposits Vaughn, standing grim and hard. The whining sound dies out, but the blue lights remain. Astonished, Kira rushes over towards him.

KIRA
Commander!

VAUGHN
I dont have time to explain,
Captain. Section 31 is moving
against us, here and now.

KIRA
(re blue lights)
But I thought these things were
supposed to block transporters.

Vaughn brings up his arm, and hes wearing a metallic wrist strap like Major Cenn wore in 10x08 Property Values.

VAUGHN
Ros transport inhibitors. Easy
enough to retune them to pass
through. And nobody not wearing
one can follow. Now listen.
LHaan is here, on the station.
Shes kidnapped Quark, Dax...
(grits teeth)
...and Prynn. Shes probably
got a scattering field like this
one, so theyll be tough to find.

KIRA
Do you have any clues at all?

VAUGHN
She threatened them with deadly
radiation. She might have been
lying about that, but we cant
risk it, and it might be a clue.

KIRA
Ill have Tarses break out the
hyronalin.

VAUGHN
This is my daughter, Captain.
Im trusting you to save her.

KIRA
I will, I promise. What about
LHaan? And Cole?

VAUGHN
You leave them to me.

Vaughn presses the controls on his wrist strap. The SQUEAL returns, the transporter forms, and Vaughn disappears.

Kira is instantly in action. She goes to her desk, flips up the secret panel and presses the control. The blue lights die and the doors unlock. She heads out onto Ops...


23 INT. DS9 INDUSTRIAL ROOM


Dark, almost featureless, but definitely somewhere on Deep Space Nine. Quark, Dax and Prynn all stand side by side in their force field cocoons. Theyre all scared and sweaty, wavering on their feet, fighting to stay awake.

QUARK
Im exhausted... Im hungry...
I feel like Ive been standing
here for days.

PRYNN
Thats because you have been.

QUARK
I need to sleep...

DAX
Stay awake, Quark. If you fall
asleep, we all die.

QUARK
You dont know that.

DAX
Try it and Ill kill you myself.

PRYNN
Guys... itll be okay. My dads
gonna get us out of this. You
know he is. Who was that woman
anyway? And where did she go?

None of them know, but they all fear the worst.


25 INT. DS9 CORRIDOR


Some similarly deserted area of the station. Ro stalks carefully along the corridor, phaser out. Shes still shaking, on edge, but channelling it like Bashir said.

She reaches a corner, creeps up to it. Pokes her head round quickly to check. Nobody there. She steps out to turn the corner, but as she does...


REVERSE ANGLE


...we see LHaan standing behind her, tall and black and expressionless. Ro senses her presence, spins to her...

...but LHaan effortlessly lifts a leg and KICKS the phaser out of her hand. It smashes to the wall, destroyed. LHaan looks at Ro, smugly superior.

LHAAN
It is agreeable to see you
again, Lieutenant.

RO
I coulda done without it.

LHAAN
But I must thank you. You made
my mission so much easier. You
took me straight to him -

PUNCH in the face. Ro is in no mood to talk she just launches straight into it. LHaan goes with the momentum, spins with it and SLAMS Ro right back. And they go to it a flurry of HITS and dodges and KICKS and evades. LHaans moves are smooth, fluid, economical. Ro is loose and sloppy. Ro is a street-fighter. LHaan is an assassin.

Finally LHaan SWEEPS Ros legs out from under her, like in the caves. Ro goes down with a clumsy THUD, a yell of pain as her back jars. LHaan moves in for the kill.

Just as LHaan reaches her, Ro TWISTS and slaps something around the Vulcans wrist another transporter band. The transporter pattern begins to form over LHaan. Ro grins victoriously at the confused Vulcan through bloodied teeth.

RO
All part of the plan.

And then LHaan disappears, beamed away. Ro collapses back to the ground with a tearful scream-moan of agony.


26 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Another unidentified space somewhere in the depths of the station, dark and anonymous. The transporter beam forms...
...and deposits LHaan into the room. She looks up in mild perplexity... and sees Vaughn holding a phaser. He FIRES.


27 INT. DS9 INFIRMARY


The door opens, and Ro staggers into the doorway, bloody and beaten. People out on the Promenade are staring, wondering whats going on. Tarses is nearby, and sees her.

TARSES
Ro! What the -

Ro stumbles on past him, heading straight for the pharmacy. Shes breathing hard, in blistering pain, no thought in her head but getting to her painkillers. Tarses tries to reach for her and help her she pushes him out of the way. She gets to the pharmacy, goes straight to the top shelf, opens the canister...

TARSES
Ro, stop! You cant just

She yanks out a drug cartridge, slips it into the hypo she already has in her hand. Tarses tries to grab the hypo off her she PUNCHES him out of the way. Tarses goes down with an OOF of shock.

Etana rushes in from the other room at the commotion, just in time to see Ro jam the hypo at her neck, and inject. And inject again. And again. And keeps going.

ETANA
Laren, stop, thats too much

RO
Shut up! I need it!

Ro props herself up against the wall as she feels the drug flowing into her system. Peace and bliss in numbness.

RO
There thats better.

Her breath catches. She starts shaking. Tries to walk. Her knees buckle beneath her. Hits the floor with a sickening THUD, uncontrollably shaking. She spasms, legs drumming on the floor, foaming at the mouth, eyes rolled up to white.

Tarses rushes to Ro, tries to hold her down. Etana runs to the pharmacy, checks the canister Ro used. Its the one she swapped earlier. She stares at it, stunned. Looks back at Ro, in the midst of a seizure on the Infirmary floor.

TARSES
Nurse! Help me! Nurse!

But Etana stares at Ro. Prophets, what has she done?


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END OF ACT TWO


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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

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ACT THREE


FADE IN:


28 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


Ro is on the biobed in the surgical suite, shuddering and grunting in the depths of her seizure. Tarses and Richter are both trying their best to control her. Etana stands to one side, gripping the drug canister in horror.

TARSES
Nurse! I need to know what was
in that canister!

Etana cant respond. Richter looks at her, confused...

TARSES
(sharp, commanding)
Sergeant Etana! You will help
me with the patient or I will
relieve you of duty.

Coming back to herself a little, Etana shoves the canister at Richter. The human woman takes it, looks at the label.

RICHTER
(shocked)
Maraji...

TARSES
What?! We dont even carry that!
And why the hell did Ro go for
it? What is she even doing here?
I thought she was on Kel-Artis.

ETANA
He said it was a test, to check
if anyone noticed...

RICHTER
Kol, what are you talking about?

Etana cant answer. She runs out of the room.

RICHTER
Kol!

TARSES
Let her go. Shes useless to me
right now. Concentrate! Maraji
alone doesnt have this effect,
not even in the dose she took.
Something else is going on.

Tarses and Richter get to work saving Ro...


29 INT. DS9 BASHIRS QUARTERS


Bashir stands in his quarters...

BASHIR
This is getting out of hand. Im
asking you to stop it now before
it goes any further. Please.

REVEAL that hes talking to Cole, who stands opposite him, arms folded, unimpressed and dismissive.

COLE
I hope youre not planning on
begging me. It would just make
the whole thing comical.

BASHIR
Im serious, Cole! I tried to
trick you before. I admit it.
Obviously it didnt work. But
Im not trying to trick you now.

COLE
And thats why you asked me to
meet you in your own quarters,
where you have the home turf.
Honestly, Doctor, Im insulted
that you think so little of me.

BASHIR
Look, I just want to find a way
out of this that doesnt end up
with me and all my friends dead.

COLE
Might be a little late for that.

BASHIR
(oh no)
What have you done?

COLE
Im guessing you havent popped
into the Infirmary since you got
back. Lieutenant Ros flopping
about on a biobed like a dying
fish as we speak.

Cole smiles evilly, trying to deliberately provoke Bashir. Bashir is on the verge of taking the bait...

COLE
Theres nothing you can pull on
me, Doctor. Ive taken antidotes
to every airborne sedative. Im
carrying every kind of transport
blocker known to man. Whatever
you really asked me here for...
youre not going to get it.

THUMP. Cole slumps to the ground, the victim of a double-fisted punch to the back of the neck by Vaughn. He and Bashir look down at the agents unconscious body.

VAUGHN
Every technological trick in
the book... and you forget to
look behind you. Idiot.

BASHIR
Is it true about Ro?

VAUGHN
I dont know. She got LHaan,
but I havent seen her since.

BASHIR
Ive got to get to the Infirmary.

Bashir heads to the door. Vaughn blocks his way.

VAUGHN
Youre not going anywhere.

BASHIR
Ro could be dying!

VAUGHN
And there are other doctors to
treat her! Unless youre really
so arrogant as to think nobody
else in Starfleet is capable of
saving a womans life but you?
(accusing)
You promised to help me with
Mister Cole, Doctor. You joined
this mission voluntarily. Now
you will follow through with it.

BASHIR
But Ro...

VAUGHN
Well then, I guess you have to
decide whats more important to
you right now. Helping a woman
whos already in safe hands...
or finishing what you started.

Bashir seethes with indecision...


30 INT. DS9 MAIN OPS CENTRE


NOG and BOWERS are at their stations on the upper level, feverishly working their panels. SHAR buzzes back and forth between them and his own station, comparing and contrasting readings and information with grim determination.

Kira trots up the staircase from the central table, leans over the console to at least attempt some confidentiality.

KIRA
Anything?

NOG
Captain, all due respect... but
youve basically asked us to
find something that is meant to
to be impossible to find, by
design. We need more to go on.

KIRA
Ive given you everything Ive
got, Nog. A field that scatters
all transporters, sensors and
weapons, somewhere near a major
radiation source. There are
three people inside it, and we
need to find them - now.

SHAR
Perhaps if we knew exactly what
life signs to search for...

Kira looks unsure. She didnt want to have to tell them that... but maybe it will help.

KIRA
Alright, fine. Youre looking
for Trill, Ferengi and human.

Horrified realizations as they figure out who it must be.

BOWERS
Theres only one Trill on board.

NOG
Theres only one Ferengi anyone
would bother taking hostage.

SHAR
But whos the human?

Kira hesitates again she knows this will be difficult.

KIRA
The human is Lieutenant Tenmei.

Shar blanches. Prynn. Nog looks over to him, sympathetic for his friend. With renewed resolve, Shar gets back to work on his consoles. Nog nods too.

NOG
Well find them, Captain.

The three junior officers get back to work, hard.


31 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Cole JERKS awake in Vaughns dark room. He tries to move, but finds himself unable to. Hes tied by basic, low-tech means to a pillar of some kind, hands and feet bound but held upright.

He looks to the right, and LHaan is there too, likewise. She looks as embarrassed as a Vulcan can. Vaughn watches them both. Cole tries not to show how annoyed he is.

VAUGHN
Mister Cole. I wish I could
say its good to meet you in
person at last.

COLE
Elias Vaughn. Born 2274 on
Berengaria Seven, to farmers
Malcolm and Sandra Vaughn.
Starfleet rank commander.
Veteran of the Tomed incident,
the Betreka Nebula, Arvada
Three and a hundred others.

Vaughn tries to control his reaction at this. Cole chuckles and shakes his head, and again tries to purposely provoke.

COLE
After we killed TPrynn, did
you really think we wouldnt
keep an eye on you too?

VAUGHN
(tense, tight)
It doesnt matter. Ive got you
where I want you now.

COLE
(mocking)
Oh yes, Im completely at your
mercy. Please... let me go. I
promise to never do it again.
(roll eyes)
So wheres Doctor Bashir?

Bashirs voice comes from somewhere in the darkness.

BASHIR (o.s.)
Im here.

COLE
Really? Well I must say I mis-
judged you then. I would have
sworn that with Ro in such
dire medical straits, youd
have insisted on being the one
to look after her, leaving me
alone with the Commander here.
I guess youre just not as
high-principled as I thought.

Bashir surges forwards out of the darkness right at Cole and PUNCHES him in the face. Cole just laughs it off.

COLE
Oh, come on. Bashir the tough
guy now? What happened to your
Hippocratic Oath?

BASHIR
What did you do to Ro?

COLE
Took advantage of her addiction,
of course. What else?

Vaughn and Bashir look between each other, confused. Seeing this, Cole really bursts out laughing.

COLE
Oh my god! Are you telling me
you brought a drug addict with
you and didnt even know it?
Thats brilliant!

Bashir punches him again in fury. Cole keeps laughing.

COLE
Check your own medical records
if you dont believe me. Youll
find missing canisters of asino-
lyathin, morphenolog... whatever
she could get her hands on.

VAUGHN
How could you possibly know
whats in our medical records?

Cole looks at him like, Come on. Vaughn gets the answer he looks over to LHaan, who has been silently observing.

COLE
Nope. Didnt need LHaan for
that. Ive had an agent here
for more than two years now.

Bashir and Vaughns eyes flare in worry...


32 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


Ro is now unconscious on the biobed, lying still, but a mess from what shes been through. Tarses places a device on her forehead and stands back, watching in concern.

TARSES
Alright. Ive induced a coma
so she at least cant make it
any worse on herself while I
clean out her bloodstream.

As he moves off to get more medical devices...

BASHIR (v.o.)
Who is it?

COLE (v.o.)
Youre the genetically enhanced
genius you figure it out.

Tarses hands one device to Richter, keeps one for himself.

RICHTER
Isnt Maraji a hallucinogenic?

TARSES
Yes, its a narcotic made from
rare Cardassian crystals. Its
highly addictive to Bajorans
the few who could afford it got
themselves into quite a mess.

They continue to operate on Ro...

COLE (v.o.)
Who could tell me everything
that goes on in the Infirmary,
like when you handed in your
resignation, Doctor? And also
has a very close relationship
with the Security department,
the chief of which is also
DS-Nines new second officer?

Looking around with worry, Richter calls out loud...

RICHTER
Kol? Babe? Are you there?

But theres no answer...


33 INT. DS9 SECURITY OFFICE


Major Cenn is working behind the desk. The door opens and he looks up Etana stands there, tears in her eyes.

CENN
Sergeant? Whats wrong?

ETANA
Place me under arrest, Major.

CENN
...Why, exactly?

ETANA
Because I think Ive made a
horrible, horrible mistake.

Off Cenns confusion and worry...


34 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


On Ro, as she lies unconscious, Tarses and Richter working around her...


CUT TO:


35 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Ro looks around herself in surprise how did she get into the corridor? Shes back in uniform, and alone for now.

RO
What... how did I get here?

She looks up the long, empty corridor it seems to stretch on forever. And then in the middle of the deck...

...Taranatar unshrouds. Ro tenses, shaking, takes a couple of steps back, looks around for anything she can use as a weapon. Taranatar sneers at her threateningly.

RO
Taranatar...

TARANATAR
Shall we finish it, Lieutenant?
Once and for all?

Taranatar begins to slowly stalk down the corridor towards her. Ro shudders in terror as her nightmare approaches...


BLACK OUT:


END OF ACT THREE

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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

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ACT FOUR


FADE IN:


36 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Where we left it. Taranatar slowly advances down the empty corridor towards Ro, who backs away, but doesnt run.

TARANATAR
This is all your own fault, you
know. You did this to yourself.

RO
I dont know what youre talking
about.

TARANATAR
Stop lying to yourself, Laren.
Youre dying on the floor of the
Infirmary right now, because you
left yourself wide open to it.

RO
It wasnt me! It was Section 31!

TARANATAR
It was you. If you hadnt been
a pathetic drug addict, theyd
never have had the opening.

RO
Im not an addict!

TARANATAR
Then what do you call someone
who steals, lies to her friends,
thinks of nothing but her own
pain and when she can take her
next injection?

RO
You broke my back!

TARANATAR
That healed months ago. Bashir
told you so. Did he lie?

Ro takes a few more stumbling steps back... but he is still coming. And she hasnt answered his question.

TARANATAR
You knew what would happen from
the first moment you took that
hypospray out of the trash. Its
pointless to pretend you didnt.
Youd weaned yourself off them
once. So why? Why deliberately
choose to use them again?

RO
(shriek)
Because of you!


INTERCUT WITH:


37 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Bashir paces back and forth before the restrained Cole and LHaan. Theyre tied up, and yet Bashir is the one who feels helpless. Vaughn stands back and observes.

BASHIR
You already had me. You had Ro
and Vaughn. You didnt need to
take Dax and the others too.
Theyre not a part of this.

VAUGHN
No, theyre not. But theyre not
the point either. Theyre just a
distraction, something to throw
us off our game and keep the rest
of the crew occupied trying to
save them. They probably dont
even especially want them dead.
Theyre just expendable extras.

COLE
(shrug)
If your crew is as good as you
think, then you have nothing
to worry about, do you?


38 INT. DS9 MAIN OPS CENTRE


On Shar, as he works his console with pin-point focus and determination...

SHAR
(victorious shout)
Got it! Theres a point-seven-
three lag in the bounce-back
from my tachyon scan around
the central core, level nine.
That means a sensor-shielded
zone of about fifty square
metres. Theyre there.

KIRA
(into action)
Bowers. Send your security team
to the central core, level nine.
All of you get down there too
we may have found them, but we
need to get them out safely.

Shar, Nog and Bowers grab tricorders and phasers, and head over towards the transporter platform.

KIRA
Ops to Tarses, possible medical
emergency in the central core,
level nine. Take a shipload of
hyronalin with you there may
be radiation injuries.

The three of them stand on the transporter platform and dissolve away. Kira bites her lip in worry...


39 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


Tarses dashes around the room, grabbing triage kits for his shoulder bag.

TARSES
Acknowledged, Captain. Tarses
out. Kris, keep an eye on Ro.

He runs to the pharmacy store, grabs three canisters and shoves them into his bag. Hes about to run out...

RICHTER
Doctor!

TARSES
What?

RICHTER
Check the canisters. If some-
ones been swapping the labels
you should make sure youre
actually taking hyronalin.

TARSES
Right. Good idea. Thanks.

As Tarses takes the canisters back out again to check them, Richter turns back to Ro. Shes peacefully resting, tubes attached to both wrists and eyes fluttering in REM.


40 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Ro backs away. She can stagger a few inches, but seems incapable of running. Taranatar continues to advance.

TARANATAR
Me? I made you deliberately
give yourself an addiction?

RO
Yes! Just by being here!

TARANATAR
You told me you forgave me. That
you understood that my hurting
you wasnt my fault.

RO
Well... no... it wasnt, but...

TARANATAR
Then why keep blaming me?

RO
Who else have I got to blame?

In answer, Taranatar sneers at her. She has herself.


41 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Cole sneers at Vaughn, refusing to play the victim.

COLE
You brought this on yourselves,
you know. If youd just minded
your own business...

VAUGHN
You sent LHaan before we ever
got involved with the Eavoq.

COLE
We could see where things were
going. So determined to be best
friends with the Dominion. All
you did was bring the Ascendants
down on us. You screwed up.

BASHIR
Were trying to stop a peaceful,
innocent people from being wiped
out. How in your twisted version
of morality is that a bad thing?

COLE
See, this is where youre going
wrong. Morality doesnt enter
into it. Its about whats best
for citizens of the Federation.
What keeps them sleeping sound
in their beds at night. Always
has been. And whatever has to be
done to achieve that... we do.

BASHIR
My God... youre as bad as the
Tal Shiar or the Obsidian Order.

COLE
(laughing)
No were not! Were much better
than them! Romulans, Cardassians,
they lived in constant fear of
what the secret police might do
if they spoke out of turn. Us...
The average Federation citizen
doesnt even know we exist. We
dont want to control them. We
do what we do to protect their
rights to do whatever they want.

BASHIR
Thats what Starfleet is for.

COLE
Bingo. We all work towards the
same ends, Doctor. We just have
slightly different methods.

VAUGHN
And yours include assassination,
torture, genocide...

COLE
Oh, blah blah blah. We do what
no-one else will, so they dont
have to. You should be grateful.

BASHIR
(to a child)
You. Murder. People.

COLE
(shrug)
Needs of the many.
(nod to LHaan)
A little something our Vulcan
friends taught us years ago.

Bashir just cant get his head around how anybody could possibly think that way. Vaughn observes coldly...


42 INT. DS9 INDUSTRIAL ROOM


Dax, Quark and Prynn still stand where theyve been. They look worse for wear but trying their best to hold on.

QUARK
I cant stand up any longer...
my back hurts, my legs hurt...

DAX
I tell you what I used to be
a gymnast, and I know a lot
of techniques for holding your
posture as straight and smooth
as possible with minimum effort.

QUARK
I dont know. I was never very
good at... exercise.

DAX
Just start with the breathing.
Take long, slow breaths. Roll
your shoulders back.

All three of them follow her instructions.

DAX
Okay, good. Now - straighten
the spine, switch on your core
stomach muscles to protect the
back. Imagine theres a string
through the top of your head,
and its pulling you up tight.

Prynn closes her eyes and breathes deeply, tries to do as shes told. Pause, deep breath. But she frowns, distracted.

PRYNN
I need to pee.

Dax snorts with involuntary laughter.

DAX
Stop it dont make me laugh.

PRYNN
But I do! I can practically
feel it running down my leg.

Now Quark laughs too. Dax tries to stay firm, but...

DAX
Seriously, stop it. If you make
me laugh, Ill wet myself too.

QUARK
You think if we do wet ourselves,
itll stay inside the forcefield
and just keep building up?

PRYNN
I hope not. I had dinner at the
Bolian restaurant. I think Id
be better off taking my chances
with the radiation.

Dax howls with laughter. Theyre all laughing now. Then...

QUARK
Quiet! Somebodys out there.

DAX
I didnt hear anything.

QUARK
Perhaps you noticed the ears?

Dax accepts his reasoning. They take deep breaths...

ALL
Help! Were in here! Help!


43 INT. DS9 LOWER ENGINEERING CORE


Nog, Shar and Bowers are working with machines against a large bulkhead of grimy metal, down near the central core. The THROB of the main fusion core rises and falls nearby.

With them are Tarses and some of our regular security faces SEVAK, ALECO, SHUL and others all armed just in case. Nog reacts to something only he can hear...

NOG
I heard something. I think
theyre shouting.

BOWERS
At least that means theyre
alive. Keep going.

Shar and Nog focus on their machines...


44 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Taranatar is almost on top of the near-paralysed Ro...

TARANATAR
You know in your mind that I am
not to blame for your problems.
Youve been a mess all your life.
But your heart, your... pagh...
they cannot forgive me. And so
you escape from it all.

RO
(tearful, angry)
No...

TARANATAR
Only it doesnt work, does it?
Because youre still a mess deep
down. You take the drugs so you
wont feel your pain... but all
you do is feel your pain.

RO
No! Its you! Its you!

And with those words she launches into a furious flurry of PUNCHES, hitting Taranatar as hard as she can with everything shes got. Taranatar takes it without protest.


45 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


On Ro, as she lies on the bio-bed, eyes flickering in her unconsciousness. Richter hovers somewhere out of sight.


46 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Cole is still acting like hes the one in control. Vaughn and Bashir glare at them from the darkness.

VAUGHN
I dont care how you justify
it. Me, Ro, Bashir... were
going to put a stop to it. All
of it. Here and now. With you.

He turns to LHaan, who blinks in feigned surprise.

LHAAN
My apologies, Commander my
mind drifted. Something was
boring me to sleep... but I
promise it was not your banal
and pointless platitudes. It
was something else entirely.

Cole smirks. Vaughn is not so impressed.

VAUGHN
So... youve both got smart
mouths. You know what that
tells me? That youre worried.

COLE
Or maybe were just smart.

BASHIR
Then you must have guessed what
we want. We want you to fix what
you did to Taranatar. Take out
your subconscious control and
let him make his own decisions.

LHAAN
And if I refuse? Which I assure
you I do? How do you propose to
persuade me?

COLE
You cant torture us, Elias. For
one thing, it would make you as
bad as us. And for another...
do you really imagine we havent
been trained to resist pain?
Especially a Vulcan? Come on!

VAUGHN
Answer me this. Have you been
trained to resist a seriously
pissed off JemHadar?

Vaughn lifts his arm, taps a control on the transporter wrist-strap. The darkness lights up with another Cardassian transporter signal... which reveals Taranatar. The JemHadar soldier looks around, briefly disoriented. But as he spots Vaughn and Bashir, he understands. He looks at Cole and LHaan, and growls menacingly.

TARANATAR
You. Vulcan.

VAUGHN
You see, Mister Cole... you
thought you were tricking me
by sending LHaan. I figured
it out. Then I thought I was
tricking you by sending Doctor
Bashir. You figured that out.

Taranatar begins to advance towards LHaan.

VAUGHN (cont)
You tricked me by having Etana
here as your spy all along. So
now its my turn again. You
thought Taranatar would be your
perfect mark. Bred to do what
hes told, no questions. Had it
been any other JemHadar, you
might have been right. But this
man is stronger than that.
(nasty grin)
And now, he knows exactly what
you did to him.


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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x19 - "Reset"

Act Four Continued:


47 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Ro PUMMELS Taranatar as hard as she can, all the fear and rage and hatred and pain coming out. She shrieks at him...

RO
I hate you! I hate you!

And she PUNCHES and PUNCHES. He takes it.


ANGLE


Ro is punching herself, beating herself up...


48 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Taranatar is almost on top of LHaan. Even through her Vulcan calm and control, shes worried.

TARANATAR
I have been used, controlled,
twisted. By the Founders, the
Ghemor woman, the slave... and
now you. It is enough. I will
not allow any more.

VAUGHN
Doctor, please release LHaans
hands. Shes going to need them.

BASHIR
(unsure)
Commander...

VAUGHN
Now. Doctor.

Reluctantly, Bashir unties LHaans hands. She instantly whips them forward in an attack, but Taranatar is too fast for her. He grabs her wrists, and begins to bend them towards his own head. She resists hes too strong.


49 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Ro beats the living daylights of Taranatar. But then shes beating herself again. And then its Taranatar. And then its herself...


50 INT. DS9 INDUSTRIAL ROOM


Prynn, Dax and Quark shouting at the top of their lungs...

ALL
Help! Help! Were in here!

Prynn shouts just a bit too enthusiastically and she touches the forcefield around her. It flickers, sputters. And then falls around all three of them. They all look at each other in horror as the radiation begins to seep in...


51 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


LHaan and Taranatar struggle against each other he dragging her hands to his head, she trying to keep away.
Bashir uneasy. Vaughn grim and determined. Taranatar furious. LHaan scared. Cole worried but firm.

COLE
LHaan, dont give in. Youre
a Vulcan. He cant force you
to do anything.


ANGLE


Behind LHaan... is MU-LHAAN, the Intendants handmaiden.

MU-LHAAN
No... but I can.

MU-LHaan reaches round and adds her weight to her doubles arms, pushing them closer to Taranatars head. It catches S31-LHaan by surprise, she cant resist...

...and the fingers connect. Mind-meld.


BLACK OUT:


END OF ACT FOUR


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ACT FIVE


FADE IN:


52 EXT. FOUNDERS WORLD


The surface of the Founders world, but with no Founders. Its the empty, deserted stone stretching out into the distance, as seen in 10x02 Brave New World.

Together on the small rising islet, Taranatar, RU-LHaan and MU-LHaan stand all facing each other.

MU-LHAAN
So. Here the three of us are again.

RU-LHAAN
How did you do this? You are
nothing. An echo. Powerless.

MU-LHAAN
Do you believe I hid in plain
sight of the Alliance and the
Intendant for so many years
without knowing how to appear
powerless when required?


53 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Cole watches, worried as LHaan and Taranatar stand, joined in their mind-meld.

COLE
What just happened?

VAUGHN
If I had to guess, Id say your
agent was tripped up by her own
arrogance. She kept the other
LHaans katra inside her head
instead of getting rid like a
sensible person. And once its
got a foothold, a katra can be
very difficult to get rid of.

Hes talking about TPrynn. He smiles smugly.


54 EXT. FOUNDERS WORLD


Taranatar and the two LHaans...

MU-LHAAN
You believed you had me under
control. You thought you could
use me for your own purposes.
But I stayed quiet, I learned
my way around your mind... and
I waited for my moment.

RU-LHAAN
You have exhausted the last of
your energy on a futile errand,
LHaan. I will not remove my
suggestion. Any attempt to
force me will be unsuccessful.

MU-LHAAN
You spoke of a human phrase
evil twins. Of how those from
my universe are twisted, amoral
versions of those from yours.
But you are the evil one here.

RUL-HAAN
Moral lectures are irrelevant.
You are powerless against me.

MU-LHAAN
Then it is fortunate that you
are not my target.

Lighting quick, MU-LHaan turns to Taranatar and grabs him in the double mind-meld hold, fingers to both sides of his face. Taranatar allows it - in fact grins with victory as he and MU-LHaan vibrate against each other.

RU-LHAAN
(alarmed)
Stop! What are you doing?!

MU-LHaan and Taranatar are in their mind-meld, ignoring her. RU-LHaan grimaces, physically hurt by what the other two are doing. She gasps, trying to control the pain and fear and violation. Taranatar sneer-grins...


55 INT. DS9 LOWER ENGINEERING CORE


Nogs ears prick up...

NOG
They stopped shouting...

Shars antennae reach around, feeling...

SHAR
The forcefield is down.

BOWERS
Crap. Move move move!

The security team scatter to try to find entrances past the bulkhead blocking their way. All except for Sevak, who covers the corridor behind them, just in case. Nog and Shar get their machines ready, Tarses prepares his hypospray...


56 EXT. FOUNDERS WORLD


MU-LHaan grips Taranatars head tightly. They stare into each others eyes, intense and focused. RU-LHaan grips her own head in pain, trying to fight it...

MU-LHaan draws something out of Taranatar a ghostly IMAGE of another LHaan, superimposed. MU-LHaan struggles to drag it out of him. RU-LHaan groans in pain...


57 INT. DS9 INDUSTRIAL ROOM


Against the wall, Quark is trying to trace some kind of exit, but his strength is sapping. He falls to his knees.

QUARK
(weakly)
Help... somebody...

Then a figure approaches - Shar holds a small emitter which casts a new field around him, extending behind them like a clear corridor. Nog, Bowers and Tarses are with him. Nog grabs Quark and pulls him into the force field bubble.

QUARK
Nog... I always said... you
were a good boy...

NOG
Doctor, take him. Get him out
of here.

QUARK
Wait... Laren. Wheres Laren?

Tarses gets an awkward look, and avoids the question. He leads Quark back down the force field corridor.

Bowers crouches down and scoops Daxs limp, half-conscious body into his arms, as gently but quickly as he can. Once shes secure he speeds back to safety. Shar and Nog remain.

SHAR
Prynn! Are you here?

A faint, half-heard groan. Nog hears it.

NOG
Over there!

Shar runs, pushing the force field in front of him. Prynn is curled up on the ground, her skin visibly burned and fizzing. Shar hands his emitter to Nog and scoops Prynn off the ground. As he runs her to safety, she croaks out...

PRYNN
Shar... I guess this... makes
us even now...

Shar is only interested in getting her to safety.


58 EXT. FOUNDERS WORLD


MU-LHaan is desperately holding on to the ghostly image between her hands it wavers and tries to get free, but she wont let it. RU-LHaan is screaming with the strain of mentally pushing back against what MU-LHaan is doing.

But its not enough. MU-LHaan takes the image, THROWS it at her opposite number. It hits her, blends with her. RU-LHaan SCREAMS, her own image wavering.

MU-LHaan and Taranatar watch RU-LHaan as she writhes and fights... with a final wail, the Vulcan woman fades away.


59 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


In Vaughns hiding place, the real Taranatar and the real RU-LHaan slump back from each other, their mind-meld over. Vaughn catches Taranatar, supports him. Bashir runs to check on LHaan. He feels for a pulse...

BASHIR
Shes alive.

Vaughn doesnt seem overly impressed with that.


60 EXT. FOUNDERS WORLD


MU-LHaan and Taranatar are now alone. She turns to him...

MU-LHAAN
It is over, Taranatar. I have
removed her influence. You are
at last truly free. I hope you
are finally able to accept it.

TARANATAR
I believe I am. Thank you.

MU-LHAAN
You are welcome. It is time for
me to accept my fate likewise.
I wish you well, Taranatar.

And MU-LHaan fades away to nothing, leaving him alone.


61 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


Taranatar comes back to consciousness, finding himself in Vaughns arms. Vaughn attempts to stand him up. Once hes steady on his feet, he reaches down to touch a control on the transporter strap around the JemHadars wrist. Taranatar transports away...


62 INT. DS9 TARANATARS QUARTERS


... and reappears in his own quarters. Admiral Batanides helps to steady him.

BATANIDES
Ive got you. Youre safe now.


63 INT. DS9 DARK ROOM


With Taranatar gone, Vaughn reaches for his phaser.

VAUGHN
Step aside, Doctor.

With alarm, Bashir realizes Vaughn means to kill LHaan and Cole. He specifically steps between them. LHaan lolls semi-conscious in her bonds, while Cole has gone quiet.

BASHIR
Im not going to let you do
that, Commander.

VAUGHN
You think we can just let them
walk out of here? Step aside.

COLE
Let him, Doctor. Theres plenty
more where we came from. Do
whatever you want to us, it
wont stop them.

VAUGHN
Ill worry about them later.
All I need to worry about right
now... is you two.

BASHIR
Commander - no. Its not going
to happen. Put down the phaser.

VAUGHN
You promised me you would see
this through, Doctor.

BASHIR
And you promised me you werent
like Section 31. Im starting
to wonder.

VAUGHN
How can you possibly let them
live after what theyve done?
To us, to Prynn, to Dax...

BASHIR
Because Cole was right about me
earlier. Saving lives is more
important to me than your great
crusade. And I certainly wont
kill two people in cold blood.

A moment of indecision, then with a roar of frustration, Vaughn casts the phaser aside. Bashir goes to untie LHaan and then Cole. Cole helps the still groggy LHaan.

BASHIR
Now get the hell off my station,
both of you. If I see either of
your faces ever again, it might
force me to rethink my decision.

Without a word, Cole helps LHaan out of the room, off into the darkness of the depths of the station.

VAUGHN
If this comes back to bite us,
Doctor... its all on you.


64 INT. DS9 HABITAT RING CORRIDOR


Ro is beating ten shades of bloody hell out of Taranatar, roaring and crying and screaming cathartically all at once.

She grabs him by the front of his uniform, hoists him up into the air, and THROWS him against the corridor wall. He lands against it with such force that we hear the CRACK of his back. He slumps down to the deck, eyes wide and glassy.

Ro stands, glaring down at the unmoving body, panting...

And now its Ro herself on the ground, in the same state.


65 INT. DS9 - INFIRMARY


With a shuddering gasp, Ro comes back to consciousness on the biobed. Looking to the side, she sees Quark sitting by her bedside, looking burned and sore. He jumps to her side.

QUARK
Doctor! Shes awake!

RO
Quark...? What happened?

QUARK
I dont know and I dont care.
But were both alive.

TARSES
You had a bad reaction to all
the medication you took. And I
think I know why. Are you sure
you want to talk about it now?

Tarses is referring to Quark, who clearly has no idea what the doctor is on about. Ro sees that Tarses knows about the painkillers. She sighs to herself time to face up to it.

TARSES
Go ahead. He may as well hear
the whole truth.
(takes Quarks hand)
If thats okay with you.

QUARK
Hey, dont worry about me. We
Ferengi are made of tougher
stuff than people think.

RO
Wheres Etana?

Awkward look from Tarses...


66 INT. DS9 SECURITY OFFICE


Etanas image is on the screens on the back wall, sitting quiet and withdrawn in one of the security cells. Kira, Cenn and Richter stand watching the screens.

CENN
She swears she never meant to
hurt anyone. She was told it
was a test, to see if we were
keeping a close enough eye on
our pharmacy stocks. She had
no idea what it would do to Ro.

KIRA
(cold)
How long has she been working
for them?

CENN
Captain, I dont even know who
them are. And I dont think
she does either. She said he
told her he was with Starfleet
Intelligence when he recruited
her two years ago.

RICHTER
Two years? Thats the whole time
shes been on the station. The
whole time Ive known her. Ever
since the Iconian mission.

KIRA
Right after Coles last visit
to the station. He must have
found someone in the Militia
whod applied to work here,
and got in there first. Did
she say what she did for him?

CENN
Nothing direct. Just gave him
access to her regular reports.
But as the second in security,
who then transferred to work
directly under Bashir...

KIRA
Those reports would have been
pretty interesting stuff.

RICHTER
So... what are you going to do
with her now?

KIRA
What do you want us to do?

Richter isnt sure what to think anymore...


67 INT. DS9 LOWER ENGINEERING CORE


Cole and LHaan move through the deserted areas of the station, trying to get to their escape vessel. LHaan is still a bit weak, but burying her pain and embarrassment under Vulcan control.

LHAAN
What do we do now?

COLE
We? There is no we, LHaan.
After today, youre finished
with the organisation.

LHaan stops, looks at Cole with confusion.

LHAAN
For what reason?

COLE
What reason?! You failed the
mission! And not only that, you
put everything back the way it
was before. Youre weak. We have
thoroughly lost this one, and
its completely thanks to you.
So yes, youre done.

That means death. LHaan absorbs this calmly.

LHAAN
I understand.

Cole turns to keep walking, and LHaan ATTACKS. A sharp stab with her fingers to the back of the neck not enough to kill Cole, but enough to knock him down and daze him.

He tumbles to the ground. She is on him. Pins him to the deck with her own weight, grabs his face in a double meld. Grimacing in fury, she forces herself on him. He SCREAMS as she scrambles his brains, feet kicking, eyes rolling back.

LHaan lets all her Vulcan rage and fire out on him. Coles skin actually SMOKES at the points of contact. Finally he goes limp shes burned out his brain. She gets her breath back, pulls herself under control, and walks away.


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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. Im
so glad youre 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
Dont worry, Ezri. I wont be.
This is where I belong.

He exchanges a look with Vaughn hes out. No more.

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

VAUGHN
I promise, baby. Im not going
anywhere.

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


69 INT. DS9 TARANATARS QUARTERS


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

KIRA
Looks like its over. Bowers
went back down to clear up. He
found Coles body. And theres
no sign of LHaan anywhere on
the station.
(beat)
It wasnt your fault, you know.
They used you.

TARANATAR
Yes - again. How many times now?
For twenty-five years, I thought
I was strong. The oldest JemHadar
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.

TARANATAR
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
youve suffered it, but basic-
ally yes. This is how it is.

TARANATAR
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 thats 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 its going to be, because
I say so thats the real
victory, Taranatar. Thats
reclaiming your life.

TARANATAR
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?

TARANATAR
Yes. The Ascendants may not be
responsible for my confusion,
but they are responsible for
the chaos of the JemHadar. 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. Were going to war.


70 INT. DS9 VAUGHNS 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 doesnt look angry, or upset. Shes 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


Vaughns supershuttle zooms back through space at high warp, heading in the other direction.


75 INT. SHUTTLE REAR CABIN


LHaan sits cross-legged on the bunk. The lights are low, and her meditation lamp burns on the windowsill. Her eyes are closed, and shes having trouble ordering her thoughts. Shes trying, but her Vulcan control has been hurt.

LHAAN
I control my emotions. They do
not control me.

Its not working. LHaan opens her eyes, stares into the flame. Works to control her thoughts. Repeats her mantra.

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


BLACK OUT:


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