Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by CoveTom, Dec 30, 2010.
PICARD: But, not any more?
Deseve: As I've grown older, I realize that clarity of purpose is a more ambiguous matter than I had thought in my youth.
Picard: Commander Riker, Set course for the Kayleb Sector, warp factor 8.
Riker: Aye, aye, sir.
Warbird at Warp.
Troi enters a cargo bay. A guard is at the door. N'Vek is above inspecting Cargo Containers.
Troi: You may wait outside. Make certain that we're not disturbed.
(the guard leaves)
TROI: They're terrified of me.
N'VeK: The purpose of the Tal'Shiar is to ensure loyalty. To defy them is to invite imprisonment or death.
TROI: I think it's time you told me what this is all about.
N'Vek: That's why I called you here. These are the cargo containers we brought on board earlier.
TROI: What's in it?
(N'Vek opens it to reveal a Romulan man)
TROI: He's alive. In stasis. Who is it?
N'Vek: Vice Proconsul M'ret of the Imperial Senate and his two top aides.
TROI: M'ret? He's one of the highest ranking members of the Romulan government.
N'VEK: His defection will be a profound blow to Romulus.
Troi: Why is he doing this?
N'VEK: M'ret had questioned the repressive activities of the government and was in danger of being imprisoned. He is willing to take this risk in order to protest Romulan policy and support the dissident movement.
Troi: You're part of Ambassador Spock's underground movement.
N'VEK: Yes. If we are able to deliver M'ret safely, Spock is hopeful that we can establish an escape route for the thousands of dissidents who live in fear of their lives. Now you realize why we are willing to go to such extraordinary lengths, even kidnapping you, to make sure we succeed.
Troi: You've given me the identity of a Tal'Shiar officer. Is there a real Major Ra'Kal?
N'Vek: There was. She was killed so that you could take her place. Only a member of the Tal Shiar would have the authority to alter a ship's mission.
TROI: Why me? You could have found a Romulan to play this role.
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