Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by LeadHead, Oct 28, 2013.
Sanders: Do me a favour?
Sisko: Of course.
SANDERS: Save me a seat at his court-martial.
Sisko: Count on it.
SANDERS: Good hunting, Captain.
Sisko (VO): Captain's log, supplemental. With the Defiant's computers still not fully operational, we're relying on Odo back at Deep Space Nine, to decipher the Maquis message. In the meantime, we're combing the DMZ in the hopes of a chance encounter with Eddington. But with each passing hour, our hopes are fading.
Kira: Captain, incoming transmission. It's Odo.
Odo hologram: Captain.
SISKO: We could use some good news around here, Odo. Tell me that you have some
Odo: Possibly, I've analyzed the Maquis message.
Odo: It appears to be a simple Breen Nursery Rhyme. A heterophonic, 5 line verse. Quite a catchy one, too.
Odo plays the music.
SISKO: What's it mean?
Odo: Metrical analysis shows an alternating tetrameter and pentameter structure, but the computer could find no meaningful pattern in the words. They appear to be just what they are, nonsensical phrases strung together because they rhyme. At least, to the Breen.
Sisko: And the music?
Odo: It's written on a Lyxian scale. I ran it through the computer too. No meaningful pattern.
SISKO: So we're nowhere?
Odo: Now I wouldn't say that, you see I was thinking of something that Eddington once said to me: "The best place to hide something, is in plain sight," and since this is a Breen Nursery rhyme...
Sisko: So you think that Eddington is using the music as a signal for a rendezvous in the Breen system?
Odo: Or a Breen settlement like the one on Portas Five, which isn't far from the DMZ. The biogenic components of the weapons Eddington's been using are very bulky and very unstable. They need to be kept in a large, sophisticated cold storage unit.
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