Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by LeadHead, Oct 28, 2013.
Sisko: You left a cascade virus in the Defiant's computers.
EDDINGTON: Sounds simple, doesn't it? But I assure you it took a great deal of time to devise one that wouldn't be detected by Odo or Chief O'Brien. I'm really quite proud of it.
SISKO: I'll add it to the list of charges against you.
EDDINGTON: Well, as long as you're making a list... why don't you add this.
The Maquis Raider makes a strafing run at the defenseless Defiant, blasting it with its phasers.
^EDDINGTON: You know what your problem is, Captain? You've made this personal. It didn't have to be. It wasn't with me. I have no animosity, no harsh feelings toward you.
SISKO: I wish I could say the same.
EDDINGTON: Does it really pay to risk yourself, your ship, your crew, on a personal vendetta? And would Starfleet approve?
SISKO: I don't need any lectures about Starfleet from you. And no matter what happens here today it's not over between us.
Eddington: I'm the one in control here, Captain. Your ship is defenceless. I could destroy you right now, but I won't. Like I said, the Maquis aren't killers. Our quarrel is with the Cardassians, not you. Leave us alone and we'll leave you alone. Cease fire.
Sisko: Am I supposed to thank you?
Eddington: No. I'm not going to make you grovel for your life. Unlike you, Captain, I know when to walk away. Maybe you should think about that on your long trip home.
The Defiant is back at Deep Space Nine
SISKO (Voice): Captain's Log: Stardate 50488.2 The Defiant has returned to the station... but not under its own power. The Starship Malinche had to tow us home.
O'Brien: We've got our work cut out for us. Eddington's cascade virus disabled every memory circuit on the Defiant. We have to reload and reprogramme the entire database.
SISKO: How long?
O'Brien: Two weeks. And that's working with three shifts round the clock.
Sisko: Get started. If there's any way you can speed things up...
O'BRIEN: I'll do what I can.
ODO: I've removed two similar cascade viruses hidden on the station's main computer. By transmitting a signal, Eddington could've disabled our entire defense system.
SISKO: How long until you've eliminated all of Eddington's handiwork?
ODO: A good question. I can't guarantee we've found all of them. Eddington was DS9's chief of Starfleet security for eighteen months. He had the opportunity to infiltrate and compromise every system on the station.
Sisko: Then check every system on the station.
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