"The Inner Light" Line-by-Line

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  1. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ELINE: I think you're still trying to figure out where you are. Where that ship of yours is. How to get back to that life.
     
  2. Athena28

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    PICARD: The memory is 5 years old now, but it's still inside me.
     
  3. Orac

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    Eline: Was your life there so much better than this? So much more gratifying, so much more fulfilling, that you cling to it with such stubbornness?
     
  4. Athena28

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    PICARD: Eline.
     
  5. Enterprise1981

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    ELINE: It must have been extraordinary. But never in all of the stories you've told me have you mentioned anyone who loved you as I do.
     
  6. HarryM

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    PICARD: It was real. It was as real as this is. And you can't expect me to forget a lifetime spent there.
     
  7. Enterprise1981

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    ELINE: Yes, I can. I've been patient, Kamin. For five years I've shared you with that other life. I've listened, I've tried to understand, and I have waited. When do I get you back?
     
  8. HarryM

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    PICARD: I know. I know. It has been hard on you.
     
  9. Orac

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    Eline: When will you let go? When will you start living this life? When will we start a family?
     
  10. Athena28

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    BATAI: Kamin, Eline, good morning.
     
  11. HarryM

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    PICARD: Good morning, Batai.
     
  12. Athena28

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    BATAI: Are you ready? The Administrator's already arrived.
     
  13. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    PICARD: Yes. (To Eline) Will you come along?
     
  14. Athena28

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    ELINE: No, thank you. You do very well on your own.
     
  15. HarryM

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    (She leaves, obviously upset)

    BATAI: She always was strong-minded, even when she was a child.
     
  16. Athena28

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    PICARD: It's not her fault. These past few years have been very difficult for her.
     
  17. Enterprise1981

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    BATAI: And for you, I think.
     
  18. Orac

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    Administrator: There you are, Batai. Perhaps you can explain to me, when crops are dying all over, how this tree is flourishing?
     
  19. Enterprise1981

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    BATAI: This tree is our symbol, our affirmation of life. Everyone in this town gives part of their water rations to keep it alive. We've learned, Administrator, that hope is a powerful weapon against anything. Even drought.
     
  20. HarryM

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    ADMINISTRATOR: A good point. Perhaps I shall recommend a symbolic tree in each of my communities. Now. What business do we have today?
     

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