Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Oct 17, 2012.
Apollinaire: There hasn't been an earthquake here in thirty years.
PICARD: Well, that's takes care of this ward. Time to be moving on.
Apollinaire: Earthquakes. Nurse. (Crusher hides her tricorder) If you can handle things here, I've got a meeting with the Board of Patrons.
CRUSHER: I'll try to manage.
(The doctor leaves)
LAFORGE: There, by that bed. I can see an afterimage of triolic waves. They've been here recently. I'd say within the last twenty four hours.
CRUSHER: That's the bed where the man died last night.
TROI: This man was complaining about a strange doctor and nurse who visited that patient. Perhaps they're still in the hospital.
(a patient starts coughing)
CRUSHER: Here. This'll make you comfortable.
[Crusher gives the coughing man a drink. Picard's sensor in the gas lamp sets an alarm off in Crusher's tricorder. She taps her Comm. Badge and walks over to a slim man and woman entering the ward.]
CRUSHER: Do you need any help, Doctor? Doctor Apollinaire felt he had entered the algid stage. He was cyanotic, pulse unobservable.
[Crusher notices the snake-shaped cane the man is holding. The snake resembling the snake-creature seen back on Devidian.]
CRUSHER: That's an interesting cane.
[The alien disguised as a female human raises her bag up to Crusher. Riker (disguised as a policeman) along with Picard and Geordi rush into the room.]
(Geordi gets the snake cane off the male and Riker stuns him to no effect. The couple vanish)
[Back in Data's hotel room the seismograph-like device starts to go crazy. Data looks over the paper and bolts out of his hotel room]
[Back in the hospital ward, presumably a few minutes later, the police are arriving. The Away Team stands around waiting.]
POLICEMAN: Stand aside, stand aside. Let me in here. People said there was gunfire in here. What's going on?
Riker: Just a little misunderstanding. I was just clearing these people out of here.
[The policeman surveys Riker]
POLICEMAN: I haven't seen you before.
Riker: I was just assigned here this morning. I was working downtown.
Policeman (hey, it's the desk sergeant from Adam-12!): I worked downtown for three years. I don't remember you.
Picard: We'll be on our way.
POLICEMAN: No, wait. Wait. I'm going to ask all of you to come down to the station for questioning. [indicates to Riker] Including you. [notices Geordi] Where'd you get that? That's a gentleman's cane. Never seen a cane like this before. I'll have to confiscate it for evidence.
RIKER: I just want you to know that I have the utmost respect for the law.
(then he punches his lights out)
PICARD: Let's go.
(as the team come onto the street, a carriage careers around the corner)
LAFORGE: Boy, are we glad to see you.
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