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(McCoy and Chapel enter.)
MULHALL: Doctor, help him!
MCCOY: He's dead.
Medical Log. Stardate 4770.3. Do I list one death or two? When Kirk's body died, Sargon was too far distant from his receptacle to transfer back. Sargon is dead. But is Captain Kirk dead? His body is, but his consciousness is still in the receptacle into which it was transferred earlier.
(The medical team hook Kirk's body up to a life support machine.)
Nurse: All his vital organs are now working, Doctor.
MCCOY: Yes, we can keep them going for a few weeks, or a month. For all the good it'll do.
(There is a shiny plastic person on the table now.)
MULHALL: Why pretend to work on that thing, Henoch? You know you never intended to leave Spock's body.
Spock: This is your new home, Thalassa. Once occupied, I'll add female features and some texturing. You no doubt want the mechanism to at least appear to be a woman. (he tests its hand movement.) It is ready, Thalassa.
Spock: You have no excuse to keep the real body any longer. Sargon would've required that you enter the mechanism immediately.
Mulhall/Thalassa: I cannot live in that thing!
MULHALL: Would you like to save your Captain Kirk?
MCCOY: But you said that was impossible.
MULHALL: We have many powers Sargon did not permit us to use. He thought them too tempting to us. This body pleases me. I intend to keep it.
MCCOY: I see. And Henoch intends to keep Spock's body, of course.
MULHALL: Henoch's plans are his own affair. I wish only to exist in peace as a living woman.
MCCOY: If you're asking my approval...
MULHALL: I require only your silence. Only you and I will know that Doctor Mulhall has not returned to her body. Isn't that worth your captain's life? Doctor, we can take what we wish. Neither you, this ship, nor worlds have the power to stop us.
MCCOY: Neither Jim nor I can trade a body we don't own. It happens to belong to a young woman.
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