Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Feb 13, 2014.
ELINE: (overjoyed) Really? Really?
PICARD: Unless, of course, you would prefer a porch. It would be easier to build. I could make a start right away.
ELINE: No. (They embrace and kiss)
RIKER: Geordi, any progress identifying the probe?
LAFORGE: Maybe. I've picked up some residue on the probe's shell. I think it came from the propulsion system. Looks like it used a solid propellant as fuel.
RIKER: Solid propellant?
LAFORGE: Sensors read this stuff as crystalline emiristol. It produces a radioactive trail that ought to be traceable.
RIKER: Then we should be able to send out a probe of our own, trace it back to the origin.
LAFORGE: I'll get right on it.
DATA: Commander, I have been analyzing the nucleonic beam. I believe it would be possible to reflect the particles back toward the probe in a way that would disrupt the signal.
Crusher: I simply don't know the risk of cutting off the beam.
Riker: I'm not willing to let this thing keep drilling into him.
CRUSHER: If somebody gets stabbed, you don't necessarily pull the knife out right away. It might do more harm than leaving it there.
WORF: The Captain is under attack. We must act.
RIKER: I'm inclined to agree. Doctor, monitor him closely. Mister Data, prepare to disrupt the beam. We're going to try to cut this cord.
(a young girl is playing in the sunshine as Picard plays his flute indoors)
ELINE [OC]: Meribor.
(the little girl runs to Eline, who is holding a baby, several years have passed)
ELINE: Meribor, this is your brother's ceremony. Don't fidget now.
Picard: We name this child for a dear friend who died a year ago. But now, his memory will live on in his namesake.
Eline: We name you Batai, in his honour.
Picard: And he's starting out in the warmth of friends. Thank you. Please, help yourselves to something to eat.
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