Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by CoveTom, May 17, 2012.
KIRA: Major Kira Nerys.
ODO: Odo. Head of station security. May I ask what your function is here, Commander?
SISKO: There will be a complete mission briefing at 1800 hours, but be prepared to depart the station at 0700 tomorrow morning. Dismissed.
(Everyone leaves except Sisko and Odo)
ODO: You needn't brace yourself to give me unpleasant news, Commander, I'll save you the trouble. I've been relieved as Chief of Security. (Odo stalks out without waiting for an answer.)
SISKO: Odo, wait. You've not been relieved. You're still in charge of all non-Starfleet security matters aboard this station.
ODO: And what about matters that are Starfleet?
SISKO: In those areas, you'll coordinate your efforts with Commander Eddington.
ODO: Coordinate is another way of saying I'll report to him.
SISKO: I'm sorry, Odo. This wasn't my idea.
ODO: I'm sure it wasn't. You were just following orders.
SISKO: An order I strongly disagreed with. I did everything I could to fight this. I even took it to the Chief of Starfleet Security herself. But their decision was final.
ODO: May I ask why?
SISKO: There were some concerns regarding several recent security breaches.
ODO: If I was given the authority I asked for instead of being tied to Starfleet regulations, there wouldn't have been any security breaches.
SISKO: Odo, your resistance to following Starfleet regulations is part of the problem.
ODO: I think there might be a simpler explanation, Commander. I think Starfleet decided to bring in someone they could trust, someone besides the "shape-shifter".
SISKO: This is not a racial issue, Odo. I understand how you must feel, and I want-
ODO: Commander, I don't require your understanding. My resignation will be logged within the hour.
(Jake is enjoying an I'danian spice pudding when Sisko enters.)
SISKO: Hey, hey, hey, I thought you were unpacking.
JAKE: I am. I mean, I was. But I just kept looking at the replicator and...
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