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Banean Doctor: "Let the record
show that the sentence of the court has been carried out. For the
rest of his natural life, once every fourteen hours, Thomas Eugene
Paris will relive the last moments of his victim's life. May the
fates have mercy on you, sir."
the hydroxy-proline level is elevated this high, you'd probably
call for a pancreatic scan."
exactly what I'd call for. All right then, let's run through the
osteographic series again. Just enter the responses you're sure
have you given any more thought to a name?"
asked the Captain for one."
don't you choose one yourself?"
one myself? Me? Well, that just isn't. Holograms are programmed,
Kes. They don't choose anything for themselves."
we're not capable of choosing."
you choose what medical treatment to give someone."
programmed with over five million possible treatments,
programs and adaptive programs. But it's all
programs upon programs upon programs.There's
no independent decision making."
don't see the difference."
base decisions on information stored inside my brain. How's that
so different from the way you access your programs?"
Doctor: Well, if you put it that way.
your programs have any names in them?"
I have the names of Starfleet doctors, their patients, medical
personnel in historical and literary contexts."
pick a name."
"Pick a name you like, perhaps from someone who inspires
Doctor Galen, Doctor Salk. Doctor..."
you see yourself with any of those names?"
your time. After all, you will be that name for the rest of
never even considered that I had a life."
Tolen Ren: "Come on now, Neeka, stop that racket. They're
friends. That's better. That's better. What a good doggy. What a
good doggy. Oh, dearest? Are you dressed? We have guests. I
should have called. I just don't think of the common courtesies.
She's really wonderful about, uh, tolerating my dreadful
Lidell: "So, you've done it to me again."
Tolen Ren: "Yes, dear. I apologize. Oh, Lidell, this is
Kim and Lieutenant
Tom Paris. They're from the
other side of the galaxy."
Paris: "Nice to meet you."
Lidell: "You might have called."
Tolen Ren: "You're absolutely right. Do you have enough
to feed us all, or shall we go out?"
Lidell: "No, it's fine. I have some leftover rolk from
yesterday. I'll just throw it in the stew."
Tolen Ren: "Wonderful. Gentlemen, make yourselves at
home. I'm going to put on my slippers. Lidell will take good
care of you."
Lidell: "Would you like a drink?"
Lidell: "Help yourself."
Paris: "What are you looking at?"
Kim: "Not the same thing that you're looking at, that's
Paris: "What are you looking at?"
Lidell: "If it's spoiled, Neeka wouldn't eat it."
Janeway: "Come in."
Neelix: "You sent for me, Captain."
Janeway: "Lieutenant Paris has gotten himself into
trouble. I'm taking the ship into orbit while we try to sort
Neelix: "Be prepared to be intercepted by Numiri patrols.
They always try to intimidate travellers to the Banean planet."
Janeway: "The stakes are too high to send a shuttlecraft
I want to show our flag
to make it clear we mean
Neelix: "I understand."
Janeway: "Based on your experience what can we expect the
Numiri to do to intimidate us?"
Neelix: "To be honest, whenever I saw the Numiri coming,
I always left before the intimidation began. However, I know
from, knowledgeable sources that they have directed energy
comparable to your own, er, our own, that is. Ah, plus
regenerative shields that may even give them a certain advantage
over us in a firefight."
Janeway: "Tell me about them as a people. Are they
aggressive, technical, intellectual, emotional? Anything that
might help me deal with them."
Neelix: "The Numiri and the Banea are quite different
from one another even though they once coexisted on the same
scanning a Numiri vessel approaching. They're at combat readiness,
up. On screen. Mister Neelix."
patrol vessel. Curious."
would've expected them to send out more than one tiny patrol to meet
a ship like this."
hope it's a positive sign. Hail them."
a channel. I am Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Federation Starship
Numiri Captain (On viewscreen):
is your business in this system?"
of my crewmen is being held on the Banean planet.
We're on our way
this official notice that you are entering a war zone. You do so at
your own risk."
attempt to provide aid or supplies to the Banea will be considered
an act of war against the Numiri."
have my word that we intend to remain neutral in
your conflict. Our
only interest is in our own crewman."
Your activities will be monitored."
very curious. In Numiri terms, that greeting was downright friendly."
all security stations remain at full alert. Continue long range
scans for Numiri patrols around the clock."
us into orbit."
Paris: "That rehab
colony back in New Zealand doesn't seem so bad right now."
Tuvok: "Lieutenant, did you murder Professor Ren?"
Janeway: "But the victim's own eyes identified."
"You don't have to tell me what the victim's own eyes saw,
Captain. I don't understand it either, but I did not kill him."
Tuvok: "Were you having improper relations with his wife?"
"Their marriage was over. She told Ren they were finished the
same day he was killed."
Tuvok: "That does not answer my question."
"Nothing happened between us. Almost nothing."
Janeway: "Tom, it's very important you tell us everything. Harry
said you spent some time with Mrs. Ren while he and the
"I was bored. You know how it is when two science guys get
Lidell: "No, Tom! Don't!"
Paris: "No, I..."
Lidell: "Stop! No!"
Paris: "I came out
of the other room, looked over and saw her in the
eyes were a million kilometres away, staring at stars I'd just
flown by the day before."
"Smoking is a bad habit. My species gave it up centuries ago when
we finally got it into our heads it was killing us."
Lidell: "You must be a very superior species."
"That's not what I meant."
Lidell: "Maybe I kill myself slowly because I don't have the
to do it quickly."
"Now, why would you go and say a thing like that?"
Lidell: "Don't get involved, Lieutenant."
"I was just trying."
Lidell: "You'll be sorry."
Paris: "Look, I was just bored to tears in the other room and I
thought you might like to talk."
Lidell: "Why don't you go ahead and ask me?"
"Ask you what?"
Lidell: "What you've been wanting to ask me all night. What they
all want to ask me. Why I'd marry a man old enough to be my
Paris: "I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been wondering."
Lidell: "He was good to me. A lot of other men weren't."
Paris: "That sounds like a good enough reason to me."
Lidell: "He's a good man. I would never do anything to hurt him."
Paris: "I guess that makes you a good woman."
Janeway: "What's going on?"
Paris: "No! No!"
Tuvok: "Apparently, he's entering another cycle."
Janeway: "Is this normal?"
Banean Doctor: "We had some problems integrating the Banean
engrams into his alien neurology. This is the first time he's
lost consciousness since the implant."
Janeway: "I'd like to take him back with us to our medical
Minister Kray: "I'm sorry, but I can't authorize that."
Banean Doctor: "Perhaps we should consider her request, Minister.
We don't want to risk general synaptic failure. Their doctors
might be better suited to stabilize his condition."
Minister Kray: "All right, but you're not to leave orbit with
Janeway: "Minister, we don't intend to leave orbit until we prove
Tuvok: "Away team to Voyager. Three to beam up."
Tuvok: "Mrs. Ren."
Tuvok: "I'm Lieutenant Tuvok of the Starship Voyager. Would you mind
if I asked you a few questions?"
Lidell: "Are you a friend of Tom's?"
Tuvok: "I am the Starfleet chief of security investigating his
alleged participation in your husband's murder."
Lidell: "Stop it, Neeka! She just doesn't like strangers."
Tuvok: "Based on your testimony, I assume this is where the murder
Lidell: "Yes, right there. I had to have a professional cleaning crew
come in to remove the bloodstain."
Tuvok: "You chose to remain in the house after an act of such
Lidell: "This has been my home for over ten years, Mister Tuvok. Do
you really find that so hard to believe?"
Tuvok: "I'm a Vulcan, Mrs. Ren. By nature, we are a dispassionate
people. It is rare to encounter someone as dispassionate as we are."
Lidell: "Dispassionate? Is that how I seem to you? I think you'd get
an argument from Tom Paris. Can I get you a drink?"
Tuvok: "Thank you, no."
Lidell: "Mind if I have one?"
Tuvok: "Please. You testified at the trial that you and your husband
had an argument the afternoon before he was killed."
Lidell: "I never said there was an argument, Lieutenant. Have you
ever had to end a marriage?"
Lidell: "Are you married?"
Tuvok: "My wife and I have been married for sixty seven years."
Lidell: "I'm sure she's a fine, dispassionate woman. I hope you never
have to find out for yourself, but I can tell you, ending a marriage
- it's a quiet thing. The arguments are long over and there's really
nothing much left to say at all."
Tuvok: "May I ask why you decided at this time to end your
to Professor Ren?"
Lidell: "Because I was attracted to another man. I didn't want to
deceive my husband."
Tuvok: "That other man was Lieutenant Paris. Lieutenant Paris would
have been departing this planet in a few days, and yet you left your
husband of ten years for him."
Lidell: "Meeting Tom gave me the push I needed. I already knew in
heart that it was time to start over."
Tuvok: "Exactly when did you see Mister Paris on the day of the
Lidell: "I went to see him at the engineering institute after I
talked with my husband. Once I was free, I knew he wanted to be with
Tuvok: "How did you know?"
Lidell: "A woman knows, Lieutenant."
Janeway: "Evasive pattern, Beta one
four zero. Dual attack mode."
Chakotay: "Evasive pattern confirmed."
Kim: "They're attempting to lock a tractor beam on us."
Neelix: "That is a standard tactic for the Numiri when they
intend to board your vessel. Well, at least now you know I was
telling the truth about them, Captain. Although I take no
pleasure in being right, mind you."
Janeway: "But why now? Why an unprovoked attack? What are they
Neelix: "The Numiri have never needed an excuse to attack anyone."
Kim: "Shields at ninety percent and holding."
Janeway: "Commander, prepare to initiate attack manoeuvre kappa
zero one zero."
Chakotay: "Captain, if you don't mind, there's a Maquis trick we
sometimes use to get out of situations like this."
Janeway: "Be my guest."
Chakotay: "B'Elanna. Remember Teluridian 4, the two Starfleet
Torres: "I'm with you. Blowing out the dorsal phase emitters.
Torres to Engineering."
Crewman (Over Comm): "Go ahead."
Torres: "Vent a couple of LN2 exhaust conduits along the dorsal
emitters. Make it look like we're in serious trouble."
Crewman (Over Comm): "Understood."
Chakotay: "Cut all engines."
Torres: "Engines off-line."
Chakotay: "Tuvok, lock phasers on their navigational deflectors."
Tuvok: "Acknowledged. Numiri ships are closing, four thousand
Janeway: "Not to belittle Maquis tactics, Commander, but this is
a very old trick."
Chakotay: "It worked against those Starfleet runabouts."
Janeway: "You're lucky I wasn't commanding one of them."
Tuvok: "Two thousand kilometres."
Chakotay: "Besides, out here in the Delta quadrant every old
trick is new again."
Tuvok: "One thousand five hundred kilometres."
Kim: "They're sending out tractor beams again."
Chakotay: "That's our cue. Fire phasers. Engage impulse engines."
Tuvok: "Both Numiri vessels are disabled, Captain."
Janeway: "That's one trick you won't be able to use again when we
Chakotay: "I have more."
Janeway: "Cancel red alert. Take us into high orbit."
Neelix: "Captain. More Numiri will be coming, I promise you."
Janeway: "Mister Tuvok. Any progress with your investigation?"
Tuvok: "Based on the A.R.A, I am convinced Lieutenant Paris
believes what he is saying. However, I can offer no tangible
on his behalf. Considering the urgency of the
situation, I believe the only logical alternative at this time
is to witness the crime myself."
Tuvok: "I propose a mind meld with Lieutenant Paris."
Neelix: "A, a what? What, what did he say? A mind what?"
Doctor: "Let me tell you something, Lieutenant. Believe
it or not, I know more about mind melds than you do. I know what
every Vulcan doctor has said in every study of mind melds, and I
still cannot tell you what will happen if you do this. If these
cycles cause damage to a human brain, there's no telling what
the risk might be to a Vulcan."
Tuvok: "I've examined your neurological reports,
Doctor, and I
believe the risk is acceptable."
Tuvok: "Captain, the answers I seek can only be
found in the eyes of the murdered man. It may be our only chance
to prove Lieutenant Paris innocent."
Tolen Ren: "Now I understand."
Paris: "I'd better be on my way."
Lidell: "You don't have to go, Tom. He's got no right."
Tolen Ren: "No right? This is my home. You come into my
home and steal my wife, and I have no right?"
Paris: "That's not the way it happened."
Tolen Ren: "We'll see what your captain has to say about
this. When I'm finished with you, you'll never wear that uniform
Paris: "I can't let you do that."
Lidell: "No, Tom, don't! Stop! No!"
"This is Captain Kathryn Janeway
of the Federation Starship Voyager. You have illegally seized one of
Numri Captain (On Viewscreen):
"I warned you that you were entering
a war zone at your own risk."
"Yes, we appreciated that warning and took appropriate
precautions. If you read the sensor readouts in front of you, you
will see that the shuttle is carrying forty tons of thalmerite
enough to destroy your ship. I'm prepared to detonate
those explosives in thirty seconds if you do not release our vessel.
"The shuttle's being released. The Numiri ship is
"Tractor the shuttle and take us into low orbit. Cancel red
alert. Mister Paris, how soon before your next cycle?"
"That should be enough time to clear this up. Mister Tuvok,
this is your show now."
"With your permission, I would like to invite all interested
parties to meet at the scene of the murder in two hours."
"I'll invite the minister myself."
"Lieutenant Paris was not the man
Professor Ren saw before he was murdered."
"Not the man? But it was clearly established at the
"It is true, Paris's image was seen in the memories examined
during the trial. However, that is because someone altered the engrams from Professor Ren's brain."
"But that simply isn't possible for this procedure."
"I would suggest, sir, that there is no such thing as a
technology that is entirely safe from tampering."
"You're forgetting one thing. I was here and I saw him do it."
"On the contrary. I have not forgotten your statement, Mrs. Ren. However, I now know it is clearly false."
"Just what was in that tea you gave me, Lidell?"
"Is this just idle speculation, or do you have some
"Mister Paris, would you please stand next to Mrs. Ren?"
"If you wouldn't mind. The man Professor Ren observed with his
wife was virtually equal in height to her. Clearly, Lieutenant Paris
is several centimetres taller."
Lidell: How do you know what my husband saw?
"Vulcans have the ability to meld telepathically with
another's mind. I observed your husband's memories as Lieutenant
Paris went through a cycle. I watched as the killer stabbed
Professor Ren right here, through the intercostal space between the
eighth and ninth right ribs, the exact location of the Banean heart.
The killer clearly knew Banean anatomy. Lieutenant Paris did not."
"Are we supposed to take your word for all of this?"
"There is additional evidence. For example, we can now say for
certain that Professor Ren was murdered by a Numiri agent."
"Lieutenant, did you notice the stream of symbols and numbers
that were superimposed on the images?"
"Symbols? Well, yeah, I guess I did. I didn't know what they
meant. I thought they were part of the procedure."
"In researching this procedure, I found no other reference to
this phenomenon. I have now confirmed that these symbols and numbers
were equations taken from Professor Ren's weapons research. Someone
intended them to be delivered to the Numiri."
"You're saying somebody used his brain to send
data to our enemy?"
"He was a logical courier. The Numiri agents knew he could
leave the planet's surface without raising suspicion. The Numiri
made two attempts to gain access to Mister Paris. They attacked just
after he returned to Voyager, and then again when he was in the
"Someone on the surface had to be informing the Numiri
Lieutenant Paris's movements."
"Do you know who did this?"
"You knew when Mister Paris would be in transit, Minister. The
Doctor is the one who encouraged you to release him to our custody.
He is also the one who performed the implant procedure. I know of no
one else who had the opportunity and knowledge to carry out this
"I'm not going to listen to any of this."
"I really would like you to listen, Doctor."
"Would you please stand again, Mrs. Ren?"
"So we're the same height. It proves nothing. I never
saw this woman prior to the death of her husband. I was never even
in this house before today."
"You forget the other witness who was here on the night of
murder, Doctor. Would you mind asking her to come in? It appears
that you are no stranger to Neeka, Doctor."
"He lied to me, Tom. No one was supposed to get hurt. You
know I could never do anything to hurt you.
"Yeah, you could."
"There are some who'd say you risked my future on the
eyewitness identification of a dog."
"It seemed a necessary step to ensure a truthful resolution.
Paris: Well, I appreciate you sticking up for me. I owe you one."
"I conducted a criminal investigation. If you had been guilty,
I assure you I would have pursued the truth just as vigilantly. You
have no debt to me, Mister Paris."
"How come I always see you down here eating alone, Lieutenant?"
"I prefer to read rather than engage in, what do humans call
it? Short talk?"
"Close enough. You don't make many friends that way."
Paris: Well, like it or not, you've made one today, Mister Tuvok."