1. SISKO, DAX, KIRA, O'BRIAN, ET AL IN OPERATIONS
sensors are picking up a Bajoran vessel
the Gamma Quadrant. (pause) It's
emitting an unusually high level of
radiation. They may have lost the integrity of their
coils. (turns to look at Sisko)
Open a hailing
frequency. This is commander Benjamin
Sisko. We're reading signs of a warp core breach on
your ship. Are you able to eject the warp engine coil?
Visual communication with
the vessel is very poor. Audio communication has
This is Captain
Jaren Vorlanna of the Regal IV.
CLOSE-SHOT of Kira who
appears stunned when she hears the name.
partial hall integrity on the engineering
are having difficulties removing the warp
coil. Our computer won't respond. We're attempting
the override command functions from
plasma radiation emission have risen to
levels. A warp core breach is imminent.
Kira looks horrified by
the news as she stares at the view screen. She draws her
hands up close to her,
nervous. Everyone in Ops is now staring at the screen.
towards O'Brian) Chief, can we transport
head while working at his console) No
There's too much interference from the
to get a positive lock-on.
to peer at the screen, deeply concerned)
Captain Jaren? (no response) Captain Jaren?
(long pause) Commander Sisko, the warp coil has
A sigh of relief is heard
from all within Ops. Kira is still quite disconcerted and
still experiencing a lot of residual emissions
plasma conduits, and I've got a lot of
aboard. Request permission to dock.
granted. (turns to Dax) Dax, notify
sick bay that he'll have patients arriving
shortly. (turning to Kira) Major, I need you
bay six to
greet Captain Jaren and assist him in the
any injured to sick bay. I'll meet you
Kira hesitates before
moving toward the turbo lift. She appears a little
preoccupied in her thoughts.
KIRA EXITS. Sisko and Dax look at one another, puzzled by Kira's expression.
Dax shrugs her shoulders.