STAR TREK: VOYAGER
By Suzanne Tegart
1 EXT. SPACE VOYAGER (OPTICAL)
Camera pushes in on the ship from the top and moves backward as it flies in orbit around a bluish planet with three planetary rings.
Captain's log star date [insert date]
We have been in orbit of the
Galotain home world for several
days now. They are a charming and
hospitable people, who have welcomed
us with open arms, sharing
with us whatever we needed.
In return, their only request was
that their Ambassador- a Mr. Wrill
be given a tour of the ship…
2 INT. VOYAGER- CORRIDOR OUTSIDE MESS HALL
JANEWAY and an old odd-looking alien that we will come to know as Ambassador WRILL, are walking toward the Mess Hall doors. The door OPENS and we follow them inside. The door CLOSES after them.
…and now Ambassador Wrill,
(holding out her arm and
motioning toward the door)
this is our Mess Hall.
…Mess (beat) Hall…?
The place where our crew gathers
to eat meals and socialize.
3 INT. MESS HALL- INCLUDE KITCHEN
The mood is relaxed and happy. NEELIX is in the kitchen area. TUVOK is sitting at a table close to the door and N.D.'s are sitting at other tables eating and talking.
(he laughs an eccentric,
but charming laugh)
Oh…oh…yes of course…
silly, me…yes of course…
Tuvok sees Janeway, gets up and approaches. He's got something on his mind.
(looking at Wrill)
This must be Ambassador Wrill?
Yes…Cmdr. Tuvok…allow me to introduce
Ambassador Wrill of the Galotain
(he takes Tuvok's hand and
shakes it a little too
Well, well, Cmdr. Tuvok, a true
and eternal pleasure to meet you!
(tries not to be annoyed
at the over-friendliness)
Yes…(beat) a pleasure, Ambassador…
Ah…Captain…I require a moment of
Could it wait until later, Mr. Tuvok?
Unfortunately no, Captain. The
matter I wish to discuss is of an
(beat) urgent nature.
Mr. Wrill, will you excuse us for
Wrill watches as Tuvok and Janeway walk a few feet away.
Tuvok, what is it?
I must request that I be temporarily
relieved from duty.
Close in on his look. He is extremely uncomfortable.
I regret to inform you that I
am in the early stages of the
Janeway touches his shoulder, she feels rotten…this is one more reminder that the crew is still a long way from home and she has yet to get them there.
Oh…Tuvok…I'm so sorry… (beat)
what will you do?
I will need to enter a state
of deep meditation to purge the
blood fever. It will keep me from
my duties for several days.
Oh…(beat) If only we were home…if
only you could be with T'Pel…
(upset with herself)
That's where you belong…not on a
ship half a galaxy away…
Do not blame yourself, Captain. I
was aware when I entered Starfleet
that it carried with it certain
risks. Among them was the possibility
that I would be away from my mate
for extended periods of time.
Oh…but Tuvok, I'm sure not even
you anticipated a separation that
would last decades!
Be that as it may, Captain…I cannot
escape the blood fever. (beat) And
since my mate is thousands of light
years away, I must complete the
He is eavesdropping on Janeway and Tuvok; we can see that he's planning
6 NEW ANGLE-TUVOK AND JANEWAY (OPTICAL)
Janeway glances out the window, the view of space is another reminder of where they are. She looks back as though she will say more- but stops…there is an awkward
Take as much time as you need
Thank you, Captain... I will be
(beat) in my quarters.
Tuvok off. As Janeway watches him go, Wrill approaches.
(startled, she has almost
forgotten about Wrill)
Yes? (beat) Oh…Ambassador Wrill…
forgive me…I (beat) every once in a
while I am reminded just how far
from home we really are…
Yes…yes…a life of great reward
requires great risk…yes…yes…
Janeway looks at him wondering what he means.
Well, Ambassador, shall we
finish our tour? (beat) I believe
sickbay is next on the agenda!
Oh…yes…yes…yes…by all means possible
Captain, (beat) by all means
Off the moment… Wrill and Janeway begin walking to the door.
7 INT. SICKBAY-MED LAB
The DOCTOR is standing at the medical lab; he's running an experiment. The door SWISHES open and he looks up.
8 INT. SICKBAY DOORS ON JANEWAY AND WRILL
Wrill and Janeway enter, the door SWISHES closed. The Doctor has been waiting to talk to Janeway and approaches rapidly.
(seizing the moment)
Captain! Just the person I
wanted to see! Could you please
He gets no further as Janeway holds up her hand to stop him.
Doctor, I'd like you to meet
Ambassador Wrill, of the Galotain
Ambassador -our ship's Medical
(looks at him dubiously, but
Pleased to meet you, Mr. Wrill…
Close on his reaction to the Doctor. He is surprised, almost alarmed… He walks right up to the Doctor and scrutinizes him closely.
Oh!--- my…my…my…you're not
quite human are you?
Wrill pokes at the Doctor and his hand PASSES THROUGH him. His image WAVERS slightly.
No, no! Not at all real…
Indeed, Ambassador…I am in fact a
hologram…(beat) and believe me I have
never been more aware of that
fact than today…
No…can't escape who we are can we?
(beat)…or can we?
10 NEW ANGLE-INCLUDE JANEWAY
Janeway walks over to where the two men are standing. She is trying not to laugh.
Doctor, I thought B'Elanna was
going to have your mobile emitter
repaired by today?
Believe me, Captain, so did I.
Too bad I can't 'escape who I am'
today, Mr Wrill, because right now
I'd give anything to be solid
enough to walk out that door!
I will personally check with
B'Elanna, on the status of your
Thank you, Captain…three days of
being in sickbay is more than
this holographic Doctor can stand.
Off his look.
11 INT. SICKBAY DOOR ON WRILL AND JANEWAY
Anxious now to get out of sickbay, Janeway starts walking toward the door with Wrill.
Well then, Ambassador, I think we've
seen all there is to see in sickbay.
Shall we proceed?
Yes, yes, Captain! By all means
(laughs, but puts a hand
on her arm to stop her)
Could I make a small request before
our last stop?
Of course Mr. Wrill…
Could I trouble you to see one of your…
famous holodecks? Old Wrill has never
seen such …marvelous wonders…!
(laughs some more)
Your wish is my command! That's
to be our last stop.
12 INT. CORRIDOR-OUTSIDE SICKBAY ON DOOR
The door SWISHES open we see the two standing just inside sickbay.
Oh…oh…an eternal pleasure! Yes,
yes…an eternal pleasure!
Enjoy the rest of your tour,
Wrill and Janeway walk out. The doors SWISH closed.
13 INT. SICKBAY-MED LAB ON DOCTOR
Looking bemused, he walks back over and begins his experiments again. A moment later, the Doctor begins to FRITZ and almost BLINKS off. It only lasts a second and then everything is fine again. He shrugs it off and continues.
14 INT. VOYAGER-CORRIDOR NEAR HOLODECK
TORRES AND PARIS are exiting the holodeck as Janeway and Wrill approach… They are engaged in an animated but playful discussion. Paris is soaking wet; his clothes are askew. The couple doesn't notice Janeway and Wrill at first.
I'm telling you I warned you
before we started the program that
the safeties were off!
No, you didn't... Believe me
I would have remembered that (beat)
and I would have told you there is no
way I would parasail with the safeties
That is so like a man! You hear only
what you want to hear!
15 NEW ANGLE-CORRIDOR ON JANEWAY AND WRILL
They stop and just watch in fascination a few feet away.
Oh, right…like I'm the only one
with selective hearing! (beat)
Don't think I've forgotten your
standing me up last night, B'Elanna.
Oh! (beat) You never told me
about dinner in the first place,
and you know it!
You know, (beat) sometimes I think
I need to be a mind reader to keep
up with you!
Torres laughs when she contemplates that possibility. Then seizing another idea she moves a step closer to Paris putting her hand on his chest.
You may be on to something, Tom…
maybe we should just have Tuvok
"join" us telepathically and (beat)
our troubles would be over!
The mood is changing and Paris doesn't want to waste any more time. Janeway coughs politely, but they don't hear…
You know, I really need to get out
of these wet clothes…why don't we
go to my quarters and I'll (beat)
Sounds like a great idea…
17 JANEWAY AND WRILL
Take a few more steps in their direction. Janeway coughs again to make their presence known. Paris and Torres are startled and look sheepish, wondering how much Janeway overheard.
Oh…don't let us stop you… things
were just starting to get interesting.
(laughs, we can just see the
wheels turning as he contemplates
…oh, my…my…yes, very interesting
(looks questioningly at Wrill)
Lt. Paris, Lt. Torres, allow me to
introduce, Ambassador Wrill. I've been
giving him a tour of Voyager…our last
stop is the holodeck.
It's an honor to meet you, Ambassador.
I hope you've enjoyed your tour.
(laughs his laugh)
A pleasure…yes…yes… a pleasure! I
had no idea humans would prove to
be so… enlightening!
Ah…We were just leaving Captain…
holodeck one is all…yours!
Thank you Lieutenant, we won't keep
Janeway starts to move off, but remembers something and stops.
Ah…B'Elanna, what's the status on
the Doctor's mobile emitter?
A little nervous, she's not comfortable that she forgot to give the Doctor his emitter and the Captain caught it.
It's all repaired and ready to go,
Captain. I was going to give it to
him later (beat) this evening.
(puts her at ease)
Good, the sooner the better, because
it looks like he's developed a bad
case of cabin fever.
then I'll have Lt. Nicoletti take
it to him now.
Thank you, B'Elanna.
(turns to Wrill and motions
to the holodeck)
Janeway looks back over her shoulder and smiles knowingly at Torres and Paris.
Paris and Torres walk off.
Doesn't follow right away, but turns and looks intently at Paris and Torres. As they walk away, we see he has a huge smile on his face.
Off the moment
20 INT. VOYAGER-TURBO LIFT DOOR
Torres and Paris have made their way to the lift. The doors SWISH open as they approach; they enter.
21 INT. TURBO LIFT (OPTICAL)
Torres and Paris turn and face the doors after they SWISH closed.
(turning to Paris)
What did she mean by that? "Have fun"?
Come on B'Elanna, she obviously
overheard us,( beat), she was just
giving us a hard time… (beat) besides,
I have every intention of following
She smiles and Paris puts his hands on her shoulders they kiss. The lift doors SWISH open.
22 INT. CORRIDOR ON TURBO LIFT DOORS
Torres and Paris break their embrace and exit the lift. Doors SWISH closed.
23 INT. CORRIDOR- CONTINUOUS
They walk down the hallway toward Paris' quarters.
(to Torres, as if answering
something she said)
Why don't you just wait until
we get to my quarters and page
Nicoletti from there?
I said, contact Sue, when we get
to my quarters.
I heard that part, but how did you
know I was about to page her?
B'Elanna…you just said you were
going to a minute ago.
No, I didn't… I was thinking about
(finishing her sentence for
…but you didn't say it…
They stop short…
24 INT. CORRIDOR-DOOR TO PARIS' QUARTERS
Paris and Torres have stopped in front of the door. He shakes his head; it's been a strange day. He TAPS the PADD by the door and the door SWISHES open.
25 INT. PARIS' QUARTERS
The two walk in and the door SWISHES closed. Paris takes off his wet outer shirt, and hangs it over a chair. He
has a tank top on underneath.
…that is so true… I'd like to
have at least one date, where
ship's business didn't interfere!
(he looks at her very
How did you know I was thinking that?
I didn't... You just told me.
He just stops what he's doing…his look is disbelieving.
What…? (long beat)
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Yes! (beat) And I "know" what
27 NEW ANGLE-INCLUDE TORRES
Torres walks to Paris…she is now also worried.
Tom…what's going on here?
I don't know…but (beat) it looks
like we may have gotten our wish,
because, I know "exactly" what you're