Title: Inner Resistance
Contact: Suzanne Terri
Code: All Crew
Date: June 9, 2000
Original Posting; June 9, 2000
END OF TEASER
(Note: Episode credits fall over opening scenes.)
11 INT. BREIFING ROOM
CHAKOTAY, PARIS, KIM, SEVEN OF NINE, DOCTOR and NEELIX sit around the table. Serious war room
We were successful in removing all of the
Borg technology from Captain Janeway,
Commander Tuvok and Lt. Torres.
How are they, Doctor?
Commander Tuvok and Lt. Torres sustained
no other injuries and should be ready to return
to duty in a few days.
An awkward beat. His next statement is not going to be greeted with enthusiasm.
I have recommended that all three of them undergo
counseling for post-assimilation trauma.
Counselor Troi, from the Enterprise, has
graciously given us her research data from her
experience with Captain Picard.
B'Elanna, undergo counseling? I don't think
she'll agree to that Doc.
I'm afraid she doesn't have any choice Lieutenant.
Perhaps you could help her understand its importance...
because if she doesn't agree to it, I will not authorize
her to return to duty.
Off his look...
Paris is not happy. An awkward beat. Chakotay looks at him,
sympathetically, but says nothing.
What about the Captain?
SEVEN OF NINE
Although we were successful in converting the
Captain's bio-functions, she remains in a coma.
All attempts to revive her have proved... unsuccessful.
Doctor, do you have any clue as to why she
can't be revived?
None. (beat) There is no medical reason. She should
be just fine, but she's not.
Paris and Kim exchange worried looks.
There has to be a reason and we need to find
Chakotay looks around at everyone in the room.
In about seven days we will be contacted by
the Borg Resistance, (beat) I intend to continue
doing everything in our power to help them
in their fight against the Collective. That means
that we have to get every system on this ship
repaired and running at peak efficiency by then.
(picking up the momentum)
We're almost done with the repairs in engineering.
By tomorrow we should be ready to re-install
enhanced Borg shielding.
Seven, I want you in engineering, with Ens. Kim,
to facilitate the installation. It will be a couple of
days before B'Elanna will be back on duty and in
the mean time we need all the help we can get.
SEVEN OF NINE
Commander, what should we tell the crew about
Captain Janeway? They're very concerned.
Well, Neelix, as morale officer, I am putting you
in charge of making sure the crew knows that
the Captain is going to be 'just fine'...
Chakotay looks around to everyone again. He is deadly serious. He knows the importance of the crew
believing that Janeway will recover fully. It is also of personal importance to him that she recovers.
...because she is. (beat) All right everyone,
if that's all, you're dismissed.
12 EXT. BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
Flying through space. The cube has escaped.
13 INT. BORG QUEEN'S CHAMBER (OPTICAL)
BORG QUEEN is standing by a computer CONSOLE. A drone approaches her to report activating a
SCHEMATIC of a human female- JANEWAY-
14 BORG COMPUTER CONSOLE (OPTICAL)
A TINY YELLOW LIGHT is flashing in the brain area of the JANEWAY schematic.
15 RESUME SCENE
The Queen looks up from the console with an evil looking smile.
The nano-neural transceiver has been activated?
(collective voice) Yes.
Excellent. The cloak is functioning optimally.
It's time we woke our new ally.
16 INT. SICKBAY
No one is around but CHAKOTAY and an unconscious JANEWAY. We see Chakotay's (P.O.V.) She is still
lying on the surgical bed. The Borg technology is gone and she looks very much human now. He touches
her hand and looks concerned.
Kathryn, can you hear me? We need you to
wake up. (beat) The Doctor says there's nothing
wrong with you and if you really wanted to
you could wake up.
(he lightly touches her face.)
You did it Kathryn, you helped create the Resistance
and now we're going to help them defeat the Borg...
just like you wanted to. You should be a part of
this; (beat) you NEED to be a part of this. (beat)
I miss you Kathryn, (beat) please wake up.
(eyes still closed.)
Then I guess I don't have a choice do I?
Janeway's eyes flutter open and she smiles ever so slightly. Her voice is not strong; even though she is
awake she is far from recovered.
Chakotay looks toward the Doctor's office.
Chakotay looks down at Janeway again and smiles big. He is very relieved.
You can hear me? How do you feel?
One question at a time, Commander...
We see the Doctor walking toward the bio-bed, TRICORDER in hand. He is pleased that his patient is finally
awake. After SCANNING her he administers a HYPO-SPRAY, while talking.
Vital signs are normal. Neural readings are
also registering as normal. How do you feel,
I've been better. But it beats being a Borg
Chakotay smiles again at her.
What do you remember?
Giving explicit instructions that if anything went
wrong, you were not to attempt a rescue.
Well, Captain, technically we didn't. The Resistance
rescued you, (beat) but I never would have followed
that order anyway.
I'll keep that in mind for the future, Commander.
In the mean time...
(gives him a meaningful look)
You're welcome. (beat) It's good to have you back.
Captain, I'd like to keep you in sickbay for another
twenty-four hours, just to make sure everything
remains normal. After that, you may be returned
to duty. (beat)
(he approaches this carefully)
I have recommended that Cmdr. Tuvok and Lt. Torres,
undergo counseling to help them cope with the
aftereffects of your little "away mission", I am
recommending the same for you.
Janeway looks as though she might argue, but then she relents.
You'll get no argument from me, Doctor.
Good. I assure you, I did not receive the same
response from Lt. Torres.
How are the others doing?
They've been released from sickbay and are
already working limited duty shifts.
I learned a lot about B'Elanna in the Collective.
I can well believe that she resisted the idea of
exposing her life to a counselor.
Tom and I are both "encouraging" her to keep
(she smiles knowingly)
Yes, I'll just bet you are. (beat) But then again,
perhaps this will be the incentive she needs to
(beat) tie up some loose ends in her life.
Janeway sighs and closes her eyes. She is tired and wants to rest.
Commander, perhaps you can finish your
discussion another time. It's important that the
Captain rest for now.
(looking back at Janeway.)
I'll see you later, Captain. Try to get some rest.
Doctor and Chakotay off. Camera pushes in on Janeway. Her eyes are closed now, but her expression is