Title: Inner Resistance
Contact: Suzanne Terri
Code: All Crew
Date: June 9, 2000
Original Posting; June 9, 2000
19 INT. PARIS' QUARTERS
Paris and Torres are sitting at a table eating dinner. We have come in as they are just finishing.
Feeling better now?
This was wonderful Tom, thank you.
He smiles pleased that she is enjoying herself.
You have no idea how good it is to eat real
Well... I was saving up some extra rations for
something really special, and I figured that
Pause. Torres smiles at him and just stares. She seems to be content just looking at him.
...so, (beat) how did your first counseling
Ok... I guess.
(she avoids his gaze, feeling uncomfortable)
How is Captain Janeway?
Paris lets out a big sigh. He was hoping that she'd open up to him about the counseling.
Doc released her from sickbay this afternoon.
He thinks she'll be back on the bridge by
Yeah, it is.
An awkward beat. They both want to talk about something, but now that the moment is at hand, they're
nervous. They begin talking at the same time.
You know, I've been doing a lot of
I've wanted to talk to you about...
They both laugh and the tension is dissolved.
No, tonight is your night-you go first.
All right...I've been doing a lot of thinking
They are interrupted by a page from the com system. It is Seven of Nine
SEVEN OF NINE'S COM VOICE
Seven of Nine, to Lt. Torres...
Torres rolls her eyes.
(taps her com badge)
Torres here, what is it Seven?
SEVEN OF NINE'S COM VOICE:
If you have a moment Lieutenant, I require
your assistance in engineering with the
Torres is conflicted as to how to answer; she would really like to stay with Paris.
Seven, can't this wait until we bring them
SEVEN OF NINE'S COM VOICE:
No, it cannot. If we do not resolve this problem
now, we may not be able to bring the shielding
on line at all.
Torres looks apologetically at Paris.
I'll be right there, Seven.
20 EXT SPACE BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
Warp speed. We hear the ROAR as it passes by the camera.
21 INT - JANEWAY SCHEMATIC (OPTICAL)
We see a borgified hand working on the JANEWAY SCHEMATIC.
22 INT. INCLUDE QUEEN AND DRONE (OPTICAL)
We see the Drone TAPS out some commands on the console.
23 EXT SPACE- BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
Flying through space. We hear the sound of DATA being TRANSMITTED. It has a distinctly BORG SOUND to
24 INT JANEWAY'S QUARTERS
She is sitting at her desk looking at a computer screen. We see it from behind, looking over the top of it at
her face. She is dressed in off duty clothes and seems almost normal. She is drinking coffee and reading.
She TAPS several commands on the PADD in front of her.
Suddenly she stops what she is doing and stares straight ahead. We hear more of the DATA TRANMSISON
sounds. The look in her eyes is cold and creepy. Without looking down she begins to TAP a new set of
commands into her desktop terminal. As she does we see the LIGHTS FLICKER slightly.
25 INT. BRIDGE ON READY ROOM DOOR
Chakotay emerges looking perturbed.
26 INCLUDE- OPS
Kim is working at his station.
We experienced another small power drain,
but I'm compensating.
Power levels are returning to normal, Commander.
Any luck yet with what's causing it, Harry?
Chakotay stands at ops across from Kim.
Not yet, Commander.
This has happened one too many times to
be a coincidence.
I agree, but I've run every diagnostic I can
think of and I come up with nothing!
Harry, I want you to report back to engineering
until we get to the bottom of this. (beat) We
can't afford any surprises right now.
As Chakotay walks down to sit in the big chair, Kim ENTERS turbo lift. DOORS CLOSE.
27 INCLUDE HELM AND VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
We see stars STREAKING by at warp. A gold-shirted N.D. brings Chakotay a PADD. He studies it carefully
and reacts with mild annoyance.
Thank you, Ensign.
N.D. walks off.
How much longer till we reach our rendezvous
Paris turns to talk to Chakotay
A little over two days if we can continue our
Engineering doesn't like it, but I think we
can keep it up long enough to reach the coordinates
It's not like we have a choice. (dry)
END ACT ONE
28 INT. MESS HALL
Several N.D.'s are sitting at tables. NEELIX is behind the bar. TUVOK enters and approaches the serving
Mr. Tuvok! It's so good to see you looking
like yourself again!
Thank you, Mr. Neelix.
(his response seems genuine. You can see
he's almost glad to see Neelix!)
It is good to be back.
If you don't mind my saying so, I'm surprised
we got you out of there at all. Why if it hadn't
been for the....
This is not a subject that Tuvok is ready to discuss with anyone and he politely cuts him short.
Yes. We were very fortunate.
(feeling badly that he brought up a sore
subject, he continues gamely.)
Well, as I said, it's good to have you back.
(beat) What can I get for you today?
For some reason I have an urge for Leola root soup.
Would you happen to have any today?
Leola Root? You...you always hated
Suffice it to say that I have recently gained
a new appreciation for many things, including
(he understands better than Tuvok
Well then, Leola Root it is!
Neelix gets him the soup.
(more stilted, but sincere.)
It is good to see you too, Mr. Neelix.
Tuvok walks off to take a seat, leaving behind a bemused Neelix.
29 EXT. SPACE BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
30 INT. BORG QUEEN'S CHAMBER (OPTICAL)
Standing as before with the drone.
Excellent. Only three more links and we
will be able to pinpoint the rogue ship when
it contacts Voyager.
Second transmission is in progress.
Excellent... (beat) Excellent...
31 EXT.-SPACE VOYAGER (STOCK OPTICAL)
At warp... We hear more Borg DATA TRANSMISSION sounds.
32 INT. JANEWAY'S QUARTERS
She is asleep and appears to be in the midst of a bad dream. She tosses and turns, mumbling out loud.
33 JANEWAY DREAM FLASH- INT. BORG CUBE (OPTICAL)
We see Janeway's P.O.V. but in a SWIMMING DREAM LIKE state. Drones are working in b.g. and she
appears to be standing in front of the Borg Queen. We are catching this sequence in mid-conversation.
You will continue to configure your
communications and deflector array to service us.
No! I won't. I don't have to do your bidding
anymore. I'm no longer one of your drones!
Your protests are irrelevant. You will comply.
We are one.
Queen walks over to the JANEWAY SCHEMATIC
NO! (beat) NO!!!
Queen TAPS out commands on the schematic. At the same time Janeway rushes at the queen, but
stumbles and is unable to reach her. The queen laughs in response.
34 JANEWAY'S QUARTERS
She wakes up in a panic and looks around her. Seeing that she is in her own quarters aboard Voyager
she's relieved. Running her fingers through her hair she rises from the bed and heads toward the
retractable sink and mirror. Once she reaches it she leans on it with both hands and hangs her head. She
is not yet aware that her dream was real.
35 INT. SICKBAY
Janeway is sitting on bio-bed two and the Doctor is examining her. He is holding a MEDICAL TRICORDER
and SCANNING her.
Your [med. tech.] levels are elevated and
you are showing signs of stress and fatigue.
Other than that I'd say you healing very nicely.
Is there anything you can do about these awful
nightmares, Doctor? I would say that my fatigue
and stress are directly related to "them".
I'll give you a cortical suppressant that should
keep the "Borg" away for a while.
Thank you, Doctor.
A beat. The Doctor turns to an instrument tray and picks up a HYPO- SPRAY. He loads it while talking to
Ah...Captain, I don't mean to pry, but
(beat) how are your counseling sessions going?
I'd be lying if I said I'm enjoying them, but...
I have learned a meditative technique that is
It is not uncommon for those who have been
through traumatic events to experience nightmares.
Yes, I realize that.
You might want to mention your nightmares
at your next counseling session.
I'll take that into consideration...but Doctor...
it also occurred to me that if I had something
else to occupy my mind, the nightmares might stop.
(he knows where she's going with this
and raises an eyebrow, slightly amused.)
Is that so?
I have to say that I'm getting a little bored with
my own company. I think I may be ready to
resume some limited duties.
Janeway has never been one to be idle for long, no matter what the reason. She is getting antsy and it
That's a possibility...
He smiles a knowing smile and INJECTS Janeway with a HYPO-SPRAY.
I'll get back to you in the morning.
Janeway gives him her trademark smile. We can see some of her old self beginning to come back. She
gets down from the bio-bed.
That's what I like to hear, Doctor. Maybe now,
I can get some sleep.
36 INT. ENGINEERING- WORK STATION 31
Seven of Nine and Torres are working at a computer console with a VOYAGER SCHEMATIC. It reads
I think we're ready to try it again.
SEVEN OF NINE
(she nods and taps her com badge)
Engineering to the Bridge.
CHAKOTAY'S COM VOICE
Commander, we're ready to run another test on
the enhanced shielding.
CHAKOTAY'S COM VOICE
Understood. Stand by while we reroute auxiliary
power to the main deflector dish.
37 INT. BRIDGE-HELM CONTROL (OPTICAL)
Paris is working. He turns to Chakotay indicating he has finished the transfer.
38 INT. ENGINEERING
CHAKOTAY'S COM VOICE
Auxiliary power has been rerouted to main
Initiating enhanced shielding... now...
SEVEN OF NINE
Main deflector is online and charging. Sixty percent...
seventy five percent... eighty percent....
Seven frowns, there is a problem. She works some more.
(beat) Something's wrong, Commander. We're
not getting enough power to completely charge
SEVEN OF NINE
Confirmed. Main deflector power is being diverted to
...I am unable to determine the destination.
39 BRIDGE- ON CHAKOTAY
That's just great...
(under his breath.)
(beat) Ok, B'Elanna, this is what we're going to do.
I want level one diagnostics run on every system
connected to deflector dish control. Use whatever
manpower and recourses you need, to get to the
bottom of this power drain problem. You have
exactly twenty-four hours.
TORRES' COM VOICE
Understood. Torres out.
40 EXT. SPACE- VOYAGER (STOCK OPTICAL)
At warp speed...
First officer's log, star date [insert date]. We are
now only several hours from our rendezvous with
the Borg Resistance. Captain Janeway, has finally
been released to return to duty. All repairs have
been completed and the new shield enhancements
are in place. I have assigned Lt. Paris and Ens. Kim,
to follow up on our mysterious power drains.
41 INT. ENGINEERING-UPSTAIRS
COMMAND WORK STATION. Kim and Paris are working side by side on the console.
Check the auxiliary output levels now.
42 INT. CONSOLE DISPLAY- POWER OUTPUT SCHEMATIC (OPTICAL) 42
Pairs works, TAPPING commands.
43 RESUME SCENE
Kim hits the console with his hands; he is tired and frustrated.
Damn! Nothing we do makes any difference!
(looking up from the terminal)
Maybe we're going at this the wrong way, Harry.
(beat) This could be sabotage...
That statement hangs in the air between them. The implication is clear. If someone is sabotaging the ship,
it's one of their closest friends. They exchange serious looks.
It would explain why we can't get to the
bottom of the problem- or trace it to its source.
44 POWER OUTPUT SCHEMATIC (OPTICAL)
Kim WORKS some more control functions.
Surprise lights his face.
Tom! Look at this...
46 RESUME SCENE
As Paris looks at the read outs he is equally surprised.
Someone has been making modifications to
the communications array... and using
deflector power to enhance the range of the signal.
Whoever did this knew how to cover their tracks.
There's no sign of an authorization code anywhere.
It's all been erased.
(he taps his com badge.)
Kim to Chakotay...