Title: Inner Resistance
Contact: Suzanne Terri
Code: All Crew
Date: June 9, 2000
Original Posting; June 9, 2000
59 INT. SICKBAY
Janeway APPEARS on the surgical bed with the Doctor and Chakotay beside her.
They implanted a nano...neural-transceiver...
Is it cloaked?
Doctor, erect a level one containment field
around the Captain.
The doctor works at a control console. Chakotay taps his COM badge.
Chakotay to Tuvok...
TUVOK'S COM VOICE
I need a two second tachyon burst directed
inside the containment field in sickbay, on
my mark... 3, 2, 1, mark...
We hear a BUZZ of energy and Janeway jumps. The Doctor scans her again.
(SCANNING WITH TRICORDER)
The cloak has been disabled. I am reading one
Borg neural-transceiver in the cerebral cortex.
Can you remove it?
Good. I'm heading back to the bridge. The
Resistance will be contacting us any minute.
Chakotay stops and looks at her. When he sees her distress he is moved with sympathy.
I tried to fight her... I tried.... so...
(he takes her hand.)
I know, Kathryn, and you won. You staged
your own resistance (beat) and you won.
Doctor approached Chakotay and puts a hand on his shoulder.
Commander, Seven and I need to get to work on
Chakotay nods and exits...
60 INT. BRIDGE- TURBO LIFT
Chakotay enters and we follow him down to the command chair. Kim, Paris, Tuvok and N.D.'s are at their
We have reached the rendezvous coordinates.
Any sign of them?
Not yet, Commander.
Helm, put us into orbit around the closest moon.
Paris works... A beat then we hear BEEPS from one of the back consoles.
Sir, we're being hailed. (beat) It's Axum.
Put it on screen, Mr. Kim.
61 BRIDGE- INCLUDE VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
Axum is standing on a cube. His look is not as menacing as a
controlled drone, but he doesn't look civilized either.
We have just become aware of the Queen's
attempts to locate us through Captain Janeway.
She has set a pursuit course for Voyager.
What is their current position?
Approximately thirty light years away, in spatial
grid, 647. Your only hope of evading her
is our transwarp technology. We will assist
you in converting your warp engines.
But what about the Resistance? We're supposed
to be helping you.
If we do not give you transwarp capability, you
will not live long enough to assist us.
Chakotay thinks for a moment. He has been in favor of everything thus far, but he does not like the idea of
more Borg Technology being brought aboard Voyager. We see him struggling.
I can understand your reluctance; we are
after all still Borg...
Commander, may I remind you that we have
risked our lives and this ship to bring the
Resistance into being. If we were to withdraw
our assistance at this juncture, the results might
have devastating and far-reaching consequences.
We must help them to defeat the Borg.
The two men eye each other. Chakotay finally realizes he must take this final step if they are to really
(turning back to Axum.)
Have a team of your people plus the equipment
you will need transported to Voyager.
Thank you Commander, we will do everything
in our power to prove worthy of your trust.
View screen goes back to Voyager P.O.V. in ORBIT around a small MOON.
Commander you're with me.
Ens. Kim, you have the bridge...
Tuvok and Chakotay head toward the turbo-lift doors and ENTER.
We're going to take this one step at a time...
END ACT THREE
63 EXT. SPACE- VOYAGER IN ORBIT WITH BORG CUBE. (OPTICAL) 63
Voyager is orbiting the moon as before, but now we see the sphere above and slightly behind it.
First officer's log, supplemental. The Borg
Resistance has begun work on equipping
Voyager with transwarp capability.
Captain Janeway has insisted that they be
given access to whatever systems they require.
But I have given orders that they are to be
under constant supervision. If all goes well,
we should have transwarp drive up and running
by 0900 hours tomorrow.
64 INT. ENGINEERING
The place is alive with activity. A few drones, AXUM, LAURA, etc. are working side by side with TORRES,
SEVEN and KIM. Torres and Seven are working together at one workstation and Axum and Kim are at
SEVEN OF NINE
I have finished re-modulating the EPS conduits
to accept the Borg power relays.
Good. (beat) How does the dilithium matrix
look with the new specs?
SEVEN OF NINE
Axum has been working on the dilithium matrix
with Ens. Kim. I have not monitored their progress.
(she knows she should have and feels
uncomfortable that her human feelings
have gotten in the way of efficiency.)
Well, go check with them and bring me a report.
(she doesn't look up)
There is a tense moment. Seven is still not comfortable with Axum and would prefer not to approach him
about anything. Torres looks up when Seven doesn't respond immediately. She sees the look on her face
and understands what's happening.
Seven...I'm sorry...I should have realized...
I'll check the status myself.
Torres tries to go, but Seven holds her arm and stops her.
SEVEN OF NINE
Do not apologize, Lieutenant. I will go...
I must eventually come to terms with Axum's
feelings for me.... as well as mine for him...
Seven starts to walk away.
SEVEN OF NINE
If it's any consolation, I know exactly how
Seven says nothing- but we see gratitude in her face. She nods and walks to where Axum and Kim are
I think if we adjust the alignment here-
and here...that should take care of our
Try it now...
65 DILITHIUM CRYSTAL SCHEMATIC (OPTICAL)
We see a ROTATING 3D IMAGE of the dilithium crystal. As Kim works, the crystal seems to CHANGE
I think that's got it.
66 RESUME SCENE
Seven of Nine is now standing with them. Axum stiffens visibly.
(for a moment his expression is
unguarded, but he quickly shakes
I mean Seven.
(he looks down.)
I'm sorry, I can't seem to get used to your
SEVEN OF NINE
(she eyes him.)
Ens. Kim, Lt. Torres would like a report
on your progress.
We've entered all of the new specifications...
it looks good so far...but the real test is actually
trying a jump to transwarp.
SEVEN OF NINE:
The last time we tried to open a transwarp
conduit, the antimatter chamber was flooded
with tachyon particles. Lt. Torres had to
eject the warp core in order to avoid destroying
Not an experience I'd like to repeat.
Our modifications should prevent the creation
of tachyon particles.
Then, you are ready to conduct a test?
I will inform Lt. Torres.
67 INT. BRIDGE
Tuvok, Chakotay, Janeway, Paris and all N.D.'s are all at their
stations. An alarm sounds on Tuvok's console.
Captain, a Borg Sphere has just dropped out
of Transwarp, bearing 257 mark 984.
Red alert. Let's hope they've got that transwarp
drive up and running.
They'll be here in less than ten minutes.
(taps his com badge)
Bridge to engineering...
68 ENGINEERING -WARP CORE WORK STATION (OPTICAL)
Torres, Seven, Kim and Axum are standing by.
JANEWAY'S COM VOICE
B'Elanna, have you completed installation of
the transwarp drive?
Yes, Captain...but we need to run a controlled
test or we could have the same reaction that we
did last time.
Well, unfortunately we don't have the time to
run that test right now. A Borg Sphere has
just dropped out of transwarp. The Queen has
decided to pay us a visit.
KIM'S COM VOICE
We'll make it work, Captain.
Then prepare to engage transwarp drive.
TORRES' COM VOICE
Transwarp drive is coming on line now...
70 ENGINEERING -ON AXUM
Everyone else, as before...
Captain Janeway, I'd like to transport
my people back to our cube.
JANEWAY'S COM VOICE
I will stay with Voyager, just in case there
are problems with the new drive systems.
CHAKOTAY'S COM VOICE
Do it quickly-we've got less than five minutes
before that sphere is in range.
Axum nods to the other drones who are not standing nearby. They disappear in a GREEN BORG
71 EXT. SPACE- BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
ROARS past camera at warp.
72 INT. BORG SPHERE- QUEEN'S CHAMBER (OPTICAL)
Queen is looking up at a VIEW SCREEN. We see Voyager and the
Resistance Cube, in space.
Well, well, Captain...we meet again.
As soon as they are in range, prepare to tractor
their ship and bring it into the holding area.
We'll deal with our renegades soon enough.
73 EXT. SPACE- VOYAGER- BORG RESISTANCE (OPTICAL)
The two ships have left orbit and are now traveling side by side, they ROAR past at warp. Then the Sphere
ROARS by in pursuit.
74 INT. ENGINEERING
Everyone as before, but now the only Borg is Axum...
SEVEN OF NINE
Transwarp conduit is forming...
Harry, keep an eye on the antimatter
containment field. I want transwarp shut
down at the first sign of tachyon particles.
SEVEN OF NINE
Engaging transwarp drive...
75 EXT. SPACE - TRANSWARP CONDUIT (OPTICAL)
Alarms begin to sound. Everyone scrambles to find the problem.
I am detecting tachyon particles...
attempting to compensate...
We're losing antimatter containment...
Shut it down!
No! Wait! I'm re-aligning the dilithium matrix...
Seven joins Axum at his station. He looks up briefly surprised that she would come and help him. She
SEVEN OF NINE
Antimatter containment is stabilizing...
Tachyon particles have dissipated.
Seven offers a small smile as a kind of olive branch. It's not much, but it's a start.
(hits her com badge, excited.)
Bridge, transwarp conduit is open and stable!
A violent jolt ROCKS the ship. Everyone stumbles.
77 EXT. SPACE BORG SPHERE (OPTICAL)
The sphere is FIRING GREEN ENERGY BLASTS. We see them HIT Voyager. - SHIELDS HOLD.
78 INT. BRIDGE- ON PARIS
He is working.
Engaging transwarp drive in three...
79 EXT. SPACE- VOYAGER AND CUBE (OPTICAL)
We see them enter the CONDUIT and DISAPEAR. The Sphere follows.
80 RESUME BRIDGE-INCLUDE COMMAND STATIONS
The sphere followed us into the conduit,
Fire Torpedoes... Full spread...
81 EXT. TRANSWARP CONDUIT- VOYAGER (OPTICAL)
We see an aft view of the ship and the ORAGNE GLOW of TORPEDOES
82 EXT. TRANSWARP CONDUIT- SPHERE
The TORPEDOES HIT the Sphere. There is no obvious effect. The sphere returns fire with several GREEN
Shields down to seventy percent...
(taps com badge)
B'Elanna, can we drop out of transwarp
and close the conduit before the sphere can
84 ENGINEERING- ON TORRES AND SEVEN
Axum and Kim are working in the b.g.
I believe so, Captain.
SEVEN OF NINE
If we can time the torpedoes to detonate
the second they are emerging it will collapse
the conduit and destroy the sphere.
85 BRIDGE -ON JANEWAY
Janeway walks to stand behind Paris.
Mr. Paris, prepare to drop us out of
transwarp on my mark.
He works as camera pushes in on Janeway she is serious and determined.
86 EXT. SPACE VOYAGER- RESISTANCE
Voyager and Resistance Cube come out of the CONDUIT and FIRE TWO TORPEDOES. The CONDUIT and
the Sphere EXPLODE in a massive FIRE BALL. Pieces of BORG SPHERE fly everywhere.
END ACT FOUR
87 INT. VOYAGER COORIDOOR
Paris TAPS controls beside a door as he talks.
We'll have dinner in your quarters
next time-When Harry offered me his
holodeck time...I couldn't pass it up.
(she sounds almost annoyed)
Ok, but just this once... Next time we are
The DOOR OPENS... REVEAL we are in:
88 INT. HOLODECK ONE- CANDLELIT ROOM
We see a large slightly Klingon looking room filled with candles of every size and shape. In the center of the
room is a table for two, set for dinner. When Torres gets a good look at the room she is
Tom...this is...incredible...you must
have spent hours...
Paris takes her arm and guides her toward the table.
This way Lieutenant, your table is waiting.
Paris seats her and then is seated himself. He pauses to regard her before he speaks.
This is so beautiful-I don't know what
I'm glad you like it....
An awkward beat. Paris is gathering the courage to say something important.
You know.... I wasn't exactly in favor of
your mission to the collective....
Torres tries to interrupt, but he won't let her.
...but I wanted you to know how much
I admire the courage it took to do it.
Torres isn't sure where this is going.
And I have to say (beat) I'm honored to
call you friend.
That's the nicest thing I've heard in a long
When I told you before that you are as important
to me as any member of my family, I meant it.
...Tom...(beat) I can definitely say the same.
(beat) In fact, you and this crew are the closest
thing I have to a real family.
I'm glad you feel that way. (beat)
Paris takes her hand.
You know that neither of us have ideal
relationships with our real families-
Torres makes a face...
but (beat) if we put our minds to it-I think we
can make our own-new family.
Torres' eyes widen. She's guessed where he's going with this
Marry me, B'Elanna, I want us to be more
than friends (beat) I want us to be family.
Torres claps her hands over her mouth and laughs. Paris looks very uncomfortable; this is not the response
I'm sorry...it's just that...I can't believe it!
I wanted you to come to my quarters for
dinner tonight so that I (beat) could ask you the same
thing! That's why I was so disappointed when
you wanted to do something else!
Smiling but still serious, Paris pulls Torres to her feet.
Then, I'll take that as a "yes"...
Embrace and kiss.
Being in the collective--being a part of
all those people in Unimatrix Zero made me
realize how important it is to be a part of a
family. To feel like I was connected-that I
belonged. When I came back, I realized that I
have been connected for a long time now-to
everyone on this ship...but mostly (beat) to you...
Now it's Paris' turn to be speechless, but he finally manages to find his voice.
I love you, B'Elanna
I love you.
Their eyes hold for a moment, then Paris picks up a glass of Champagne from the table and Torres does the
same. They are still arm in arm.
Here's to family...
They clink their glasses together and kiss again.
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