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EPISODE
Ambassador's Gambit
Attribution
Series: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Written by: Dragonboy546
Story by: Dragonboy546
Teleplay by: Dragonboy546
Production information
Episode no.: 1x16
First aired: February 13th, 2022
Chronology
Date: 2254
Stardate: 5443.1


Ambassador's Gambit is 16th episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 1.

Plot[]

During a high level diplomatic meeting, both the USS Enterprise and USS Yorktown are in orbit around the Betazoid planet of Betazed. It could be a great day for the Federation but it turns into a dark day for the Betazoids when their highly respective ambassadors is killed and Captain Smith is blamed for it and arrested for it, when Admiral Anderson orders the Enterprise to leave orbit due to the Federation not having an alliance with the Betazoids but can John and his crew figure out what to do or will he be forced to leave his wife in prison.

Script Chapters[]

Teaser[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

Both the Enterprise and Yorktown are in orbit around the planet.

CAPT. BRANSON'S (voice over): Captain's Log Stardate 5343.4, Both the Enterprise and Yorktown are in orbit of the planet Betazed while on a high level diplomatic mission or great importance's

INT-U.S.S. YORKTOWN CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS

Both John and Jessica are in bed cuddling after reliving some stress.

JESS (Smiles): That was great.

JOHN (Smiles): You're telling me we both need that.

JESSICA (Smiles): Its great that we're working together.

JOHN (Smiles): Yeah it is great to working with you as well dear.

Then the com does its bonsun whistle and Commander T'Var comes over the com.

CMDR. T'VAR (Com voice): Bridge to Smith

Jessica activates the com panel on the head of her bed.

JESSICA (to com): Smith here go ahead T'Var.

CMDR. T'VAR (Com voice): Captain the Betazoid delegation is ready to beam aboard the Enterprise, Commander Ivanova wanted me to inform both you and Captain Branson

JOHN (to com): Thanks T'Var let Commander Ivanova know that we'll beam over in an hour.

CMDR. T'VAR (Com voice): Very well sir T'Var out

Jessica turns the com off and lays on John's chest.

JOHN (Sighs): Just when I was getting comfortable being here with you.

JESSICA (Smiles): There will be other times we can just lounge around in my or your quarters.

They kiss.

CUT TO:
EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Camera moves from the U.S.S. Yorktown to the U.S.S. Enterprise.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM

Lieutenant Mitchell and his security team enters and he's messing with his dress uniform's collar, as Lieutenant Commander Williams is at the transporter console with Chief Mackenzie.

LT. MITCHELL (Frustrated): I hate wearing these blasted uniforms.

LTCMDR. WILLIAMS: Its known protocol Ty.

LT. MITCHELL: Does it have to always be protocol?

Then Captain Branson, Commander Ivanova, and Captain Smith enter wearing there dress uniforms as Chief Mackenzie reports.

CHIEF MACKENZIE: The Betazoid delegation is ready to beam aboard sir.

CAPT. BRANSON: Beam them aboard Chief.

Chief Mackenzie inputs commands into the console and the Betazoid delegations beam aboard the ship as an Ensign blows the bonsun whistler.

CAPT. BRANSON: Ambassador welcome aboard I'm John Branson Captain of the Starship Enterprise we spoke when we first entered orbit of your world.

BETAZOID AMBASSADOR: Ah yes Captain I remember I did speak with you.

CAPT. BRANSON: And theses are my senior staff my first officer Commander Zhasa Ivanova.

CMDR. IVANOVA: Ambassador.

CAPT. BRANSON: My chief of security and your escort during your time on the Enterprise Lieutenant Tyson Mitchell.

LT. MITCHELL: Ambassador don't worry I'll make sure your stay on this ship will be uneventful.

BETAZOID AMBASSADOR: Thank you Lieutenant.

CAPT. BRANSON: My wife Captain Jessica Smith commanding officer of the U.S.S. Yorktown she's been sent here to help me with my diplomatic skills so I don't mess up.

CAPT. SMITH: I'm just here for the day.

CAPT. BRANSON: And my chief engineer Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Williams.

LTCMDR. WILLIAMS: Ambassador welcome I have your guest quarters conformed to Betazoid standards just let me know what I missed I love a good challenge.

BETAZOID AMBASSADOR: Its great to be the first Betazoid onboard a Federation Starship since we first spoke via subspace and your landing party on the surface.

CAPT. BRANSON: If you follow me Ambassador we'll get started on speaking about membership to the Federation.

The doors opened and the delegation and the senior staff of the Enterprise leaves the transporter room.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Enterprise and Potemkin are in orbit of the planet.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE SITUATION ROOM

The doors opened.

CAPT. BRANSON: As you can see Ambassador the Federation is looking for an alliance and hopefully one day membership for your people.

AMBASSADOR LEE: I hope it will be the best alliance with the Betazed and the Federation.

Then a dark-haired woman leans forward and chimes in.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Ambassador before we proceed, I'd like to address some of my security concerns.

LT. MITCHELL: I'll be able to help you with that.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Thank you Lieutenant.

CAPT. SMITH: Security Chief you'll find that the Enterprise will only defend itself if she's threaten.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: I'm very impressed. And a little intimidated.

Security chief Yau reviews the PADD.

CUT TO:
INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE

The crew are all at their stations and Commander T'Lar is in command while Captain Branson and Commander Ivanova are showing the Betazed Delegation around the ship.

LT. SMITH: All systems reporting normal.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: Thank you Lieutenant.

ENS. CARLSON: I bet the Captain and Commander are bored.

LTJG. SMITH: With my sister helping him with it.

CUT TO:
INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM

The doors opened and they enter.

AMBASSADOR LEE: I am impressed by the wonders of your ship Captain and I hope that I will be able to see your ship Captain Smith.

CAPT. SMITH: No doubt you will Ambassador we scheduled a tour for you and your party for 1400 hours after you finish speaking with the minister of Betazed.

AMBASSADOR LEE: I will talk to the Minister and you will have an answer Captain, Security chief Yau you will remain onboard the Enterprise, to review the security of the Federation.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Nods): Yes, sir I will.

The Ambassador steps onto the pad.

CAPT. BRANSON: Energize chief.

Chief Mackenzie inputs commands into the console and activates the transporter sequence, the console alarm rings out as Mackenzie starts quickly reacting.

CAPT. BRANSON: What's going on?

CHIEF MACKENZIE: I'm losing his signal!

Commander Williams walks up next to her.

LTCMDR. WILLIAMS: Boost the anullar confiment beam.

CHIEF MACKENZIE: Trying Commander!

LTCMDR. WILLIAMS: Engage emergency overrides.

But its too late.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: BRING HIM BACK NOW, BRING HIM BACK!

CHIEF MACKENZIE (Defeated): I'm sorry, sir... I wasn't able to retrieve the signal... the Ambassador's dead.

On Branson's reaction...

(END OF TEASER, FADE OUT, STARTING CREDITS)

Act One[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Enterprise and Potemkin are in orbit of Betazed.

(Notes: Opening credits fall over opening scenes)

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM

Commander Williams and Lieutenant Payne are looking over the transporter console while Doctor Carlson and a MEDICAL TECHNICIAN are examining the Transporter pad in the b.g. with a couple of tricorders. The Technician has a carrying case into which residual samples from the Transporter pad are being placed and Commander Williams gets up from the transporter console and activates the com panel.

LTCMDR. WILLIAMS (to com): I can't find any system flaws in the unit, sir. All the Engineering status reports were normal. None of the backups were activated and the auto-sequencers all functioned normally.

CUT TO:
INT-USS ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE

CAPT. BRANSON (to com): Any prior malfunctions with this Transporter unit?

CHIEF MACKENZIE (Com voice): No, sir. In fact, we replaced the transition coils only a week ago

CMDR. IVANOVA (to com): Steph was there any interference with our shields?

CUT TO:
INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM

CHIEF MACKENZIE: Not that I could see Commander.

CAPT. BRANSON (com voice): Stephanie I want you to be more thorough and run a level diagnostic on the transporter system

Commander Williams and Lieutenant Payne leaves as Doctor Carlson walks over to the console and does his report.

DR. CARLSON (to com): His molecular structure dissipated instantly once the pattern was lost. There were a few organic compounds left on the pad, but there's not enough material for an autopsy.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE

Captain Branson leans back in the captain's chair.

CAPT. BRANSON (Sighs): To die in a Transporter accident...Worst way to die literally, Doctor keep working on it the Betazed government wants some answers and I'm sure Admiral Anderson would want some answers as well.

DR. CARLSON (Com voice): Aye, sir

Captain Branson shuts the com off he gets up from the Captain's chair and walks over to T'Lar.

CAPT. BRANSON: T'Lar tell me you have something please?

Commander T'Lar reports.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: Captain, there is no prior record of this type of accident occurring on a starship. Back-up systems and safeguards are designed to prevent just such an occurrence.

Branson folds his arms.

CAPT. BRANSON: Could it be a design flaw?

LTCMDR. T'LAR: Highly illogical sir if there was a malfunction the Enterprise would not be allowed to launch when she did.

Then Lieutenant Smith reports.

LTJG. SMITH: Captain we're being hailed by the First Minister of Betazed.

Captain Branson walks over to his command chair and stand behind helm and navigational stations.

CAPT. BRANSON: On screen.

Transparent viewer changes to the Governmental building of the Betazed people.

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Viewer): Am I speaking with the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise?

CAPT. BRANSON: First Minister this is John Branson of the Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise we spoke when my landing party beamed down to the surface what can we do for you?

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Viewer): Captain we just heard what happened to Ambassador Lee

CAPT. BRANSON: Minister you have mine and my crew's deepest regrets for your loss believe me we're working hard to figure out what happened.

Then the doors opened and Security chief Yau enters.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: I've already finished my investigation and come to the conclusion that Captain Jessica Smith murdered the Ambassador.

On Branson's reaction along with Lieutenant Smith's....

(END OF ACT ONE, FADE OUT)

Act Two[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

Both ships are in orbit.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE CAPTAIN'S READY ROOM

Captain Branson, Captain Smith and Security Chief Yau along with her two men.

CAPT. BRANSON: Hang on what makes you think that my wife killed the Ambassador?

CAPT. SMITH: I would never do that to you or your people Security chief.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: She was the last one to leave the transporter room when we beamed aboard the Enterprise.

CAPT. SMITH: Because I was speaking with my first officer about preparing for the Ambassador's visit at 1400 hours.

Yau turns to her.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: A likely story how do I know that you didn't sabotage the transporter to make it you were speaking with your first officer?

Jessica is about to say something but John cuts her off.

CAPT. BRANSON: Because I know that Jessica wouldn't mess up a possible Alliance with your people.

Yau gets up from the chair in front of the desk.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Frustrated): Till this matter is resolved there will be no joint Military alliance between the Betazoids and the Federation, I've already contacted Admiral Tucker and informed him of the situation.

She leaves the ready room as Jessica is worried.

JESSICA (Freaking out): I didn't kill the Ambassador John I had no motive to want to kill him anyway.

He gets up and comforts her.

JOHN: Hey, hey its okay baby.

John caresses her face and puts his forehead on her forehead.

JOHN: I know you and Julia knows you and we both know that you didn't kill Ambassador Lee Jess, but something killed him and I'm going to find out.

They kiss as the com beeps.

CMDR. IVANOVA (com voice): Captain Branson to the bridge.

CAPT. BRANSON (to com): I'm on my way Z give me a minute.


CAPT. BRANSON (Smiles): Jess stay here till I finish chatting with the Admiral okay.

JESSICA (Smiles, nods): Okay John.

They kiss and John leaves and heads to the bridge as Jessica is worried.

CUT TO:
INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE

Captain Branson walks onto the bridge as Commander Ivanova vacates the command chair.

CAPT. BRANSON: Report?

CMDR. IVANOVA: We've got a incoming transmission from Starfleet Command its Admiral Tucker.

CAPT. BRANSON: On screen.

Transparent viewer changes to the office of Vice Admiral Cornwell.

CAPT. BRANSON: Admiral Tucker what can I do for you?

ADM. TUCKER (Viewer): Captain Branson I've read your Chief Engineers report on the transporter malfunction that killed the Betazoid Ambassador, how goes your investigation?

CAPT. BRANSON: Slow going ma'am but Commander Williams and Doctor Carlson are working hard to figure out what happened to the Ambassador.

ADM. TUCKER (Viewer): Captain I want you to surrender your wife to the Betazoid security government

On Branson and Julia's reaction....

CAPT. BRANSON: Uh excuse me Admiral did you just say hand over my wife to the Betazoid security council?

ADM. TUCKER (Viewer): You have your orders Captain and I expect them to be carried out

CAPT. BRANSON: Admiral you're asking me to hand over my wife who's innocent and who wouldn't hurt anyone!

ADM. TUCKER (Viewer): Watch your tone with me Captain or I'll have you escorting a convoy of grain from Starbase Six to Shermans planet, carry out my orders Tucker out

Transmission ends.

CUT TO:
INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM

The doors opened and Jessica is escorted into the transporter room by two guards and Security chief Yau.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Thank you for cooperating with me Captain.

CAPT. BRANSON: My wife is still innocent Yau I'll find out that she didn't kill the Ambassador.

They step onto the pad as Jessica is sadden by the fact that she was forced by Admiral Tucker to surrender to them and they beam away, and John leaves the transporter room sadden.

(END OF ACT TWO, FADE OUT)

Act Three[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

Both ships are in orbit.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE CAPTAIN'S READY ROOM

COMM. PIKE (Monitor): John I'm sorry but the Prime Directive comes into the equation

CAPT. BRANSON: Chris its not right Jessica isn't a killer she would never kill anyone out of the blue at all she was with us for during the tour, she spoke with her first officer Commander T'Var. This is a damn witch hunt by the Betazoid people.

Pike leans forward.

COMM. PIKE (monitor): I know John but Admiral Anderson doesn't want to risk a chance to lose a possible alliance with the Betazoids, should the Klingons or Romulans decide to attack the Federation

Captain Branson leans forward and interlaces his fingers.

CAPT. BRANSON: Chris its wrong she shouldn't have to sit down there rotting in a cell for something that she didn't commit.

Commodore Pike's yeoman walks over to him and hands him a PADD and he looks over it and puts it on his desk.

COMM. PIKE (monitor): I know John I know but the Enterprise is needed at the Klingon border, we've lost contact with several of our outposts along the border and we need the flagship to show that we mean business

CAPT. BRANSON: But what about Jessica?

COMM. PIKE (monitor): John I know but you and the Yorktown have been in orbit for two days trying to figure out what happened, I think I can give you a few more days but that's all I can do till then prepare to leave orbit that's an order

CAPT. BRANSON: Aye, sir Branson out.

He ends the transmission.

LTJG. JULIA: So that's it?

CAPT. BRANSON (Sighs): Yeah we've got our orders Julia.

LTJG. JULIA: we've got to get Jessica out of there.

CAPT. BRANSON: You know the rules, Julia. We can't pick and choose which laws we'll respect and which we won't and plus we've got our orders from Commodore Kirk, recall the crew and have Commander Ivanova prep the ship to leave orbit.

LTJG. JULIA (Frustrated): Aye, sir.

She leaves as John isn't happy about being forced to leave his wife in a cell on Betazed.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

Both ships are in orbit.

INT-USS ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE

Lieutenant Smith turns to Commander Ivanova and reports.

LTJG. SMITH: All away personnel have been told to return to the ship as soon as possible.

CMDR. IVANOVA (Sighs): So much for Shore Leave.

Turbo-lift doors opened and Captain Branson enters and walks over to the command chair and Commander Ivanova vacates the command chair.

CAPT. BRANSON: Report?

CMDR. IVANOVA: All landing parties have been ordered to return to the ship sir. Captain Branson sits in the center chair.

CAPT. BRANSON: Commodore Pike has given us a few more days to figure out what happened to the Ambassador and rescue Jessica.

CMDR. IVANOVA (Smiles): What changed John?

CAPT. BRANSON: Someone telling me that we're not robots we're human beings and we don't leave our people behind, so tell me what do we know so far?

LT. MITCHELL: Our deflectors weren't up during the entire time the Ambassador and his delegation were onboard the ship.

T'Lar reports.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: I've been helping chief Mackenzie find out what happened and I've come to the conclusion that the Ambassador was murdered.

CAPT. BRANSON: Alright let's find out the rest.

ALL: YES, SIR!

Then Lieutenant Smith reports.

LTJG. SMITH: Captain we're being hailed by the Security government.

CAPT. BRANSON: On screen.

Transparent viewer shows Security chief Yau.

CAPT. BRANSON: Ah security chief what can I do for you.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Viewer): You're still in orbit Captain?

CAPT. BRANSON: Yes we're still in orbit and we're not going anywhere till we prove my wife is innocent, what do you plan to do to her?

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Viewer): 'She will be returned to you once she's undergone the engrammatic purge

Everyone confused.

CMDR. IVANOVA: The what?

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (viewer): It's a medical procedure that will identify and remove the offending images from your mind

CAPT. BRANSON: Memory extraction that's a very dangerous procedure Yau you could kill her or worse turn her into a vegetable for the rest of her life!

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Viewer): I'm sorry but we must do what we must to protect the holy people of Betazed, I will contact you when the procedure has concluded

Channel closed as Captain Branson and Lieutenant Smith are worried.

CUT TO:
INT-KLINGON VESSEL MAIN BRIDGE

Transparent viewer shows the two Starfleet vessels.

KLINGON COMMANDER: Prepare for battle.

The crew heads to their stations.

(END OF ACT THREE, FADE OUT)

Act Four[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

Potemkin and Enterprise in orbit of Betazed.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE SITUATION ROOM

Admiral Anderson is on the monitor frustrated and pissed at Captain Branson.

ADM. ANDERSON (Monitor): Captain Branson the Enterprise and Yorktown has been in orbit for three days, what do you hope to accomplish by remaining in orbit of Betazed?

CAPT. BRANSON: To show that we don't leave our people behind sir.

ADM. ANDERSON (Monitor): Captain I'm giving you a direct order leave orbit by 1600 hours or you will be court martialed Anderson out

Montior shows the Federation logo and goes blank as Captain Branson turns back to the senior staff.

CAPT. BRANSON: Ok we've got till 1600 hours to find a solution and get Jessica off Betazed before they turn her brain to mush, so what do we got now there's got to be something new?

Doctor Carlson reports.

DR. CARLSON: With what cellular residue I collected from the transporter pad I've been running scans of the residue.

LTJG. MITCHELL: And what did you find out?

He gets up and activates the monitor that shows the genetic information from the material comes up on the other side of the screen.

DR. CARLSON: Now, the breakdown of the organic material found on the

Transporter pad should be identical. (beat as he reads screen) Mitochondrial structure fits all general parameters... no change in the nucleotide bases... Captain Branson sees this.

CAPT. BRANSON: Wait go back.

Screen goes back and freezes.

CAPT. BRANSON: Look they don't match.

DR. CARLSON: You're right.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: Can you postulate an explanation for the discrepancy?

Before Steven could speak the ship all of the sudden is rocked hard and klaxons blare.

CAPT. BRANSON: STATIONS EVERYONE!

They leave the briefing room.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

A Klingon D5-class battlecruiser descend on the Enterprise but ignores the Yorktown.

INT-USS ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE (RED ALERT)

Red lights bathes the bridges in crimson red as the seniors head to their stations.

WHUMPH!

WUMPH!

CAPT. BRANSON: What was that?

LTCMDR. T'LAR: One Klingon D6-class cruiser!

LT. MITCHELL: Deflectors down to eighty-one percent, looks like they pumped up their disrupter cannons the last time we met.

Ship ROCKS as sparks erupts.

CAPT. BRANSON: Julia hails them.

LTJG. SMITH: Aye, sir they're not responding!

Ensign Carlson checks her console and reports.

ENS. CARLSON: They're coming around for another assault. I've lost thrusters!

CMDR. IVANOVA: Damage to decks 4-20!

CAPT. BRANSON: Mister Mitchell lock phasers onto the warbird and fire.

LT. MITCHELL: Aye, sir.

Lieutenant Mitchell inputs commands into the console and presses the firing button.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Enterprise unleashes a phaser beam that strikes the forward shields of the warbird, as it fires another volley of disruptors and they strike the port nacelle causing it to vent drive plasma.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE (RED ALERT)

Huge shower of sparks erupt from the ceiling.

CAPT. BRANSON: Photon torpedoes full spread.

Lieutenant Mitchell inputs commands into the console and presses the firing button again.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Enterprise's double barrel torpedo launchers unleash a volley of orange energy bolts that strikes the warbird causing damage to it and forcing it to recloak and fall back.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE (RED ALERT)

T'Lar reports.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: The Klingon vessel has retreated.

Smoke is everywhere.

CMDR. IVANOVA: We're lucky that they didn't fire their plasma torpedoes at us.

CAPT. BRANSON: Yeah we're lucky T'Lar maintain long range scans I want to know that the Klingon vessel isn't gonna ambush us again, Z dispatch damage control teams Jack maintain red alert status till further notice.

LTCMDR. T'LAR: Aye, sir.

LT. MITCHELL: Aye, sir.

CMDR. IVANOVA: Dispatching damage control teams now sir.

Branson turns to Smith.

CAPT. BRANSON: Julia have Commander T'Var take the Potemkin to Starbase four we'll remain here and return with Captain Smith when this is all over.

LTJG. SMITH: Aye, sir.

Lieutenant Smith sends the order.

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Yorktown departs and leaps into warp speed.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE (RED ALERT)

Captain Branson is leaning on the navigational station as Ensign Peterson is working on the station when Lieutenant Smith reports.

LTJG. SMITH: Captain we're being hailed by the First Minister of Betazed.

Captain Branson stands up.

CAPT. BRANSON: On screen.

Transparent viewer shows the Minister's office.

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Viewer): Captain Branson what's going on up there one of our defense platforms picked up a unknown vessel in orbit of our planet

CAPT. BRANSON: The unknown vessel was Klingon First Minister.

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Shocked, Viewer): Good heavens Klingons was anyone hurt?

CAPT. BRANSON: No just our ship but she's tough we scared them off for now but we need to resolve this issue soon as possible before Yau forces my wife to undergo a dangerous prodcure that could kill her or leave her a vegetable for the rest of her life.

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Viewer): I agree Captain Security Chief Yau has abused her power too much, I will put a stop to this

Captain Branson walks in front of the helm and nav stations.

CAPT. BRANSON: We're sending you all the medical data that my chief medical officer has collected so far, he's still collecting more data.

FIRST MINISTER LANG (Viewer): I will review it and put a stop to what Yau is doing to your wife Captain you have my word

Transmission ends.

INT-FIRST MINISTER LANG'S OFFICE

Security Chief Yau is in the office.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: I will not release Captain Smith she killed the Ambassador your best friend someone you owe your career to Minister Lang.

FIRST MINISTER LANG: I gave you an order Chief Yau!

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (nods): Very well then First Minister.

She turns to leave but then she picks up a knife and walks over to Lang and stabs him killing the Minister and she looks at the bloody knife.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Justice must be served.

She leaves the office where Minister Lang's dead body is laying as the camera pans down at his lifeless eyes.

(END OF ACT FOUR, FADE OUT)

Act Five[]

FADE IN

EXT-BETAZED ORBIT

The Enterprise remains in orbit.

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS

John is sitting on the bed looking at the PADD worried about Jessica, then he activates the com.

CAPT. BRANSON (to com): Branson to Mitchell.

LT. MITCHELL (Com voice): Mitchell here

CAPT. BRANSON (to com): Meet me in the transporter room we're going to bend a few rules.

LT. MITCHELL (Com voice): Aye, sir.

Branson leaves his quarters.

CUT TO:
INT-MEDICAL EXAMINATION ROOM

Jessica is dragged in handcuffed.

JESSICA: LET GO OF ME RIGHT NOW!

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Its ok Jessica please. Try to relax.

Jessica still struggling to get free.

JESSICA (Snickers): Oh you got to be kidding me!

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Sedate her.

The doctor sedates Jessica and they strap her down to the chair and a device is over her head.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: Let's begin.

Then a whine is heard and Captain Branson, Doctor Carlson and two security officers beam down and Captain Branson shot the device shorting it out, as Security Chief Yau turns to him.

SECURITY YAU: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS! You're violating the Prime Directive Captain.

CAPT. BRANSON: No I'm bending it.

Doctor Carlson removes the device and the straps and starts scanning her.

DR. CARLSON: We got to her in time but I'd like to take back to the Enterprise for further examination.

CAPT. BRANSON: Do it.

Doctor Carlson opens his communicator.

DR. CARLSON (to communicator): Carlson to Enterprise two to beam directly to sickbay.

Both Captain Smith and Doctor Carlson dematerialize.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU: You're letting a murder walk away scot free?

CAPT. BRANSON: No she's not cause she's right in front of me it was you that killed Ambassador Lee, cause you couldn't stand the fact he wanted to ally with the Federation and possibly become a full member of the Federation so while we were showing him around you faked going back to the transporter room that was vacate cause the transporter chief was getting tools to work on and you messed up the back up systems that could of saved him.

Yau snickers and folds her arms.

CAPT. BRANSON: And then after my chat with First Minister Lang you couldn't stand that he was telling to release my wife so you stabbed him and place the blame on my wife for that one as well.

SECURITY CHIEF YAU (Laughs): Even if I did you have no proof of this.

CAPT. BRANSON: Oh but I do you weren't counting on the fact that my chief medical officer was so skilled at what he does he was able to see through your trick and find out how the Ambassador died while beaming.

Then two guards enter and pull their weapons on Yau and disarm her as the newly elected first minister and widow of Ambassador Lee Lwxanna enters.

FIRST MINSITER LWXANNA: I'm sorry Yau but you've been removed from your security duties take her away.

The two guards take Yau away.

CUT TO:
EXT-WARP TUNNEL

The Enterprise travels at warp heading back to Starbase Four to drop off Jessica.

CAPT. BRANSON'S (voice over): Captain's Log Stardate 5895.4, We're on course for Starbase Four after remaining at Betazed to attend a nude wedding, that's something for the record books in Starfleet. we're heading to Starbase four to return my wife to the Yorktown

INT-U.S.S. ENTERPRISE SICKBAY

Doctor Carlson is scanning Jessica with his medical tricorder.

DR. CARLSON: Your memory engrams are intact and I detect no lasting effects from the memory purge.

CAPT. SMITH: Thank you Doctor.

She then sees her husband John.

CAPT. SMITH: Can you give us a minute?

DR. CARLSON: Sure.

He leaves as John walks up to her.

JOHN: I'm sorry for giving you to them Admiral Anderson ordered me to.

JESSICA: John I'm not mad at you ok you were under strict orders.

He sits on the bed facing her.

JOHN: I still feel bad about it Jess I almost lost you.

She takes his hand and holds it.

JESSICA (Smiles): You won't lost me ever we're stuck with each other.

JOHN (Smiles): Yeah we are.

They kiss.

EXT-SPACE

The Enterprise approaches Starbase Four.

(END OF ACT FIVE, FADE OUT, ENDING CREDITS)

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