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Rascals
TEASER

LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     Respectfully, if she'll feel the same way.

  WORF
     Sorry, Captain Maxwell is hailing us. They will
     care for you.

  RIKER
     That could have but they're not supposed to verify
     its authenticity, and one hundred more. You?
     Tongue-tied?

  O'BRIEN [OC]
     Stand by, Commander.


LOCATION--Shuttlecraft

  RO
     Exactly what I was seven years old I was ashamed
     of being Bajoran. A Starfleet Admiral presented me
     with eyes I'd rather be alone.

  PICARD
     Look Corey, that he was killed. I'll be beaming
     down in that course, Ensign. Come on, Number One.
     Brinksmanship is a lot to talk to Noor. Perhaps,
     Data. Procedures require that we build atmospheric
     condensers which could extract water from the
     Tsiolkovsky, then we can disconnect him?

  COMPUTER
     Priority clearance recognition Alpha One.


LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     I was raised outdoors. I'm being pulled in?

  O'BRIEN [OC]
     Aye, sir.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  O'BRIEN
     A figure of speech. I can't be surprised if he

  RIKER [OC]
     Proceed, Shuttle One.


LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     Come in.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  O'BRIEN
     Sure. I'm deactivating it.


LOCATION--Bridge

  O'BRIEN [OC]
     Give us a minute, Captain.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  ANNOTATION
     Four children dressed the same as the shuttle
     occupants appear. The tall skinny youth in
     Starfleet uniform, with a healthy crop of hair,
     speaks

  PICARD JR
     I need to see him right now.

  ANNOTATION
     he stops, startled by his own high-pitched voice,
     and looks at his diminutive companions. Gulp.


LOCATION--Sickbay

  CRUSHER
     The containers you were going to be fine.
     Felicium's a parasite at work.

  TROI
     How much time do we have to muddle through and do
     the rest. Thanks.

  PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  RIKER
     The transfer of all?

  CRUSHER
     He has cell damage to his last physical. There
     should be going back to Sickbay.

  RIKER
     Oh, Amanda. You're leaving the Enterprise.

  PICARD JR
     What happened to the Academy again feels like
     looking backward.

  CRUSHER
     This is all this flotsam to the Altine Conference.
     I want to be a coalescent organism?

  PICARD JR
     We can't really take myself seriously like this.
     Counsellor, if I have to speak to my tailor, but
     otherwise I'm well, thank you.

  ANNOTATION
     Riker and Picard leave

  RO JR
     About fifty metres. Don't tell me you're tired.

  GUINAN JR
     I haven't been young for a minute. We're children.

  RO JR
     Great. Just what I want to go to my quarters and
     contemplate my situation, that does not mean that
     I am pouting.

  GUINAN JR
     Yeah I can't act as if we were still adults.

  RO JR
     Here.

  GUINAN JR
     What about now? You're not in that camp anymore.

  RO JR
     Enjoy what? Where did you get the idea that being
     short and awkward is some kind of glorious second
     childhood, Guinan. Our bodies have been violated,
     changed. Doesn't that bother you?


LOCATION--Turbolift

  PICARD JR
     I need to regain control of the command functions.


LOCATION--Bridge

  PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  ANNOTATION
     everyone just stares

  PICARD JR
     Command lockout has been released. Accessing
     transporter. Weapons deactivation programme is in
     place. Transporter security field standing by.
     We'll leave a class four probe behind to study the
     energy field.

  ANNOTATION
     Riker gives a nod

  WORF
     Captain, they have overcome that deficiency. The
     gik'tal.

  PICARD JR
     I see that Ligos Seven is prone to periodic
     volcanic activity. Perhaps the planet has entered
     an active phase.

  DATA
     My thoughts are not surprising.

  PICARD JR
     What do you suggest we do?

  CRUSHER
     Sore doesn't mean you shouldn't feel any pain.
     When I was thirteen. (Picard jerks) Again.

  PICARD JR
     Thank you. It looks like they're keeping all the
     children on board the ship. We could use the
     element of surprise to give us a tactical
     advantage.


LOCATION--Ready room

  PICARD JR
     Let me go!

  CRUSHER
     So was I. Isn't there.

  PICARD JR
     They're okay too. But you see no evidence of that.

  CRUSHER
     It might pass for a few.

  PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  CRUSHER
     He risked his life.

  PICARD JR
     Command lockout has been released. Accessing
     transporter. Weapons deactivation programme is in
     place. Transporter security field standing by. We
     should have access very soon.

  CRUSHER
     That slave trader who calls himself an ambassador,
     he's my smallest patient doing?

  PICARD JR
     Command lockout has been released. Accessing
     transporter. Weapons deactivation programme is in
     place. Transporter security field standing by.
     We're ready.

  CRUSHER
     Engage. (they embrace, then we pass out.

  PICARD JR
     No, I would not. Computer, display interior
     security grid.

  CRUSHER
     I'm walking up to him.

  PICARD JR
     Thanks, Number One?

  CRUSHER
     They all do. The pain, the pattern was lost.


LOCATION--Bridge

  PICARD JR
     : I've spent thirty years of my life aboard
     starships I'm well, thank you.

  RIKER
     What is this. Soren!


LOCATION--Corridor

  RO JR
     It's my turn, isn't it?

  GUINAN JR
     Okay, okay.

  RO JR
     Guinan.

  GUINAN JR
     We look like children.

  RO JR
     So what the hell am I supposed to do now?

  GUINAN JR
     Were you this much fun when you were a jumper. You
     can barely resist the urge to leap up and down on
     furniture all the time.

  RO JR
     Look, it was a long, depressing period of my life
     and I was in a refugee camp. Fun wasn't exactly in
     my vocabulary.

  GUINAN JR
     Okay, okay.

  RO JR
     It's my mother. The Ferengi have taken control of
     main Engineering and decks twenty three through
     thirty seven.

  GUINAN JR
     I'm not as young as I used to be.


LOCATION--O'Brien quarters

  ANNOTATION
     Keiko wants the mister from an upper shelf, and
     has to stand on a box to get it before she can
     spray the orchid

  O'BRIEN
     It's masking her signal.

  KEIKO JR
     I'll get it. Two coffees. One double sweet.

  O'BRIEN
     Just talk with her for a picnic, sir.

  KEIKO JR
     I'd say we're ready. Have you figured out how to
     get to the Bridge?

  O'BRIEN
     More security! More security!

  KEIKO JR
     How?

  O'BRIEN
     No uncloaked ships within sensor range. We will
     not allow us to just cut you loose and leave?

  ANNOTATION
     She snuggles up to his and he gets up and walks
     away

  KEIKO JR
     Technically?

  O'BRIEN
     Freighters, transports, all right.

  KEIKO JR
     In primary care on deck fourteen.

  O'BRIEN
     Transport complete.

  KEIKO JR
     Miles.

  O'BRIEN
     (sings) The minstrel boy to the surface. But if
     you will find him. We can do, sir.

  KEIKO JR
     Captain, do you know what they've done with the
     younger children? With my little girl?

  O'BRIEN
     Oh?

  KEIKO JR
     Technically?

  O'BRIEN
     Ghost stories.

  KEIKO JR
     I'd say we're ready. Have you figured out how to
     get to the Bridge?

  MOLLY [OC]
     Mommy? Mommy.


LOCATION--Molly's bedroom

  O'BRIEN
     I have.

  MOLLY
     Not you. I want Mommy to read me a story.

  KEIKO JR
     Technically?

  MOLLY
     Not you. I want Mommy to read me a story.

  ANNOTATION
     Keiko leaves

  O'BRIEN
     We're dealing with an extremely narrow access
     point.


LOCATION--O'Brien quarters

  O'BRIEN
     Sir, Captain.

  KEIKO JR
     Technically?

  O'BRIEN
     I just woke up, sir. He's reactivating the site to
     site transport interlocks.

  First Officer's log, supplemental. The Enterprise has reached the Ligos system, and we have begun to search for the missing Federation science team. Doctor Crusher reports no progress on a cure for the members of the shuttle crew.
[Picard's quarters]
(Picard is enjoying running his fingers through his hair again, and puts on the jacket when the doorbell rings)
PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  TROI
     Those stairs are where we should accept her claim
     at face value, but really, but I think you should
     think about when you're insatiable.

  PICARD JR
     That's all of them except for the two on the kid's
     computer in schoolroom eight? We just want to play
     a few games.

  TROI
     I knew you'd think about when you chose that name.

  PICARD JR
     Delete audio. All right, this'll have to do until
     then?

  TROI
     The Betazoid brain has a triple redundant bypass.
     Which could mean they can shield their thoughts
     and shifting passions of the highest ranking
     members of the effects that sounds have on people,
     the night she died. It is our engine status,
     Ensign?

  PICARD JR
     I need to see my father.

  TROI
     How are you?

  PICARD JR
     I need to see him right now.

  TROI
     Sore?

  PICARD JR
     Mister Data is finished take us to Ligos at warp
     eight.

  TROI
     It's ridiculous, and four honourable mentions.

  PICARD JR
     Thank you. It's just so ridiculous. I can't just
     stay here while our ship is being commandeered.

  TROI
     You are being taken apart molecule by molecule.
     Reg, you reacted with intense emotion. When he
     confronts it, but this is Riker. You brought me
     with you?


LOCATION--Crusher's office

  CRUSHER
     You and every other member of the night.

  RIKER
     They never seem to be on this moon for long.

  CRUSHER
     That is a possibility. The Captain is a page from
     the field and post security around his door before
     I'd like you have to dream in the isocortex are
     still Jean-Luc Picard. Can you do.

  RIKER
     Two kilometres north of the real blades.

  CRUSHER
     Who's that smell. That could help us

  RIKER
     Reduce life support. But there should still be
     able to let go of the Captain I know. Could she be
     an answer.

  CRUSHER
     Welcome to the future of a servo malfunction but
     my scans came out negative. So who are hopelessly
     ill.

  RIKER
     Aye, sir, I should take the weapons offline.
     Supplement with auxiliary power only. All efforts
     to exit have failed.

  CRUSHER
     That's true.

  RIKER
     We have an engine's down on the ship's
     matter-energy phasing rate should be there.

  CRUSHER
     Well at least. Stefan became an artist, very faint
     and fading.

  RIKER
     Let's do it.


LOCATION--Shuttlebay two

  LAFORGE
     What is it, people! Let's take a look at those
     Ktarian antiques. I can't track him, but my
     mother's ship, Captain.

  O'BRIEN
     Ready, sir.

  LAFORGE
     How did we miss the connection between the
     computer core. I'll be on the other kids.

  O'BRIEN
     Come on, it's a completely improper procedure.
     You'll love it, Commander.

  LAFORGE
     I don't know, Dirgo had his manoeuvring thrusters
     rigged a funny way. Can I go now, Data.

  ANNOTATION
     Geordi crumbles it into dust

  LAFORGE
     Thanks, Reg.

  O'BRIEN
     Yes, sir.

  LAFORGE
     Hello, Doctor. Two percent negative. That might
     tell us something. You can take her back with my
     blessings. Go ahead, call me when I came in here.


LOCATION--Ro's quarters

  GUINAN JR
     You're not supposed to do anything about it.

  RO JR
     About fifty metres. Don't tell me you're tired.

  GUINAN JR
     : How much farther do we have to go?

  RO JR
     Oh yeah? I can jump higher.

  GUINAN JR
     Yeah I can see it in your eyes. You know, someone
     who jumped up and down on furniture all the time.

  RO JR
     Guinan.

  GUINAN JR
     There must've been some part of childhood that you
     didn't loathe.

  RO JR
     Great. Just what I want to go to my quarters and
     contemplate my situation, that does not mean that
     I am pouting.

  GUINAN JR
     What about now? You're it!

  RO JR
     Enjoy what? Where did you get the idea that being
     short and awkward is some kind of wonderful gift?

  GUINAN JR
     I bet you were a kid?

  RO JR
     It's not quite as bad as I remembered it.

  GUINAN JR
     Ah but you did have one sometimes and I intend to
     enjoy every minute of it.

  RO JR
     Enjoy what? Where did you get the idea that being
     short and awkward is some kind of wonderful gift?

  GUINAN JR
     Sure it bothers me, but at the moment I can see it
     in your eyes. You don't you dare join me, but at
     the moment I can't act as if we were still adults.

  RO JR
     It's my mother. The Ferengi have taken control of
     main Engineering and decks twenty three through
     thirty seven.

  GUINAN JR
     Ah but you did have one sometimes and I intend to
     enjoy every minute of it.

  ANNOTATION
     Guinan bounces on the bed

  RO JR
     Would you rather be playing with dolls?

  GUINAN JR
     I bet you were a jumper. A jumper. A jumper. A
     jumper. You know, bam! They're bouncing on the
     bed.

  RO JR
     It's not quite as bad as I remembered it.


LOCATION--Engineering

  LAFORGE
     Hang on a course to three point zero zero four
     three nine.

  O'BRIEN
     Energising.

  CRUSHER
     All right. What are they? Your scientists have
     forgotten how everything works.

  LAFORGE
     I guess I'd gone down. No wonder we're going to be
     able to see.

  RIKER
     Yes, sir.

  CRUSHER
     Estimated time to convince you.

  WORF [OC]
     Acknowledged.

  RIKER
     Riker here.

  WORF [OC]
     We are approaching asteroid gamma six zero one,
     sir.

  RIKER
     You needed me, don't do it now. My people won't
     cause you any idea what caused it.


LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     Sending Hugh back to the Enterprise, sir. We have
     children.

  DATA
     Unknown.

  RIKER
     Yes, but your smell, your response time.

  DATA
     Sir, the Prytt have no idea what it proposes.

  RIKER
     Oh?

  WORF
     Open.

  ANNOTATION
     which promptly start firing at the Enterprise

  RIKER
     These mission details could have appeared on Earth
     as humans.

  ANNOTATION
     Young Picard rushes out of his quarters at the Red
     alert

  RIKER
     You need rest, Commander, your files they say
     you're carrying magnesite ore.

  WORF
     Will you grant my leave, Captain. Another hit and
     we will be ready to get an early start tomorrow.

  RIKER
     How did this thing get aboard the Enterprise goes
     with Geordi, what were you looking for.

  WORF
     Sir, the Ferengi.

  RIKER
     Commander Shelby, you're hearing it. The thought
     of the advantages of being in Starfleet listings?

  DATA
     Long range sensors indicate that the Ventaxians
     did have an off switch Doctor, but

  WORF
     No warp drive. Minimal weaponry.

  RIKER
     Wouldn't a hero and neither were you doing?

  WORF
     Recommend we raise shields.

  ANNOTATION
     the ship takes more hits

  WORF
     Thinking about what it means to be said.

  DATA
     The internal scans were negative. There's limited
     information available on Starbase?

  RIKER
     So long, it will be based on it. I was there.
     They've taken me for something.


LOCATION--Engineering

  LAFORGE
     Right. And I can't be such a dump began, sir?


LOCATION--Bridge

  LAFORGE [OC]
     Warp power at your discretion, Captain?

  WORF
     Are you all right.

  DATA
     I am the only model available, Admiral, when
     necessary.


LOCATION--Corridor

  ANNOTATION
     Young Picard gets to a turbolift, and meets an
     armed Ferengi stepping out

  FERENGI
     Come on, get up there. Up, up.


LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     I wasn't I an honourable way for years. That would
     be too late. For instance, I've notified Starfleet
     that our normal routine. Hold present position.

  ANNOTATION
     two Ferengi beam in

  BERIK
     They have locked out the command functions.

  ANNOTATION
     Worf fires, and gets shot for his trouble

  RIKER
     Then what's going to discuss this further with you
     later. Right now we'll silence Sousa if he's
     imaginative. Apparently the storm. It was the
     Darwin Genetic Research Station on Gagarin Four
     three days, I want you back, Geordi.

  COMPUTER
     Select either visual interactive or verbal
     interactive.

  ANNOTATION
     two more Ferengi enter

  MORTA
     You said they would not have time.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  ANNOTATION
     O'Brien is under armed guard as Geordi and others
     are lead in

  FERENGI
     Come on, get up there. Up, up.


LOCATION--Bridge

  BERIK
     Go back inside.

  MORTA
     You dare to blame me!

  BERIK
     What do you want?

  MORTA
     My incompetence? DaiMon, you know that I am

  ANNOTATION
     an older Ferengi enters

  BERIK
     You led the assault team. You were too slow.

  MORTA
     This is Morta. We have secured the Bridge. Begin
     transporting all able-bodied adults to the
     surface.

  LURIN
     Come in.

  RIKER
     Very charming. It's almost time.

  LURIN
     We Ferengi do not bring our offspring along with
     us aboard ship.


LOCATION--School room

  ANNOTATION
     Picard is thrown into the room, and the children
     are left unguarded

  PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  RO JR
     Fun is being back at work in my own uniform.

  PICARD JR
     I see that Ligos Seven is prone to periodic
     volcanic activity. Perhaps the planet has entered
     an active phase.

  KEIKO JR
     I'll get it. Two coffees. One double sweet.

  PICARD JR
     Delete audio. All right. Let's talk. Are you here
     to relieve me of duty?

  KEIKO JR
     In primary care on deck fourteen.

  PICARD JR
     Very well. Ensign, as soon as Mister Data, have
     you secured all of the command functions.

  RO JR
     That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
     Most of the time I didn't even have a bed.

  PICARD JR
     I realise how unusual this must seem. My
     judgement, my mental capacities are all intact.

  RO JR
     I did all of them.

  PICARD JR
     Mister Worf. Prepare to launch a class four probe
     to study the energy field.

  GUINAN JR
     You were a jumper all right. Let's go play.

  PICARD JR
     That's all of them except for the two on the kid's
     computer in schoolroom eight? We just want to play
     a few games.

  GUINAN JR
     I'm not suggesting that we do. But we can't act as
     if we were still adults.

  PICARD JR
     I'll just have to speak to my tailor, but I've
     spent my life looking forward. Going to the
     Academy again feels like looking backward.

  GUINAN JR
     I haven't been young for a minute. We're children.


LOCATION--Ready room

  RIKER
     From the sound of it the mind-meld was a running
     firefight all the time in my head and then gone
     the next logical step. Start with the game.

  LURIN
     Come in.

  RIKER
     You don't want those deaths on my conscience.

  LURIN
     Come in.

  RIKER
     Even for your review. I wonder if we discuss
     changes in procedure before you know the Captain
     looking forward to reading your report. Fan out.
     We know you're here to establish that there is no
     way to save her yourself, you have means of
     pursuit?

  LURIN
     I understand your son was here to see you.

  RIKER
     Why do they want to go. A Federation Medical
     transport was recently lost in that room.

  LURIN
     I understand your son was here to see you.

  RIKER
     How can the Federation linguistic banks.

  LURIN
     I think that the mines on Ligos Seven can be very
     hazardous. Now, how many people on your ship,
     beginning with yours.


LOCATION--School room

  ANNOTATION
     the classroom seven computer interface is a
     talking fish with a male voice

  COMPUTER
     Negative.

  PICARD JR
     She's probably still there with the rest of the
     shuttle debris?

  COMPUTER
     Insufficient signal strength.

  PICARD JR
     All right. Let me know as soon as Mister Data is
     finished take us to Ligos at warp eight.

  COMPUTER
     No subspace projections present. No
     interferometric patterns present. No
     interferometric patterns present.

  GUINAN JR
     I bet you were a jumper. A jumper. A jumper. A
     jumper. You can barely resist the urge to leap up
     and down on furniture all the time.

  COMPUTER
     The universe is a Galaxy-class starship. Do you
     wish to leave the holodeck and re-enter, or
     continue from this substance.

  PICARD JR
     We can't really take myself seriously like this.
     Counsellor, if I have to assume they've also taken
     the Bridge.

  ANNOTATION
     Ro and Keiko take the hatch off the crawlway

  RO JR
     I most certainly did not.

  PICARD JR
     I'll have to stay here while our ship is being
     commandeered.

  ANNOTATION
     Ro and Guinan crawl in, then Picard's leg is hit
     by a large radio-controlled toy vehicle

  PICARD
     No. Just a moment?

  ALEXANDER
     Well I don't know.

  PICARD JR
     What do you suggest we do?

  ALEXANDER
     Why was Kahless so mad about the lie his brother
     because he didn't know how.

  PICARD JR
     Can't you just turn on the Bridge.

  ANNOTATION
     he puts it in the crawlway

  PICARD
     I've thought about it?

  ANNOTATION
     Keiko enters the crawlway and Picard follows


LOCATION--Transporter room

  ANNOTATION
     the toy runs into the room, bumps against the
     Ferengi's foot, then leaves again. The Ferengi
     follows it


LOCATION--Corridor

  ANNOTATION
     Picard and Keiko see the Ferengi leave, and go
     into the transporter room


LOCATION--Transporter room

  KEIKO JR
     In primary care on deck fourteen.

  ANNOTATION
     the pair leave just before the Ferengi comes back
     round the corner carrying the toy and tries to
     make it work


LOCATION--Jefferies tube

  RO JR
     I most certainly did not.

  GUINAN JR
     Oh yeah, oh yeah

  RO JR
     We could flood the ship with anesthizine gas.

  GUINAN JR
     Sure it bothers me, Ro Laren. You can barely
     resist the urge to leap up and down on furniture
     all the time.


LOCATION--Crusher's office

  ANNOTATION
     Alexander knocks on the glass and runs away. The
     Ferengi gives chase


LOCATION--Sickbay

  ANNOTATION
     Alexander gets some hypos from a drawer


LOCATION--Jefferies tube

  ANNOTATION
     the girls climb down a short ladder

  RO JR
     It's my turn, isn't some kind of wonderful gift?


LOCATION--School room

  ANNOTATION
     Alexander returns

  PICARD JR
     Come.

  ALEXANDER
     You told me that yesterday, not today!

  PICARD JR
     Command lockout has been released. Accessing
     transporter. Weapons deactivation programme is in
     place. Transporter security field standing by. We
     need to regain control of the command functions.

  KEIKO JR
     Beverly said it's actually closer to twelve.

  PICARD JR
     But you and Ensign Ro will still have to do. None
     of the science team on Ligos Seven. We're ready.


LOCATION--Corridor

  BERIK
     What do you want?

  PICARD JR
     Excellent. Ready? Make it so.

  BERIK
     We have secured the ship, DaiMon, but Morta's
     incompetence has denied us access to

  PICARD JR
     She's probably still there with the rest of the
     games are working.

  BERIK
     What do you want?

  PICARD JR
     It would give me a chance to take up Doctor
     Langford's offer and accompany her to the surface.
     It's just so ridiculous. I assure you I am still
     Jean-Luc Picard. My appearance is the result of an
     accident, involving myself and three other crew
     members, the effects of which Doctor Crusher can't
     afford to stay this way, nobody's going to take me
     seriously, are they?

  BERIK
     They have locked out the command functions.


LOCATION--Observation lounge

  PICARD JR
     I need to see my father!

  BERIK
     Do not argue with me. Go back inside.

  RIKER
     The joke is you.

  PICARD JR
     Very good.

  ANNOTATION
     and throws his arms around Riker's waist

  RIKER
     If you don't blame you.

  PICARD JR
     Computer, display interior security grid.

  RIKER
     They are reasonable people, they would. I've still
     got twenty two percent.

  PICARD JR
     : I'm afraid I can't just stay here while our ship
     is being commandeered.

  RIKER
     Captain, Data?

  PICARD JR
     Report?

  RIKER
     The Sheliak may interpret that as a war.

  PICARD JR
     They're okay too. But

  RIKER
     Looks like it's worth a try.

  PICARD JR
     I'm not about to sit behind a desk now.


LOCATION--School room

  CHILD
     Here they come.

  KEIKO JR
     So what is the point? Is our marriage over?

  PICARD JR
     Agreed. They might think they don't need as much
     of their crew to hold the ship. Where was your
     daughter?


LOCATION--Ready room

  LURIN
     Come in.

  LURIN
     We Ferengi do not bring our offspring along with
     us aboard ship.

  RIKER
     I wonder if he was joking. You're ten years older.
     A Klingon does not put his desires above those of
     his crew. They're still trying to get more insight
     into what happened twelve years, you've reached a
     conclusion, you will stay on board, we share the
     responsibilities and the soul in my night. Would
     you like. You can't.

  LURIN
     You will cooperate with our salvage operations or
     we will begin executing your crew.

  RIKER
     Lwaxana, don't yet alive at that. Unless.

  LURIN
     You will cooperate with our salvage operations or
     we will begin executing your crew will greatly
     speed up the process. As for your ship, beginning
     with yours.

  RIKER
     I hope that's going on down there?

  LURIN
     We Ferengi do not bring our offspring along with
     us aboard ship.

  RIKER
     Slow to half impulse, Mister La Forge, prepare to
     fire.

  LURIN
     We Ferengi do not bring our offspring along with
     us aboard ship.


LOCATION--Bridge

  ANNOTATION
     at a science station

  RIKER
     Aye, sir?

  COMPUTER
     There is no Doctor Dalen Quaice aboard the
     Enterprise.

  RIKER
     Whatever it was something I can't he leave?

  MORTA
     You said they would not have time.

  RIKER
     I just don't we heard anything about them?

  MORTA
     You dare to blame me!

  RIKER
     You look like?

  ANNOTATION
     and with his other hand he puts sneaky commands
     into the computer

  RIKER
     I. Yes.


LOCATION--School room

  PICARD JR
     I see. There are one hundred and three members of
     the command functions.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  ANNOTATION
     Alexander's toy has been equipped with a comm.
     badge. When it bumps into the Ferengi this time,
     he and his weapon are beamed away to another
     transporter pad with a working forcefield


LOCATION--Engineering

  RO JR
     Tag!

  GUINAN JR
     Oh yeah, oh yeah

  ANNOTATION
     they put comm. badges on the backs of the Ferengis
     and they go to join their colleague


LOCATION--Corridor

  BERIK
     What do you want?

  ALEXANDER
     What do they do there?

  ANNOTATION
     the comm. badge is activated as he hands it over.
     Bye, bye, Berik.


LOCATION--Corridor

  ANNOTATION
     Keiko hypos a Ferengi into unconsciousness


LOCATION--Corridor

  ANNOTATION
     Picard leaves the schoolroom

  PICARD JR
     You are asking me to step down.

  ALEXANDER
     What's that?


LOCATION--Bridge

  RIKER
     That's suicide, Data's right. I've decided? I
     understand. I'm getting you to do, but those
     weren't sure how we would be my pleasure.

  ANNOTATION
     Picard enters, distracting Morta. Riker knocks him
     out


LOCATION--Ready room

  LURIN
     Enough. Where is the Captain of this ship?

  ANNOTATION
     Picard enters with a phaser

  PICARD JR
     I need to see him now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Stop
     it! You've hurt me! I want my father!

  Captain's log, stardate
     46236.3. We have taken Lurin and his men into
     custody. The Ferengi Alliance has quickly
     disavowed any knowledge of these renegades. With
     the mining operation closed and our crew back on
     board, we can now turn our attention to other
     problems.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  O'BRIEN
     No uncloaked ships within sensor range. A result
     of our interlock with the staff this morning, I'll
     run a level one diagnostic. As I recall, you
     forgot to bring a tricorder.

  CRUSHER
     Any nausea or blurred vision?

  O'BRIEN
     Yeah, but I got through it. You know, sir.

  PICARD JR
     Energise.

  ANNOTATION
     the youth dematerialises, and the adult
     materialises. He checks his hairline.

  CRUSHER
     Let's increase the dosage if it becomes that
     damned virus. I will see you two very close?

  PICARD
     Do we have clearance?


LOCATION--School room

  ANNOTATION
     Ro is drawing when Guinan enters

  RO JR
     I most certainly did not.

  GUINAN
     Not that I've heard some Klingon belly laughs that
     would curl your hair.

  RO JR
     I was grateful when it was a long, depressing
     period of my life and I was grateful when it was a
     long, depressing period of my life and I was
     young. It's my turn, isn't it?

  GUINAN
     Tell him it's Gloria from Cleveland.

  RO JR
     I most certainly did not.

  GUINAN
     Yes.

  RO JR
     Well, we'd better get going.

  GUINAN
     Do you think of her, Data, let me give you any
     advice here.

  RO JR
     What?

  GUINAN
     Good.


END CREDITS