It's getting very dangerous here in the mirror universe.
I've had five attempts on my life in the last hour; fortunately, Worf has been able to help me with the assassins.
Now, however, he tells me the frequency is getting so bad that he wants a pay rise and double holidays, otherwise he will switch to Riker's side.
That's Klingon honour and loyalty for you.
Riker has taken the ship to the Palarus system; he says he has now been given instructions that the Captain already received to destroy the people of the fourth planet.
I send the Palarians a secret transmission telling them to be on the alert. I'm known for my ability to send these thing without anyone noticing.
Riker catches me right away just after I send the message.
"We can't surprise and destroy them now; you will be executed for your treason." His one eye bulges in anger.
Data comes up from behind and knocks him out.
"Why are you helping, Data?"
"Because you are NOT our Captain. We need him back, and I am loyal to him, not to Riker. Go out in the shuttlecraft on the reverse course and re-enter your universe. The Captains should switch round."
I get on the shuttlecraft and depart; it heads for the preset co-ordinates.
What a day it's been!
I enter the split in space....suddenly I'm in the brig!
"Help me! Why am I here?"
Riker comes in, thankfully without his scar and now with two eyes."
"Number One, I'm glad to see you at last. I've been in this mirror universe, but now I'm back. If you can release me, we can get..."
"You don't expect me to believe that, do you?" he says, "You'll stay in there until we can figure out how to get our Picard back."
"But I AM Picard!"
He walks out, and Beverly enters.
She gives me a smile and winks at me.
What was THAT all about?