Thursday, July 31, 2008
Picard Loses His Memory (Part Three)
Guest Poster: Beverly Crusher
I'm worried about Jean-Luc. Ever since he had that accident on Darius VI, he's been very secretive.
Not only that, he is watching everybody carefully, writing things down when he finds something out. When I ask Jean-Luc what he was doing, he just says "Nothing."
I'm sure things aren't right, though. We went to the Enterprise cinema, and instead of kissing in the back row, as we usually do, Jean-Luc let me watch the movie while he crawled around the cinema, taking notes about who was sitting with who.
"It's not right, Will." I say when talk to Riker and Deanna, along with the other senior staff, "The Captain seems to be a changed man."
"I should say." Ensign Britney complains, "He didn't tell me off for chewing gum this morning when he walked past. The Captain was concentrating more on the message he was about write on his handviewer."
"That's not right, soulsistah Britney." her friend T'Pol comments, "If the Captain is out of sorts, how can we be rebels?"
I try to work that out.
"We have a more serious problem concerning the Captain."Riker starts, but eats a donut. I think that's to calm his nerves.
"We were told by Starfleet Headquarters via a secret message there was an Admiral Rickman appointed to lead a Task Force to root out all Section 31 agents from Starfleet."
"What has happened, Commander Riker?" asks Data.
"Since then, Starfleet authoriies have told us there is no record of such a Task Force, or none of any Admiral Rickman existing."
"It sounds like Section 31's work." Deanna, "But what does this have to do with the Captain."
"We were the only ship to get the message." Riker answers, "And shortly after we announced that, there was an unuauthorised message from a concealed channel on the ship. It was his private channel, and could only have come from the Captain."
"Jean-Luc is no spy!" I exclaim.
"He has been acting differently, Beverly." Jadzia summises, "Perhaps more happened to him on Daruis VI than he knows...or is telling us."
"The Borg Queen would not tolerate a spy!" Seven says disgustedly, "They would be disconnected."
Jean-Luc suddenly enters the briefing room.
"What's going on?" he says, "A meeting without my knowledge?"
Suddenly I rush up to Jean-Luc, but my arms around his neck...and knock him out with a hypospray.
"So that's it, Doctor?" Riker tells be, "Your examination tells that he had clearly lost his memory for some time during his accident?"
"Yes." It looks like someone took advantage of the situation. Still, the concussion is healed. He should be all right now."
Jean-Luc gets up and recalls in horror as he tells us what he has done for Section 31.
"I'm glad it worked." I comment, "My alternative solution was to hit you with a brick to get your memory back."
"What can we do, Will?" he asks.
"I think a few false messages to Sloan will sort things out." says Riker, "If he still thinks you're with them, they will get puzzled with disinformation and not sure what is real."
"Excellent, Will." says Jean-Luc, who then looks at me, "Beverly, I think we both need to go back to the Enterprise Cinema. This time, we'll both stay in the back row!"
Mimi has sent me this meme where I have to type my first name plus 'needs' in Google and see what the results are. Here are some of the replies:
* I have told Arsene Wenger he needs to spend big on up to four major stars if he is to challenge Manchester United and Chelsea again.
* needs to turn 3 more or gain 75 more Vampire points to reach the next level: Vampire Warrior. This is from my own Facebook!
* needs to tighten some bolts so that the propellers on the very top of the tower start spinning.
* will be hospitalized about one week. He will then need about one month at home to fully recover.
* needs a slap.
* needs to learn from Errict Rhett’s mistakes.
* needs to get his “butt back out to practice.’’