Last time on ''Star Trek - Deep Space Nine''...
l know what happened to Commander Sisko and the others.
The transporter beam was redirected.
- Redirected where? - Not where. When.
Ever hear of the Bell Riots? lt was one of the most violent civil disturbances.
lt happened right here. San Francisco, Sanctuary District A,
the first week of September 2024.
That's only a few days from now.
The Riots will be one of the watershed events of the 21 st century.
Gabriel Bell will see to that.
- l still haven't found my friends. - Might they be in a Sanctuary District?
lt's possible. l might have wound up in one.
This place is about to explode.
Most of us live here because they promised us jobs.
l haven't been on any job interviews.
That man who just got killed trying to help us,
that man was Gabriel Bell.
Give me that. Get back.
- Get away. - We have to get him off the street.
l've waited a long time for this.
And l know l won't be disappointed. Ain't that right, new boy?
The name is Bell. Gabriel Bell.
And now the conclusion.
- Hey, what are you looking at? - Nothing.
lf you're trying to find a way out, forget it.
Bernardo, you ain't going anywhere.
- None of you are. - What are you going to do with us?
l was going to let you think about that for a little bit.
Now, everybody, against the wall. Sit down, over there. Move it!
- lf any of them moves, shoot 'em. - No one's shooting anyone.
Maybe, maybe not.
We need them alive. They're the only thing we have to bargain with.
- You think l didn't know that? - Just making sure.
We must get these blinds closed.
The police will drop snipers on the roofs.
Let's use the benches as barricades, stack them up against the windows.
lt's too bad. l'd kind of like watching this place burn.
Drop your weapons.
- What's so funny? - You. You're dead.
Shut up! That's enough!
- l said shut up! - Leave her alone. She's just scared.
Calm down. No one's going to hurt you.
Get over there with the others.
l know you. l picked you up the other day.
l know. lt's my way of saying thank you.
- Get over there with the others. - Nice tackle. Ever play football?
Really? l'd hate to be a catcher and see you barrelling towards home plate.
- Hey, you. Get up. - Leave her alone.
Nice mouth. All right. You get up.
- l said get up. - What are you doing?
Relax. l want to look at the Net. l need his access code to log on.
- Don't make me ask you again. - Get lost.
- After you. - l'll do it.
What are you doing? Sit down.
Hey, Vin, we're not on duty now so don't give me orders.
- l want to make it home in one piece. - Smart boy. Move, get back there.
l know what you're thinking. lt won't be easy keeping the hostages safe.
lt's not just them l'm worried about. lt's you.
Gabriel Bell died when the police stormed the building.
Right, but l'm not Bell.
No, but we're the only ones who know that.
Governor Chen issued a statement
saying the Sanctuary District will be secured.
lt's still not clear how this riot began,
though there have been rumours of mounting tensions for weeks.
Great, we're on every channel. l bet they're watching this in China.
Why are they so surprised?
When you treat people like animals, you get bitten.
- Let me through. - Hey!
- Who said you could come in? - lt's OK.
- You know this gimme? - He's a friend.
Go join your friends.
Glad to see you're all right.
Not a very peaceful demonstration.
lt's not what we talked about,
but it's what happened and we have to deal with it.
How? lt's a madhouse out there.
- This building is crawling with ghosts. - l know.
That's the first thing we have to fix.
Find gimmes, people you know, people who can guard the hostages.
lf the ghosts do it, anything can happen.
l know just the right people.
Good. We're going to need them.
Bell, you're missing something here.
Many fleeing employees have been reported injured.
Several have yet to be accounted for.
There's been no count of injuries among residents,
but satellite pictures show
a number of possible casualties.
We'll have more on this story as information becomes available.
- This is terrible. - l must get down there.
- What are you talking about? - My friends are there.
l know, but there's nothing you can do.
- l have to try. - lt's too dangerous. You could get hurt.
l can't watch that place burn, knowing my friends are inside.
When things settle down, l'll talk to my friends in the police.
By the time things settle down, my friends could be hurt or even killed.
They don't belong in there. None of those people do.
First Officer's log, supplemental.
Sisko, Dax, and Bashir have altered Earth's history.
We must send an away team into the past
to find them and correct the changes to the timeline.
The problem is, we're not exactly sure where to look or when.
The degree of temporal displacement is directly proportional
to the number of chroniton particles interacting with the transporter beam.
We don't know the concentration of particles at the time of the accident.
We have ten possibilities, each one corresponding to a different time frame.
One of them has to be right.
We'll hope we find the right one before we run out of chroniton particles.
l feel ridiculous.
Well, it does effectively disguise your Bajoran heritage.
Just say you broke your nose.
On the other hand, maybe you'd better say nothing. l'll do the talking.
- That's fine with me. - Good luck.
lf this is where they materialised,
there should be a residual electrostatic charge.
Kira to Sisko.
Kira to Dax.
Kira to Bashir.
Judging by this vehicle, we're in the mid-20th century.
No one's responding.
l'm not reading any electrostatic variance or distress signals.
- They're not here. - When will the transporter re-engage?
ln about 30 seconds.
l... l broke my nose.
l told you not to say anything.
l've got one question for you two.
- What are all these gimmes doing here? - l asked them to help.
- Who invited you? - l did.
Last time l checked this was my party.
l get to decide who's on the guest list.
- We needed people we could trust. - What does that mean?
How many ghosts do you know who you can trust?
- One, me. And that's enough. - No, it isn't. Not here, not now.
We need people to guard the building, watch the exits,
watch the hostages while we sleep.
All right, just keep them out of my hair.
The important thing is what we're going to do with those hostages.
- l've got it all figured out. - l bet you do.
Just to prove l'm not such a bad guy, l'm going to let you two in on it.
lt's simple. We trade the hostages for our freedom.
We get amnesty, credit chips, and a flight to anywhere we want.
Personally, l'm thinking Tasmania.
- Tasmania. - Errol Flynn was born in Tasmania.
You go where you want, l'll go where l want.
When we step off the plane, they lock us up.
We can't just think about ourselves. 1 0,000 people live here.
- Let them get their own hostages. - Gabe is right.
This is an opportunity for us to be heard.
To let people on the outside know what's going on here.
l'll give you some demands.
lf they want the hostages, they must close down the Sanctuaries.
And reinstate the Federal Employment Act.
Why don't you have them throw in some silk shirts?
Maybe a penthouse in Singapore.
Jobs? You guys want jobs?
When are you going to get it? There are no jobs.
- Not for us, anyway. - They'll find jobs.
They'll have to. After tonight, they can't ignore us anymore.
All right, we'll do it your way.
l'll log onto the lnterface and tell them we want the District closed.
Not you. Him.
- Funny, l would have nominated you. - What?
ls something wrong with me? l can be as eloquent as the next guy.
l'm sure you can, but they can't dismiss Webb as easily as you or me.
He's got the face. He's got the family. He's the guy next door.
That's what they need to see.
My name is Michael Webb.
l used to be a plant manager at ChemTech lndustries.
l'm speaking for the residents of Sanctuary District A.
We're holding six hostages.
We don't want to hurt them. All we want is...
- What happened? - Someone cut off our lnterface access.
l knew it! l knew this was a waste of time.
They don't care. No one cares about us.
Why should they? You're all a bunch of losers.
- What did you say? - He didn't say anything.
You heard me. l called you a loser. That's what you are.
And this time, you're going to lose big.
Check your e-mail, buddy. You're a loser, too.
You'd better hope you're wrong.
Quiet. You're making things worse.
l want them to know what they're in for.
l bet the National Guard has this place surrounded.
Sooner or later, they'll roll right in here, and you won't even slow them down.
l really think we should kill this guy.
Mister Webb, l'm Detective Preston from the SFPD.
- lt's urgent that l speak with you. - Did you shut off our lnterface access?
l'm afraid that's department policy in these types of situations,
but it gives us a chance to talk one-on-one.
- All right, let's talk. - First, l want to see the hostages.
- What for? - l need to make sure they're OK.
You said you won't hurt them. l need to know l can count on that.
Let's show them a hostage.
Take a good look. l've got five more just like her.
lf we don't get what we want, they'll get hurt.
- l think you've made your point. - Have l, Detective?
- l'd say so. - Good.
lf you don't mind, l'd like to speak with Mr Webb again.
- Why would l mind? - All right, Detective, l'm here.
Your friend has quite a temper.
That's because he's angry. We all are.
- B.C., let me ask you something. - Go ahead.
Why do l get the feeling you're not going to be happy
until you've hurt one of those hostages?
l have to admit, the thought has crossed my mind.
lt might alleviate some of the stress l'm feeling.
You'd better find a way to deal with that stress.
lt's sure to be a lot healthier for you in the long run.
No kidding. Let me ask you something.
You think it looks better like this or like this?
lt's your head...and your decision.
Gabe, Detective Preston wants to meet with me.
- When? - Now. By the main gate.
- May l join you? - l hoped you'd say that.
- Keep an eye on the hostages. - Got it. Good luck.
lt's been a long night for all of us. You guys must be exhausted.
We're OK. We could use some breakfast come morning.
Breakfast for 1 0,000? That's a lot of take-out.
But in the interest of friendship, l'll do what l can.
How about letting me have one of the hostages?
No hostage, no food. ls that what you're saying?
Not at all. You'll get the food either way.
Giving up one of the hostages would show good faith.
Besides, you'd still have five left.
Those hostages aren't going anywhere until we get what we want.
Which is what?
Close the Sanctuaries and reinstate the Federal Employment Act.
- That's asking a lot. - l don't think so.
We want to get out from behind these walls and not depend on hand-outs.
That's right. All we're asking for is a chance to get back on our feet again.
We don't deserve to be locked up in here.
Obviously l can't make any promises,
but l will see to it the Governor hears your demands.
You do that.
- Are you all right? - Hey, leave her alone.
- l'm a doctor. - Sure you are.
- You were here the other day. - That's right.
- Are you hypoglycemic? - You really are a doctor.
- Why didn't you tell someone? - l was afraid to.
l'll see about getting you medicine.
ln the meantime l'll find you a chocolate bar or something.
l'm going to get some sleep.
- He was here with you, wasn't he? - Bell?
- We came in together. - He gave me a false name, didn't he?
He got into a little trouble a while back,
and he didn't want you to put his real name on the computer.
When l first started working here, l processed a woman
who had a warrant out on her for abandoning her kid.
She couldn't take care of him.
She left him with a family that she worked for over in the Marina.
l felt so sorry for her.
l didn't log her in. l just let her disappear into the Sanctuary.
Well, that was very kind of you.
Almost got me fired when my supervisor found out.
What happened to this woman?
l don't know.
But l think about her all the time.
Ever since then l've just done my job, you know?
Tried not to let it get the best of me.
lt's not your fault that things are the way they are.
Everybody tells themselves that.
And nothing ever changes.
Don't do it, B.C.
- Give me one reason why not. - All right.
You're going to shoot me, Bell?
- l don't think so. - Think again.
l thought we were on the same side.
We are, but you get on my nerves, and l don't like your hat.
- Put the gun down. - Then we'll see how tough you are.
Now put it down.
You heard the man.
You gimmes... No sense of fun.
- Come here! - Hey!
Listen closely because l'm not going to say this again.
lf you try something stupid again, l'll make you regret it.
- Are you trying to scare me? - l'm trying to save people's life,
and you're not making it easy.
lf you're so concerned about our welfare, why don't you let us go?
You don't know what any of this is about, do you?
You work here, you see these people every day, how they live,
and you just don't get it.
What do you want me to say?
That l feel for them? That they got a bad break?
- What good would it do? - lt would be a start.
Now...you get back in that room, and you shut up.
Kira to Sisko.
Kira to Dax.
Kira to Bashir.
l'm not picking up any residual electrostatic charge.
l'm not picking up any residual electrostatic charge.
- What? - They're not here.
- Danny. - Dad.
He was outside looking for you.
- Are your mother and Jeannie OK? - Yes. They're with the Petersons.
- What are you doing here? - l wanted to be with you.
All right, you can stay for a while,
but when l tell you to go, l don't want any arguments.
Now, that didn't hurt a bit, did it?
l found some glucajen in what was left of the clinic. You should be better soon.
ls that your family?
- Yeah. - Let him see it.
- Nice looking bunch, huh? - Absolutely.
Right now, those kids are wondering if they'll ever see their dad again.
This won't make what you're going through any easier,
but something good will come from all this.
You think they'll just close down the Sanctuary and let you go?
But l know that someday there won't be any need for places like this.
l hope you're right, even though it will mean l'll be out of a job.
- l just want to get home, you know? - l know.
So do l.
The Governor assures me that if you let the hostages go,
he'll reduce the charges against you to incitement to riot.
That's it? What about closing the Sanctuary, what about jobs?
The Governor intends to form a committee to look into these problems.
- So, nothing is going to change. - l wouldn't say that.
- But change takes time. - You've run out of time.
Gentlemen, if l were you l would seriously consider taking this offer.
Or else what?
The Governor won't let this situation continue forever.
Tell him if he wants to see those hostages again,
he's going to have to do better.
- Tough talk. - l was bluffing.
- l couldn't tell. - l hope she couldn't either.
Try opening that menu.
lt brings me back to the same screen.
There doesn't seem to be a way of logging onto the Net.
- There has to be. - How can you be certain?
According to history, the residents told their side of the story on the Net.
Millions of people watched.
No one here has been able to get past the lockout.
Maybe it was Bell. And if he did it, we have to also.
Hey, listen up, everybody. A couple of dims just brought us a little present.
l don't know about you fellas, but l'm in love.
- Jadzia. - You know her?
Can you believe it? lt's the story of my life. All the good ones are taken.
- You remember my friend, Gabe? - Gabriel Bell. Good to see you again.
- Good to see you. - Allow me to introduce myself.
- Biddle Coleridge. - Biddle?
- Hey! - l didn't say a word.
l've been looking all over for you.
Excuse me, you obviously don't live here, so how did you get in?
l managed to recode my lD card
so l could get past the Sanitation Department checkpoint.
- You crawled in through the sewers? - Yes.
- You must really like these guys. - You should sit down.
You must be exhausted.
lt's too bad.
Me and her could have had something special.
So, even if l could get you out, you wouldn't leave.
Those hostages have to be protected.
You said someone took your combadge.
That's right. And it emits a subspace distress signal.
Julian, help Dax find the men who took her combadge,
and then l want both of you to get away from here.
lf the Defiant locks on to my signal and we're not together...
When the hostages are in police custody, l'll go back to the beam-in site.
lf for some reason l can't make it, you'll have to leave without me.
Sir, Jadzia has to leave. lf something happened to her,
it wouldn't take a doctor long to figure out she wasn't human.
But you'll need help to keep those hostages alive,
and if it's all the same to you, l'll stay.
All right. See if you can get her combadge back.
l'll keep trying to log onto the Net.
The police cut off our access.
That's one problem l might be able to help you with.
Do you really think your friend will put us on the Net?
lt'll take some persuading, but he'll do what's right.
This is it. The men who took my combadge brought me here
before they took me to the Processing Centre.
- Hello? - There's nobody here.
We just want to talk.
lf you say so.
- You can see me? - Just barely.
That's OK. As long as they can't see me.
The aliens. They'll suck your brains out through your ears.
l know. You see, l'm an alien.
l thought so, but you're a good alien.
Right. l'm here to protect Earth from its enemies.
l need that piece of jewellery you're holding to do it.
l understand. Here, take it.
- Good luck. - Thank you.
- Don't tell anyone. - l won't.
l came in there.
- Take care of yourself. - See you at the beam-in site.
So, you're asking me to override a government block,
violate my lnterface license, and turn over my channels to criminals.
- They're not criminals. - They're acting like criminals.
- They've got guns, hostages... - Why do you think they're doing it?
Don't you want to know? Don't you think the public deserves to know?
You are asking me to break the law.
l'm asking you to give those people a voice.
The government will retake the Sanctuary District.
When they do, a lot of people are going to die.
Unless the public learns why the Sanctuary residents did what they did,
all those deaths will be for nothing.
You know, l'll lose my license.
But l'll get great ratings.
My name is Henry Garcia. l've been living here two years now.
l came to San Francisco to work in a brewery,
but they laid us off because they got some new equipment.
So l ended up here.
l've never been in trouble with the law or anything.
l don't want to hurt anybody.
l just want a chance to work and live like regular people.
My name is Julie...
Governor, l understand your concern,
but l think the use of force would be premature at this time.
There have been disturbances in other Sanctuary Districts,
but we have to think of the hostages.
l know. l've heard the rumours too, but that's all they are, rumours.
lf you just give me another chance to talk with Webb and Bell...
We'll do our best.
The Governor's made up his mind.
We move in at 0500.
- No luck? - Afraid not.
We know one thing.
- They arrived before the year 2048. - How can you be sure?
We were there.
lt's not like the mid-21 st century l read about in school. lt's been changed.
Earth history's had its rough patches, but never that rough.
lf we only search dates before 2048,
how many possibilities does that leave us with?
According to my calculations, three.
But we only have enough chroniton particles for one more try.
Well, pick one, Chief. Let's hope you get lucky.
- lt's my best guess. - That's good enough for me.
Kira to Sisko.
l'm picking up a combadge distress signal. lt's Dax.
- Kira to Dax. Do you hear me? - Kira...
- Am l glad to hear your voice. - Where are you?
We're at the corner of Polk and California.
- l'll meet you there. - Are Sisko and Bashir with you?
No. l'll explain when l see you.
The transporter will retrieve us in a minute.
- You better deactivate your combadge. - Acknowledged.
We'll reactivate them tomorrow in time for the next beam-out.
Should be interesting.
...best ball club l ever saw? The '99 Yankees, no doubt about it.
The '1 5 Kings could have taken them any day. Am l right?
- l wouldn't know. l prefer tennis. - Tennis?
- Soccer. - lt's up to you, Bell.
There's no question. The Kings.
- '1 5 was Buck Bokai's rookie year. - That's all they had going for them.
l've been up on the roof. Looks like another National Guard unit arrived.
- Something's going on. - Everybody on your feet.
- What are you doing? - They'll be safer in there. Let's go.
l want you to make sure they keep their heads down.
l'll see if l can block the door.
Danny. Danny, wake up. lt's time for you to go.
- l want to be here with you. - l'll meet up with you later.
Tell your mom l love her, and give your sister a kiss for me.
Go on, now. Go on.
Yeah, l thought so.
Looks good on you. Now get lost.
What the hell. lt's probably raining in Tasmania anyway.
l'm going to call Preston and find out what's going on.
Oh, my God.
Stop shooting, dammit! We're OK!
Hold it! No!
- Freeze! - l'm a hostage, you idiot!
Blue leader, this is team 1 . The Processing Centre is secure.
- You could have gotten us killed. - There were rumours you were dead.
- Do l look dead? - Our orders were to pacify the building.
Yeah. Well, you certainly did a good job.
- l'm a doctor. - Leave him alone.
l copy. Listen up. There's trouble on 2nd Street.
You pacify 2nd Street. Officer Calvera and l can handle this. Give me that.
All right, men. Let's move.
- How is he? - Lucky. He'll live.
- The next time l tell you to stay down... - Gotcha.
What about Webb?
- Keep the pressure on. - Over here! Quick!
How could we have let this happen?
The question is, how do we stop it from happening again?
So what do we do with them?
- l don't know. - You could let us go.
- All right. - Vin!
- They saved our lives. - How can we explain what happened?
- Give me your lD cards. - lt's in my pocket.
We'll switch these with two of the casualties'.
As far as anybody knows, you both died here.
- ls that OK with you, Bell? - Thanks.
Come on. Let's get you out of here.
- Anything else we can do for you? - There is one thing.
Tell people the truth about what happened here.
l would have done that anyway.
First Officer's log, supplemental.
Upon returning with our missing crewmembers,
we discovered that the timeline had been restored.
- How do you feel? - Better.
l thought you might like to see this. l found it in the historical database.
l'm not looking forward to explaining this to Starfleet Command.
At least it's a good picture.
Commander, having seen a little of the 21 st century,
there's one thing l don't understand.
How could they have let things get so bad?
That's a good question.
l wish l had an answer.