STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                              
                        "Paradise Lost" 
              (fka "Untitled Sisko on Earth II") 
                          #40510-484 
                              
                           Story by 
                        Ronald D. Moore 
                              
                          Teleplay by 
             Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
                              
                          Directed by 
                          Reza Badiyi 

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                        November 2, 1995

    STAR TREK: DS9 - "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - CAST 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                        "Paradise Lost" 
                             CAST 

          SISKO                    JOSEPH
          KIRA                     LEYTON
          ODO                      BENTEEN
          BASHIR                   JARESH-INYO
          DAX                      ACADEMY COMMANDANT
          O'BRIEN                  FEMALE SECURITY
                                   OFFICER
          WORF                     SECURITY CHIEF
          JAKE                     COM VOICE
          NOG                      SHEPARD

          Non-Speaking             Non-Speaking
          N.D. SUPERNUMERARIES     

      STAR TREK: DS9 - "Paradise Lost" - 11/02/95 - SETS 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                        "Paradise Lost" 
                             SETS 

        INTERIORS                     EXTERIORS
          SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN        STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS
  
        STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS          DEFIANT
          SISKO'S TEMPORARY OFFICE      
          ADMIRAL LEYTON'S OFFICE       
          SECURITY CELLS                

        PRESIDENT'S OFFICE            

        DEFIANT                       
          BRIDGE                        

  STAR TREK: DS9 - "Paradise Lost" - 11/03/95 - PRONUNCIATION 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                        "Paradise Lost" 
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 

          BENTEEN                  BEN-teen
          BOUDIN                   BOO-dahn
          DANEEKA                  da-NEE-ka
          GRAZERITES               GRAY-zer-ites
          JARESH-INYO              JAR-esh IN-yoe
          LAKOTA                   luh-KOE-tuh
          OKINAWA                  oh-kuh-NOW-uh
          PLANETIA                 plah-NIH-shee-uh
          RISA                     RYE-suh
          TZENKETHI                TSEN-keth-i

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER      1.

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE                    
                           "Paradise Lost"                             
                            TEASER                              

	FADE IN:

                     RECAP OF "HOMEFRONT"                       

1    INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - DAY

	JOSEPH SISKO and JAKE ENTER through the front door. If
	we can see through the window, we might be able to see
	Starfleet troops still patrolling the street. Joseph
	looks around the darkened restaurant.

					JOSEPH (to com)
			Lights.

	The lights come up.

					JAKE
			Are you sure re-opening the
			restaurant is a good idea?

					JOSEPH
			Jake, it's been four days since
			the power outage... have you seen
			any Dominion invasion fleet?

					JAKE
				(smiling)
			No.

					JOSEPH
			Neither have I.

	Joseph begins reactivating various systems throughout
	the restaurant... the ovens, the grill, etc.

					JOSEPH
			Besides, at my age, I don't have
			time to waste sitting at home
			being bored.

					JAKE
			There's hardly anyone out on the
			street. You're not going to have
			any customers.

					JOSEPH
			I've got plenty of customers.
			Just look outside.

Jake looks out the window.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER      2.

1    CONTINUED:

					JAKE
			All I see are security officers.

					JOSEPH
			And I bet not one of them's had a
			good meal in four days. Now do
			your grandfather a favor... and
			start chopping the okra.

	Jake smiles ruefully. He was afraid of that.

2    EXT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - DAY (MATTE)

	Establishing shot.

3    INT. SISKO'S TEMPORARY OFFICE - DAY

	SISKO is at his desk, studying reports on his table
	monitor. ODO is pacing around the room, studying a
	PADD.

					SISKO
			I don't like this. The more I
			read Starfleet's reports on the
			sabotage of the power relays, the
			more unanswered questions I have.
				(lays it out)
			How were the changelings able to
			infiltrate the Division of
			Planetary operations? Where did
			they get the codes for the
			Division's computer control
			network? And how did they manage
			to overload every power relay on
			Earth at the same time?

	Odo nods. He's in total agreement. But his attention
	is drawn to something he sees on the PADD.

					ODO
			Captain, have you ever heard of a
			group called Red Squad?

					SISKO
			They're an elite team of Starfleet
			cadets. According to Nog, every
			student at the Academy wants to be
			a part of it.

	Odo, shakes his head. He figures he was making
	something out of nothing.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER        

3    CONTINUED:

					ODO
			That explains it.

					SISKO
			Explains what?

					ODO
			According to this transporter log,
			a group called Red Squad was
			beamed back to Starfleet Academy
			twenty-six minutes after the State
			of Emergency was declared.

	This gets Sisko's interest.

					SISKO
			That's strange. During the
			blackout, Starfleet mobilized
			hundreds of units. Why would they
			have demobilized Red Squad?

					ODO
			That's why I brought it up. But
			if they're cadets... I suppose
			Starfleet wanted to get them out
			of harm's way.

	But something about Odo's theory doesn't ring true to
	Sisko. He looks up something on his own computer.

					SISKO
			If that's true, then how do you
			explain this...
				(finds what he was
				looking for)
			Three hours later Starfleet
			Command issued an order assigning
			the entire Corps of Cadets to
			field duty.

					ODO
			Which means they weren't bringing
			Red Squad home to protect them.

					SISKO
			So the question is... why
			demobilize Red Squad only to
			mobilize them again three hours
			later?

	Sisko and Odo share a look. Neither man has an answer.

									CUT TO:

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER     3A.

4    INT. SISKO'S TEMPORARY OFFICE - DAY - LATER (OPTICAL) 

	Close on a monitor displaying a Bolian Admiral, the
	COMMANDANT of Starfleet Academy.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER      4.

4    CONTINUED:

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Captain Sisko, is there something
			I can do for you?

					SISKO
			I need to talk to you about Red
			Squad.

	The mention of Red Squad wipes the smile off the
	Bolian's face.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(guarded; on monitor)
			Go on.

					SISKO
			Are you aware that there's a
			transporter record of Red Squad
			being returned to the Academy not
			long after the power outage?

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Are you saying that's in the
			official records?

					SISKO
			That's right.

	The Commandant looks surprised and more than a little
	worried.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Is this a secure line?

	Sisko thinks that's an odd question, but he puts on his
	best poker face.

					SISKO
			It is at my end.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			One moment.

	The Commandant's face is replaced by the triangular
	logo of Starfleet Academy. Sisko looks up at Odo, who
	is standing behind the monitor so he will not be
	included in the picture sent to Commandant. They lock
	eyes for a beat. The Commandant's behavior seems a
	little strange. Just then, the monitor reactivates and
	the Commandant comes back on line.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER     4A.

4    CONTINUED:	(2)

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Sorry, Captain. But I think
			you'll agree, this is a time for
			caution.

					SISKO
				(playing along)
			Absolutely.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - TEASER      5.

4    CONTINUED:	(3)

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Does Admiral Leyton know about
			this report?

					SISKO
			He hasn't mentioned it to me.

	The Commandant looks relieved.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			Listen to me, Captain. I want
			that record erased before anyone
			else sees it. Is that understood?

					SISKO
			I'll take care of it immediately.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(grateful, on monitor)
			Good. That report could cause us
			a lot of trouble. I'm glad you
			spotted it.

	Sisko still isn't sure exactly what they're talking
	about, but he's playing along to see what he can learn.

					SISKO
			So am I. I'd hate to see the
			members of Red Squad get into any
			trouble.

					ACADEMY COMMANDANT
				(on monitor)
			They're fine young men and women.
			When Leyton talked to me about
			using them, I thought it was a
			mistake... but I have to admit,
			they performed their mission
			admirably.
				(a beat)
			I appreciate your call, Captain.
			I'm in your debt.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/9S- TEASER       6.

4    CONTINUED:	(4)

	The Commandant ends his transmission.

5    NEW ANGLE

	As Sisko sits back in his chair, deeply concerned about
	this latest development.

					ODO
			Well, that certainly raised more
			questions than it answered.

	And as we push in on Sisko's troubled face, we...

									FADE OUT.

                         END OF TEASER                          

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE      7.
                            ACT ONE                             

	FADE IN:

	(NOTE: Episode credits fall over opening scenes)

6    INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - DAY

	Joseph is being blood tested by a Starfleet Security
	Officer. The officer holds up the vial containing
	Joseph's blood. It doesn't change.

					JOSEPH
				(with humor)
			What did I tell you? As human as
			I ever was.

	The Security Officer gives him a good-natured pat on
	the back and then goes to test some of the other
	customers.

7    NEW ANGLE

	As Joseph turns to a corner table where Sisko sits.

					SISKO
			You're looking pretty jovial
			today.

	Joseph sits down at the table next to Sisko.

					JOSEPH
			Is there a problem with that?

					SISKO
			It's just... you weren't so happy
			about being tested a few days ago.

					JOSEPH
			That was before the changelings
			sabotaged the power grid.

	Joseph waits for Sisko to react positively, but when he
	doesn't, Joseph frowns.

					JOSEPH
			I don't understand you. When I
			didn't want to be tested you made
			it an issue, and now that I'm
			cooperating you're still not
			satisfied.

					SISKO
			It's not you, Dad.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE      8.

7    CONTINUED:

					JOSEPH
			Then what is it?

					SISKO
			I'm not sure.
				(re: the Security Officers)
			They look tired.

					JOSEPH
			I'm not surprised. Now that the
			blood screenings have been widened
			to include the general public,
			they've been working around the
			clock.

	Joseph looks at his son, who's looking pretty run down
	himself.

					JOSEPH
				(pointedly)
			Besides, they're not the only ones
			who look tired.

	Just then...

8    NEW ANGLE

	As NOG ENTERS, wearing his cadet's uniform.

					NOG
			Captain, Jake said you wanted to
			see me.

					SISKO
			Yes, I do.

	Joseph can tell this is business. He excuses himself.

					JOSEPH
			You two talk.
				(to Nog)
			I'll go chill some
			tube grubs.

	Joseph EXITS.

9    CLOSE ON SISKO, AND NOG

	Now seated alone in a quiet corner.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE      9.

9    CONTINUED:

					NOG
			What can I do for you, sir?

					SISKO
			It's about Red Squad.

					NOG
				(excited)
			Red Squad? Did you get me in?

					SISKO
			Not just yet.

					NOG
			Too bad. Those guys are the best.
			They're the only people I know who
			aren't afraid of the Dominion.

					SISKO
			Why's that?

	Nog doesn't understand this line of questioning.

					NOG
			I don't know. They're not scared
			of anything, I guess.

	Sisko absorbs this news, which means more to him than
	it does to Nog.

					SISKO
			You seem to know them pretty well.

					NOG
			Jake said I should try to get to
			know them better. Show them I'm
			a good guy. And so far it seems
			to be working.
				(shrinks down a notch)
			The truth is, I think they only
			like me because I know you.

					SISKO
			Is that so?

					NOG
			You're kind of their hero. The
			man at the front line in the war
			with the Dominion.

	Sisko seems to think about this for a beat, then...

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11,/14/95 - ACT ONE    10.

9    CONTINUED:	(2)

					SISKO
			I'd like to meet some of these
			cadets. You think you could
			introduce me to one of them?

	Nog looks surprised that Sisko would make such a
	request.

					NOG
			I'm sorry. I can't do that, sir.
				(tries to explain)
			The names of Red Squad members are
			supposed to be secret.

					SISKO
			But you know who they are.

					NOG
				(modest)
			It's not easy keeping secrets from
			a Ferengi. But I feel funny about
			telling anyone else. Besides, if
			they found out I told you who they
			were, I'd never get in.

	But Sisko's not about to let Nog off the hook so
	easily.

					SISKO
			Cadet, you're obviously under the
			mistaken impression that I'm
			asking you a favor. I want a
			name, and I want it now. And that
			is an order. Understood, Mister
			Nog?

	Nog, caught between a rock and a hard place, nods
	reluctantly.

					NOG
			Yes, sir.

10   INT. SISKO'S TEMPORARY OFFICE - DAY

	Sisko is seated at his desk as the door opens and in
	walks a confident, nineteen- to twenty-year-old
	Starfleet cadet, RILEY SHEPARD. Shepard comes to
	attention.

					SHEPARD
			Cadet Shepard reporting as
			ordered, Captain.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE    10A.

10   CONTINUED:

	Sisko gets right down to business. He's very official,
	putting on his best senior officer face.


     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE    10A.

10   CONTINUED:	(2)

					SISKO
				(looking down at a PADD)
			Shepard, Riley Aldrin, Starfleet
			Service number c-nine-five-three-
			oh-four-six-nine-nine-four-two-
			seven, a third year student at
			Starfleet Academy with a specialty
			in tactical operations.

					SHEPARD
			Yes, sir.

	Shepard looks pretty proud of himself. He's glad to
	have come to Sisko's attention.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE     12.

10   CONTINUED:	(3)

					SISKO
			Cadet, I've been reviewing a
			record of Red Squad's activities
			on the night of the twenty-third.
			The night of the power outage.

	This catches Shepard off guard.

					SHEPARD
			Record, sir? We were told that
			there wasn't going to be any
			written record...

					SISKO
			Are you contradicting me, cadet?

	Shepard is confused. He's one of the brightest kids in
	his class and he's not used to getting called onto the
	carpet.

					SHEPARD
			No, sir.

					SISKO
			Good. Now, who told you there
			wasn't going to be a written
			record?

					SHEPARD
			The briefing officer, sir.

					SISKO
			I want that officer's name.

					SHEPARD
			She didn't give her name, sir.
			But she told us that there would
			be no record of our actions. That
			our role would have to go
			unrecognized, at least for now.

	Sisko goes on the attack again.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE     13.

10   CONTINUED:	(4)

					SISKO
			Maybe if you'd done your job
			better, it would have.
				(getting in Shepard's face)
			But you fouled it up, didn't you?
			You cadets did some sloppy work...
			some damn sloppy work.

					SHEPARD
			With all due respect, sir...
			that's not true, sir. The mission
			went perfectly. If anything, it
			was easier than the simulations.

					SISKO
			Son, if you think you can protect
			your hide by lying to me, you'd
			better forget it. Mistakes were
			made, and I will find out who's
			responsible.

					SHEPARD
			I'm not lying to you, sir. I was
			there. I was at Planetary
			Operations the whole time. If
			anything had gone wrong, I
			would've known about it.

	Sisko looks skeptical.

					SISKO
			Is that so?

	Sisko looks like he's considering Shepard's point of
	view. Finally, he softens slightly, as if trying to
	keep an open mind.

					SISKO
			All right, cadet. Let's go over
			this step-by-step from the time of
			your mission deployment until your
			return to base...
				(checking the PADD)
			... at nineteen forty-seven hours
			PST on the twenty-third.

					SHEPARD
			Yes, sir. We assembled on the
			Eastern Quad at seventeen hundred
			hours on the evening of the twenty-
			third.

	This is what Sisko wanted. He encourages the cadet to
	continue.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE     14.

10   CONTINUED:	(5)

					SISKO
			By "we" I assume you mean Red
			Squad.

					SHEPARD
				(eager to please)
			Yes, sir. After assembly we were
			beamed aboard the Lakota. Once
			aboard we received our equipment
			and the necessary codes, and were
			transported directly to the
			Division of Planetary Operations
			in Lisbon.

					SISKO
			At what time?

					SHEPARD
			It was oh-four hundred hours
			exactly. Local time of course.

					SISKO
			Go on, cadet.

					SHEPARD
			Our contact inside the DPO gave us
			access to their computer control
			network. From there we used the
			access codes we were given,
			bypassed the security lockouts,
			and downloaded the disordering
			protocols into the network.

					SISKO
				(putting it together)
			And from there the protocols
			spread to every power relay on the
			planet.

					SHEPARD
			It was a pretty, impressive sight,
			sir. Watching those relays wink
			out one after another.

					SISKO
			Sorry I missed it.

	Shepard now thinks everything is okay. Whatever Sisko
	thought went wrong, Shepard has proved it wasn't his
	fault.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE     15.

10   CONTINUED:	(6)

					SHEPARD
			After that all we had to do was
			sabotage the restart sequencers
			and get out. Like I said, sir...
			It was all by the numbers.

	Hold on Sisko for a beat, then...

									CUT TO:

10A  INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - NIGHT 

	Sisko and Odo enter. The restaurant is deserted. It's
	after hours and they need a place to talk. Sisko is
	looking concerned and focused.

					ODO
			Are you sure this cadet is telling
			the truth?

					SISKO
			He admitted to committing acts of
			treason against the Federation.
			If he was going to lie, I think he
			would've come up with a better
			story.

					ODO
			I take it you gave him a blood
			screening.

					SISKO
			I checked him myself. He's human.

					ODO
			Well then let's say he's telling
			the truth... that he was ordered
			by his superiors to sabotage the
			power relays. That still doesn't
			rule out Dominion involvement.
			For all we know, his superiors
			have been replaced by changelings.

					SISKO
			I thought about that. But if it
			were changelings, what have they
			accomplished? There's been no
			invasion, power's been restored...

					ODO
			And Starfleet has fortified Earth.
			I see your point, Captain.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE    15A.

10A  CONTINUED:

		Sisko moves into the kitchen and takes out a glass
		bottle full of milk.

					ODO
			So let's say you're right.
			Starfleet officers sabotaged the
			power grid. What are you going to
			do about it?

					SISKO
			That's the bottom line, isn't it?
			What am I going to do about it?
				(a beat)
			These people aren't evil, Odo.
			They're people I've worked with...
			they're my friends... people I
			respect. How can I turn against
			them?

					ODO
			It seems to me, if they have
			committed treason against the
			Federation, the Federation you
			swore to protect, then you won't
			be turning against them... they'll
			have turned against you.

	And as Sisko ponders this...

11   INT. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - NIGHT

	The PRESIDENT is JARESH-INYO standing at the window,
	looking out at the Paris skyline as Sisko and Odo are
	escorted in by a Presidential aide.

					JARESH-INYO
				(turning to Sisko)
			Captain Sisko, Mister Odo, come
			in.

	Sisko looks uncomfortable. Right now, he'd rather be
	anyplace but here.

					SISKO
			Thank you for seeing us, Mister
			President. I hope we didn't wake
			you.

					JARESH-INYO
			No. My people require very little
			sleep.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE    15B.

11   CONTINUED:

					JARESH-INYO (Cont'd)
			Although I was working on a speech
			I'm going to deliver to the
			Federation Assembly, so if you
			could make this brief...

	Sisko is obviously aware of the seriousness of both his
	situation and the accusations he's about to make. But
	he truly believes that he has no choice, that what he's
	doing is necessary for the survival of the Federation.

					SISKO
			Sir, what I'm about to say may
			seem hard to believe. Frankly, I
			have a difficult time accepting it
			myself. Nevertheless --

					JARESH-INYO
				(signalling for him to stop)
			I think we can do without the
			preamble, Captain. Just tell me
			what's on your mind.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT ONE     16.

11   CONTINUED:	(2)

	Sisko and Odo exchange a look. Sisko has to take a
	moment to gather his thoughts. This is tremendously
	difficult for him but he pushes on.

					SISKO
			Sir, I believe that certain
			Starfleet officers, led by Admiral
			Leyton, are conspiring to
			overthrow the legitimate
			government of the Federation.
			and replace it with military rule.

	And as the President reacts, as much to Odo and Sisko's
	grim demeanor as to Sisko's words, we...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT ONE                          

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     17.
                            ACT TWO                             

	FADE IN:

12   INT. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS

	Jaresh-Inyo is seated behind his desk, his attention
	totally focused on Sisko, who stands before him.

					JARESH-INYO
			Captain, I have been in politics
			for seventy years. I'm no
			stranger to overstatement and
			exaggeration. But the idea that
			Starfleet would plot to overthrow
			the government of the Federation
			is the single most astonishing
			accusation I've ever heard.

					SISKO
			Sir, if you'll hear us out...

					JARESH-INYO
			Oh, I intend to, though you'll
			have to forgive me if I remain
			somewhat skeptical.
				(a beat)
			Now I think you'd better start
			from the beginning.

	Sisko turns to Odo. That's his cue.

					ODO
			Several months ago, I learned from
			one of my people that changelings
			had infiltrated the Federation.
			Not long after I gave this
			information to Starfleet, records
			indicate that Admiral Leyton led
			a contingent of high ranking
			officers to meet with you and
			recommend the implementation of
			sweeping security measures meant
			to protect Earth.

					JARESH-INYO
				(nods)
			And I rejected their suggestions
			as too extreme.

					ODO
			It's no secret that Leyton didn't
			agree with you.

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     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     18.

12   CONTINUED:

					ODO (Cont'd)
			And despite your calls for calm,
			his concern about the Dominion
			threat continued to grow.

					SISKO
			When the Antwerp Conference was
			bombed, Leyton became convinced
			that the changelings posed a much
			greater threat to Earth than you
			were prepared to admit.

	So far, there's nothing Jaresh-Inyo can argue with.

					JARESH-INYO
			And so the Admiral approached me
			again. That time with you two at
			his side. And I agreed to his
			proposals.

					SISKO
			To some of his proposals.

					ODO
			We believe that Admiral Leyton and
			his supporters weren't satisfied
			with the limited security
			procedures you authorized. They
			were convinced that extraordinary
			measures were necessary to counter
			the changeling threat.

					SISKO
			More than that, they were
			determined to prove to you and to
			everyone else just how vulnerable
			Earth was to a Dominion takeover.
				(a beat)
			So they sabotaged the global power
			grid.

	Jaresh-Inyo is shocked.

					JARESH-INYO
			Starfleet officers committing
			sabotage?

					SISKO
			I know exactly how you feel. But
			it's the truth.

	The President still isn't sold.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    18A.

12   CONTINUED:	(2)

					JARESH-INYO
			I find that difficult to believe.
			Admiral Leyton may be somewhat
			grating and inflexible at times,
			but for a man of his
			accomplishments, of his
			distinguished record... to commit
			treason?

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     19.

12   CONTINUED:	(3)

					SISKO
			I'm sure the Admiral doesn't see
			it as treason. He would probably
			defend it as a desperate act of
			patriotism. Leyton and his
			supporters think their actions are
			both necessary and justified.

					ODO
			Not to mention effective.
				(a beat)
			Think about it. The power grid
			fails and the next thing you know,
			there are Starfleet security
			officers on the streets of every
			city, armed with phaser rifles,
			blood testing citizens at random.

	Jaresh-Inyo looks at Sisko for a long time. He doesn't
	want to believe what he's just heard, but Sisko makes
	a persuasive argument.

					JARESH-INYO
			Your story has a certain logic to
			it, gentlemen. But what it lacks
			so far is proof.

					SISKO
			You want proof... Order Admiral
			Leyton to withdraw his troops from
			the streets... see what he does.

					JARESH-INYO
			You think he would refuse a direct
			order from his commander-in-chief?

					SISKO
			If he orders his troops to stand
			down, then I'm wrong and I'll
			offer my resignation. But I don't
			think that's going to happen.
			With those troops in place,
			Admiral Leyton controls Earth.
			And he's not going to give up that
			control until he's convinced he's
			ended the Dominion threat.

	Jaresh-Inyo gets up and paces around the room.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     20.

12   CONTINUED:	(4)

					JARESH-INYO
			And he may not have to give up
			anything.
				(a beat)
			If what you say is true, if the
			power outage was all part of
			Leyton's plan, then it's worked
			perfectly. Right now the public
			overwhelmingly supports the
			increased security. If I tried to
			remove the troops, over Leyton's
			objections, I'd have a planetwide
			riot on my hands.

					SISKO
			What if we bring you proof? Hard
			evidence linking Leyton to the
			sabotage of the power grid?

					ODO
			With that, you could force Leyton
			to stand down, make him withdraw
			the troops.

	Jaresh-Inyo considers Sisko's offer.

					JARESH-INYO
			If what you say is true, I'll have
			his resignation.
				(a beat)
			Bring me that evidence, and I
			promise you, I'll use it.

	Sisko nods. He and Odo both know that they've been
	given an opportunity. Now they have to deliver.

13   INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - NIGHT

	It's long after closing. Sisko sits at a table
	drinking a cup of raktajino. Odo paces around the
	room.

					ODO
			Cadet Shepard should've been here
			twenty minutes ago.

					SISKO
			I told Nog to make sure no one saw
			them leave the Academy. With the
			added security in place, I'm sure
			that wasn't easy.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    20A.

13   CONTINUED:

					ODO
			What if they got caught?

					SISKO
			Nog spent his entire adolescence
			dodging you on the Promenade. If
			anyone can sneak out of that place
			it's him.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     21.

13   CONTINUED:	(2)

					ODO
			I suppose so. I doubt there's
			ever been a cadet in Starfleet who
			was quite so... slippery.

	Just then, there's a knock at the door. Odo goes and
	looks through the window, then opens the door. Nog
	ENTERS, looking harried.

					NOG
			Sorry I'm late...

					SISKO
			Where's Cadet Shepherd?

					NOG
			That's a good question. I
			couldn't find him anywhere.

					ODO
			What do you mean, you couldn't
			find him?

					NOG
			I mean he's gone. And as far as
			I can tell so is every other
			member of Red Squad. The rumor is
			they've all been sent on some kind
			of training exercise.

					LEYTON (O.S.)
			I'm afraid Cadet Shepherd won't be
			returning to Earth anytime soon.

14   NEW ANGLE

	To reveal ADMIRAL LEYTON, who has just entered. Nog,
	who has no idea what's really going on, sees an
	opportunity to make an important connection.

					NOG
			Admiral Leyton, it's an honor to
			meet you. My name is --

					LEYTON
				(interrupting)
			Return to your quarters, cadet.

	Nog is surprised and a little disappointed at the
	sharpness of Leyton's tone. He looks to Sisko, who
	nods. Nog EXITS.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     22.

14   CONTINUED:

					LEYTON
			Ben, I think you and I need to
			talk.
				(looks to Odo)
			In private.

					ODO
				(to Sisko)
			I'll be in the next room if you
			need me.

	Odo takes a hard look at Leyton, then EXITS.

					LEYTON
			Mind if I get some coffee?

					SISKO
			Help yourself.

	Leyton goes and pours himself a cup.

					LEYTON
			I haven't been getting a lot of
			sleep lately. Too much to do.

					SISKO
				(pointedly)
			Maybe you need a vacation.

	Leyton looks over at Sisko and smiles. He knows what
	Sisko's implying, but he doesn't take the bait.

					LEYTON
				(sips the coffee)
			Mmm. Somehow replicated coffee
			never tastes this good.

	Leyton comes over and takes a seat across from Sisko.

					LEYTON
			I'm afraid I owe you an apology,
			Ben.

					SISKO
				(softly)
			The way I see it, you owe a lot of
			people an apology.

	Sisko's quiet tone belies his disappointment at Leyton.
	Leyton's response is equally controlled. These are two
	professional soldiers with an enormous amount of
	respect for each other and they're both determined to
	keep their emotions in check.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     23.

14   CONTINUED:	(2)

					LEYTON
				(shakes his head)
			I wish I could've told you the
			truth from the beginning. But
			somehow I suspected we wouldn't
			see eye-to-eye on this thing.

					SISKO
			Then why did you bring me here?

					LEYTON
				(simply)
			Because I needed someone who knew
			how to fight Shape-shifters. And
			that's you.
				(a beat)
			And I suppose on some level I
			hoped that once you saw what we
			were accomplishing, you'd join us.
				(a beat)
			You always had a strong sense of
			duty.

	Leyton is reaching out to Sisko, but Sisko refuses to
	cross the gulf between them.

					SISKO
			My duty is to protect the
			Federation.

					LEYTON
			Which is what we're trying to do.

					SISKO
			What you're trying to do is seize
			control of Earth and place it
			under military rule.

					LEYTON
			If that's what it takes to stop
			the Dominion.

	Sisko makes one last attempt to get Leyton to see the
	irony in what he's doing.

					SISKO
			You're willing to destroy paradise
			in order to save it.

	Leyton studies Sisko for a beat, trying to figure out
	a way to reach his former executive officer.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    23A.

14   CONTINUED:	(3)

					LEYTON
			Do you remember when we were on
			the Okinawa fighting the
			Tzenkethi? That time when I
			wanted to take the ship into an
			asteroid belt to chase down those
			three raiders. We talked it over
			at the staff meeting...

					SISKO
				(remembering)
			And I said it was an unnecessary
			risk.

					LEYTON
			You spoke your mind. Which is
			exactly what a good executive
			officer is supposed to do. But I
			overruled you.
				(beat)
			After the staff meeting you
			followed me into my ready room and
			tried to argue your point again.

					SISKO
			That's right, I did.

					LEYTON
			And remember what I told you?

					SISKO
			That a good officer has to respect
			the chain of command. There comes
			a time when you have to accept the
			orders of a superior officer and
			carry out his orders, whether you
			agree with them or not.

					LEYTON
			I also told you when you became a
			C.O., you'd feel the same way.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO     24.

14   CONTINUED:	(4)

					SISKO
			And you were right. About going
			after the Tzenkethi and about me.

					LEYTON
			Without the chain of command,
			Starfleet would cease to function
			and we wouldn't stand a chance
			against our enemies.
				(driving home his point)
			I'm still your commanding officer.
			And now more than ever, I need you
			to respect my authority.

					SISKO
			I can't do that. Not this time.

	Leyton is clearly exasperated and disappointed in
	Sisko's attitude. He realizes he's not going to win
	Sisko over.

					LEYTON
			Then as of now, I'm relieving you
			of your post as temporary head of
			Earth Security and sending you
			back to Deep Space Nine.
				(a beat)
			Go home, Ben. You don't belong
			here.

	Leyton EXITS.

15   CLOSE ON SISKO

	As he reacts to this disturbing conversation...

15A  EXT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT
	(FORMERLY SCENE 22)

	Sisko is seated on a bench, thinking over his options.
	At the edge of his vision, a figure sits down next to
	him on the bench. Sisko, turns and sees...

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    24A.

15B  NEW ANGLE

	O'BRIEN, now sitting next to him.

					O'BRIEN
				(jaunty)
			Beautiful evening, isn't it?

	Sisko looks surprised.

					SISKO
			Chief? How'd you get here?

					O'BRIEN
				(examines Sisko)
			You know, you don't look so good.
			Lot on your mind, I bet? How's
			your father?

	Sisko studies O'Brien closely.

					SISKO
			There's no way the Defiant
			could've gotten here so soon.

					O'BRIEN
			I didn't say I came on the
			Defiant.
				(confidentially)
			Tell me the truth. Do you really
			think phaser rifles will do any
			good against...
				(smiles)
			... Shape-shifters?

	O'Brien gives Sisko a cocky smile. Sisko realizes that O'Brien is a 	changeling.

					SISKO
			You're not O'Brien.

					O'BRIEN
			Luckily, no. The thought of being
			locked in one shape all of the
			time... it's not natural.

	Sisko glances around the grounds, looking for some backup.

					O'BRIEN
			Don't bother calling for help. It
			would only cut our conversation
			short. And I do enjoy your
			company.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    24B.

15B  CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			If you have something to say to
			me... say it.

					O'BRIEN
			You solids. You're so impatient.
			I thought we could sit here for a
			while, maybe go to a bar, have a
			pint, throw some darts.

					SISKO
			I don't think so.

					O'BRIEN
			Let me ask you a question. How
			many changelings do you think are
			here on Earth right at this
			moment?

					SISKO
			I'm not going to play guessing
			games with you.

					O'BRIEN
			What if I told you there are only
			four on this entire planet, not
			counting Constable Odo of course.
			Think of it. Only four of us, and
			look at the havoc we've wrought.

					SISKO
			How do I know you're telling the
			truth?

					O'BRIEN
			Four's more than enough. We're
			smarter than solids... we're
			better than you... and most
			importantly, we don't fear you the
			way you fear us. In the end, it's
			your fear that will destroy you.

					SISKO
			Are you finished?

					O'BRIEN
			Finished?
				(big smile)
			We've barely begun.

	The changeling O'Brien stands up.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT TWO    24C.

15B  CONTINUED:	(2)

					0'BRIEN
			Be seeing you.

	The changeling O'Brien walks off. As Sisko watches him
	go, more worried than ever, we...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT TWO                          

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    25.
                           ACT THREE                            

	FADE IN:

OA   INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - NIGHT

	Sisko is seated alone at one of the tables, drinking
	coffee. There're are no other customers in the
	restaurant and all the other chairs are up on the
	tables.

	Joseph Sisko comes out of the back and sees his son,
	sitting alone, deep in thought.

					JOSEPH
			I recognize that look.

	Sisko glances up at his father.

					SISKO
			What look is that?

					JOSEPH
			The one you're wearing. The one
			that says, "Something's bothering
			me and I don't know what to do
			about it."

					SISKO
				(smiling)
			Oh. That look.

	Joseph takes down a chair and sits down across from his
	son.

					JOSEPH
			You want to tell me about it?

					SISKO
			I wish I could.

					JOSEPH
			Oh, I see. It's a Neffie Beumont
			kind of thing.

	This gets a big smile out of Sisko. He hasn't thought
	about her in a long time.

					SISKO
			Neffie Beumont. Did I ever have
			a crush on her.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE   25A.

OA   CONTINUED:

					JOSEPH
			Not that you'd admit it. You just sat
			around for weeks, brooding and
			pining away. Trying to sort it
			all out. Until your old man
			finally sat you down one day and
			gave you some advice.

					SISKO
				(remembering)
			"There comes a time in every man's
			life when he's got to stop
			thinking and start doing."

	Joseph nods. That's it exactly.

					JOSEPH
			And the next day, you finally went
			over to young Neffie's house and
			asked her out.

					SISKO
			And she turned me down.

					JOSEPH
			But at least you weren't brooding
			anymore. And when Zoey Phillips
			moved into the neighborhood a few
			weeks later, you asked her out
			before her parents were done
			beaming in the furniture.

					SISKO
			And we dated for three years.

	There's a long beat.

					SISKO
			So what you're trying to say is
			stop brooding and make a decision.

					JOSEPH
				(smiles)
			Exactly.

					SISKO
			Thanks, Dad.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE   25B.

OA   CONTINUED:	(2)

					JOSEPH
			Don't mention it.

	Joseph gets up to walk away.

					JOSEPH
			Make sure you turn out the lights
			on the way out.
				(half to himself)
			I wonder what ever happened to
			Zoey Phillips?

	Joseph EXITS.

OA   CLOSE ON SISKO

	As he considers his father's advice. It's time to make
	a decision.

									DISSOLVE TO:

16   INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - NIGHT - LATER (OPTICAL) 

	Close on a monitor which shows KIRA and DAX at the Ops
	Table. Kira looks surprised.

					KIRA
				(on monitor)
			Captain, why are you transmitting
			on a Bajoran frequency?

					SISKO
			Let's just say, there are things
			we need to discuss that I don't
			want anyone else to hear.
				(a beat)
			What's your status?

					KIRA
				(on monitor)
			Everything here is fine. There's
			no sign of Dominion activity.

					SISKO
			What about the wormhole?

					DAX
				(on monitor)
			It's acting normally again. It
			stopped opening and closing at
			random not long after you left.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE   25C.

16   CONTINUED:

					KIRA
				(on monitor)
			And if any Dominion ships did
			sneak through, they haven't given
			us any trouble.

	Sisko nods. He suspected as much.

					SISKO
			Listen closely, both of you.
			There's something I need you to
			do...

	And as Kira and Dax await their instructions, we...

									DISSOLVE TO:

17   EXT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT

	Re-establishing.


    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    26.

18   INT. SISKO'S TEMPORARY OFFICE - NIGHT (OPTICAL) 

	Sisko is watching while Odo works at the monitor on
	Sisko's desk. The monitor displays the Starfleet logo.
	After a beat, Odo finishes inputting commands, then the
	screen changes to display a list of information.

					ODO
			It's all yours. And I suggest you
			hurry. I doubt it will take them
			very long to discover we're here.

					SISKO
				(begins working)
			I never knew it was so easy to
			break into classified Starfleet
			files.

					ODO
			Everything I know I learned from
			Quark.

	Sisko is already sorting through the data Odo has
	accessed.

					SISKO
			It looks like Leyton's been a busy
			man. He's personally reassigned
			over four hundred officers in the
			past three weeks.

	Odo takes a look at the data.

					ODO
			Do you recognize any of these
			names?

					SISKO
			A lot of them. Daneeka, McWatt,
			Snowden, Orr, Moodus, they were
			all officers on the Okinawa when
			I was Leyton's X.O.
				(continues working)
			As far as I can tell, every
			officer on this list served under
			Leyton at one time or another.

					ODO
			And now they're all in key
			positions here on Earth.

   DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE 27     

18   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			Or commanding ships somewhere in
			this sector.
				(a beat)
			It says here he's authorized
			another set of transfers. Take a
			look at these dates.

	Odo studies the readout.

					ODO
			They all go into effect on the
			fourteenth.

					SISKO
			The day before the President's
			speech.

					ODO
			Do you think there's a connection?

					SISKO
			Maybe Admiral Leyton doesn't
			intend for the President to make
			that speech.
				(a beat)
			We'd better get a copy of this.

	Sisko begins downloading the information he's recovered
	into his PADD.

					SISKO
			Odo, if Leyton is planning some
			kind of takeover on the
			fourteenth, I want to make sure
			that Jake and my father are safe.

					ODO
				(agreeing)
			We should get them off Earth as
			soon as possible.

					SISKO
			I want you to go to New Orleans.
			Get them on a transport to Mars.
			I've got a lot of friends at the
			Planetia shipyards. Jake and my
			father'll be safe there.

	Just then, the door chimes. Sisko and Odo exchange a
	look. Whatever's up now, they're sure it won't be
	good.

					SISKO
			Come in.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    28.

19   NEW ANGLE

	As Commander BENTEEN ENTERS.

					BENTEEN
			Captain. I'm surprised to find
			you here.

	Benteen looks at the PADD in Sisko's hand. She
	suspects he might be up to something, but she's not
	ready to challenge him yet.

					SISKO
			Just cleaning out my files.
				(to Odo)
			I'll see you later, Constable.

	Odo wants to stay in case Sisko needs help, but he
	knows Sisko wants him to take care of Jake and Joseph.

					ODO
			Good night, Captain.

	Odo nods to Benteen and EXITS.

20   CLOSE ON BENTEEN AND SISKO

	Alone in the office. Sisko decides to take this
	opportunity to press Benteen a little... to show her a
	few of his cards and see how she reacts.

					SISKO
			I hear congratulations are in
			order.

	Benteen looks at him like she doesn't know what he's
	talking about.

						SISKO
				(prompting)
			Your promotion. Captain of the
			Lakota.

	Benteen smiles.

					BENTEEN
			Thanks. But it's still a few days
			away. The Lakota won't be done
			with its refit until the
			fourteenth.

					SISKO
			I guess that'll make the
			fourteenth a special day.

	Benteen looks at him, trying to figure out how much he
	knows.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    29.

20   CONTINUED:

					BENTEEN
			I'm looking forward to it.
			(pointedly)
			Too bad you won't be around for
			the ceremony.

					SISKO
				(faux innocence)
			Who knows? I might be able to fit
			it in.

					BENTEEN
			I thought Admiral Leyton ordered
			you back to Deep Space Nine.

					SISKO
			He did. But I've got some leave
			coming, and I've decided to take
			it. After all, I don't get to
			spend much time on Earth.
				(with irony)
			And it's so pleasant here. With
			a Starfleet officer on every
			corner. Paradise has never seemed
			so... well-armed.

					BENTEEN
				(smiling)
			You're a very interesting man,
			captain. I'm sorry we didn't get
			to work together longer.

	Benteen starts to leave, then turns back...

					BENTEEN
			Maybe you should think about
			vacationing someplace else. I
			hear Risal's nice this time of
			year.

	Benteen EXITS.

20A  CLOSE ON SISKO

	Close on Sisko as he watches her leave.

21   INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - DAY

	Sisko walks into the deserted restaurant. He looks
	tired. He hasn't slept all night.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    30.

21   CONTINUED:

					JAKE (O.S.)
			I was wondering when you'd get
			back.

	Jake ENTERS from the kitchen.

					JAKE
			Take a seat. I made you some eggs
			and a cup of raktajino. Extra
			strong the way you like it.

					SISKO
			Jake, what are you doing here?
			You're supposed to be on your way
			to the Planetia Yards.

					JAKE
			The shuttle doesn't leave for
			another two hours. I figured you
			could use some breakfast.

	Jake sets a plate of eggs and a mug of coffee down at
	a table. Sisko takes a seat and begins eating.

					SISKO
			Where's Grandpa and Odo?

					JAKE
			They're waiting for me at
			Bracketville Spaceport.
				(a beat)
			Which brings up an interesting
			question... Why's it so important
			that we leave Earth?

	Sisko would love to confide in his son, but he doesn't
	want to tell Jake anything that would put him at risk.

					SISKO
			You're just going to have to trust
			me on this one.

					JAKE
			I do. But I want you to know...
			I'm not a kid anymore. If you
			need my help, I'm here for you.

					SISKO
				(smiles)
			I know that. And I appreciate it.
			But right now, there isn't a whole
			lot you can do.
				(a beat)
			Except take care of Grandpa for
			me.

 DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE 31-33.   

21   CONTINUED:	(2)

					JAKE
			You know I'll do that.

					SISKO
			Then I guess you'd better get over
			to Bracketville. You've got a
			shuttle to catch.

	Jake pats his father on the shoulder as he gets up.

					JAKE
			How are the eggs?

					SISKO
			Pretty damn good.

					JAKE
			I got the recipe from Grandpa.

	Jake EXITS.

22   OMITTED

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE    34.

23   INT. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - DAY

	Jaresh-Inyo looks out his window. His door CHIMES.

					COM VOICE
			Captain Sisko to see you.

					JARESH-INYO
			Let him in.

24   NEW ANGLE 

	As Sisko ENTERS carrying his PADD. He looks around the
	room surprised.

25   INCLUDE THE REST OF THE ROOM

	To reveal Leyton, Benteen, and four armed security
	officers also present.

					SISKO
			Admiral. I didn't expect to see
			you here.

					LEYTON
			I'm sure you didn't.

	Leyton nods to Benteen, who strides over to Sisko.

					BENTEEN
			Captain, your arm please?

	Sisko looks around, not sure what's going on.

					JARESH-INYO
			Do as she asks.

	Sisko holds out his arm and Benteen immediately places
	a hypospray against Sisko's arm and takes a blood
	sample. She removes the clear vial full of blood and
	places it on the President's desk.

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise. Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT THREE   35.

26   CLOSE ON THE VIAL (OPTICAL)

	As the blood sample MORPHS into Changeling goo.

27   NEW ANGLE

	As everyone, including Sisko, reacts with surprise.
	The Security guards aim their phasers at Sisko.

					LEYTON
			Just as I said, Mister President.
			He's a Shape-shifter.

	Hold on Sisko, who sees he has been trapped, then...

									FADE OUT.

                       END OF ACT THREE                         

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    36.
                           ACT FOUR                             

	FADE IN:

28   EXT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - DAY (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing.

29   INT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - SECURITY CELLS - DAY 

	This is a small windowless room with three or four
	Starfleet style holding cells (very much like the brig
	on the Enterprise). There is a SECURITY CHIEF standing
	guard by the only exit. only one of the holding cells
	is occupied. Sisko sits alone in his cell, trying to
	figure a way out of this mesa.

	Leyton ENTERS. He's all business.

					LEYTON
				(to Security Chief)
			You can wait outside.

	The Security Chief nods and EXITS. Leyton walks over
	to Sisko's cell.

					SISKO
			Are you going to tell me how you
			faked the blood test?

					LEYTON
			Does it matter?

					SISKO
			I suppose not.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    37.

29   CONTINUED:

					LEYTON
			You know, Ben, I stand here
			looking at you, the best officer
			who ever served under me, trapped
			in that holding cell, and I
			think... life can be damn cruel.

					SISKO
			Let me out. Maybe life'll look a
			little better.

	Leyton doesn't answer right away, and for a moment, it
	looks like he's actually considering it.

					LEYTON
			I don't think I can do that just
			now.

					SISKO
			So what are you going to do? Keep
			me here forever?

					LEYTON
			You'll be free to go in a few
			days.

					SISKO
			Let me guess. After the
			President's speech.

					LEYTON
			The President won't be making a
			speech. I will.

					SISKO
				(sarcastic)
			I assume you'll be explaining to
			the public why it's necessary for
			Starfleet to seize control of
			Earth.

					LEYTON
			Temporarily, of course. Until the
			changeling threat has been
			neutralized.

					SISKO
			And how long will that be?
			Months? Years? Decades?

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    38.

29   CONTINUED:	(2)

	This aspect of his plan is something that weighs
	heavily,on Leyton.

					LEYTON
			However long it takes.
				(a beat)
			The people deserve strong
			leadership. Someone who can
			protect them.

					SISKO
			In other words... you.

	Leyton's silence speaks volumes.

					LEYTON
			If you need anything... food,
			something to read, just tell the
			guards.

	Leyton EXITS, leaving Sisko alone with his thoughts.

30   EXT. STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - DAY

	Re-establishing.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    39.

31   INT. STARFLEET-HEADQUARTERS - SECURITY CELLS - DAY 

	Sisko is alone in his cell. The Security Chief that we
	saw previously is on guard, along with another Security
	officer. As they stand watch, a FEMALE SECURITY
	OFFICER ENTERS, pushing a cart containing blood-
	screening equipment.

					SECURITY CHIEF
			Well, if it isn't my favorite
			vampire.

					FEMALE SECURITY OFFICER
			Vampires only come out at night.
			I've been pushing this cart all
			day.

	She begins readying the equipment to blood test the two
	officers.

					SECURITY CHIEF
			I'm getting a little tired of all
			these blood screenings.

					FEMALE SECURITY OFFICER
			Believe me, I'm just as tired of
			giving them as you are of taking
			them.

	She begins her tests.

					SISKO
				(calling out from his
				cell)
			Why don't you give me one of those
			while you're at it?

					FEMALE SECURITY OFFICER
			You don't really expect me to let
			down that forcefield and go in
			there with you.

	But as the Female Security officer and the Security
	Chief are distracted by Sisko, we hear the sound of a
	morph and the third Security officer being slammed into
	a wall.

	The Female Security Officer and the Security Chief turn
	and see...

32   NEW ANGLE (OPTICAL)

	Odo completing his MORPH from the cart and 	standing
	over the prone body of the third Security officer.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    40.

32   CONTINUED:

					ODO
			He's not the one you should be
			worried about. I am.

	Before the remaining security officers can react to
	Odo, he punches the Security Chief, knocking him
	unconscious, then grabs the Female Officer in a Vulcan-
	like nerve pinch and renders her unconscious.

33   INCLUDE SISKO 

	As Odo moves over to his cell and begins working on the
	control panel.

					SISKO
			Nicely done, Constable.

					ODO
			It wasn't that difficult. After
			all I did help you revise the
			security measures for this
			building.

					SISKO
			Lucky for me. Have you contacted
			Kira?

					ODO
				(nods)
			The Defiant is on its way to
			Earth.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    41.

33   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
				(knows what this means)
			They found what we were looking
			for.

					ODO
				(nods)
			It was just as you suspected.
			They even found the officer
			responsible. Lieutenant Arriaga.
			They've got him on the Defiant.

34   NEW ANGLE (OPTICAL)

	Throughout the above, Odo's been working on the panel.
	It finally fritzes out.

					SISKO
			You have to get to the President.
			Tell him everything we know. And
			warn him that Leyton's going to
			make his move sometime today.

					ODO
			What about you?

					SISKO
			I have some business to take care
			of.

	Sisko takes the Security Chief's phaser and they EXIT.

35   INT. ADMIRAL LEYTON'S OFFICE - DAY

	A redress of Sisko's Temoorary Office. Only the 
	personal items in the office distinguish it from the
	one Sisko used. Leyton is working at his desk. He's
	talking to someone on a monitor, but we don't have to
	see the screen.

					LEYTON
				(to monitor)
			Good luck, Captain Benteen.
			Leyton out.

	Leyton ends his transmission just as Sisko ENTERS the
	room still carrying his phaser. Leyton looks up at
	Sisko and sees the phaser.

					LEYTON
			Are you planning on using that?

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    42.

35   CONTINUED:

	Sisko removes Leyton's combadge.

					SISKO
			Against a fellow officer? I hope
			not.
				(a beat)
			But I willhave to ask for your
			resignation.

					LEYTON
			You'll forgive me if I don't leap
			at the opportunity.

					SISKO
			I've got enough evidence to
			convict you of treason.

					LEYTON
			Do you?

					SISKO
			We have Lieutenant Arriaga in
			custody. He's prepared to admit
			that on your orders, he attached
			a subspace modulator to the relay
			satellite on the far side of the
			wormhole. That's why it was
			opening and closing at random.

					LEYTON
			Why would anyone want to do that?

					SISKO
			To make it look like a cloaked
			Dominion fleet was entering
			Federation space. That way when
			Earth's power relays were
			sabotaged, people would think that
			an invasion was imminent.

	Leyton absorbs this information for a beat. Sisko's
	right, but Leyton's not about to admit it.

					LEYTON
			That's a very interesting theory,
			but it's not going to do you much
			good. Lieutenant Arriaga. isn't
			going to get to Earth.
				(a beat)
			I've sent the Lakota to intercept
			the Defiant.

	Sisko reacts with surprise.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FOUR    43.

35   CONTINUED:	(2)

					SISKO
			Do you really think one Starfleet
			ship will fire on another?

					LEYTON
			As far as Captain Benteen's crew
			is concerned, the Defiant isn't a
			Starfleet ship. They've been told
			everyone on the Defiant's been
			replaced by Shape-shifters.

	And as Sisko reacts to this latest twist...

36   EXT. SPACE (OPTICAL)

	The Defiant at warp.

37   INT. DEFIANT - BRIDGE

	WORF is in the command chair, Dax is at the helm,
	O'Brien at Engineering, Kira at weapons. BASHIR is
	standing near Worf.

					DAX
				(to Worf)
			Commander, we're being hailed by
			the Lakota. They're ordering us
			to drop out of warp, and prepare
			to be boarded.

					KIRA
			They've raised their shields and
			powered up their phasers.
				(grim)
			Looks like they won't take no for
			an answer.

	As the crew reacts, we...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT FOUR                         

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    44.
                           ACT FIVE                             

	FADE IN:

38   INT. ADMIRAL LEYTON'S OFFICE - DAY

	As before. Leyton and Sisko face each other across
	Leyton's desk. Sisko keeps his phaser trained on
	Leyton.

					SISKO
			Admiral, don't you realize what's
			going on here? Even if you win,
			even if you do manage to oust
			Jaresh-Inyo, you still lose. We
			all lose.

	Leyton remains cool and firm in his convictions.

					LEYTON
			I can't say I agree with you.

					SISKO
			Do you think the other Federation
			worlds are going to sit back and
			let their President be replaced by
			a military dictatorship?

					LEYTON
			Hardly a dictatorship, Ben.

	Sisko can't believe what he's hearing. He's having a
	hard time controlling his righteous indignation.

					SISKO
			Overthrowing a legitimately
			elected President and giving
			Starfleet direct control over
			the government? Sounds like a
			dictatorship to me. And I'm sure
			I won't be the only one who thinks
			so.

	But Leyton isn't swayed. He's convinced what he's
	doing is right, and that sooner or later everyone will
	agree with him.

					LEYTON
			There'll be some dissenters at
			first. But they'll fall in line
			once they realize strengthening
			Earth is the first step toward
			strengthening the Federation.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    45.

38   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			And if they don't agree, what
			then? Are you willing to risk
			civil war?
				(off Leyton's reaction)
			If the Lakota fires on the
			Defiant, you'll be opening a
			Pandora's Box that may never be
			closed.

					LEYTON
			Then contact the Defiant and tell
			them to stand down.

	Sisko thinks about it for a beat, but in the end, he's
	as committed to his position as Leyton is.

					SISKO
			I won't do that.

					LEYTON
			I didn't think so. But don't kid
			yourself, Ben... this Pandora's
			Box of yours, we're opening it
			together.

39   EXT. SPACE (OPTICAL)

	As the Defiant approaches the waiting Lakota.

40   INT. DEFIANT - BRIDGE

	As before.

					KIRA
			The Lakota's targeting its weapons
			on our warp engines.

					O'BRIEN
			They're bluffing. That's a
			Federation ship. They're not
			going to fire on us.

					BASHIR
			I hope you're right, Chief.

					WORF
			Continue on course.

					KIRA
			We're in weapons range.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    46.

40   CONTINUED:

					WORF
			Raise shields.

	Just then...

41   EXT. SPACE (OPTICAL)

	The Lakota opens fire with a volley of phaser fire,
	which lashes against the Defiant's shields.

42   INT. DEFIANT - BRIDGE

	As the Bridge is rocked and some consoles spark.

					WORF
			Damage report.

					DAX
			Port shields are at sixty percent.

					O'BRIEN
			Someone's been upgrading the
			Lakota's weapons. That's a lot of
			firepower for an Excelsior-class
			ship.

					KIRA
			Can we cloak?

					WORF
			We would have to lower our
			shields.

	The Defiant rocks as it gets hit again.

					BASHIR
			I wouldn't advise it.

					DAX
			Do we make a run for it?

					O'BRIEN
			If they've been tinkering with the
			weapons, who knows what they've
			done to their warp drive.

	Worf considers his options for a beat, then...

					WORF
			Hail them.

	Dax complies, but...

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE   46A.

42   CONTINUED:

					DAX
			No answer.

	The ship shakes again. A crewman goes down. Bashir
	goes to help him.

					KIRA
			They're trying to disable our
			engines.

					BASHIR
				(to crewman)
			Let's go. We'd better get you to
			the Medical Bay.

	Bashir helps the wounded crewman EXIT.

					O'BRIEN
				(to Worf)
			What do we do, Commander?

					WORF
				(grim)
			We fight.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    47.

42   CONTINUED:

	The Defiant shakes as it's struck by another volley
	from the Lakota.

					WORF
			Target their weapons. Fire
			phasers.

43   EXT. SPACE (OPTICAL)

	As the Lakota continues to fire at the Defiant, the
	smaller, more maneuverable ship swoops in, doing a 270
	degree barrel roll (so it's now oriented on a
	completely different plane than the Lakota) and darts
	past the larger ship, firing with pinpoint accuracy the
	whole time. Both ships are getting pummelled.

44   INT. ADMIRAL LEYTON'S OFFICE - DAY

	Sisko continues to train his phaser at Leyton, who
	pours himself a drink, then holds up the bottle.

					LEYTON
			Want some? It's Bolian tonic
			water. Calms the nerves.

					SISKO
			No thank you.

	Leyton takes a long sip.

					LEYTON
			Ironic, isn't it? When you came
			on board the Okinawa, you were
			more interested in engineering and
			ship design than command. But I
			promoted you to lieutenant
			commander, gave you the post of
			executive officer, and taught you
			everything I knew about being a
			leader.

					SISKO
			You were a good teacher.

					LEYTON
			I wish I'd taught you more about
			the importance of loyalty.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    48.

44   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			You want to talk to me about
			loyalty? After you broke your
			oath to the Federation, lied to
			the people of Earth, and ordered
			one of our starships to fire on
			another? You don't have the
			right.

	Leyton looks at Sisko and there's a touch of regret in
	his face.

					LEYTON
			You don't understand me at all, do
			you?

					SISKO
			I used to think I did. I thought
			you were a man of principles, a
			man of honor. I see now, I was
			mistaken.

					LEYTON
			I'm sorry you feel that way.

	Sisko looks at Leyton, a man whom he used to respect
	and admire, and feels the loss of friend and role
	model.

					SISKO
			So am I.

					COM VOICE
			Admiral, we're receiving a message
			from the Lakota.

	Sisko trains his phaser on Leyton, reminding him not to
	give anything away.

					LEYTON
				(to com)
			Put it through.

45   INCLUDE A MONITOR (OPTICAL)

	Which displays a close shot of Captain Benteen,
	presumably communicating from her ready room on the
	Lakota.

					BENTEEN
			We haven't been able to stop the
			Defiant. Someone's equipped her
			with ablative armor and neglected
			to inform Starfleet operations.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    49.

45   CONTINUED:

					LEYTON
			Under no circumstances is that
			ship to reach Earth.
				(a beat)
			The Lakota's carrying quantum
			torpedoes, isn't she?

					BENTEEN
			Yes, sir.

					LEYTON
			Then use them.

					BENTEEN
			Admiral, my orders were to disable
			the Defiant, not destroy her.

					LEYTON
			Your orders are to keep the
			Defiant from reaching Earth by any
			means necessary. Is that
			understood?

	Benteen looks troubled. She knows Leyton is telling
	her to destroy the ship.

					BENTEEN
			Yes, it is.

					SISKO
			Captain, you know as well as I do
			that there aren't any
			Shape-shifters on the Defiant. Use
			those quantum torpedoes and you'll
			be killing fifty Starfleet officers.

					LEYTON
				(to Sisko)
			Captain Benteen knows where her
			duty lies.
				(to Benteen)
			You have your orders.

	Benteen is clearly conflicted by what Leyton wants her
	to do.

					BENTEEN
			Yes, sir.

	She ends the transmission.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE   49A.

46   OMITTED

47   INT. DEVIANT - BRIDGE
	There's visible damage on the Bridge.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    50.

47   CONTINUED:

					DAX
			Shields are almost gone. We have
			major systems failures on decks
			one, three and four.

					WORF
			What about the Lakota?

					KIRA
			They're in worse shape.
				(hates to even suggest it)
			One good hit would probably finish
			them off.

					O'BRIEN
			And kill everyone on board.

					WORF
			That is not an option.

					KIRA
			It's either them or us.

	During the above, O'Brien notices something on his
	controls.

					O'BRIEN
			Mister Worf, I think you should
			look at this.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    51.

47   CONTINUED:	(2)

					WORF
				(checks his own readouts)
			They've powered down their
			weapons.
				(to all)
			Hold your fire.

					DAX
			They're hailing us.

					WORF
			On screen.

	And as the crew waits to see what the Lakota's message
	will be...

									CUT TO:

48   INT. ADMIRAL'S OFFICE - DAY

	Sisko is still keeping the phaser pointed in Leyton's
	vicinity. Both men are trying to appear calm as they
	wait to hear the results of the confrontation between
	the Lakota and the Defiant.

					COM VOICE
			Admiral Leyton, we are receiving
			a message for Captain Sisko, from
			the Defiant.

	Both Sisko, and Leyton look surprised. Sisko becomes a
	little more insistent with his phaser.

					SISKO
			Put it through.

					LEYTON
				(to com)
			Do as he says.

49   NEW ANGLE (OPTICAL)

	To include Worf on a monitor.

					WORF
				(on monitor)
			Captain, I apologize for the
			delay.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    52.

49   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			What's your status, Mister Worf?

					WORF
				(on monitor)
			The Lakota has powered down its
			weapons and is allowing us to
			proceed to Earth.

	Sisko looks over at Leyton, who is surprised and
	disappointed. He thought he could count on Benteen.

					SISKO
			Casualties?

					WORF
				(on monitor)
			Bartlett and Ramsey are dead, sir.
			Seven more seriously injured.
			Captain Benteen thinks there may
			have been as many as two dozen
			casualties on the Lakota.

	Sisko absorbs these sobering figures.

					SISKO
			Get here as soon as you can. The
			President's expecting you.

					WORF
			Aye, sir.

	Worf's image on the monitor is replaced by a Starfleet
	insignia.

50   CLOSE ON LEYTON AND SISKO

	Leyton hasn't completely given up yet.

					LEYTON
			That was a mistake, Ben... talking
			to your ship from my office. Now
			that security knows you're here,
			you'll never make it past that
			door.

	Leyton nods toward the door to his office.

					SISKO
			It doesn't matter whether I make
			it out of here or not.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    53.

50   CONTINUED:

					SISKO (Cont,d)
			By now, Odo is talking to Jaresh-
			Inyo. The President will have the
			evidence he needs to stop you.
			It's over.

					LEYTON
			It's not over. I have enough
			loyal officers to make a fight of
			it.

					SISKO
			Who will you fight? Starfleet?
			the Federation? Don't you see,
			Admiral? You're fighting the
			wrong war.
				(a beat)
			And as far as your loyal officers
			are concerned, Benteen's already
			abandoned you. And she was closer
			to you than anyone.

	Leyton doesn't have an answer to that.

					SISKO
			You've lost. Don't make anyone
			else pay for your mistakes.

	There's a long beat as Leyton considers Sisko's words.
	Finally, he puts down his glass and stands up. He
	looks beaten, like he's been in a hell of a fight, and
	come up on the losing side. He carefully removes his
	admiral's insignia from his uniform and places it
	gently on the desk.

					LEYTON
			I hope you're not the one making
			the mistake.

	Leyton walks out of his office, never looking back.

51   CLOSE ON SISKO

	As he picks up the Leyton's pips. If this is winning,
	why doesn't he feel better?

									CUT TO:

52   INT. SISKO'S CREOLE KITCHEN - DAY (OPTICAL)

	It's early in the day. Joseph hasn't opened the
	restaurant yet, although his staff is preparing food in
	the kitchen. Joseph in at the window, watching the
	last of the Starfleet Security officers beam away.

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    54.

52   CONTINUED:	(2)

					JOSEPH
			The streets are going to seem
			emptier with them gone.

	He turns to Sisko, Jake and Odo, who are there to say
	their goodbyes...

					ODO
			Would you be happier if they'd
			stayed?

					JOSEPH
			If they had stayed, it wouldn't be
			Earth anymore, would it? It
			didn't seem right, all those
			phasers everywhere.

	Odo looks concerned.

					JAKE
			Something wrong, Odo?

					ODO
			Am I the only one worried that
			there are still changelings here
			on Earth?

					JOSEPH
			Worried? I'm scared to death.
			But I'll be damned if I'm going to
			let them change the way I live my
			life.

					SISKO
				(to Odo)
			If the changelings want to destroy
			what we've built here, they'll
			have to do it themselves. We're
			not going to do it for them.

					JOSEPH
			I'm going to miss you, Son.

	Joseph hugs Sisko.

					JOSEPH
			You, too, Jake-O.
				(give Jake a hug)
			Feels like you just got here.

					SISKO
			You sure I can't convince you to
			come back to the station with us?

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost* - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE   54A.

52   CONTINUED:	(3)

					JAKE
			A Creole restaurant would be a big
			hit on the Promenade.

					JOSEPH
			Then you'll just have to open one.
			This is my home.

	Sisko knows he can't change his father's mind.

					SISKO
			We'd better get going. Now don't
			forget to take --

					JOSEPH
				(cuts him off)
			To take my medicine. I know.
				(to Odo)
			Is he always such a mother hen?

     DEEP SPACE NINE: "Paradise Lost" - REV. 11/14/95 - ACT FIVE    55.

52   CONTINUED:	(4)

					ODO
			He means well.

					JOSEPH
				(to Sisko)
			Take care of yourself. And try
			not to worry so much.

					SISKO
			I'll do my best.

					JOSEPH
			That's all I can ask.

	Sisko and his father hug, then Sisko steps over to join
	Jake and Odo.

					SISKO
			Three to beam up.

	Sisko, Odo, and Jake beam out.

53   CLOSE ON JOSEPH 

	As he looks at the spot where his son stood for a beat,
	then turns to the door and opens it to two couples who
	are waiting to be let in for lunch.

					JOSEPH
			Well, what are you waiting for?
			Have a seat. Today I'm
			recommending the pasta boudin...
			It's got a bit of a kick but it'll
			make you smile.

	And as the patrons ENTER, we...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT FIVE                         
                            THE END