(seaQuest - Bridge) O'Neil: Captain, I'm picking up what looks like fire control sensors dead ahead. Bridger: Arm weapons. Ready counter measures. Ortiz, what do you see. (Ford's Shuttle) Ortiz: Looks like the colony's armed. Mark 12 point defense systems. Lucas: But we aren't picking up any communications from the colony. Ford: Doesn't matter. Mark 12's are designed to fire even if they're unmanned. Ortiz: And they are! Launch warning. Launch warning. Torpedo's in the water. (Henderson swerves the shuttle to the right and the torpedo's miss.) (seaQuest - Bridge) (They track that that Mark 12 system has fired again.) Bridger: Wendi, break off. You're being fired on. (Wendi does so.) All ahead emergency. Weapons free. Counter measures now! O'Neil: Intercepts and decoy's away. Torpedo's away. (Ford's Shuttle) Ortiz: Target! Target! Torpedo's in her wake. (seaQuest - Bridge) Bridger: (to Wendi) Steer for us. Head towards the counter measures. (Wendi's Shuttle) Wendi: I'm trying! (Ford's Shuttle) Ortiz: They're still on her tail. (seaQuest - Bridge) Bridger: All right, on my mark pull off. (Wendi's Shuttle) Wendi: Okay, I'm ready, but I'm running out of room. (seaQuest - Bridge) O'Neil: Intercepts in range in 5, in 4, in 3… Bridger: Pull up now! O'Neil: …in 1. Contact! (The intercepts hit.) We got 'em. Bridger: How's our's? O'Neil: Going in. (The seaQuest torpedo hits the Mark 12 system.) Computer: Impact verified.
O'Neil: Yes! Target's destroyed. Approach lanes open, sir. Bridger: (to Wendi) You okay? (Wendi's Shuttle) Wendi: Yes, thank you. (seaQuest - Bridge) Bridger: Bring her in Jonathan. (Ford's Shuttle) Ford: Okay Wendi, we're getting the biggest concentration of energy from the docking port near the top. So, here we go. (Alev Colony) (Both of the shuttles dock. They all enter a room that is filled with people suspended on tables. All of the people are in comas. There is a medic unconscious on the floor just inside the door.) Henderson: Oh my God. (Wendi leans down to check the Medic.) Ford: Is he… Wendi: No, he's in a coma. Just like the UEO officials up world, and just like the patients here. Henderson: What is this place? Wendi: This is a chronic care ward where they pack of coma patients to vegetate. Ford: Okay, fan out. Steady now. Be ready for anything. Ortiz: How about to run? (They each head of in separate directions to look around. They are all visibly disturbed by what they are seeing. So many people locked away in comas. Wendi goes around a corner and sees the man who is the Avatar on a table hooked up to a bunch of machines.) Wendi: Commander Ford. (The others come over and as a group they move closer to the man.) It's him, the Avatar. Henderson: You mean he's unconscious? He's a coma patient himself? Ford: (reading the chart) Charles Ross, injured in a car accident. He was working on a degree in Asian studies while Interning at UEO headquarters. He met all those people. Lucas: This is why his victims aren't dead. He meant it when he said 'join me in hell'. Ortiz: How can he be doing anything? Wendi: He's dreaming. I don't think he even knows what he's doing is real. He has critical pathway damage. In a normal patient this would have killed them. But because of his psychic powers he found another way to stay alive. Lucas: (pointing at the screen) These are neural pathways that sustain consciousness. Wendi: Yes, they got destroyed with his head injury. He's growing an alternative path, inside his brain. His psychic energy is so…he's been trying to heal. I mean they could have helped him! But instead they've been experimenting on him to try and find out how he's doing it. And somehow they've just unleashed his powers. Ford: All his energies are focused up world. He doesn't even know we're here. Ortiz: (aims his gun) I could shoot him, and end it all. Wendi: You could do that. Ortiz: No, not if there's another way. Wendi: Well maybe there is. I'm going to try to stop his dreaming, until I can get him to an autoduct. Can I have your injector, Henderson? (Henderson hands over her injector but before Wendi can inject Charlie, Henderson notices something on the scans.) Henderson: Wendi, his base rates are climbing. (Wendi leans over to check the scans herself. Charlie's eyes begin to move faster and faster.) Lucas: Look out! (They are all flung back as the Avatar appears hovering above his body.) Avatar: Who are you?! Why are you attacking me?! Wendi: We're trying to help you. Avatar: Like all the other torturers. What harm have I ever done to you? Why are you trying to kill me? (He aims to fire his power at them.) Wendi: No! (she jumps in front of the others and uses the amplifier on her head to create a force field to protect them.)
(The psychic energy sends out shock waves that hit the seaQuest.) (seaQuest - Bridge) Dagwood: What was that? Bridger: It felt like we hit something. But the sensors don't show anything. O'Neil: Captain, something weird's going on here. Every computer in the boat's going online. Bridger: All right, go to manual. Shut them down. O'Neil: I can't! The circuits are welded shut. Dagwood: Look out! (the circuits on the boards begin to spark) Look out, Captain! O'Neil: The boat's sinking by the bow! Bridger: Blow all ballasts. (Alev Colony) Avatar: You think you can stop me? You think you have the power. You can't even shield your friends. (Wendi lowers her shield and the Avatar stops his attack.) Wendi: Okay then. I'll join you instead. Avatar: What? Wendi: You want me, you've got me. (She sends her mind into his and her body falls to the ground. The others rush over to her and try to remove the amplifier, but they can't.) Lucas: Wendi? Ford: Do something. Do something! (Charlie's Mind) (Wendi is now inside Charlie's/the Avatar's mind. It's very much like a dream state. There is a house and a blazing fire in the fireplace. Wendi just looks around when suddenly Charlie is there.) Charlie: Who are you? Wendi: I'm Wendi Smith. I'm a medical doctor and a psychic like yourself. Charlie: I don't know what you're talking about. How did you get in here? Wendi: I entered your mind. We're inside your psyche in a dream state. You've been trapped in here. (She takes a step toward him but he steps back.) Charlie: Stay away from me. I've seen you in my dreams, you're with the torturers. Wendi: I understand what happened to you. They experimented on you instead of treating you, but I'm here to help. Charlie: (taking another step back) Don't touch me! I've found a fire, a source. Nobody can hurt me ever again. Wendi: Charlie, you can't surrender to that power. We're not ready for it. It would destroy your world. Charlie: It's already gone! Everyone's dead. I was driving to work, suddenly a truck was veering into my lane, and when I woke up the world was gone. Except for the pain. You aren't even real, you're just a nightmare like the rest. Wendi: Everything you think is a dream is real. The monster you unleash in your nightmares, the Avatar. He's stalking the planet while you sleep. And this room which you think is all that's left of the real world, this is a dream. You're trapped in a coma, in a bed, in the back ward of the Alev Colony. But I can help you. Charlie: No. No! I am the Avatar. I cannot be destroyed. And I will rebuild the world! (He fires his power at her but she shields herself, but does get knocked out the door and onto the balcony.) (seaQuest - Bridge) O'Neil: It isn't working, the computer is venting the reserves. Bridger: Pull up, pull up! All thrusters on lift! Seaman: Nothing's working! (Alev Colony) (Wendi's body is still lying on the floor and the others are trying to revive her.) Ford: Do something! Henderson: I'm trying, but I don't know how. I've never been cross trained in anything like this. Computer: Code 1. Vital signs are falling below acceptable limits. Henderson: All I know is she's dying. (Charlie's Mind) (Wendi rolls over and looks at Charlie.) Charlie: Leave me alone! Go back to the abyss or die. (he walks back through the doors.) (Wendi follows him as he comes out the other set of balcony doors.) Wendi: You're afraid. Charlie: I am not afraid. Wendi: You have to be. Fear grows out of loneliness, and no one's ever been more alone than you. But we can bridge it. We can escape from here. Charlie: You're trying to trick me. You're gonna take away my powers and leave me trapped here for ever. (he aims to fire at her again) Well I'll kill you first. (he fires but she blocks) Wendi: You've never killed before, not even in your dreams. You won't do it now. (she lowers her shield and he stops firing.) Charlie: You let down your shield. Wendi: Do what you want, but first remember this, my name is Wendi Smith, and in your dreams you begged for me to join you because you said I had gentle eyes. I'm real, Charlie. The world still exists beyond this nightmare. I can lead you there. Charlie: What if it's a trick? Wendi: Better to take that chance than to risk loneliness here forever. Take my hand, Charlie. (He takes her hand and she leads him over to some steps. There are only a handful of them.) It's okay. You see that light. That's your consciousness. That's the real world. Charlie: I'll fall. Wendi: No, there are steps. You're building them. I saw the pathway on your scan. You just have to believe that they're there. (They start to go up the stairs but Wendi stumbles.) (Alev Colony) Henderson: We're losing her! Help me. Ford: Come back to us. Fight it! (Charlie's Mind) Wendi: I'm sorry. I'm too weak. I can't do it for you. Charlie: I can't do it. Wendi: You're the only one who can. This is your pathway, Charlie. You have to build it yourself. (She almost passes out and so he picks her up and carries her. Slowly he begins to climb the steps to his consciousness.) (Alev Colony) Henderson: Come on, Wendi! Don't leave us! (Suddenly there is a boom and Wendi's mind is back in her body. Charlie opens his eyes and sits up.) Charlie: Get it off her! (He gets up and quickly comes over and takes the amplifier off Wendi's head. Wendi opens her eyes and smiles.)
(seaQuest - Bridge) Dagwood: What's happening? O'Neil: The computers are rebooting. We've got power, sir. Bridger: Steady as she goes. Steady as she goes. O'Neil: Captain, I've got Colonel Mannheim. Bridger: Let's see him. Mannheim: (on screen) Bridger, what did you do? Our reactors are stabilizing and the hospital reports people are coming out of their comas. Bridger: Well I'm not exactly sure. But one thing I do know is you're going to owe Dr. Smith a very large apology. (Mannheim signs off.) (Sea Deck)(A few days later. Charlie and Lucas are in the Moon Pool with Darwin. Wendi is watching them as Bridger walks in.) Bridger: How's he doing. Wendi: He's doing very well. He's lost all his powers, and the odd thing is he doesn't remember anything that happened. Bridger: Well at least the UEO has a better memory than that. They were so embarrassed by the number of psychics that showed up to defend their sights that they not only released them but offered apologies and compensation. I think it's over. Wendi: Well, not until Bingham's amplifier is destroyed. Bridger: Well it's in the reactor stream now. On screen please. (they watch as the amplifier is sent into the reactor) Shield your eyes. (There is a great flash of light as the amplifier is destroyed.) Wendi: Thank you. Lucas: Hey Wendi. (Wendi walks over to where Lucas and Charlie are. Lucas is trying to get Darwin to blow a party horn.) Lucas: (to Darwin) Come on. (Darwin does it and the other crew members come out and say 'Surprise'. The decorations come down again and the cake is rolled out. Everyone claps as Wendi is surprised again.) Wendi: Oh man! Dagwood: I'm sorry, Wendi. I didn't know there was going to be a second party and I ate some cake. Wendi: (laughs) That's all right, Dagwood. (Wendi goes over and gives him a hug as they begin to cut the cake.)