BLAIR enters organic, cavernous bridge to landing area. He sees his ship. Smoke and debris fill the room beyond the doorway. He steps forward and nudges something with his foot--a dead marine, still clutching his gun. Tremmors rock the station now and then. He reaches down and feels his pulse --not one. His communicator signals. DEKKER: (VDU) Hey, boss. This place is coming apart at the seams. We're picking up the last of our boys and buggin out. Get to your ship. BLAIR: Understood. See you back at the Midway. (He changes channels) To all personnel, this is Blair. Evacuate enemy station at once. Behind him the Warlord slips down, silently. BLAIR: Computer, how much time before destruct? COMPUTER VOICE: Total destruction estimated: T minus two minutes and counting ... BLAIR: Give a running count. Computer voice begins to count down by 10's. Blair feels something isn't right. He turns. The Warlord stands above him. Looming. He is scared at first, but then is enraged. She unfolds in a threat display. He grabs for his side arm. The station is rocked by a violent explosion. Blair pitches over the edge.
EXT. SPACE -- THE WORMHOLE (CG)
Complex is disintegrating in different places, now the wormhole is unstable. The station shifts.
INT. COMMAND CENTER -- BACK TO SCENE
BLAIR reaches over top and pulls himself up. He sees the dead marine's weapon. Blair picks it up, charges it and takes aim. She's gone. He looks around for her. Ready. A small droplet of liquid hits his hand. He looks up slowly, eyes first. She drops down towards him, turning. He fires.
EXT. SPACE THE WORMHOLE (CG)
CASEY and his wingmen roar out of the swirling wormhole just as it implodes spectacularly, destroying the remaining alien forces positioned outside it in an ever-expanding cloud of starship debris. Among these remaining alien forces is the Dreadnought that was coming through the gate
INT. MIDWAY FLIGHT DECK
CASEY returns to a hero's welcome aboard the Midway. RACHEL, the CAPTAIN, STILETTO, Maniac and all our principal characters are here .to greet him. AD LIB congratulations all around. And then CASEY discovers ... CASEY: MAESTRO! MAESTRO: A SAR picked me up. One of your classic close shaves. CASEY: What about Blair? STILETTO: (shaking her head) Something must have gone wrong. CASEY looks upset. He stands for moment, looking out of place as he is bathed in the festivities.
EXT. MIDWAY (CG)
The huge ship orbits the molten remains of Kilrah.
INT. FLIGHT DECK
Aftermath of battle. CASEY, MAESTRO, STILETTO, RACHEL, ZERO, Spyder, Finley, the CAG, ANDERSON, a bandaged DEKKER and Maniac are all present. The CAPTAIN stands ready to present CASEY with a Medal.
EXT. MIDWAY (CG)
Distance shot of Midway.
EXT. MIDWAY -- (CGFX) -- JUST OUTSIDE WINDOW LOOKING into REC ROOM.
CASEY stands looking outside.
INT. REC. ROOM
CASEY stands at the big windows, looking out through the ports at the black vastness of space. He glances at the medal in his hand. A long beat. STILETTO: (OS) So, how's Confed's newest hero? CASEY: (turns) Fine. STILETTO: Why don't you come join the party on the flight deck? CASEY: I was just thinking ... STILETTO: About Blair? He nods. CASEY: I wonder what he'd say right now. STILETTO: I don't know. But I'm sure he'd be proud. Remember this? She produces Altairian Brandy and pours him a glass. STILETTO: --from the Consulate general's private reserve. CASEY: (takes glass) They'll be back, you know. STILETTO: Yes, I know. But for now ... CASEY: What shall we drink to then? To Blair? She shakes her head. STILETTO: (toast to him) To fighting the good fight. CASEY: (and back) --and our comrades in arms. Their glasses clink.
EXT. SPACE (REVERSE)
Camera pulls away them, from window, from Midway. As it slowly heads on. FADE TO BLACK THE END