|"Well, either choke me or cut my throat. Make up your mind."|
McGivers overpowers Lt. Kyle in the transporter room and beams Khan back over to the Botany Bay so that he may revive the rest of his people.
|Khan, reacting to her outfit.|
McGivers decides that she can't let Kirk die and frees him from the chamber just as Spock was being taken in to be the next victim. They escape and flood the decks with anesthesia gas.
The Enterprise will be passing near the Ceti Alpha star system and the fifth planet there is, as described by Spock, "habitable, although a bit savage, somewhat inhospitable." Kirk makes his offer to Khan saying that it is no more inhospitable "than Australia's Botany Bay colony was at the beginning. Those men went on to tame a continent, Mister Khan. Can you tame a world?"
Khan agrees & McGivers will go with him, giving them a "world to win, an empire to build."
It turned out not to be. We've all seen Star Trek II and know what happened, but that does not matter now.
You can watch it online right here.
Next up, my 25th Trek review: This Side of Paradise.