Picard: Begin autodestruct sequence. Authorization: Picard, 4-7-Alpha-Tango. Beverly: Computer Commander Beverly Crusher. Confirm autodestruct sequence. Authorization: Crusher, 2-2-Beta-Charlie. Worf: Computer Lieutenant Commander Worf. Confirm autodestruct sequence. Authorization: Worf, 3-7-Gamma-Echo. Enterprise Computer: Command authorization accepted. Awaiting final code to begin autodestruct sequence. Picard: This is Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Destruct sequence: Alpha-One. Fifteen minutes, silent countdown. Enable. Enterprise Computer: Self-destruct in 15 minutes. There will be no further audio warning. Beverly: So much for the Enterprise-E. Picard: We barely knew her. Beverly: You think they'll build another one? Picard: Plenty of letters left in the alphabet.

Picard engages the Enterprise Computer to begin the self-destruction sequence, which then also asks Beverly and Worf for second and third authorization and then asks Picard for the final word. Beverly at the end states that so much for this E version of the Enterprise to which Picard laments that they barely knew her. Beverly asks if he thinks they will build another and Picard dryly responds that there are plenty of letters left in the alphabet.