Bringing supplies to a Federation subspace communications relay station near the Klingon border, the Enterprise finds it deserted by shuttle, only a dog remains. There is a residue Dr. Crusher guesses to be the remains of Lt. Aquiel Uhnari, the dog's owner, whose personal logs reveal to Geordi her childhood paranoia and theory the local Klingon commander made frequent visits to abuse her, while she also feared her only male colleague. When Picard hints at his influence with the Klingon leader since he arbitrated his succession, the planet governor Torak accepts to help himself - and produces Aquiel, alive - or not, and what about the DNA traces Worf found of one single Klingon? Dr. Crusher continues the DNA identification with spooky results... Written by
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The character of Keith Rocha is discussed at length in this episode, though his image is only seen for a few seconds, just after the 23 minute mark. See more
When La Forge finally retrieves Rocha's personal logs, he asks the computer about the log entries for stardate 46459 but the computer displays log entries for stardate 45459. See more
[Aquiel's dog has chewed up La Forge's shoes
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari
Maura, shame on you! That's not like you. What a naughty dog!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
It's all right, don't worry about it. At least she's chewing them up in pairs.
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