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
Did You Know?
Maura the dog was played by Friday, a terrier mix. The dog previously played Commissioner Robert Scorpio's dog on General Hospital
(1963). 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
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Lieutenant Uhnari's logs reported that Commander Morag had been harassing the station.
He was doing his job.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more