Murderous intrigue abounds for the Enterprise when one of the crew aboard a subspace station is believed dead, and suspected to have taken part in it until the Klingons show up with the young lieutenant, to Geordi's taste.

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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 KGF Vissers

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When asked in 1997 what he would have done differently on ST:TNG, Ronald D. Moore said he wouldn't have written Aquiel. See more »

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Reflection visible on the video screen as Geordi reviews Aquiel's personal logs. See more »

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Commander William T. Riker: I think it would be best if you weren't so personally involved with Aquiel right now; there's a lot about her we don't know.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And there's a lot about her that I do know. And if she's innocent I want to help her prove it.
Commander William T. Riker: I think you've let your personal feelings cloud your judgement.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm not the one making judgements.
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References Laura (1944) See more »

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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Hitchcock murder mystery
20 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well written and original TNG episode. Don't understand why it receives low rating on IMDb but it rings of Hithcock's TV show. A must see episode for Trekkies and Hitchcock fans. The plot is thick and it leaves the viewer guessing right up until the end. The suspense is masterfully shot by the director. It is an all around winner.

Also its nice to see Klingon's written into an episode that isn't about the empire or war.

I think if people look at this episode in that light then it is a justifiable 8 out of 10. It definitely does not deserve the 5.9 it has received so far.


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