Because of a feared imminent Cardassian invasion, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev comes to the Enterprise on the USS Cairo, to replace Picard as its captain by Cairo's captain, Edward Jellico, who immediately makes his mark on crew and ship, tells Troi there's no time for a 'honeymoon' with either for he expects the negotiations with the Cardassians he's charged with to fail and hastily deploys big plans to prepare the flagship for battle. Meanwhile, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher have a top-secret mission, to find and sabotage the presumed biological superweapon which can wipe out all life on a whole system prior to invasion. After their training, the trio bribes a Ferengi smuggler ship to reach the suspected Cardassian planet, but by the time they have intruded the subterranean installation... Written by
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A conversation between Geordi and Jellico, cut from the final episode, revealed that Jellico went through Starfleet Academy with Geordi's previous CO, Captain Zimbata. They both played rugby together, and neither one was very good. See more
At approximately 12:18 into the episode, when Captain Jellico (Ronny Cox) enters the turbo lift to leave the Bridge, he pauses in the open door to give an additional instruction to Commander Riker (Johnathen Frakes) and Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner). As the Captain pauses, the wooden door frame of the turbo lift set is clearly visible. There in a knot in the wood visible by the Captain's left elbow. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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