Counselor Deanna Troi is startled to find herself aboard a Romulan ship, where Subcommander N'vek admits he drugged and surgically altered her while attending a conference to have her play the part of Major Raqal of the feared imperial intelligence (political police) in order to overrule the captain Commander Toreth, who nearly succeeds in bluffing the 'novice agent' rather then just obey and carry a mysterious cargo, which N'vek next shows to Troi: it's a Romulan vice-proconsul with two aids in stasis, members of Spock's underground on Romulus, intended to become the haven for many other sympathizers once set up safely in Federation space. At the rendez-vous with a Corvallen freighter which was to take the cargo, Troi's empathic feeling the captain is unreliable makes N'vek destroy that ship, 18 casualties. While bitchy Toreth continuously questions and even challenges 'Raqal', the Enterprise has granted the plea of twenty years ago defector to the Romulans Ensign Stefan DeSeve, who ... Written by
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When Ensign DeSeve talks to Picard, he erroneously calls him "Commander". This is because on Romulan ships, the highest ranking officer is called "Commander" rather than "Captain". See more
N'Vek tells Troi of a defector named Proconsul Meret. Near the end of the story, Ensign DeSeve pronounces the name as Emret instead of Meret. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more