The officers' ploy has succeeded: Riker won intergalactic piracy captain Baran's confidence while sparing the Enterprise. Picard works out the stolen archaeological artifacts are not Romulan but pre-logical Vulcan. This is confirmed by the only pirate who guessed their game, an undercover agent who must prevent them being used as a terrible weapon. Meanwhile Data is in temporary command, dealing with Worf's initial lack of respect and Klingon Koral's ship, until the pirates beam aboard with a whole series of mainly hidden agendas and deceptions Data's crew also plays into. Written by
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After Data reprimands Worf in the Ready Room, he imitates Picard's habit of tucking in his shirt when standing up (commonly referred to among fans as the Picard maneuver). See more
At the beginning of the episode, Lt. Worf says the Enterprise has been hit on its port warp nacelle, but we see it hit on the starboard nacelle. See more
[Picard is startled by Riker, who is entering the room, and almost shoots him
Commander William T. Riker
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