Ensign Ro Laren is welcomed back with a party after Advanced Tactical Training. Almost immediately she's picked as best suited for an undercover mission in the demilitarized zone, to prevent the peace treaty with the Cardassians being undermined by illegally attacking Federation 'maquis' ships. Again given her ethnic and personal background, the conflict of loyalties -existing with Riker and other crew too- grows as her covert mission to trap the resistance fighters succeeds. Written by
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makes his second and final appearance in TNG as Gul Evek. He would make several more appearances in the same role in DS9 and one in VGR. See more
Picard tells Ro that two years ago, Starfleet would never have considered sending her on the mission at hand. She later tells the Maquis that she was released from prison three years ago because Starfleet wanted her to work for them in Bajoran matters. What Picard means here is that Ro would not have been chosen for this type of mission shortly after being reinstated by Starfleet, obviously because of its much more sensitive nature. In the meantime, however, she must have gained a lot of credit with Starfleet, which Picard suggests as well. See more
[Ro has managed to steal Enterprise's medical supplies, with 'announcement'
Commander William T. Riker
Now we know what they mean by 'advanced' tactical training.