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. Given her ethnic and personal background, the conflict of loyalties grows as her covert mission to trap the resistance fighters succeeds. Written by
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Shannon Cochran later reprised her role as Kalita in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Defiant". Jonathan Frakes also reprised his role as Thomas Riker from "Second Chances" in that episode. 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 turned against Starfleet to join the Maquis
Could you tell Captain Picard something for me?
Commander William T. Riker
Of course, what is it?
Tell him I'm sorry.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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