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
Did You Know?
Per the title, a preemptive strike refers to an attack made upon an enemy as a precautionary response to an anticipated or impending war. See more
In the opening battle with the Maquis, when the Enterprise disperses two of the ships with phaser fire, space appears to be shaking. This, however, seems to be a common effect whenever explosions occur, in order to simulate the shock wave. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I knew that I could count on you.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more