Following her return from Advanced Tactical Training, Ro is sent to infiltrate the Maquis and finds herself torn between her loyalty to Picard and Starfleet and to her sympathy with the Maquis fighting "the good fight".

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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 KGF Vissers

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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 »

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At the beginning of the episode, Picard asks Ro to come to the Bridge. While she is talking with Georgi, Beverly and Deanna the shortest route to go to the bridge would be the door behind her. See more »

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Ro Laren: It's been a long time since I really felt like I belonged somewhere.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994) See more »

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This episode is a gem among stones.
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With lackluster shows in this final season, this episode proved to be a gem among the stones as this was an interesting tale with entertaining results. It begins as Ro Laren (Michelle Forbes) returns to the cast after graduating from Starfleet and returning to the Enterprise crew. She was able to return to Starfleet thanks to Captain Picard's recommendation and she wants to repay the Captain for the kindness shown. But the task that she will be assigned with prove difficult for her.

Due to problems with a group of rebels called the Maquis that are attacking Cardassain's ships, the peace treaty between the Cardassains and Starfleet could be in jeopardy. Ro will be assigned to infiltrate the rebel group and report where and when the Maquis plan to attack so that the Enterprise can put an end to this rebel group. However, Ro begins to have feeling for the rebel group and those feeling could risk her position with Starfleet and her loyalty and gratitude toward Captain Picard.

This is an entertaining story that returned the series to the roots of personal conflict within the plot. This season has been sugary stories that tend to rely more on writing so that each main character gets face time rather than developing a good story. This episode went back to getting an interesting plot and develop the situation around the story. A nice show indeed!


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