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Preemptive Strike 

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. Given her ethnic and personal background, the conflict of loyalties grows as her covert mission to trap the resistance fighters succeeds. Written by KGF Vissers

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The last Bajoran/Cardassian story in the series. See more »

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Riker tells he never thought about shooting on his own people to protect the Cardassians. In the episode The Wouded Picard also threatens to destroy the starship Phoenix. See more »

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[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.
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Edited from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution (1989) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Lieutenant Ro on a mission
24 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Lieutenant Ro Laren is back from Star Fleet tactical training just in time for some Maquis uprising against the ruling Cardassians. Hearts may be with the Maquis, but the Federation has a treaty with the Cardassians.

Patrick Stewart sends Michelle Forbes on a mission to seek out a Maquis cell and find out what they're up to. But what happens is that she starts a realization of her Bajoran roots when she meets up with the Maquis cell. Most especially with the head of said cell John Franklyn- Robbins with whom she develops an almost father/daughter relationship.

Captain Picard has considered Ro his own protégé and Michelle Forbes's scenes with Picard as well as Macias the Maquis leader have a lot of poignancy.

In the end, in her last appearance on TNG as Ro Laren Michelle Forbes gave a real good performance. I do regret that she was not able to be worked into a Deep Space Nine episode or two.


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