The Enterprise goes on the Klingon homeworld to attend the installation of Gowron as the new head of the High Council. Captain Picard encourages Lt. Worf to seize the opportunity to clear his name. However Gowron boards, asking hasty help to prevent a Klingon civil war, claiming the sisters of the late traitor Duras head a corrupt conspiracy supported by at least three fleet commanders, Picard is the only established acceptable arbitrator. Gowron scorned Worf, before he tells Duras' father was the traitor to the Romulans - only to be told it's too late given the Duras faction in the Council. Worf arranges a leave to visit his brother Kurn, serving on a Klingon ship - he feels both old factions must be swept away, four commanders would side with their family. Worf pulls rank as family eldest, ordering loyalty to the confirmed Gowron, only later their support would be made dependent upon family rehabilitation. Picard is about to complete Gowron's installation, but the Duras family - ... Written by
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This episode introduces the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, both of whom would appear several times during the series' run. They would also appear in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) episode "Past Prologue" and are ultimately responsible for the destruction of the USS Enterprise-D in Star Trek: Generations
(1994). See more
Guinan has stated that she wants to make Worf laugh before he reaches Lt. Cmdr, yet she has made him laugh at least once before. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain's log, stardate 44995.3 - We're en route to the Klingon homeworld, where I will participate in the installation ceremony of Gowron, the next designated leader of the High Council. This visit should also provide an opportunity for one of my officers to correct a grave injustice.
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