Commander William T. Riker is charged with hosting Klingon commander Kurn, who takes his place as first officer as part of an exchange program. As expected his ruthlessly authoritative command style gets on everyone's nerve, but the worst is yet to come: Kurn reveals himself as Lieutenant Worf's younger brother, and demands he joins him in dealing with a blood feud, as their late father's honor is challenged by accusations of treason to the Empire in league with the Romulans during a bloody attack. The Enterprise sets course to the Klingon first city, while Picard fears legal and diplomatic repercussions. Data finds indications the Klingon records were doctored, possibly at Klingon High Council level, so the Enterprise crew sets out to find out the truth... Written by
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This episode won an Emmy in 1990 for Outstanding Art Direction in a Series. The award was given to Richard D. James
for production design and Jim Mees
for set decoration. See more
As Worf enters the great hall, his sash is snug and fastened. The moment Duras rips it from him, you can see the sash is slack and has been prepped for easy removal. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Kahlest... would they recognize you? Would they know who you are?
K'mpec would remember Kahlest. I caught his eye, back then. But he was too fat.
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