Data was discovering the human condition by Shakespearian acting, when Picard gets informed a craft entered the Neutral Zone. It's identified as a Romulan scout, which claims to need urgently asylum from a persecutor. The wounded Setol gets it, and warns the Romulans nearly finished building a base on a planet in the Neutral Zone, in order to occupy it and from there strike 15 neighboring Federation zones with a fleet of war birds, which would mean another full war, but still remains rather defensive, at times hostile. Commander Riker and counselor Troi are charged with questioning him further, in case it's a ploy to lure them into the zone as a war pretext. The admiralty refuses the Empire's demand to return the defector, and orders Picard to find out if the threat is real. After technological means came to contradictory conclusions, Setol discloses his real identity, and that's not the last surprising twist... Written by
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This episode featured three new studio models to the series, including the new four-foot miniature of the Enterprise-D, the Romulan scout ship and the second D'deridex-class model. All three can be seen together during the stand-off scene during the first act. See more
When Setol is healing in sickbay and trading insults with Worf & Riker, the boom mic shadow can be seen passing over Setol when he says, "How do you allow Klingon PetaQ to walk around in a Starfleet uniform?" See more
[Data is intently observing "Setal"
I take it you have never seen a Romulan before.
Lt. Commander Data
That would be an incorrect assumption.
Then why do you invade my privacy?
Lt. Commander Data
I was attempting to ascertain what my 'guts' tell me about you.
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