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 features the third change of the Starfleet admiral's uniform in TNG. See more
After the Enterprise hails the Romulan Warbird it cloaks and turns away. Cloaked Romulan ships cannot be detected by Enterprise technology. Yet, Worf identifies its course and position. See more
Oh, what a fool I've been - to come looking for courage in a lair of cowards.
References Henry V
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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