Responding to an unidentified distress signal from the inhospitable planet Galondancor, deep in Federation space, a landing party finds a crashed Romulan vessel and brings in one badly wounded survivor, but Geordi LaForge, who fell in a deep crevice, failed to beam back up during a storm, and non-cranial brain injury to the Romulan suggests he too is in danger of magnetic radiation. Data intercepts a Romulan ship signal announcing it will pass the neutral zone in six hours; Picard forbids that but must promise to deliver the wounded, after recovering Geordi. Despite the Romulan's assurance, Geordi is surprised by an armed other Romulan survivor and is blinded by the radiation; they should collaborate to survive. Klingon Lt. Worf proves the only possible donor to save the captive, but objects to helping the species which killed his parents. The Romulan rescue ship's commander Tomalak being found a lier and most impatient, Picard fears a casus belli... Written by
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When Wesley leaves to setup the probe for the modified neutrino beacon near the end of Act One, his position is taken over by another crewman as Worf picks up the transmission from Tomalak. At the start of Act Two when Picard has Worf hail the Romulans, there is a shot of Data AND Wesley sitting at their positions as Picard talks to Tomalak. Two scenes later, Wesley returns to the bridge to tell Picard the probe is ready to launch and then returns to his position. See more
Territories! You would measure territories against a man's life?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Commander, I am singularly impressed by your concern for *a* life. Do not risk any more lives by leaving the Neutral Zone!
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