When most away-teams are visiting the Ruthian planet under civil war since 70 years between two continents, Dr. Crusher is taken hostage while attending local wounded by an Ensata (western continent) autonomist faction of the ruling government which uses terrorist techniques such as bomb attacks. Her son Wesley Crusher is assigned to Lieutenant Worf's technology team, and spots radiation traces indicating the use of life-threatening dimension shift techniques abandoned by Federation research because of the health toll, which fit perfectly the Ruthian government's nightmare, 'inverters' used by the Ensata revolt to dodge all scans. Her keeper Kyril Finn, the Ensata leader, shows the great need for medical aid their side is not getting from the Federation, alas the inverter causes DNA warping she can't treat, and explains how he hopes to make the Federation end the bloody conflict at last. Discussions and attacks go on... Written by
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The title refers to the higher elevated terrain that in military tactics is easier to defend since the attackers must sustain fire from above, tire advancing uphill and the defenders have a better view of the battlefield. It also refers to 'the moral high ground' which is often debated during periods where terrorists (or freedom fighters) are active. Indeed, it is often alluded to when discussing whether the aggressors can be considered terrorists or freedom fighters. See more
When the Away team beams into the underground lair of the terrorists, Commander Riker wears his Red Command/Operations uniform as normal. Shortly after the generator is taken offline, he seems to wear a Yellow uniform, but that is just a play of shadows caused with poor light conditions. See more
[Devos has shot Finn in order to save Picard's life
Commander William T. Riker
You didn't have to kill him.
As a prisoner, he would have been a focus for violence, as his followers tried to free him. Now, he's a martyr. But the death toll might go down, at least in the short term. It's an imperfect solution, for an imperfect world.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more