Governor Vagh: You swear well, Picard. You must have Klingon blood in your veins.
Ambassador Kell: There are some members of the High Council who would thank you, Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: Thank me?
Ambassador Kell: For killing Duras. No doubt that, had he lived, one day he would ascend to head the Council. Many were not looking forward to that.
Lieutenant Worf: My motives were personal, not political.
Ambassador Kell: Motives? Who cares for motives? Humans, perhaps. What matters is, you acted on that day as a true Klingon.
Ambassador Kell: [on the E-band emissions] Who sent these signals? A cloaked Romulan ship?
Lt. Commander Data: No, sir. That is not possible. The signals had to be transmitted within close proximity to the VISOR.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Are you suggesting that there was a Romulan accomplice in close proximity to Mr. La Forge when he was receiving the signals?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, sir, I am.
Governor Vagh: This Romulan accomplice - who is he?
Lt. Commander Data: I have narrowed the list of possibilities to two people - the only two people who were with Commander La Forge all three times a transmission was recorded: Captain Picard, and Ambassador Kell. One of them may be concealing an E-band transmitter. If they would agree to be searched...
Ambassador Kell: I am a Klingon! An emissary of the High Council. I will not submit to being searched by you or anyone else on this ship.
Governor Vagh: I am forced to agree, Captain. We will take the Ambassador with us, and search him ourselves.
Ambassador Kell: [slightly panicking] Captain, I believe it to be in all our best interests if I remain aboard. I formally request asylum.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I will certainly grant you asylum - when you have been absolved of this crime.
[a Romulan assistant removes Geordi's VISOR]
Taibak: Your VISOR will be returned to you. But first, I want to show you something.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sh... show me something? That'll be a nice trick, seeing as how I can't see anything without the VISOR.
Taibak: That is not quite true...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Personal log, Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge, stardate 44885.5 - I'm en route to the planet Risa to attend an artificial intelligence seminar. Captain Picard has ordered me to arrive a few days early to have some fun and relax. I intend to follow his orders to the very best of my ability.
[Geordi tells Deanna about his experiences on Risa]
Counselor Deanna Troi: And that's all?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. Well, there was this...
Counselor Deanna Troi: [anticipating] Yes?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Her name is Jonek.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But, er... you wouldn't wanna hear about that. Better get ready for duty. Nice talking to you, Counselor.
[leaves quickly, leaving Deanna somewhat disenchanted]
Lt. Commander Data: It is fortunate we were able to coordinate your return on the Teldarian cruiser.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. When I heard the Enterprise had been ordered to the Krios system, I thought I might be forced to endure another couple of weeks on Risa.
Lt. Commander Data: I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I was joking.
Lt. Commander Data: Joking? Ah! "Forced to endure" Risa. Your actual intent was to emphasize that you *did* enjoy yourself. Yes. I see how that could be considered quite amusing.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [laughs] I missed you, Data!
Lt. Commander Data: I have surmised that Commander La Forge was conditioned by Romulans, a process referred to historically - and somewhat inaccurately - as "brainwashing".
Governor Vagh: But to what end? Why would the Romulans want to kill me?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The Romulans have always wanted to destroy the alliance between the Federation and the Klingons. If Mr. La Forge had killed you, Governor, I think you would agree, they might have succeeded.
Counselor Deanna Troi: It'll take time, Geordi. A long time. But we will reconstruct your memory. Together.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm just not sure. About anything.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Believe it or not, that's a good sign. A beginning. Now, let's go back to the shuttlecraft. There was a Romulan ship, and the first thing you did was...?
Taibak: Welcome, Mr. La Forge. We've waited a long time to meet you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I can tell you've gone to a lot of trouble.
Taibak: Indeed we have.