The Enterprise's mission is aborted to return to a star-base where Admiral Brackett charges them with investigating the disappearance, possibly defection to the ever-scheming Romulans, of dying Federation ambassador Sarek's son Spock, who didn't say goodbye to his parents but took all his personal belongings after a public row with Sarek over the Cardassian war. A visit from Picard makes them realize the key must be Romulan senator Pardek, with whom Spock maintains since years personal contacts, against Sarek's will. Meanwhile Klingon leader Gowron is writing the Federation's help in the civil war out of official history, so Picard resorts to suggestions to get him to provide a cloaked ship, reluctantly piloted by Captain K'Vada, for this mission, with Data, both prepared to impersonate Romulans on Romulus... Meanwhile Commander William T. Riker and Troy find examining the disappearance of a Federation ship to and from the Ferengi most dangerous... Written by
Did You Know?
The "Unification" title has a double meaning. In the in-universe story, it refers to the attempted unification of the long-separated Vulcan and Romulan cultures. In a meta-sense, however, the title also refers to the long-awaited appearance of one of the "original series" crew as a significant player in the "next generation" era. Although DeForest Kelley
(Dr. McCoy) had previously appeared in the pilot Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint
(1987), this was only a cameo, under heavy makeup, and he was not referred to by name, but only as "Admiral". James Doohan
("Scotty") would later appear in the season six episode Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics
(1992). See more
When Dokachin access the Enterprise computer and downloads the registry of the Vulcan ship they were looking for, he says the Stardate of arrival was "41344", although the computer display clearly shows "41334". See more
[Picard is requesting a cloaked vessel from Chancellor Gowron through B'iJik, a junior adjutant
How would it benefit the Klingon Empire? I'm sure Gowron will ask.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
The only benefit to the Klingon Empire would be our gratitude.
That is what you want me to tell him?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Yes. And please add that, if he is unable to provide us with a ship, then I am sure there are others in the Klingon Empire who would be willing to help me. And then... *they* would have our gratitude.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more