The Enterprise is observing a celestial anomaly, something akin to a wormhole when a starship appears having traveled through it. To everyone's surprise, the ship is an earlier version of the Enterprise, the Enterprise-C commanded by Captain Rachel Garrett. The instant the Enterprise-C arrives however, history is changed. Captain Picard and his Enterprise are battle weary with the Federation having been at war with the Klingon Empire for 20 years. Lt. Tasha Yar is alive with Lt. Worf nowhere to be found. Guinan knows something is wrong and Picard realizes that the Enterprise-C must return to its own time and place if their time line is to be restored. Written by
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In the alternate time-line, this episode's story writer Trent Christopher Ganino
's name can be seen on a tactical situation monitor showing the progress of the Klingons in their war with the Federation. See more
Just before the Enterprise-C enters the rift to go back to their time 22 years previous, the Enterprise-D is taking fire from the Klingons. A dark bar indicative of a dolly arm shadow can be seen passing from port to starboard on the Enterprise's surface. See more
The war is going very badly for the Federation, far worse than is generally known. Starfleet Command believes that defeat is inevitable. Within six months, we may have no choice but to surrender.
Capt. Rachel Garrett
Are you saying that all this may be a result of our arrival here?
One more ship will make no difference in the here and now, but twenty-two years ago, one ship could have stopped this war before it started.
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