Dr. McCoy is arrested and charged with causing an alien plague.
Did You Know?
The title Albatross is most likely referring to the metaphorical usage of the word albatross that has its origins in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, where the albatross symbolizes a psychological burden that feels like a curse. In this TAS story, Leonard McCoy is in a sort of similar way haunted by the possibility that his actions may have in fact somehow caused an outbreak of a disastrous plague that completely eradicated the population of an entire planet. See more
After beaming up to the Enterprise near the end of the story, Dr. McCoy is seen wearing a gold shirt instead of his usual blue for one shot. See more
You realize doctor, if you go and fail to find an antidote, you too will die.
I'm a doctor, Spock. A doctor! Get us beamed aboard!