Bringing supplies to a Federation subspace communications relay station near the Klingon border, the Enterprise finds it deserted by shuttle, only a dog remains. There is a residue Dr. Crusher guesses to be the remains of Lt. Aquiel Uhnari, the dog's owner, whose personal logs reveal to Geordi her childhood paranoia and theory the local Klingon commander made frequent visits to abuse her, while she also feared her only male colleague. When Picard hints at his influence with the Klingon leader since he arbitrated his succession, the planet governor Torak accepts to help himself - and produces Aquiel, alive - or not, and what about the DNA traces Worf found of one single Klingon? Dr. Crusher continues the DNA identification with spooky results...
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This takes place in 2369. See more
At time stamp 4:32, the monitor La Forge is showing to Riker displays the text "Encryption Protcol [sic] Activity Log" at the top of the screen, with the (accidental) omission of one of the 'o's in "protocol." See more
[La Forge has questioned Aquiel about her insubordinate conduct toward Lt. Rocha, who is presumed killed
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari
Keith Rocha was obnoxious from the minute he reported to duty. He treated me as though I was beneath contempt. I felt like I had to battle him, to hold my own. But I didn't want to see him dead.
Referenced in Star Trek: Starship Creator
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more