An emergency call from Solarion IV, a colony near the Cardassian-Federation border, is followed by Orta's space-ship's claim to have destroyed it as part of his Bajorian race's struggle to reclaim their ancient civilization's independence from the Cardassians. Admiral Kennelly decides the Enterprise's mission to settle that dispute peacefully requires a Bajorian officer and therefore assigned, without consulting Picard, female Ensign Ro Laren, whom he had to release from jail first, to the whole crew's dismay. After receiving blankets, the Bajorian refugee camp leader Keeve Falor arranges a meeting with Orta. There Picard finds former refugee Ro Laren came with a secret Bajorian agenda himself, but she tells him it's not just hers, the admiral is behind it. Then two Cardassian ships appear and their commander Gul Dolak demands the Enterprise delivers to them the ship of the Bajorians which the Enterprise is resettling as terrorists; Picard deals with the dark plot...
Did You Know?
The first appearance of the Bajorans, prominent race in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993). Their planet Bajora was called Bajor in later shows. Also the first appearance of Ro Laren, set to become a semi-regular for the remainder of Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). The producers added her character to create some conflict amongst the friendly atmosphere of the Enterprise crew. "A Starfleet officer with a troubled past. An edge." See more
Gul Dolak mispronounces the name of his own species, using a long A in the second syllable (car-DAY-si-an). The proper pronunciation is car-DAH-si-an. See more
There's a time when you want to call a Romulan's bluff and there's a time when you don't, wouldn't you say?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more