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 Bajoran 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 Bajoran officer and therefore assigns, 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 Bajoran refugee camp leader Keeve Falor arranges a meeting with Orta. There Picard finds former refugee Ro Laren came with a secret Bajorian agenda herself, 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 deliver to them the ship of the Bajorans which the Enterprise is resettling as terrorists; Picard deals with the dark plot.
Did You Know?
The Admiral tells Picard it has been "almost 40 years" since the Cardassians annexed the Bajoran home world. Picard then says it has been "generations" since the Bajorans had a home. Since a generation is only 25-30 years, it would not really be "generations." 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 Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more