It is so sad for Worf that because he has honor, he is seen as dishonorable. Duras is dead but his family is determined to keep Gowron from taking his rightful place. Just as the final pronouncements are made and the council chiefhood is to be transferred, in step the two Duras Klingon women and a teenaged son of Duras. They claim the right to the office and it sets up a civil war. The Duras clan is in league with the Romulans and is receiving assistance from them. Worf, who has been promised by Gowron that his name will be cleared, must leave the Enterprise to fight beside his brothers. Unfortunately, with the odds against them, the Gowron's people are at a great disadvantage. The Federation can do nothing because on the surface it looks like an internal affair (no Romulans have been proved complicit). At the conclusion of Part One a familiar face appears in full Romulan garb. This is the narrative hook going into the next season's opening episode.