Data was discovering the human condition by Shakespearian acting, when Picard gets informed a craft entered the Neutral Zone. It's identified as a Romulan scout, which claims to need urgently asylum from a persecutor. The wounded Setol gets it, and warns the Romulans nearly finished building a base on a planet in the Neutral Zone, in order to occupy it and from there strike 15 neighboring Federation zones with a fleet of war birds, which would mean another full war, but still remains rather defensive, at times hostile. Commander Riker and counselor Troi are charged with questioning him further, in case it's a ploy to lure them into the zone as a war pretext. The admiralty refuses the Empire's demand to return the defector, and orders Picard to find out if the threat is real. After technological means came to contradictory conclusions, Setol discloses his real identity, and that's not the last surprising twist...
Did You Know?
This episode introduces two new Romulan military ranks: admiral and sublieutenant. See more
In the "Battle of Agincourt" Holodeck, when Data tells the computer to "freeze program", the campfire keeps flickering, and the guard's spear trembles. See more
This. This is my home now, my future. I have sacrificed everything. It must not be in vain. Arrange a meeting between myself and Captain Picard. Tell him Admiral Jarok wants to see him.
Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: Hero
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more