The Enterprise travels to the planet Persephone 5 to collect Admiral Mark Jamieson and transport him to Mordan IV to again lead a hostage negotiation on the planet where he had achieved a successful negotiation 40 years before. The Admiral makes it quite clear that he is in command the mission, but not the ship. En route, Jamieson, who is quite elderly and suffering from the incurable Iverson's disease, takes an alien rejuvenation drug that makes him younger. It soon becomes apparent that the hostages are being held by the planet's ruler, Karnas, not a terrorist group as he had claimed. When it also come to light that Jamieson's success was not brought about in the manner recorded in Federation history books, it becomes clear that it is the Admiral himself Karnas is after.
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Mark and Anne Jameson were married in 2314. See more
When Picard leaves the bridge to go greet the admiral, he uncharacteristically contorts his face just before walking into the turbo lift as though stretching his jaw or speaking. See more
Admiral Mark Jameson
There is no substitute, Lieutenant, for personal reconnoiter.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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