Picard is found on Romulus by Senator Pardek, who brings him to Ambassador Spock, who explains his secret 'cowboy diplomacy' is about the off chance of a Vulcan-Romulan reunification thanks to an old, recently significantly grown, philosophically friendly Romulan underground party, which includes the rising new Proconsul Neral, who claims the Romulan senate itself can no longer resist the people's outcry for peace, but is actually in league with Sela. Klingon captain K'Vada isn't amused when Data claims he may be able to crack the Romulan encryption log. As Vulcan-human half-blood Spock and android Data exchange views on the virtues of emotional and cool logical qualities, Commander Riker's investigation into a stolen Vulcan ship continues, starting with the mundane wife of the smuggler who died while pursued and finds a Barolian ship was involved. Spock and Picard fear rightly it all ties together in a Romulan war plot.
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As Data, Spock and Picard head to the underground tunnels to make their escape, a film crewman's reflection can be seen in the green crystal on the table. See more
The reason for my coming here has never been more clear. The union of the Vulcan and the Romulan people will not be achieved by politics or by diplomacy, but it will be achieved. The answer has been here before us all along. An inexorable evolution toward a Vulcan philosophy has already begun. Like the first Vulcans, these people are struggling toward a new enlightenment; and, it may take decades or even centuries for them to reach it, but they will reach it, and I must help.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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