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.
Did You Know?
had not previously appeared on the show because he had set his asking price for such an appearance at $1 million, which was far beyond the budget of the series; however, since this episode was in some ways a "teaser" for the upcoming Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
(1991) (on which Nimoy was an executive producer, and entitled to a percentage of the profits of that film), Nimoy agreed to appear in this two-part story for standard SAG pay. See more
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
Times are changing, and leaders who refuse to change with them... will no longer be leaders.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more