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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Around the 30 minute mark, just as the away team leave the tunnel into which they beamed, Tasha moves her phaser from her right hand to her left. When they round the next corner the phaser is back in her right hand. See more
[Jameson is suffering from the agonizing effects of the drug
Commander William T. Riker
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Sickbay. 'Not good' is a galactic understatement.
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