Thursday, May 30, 2019

Face of the Enemy

TNG Season 6 Episode 14
Air Date: February 8th, 1993

Counselor Troi wakes up on a Romulan warbird. She is surgically altered to look like a Romulan and she finds out she has been given the persona of a Tal Shiar agent, the Romulan equivalent of the CIA. The first officer of the warbird tells Troi that Spock had her abducted and altered to play a role in getting a Romulan senator out of Romulan space.

Since Troi is an empath, she is able to use her abilities to realize that the plan Spock had won't work and this leads to her taking over the warbird revealing the commander of her duties. She encounters the Enterprise which leads to her and the Romulan senators rescue.

This episode is the first episode that introduces the Romulan intelligence agency the Tal Shiar.


"I don't need your devotion, Commander. Just your obedience." - Counselor Troi
"And that's all you have." - Cmdr. Toreth

"We're not playing it your way anymore, N'Vek. I've been kidnapped, surgically altered, put in danger. I've gone along with all your plans, now you are going to listen to me! You find a way to let the Enterprise track us, or I will go to Toreth and tell her I've discovered you're a traitor! I'll have you ejected into space, is that clear, Subcommander?" - Counselor Troi

"If any one of you defies the Tal Shiar, you will not bear the punishment alone. Your families, all of them, will be there beside you." - Counselor Troi

"In order to defeat your enemy, you must first understand them. The Federation wishes to avoid war at all costs. So, I will offer them a diplomatic solution, get them to lower their shields, and then destroy them!" - Counselor Troi

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