Airdate: November 5, 1990
80 of 176 produced
80 of 176 aired
The Enterprise is investigating strange energy signals when a Klingon ship uncloaks in front of her. On board is K'Ehleyr, now Federation Ambassador to the Empire, and Chancellor K'mpec himself. K'mpec is dying and has chosen Picard to mediate the succession of power. Complicating matters for both Worf and the Federation, one of the main contenders in Duras. Knowing what he is capable of, can Picard walk the tightrope between his duty as a Federation captain and Arbiter of Succession? And what will the Enterprise's latest foray into Klingon politics cost Worf?
Honey, I swear it wasn't me. Go talk to those numskulls Berman and Braga.