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The Emissary
Stardate 42901.3
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 46 (2.20)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Patrick Stewart   IMDB   Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes   IMDB   Commander William T. Riker
Levar Burton   IMDB   Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lieutenant Worf
Marina Sirtis   IMDB   Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner   IMDB   Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton   IMDB   Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Diana Muldaur   IMDB   Chief Medical Officer Katherine Pulaski
Colm Meaney   IMDB   Miles Edward O'Brien
Suzie Plakson   IMDB   K'Ehleyr
Lance LeGault   IMDB   Captain K'Temoc
Georgann Johnson   IMDB   Admiral Gromek
Anne Elizabeth Ramsay   IMDB   Ensign Clancy
Diedrich Bader   IMDB   Tactics Officer
Music:
Ron Jones   IMDB
Director:
Cliff Bole   IMDB
Teleplay:
Richard Manning   IMDB
Hans Beimler   IMDB
Story:
Thomas H. Calder   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 23
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 2.5
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 2.7
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #046: The Emissary

Lt. Worf is reunited with a former lover when the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a Klingon vessel, whose crew members believe they are still at war with the Federation.
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise, obeying orders from the highest ranks of Starfleet Command, beams aboard a special emissary named K'Ehleyr, a half-human, half-Klingon female. The crew is pulled by Worf's coldness toward K'Ehleyr, who informs them that they must intercept the T'Ong, a Klingon vessel whose staff has been in cryogenic sleep for a century. She reveals that the Klingons began their voyage while the Federation was still at war with the Klingon Empire, and that if they awaken within striking range of key Federation outposts, the results could be devastating.

Worf, shunning the emissary's friendly advances, reluctantly follows Picard's orders to meet with K'Ehleyr about the volatile situation with the T'Ong. However, their meeting quickly turns personal, revealing that the two were once linked romantically. After a bitter argument, K'Ehleyr storms out.

To work out her frustrations, K'Ehleyr goes to the Holodeck where she does Worf's rigorous calisthenics program. Worf joins her for the exercise, which pits them in battle against deadly alien warriors. After completing the program, an aroused Worf grabs K'Ehleyr and they consummate their passion. At dawn, Worf asks her to take the Klingon oath of marriage which traditionally follows intimacy, but she refuses.

Meanwhile, the Enterprise approaches the T'Ong, whose newly awakened crew members begin firing at the ship. To prevent a fatal face-off, Worf dresses in full Klingon Captain's regalia and presents himself to the T'Ong as the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise and demands their surrender. He convinces the Klingon leaders that the war ended during the T'Ong's mission and that the Klingons are now peaceful members of the Federation.

Following the T'Ong's surrender, K'Ehleyr prepares to take command of the Klingon vessel and is escorted to the transporter room by Worf. There, the two finally reconcile their differences and although K'Ehleyr bids him farewell, she leaves Worf with the hope that their paths will cross again.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 13 Dec 2002 20:25:22
This episode takes a great step in not only evolving Worf, but all of Klingon culture in general. We are introduced to the feisty half-Klingon Ambassador Kehlyrh, a likable character. After a lot of emotional drama we get the gratuitous Klingon love scene on the holodeck. The subplot is an interesting idea, but it gets so little attention it becomes pointless.

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