is patrolling the edge of the Neutral Zone and detects a one-man vessel damaged by a meteor swarm. Spock identifies the vessel as belonging to Carter Winston, a philanthropist space trader who has been missing for five years. They beam the survivor aboard and he is indeed the famous Carter Winston. McCoy explains that his daughter was on Cerberus ten years ago when a crop failure occurred and Carter personally financed enough food to get the planet through its crisis. Spock informs Carter that his fiancée Lt. Anne Nored, a security officer, is aboard. He requests Carter's identity tapes and notes that an identity check and medical examination are required. Carter readily obliges and in the briefing room, Kirk and Spock confirm that Carter is who he claims...Read the full recap
McCoy: I must have taken a little nap.
Spock: Doctor, you are a man of curious habits, but I have never known you to nap on the laboratory floor.
Romulan Commander: You appear to have a propensity for trespassing in Neutral Zone, Captain Kirk.
Kirk: It was not deliberate, I assure you.
Romulan Commander: It never is.
McCoy: You caught him.
Spock: Acute observation, Doctor.
McCoy: I'm glad to see him under guard, Jim. If he'd turned into a second Spock, it would've been too much to take.
Spock: Perhaps. But then two Dr. McCoys just might bring the level of medical efficiency on this ship up to acceptable levels.