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Stardate: 45761.3 When the stasis field she was being transported in is broken, Capt. Picard unfortunately becomes the imprint for a female empathic metamorph destined to be mate of another world leader, in hopes of resolving a long interplanetary war. The empathic metamorph is nearing the final stages of a permanent imprint, which will bond her forever to her mate. Picard's strength of character and resolve are tested as she places her inherent talents into focus on him.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 45761.3. In an effort to bring an end to their centuries-long war, Krios and Valt Minor have agreed to a Ceremony of Reconciliation, to be held aboard the Enterprise at a point mid-way between their two systems
Famke Janssen, a 6' tall former cover model, is better known for her later roles as Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond movie Goldeneye, for a regular role on one season of Nip/Tuck, and as Jean Grey in the X-Men movies.
As with many other ST episodes, the macguffin in this one results from violating some common-sense procedures on a ship that would almost certainly be SOP when dealing with alien races, cultures, and life forms. In this case, allowing the Ferengi free, unsupervised roam of the ship, seems highly improbable, given their history to this point with the Federation. A small point, but it is a weakness throughout ST:TNG episodes that major plot events are all too often driven by something which a modicum of obvious common sense would prevent.