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Stardate: 46071.6 The Enterprise comes to the rescue of another Federation ship, which carries a unique Lumerian ambassador and his elder female assistant, who are traveling to mediate a dispute in the Rekag-Seronia system. The Lumerian’s assistant takes an immediate dislike to Troi, but then soon dies. Strangely, Troi soon becomes attached to the Lumerian, and also shows signs of beginning to rapidly age.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 46071.6. We have been called to aid a transport ship attacked near Rekag-Seronia. Hostilities between two factions on that planet have intensified, threatening an important Federation shipping route.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 46073.6. We have arrived without incident at Rekag-Seronia where two members of Alkar's delegation have been waiting. They have joined us to report on the situation in the capital city.
Evidentially, resuscitation, after a medically induced death, can occur up to thirty minutes later, in this time period.
This episode is a twist on the novel “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” where a character lives a vicarious and debauchery life, and all his evil is transferred to a magical portrait made of him. When the portrait is destroyed, all his evils fall back on him, and he dies a horrible quick death.