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Stardate: 47304.2 Capt. Picard and Dr. Crusher attempt to beam down to a planet where half the planet wants to join the Federation, and the other half, being xenophobes, don’t. Picard and Crusher then find themselves involved in the planet’s internal squabbles, as they are beamed instead to the xenophobes location, and then they find their lives in jeopardy, as they try to escape the xenophobes’ clutches.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 47304.2. The Enterprise has arrived at Kesprytt III in order to evaluate an unusual request on the part of the Kes for associate membership in the Federation.
LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) does not appear in this episode.