[TNG] The Emissary

[TNG] Season 2, Episode 20 (Netflix: S2 E20): The Emissary

The Emissary

Rating: 2

Worf runs into a woman from his past and they get mad at each other. I like how they talk about old Klingons in comparison to the Klingons of this time period, and we get to see Worf dressed in full Klingon gear.

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Notes:

Poker!

Poker!

They really build up the arrival of an emissary, but it's just one of Worf's old girlfriends

They really build up the arrival of an emissary, but it’s just one of Worf’s old girlfriends

“Lieutenant Worf, I’m assigning you to assist the emissary for some mandatory character development.”

“Lieutenant Worf, I’m assigning you to assist the emissary for some mandatory character development.”

An old Klingon warship has been in stasis and is about to wake up. They still think they're at war with the federation

An old Klingon warship has been in stasis and is about to wake up. They still think they’re at war with the federation

They let off some steam in the holodeck

They let off some steam in the holodeck

Worf looks at a little tree

Worf looks at a little tree

The Klingons show up

The Klingons show up

Worf puts on a show

Worf puts on a show

 

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  • Steffen

    Hey! Although I agree with your ratings ridiculously often, I think a “2” is a little unfair. I think K’Ehleyr is a real charakter and one of the few Klingons (apart from Worf or, say, Martok) who really make you believe that they are 24th-century species. I often thought “These guys developed space travel? Transporters? Medicine? You gotta be kidding me.” Plakson made more of her than the script suggested and made the Klingons more believeable and gave them another, modern edge which reminds me a lot at “The Undiscovered Country” with Gorkon’s idea of the way the Empire could and should be. I think that “modern” feel about them got lost within TNG and DS9.

    • http://www.letswatchstartrek.com/ Lets Watch Star Trek

      You make some great points! I also often think about how the Klingons developed. I’m currently working on a post for an Enterprise episode that I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on. I don’t know how into Enterprise you are, but the episode is called “Judgment.” It hints at a time when Klingons were more sophisticated but the “warrior class” took over. Anyway, back to this episode…there are a bunch of episode where we have a hard time choosing between a 2 and a 3. The thing I didn’t really like about this episode was that the relationship between Worf and K’Ehleyr seemed really undeveloped. They just tell us that they have a history, and that they don’t want to talk about it, and they get mad at each other. To tell you the truth, I never really like it when a past love is brought in to try to develop a regular character. You make good points about K’Ehleyr though, and I do like her, and I like the Klingon stuff in this episode in general. Hmmm, we’ll have to think it over!