[TNG] The Enemy

[TNG] Season 3, Episode 7: The Enemy

The Enemy

Rating: 3

This episode utilizes the tensions between Romulans and the Federation to tell two stories: one with an interesting premise, but predictable outcome, and one that was more unexpected.

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Romulan

Riker, Worf, and Geordi beam down to a stormy planet and find a Romulan

Geordi falls in a hole

Geordi falls in a hole

Crusher doesn't know if she can save the Romulan

Crusher doesn’t know if she can save the Romulan

The storms are interfering with everything but Wesley figures out a way to get Geordi back

The storms are interfering with everything but Wesley figures out a way to get Geordi back

They are contacted by a Romulan ship. They want their guy back. They also say there was definitely only one Romulan on the planet

They are contacted by a Romulan ship. They want their guy back. They also say there was definitely only one Romulan on the planet

But then Geordi finds another Romulan on the planet

But then Geordi finds another Romulan on the planet

Only Worf can save the injured Romulan. He hates Romulans though

Only Worf can save the injured Romulan. He hates Romulans though

Geordi's visor stops working, and the Romulans legs don't work that great, so they have to work together

Geordi’s visor stops working for him, but they need it to work with his tricorder in order to get back to Enterprise. Geordi talks him through the process. He gets really excited when it works

Worf still doesn't want to help the Romulan so Picard gives him a talk

Worf still doesn’t want to help the Romulan so Picard gives him a talk

...but Picard doesn't convince him. And then he gets word that the Romulan died. Dang

…but Picard doesn’t convince him. And then he gets word that the Romulan died. Dang

Picard has a cool confrontation with the Romulan warbird. At first he was really adamant that they not cross the neutral zone, and he wants to get to the bottom of why they were on the planet, but then he talks about being the first one to show a sign of trust

Picard has a confrontation with the Romulan warbird. At first he was really adamant that they not cross the neutral zone, and he wants to get to the bottom of why they were on the planet, but then he talks about being the first one to show a sign of trust

Geordi and the Romulan make it to Enterprise and it resolves the conflict

Geordi and the Romulan make it to Enterprise and it resolves the conflict

 

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  • Crispy

    Great episode imo. Rare that things ‘don’t work out’ like in the sub-plot with Warf and the dying Romulan.