Season: 5

Original Airdate: 10/19/1991

Writer(s): Ron Jarvis & Philip A. Scorza
Director(s): Gabrielle Beaumont

Guest Stars
Cameron Arnett as Ensign Mandel
Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien
Jana Marie Hupp as Ensign Monroe
Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren
Erika Flores as Marissa
John Christian Graas as Jay Gordon
Max Supera as Patterson
Rosalind Chao as Keiko O’Brien

Stardate: 45156.1

Synopsis: The Enterprise encounters a cosmic filament which disrupts all major systems on the ship. Most of the senior officers are trapped in different places on the ship leaving Troi in command on the bridge. Picard is trapped in a turbolift with three children – winners of a science program. Riker, Data, Worf and Keiko are trapped in ten-forward and Geordi and Dr. Crusher are trapped in a cargo hold. As the crew begin to recover, they realize that they are trapped in different areas of the ship and without any communication with other crew members. Each trapped group has its own major crises to overcome: Geordi and Dr. Crusher discover a plasma fire in the hold which is giving off radiation and the cargo in that hold explodes if it receives too much radiation; Picard and the children need to leave the turbolift before it begins to fall; Data and Riker try to get to the engineering section; Keiko goes into labor in ten-forward and Worf has to act as a mid-wife with no practical experience; the bridge crew consisting of Chief O’Brien, Ensign Ro, Ensign Mandel and Troi attempt to re-establish power, computer operation and a critical anti-matter containment field in the engines that can cause the ship to explode if not stabilized.

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