Synopsis: Deanna Troi wakes to find herself on board a Romulan ship and surgically altered to look like a Romulan. She has been kidnapped by N’Vek, a Romulan dissident, in order to help several high Romulan officials defect to the Federation while posing as a member of the Tal Shiyar (a Romulan organization which promotes “loyalty” within the Empire). Meanwhile, a former Federation member named DeSeve, who had previously defected to the Romulan Empire returns to the Federation and is taken on board by the Enterprise. He brings with him information from Ambassador Spock about the scheme to bring the Romulan officials to the Federation aboard a freighter. The Enterprise heads to the location where they are to meet the freighter only to find it destroyed and a Romulan warship.