Stardate 46071.6: A transport vessel carrying Ambassador Alkar and a women he introduces as his mother is attacked en route to mediation sessions between the warring societies of Reycag and Seronia. Alkar’s party transfers to the Enterprise, which will complete their journey. On the way, Alkar befriends Troi, but this meets with intense hostility from his elderly companion. The old woman suddenly dies soon afterward, and Alkar asks Troi to assist him in performing the funeral meditiation sacred to his race. After performing the ceremony, Troi begins to feel unusually angry, jealous and amorous toward Alkar and others on board. Dr. Crusher uncovers evidence that Troi’s condition has been inflicted deliberately by Alkar, telepathically depositing his dark emotions in Troi, aging her body and destroying her mind, and the only release for Troi may be death.
written by Frank Abatemarco
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Chip Lucia (Ambassador Alkar), Patti Yasutake (Nurse Ogawa), George D. Wallace (Male Delegate), Lucy Boryer (Female Ensign), Susan French (Female Delegate), Rick Scarry (Admiral), Stephanie Erb (Sev Maelor), J.P. Hubbell (Ensign), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green