During a stopover near a medical conference, Dr. Phlox gets two unusual opportunities. First, a reunion with one of his three wives, Feezal, gives him the chance to catch up on family matters. But more pressing in Phlox’s mind is the opportunity to find out everything he can from a Vulcan delegation to the conference about a terminal neurological disease. Considered a taboo subject, and a disease suffered only by a group of Vulcans ostracized by the rest of their society, the disease is also a closely-held secret, and Phlox is able to find very little. When he presses, the Vulcans wonder why his curiosity is so keen. Could it be that the Enterprise’s only Vulcan crew member is facing a painful death due to this disorder?
written by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Melinda Page Hamilton (Feezal), Michael Ensign (Dr. Oratt), Bob Morrisey (Dr. Strom), Jeffrey Hayenga (Dr. Yuris), Lee Spencer (Vulcan Doctor)
LogBook entry by Earl Green