Stardate 43779.3: The Enterprise is called on to transport first-contact specialist Tam Elbrun – a full Betazoid and one-time mental patient – to Beta Strongren to make initial contact with an alien life form representing the last of its species, but things go disastrously wrong when Romulan attackers show up, and Tam Elbrun decides to stay behind to remain in contact with the creature.
written by Dennis Putnam Bailey and David Bischoff
directed by Robert Scheerer
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Harry Groener (Tam Elbrun), Michael Cavanaugh (Captain Robert DeSoto), Peter Vogt (Romulan Captain), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien)
LogBook entry by Earl Green