While exploring the currents in the Briar Patch, the Excelsior crew realize the Tholians have a greater presence in the patch than previously thought. An ambush on a planet surface leaves Barrett wracked with guilt. It’s up to his friends and colleagues to rally round him. Meanwhile, a diplomatic conference with the new Tholian Ambassador raises more questions than answers.
This episode was re-released in a remastered edition on December 1, 2015. The remastering process was managed by Season 26B Productions, using an original cast DVD copy of the episode. The original (downloadable) version of this episode is available on Vimeo.