Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 10

The Defector

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Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1990 on CBS
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  • A Romulan defector comes aboard the Enterprise

    8.5

    The Romulans return in this Ron Moore spy thriller that's as good (and perhaps a little better than) "The Enemy", the episode it nicely builds upon. This time, James Sloyen guest stars as the title character and is fabulous; but is his character a defector, or is he a spy? Evidence starts piling up on both sides of the question as war with the Romulans draws nearer, and the "Cuban Missile Crisis" tension is drawn out for all it's worth (with the magnificent Andreas Katsulas returning as Romulan Commander Tomalak) before a tense ending where all the cards are laid on the table.

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