Episode 201: "Redemption, Part II" 

At the close of last season, Worf resigned his Starfleet commission to join the Klingon Council army as civil war divided his people. Despite his sympathy for Worf, Picard refused to involve the U.S.S. Enterprise in the internal Klingon struggle. Yet fearing that the Romulans are secretly supporting the subversive Duras family in hopes of destroying the Klingon alliance with the Federation, Picard convinces the head of Starfleet to initiate a blockade against the Romulan Empire. He immediately assigns his crew members to posts on Starfleet ships and dispatches the fleet to the Romulan-Klingon border, where they hope to prevent the flow of supplies and equipment from the Romulans to the Duras family.
As dissension spreads in the Klingon Home World, Worf is kidnapped by unknown Klingon assailants. Meanwhile, the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, continue to meet with a mysterious woman, a Romulan commander named Sela who bears more than a slight resemblance to the late Starfleet officer Tasha Yar. The group discusses their plans to gain control of the Empire, but are upset to learn of the pending intervention of the Federation fleet.

Hoping to convince Picard to disengage in the war, Sela pays a surprise visit to the captain. Picard is shocked when Sela claims to be the daughter of Tasha Yar, but Guinan later convinces him that the young woman's claims may be true. Guinan insists that she somehow remembers Picard sending Tasha to a previous U.S.S. Enterprise 23 years earlier from the future. Because of this, Guinan points out, Picard is indirectly responsible for Sela's conception.

Picard calls for a meeting with Sela, who presses him for information about Starfleet strategy and gives him a fourteen-hour deadline to either retreat or prepare to be attacked by Romulan forces. Picard reveals nothing and instead focuses the questioning on her heritage. When Sela corroborates Guinan's story, Picard realizes that the young woman is really Tasha's daughter. Meanwhile, Worf's kidnappers deliver him to the sisters of Duras, who try to convince the Klingon to join their side of the battle by marrying one of them. Worf, naturally, refuses the offer.

With time running out, Picard decides the only way to avoid all-out war with the Romulans is to expose their involvement in the Klingon civil war. He convinces Gowron to launch a massive attack, causing the sisters of Duras to call for supplies from the Romulans, which in turn forces the Romulans to run the blockade. When the Romulans are discovered, Sela orders them to turn back, leaving the sisters of Duras without help. The subversives accept defeat, and Gowron is reinstated as leader of the High Council, while an injured Worf escapes his captors and returns to duty aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Production: 201
Season: 5 Episode: 1
Air Date: 09.23.1991
Stardate: 45020.4
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan
Nicholas Kepros as Movar
J.D. Cullum as Toral
Denise Crosby as Sela
Michael G. Hagerty as Larg
Tony Todd as Kurn
Robert O'Reilly as Gowron
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Fran Bennett as Admiral
Timothy Carhart as Hobson
Jordan Lund as Kulge
Stephen James Carver as Helmsman
Clifton Jones as Ensign Craig
Barbara March as Lursa
Gwynyth Walsh as B'Etor
Denise Crosby Bio:

Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading actress, daughter of entertainer Dennis Crosby, has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a 1979 issue of Playboy magazine and a recurring role in the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (1965) in 1980 allowed Hollywood-born Denise to break through to stardom. She had a small role in 48 Hrs. (1982) playing a strong-minded lesbian and parts in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) (both critically unsuccessful).

Her career began to pick up in the mid-'80s. She appeared in a variety of films and made-for-TV movies, including Stark (1985) (TV), Malice in Wonderland (1985) (TV) (playing 'Carole Lombard' ), Desert Hearts (1985), Eliminators (1986) and Miracle Mile (1988).

In 1987 Denise caught her big break playing Lt. Tasha Yar in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). Although not a huge role, the character allowed Denise to build a sizable fan base that exists to this day. In 1988 she left the program due to the diminishing size of her role, but returned as a guest star in the early 1990s. In 1989 she played the mother of a dead toddler who was brought back to life through an ancient curse in Stephen King's somewhat hokey horror novel film adaptation Pet Sematary (1989). Remaining in the horror genre, Denise played a similar role of a mother who discovers her young daughter's doll is evil in the Child's Play (1988) clone Dolly Dearest (1992).

The 1990s brought few opportunities to Denise, but she worked consistently, appearing in a TV series in 1993, and made numerous guest appearances, including a couple of episodes of the raunchy cable series Red Shoe Diaries (1992) (TV), which were subsequently released on video. There were also roles in Relative Fear (1994), Mutant Species (1995), Dream Man (1995) (V) and Executive Power (1997) (V). More high-profile work arrived in the form of a small role in Jackie Brown (1997), playing a public defender, and a sizable part as a pregnant mother in the hit disaster movie Deep Impact (1998). She gained recognition as a Star Trek fan by producing and presenting Trekkies (1997) and its 2004 sequel.

Since 2000, Denise has appeared on TV in guest roles on "The X Files" (1993), "JAG" (1995), "The Agency" (2001), "Threat Matrix" (2003) and "Eyes" (2005). She acted in the award-winning short film The Bus Stops Here (2003), had a leading role in the western/horror indie film Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) and has recently appeared in a horror film by legendary genre director Tobe Hooper, Mortuary (2005/I). This capable actress continues to appear on television and in film. Best known for her Star Trek days, Denise embraces her fans often at conventions and will be appearing opposite her husband Ken Sylk in Ripple Effect (2006), a film due for release in 2006.


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                        "Redemption II" 
                          Written by 
                        Ronald D. Moore 
                          Directed by 
                         David Carson 
Copyright 1991 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights
Reserved. This script is not for publication or
reproduction. No one is authorized to dispose of same. If
lost or destroyed, please notify the Script Department.
                         FINAL DRAFT
                        JULY 1, 1991
       STAR TREK: "Redemption II" - REV. 7/15/91 - CAST 
                        "Redemption II" 
                PICARD               ADMIRAL SHANTHI
                RIKER                CHRISTOPHER HOBSON
                DATA                 SELA
                BEVERLY              LARG
                TROI                 KULGE
                GEORDI               KURN
                WORF                 GOWRON
                                     ENSIGN CRAIG
                STARFLEET ADMIRAL  
                N.D. STARFLEET CREW
                                       N.D. KLINGONS
                                       KLINGON GUARD
                                       2 KLINGON THUGS
                                       N.D. KLINGON BRIDGE CREW
                                       KLINGON COUNCIL MEMBERS
                                       ROMULAN GUARD
  STAR TREK: "Redemption II" - REV. 7/3/91 - PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
                        "Redemption II" 
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
              CH pronounced as in chew or artichoke   
            Akagi                      ah-KAH-gee
            Bah                        BAH (gutteral "H")
            Berellian                  ber-EL-ee-'n
            Beta Lankal                bay-tah lan-KAL
            B'Etor                     be-TOR
            DaH                        DAH
            Duras                      DYUR-as
            Gamma Eridon               gam-uh AIR-ih-don
            GhoS                       GOZ
            Hegh'ta                    heg-TA
            Hermes                     HER-meez
            K'Tal                      Ka-TAL
            Kulge                      (ryhmes with bulge)
            Kurn                       KURN
            Larg                       larg
            Lursa                      LUR-suh
            Mempa                      MEM-pah
            Mogh                       MOHG
            Qapla'                     Khap-LA
            Shanthi                    SHAWN-tee
    STAR TREK: "RedemptionII" - REV. 7/3/91 - PRONUNCIATION GUIDE      
                Sela            SEE-lah
                tachyon         TACK-ee-on
                Tian Nan Men    TEE-IN-ah-men
                Toral           TO-ral

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