|Star Trek: Pioneer (STP) episode|
|Prod. code:||STP 2.16|
|Original post date:||11/8/2002|
|Previous episode:||"Beware Romulans Bearing Gifts"|
|Next episode:||"Defector, Part 1"|
A religious ceremony goes terribly wrong.
Kelsoe must perform a Kobalian ritual to improve Kobalian and Federation relations. Shore leave is given to the crew. Craig accidentally offends one of the Kobalians most sacred beliefs and is held by the Kobalian authorities. And during the ritual something happens to Kelsoe and he is rendered unconscious. Commander Burt orders Tuff to work with the Kobalian authorities to see if they can free Craig, while he and Braxis work on saving the captain.
- The crew meets the Kobalians.
- First time that the sector is referred to as the Oralian sector.
- First time the Oralians are mentioned.