101 "Home is Where the Heart is"
In an opening sequence, the USS Victory (with younger
versions of Cmdr Chenier and Captain Morash on the
bridge) attempts to save the New Lhasa colony from a
Tholian attack. On the planet's surface, Munarch O'Reilly
discovers a woman pinned under a girder in a collapsing
building. When a Tholian ship explodes, it scatters
Thoronide particles throughout New Lhasa's atmosphere,
poisoning it. The evacuation begins ...
Four decontamination workers are captured by a group of Chakuun - a Tholian client race. The Chakuun use telepathic abilities against the Starfleet rescue mission. Shortly after establishing communication, the Chakuun group claim to be separate from the Tholian Hegemony, and Captain Morash grants them asylum.
But .. can the Chakuun be trusted? .. why did the Tholians land so disruptively? .. and what will happen if the Tholians find out about the Chakuun?