104 "Anapurnna's Journey"
Over the course of a few weeks the planetoid moon Anapurnna
completes an orbit and we get a "slice of life" episode.
Stadi turns down Horah Marash's offer of the Executive Officer
job, and discovers an area where the mental problems are
particularly common. She asks Minister O'Reilley to scan
Minister O'Reilley and M'kress find a cave system under the area. O'Reilley also starts making sure
Heart knows about his teams' successes.
M'Kress is promoted to full Lt. and
Chief Science Officer, replacing Mortimer who is brevet
promoted to Cmdr. and Executive Officer. M'kress
discovers that Rasa is no longer at the place she
hid with the Chakuun. The search fails to
find her. Instead, she turns up at the bar where
Veltr'a's new blues band is playing ...
... and nerve pinches a drunken Marcus Maximus, who was
attacking Veltr'a. Then she discovers Veltr'a is Starfleet,
and runs away. Maximus is reprimanded and moved into
a more boring assignment. (He was going to fetch 14
Hammurabi class security/rescue ships.) Vox (the Kolinahr
master of Rasa, M'kress and Veltr'a) discovers from
M'kress that Veltr'a plays the blues, and forces Voltr'a
to choose between the logical rigour of Kolinahr and
the emotional honesty of the blues. He chooses the blues.
© Ian McDonald 2001