Randall is rooked into advancing half the bounty to a man who promises to lead him to the wanted criminal Shawnee Bill, but Bill is closer than Randall thinks and he's not even the only bounty hunter on his trail.
One of Rowdy's drovers is killed and another wounded trying to stop a lynching. Looking for justice for his men, Rowdy goes to a town run by a power-hungry sheriff and deputy, who are protecting the father and son who did the shooting.
The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew.
When a trans-dimensional disturbance is altering the space between Enterprise and Azati Prime, Phlox must put the entire crew into a comatose state, and run the ship alone, in order to cross the region safely.
A nightmare fire sweeps through the station. And Buntz knows fear for the first time when he is suspended on charges of stealing cocaine. He must learn who framed him for swiping evidence or lose the only thing that matters to him—his job.
Explosive drama, leavened by the chaotic humor of big-city police force activity, makes for a typical day for Captain Furillo as he tries to keep the lid on a powder-keg hostage standoff involving two armed juvenile robbers.