Wrongly convicted Ed Stacy, whom Paladin helped to put in prison, is being released after being pardoned. Will Stanhope, who runs the local freight office, hires Paladin to protect him from Stacy. Paladin soon wonders who is really in danger.
A "Tiger" cruise for Navy personnel and their kids turns deadly serious when Cuban terrorists seize the ship. Harm prevents the terrorists from using the ship's weapons to assassinate Fidel Castro while ensuring the hostages are not hurt.
Harm's mental state becomes questionable when he starts having flashbacks about Lt. Schonke, who was murdered and the case closed when the prime suspect committed suicide. Mac finally learns of the woman who looked just like her.
Disgraced ex-spy Special Agent Clark Palmer assumes Harm's identity to kill a key witness in a trial that Harm and Mac are prosecuting, leaving Harm to die in his booby-trapped apartment. Bud gives Harriet a ring.
When Victor Larue, the one who terrorized Alex is brought to trial. At the trial, he manages to get the bailiff's gun. He then demands that Walker come here but Walker is chasing someone else. So while they wait he and Alex talk about the time he held her captive.
A woman asks Alex to help her escape from her abusive husband. Alex's woman support group goes on a retreat for a few days, and have the women help each other. The husband finds out where they are, placing everyone in danger.
Suffering from damage inflicted in the Romulan minefield and unable to complete repairs on their own, Archer orders a distress call to be put out. A response leads Enterprise to a repair station, which surprisingly has no crew aboard it and is run by computer. Repairs on Enterprise are carried out quite efficiently and quickly, though the price for all this is much higher than the crew could've guessed.
Eddie becomes jealous when Shauni is being wooed by a Ian, a beatnik beach poet who charms her with his Bohemian lifestyle and poetry. But things take an unexpected turn when two inept, but dangerous, cat burglars come looking for a stash of stolen jewels that one of them buried under Shauni's lifeguard tower, which lands in Ian's hands after he accidentally stumbles onto it. Meanwhile, Harvey willingly volunteers himself to teach a girls wind surfing class with Ben, despite not knowing anything about wind surfing.