- Previous episode S02E21 - The Breach
- Number S02E22
- Director LeVar Burton
- Writers Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
The Enterprise crew makes first contact with the Vissians, a species with three genders. Trip meets one of the species' third gender, known as Cogenitor, and learns how badly Vissians treat all Cogenitors. Trip attempts to help the Cogenitor, even though it interferes with Vissian culture.