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This episode is about the RIS Bouteina episode. For the food, see TV dinner (food).

TV Dinner is the twenty-second episode of the third RIS Bouteina season.


After winning her eights-of-final game, Catherine wins an automatic spot for the semifinals. She tirelessly trains herself for that game, which is a crucial step to rescue Lyran prisoners trapped on a planet after a warp core failure.


Act OneEdit

The victor from the eights-of-final game has emerged after an hour-long game. Catherine, a provisional riov, has six days off before she is scheduled to play again on the field of battle. The other people rooted her and encouraged her to continue, with Annika Hansen ready to delay Christmas celebrations in order to have the Lyran prisoners celebrate with them if they are freed. Also, Brianna Reiss prepared the cargo cutter by doing the pre-flight checks and ate TV dinners en route for their next assignment in the Synton system. They found that their TV dinners contained breaded fish.

Act TwoEdit

In the meantime, Catherine Giltia kept eating her TV dinners as she trained for her semifinal game, knowing that the lives of the Lyrans hung on the balance. Taev Radaik asked her how Romulans fared in this game, and Ferengi are found to be better. She won 47 games in a row before showtime arrived. All semifinalists state their intentions towards the Lyran prisoners, and the pressure is on her to win a spot in the final, especially among Romulans. She begins the game out in force, but a roll of the dice helped her do it. Also, during the cargo flight, Brianna kept hollering "Catherine! Catherine!" to encourage her.

Act ThreeEdit

Meanwhile, the commanding officer of Starbase 148 hailed her cargo ship when the cargo ship began to be used. Brianna transmitted her report and she learns that the Lyrans did not forget about the prisoners on the planet. Also, the Monopoly players are getting roughed up by Catherine's aggressive play and they were unlucky. They witnessed Catherine winning by a $75 margin, thus qualifying for the two-hour final game the day after. The game show producers on the television set witness Grizmallt's bad sportsmanship and get the final game reduced to a single hour of play. Catherine lost her two-hour practice game by $3.

Act FourEdit

Pazzo tries to force Catherine to break training but Catherine protests, saying that her heyday will arrive shortly. She foresees her life being forever changed if she won the tournament and she will become a professional Monopoly player. The game show host praised the quality of the Monopoly playing that all rounds of playing have provided. However, being second overall after the semifinals, Catherine loses a precious edge in playing. 35 minutes into the game, a player files bankruptcy and there was another player coming very close to bankruptcy during the last turn. And Catherine has the impression to have played her best game.

Act FiveEdit

After that tense moment, Catherine was declared the winner of the tournament and thus given 45 seconds for her acceptance speech. The Lyrans are freed and Catherine leads dazed and confused Lyrans out of the television studios, prompting M'Rex to activate the transporter to take them out of the world. Before the Christmas celebrations could begin on the ship, Catherine gets promoted to enarrain so her years of service would be rewarded. Because of Catherine's pivotal role in saving the Lyran prisoners, the Lyran Starfleet awards her the Lyran Starfleet Medal of Commendation. The freed prisoners resumed their duties.

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RIS Bouteina episodes
Season 1
"The Departure" • "Distress Call" • "Take Me Out to the Zoo" • "Marianela" • "What about some D'oh!" • "Fundraiser" • "Declaration of Warcraft" • "No Child Left Untested" • "Manhunt" • "Eidolon" • "Four Redshirts and a Shirt" • "Merry Christmas" • "We're All In This Together" • "Marriage and Honeymoon"
Season 2
"Cloak, baby, Cloak!" • "Fury of the Prison Ships" • "Women's Dark Frontier" • "Easter Eggs" • "Bowser Shakedown" • "Sphere of Influence" • "Broken Bread" • "Extraordinary Summit" • "My Carpet, Tis of Thee" • "The Whole Kitten Kaboodle" • "Battle at the Grave of Thoughts" • "Redshirt Distribution" • "Bottle to Throttle" • "Quantic Fissure" • "Quantic Return" • "Blackrock and Roll" • "Kingdom Hospital" • "Monster-in-a-Box" • "A Tale of Two Holodecks" • "Grinch and Scrooge" • "Miracle in Whoville" • "Battle of Eight Beat" • "Planet of the Cheaters" • "How the Charter Was Won"
Season 3
"Yesterday's Lyrans" • "The Measure of a Romulan" • "Cost of Captivity" • "Hussade Contract" • "Degree of Liberty" • "Days of Wine and D'ohses" • "Doctor Rihanna" • "Grade Inflation, Part One" • "Grade Inflation, Part Two" • "Grade Inflation, Part Three" • "Holographic Family" • "There's no Coffee in the Nebula" • "Tobacco Quest" • "Super Size Me" • "Super Size Me Again" • "Limit at Plus Infinity" • "The Day Where Students Have Stopped Calculating" • "If At First You Don't Succeed" • "Going, going, gone" • "Drug Wars" • "Monopolis" • "TV Dinner" • "Love Plan" • "Spoiled Rotten"
Season 4
"Humans, Romulans and Space-Beasts" • "Vosteage" • "Ice Cream Parlor" • "Gogmagog" • "Relief and Refuge" • "Real Estate Liberty" • "High Priestess of Evacuation" • "Limit at Minus Infinity" • "Low-Cost Vacation" • "Back to School" • "Tribble Resupply" • "Midwife" • "Night of the Were-Hawks" • "Forlorn Hope" • "Party Quest" • "Combinatorics Nightmare" • "Redshirt Computer" • "Party School" • "Just Cause" • "Kathelet"
Season 5
"Resolution on Krant" • "Hilbert Hotel" • "New York Convention" • "Propane Dream" • "Hospital Blues" • "Home Sense" • "Homeward" • "Dr Jekyll and Dr Hyde" • "Varlamov Steak" • "Credit Card Scholarship" • "Black Sox" • "Jockship" • "Two-Speed Intellect" • "Toy Dream" • "A Hockey Game Broke Out" • "Ultimate Wager" • "Cigarette Redshirt" • "Rator III Awaits" • "Hystelic Kingdom"
Sequel: Star Trek: The Stoneship Files

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