|"The Shadow Maneuvers"|
|Original post date:||2004-07-08|
|Next episode:||"Immortal Coil"|
The Hellonesian's meet with the USS Atlantis for talks about joining the Federation. The Phoenix-X is ordered to infiltrate and monitor the talks from an invisible position. But when Agent Rave of Section 31 is put in to work along side the crew, he soon begins to take the monitoring into his own hands.
- "No you’re crazy! Actually, I believe your crew is far too incompetent to be running this mission. Why Section 31 didn’t just send a team of Agents instead of you, I’ll never understand. I’m ordering you to take my place on Deck 4."
- — Rave
- "That question is both valued and threatening."
- — AvecRanex
- This is Rave's first appearance. He later makes his mark in the three-part "Temporal Doom!" episode series.
- At the end of the episode the Hellonesians do not join the Federation.
- RaeLuna and Kugo make use of the Cloaking Suits that were last used in the Season 2 episode's "The Invisible Enemy" and "Killing Spree"; which were the exact suits taken from the Enterprise-E's Son'a encounter in "Star Trek: Insurrection".
- This is also the first appearance of the USS Atlantis, which is Captained by a Captain Nemo: named after the Jules Verne character Captain Nemo.