First First Contact.
The Cerritos is assigned to assist the USS Archimedes and Captain Sonya Gomez in a first-contact mission. A solar flare results in the Archimedes losing power and being pulled into a planet's gravity well, but a modified Cerritos stabilize the Archimedes with a tractor beam. Meanwhile, Freeman has been offered a promotion which will take her off the Cerritos; Mariner, overhearing this and fearing abandonment, spreads the word to the senior staff who begin to bicker with Freeman. Tendi learns that she is being removed from sickbay staff and worries until Dr. T'Ana explains that she is being wasted there and will be promoted to the sciences division...