The USS Enterprise-D intercepts shuttle 13's distress call. When a landing party beams down to the planet all is not what it seems. A pool of moving goo blocks their path and foils the transporters. Is it a lifeform?
Data speculates, 'It is possible! '
'Very good, Tin man.' replies a heavy voice.
Commander Riker tragically encounters Armus who rears upright and amazingly speaks.
'I am Armus, why are you here?'
In an attempt to amuse himself, Armus unleashes a flick of his power killing the Enterprise-D Chief of Security in a flash. Dr Crusher is at a complete loss. Tasha Yar suffers total synaptic overload, well heck Yeah! Didn't Crusher electrifry her brain-cells in an attempt to juice her back to life? Too many micro-volts I guess.
'That thing just sucked the life right out of her.'
Right before our eyes Tasha is snuffed out! Meanwhile on the Enterprise Bridge, Wesley and Worf spot an energy fluctuation in Armus' power output. Amazingly the creature drops his guard when talking to Troi, accidentally lowering the forcefield trapping her on Vagra II.
Now its time for Captain Picard to get real. Finally a chat with Troi confirms Armus does indeed have a weakness. The counsellor detects great pain and loneliness when the creature opens up! Great news for the Enterprise crew who swoop in and rescue Deanna and retrieve poor Commander Riker in a beam out heist. Picard takes his chances and rolls the dice in a gamble designed to vex Armus.
Picard: 'I'm not taking you anywhere!'
Beam long and Prosper, Trekkers.