1. Does Valeris 'work' for you? She's basically Kim Cattrall in some pointy ears, but for me...despite everything...she works. I don't know why. Maybe because she's so cheery (For a Vulcan) and doesn't trip a lot over the standard Vulcan clichés of not understanding humans. 2. Okay. Now what exactly was the plan in assassinating the Chancellor? This is what everyone on both sides of the conspiracy know: The Klingons will fire two torpedoes from a cloaked ship under Enterprise. Either a saboteur will knock out gravity or the torpedoes were designed to do so. Enterprise beams over two assassins, they kill the Chancellor and then beam back. Then what? We'll trade punches until someone is dead? We'll trade punches, the Klingons will beg off and go home? Seems naïve from the Federation POV. The Klingons have a Battecruiser AND a cloaked starship. There's no reason for the Klingons not to blast Enterprise into dust. If Valeris and those two saboteurs expected to die...well, I suppose there's a certain nobility in that.