Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Future X-Files regular Robert Patrick stars as Maj. John Skokes, an officer who is taken prisoner during a vicious intergalactic war. Skokes' alien captors throw him into a cell with another human warrior, Bree Tristan (Nikki De Boer). It soon develops that Bree is the subject of an experiment to transform her into an alien. Despite Bree's hopelessness, Skokes promises that they both will "escape" -- but not in the usual manner. First telecast on June 16, 1995, "Quality of Mercy" proved popular enough to warrant a sequel, the 1996 Outer Limits episode "The Light Brigade."