In late 2278 or early 2279, Flodin's mother died, and her father became seriously ill. Unfortunately, Flodin had to leave her father and rejoin the Gagarin. Then in 2279, the ship was attacked by Klingons, and Flodin was among the twenty-two crew members taken prisoner. She spent the following eight years in a prison camp on the planet Pao'la, sharing a cell with fellow crewmate Ra Mhvlovi, and forced to work in that world's dilithium mines. During her years of captivity, she often worried how her father had fared following news of her disappearance.
|USS Gagarin personnel|
|USS Gagarin (scout)||Alec MacPherson • Montgomery Scott|
|USS Gagarin (Oberth class)||Randall Bird • Dorthan • Sydney Elliot • Cheryl Flodin • Stephen Garrovick • Gralev • Robert Kawaguchi • Ra Mhvlovi • Linda Parker • Sinak|
|USS Yuri Gagarin||Alan Bernard|