I am now level 40 Federation Romulan, no skippable episodes and I am 3 short of finishing "Freedom" I did skip to the end as I wasnt fond of these missions however it will not let me start Spectre episodes.
Do I HAVE to finish every single mission before hand and not just skip them or what ?
If I'm reading you correctly, I think its just the first 'mission' where you go to Drozana and talk to the Romulan spy contact and she hooks you up with either Drake or K'men. Its a 'welcome to the new front' mission. Those you always have to do. The actual missions though, you can skip all you want.