Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 2

Family (29 Sep. 1990)

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After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain Picard's return to his family's vineyard in France has some extraordinary repercussions... See full summary »

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After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain Picard's return to his family's vineyard in France has some extraordinary repercussions following his time spent as a member of the Borg collective. Written by Moviedude1

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"Family" not only revealed personal information about the series regulars, but Chief O'Brien also gained a full name, Miles Edward O'Brien, as well as a more defined rank, Chief petty officer, though his rank insignia would continue to change throughout thus series. In this one he wears two irregularly-shaped pips. See more »

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The direction of the sunlight during the scenes in the vineyard keeps changing. See more »

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[the Picards are drinking wine]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This the '46?
Robert Picard: '47. You've been drinking too much of that artificial stuff. What do you call it? Synthehol? Spoiled you. Ruined your palate.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary. I think that synthehol heightens one's appreciation for the genuine article.
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17 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode picks up after the giant Armageddon-like battle with the Borg. Now, things are calm and it's a time to regroup, relax and take stock. And, for Picard and Worf, it's a time to reconnect with family now that they are just outside the Earth. And, there's a minor plot involving Wesley viewing a message left to him by his father--a father who was killed in action long ago.

As for Worf, he's embarrassed by his human adoptive parents. While nice folks, the always stolid and gruff Worf doesn't know how to act in front of the crew and he's obviously uncomfortable. And, in Picard's case, he heads back to his ancestral home in France--and his homecoming is awkward, as his relationship with his brother is estranged. It seems that the brother wanted Jean-Luc to remain home and run the family estate--whereas Jean-Luc wanted the adventure of space travel. All this gives Worf and Picard a chance to think through where they've come in life and where they are headed.

This is a wonderful follow-up episode to the great two-parter that preceded it. Great because it explored the frailty of two important characters and did it in a way that seemed real and quite touching. Exceptionally well acted and among the very best shows in the series.


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