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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One of only a few episodes in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) that does not have a scene taking place on the bridge. The others are Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shades of Gray (1989) (except stock footage), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Liaisons (1993) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Page (1993). 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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CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.: Don't call me 'sir'; I used to work for a living.
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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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