"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Family (TV Episode 1990) - Plot Summary Poster


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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.

  • With the Enterprise in space dock undergoing repairs following its encounter with the Borg, several members of the crew have the opportunity to relax. Captain Picard returns to his home village in France to visit his brother Robert,sister-in-law Marie and nephew René. He hasn't been home for 20 years and he has always had a difficult relationship with his older brother who considered him a know-it-all; the captain viewed his brother as a bully. They ultimately find a way to get along. Lt. Worf meanwhile welcomes his adoptive parents, Helena and Sergey Rozhenko, on board the Enterprise. Worf still feels the sting of his dishonor on the Klingon home world and his parents know he is hurting. As for Wesley Crusher, his mother gives him a recording his father made just after Wesley was born.

  • After defeating the Borg, the Enterprise is docked for a major overhaul and refit at McKinley station, so the crew can take shore leave in different ways. Lieutenant Worf did not expect family visit, inappropriate for a Klingon, but his human adoptive parents, CPO Sergey Rozhenko and Helena, insist to see him and the whole ship. Dr. Crusher finds an old holographic recording from her late husband Jack, himself a Starfleet officer, for their son Wesley, now just turned 18. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who had no leave in three years, visits the family vineyard in Labarre (France) with his traditionalist elder brother Robert, his wife Marie an their preteen son René. Local friend Louis urges Jean-Luc to consider a career change to the engineering project Atlantis, on earth. After recalling bitter memories, a fraternal mud fight finally clears the air.

  • While the Enterprise is recuperating in space dock, the crew members re-explore their families. Captain Picard returns to his family's vineyard in Labarre, to butt heads with his estranged brother, Robert; Worf's adoptive parents visit him on board the ship; Wesley listens to an old message from his father.


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