Riker begins to question reality when he finds himself in an alien insane asylum and faces the prospect his life on the Enterprise has been a delusion.

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Riker is gravely affected by a local's death on a covert mission on Telonus 4, where civil strife has created total mayhem and endangers Federation colonists. From then on, he has a frustrating series of conflicting sensations, unable to tell whether his mind is running wild aboard the Enterprise getting into a crazy character in a play, or undergoing reflexion therapy, a voluntary alternative to irreparable surgical synaptic reconstruction, in a Telosian mental ward... Written by KGF Vissers

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Jonathan Frakes remarked: "Frame of Mind was really dark. It was a terrifying show and creepy to do. It was as big a show as any I've had to carry." See more »

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When Riker is trying to escape from Worf and Data in the hospital, why does he run towards them instead of running away from them? See more »

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Counselor Deanna Troi: [after Riker has appeared rather confused during his play] It's nothing to be embarrassed about; we're your friends. We all know the stress you've been under. I'm sure everyone understands perfectly.
[Data passes by]
Lt. Commander Data: Commander, I must congratulate you on your performance this evening.
Commander William T. Riker: Oh?
Lt. Commander Data: Your unexpected choice to improvise was an effective method of drawing the audience into the plight of your character. You gave a truly realistic interpretation of multi-infarct dementia.
[walks on]
Commander William T. Riker: [bemused] ...
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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This episode was just stupid
24 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I love the Star Trek universe and TNG quite a lot and while I like Riker's character for the most part this episode just seemed pointless and idiotic. He's seemingly abducted by some race, and manipulated on X amount of levels for seemingly some amount of information though we never really see what that is. the whole premise of this episode seems to be mystery without any resolve and for that I give no kudos.

Hell anyone can build a mystery from anything, but in this world to do it with some incidental race for some unknowable reason and to leave you hanging with really no resolution or no real conclusion whatsoever is just an utter let down.

What were they thinking... No points here


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