Riker has to quit his birthday party during a so far uneventful patrol voyage at the Neutral Zone to head an away team when a Romulan secret base is found on a planet which was believed uninhabited. He awakens 16 years later, as widowed captain of the Enterprise, just cured after 9 years of viral amnesia, with a son Jean-Luc. Even Picard, now an admiral who came to conduct with Riker, given his forgotten dealing with them, historical peace negotiations with the Romulans, loses all authority over him when he finally finds his late wife's image on the strangely slow-responsive computer... Written by
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The turbo-lift scene with Riker and young Jean-Luc was added because the show was running short and was written only the night before it was to be shot. See more
When Riker first wakes from his coma, Crusher first wears a badge with four rank pins, then no badge, then suddenly a badge appears on her uniform. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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