The Enterprise travels to the planet Haven in the hope of providing the crew with some much deserved shore leave. On arrival however there is a message for Counselor Troi - her fiancé and his parents are waiting for them and would like to proceed with the wedding. Troi is genuinely shocked - as is Riker - but the engagement is genuine having been arranged by the parents when Troi and her intended, Wyatt Miller, were just children. Also waiting for her is her mother, Lwaxana Troi, a larger than life personality who dominates any room just by her presence. For Troi and Wyatt, there seems to be little time to get to know one another but there is another problem: she's not who he was expecting to see. Since early childhood, he has dreamed of a beautiful blond woman and just assumed it was Troi. When it turns out to be someone else, neither are sure what to do. Captain Picard soon has another situation to deal with however when a Tarellian vessel suddenly appears, obviously destined to ... Written by
Did You Know?
According to Marina Sirtis
in a 2015 interview with Mission Log Podcast, even though the episode didn't air as such, it was filmed as the third episode. See more
When Lwaxana Troi transports to the Enterprise, the transporter chief has his arms folded behind his back, but the transporter sound and actual transport happen without his ever touching anything. See more
No, no, no, don't tell me: you're the Captain!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Of course, your daughter has explained your telepathic abilities.
No, that wasn't telepathy, it was just common sense. Who else would they send to greet me but the Captain?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more