Wesley is on leave from Starfleet Academy, but gloomy, moody and even rude. The Federation has concluded a peace treaty with the Cardassians, which reassigns several planets, including one where a tribe of American Indians relocated twenty years ago. Picard grudgingly accepts the assignment to relocate the colonists, who refuse to be uprooted a second time in two centuries. Their chief even claims that Picard is there to acquit his ancestor's part in a slaughter of his tribe 23 generations ago. The Cardassians arrive six weeks early for a 'legal' survey of the colony, stirring resistance. This is fueled by Wesley, who accepted an invitation from an Indian, who claims to have seen him during his vision quest, to undertake his own. It leads to Wesley's late dad, telling him that it's time to take a different path from his. Picard tries to get through to Cardassian commander Gul Evek. Wesley makes a major discovery and choice. Written by
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makes her penultimate appearance on the show as Vice-Admiral Nechayev. The relationship between her and Picard, always tense in the past, begins to soften a little here. Where in the previous episodes she had her hair tied back in a fierce bun, its loose here. This would be followed up even more in her final appearance on the show: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Preemptive Strike
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[Picard and Anthwara are talking about the latter's grandfather's emigration from Earth
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's never easy to leave one's home - the safe and the familiar. But there are times when... the greater good demands that certain... sacrifices are made. I'm sure that was something that your grandfather understood.
So does his grandson. There are also times when a people sacrificed too much. When a people must hold on to what we have, even against overwhelming opposition.
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