Worf is most anxious to meet Riva, the almost mythical negotiator who played a key part in appeasing the Klingons so they could enter the Federation. The Enterpise picks him up at his home planet and learns he's mute and comes with a 'chorus' of three who not only speak for him but also represent complementary views on things and emotions. he confidently goes about his mission, but a rogue member from the delegation of one of two centuries-warring planets suddenly murders his entire chorus. Disheartened, Riva wants to retreat altogether, only Troi hopes to persuade him to persevere and senses an angle. Written by
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Guest star Howie Seago
, who plays Riva, is deaf in real life and had in fact petitioned the producers to create an episode involving deaf people. See more
After giving Geordi, who is blind without his visor, an eye exam, Geordi asks Dr. Pulaski if she is done. She nods silently before he puts his visor on. See more
Commander William T. Riker
Riva is not what I expected.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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