Sam Lavelle, who is up for promotion after tests he takes with fellow ensigns, fears Riker has it in for him. Sito Jaxa is told by Picard she shouldn't even have been admitted to the course after her cowardly conduct as Starfleet Academy cadet. Worf takes care of the close combat training. While the trainee officers wrestle with their hopes and honor, the Enterprise has to shift focus to a real operation. This involves a covert mission with a Cardassian, for which a cadet is selected after some doubts have been lifted by hidden psychological tests. Written by
Did You Know?
Taurik was originally named Sorik, but it was changed to reflect on the new practice of Vulcan male names starting with a T, like Tuvok. Had the show continued, the production staff would have considered making Taurik a recurring character. Alexander Enberg
later played another Vulcan, Vorik in Star Trek: Voyager
(1995). Whether or not they're twin brothers is never specified. See more
When Ensign Sito sits in the Ops position after the battle simulation, a wooden wedge can be seen bracing the base of the seat. See more
How about some blackjack?
Uh, I've gotta get some sleep, so I can be sharp tomorrow.
Why? So you can get promoted, have more responsibility and have to get to sleep even earlier?
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