Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 15

Lower Decks (5 Feb. 1994)

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A mission of the Enterprise as seen through some junior officers who are up for promotions, as questions of duty and honor arise among some of them, such as a Bajoran whom Worf has designated to be promoted to operations.

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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 KGF Vissers

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Sam Lavelle was named after the Canadian Labrador Samwell of Ron Wilkerson, a freelancer on the show. See more »

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In the junior officer's poker game, the bartender from ten forward, Ben bluffs Ensign Lavelle with a king, jack, ten, and an eight showing. Lavelle has two sevens and two sixes. Regardless of what Ben's fifth card is, Lavelle beats him with two pair. (Ben cannot get a straight flush as both a queen and a nine are missing.) See more »

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[last lines]
Ben: Excuse me, sir, but I need to move this table.
Lieutenant Worf: What?
Ben: [indicating the table occupied by Lavelle, Taurik and Ogawa] There's an empty seat over there.
Lieutenant Worf: I appreciate what you're trying to do. But it is not appropriate. You were her friends. I was only her commanding officer.
Ben: Sir - I happen to know that she considered you a friend.
[Worf ponders this, then gets up and joins the other friends at their table]
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3 May 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best episodes of Next Gen's seventh and final season. In this we see young officers ,all ensigns and are vying and working hard to be promoted. The competition between them was enjoyable and fun and the constant flashes and comparisons with what is going on with the senior officers was interesting and not done before in this manner. There is a sub plot to this and Ensign Sito played with style by Shannon Fill is picked on by Picard because of a misdemeanor a couple of years before this in the Academy which resulted in the death of a cadet. When Worf, who sees real potential in Sito gives her a wake up call she confronts Picard and he is pleased that she had the courage to come forth and stand up for herself. When he explains that he needs a Bajoran officer for a special mission into Cardassian space she quickly volunteers. The mission ends in tragedy however, and the young officers mourn Sito's death together in Ten Forward. Worf eventually joins the ensigns and the newly promoted lieutenant Lavelle and sits with them in a touching scene which capped a brilliant, what happens on the lower decks episode.


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