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
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Sam Lavelle was named after the Canadian Labrador Samwell of Ron Wilkerson
, a freelancer on the show. See more
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
Excuse me, sir, but I need to move this table.
[indicating the table occupied by Lavelle, Taurik and Ogawa
There's an empty seat over there.
I appreciate what you're trying to do. But it is not appropriate. You were her friends. I was only her commanding officer.
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
References Upstairs, Downstairs
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more