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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The staff were delighted with the results of this episode. They thought: "How does the Enterprise look to those little junior officers who don't get to go into the observation lounge and who don't know what's going on? It was just a really fresh, original idea, and it turned out to be one of the best episodes of the season." See more
Geordi asks Taurik to fire a 4-second phaser burst at a shuttle, when he actually fires it is just a split-second shot. See more
Sir... is there really such a thing as a gik'tal challenge?
No, there is not. But perhaps next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest.
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