The Enterprise is transporting delegates to a diplomatic conference dealing with Federation membership. Counselor Troi is more than just a bit embarrassed when her mother Lwaxanna, as outrageous as ever, arrives on board the Enterprise. She is the official Ambassador from Betazed but that isn't the only reason she is there. She is going through 'The Phase', a time in her life when her sexual drive increases fourfold. She's clearly got her eyes on the Captain who decides to take refuge on the holodeck as private detective Dixon Hill. With him away, she announces that Commander Riker is her next target and he soon joins the Captain on the holodeck. She tracks them down but her sudden interest in a holodeck character serves to rescue the Captain and his First Officer. Written by
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This is the first episode that the dress uniform has rank pips. See more
If Lwaxana is a powerful telepath, then there is no need for Deanna Troi to have a conversation in the hallway when she and her mother could communicate by thought. She simply prefers this method of communication at times. See more
It's only at midlife that a Betazoid female becomes... well... fully sexual, if you know what I mean.
Yes, I, I think I do. I also think that I saw the Captain on his way to her quarters.
I wonder if I shouldn't warn him.
No! As ship's doctor, I consider it an excellent exercise for his reflexes and agility.
Written by Glenn Miller
Performed by The Glenn Miller Orchestra See more