At the closing reception of a biennial trade conference, for the first time attended by the Ferengi race, Counselor Deanna Troi's mother, a full-blood Betazoi, scorns the advances of a Ferengi. When mother, daughter and Commander William T. Riker take shore-leave during a routine mapping voyage, he seizes his chance to kidnap them, and is found to have a practical motive beyond sexual attraction. Meanwhile young Wesley Crusher passes his tests for promotion to field ensign, but only then realizes he's rather likely to be assigned to another starship for further training... Written by
Did You Know?
The beginning of DaiMon Tog's security code was stated as "Kei-ee Yuri Dah-the-ee" before being interrupted by his medical officer. This is one of TNG's many references to the Japanese anime Dirty Pair
(1985) and its numerous spin-offs. The main characters of Dirty Pair are named Kei and Yuri. See more
After Riker rescues Troi from a discussion, the Ferengi captain approaches Lwaxana, and she turns to face him and her earrings start rocking back and forth. The very next shot shows her earrings at rest. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
When I have pluck'd the rose, I cannot give it vital growth again. It needs must wither.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more