When Deanna's mother spurns advances made by a Ferengi Daimon, he takes it upon himself to kidnap the two of them, along with Commander Riker and steal them away aboard his ship.



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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 KGF Vissers

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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.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us (1987) See more »


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Comedic greatness in the last several minutes
31 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its story is so straightforward and dull, and almost all of the actors who were involved in this one seem like they were just going through the motions. Even Marina Sirtis seemed way off at times. No offense to the late Majel Barrett, (who loved the Trek universe and put in a lot of work for it) but her character became annoying just after her introductory show. Now she is barely tolerable, and I'm going to need to suffer through a few more of her appearances if I'm going to finish the entirety of this series. The show's last several minutes almost redeemed the whole episode, though. I've never laughed louder at Patrick Stewart. Usually Brent Spiner must deliver the comedic relief, but Stewart demonstrated that he is capable at times.

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