Riker returns from an away team mission wounded and infected with microbes from the planet below. He is soon in a coma in sick bay, the microbes having fused itself to his sciatic nerve and impeding his normal functions. Dr. Pulaski cannot find a cure and although she can kill the microbes, it would also likely kill Riker. With only a hour or so before the spreading disease reaches his brain, Pulaski stimulates his neural impulses leading Riker to recall previous events aboard the Enterprise. The Doctor realizes that negative emotions are what will defeat the the body's invaders. Written by
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Put your foot where it didn't belong, hm?
Commander William T. Riker
Doctor said she was getting bored; I just thought I'd give her a challenge.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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