The Enterprise visit a colony which recreates the Scottish Highlands, where Dr. Beverly Crusher's very old grandmother is buried. Captain Picard accepts governor Maturin's invitation to stay and help repair the storm-damaged power supply. Her best friend, Ned Quint, warns against an heirloom and the ghost of her lover Ronin in general, about whom granny's diary is extraordinarily explicit. Beverly spends sometime in the house she inherits, and has an incredibly intense experience of dream-contact with the lover. Gradually she learns more about her 'inherited' virtual lover. Thus Ned's warning starts to make sense, but only after he got himself killed trying to sabotage the Enterprise power. Written by
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This is one of only five TNG episodes that doesn't have a stardate. The others are "Symbiosis", "First Contact", "Tapestry" and "Liaisons". Since Troi is still a Lieutenant commander, the episode happens earlier than 47611.2 where she becomes a Commander ("Thine Own Self"). On Netflix if you watch it with English subtitles at the end when Picard says "Captain's log supplemental" the captions say stardate 47488.2. See more
Maturin had very good eyesight. The nearest point of the Highlands to Glamis Castle is well over 50 miles away. Equally, to recreate the Highlands using foundation stones from Inverness, Fort William and Wick would have been more useful than the Lowland cities mentioned. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I'm really anxious to meet this remarkable young man who has swept away not just one, but two of the Howard women.
Doctor Beverly Crusher
Jealousy doesn't suit you, Jean-Luc.
References The Innocents
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
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