Captain Walker Keel, an old friend of Picard's, uses a top-secret frequency, thus excluding informing Riker, to summon him to a top-secret meeting with two other captain. The vague innuendo about a plot to take over a strategic sector of the Federation by replacing mysteriously dying Starfleet officers doesn't quite impress Picard, but he reconsiders after Keel and his crew die in an explosion. So he intends with Riker to visit Starfleet HQ, where he will dine with admirals and their aide Dexter Remmick, while Riker keeps an eye on admiral Aaron, who insists to visit the modernized Enterprise, actually carrying an alien brain-parasite.
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Capt. Picard is extremely suspicious of the admiral who has just beamed on board because he is not acting right. Picard goes to the trouble of pulling Com. Riker into an empty cargo bay to tell Riker to keep a close eye on the admiral at all times, yet by separating Riker from the admiral to explain this, Picard has allowed the admiral, in effect, to do whatever he wants until Riker can track him down. See more
Commander William T. Riker
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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