As the Enterprise transports delegates to a diplomatic conference dealing with Federation membership, Counselor Troi is more than just a bit embarrassed when her mother Lwaxanna, as outrageous as ever, arrives. She is the official Ambassador from Betazed, but that isn't the only reason she is there. She is going through 'The Phase', a time in her life when her sexual drive increases fourfold. She's clearly got her eyes on the Captain, who decides to take refuge on the holodeck as private detective Dixon Hill. With him away, she announces that Commander Riker is her next target, and he soon joins the Captain holed up in the holodeck. She tracks them down, but her sudden interest in a holodeck character serves to rescue the Captain and his First Officer.
Did You Know?
When Dixon Hill takes a look out of his office window, footage from an old movie is used to simulate the street-scape. See more
In Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye
, Picard coughed immediately after lighting a cigarette - a normal reaction for a non-smoker. This time he puffs away without any problem. This may merely be an indication that, after playing Dixon Hill in several (not shown) adventures, Picard has either gotten used to smoking, or at least learned how to puff a cigarette without inhaling the smoke, thus avoiding the coughing. It's also possible that the holodeck has been configured to produce smoke that's only visual and not irritating to Picard. See more
Captain, we are being hailed by a small transport vessel just coming into range.
Oh, my God.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
What's the problem?
What's she doing here?
On screen, Captain.
Starship Enterprise, come in.
Commander William T. Riker
We have you on viewer, pilot.
Enterprise, I have a passenger, a VIP passenger who I more...
[shoving the pilot aside
Oh, let me talk to them. I'm sure I'm more articulate than that.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more