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Ménage à Troi 

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.


Robert Legato


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Fred Bronson | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Frank Corsentino ... DaiMon Tog
Ethan Phillips ... Dr. Farek
Peter Marx ... Nibor (as Peter Slutsker)
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Reittan Grax
Carel Struycken ... Mr. Homn


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 Betazoid, 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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This takes place in 2366. See more »


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 »


[Wesley has missed his lift to Starfleet Academy and therefore has to stay on the Enterprise]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm just thinking that... I'm saying goodbye to you, as you are today.
Wesley Crusher: But I thought you said I wasn't going to be able to go.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The Academy must make you wait, that's true; but... when I review your service to this ship, your crewmates, I cannot in all conscience make *you* wait for the Academy. You see, Wesley... in my eyes, you're an acting ensign in title only. I hereby grant you field promotion to full...
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Referenced in Leverage: The First Contact Job (2012) See more »


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Prepare for disappointment..
7 October 2020 | by rviktor7777See all my reviews

If you thought the previous episode to be one of the best so far as a certain someone got his long deserved slap in the face in it, close to the season finale surely you would be anxiously hoping throughout this one that he might finally improve the series atmosphere with his permanent leave. Well, im here to advise you, not to get all worked up, because instead all that he saves the day again. Again.. Oh and the episode is not great.

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26 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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