Worf gets a surprise visit from his mother (Georgia Brown in her second appearance as Helena Rozhenko) who brings Alexander to the Enterprise (this time played by "Family Ties" alum Brian Bonsall, in a first of many appearances). But it's not just a visit, his mother says that she and Worf's father can no longer take care of Alexander (since they are getting old) - so Worf must learn to deal with his son wanting to stay on the Enterprise permanently (even though Worf is completely against this).
At the same time, the Enterprise is picked to test a new propulsion method called a soliton wave (basically surfing along a warp current instead of using Warp Drive Nacelles anymore).
But when the experiment goes awry and Alexander becomes trapped in a bio lab, can Worf deal with the situation, come to terms with Alexander's abandonment issues.
Trivia note: Geordi mentions that seeing the soliton wave testing is like watching Zephram Cochrane perform the first warp test (which they do later on in Star Trek: First Contact!). We also get to see the Enterprise school in this episode, which Alexander is enrolled to (as well as a field trip to the Enterprise zoo!). And, we hear the legend of the fight between Kahless (the first Klingon Emperor) and his brother Moroth, as well as see Worf's calisthenics program again, and hear mention of Worf's mate/Alexander's mother, the late K'Ehleyr.
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