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.
Did You Know?
The notion of Beverly's grandmother being a healer can be traced back to Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Arsenal of Freedom
(1988). Injured in a subterranean cavern, Beverly uses the medicinal knowledge of roots and herbs learned from her grandmother to assist Picard in treating her wounds. See more
The premise of the story revolves around the "women of the Howard family," from mother to daughter. However, patrilineal traditions of Scottish history would dictate that the women, when married, would no longer be "Howard" women and neither would their descendants. Yet oddly, 800 years later, Beverly's grandmother is still a "Howard". This is not explained. See more
Doctor Beverly Crusher
And when the candle's lit, then what happens?
Then we'll be together - always.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more