The Enterprise is kept waiting for days on a mysterious rendezvous with Ferenge 'daimon' (captain) Bok's spaceship, then receives a gift which stuns Picard: the USS Stargazer, the lost vessel he commanded in a legendary battle, won by inventing a now classic maneuver. He goes aboard to recover some belongings and takes it in tow, but suffers worrying headaches and starts behaving erratically, until he leaves the Enterprise for it. Data works out Bok's motivation for the gift against his race's mercantile attitude, which even gets him removed from command. Wesley notices very peculiar waves.
Did You Know?
's script, his second for The Next Generation, originally featured several scenes on board the Ferengi ship to cast further light on their culture but they were all ultimately cut before filming. See more
Picard is looking into a trunk that contains some of his positions, as if they had been packed. Picard had been forced to abandon the Stargazer so quickly it was very unlikely he had had time to pack anything. And if he HAD had time he would have taken those things with him. See more
[Daimon Bok has offered Picard his old ship, the Stargazer, as a gift
Consider it... an act of friendship.
At no cost? Oh, ugly, very ugly!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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