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
(at around 8 mins) Boom microphone visible while Picard is introducing his officers to the Ferengi on the bridge. See more
You will injure yourself, as you once injured me.
Spoofs It's a Wonderful Life
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more