When Riker is offered the command of the the USS Aries he and Picard are pleased. They are stopping at Starbase Montgomery where they are taking a civilian on board to brief Riker on his new assignment. When it turns out to be Riker's father -they haven't seen each other for some 15 years - it seems he knows Dr. Pulaski with whom he obviously at one time had a serious relationship. It takes a physical encounter for father and son to solve their issues. Worf meanwhile has been quite irascible lately and it's left to Wesley Crusher to figure out what he needs. While at the base, the crew is also taking advantage of the facilities to have the engines looked at.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of this episode, the Enterprise is on its way to Starbase Montgomery. Guest-star Mitchell Ryan
would, several years later, go on to play Edward Montgomery on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg
(1997) from 1997 to 2002. (Probably just a coincidence, but still interesting!) See more
Kyle Riker mentioned to Deanna that Will was about to be offered his first command, NOT that this is the first time he was offered a command. Command of the Ares was the second time Commander Riker was offered a ship of his own. The first was the U.S.S. Drake, which he turned down in order to serve as the First Officer on the Enterprise, thus Will IS still being offered his "first" command. See more
How about a drink?
How about a kiss?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more