Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 8

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Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1993 on CBS
8.1
out of 10
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190 votes
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Stardate: 47304.2 While on a a diplomatic mission, Dr. Crusher and Picard are captured and imprisoned. As a result, they are linked together via a telepathic device.

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  • Crusher wears her sexiest dress ever before breaking someone's heart

    6.0
    The long teased, somewhat complicated Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher relationship is finally put front and center in this character-driven episode... to a somewhat disappointing result. The "escape from prison" story (with a sci fi twist) plods along without the spark you'd expect from two characters (and actors) so used to working together and seems to serve simply as a vehicle to tie up their feelings for each other before the end of the series.



    The B story, with Commander Riker having to deal with the silly aliens from the planet that abducted the Captain and the Doctor, includes a great deal of humor to keep it interesting but doesn't amount to much more than filler.

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  • Crusher and Picard, sittin' in a tree...

    8.0
    This episode is a pleasant surprise. The unfulfilled romance between Crusher and Picard has been mentioned so many times that by this point we practically ignore it. But here it's tackled head-on, and in a satisfying fashion.



    The "action" planetside is rather banal, but that's not a problem; it just offers a background for Crusher and Picard to discover each other better. Those scenes together are great, a reminder of what great chemistry those two characters had together (and that Gates McFadden was easily best female actress on TNG).



    Back on the Enterprise, there is a lightweight but entertaining subplot as Riker plays with two childish alien races. This is the kind of stuff that would be weak as a primary plot, but doesn't come off too bad in condensed form.



    Not a classic, but worth watching.moreless
  • Illuminating on many levels

    9.0
    Finally, after six long years, Picard and Crusher finally get the opportunity to discuss openly their complicated and covert relationship. And how nice that their intimacy doesn't end with the two of them tumbling into each other's arms. They build their relationship while remaining true to their characters. Their intimacy continues to build on an adult level, and not with a torrid scene. And their communication with each other remains consistent -- verbal fencing, unspoken communication as important as the words.



    Contrasting this is the childish squabbling of the planets inhabitants. This part of the story wasn't thought through very well. Picard indicates at the beginning of the episode how odd it would be to admit part of a world into the Federation -- it's never been done before. That being the case, it's difficult to believe that the Federation would not have attempted communication with the rest of the world's population before getting this far in negotiations.



    Also, if the Kes were this paranoid and prone to conspiracy theories, it's difficult to believe that this wouldn't have come to light before negotiations got this far along.



    On the other hand, the idea of a planet with such suspicions of each other and squabbling so paranoid that they haven't spoken for 100 years, well, it must be what Congress is like at the moment.



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  • The "Enterprise" is en route to Kesprytt. On Kesprytt they will be visiting with the Kes government who want to join the federation. Picard and Beverly beam down to Kesprytt.

    9.4
    The "Enterprise" is en route to Kesprytt. On Kesprytt they will be visiting with the Kes government who want to join the federation. Picard and Beverly beam down to Kesprytt. They attempt to reach the Kes, but instead are beam down to a holding cell in Prytt territory. Picard and Beverly are charged with conspiring with the enemy and are being held as prisoners. They have thought emitters implanted on the back of their neck. Imagine being able to hear each others thoughts. Riker is angry and demands Picard and Beverly to be returned at once.moreless
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Cmdr. William T. Riker

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Lt. Cmdr. Data

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Dr. Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Lt./Lt. Cmdr. Worf

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Right before the Prytt security guard shoots at them and Picard falls down a hill (on their second day of travel), if you look carefully you can see that Gates McFadden is wearing gray athletic shoes with black laces and studs rather then Crusher's regulation boots (probably because they gave McFadden better traction during the sequence).

    • How did Picard know the name of the Prytt security minister if nobody knew anything about the Prytt? Her name was not mentioned until after Picard and Crusher were kidnapped.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Picard: (studying one section of the cell wall) What?
      Beverly: (confused) What?
      Picard: You're staring at me.
      Beverly: Sorry. I was just wondering how long you were going to keep at this.
      Picard: As long as it takes. With any luck, there may be a structural flaw that would allow us to escape.
      Beverly: (sarcastically) Right.

    • Beverly: (about reading each other thoughts) I think the link is getting stronger.
      Picard: Maybe we should put some distance between us... that might weaken it. Not that I'm tired of hearing your most intimate thoughts...
      Beverly: Certainly not.

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