Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 22

Bloodlines

3
Aired Unknown May 02, 1994 on CBS
6.8
out of 10
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Stardate: 47829.1 Picard tries to save his newly-discovered son from the retaliation of a vengeful Ferengi whose only son was killed by Picard buring the Battle of Maxia many years before.

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  • Bok is back! Or should it be "Back is Bok"? or Bok Bok Back?

    6.0
    Talk about a weird premise: six years after first season's "The Battle", TNG does a sequel here with a different actor playing the bad guy (Bok) and a revenge plot that's so convoluted (and dependent on luck) that even a Bond villain would be embarrassed to have thought of the idea. Still, the actors do what they can with the weak script, with Stewart and Ken Olandt (Jason) building their characters' father/adult son relationship, new turf for Picard's character to explore (and reminiscent of Kirk and David.)



    Unfortunately, there's no getting around the fact that this is a slow, filler episode that doesn't stand out or add anything to the series.moreless
  • Tedious, pointless sequel.

    6.5
    The first season episode "The Battle" was by no means a classic episode, but it was among the highlights of a pretty weak season. Unfortunately, its sequel doesn't deserve even that much credit.



    This episode isn't painfully bad, but Picard's "son" is an arrogant twit and we're really banking on Patrick Stewart to carry things. He does an OK job (including a good joke about his son's hairline), but ultimately an episode that could have given some insight into Picard's character completely fails to do so.



    The Ferengi subplot is meant to inject some excitment, but just reminds us why the Ferengi were much better as comic relief than evil adversaries.moreless
  • Wow. Seriously?

    6.0
    Let me make sure I've got this right... Picard's "son" is 23, he was with his mother 24 years ago, the only thing the guy knows is that his father was in Star Fleet, and Picard is NOT his father? Don't get me wrong... I'm glad they didn't really throw a son at Picard near the very end, but what's up with this kid's mom? The woman is supposed to be so saintly that she took in 40+ kids and died because she wouldn't hand over their food, yet she managed to bang 2 Star Fleet officers within the same couple of months, and didn't keep a relationship with either of them? It seems Mother Theresa sure gets around. And if Picard wasn't the father, where the Hell was the real one? Does this woman just have a thing for sleeping with men she'll never see again and then saving starving children? I guess even the purest of the pure have a depraved side... Either that or the writers just kinda gave up.moreless
  • Picard starts getting threats from DaiMon Bok. He accuses Picard of killing his son 15 years ago. Now DaiMon Bok wants revenge. He says he will kill Jason Vigo, Picard’s son. Picard is unaware he has a Son.moreless

    8.3
    Picard starts getting threats from DaiMon Bok. He accuses Picard of killing his son 15 years ago. Now DaiMon Bok wants revenge. He says he will kill Jason Vigo, Picard’s son. Picard is unaware he has a Son. Picard does remember a romantic fling with some woman with the last name Vigo. So he sets out for Camor V where he last seen Jason’s mother. Enroute Bok shows up in Picard’s quarters again he is making threats. Picard does locate Jason Vigo and beans him aboard. Dr Krusher runs DNA tests on Jason to find out who’s the daddy?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

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge

Ken Olandt

Ken Olandt

Jason Vigo

Guest Star

Peter Marx

Peter Marx

Birta

Guest Star

Lee Arenberg

Lee Arenberg

DaiMon Bok

Guest Star

Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett

Computer Voice

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Somehow Bok secretly beams in and out of Picard's quarters without his transporter beam lighting up the room (it does later in the episode once we and Picard know what he's up to).

    • Bok's plan doesn't make much sense. He had to find someone who had an affair with Picard and another guy in close proximity time-wise, and have it also be a woman who chose not to reveal to Picard or her son the father of that child. Then Bok had to get a sample of Picard's DNA, then sneak in and resequence Jason's DNA without anyone knowing. How likely is any of this?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jason: If I'm not your son... is this person still going to want to kill me?
      Picard: Once he's made aware of the fact, I expect he won't...
      Jason: In that case you won't mind me saying that I hope you're not my father...

    • Picard: (to his son with hair) One thing is clear - you'll never look at your hairline in the same way again.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Peter Marx has been a Ferengi on TNG three times. His prior appearances were as Nibor in "Ménage à Troi," and as Dr. Reyga in "Suspicions."

    • The character of DaiMon Bok appeared first in episode 9 "The Battle". The character was played by a different actor in that episode.

    • The script name for Jason was Cristof and was changed since Cristof is Patrick Stewart's real life son's name.

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