Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 5

Gambit (2)

3
Aired Unknown Oct 18, 1993 on CBS
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

8.6
out of 10
Average
179 votes
  • I saw this episode last night. It is really a good one. A two-part episode this involved Picard going missing, and Riker helping out the criminals.

    10
    I saw this episode last night. It is really a good one. A two-part episode this involved Picard going missing, and Riker helping out the criminals.

    The best part is when the pieces to the weapon are assembled and Picard figures out how to avoid it working on him.

    At the end, Riker says that he can't take orders from Picard because he is supposedly dead, so Picard says that they should take Riker to the brig because he "broke" many federation laws. Data then begins to take him away and it ends with him trying to explain that it only was a joke.
  • When Data lowers the shields to the “Enterprise” the ship becomes under attack. The “Enterprise” fires back. The “Enterprise” crew is shocked to see Commander Riker aboard along with Picard on the renegade ship.

    9.1
    When Data lowers the shields to the “Enterprise” the ship becomes under attack. The “Enterprise” fires back. The “Enterprise” crew is shocked to see Commander Riker aboard along with Picard on the renegade ship. Data orders the “Enterprise” crew to let the renegade ship go. Lt. Worf challenges Data’s authority and is quickly confronted in the Captain’s ready room. It seems the renegade ship is on mission to find romulan-vulcan artifacts. During this episode Riker fires upon his fellow crew members with a phaser. Data reminds him he has violated Federation Protocol and will be dealt with.
  • An exciting conclusion to TNG's last two-parter.

    8.5
    "Gambit" was among the highlights of TNG's mediocre final season. It's a convoluted, exciting adventure that doesn't really challenge the viewer but provides plenty of entertainment - much like an Indiana Jones movie.

    We have the Vulcan triple agent, Data in command and dressing down Worf for insubordination, James Worthy as a Klingon, a "health and safety inspection", Riker getting thrown in the brig by Data - they really threw the kitchen sink in there, didn't they? And yet the conclusion is perfectly satisfying - a dangerous talisman disabled by the good guy's wits. A worthy addition to the TNG canon.
  • Picard summons his inner Indiana Jones... with talking

    7.0
    The conclusion to TNG's final two parter is weaker than the first, with a slow start and plenty of padding to cover a lack of story. But it does have an offbeat adventure you won't see every week and includes a couple of fun action sequences.



    It's worst offense is the climax, which is similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark... if Harrison Ford was bald and talked is way through the end on a small, cheap set. (A two pater calls for a bigger finish than this.) Yet the closing scene is among TNG's cutest.
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