Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 24

Ménage à Troi

6
Aired Unknown May 28, 1990 on CBS
7.3
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Stardate: 43930.7 Riker and Troi's shore leave on Betazed is interrupted when they are unexpectedly joined by Deanna's mother, Lwaxana. The three are then kidnapped by a Ferengi who wants Lwaxana, both for her beauty, and because he thinks her telepathic abilities will help him in business.moreless

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  • I think that Ethan Phillips secretly wants to be a Ferengi. He wears the makeup on three different Star Trek series.

    7.0
    This lighthearted episode serves as a vehicle to bring back Deanna's mother back for her annual visit and bring forth the oft forgotten Will/Deanna relationship. The plot is paper thin, but the characters shine because the actors play up their endearing quirks, which have been well incorporated into the story by the writers. The subplot with Wesley (and its resolution) seem a throwback to the first season, but at least he's getting better dialogue here, and the subplot joins up nicely with the main story. All in all, however, this is one of those perfectly acceptable/not too memorable episodes.moreless
  • Can't blame Majel Barrett for this one.

    6.5
    It's unfortunate that the writers kept bringing Majel Barrett/Lwaxana Troi back onto the show, because she was generally annoying and unfunny. However, this episode actually includes one of the less annoying Majel Barrett stories. Unfortunately, leave it to Wesley Crusher to ruin her moment in the "wow, she doesn't suck" sun.



    The Lwaxana plot is OK. Not great, not bad. It's probably most significant for introducing "oomox" into our vocabulary.



    But the Wesley plot... uggh. In the 2nd season the writers generally managed to avoid the "Wesley saves the day" story, but one of the minuses of the 3rd season was a relapse into that junk. I couldn't help groaning repeatedly.



    Sorry Lwaxana.moreless
  • Commander Riker & Troi take shore leave on Betazed. They are soon joined by Lwaxana Troi. While having a peaceful picnic. Who should also show up? Daimon Tog, a admirer of Lwaxana Troi. He kidnaps them and requests beam up. While being held hostagemoreless

    7.3
    Commander Riker & Troi take shore leave on Betazed. They are soon joined by Lwaxana Troi. While having a peaceful picnic. Who should also show up? Daimon Tog, a admirer of Lwaxana Troi. He kidnaps them and requests beam up. While being held hostage we find Lwaxana is who Tog is really wanting. Tog is attracted to her. While the others are in a holding cell. Lwaxana later seduces Tog. She convinces Tog to release everyone else. Wesley misses his ship to Starfleet Academy. Captain Picard grants Wesley field promotion to full Ensign. I rate this one a 7.3.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

Frank Corsentino

Frank Corsentino

DaiMon Tog

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Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Dr. Farek

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Peter Marx

Peter Marx

Nibor

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Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett

Lwaxana Troi

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Carel Struycken

Carel Struycken

Mr. Homm

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