Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 17

Samaritan Snare

Aired Unknown May 15, 1989 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

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  • An alien race wants Geordi to be their engineer. Meanwhile, Picard is escorted by Wesley to a life saving operation.

    This is just a filler episode with two plotlines, neither of which catch fire. The A story with Geordi and a new alien race is somewhat comical, though there's enough danger to wring some drama out of (thanks to our beloved crew suddenly becoming foolish to facilitate it.) The B story, with Picard and Wesley, lays the groundwork for future Picard episodes dealing with his youth and his heart, but isn't a particularly exciting plotline. (It doesn't help that the writers still don't know what to do with Wesley, although putting him and Picard alone in a shuttle is an interesting idea). The episode comes off as a bit goofy and harmless, but there's nothing about it that's all that bad.