Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 24

We'll Always Have Paris

Aired Unknown May 02, 1988 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (10)

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  • The best thing that can be said for this episode is that it adds a little color to Picard's character. The problem is that we have to sit through a lot of boredom to get that little color.

    The best parts of this episode center around Picard and his reaction when an old flame walks back into his life -- married to another man. The sequence when they meet and discuss a broken rendezvouz in the conference room is especially poignant.

    The old flame herself is a cipher -- there is nothing special about her character and she never shows more than a hint of very mild regret about what might have been. And her second relationship, with a husband who doesn't give her nearly the attention she deserves, is completely deserved. The materials chose to ignore this fertile ground and it greatly weakens the episode's impact.

    That said, nothing offensively bad here.