The Enterprise is on a diplomatic mission to open relations with the Ilarians. While two of their ambassadors board the ship, Captain Picard embarks by shuttle craft to their home world. Counselor Troi takes charge of Ambassador Loquel, who takes delight in the many pleasures, especially chocolate, which can be found on board the ship. Lt. Worf is assigned to Ambassador Byleth, whose gruff and demanding behavior drives the Klingon to the edge of losing his temper. Picard doesn't quite make it to the Ilarian home world as the malfunctioning shuttle craft is forced to land on a stormy nearby planet. There, Picard finds a crashed freighter and an attractive young woman who has been a castaway for seven years. Nothing is at it seems, however, either on the Enterprise or the planet.
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Did You Know?
The working title of the episode was "The Journey". See more
When Picard is dragged from the crashed shuttle, the camera pans to the shadow of the person dragging him, which clearly shows someone simply walking backwards with empty hands outstretched. The figure casting the shadow isn't dragging Picard. See more
[Worf has accused Ambassador Byleth of cheating at poker
Even if I were cheating, how would a plodding animal like you know it?
You are an insulting, pompous fool! And if you were not an ambassador, I would disembowel you right here!
Do not let my title inhibit you, Klingon!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more