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Stardate 4129.5: Counselor Deanna Troi’s mother, Lwaxana, drops by for a surprise visit. Lwaxana has come to inform Deanna that the arranged marriage her father had set up for her while she was still a child, is about to occur. Although Deanna has known about the arrangement, she had just assumed the arrangement had been called off due to her career in Starfleet. Even though she has never met the groom, Deanna believes she has being seeing visions of him, so she agrees to acquiesce to this Betazoid tradition.

However, the wedding plans are thrown into chaos when a major plaque ship approaches and threatens a world. The Enterprise responds to the planet’s distress call, but soon both the Enterprise and Deanna find that not all is as it appears to be with the plague and her groom.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Monday November 30th, 1987

Director: Richard Compton
Writer: Tracy Tormé
Story: Lan O'Kun

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Nov 30, 1987
UK (BBC TWO) Nov 21, 1990
FR (BBC TWO) Nov 21, 1990

Guest Stars
Carel StruyckenCarel Struycken
As Mr. Homm
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
As Lwaxana Troi
Nan MartinNan Martin
As Victoria Miller
Robert EllensteinRobert Ellenstein
As Steven Miller
Robert KnepperRobert Knepper
As Wyatt Miller

Co-Guest Stars
Michael RiderMichael Rider
As Transporter Chief
Anna KatarinaAnna Katarina
As Valeda Wrenn
Raye BirkRaye Birk
As Wrenn

Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
As The Gift Box
Martha HackettMartha Hackett
As Talerian
Main Cast
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan FrakesJonathan Frakes
As Commander William T. Riker
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
As Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge
Gates McFaddenGates McFadden
As Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina SirtisMarina Sirtis
As Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent SpinerBrent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Denise CrosbyDenise Crosby
As Lt. Tasha Yar
Episode Notes
Log Entries:
*Captain's Log, Stardate 41294.5. Our destination: the class M Beta Cassius planet known simply as Haven. It is a world so renowned for its peaceful beauty that some believe it to have mystical healing powers. We will rest and relax...all too briefly, I fear.
*Captain's Personal Log: I trust my concern over the problems of ship's Counselor Troi are not based merely on losing a highly valuable crew member. But it seems to me that she is trapped by a custom of her homeworld which the facts of 24th century life have made unwise and unworkable. I wish I could intervene.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. It has been believed the Tarellian race was extinct an assumption contradicted by the sight of one of their vessels approaching Haven.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. All attempts at warning off the Tarellian ship have failed. They still refuse to communicate and I'm growing concerned.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 41294.6. Orbiting Haven with a Tarellian vessel locked in our tractor beam. Question: what strange combination of circumstances has caused a woman out of someone's imagination to appear on the plague ship?

Michael Dorn (Worf) does not appear in this episode.

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