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Stardate: 42976.1 On an away mission, Cmdr. Riker is struck by a deadly thorn. As the crew fights to cure the virus or infection he has received, Riker must be subjected to very emotional flashbacks in order for the medical team to find the right medical path to take.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: 148
Airdate: Monday July 17th, 1989

Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: Hans Beimler
Story: Maurice Hurley

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Jul 17, 1989
UK (BBC TWO) Oct 02, 1991
FR (BBC TWO) Oct 02, 1991

Guest Stars
Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
As Miles O'Brien
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
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As Lieutenant Worf
Marina SirtisMarina Sirtis
As Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent SpinerBrent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Wil WheatonWil Wheaton
As Acting Ensign/Ensign Wesley Crusher
Episode Notes
Log Entries:
*Captain's Log, Stardate 42976.1. During a geological survey on Surata IV, Commander Riker has become infected by an unidentified microbe.

Beside the archive footage taken from previous episodes, Michael Dorn (Worf) does not appear in this episode.

This episode marks the final appearance of Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katharine Pulaski) on the series.

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