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Stardate: 45761.3 When the stasis field she was being transported in is broken, Capt. Picard unfortunately becomes the imprint for a female empathic metamorph destined to be mate of another world leader, in hopes of resolving a long interplanetary war. The empathic metamorph is nearing the final stages of a permanent imprint, which will bond her forever to her mate. Picard's strength of character and resolve are tested as she places her inherent talents into focus on him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 221
Airdate: Monday April 27th, 1992

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Apr 27, 1992
FR (BBC TWO) May 10, 1995
UK (BBC TWO) May 10, 1995

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Guest Stars
April Grace
As Transporter Chief Hubbell
Max Grodénchik
As Par Lenor
Michael Snyder
As Qol
Charles Gunning
As Miner #3
Famke Janssen
As Kamala
Roger Rignack
As Miner #2
Tim O'Connor
As Briam

Co-Guest Stars
Majel Barrett
voiced Computer
Main Cast
Patrick Stewart
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
As Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
As Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge
Michael Dorn
As Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden
As Dr. Beverly Crusher
Brent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Episode Notes
Log Entry:
*Captain's Log, Stardate 45761.3. In an effort to bring an end to their centuries-long war, Krios and Valt Minor have agreed to a Ceremony of Reconciliation, to be held aboard the Enterprise at a point mid-way between their two systems

Famke Janssen, a 6' tall former cover model, is better known for her later roles as Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond movie Goldeneye, for a regular role on one season of Nip/Tuck, and as Jean Grey in the X-Men movies.

As with many other ST episodes, the macguffin in this one results from violating some common-sense procedures on a ship that would almost certainly be SOP when dealing with alien races, cultures, and life forms. In this case, allowing the Ferengi free, unsupervised roam of the ship, seems highly improbable, given their history to this point with the Federation. A small point, but it is a weakness throughout ST:TNG episodes that major plot events are all too often driven by something which a modicum of obvious common sense would prevent.

Warning: Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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