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After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain Picard's return to his family's vineyard in France has some extraordinary repercussions.


Les Landau


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data (credit only)
Wil Wheaton ... Ensign Wesley Crusher
Jeremy Kemp ... Robert Picard
Samantha Eggar ... Marie Picard
Theodore Bikel ... CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.
Georgia Brown ... Helena Rozhenko
Dennis Creaghan ... Louis
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Whoopi Goldberg ... Guinan


With the Enterprise in spacedock undergoing repairs following its encounter with the Borg, several members of the crew have the opportunity for shore leave. Captain Picard returns to his home village in La Barre, France to visit his older brother Robert, sister-in-law Marie and nephew René. He hasn't been home in 20 years and has always had a difficult relationship with his brother who considered him a know-it-all; the captain viewed his brother as a bully. They ultimately find a way to get along. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Worf welcomes his adoptive parents, CPO Sergey and Helena Rozhenko, on board the Enterprise. Worf still feels the sting of his dishonor on the Klingon homeworld and his parents know he is hurting. As for Wesley Crusher, his mother gives him an old holographic recording his father made just after Wesley was born. Written by garykmcd

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Michael Piller suggested the script be given a science fiction oriented subplot to round out the episode, though none of the proposed storylines met with anyone's satisfaction. One proposed storyline would come to be expanded on, and serve as the plot of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Remember Me (1990). See more »


The amount of mud on the back of Robert's shirt changes several times during the fight in the vineyard. See more »


Counselor Deanna Troi: Interesting.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Counselor...
Counselor Deanna Troi: I just find it interesting. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the man who couldn't be pried out of his seat for a vacation for three years!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's Earth. It's home. Do I need another reason?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I don't know, what do you think?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your help has been invaluable during my recovery, but... look, I'm, uh... I'm better! The injuries are healing.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Those you can see in the mirror.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The nightmares have ended. All I need now is a little time to myself.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I agree. In fact, I'm delighted you're going. It's ...
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TNG at it's emotional best.
24 March 2019 | by dlaird8See all my reviews

This episode is somewhat a continuation of the 'Best of Both Worlds' episodes as it features both the ship and crew recovering after their encounter with the Borg. Picard and Worf visit and have a visit respectively with their family. Dr Crusher has a message for Wesley from his father. I enjoyed Wesley's part in this episode, it seems many others did not. It certainly is the weak subplot, Worf's subplot is far stronger, although less emotional, hey it's Worf, what do you expect? Picard's role in this episode is fantastic. A view into his experience and the effect it had on him while being part of the Borg collective. Great story telling to further add to the narrative of ' Best of Both Worlds'.

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