Monday, March 18, 2019


TNG Season 1 Episode 11
Air Date: November 30th, 1987


Deanna Troi is to be married to her child hood friend in a sort of arranged marriage. At first she doesn't seem to want to go through with it but once meeting her fiancee Wyatt Miller she starts to fall in love with him even with her mother and his parents at each others throat. Wyatt is a doctor who also has artistic talent, but he only draws pictures of a blond haired woman he has never met.

The Enterprise is orbiting a planet called Haven, a planet that is known to have healing properties when they detect a ship approaching the system at sub-warp speeds of Tarellian design. The Tarellian all died from disease many years prior and it appeared as though this ship was heading to Haven to hope that it can cure the last of the Tarellians.

When they see the Tarellians for the first time, one of them was the woman that Wyatt was drawing. He realizes that he is destined to beam over to the ship where he can try to cure them but also that he truly loves this woman. Troi understands and the wedding is called off.


This is the episode that introduces Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's mother. She is played by Gene Roddenbarry's wife Majel Barret who also played Nurse Chapel in The Original Series and the voice of the computer in TAS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager. Normally in every episode that she appears there is a scene where she curses at the computer, which is ironic given the source but I realized that I don't think the computer has been given a voice yet, and that it is only in the next episode where the computer actually talks back.

The actor that played Wyatt Miller was familiar to me, and it took a few minutes to realize he was a young Robert Knepper, a creepy looking actor known for his role in Prison Break and currently in iZombie.


"Whatever happened to Mr. Xelo?" - Deanna
"Oh, I was forced to terminate his employment. Xelo was strongly attracted to me; his thoughts became truly pornographic!" - Lwaxana

"Mr. Data." - Picard
"Sir?" - Data
"You're circling the room like a buzzard." - Picard

"I am Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. Who are you?" - Lwaxana

"Stop this petty bickering, all of you! Especially you, Mother!" - Deanna
"Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing." - Data

"They've decided that the joining will be half Betazed, half Earth. The Captain will do the ceremony, and Mr. Homn will be my best man." - Wyatt
"And we'll take half our clothes off?" - Deanna
"Some of us still go naked. You do, I do, your mother, my father, but not my mother or the guests." - Wyatt
"Captain Picard will be very relieved. How did you manage it?" - Deanna
"Your mother relented. And I just caught my father practicing naked in front of his mirror!" - Wyatt

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