Gates McFadden Files
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season Four – Episodes)
4.01 – The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
September 24, 1990
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Michael Piller

Having absorbed Captain Picard and his knowledge, the Borg head for Earth, leaving Riker and the Enterprise desperate for an unanticipated way to defeat them.
4.02 – Family
October 1, 1990
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Ronald D. Moore

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.
4.03 – Brothers
October 8, 1990
Directed by: Rob Bowman | Written by: Rick Berman

After an accident aboard the Enterprise leaves one of its children in grave danger, Data commandeers the Enterprise, driven to take the ship to an unknown origin, where an interesting figure awaits.
4.04 – Suddenly Human
October 15, 1990
Directed by: Gabrielle Beaumont | Written by: Ralph Phillips

On a rescue mission to an alien shipwrecked training mission, they discover one of its trainees to be a human.
4.05 – Remember Me
October 22, 1990
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Lee Sheldon

Dr. Crusher’s fear of losing loved ones becomes real when her worries create an alternate reality.

Will Riker, your First Officer! He’s… he’s very good at playing poker, loves to cook; he-he listens to jazz music, plays the trombone. -… – Commander Data, the android who sits at Ops. Dreams of being human. Never gets the punch line of a joke. -… – Deanna Troi, your ship’s counselor, half-Betazoid, loves chocolate; the arrival of her mother makes you shudder. O’Brien, Geordi, Worf. Wesley, my son! They all have been the living, breathing heart of this crew for over three years! They deserve more than to be shrugged off… brushed aside, just pinched out of existence like that. They all do. They deserve so much more.

If there’s nothing wrong with me… maybe there’s something wrong with the universe.

4.06 – Legacy
October 29, 1990
Directed by: Robert Scheerer | Written by: Joe Menosky

The crew of the Enterprise enters into orbit around the home planet of their former crewmate, Tasha Yar, where they encounter her sister.
4.07 – Reunion
November 5, 1990
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes | Written by: Drew Deighan, Thomas Perry, Jo Perry

When the leader of the Klingon High Council passes on, Picard finds himself in the middle of the struggle for the now-vacant position. Meanwhile, Worf reunites with a past love, only to find he now has a son.
4.08 – Future Imperfect
November 12, 1990
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: J. Larry Carroll, David Bennett Carren

Riker awakens sixteen years after an away mission where he contracted a disease which destroyed his memory back to the point of infection – or so he’s told.
4.09 – Final Mission
November 19, 1990
Directed by: Corey Allen | Written by: Kacey Arnold-Ince

Before leaving for Starfleet Academy, Wesley Crusher accompanies Captain Picard on a dangerous mission.
4.10 – The Loss
December 31, 1990
Directed by: Chip Chalmers | Written by: Hilary J. Bader

As an unknown force drags the Enterprise, Deanna Troi struggles with the loss of her powers.

Therapists are always the worst patients – except for doctors, of course.

4.11 – Data’s Day
January 7, 1991
Directed by: Robert Wiemer | Written by: Harold Apter

Data tries to comprehend the complex emotions between O’Brien and Keiko, who are about to be married.
4.13 – Devil’s Due
February 4, 1991
Directed by: Tom Benko | Written by: Philip LaZebnik

While answering a distress call, Picard finds himself not sure of exactly who he is dealing with, but he’s sure he’s not dealing with the planet’s version of the Devil, as she claims to be.
4.14 – Clues
February 11, 1991
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Bruce D. Arthurs

Effects of passing through a wormhole give the Enterprise crew a sense that they were unconscious for more than the thirty seconds they’ve been led to believe.
4.15 – First Contact
February 18, 1991
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Marc Scott Zicree

Disguised as an alien prior to First Contact, Will’s life becomes imperiled when incurred injuries reveal his foreign internal structure to a xenophobic alien population.
4.16 – Galaxy’s Child
March 11, 1991
Directed by: Winrich Kolbe | Written by: Thomas Kartozian

As Geordi La Forge finally meets the real Dr. Leah Brahms, a tragic first contact leaves the Enterprise with a gigantic galactic infant suckling the ship’s energy.
4.17 – Night Terrors
March 18, 1991
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Shari Goodhartz

The Enterprise gets trapped in a Tyken’s Rift, an energy-absorbing rupture in space, where all but Data, Troi and Guinan experience rising hallucinations and paranoia.

We have to dream in order to survive. If we don’t reach REM sleep, we don’t dream, we… we begin to lose our cognitive abilities, we find it hard to concentrate, we forget… how to do the most ordinary task. Then we become irritable, paranoid; some people experience hallucinations.

4.18 – Identity Crisis
March 25, 1991
Directed by: Winrich Kolbe | Written by: Timothy DeHaas

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge and an old friend fight to defeat a parasite that is trying to transform them into another species.
4.19 – The Nth Degree
April 1, 1991
Directed by: Robert Legato | Written by: Joe Menosky

When assigned to investigate an unknown probe, Lt. Barclay is electrocuted through a shuttlecraft’s computer, where he receives an unexplainable boost of confidence and a vast increase in his knowledge.
4.20 – Qpid
April 29, 1991
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Randee Russell, Ira Steven Behr

Aiming to get out of Jean-Luc’s debt, Q forces Capt. Picard and his officers to live out the Legend of Robin Hood – with a past acquaintance as Maid Marian.
4.21 – The Drumhead
April 22, 1991
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes | Written by: Jeri Taylor

A retired admiral boards the Enterprise in an effort to determine the actions aboard the ship surrounding an act of sabotage and possible treason.
4.22 – Half a Life
May 6, 1991
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Ted Roberts, Peter Allan Fields

Counselor Troi’s mother visits the Enterprise and becomes infatuated with a man whose culture forces him into a suicidal ritual called “The Resolution.”
4.23 – The Host
May 13, 1991
Directed by: Marvin V. Rush | Written by: Michel Horvat

Dr. Crusher falls for someone who’s not at all what she expects him to be.

Perhaps it is a human failing; but we are not accustomed to these kinds of changes. I can’t keep up. How long will you have this host? What would the next one be? I can’t live with that kind of uncertainty. Perhaps, someday, our ability to love won’t be so limited.

4.24 – The Mind’s Eye
May 27, 1991
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Ken Schafer, René Echevarria

Geordi is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon governor.
4.25 – In Theory
June 3, 1991
Directed by: Patrick Stewart | Written by: Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore

When a female crew member is infatuated with Lieutenant Commander Data, he decides to give a romantic relationship a try. Also, the Enterprise finds itself having to maneuver through a dangerous nebula.
4.26 – Redemption, Part I
June 17, 1991
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Ronald D. Moore

Both Captain Picard and Lt. Worf must decide where their priorities lie as the Klingon Empire descends into a bitter civil war.