Stardate 42686.4: Riker, offered a command of his own patrolling a hazardous area of deep space, is also offered advice and a long-overdue retraction of old hostilities from his father, but the impetuous first officer refuses all of this in an attempt to maintain an image of independence in the eyes of his crewmates and his father.
teleplay by David Assael and Robert L. McCullough
story by David Assael
directed by Robert Iscove
music by Ron Jones
Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Mitchell Ryan (Kyle Riker), Lance Spellerberg (Ensign Herbert)
LogBook entry by Earl Green