Stardate 46778.1: Riker’s rehearsals for an upcoming play about a man in an insane asylum, not to mention his preparations for an impending undercover mission on a planet divided by warring factions, are punctuated by feelings of paranoia he can’t explain, as well as the periodic appearance of an apparently new officer whose presence makes Riker nervous. But after the performance of the play, Riker suddenly finds that he is indeed in an asylum – though even this perception becomes tenuous. Terrified of losing his grip on sanity, Riker starts clawing through layers of illusions in an attempt to get back to reality.
written by Brannon Braga
directed by James L. Conway
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: David Selburg (Dr. Syrus), Andrew Prine (Administrator), Gary Werntz (Mavek), Susanna Thompson (Woman)
LogBook entry by Earl Green