Season Five Episode Guide

Redemption, Part 2

Episode #: 501
Air Date: 09.23.91
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Worf joins Gowron's fight against the Romulan-backed forces of the Duras sisters. Picard and Data lead a Federation blockade of the Romulan border, and come face-to-face with the daughter of Tasha Yar.


Episode #: 502
Air Date: 09.30.91
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During a first contact meeting, Picard is stranded on a hostile world with an alien captain, and must attempt to communicate with him while defending against a powerful and elusive creature.

Ensign Ro

Episode #: 503
Air Date: 10.07.91
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The Enterprise crew reluctantly welcomes a new crew member, recently released from prison -- and learns that she is part of a Starfleet admiral's conspiracy to eliminate the resistance movement that is fighting against the Cardassian's occupation of her world.

Silicon Avatar

Episode #: 504
Air Date: 10.14.91
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The crew encounters the same alien being that destroyed the people of Data's homeworld decades ago. A colonist discovers how to communicate with it, but is more concerned with revenge for the death of her son -- and Data's memories of him.


Episode #: 505
Air Date: 10.21.91
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A disaster in space leaves the Enterprise adrift. With the captain missing, Counselor Troi assumes command. Worf finds himself trapped in Ten Forward, and must deliver Keiko's baby.

The Game

Episode #: 506
Air Date: 10.28.91
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Wesley Crusher returns to the ship for a visit, and discovers that an alien game is brainwashing the entire crew.

Unification, Part 1

Episode #: 507
Air Date: 11.04.91
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Picard and Data go on a covert mission to Romulus to make contact with Vulcan Ambassador Spock, who has inexplicably turned up there.

Unification, Part 2

Episode #: 508
Air Date: 11.11.91
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Picard and Data make contact with Spock on Romulus, and discover that he is attempting to broker a reunification of their two peoples. But Romulan treachery is not far away.

A Matter of Time

Episode #: 509
Air Date: 11.18.91
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A historian from the future arrives to study the ship, arousing suspicion from the crew. The Enterprise crew works to save a world from the fallout of an asteroid strike.

New Ground

Episode #: 510
Air Date: 01.06.92
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Worf learns that his young son desires to live on the Enterprise with him, as the Enterprise participates in the test of a new propulsion system.

Hero Worship

Episode #: 511
Air Date: 01.27.92
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Data becomes a father figure to a young boy who has lost his parents, and who has decided he would rather be an android.


Episode #: 512
Air Date: 02.03.92
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The crew begins to suffer from horrific nightmares when a group of telepaths come on board the Enterprise, leading to the conclusion that someone is invading their minds.

The Masterpiece Society

Episode #: 513
Air Date: 02.10.92
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The Enterprise tries to stop a stellar core fragment from destroying a society of genetically-engineered humans, while Troi finds herself growing close to the colony's leader.


Episode #: 514
Air Date: 02.17.92
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An alien beam leaves the entire crew with amnesia, and a mysterious stranger -- whom the crew believes to be the first officer of the Enterprise -- propels the ship to an attack on an enemy command center.

Power Play

Episode #: 515
Air Date: 02.24.92
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Alien spirits take over the bodies of Troi, Data and O'Brien, and attempt to take control of the Enterprise -- holding their own friends and loved-ones hostage.


Episode #: 516
Air Date: 03.02.92
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An accident paralyzes Worf, who resolves to commit ritual suicide. Dr. Crusher and a visiting surgeon consider a ground-breaking procedure that could heal him -- or kill him.

The Outcast

Episode #: 517
Air Date: 03.16.92
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Commander Riker begins a discreet relationship with a member of an androgynous race, risking her personal liberty -- and his own career.

Cause and Effect

Episode #: 518
Air Date: 03.23.92
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The destruction of the Enterprise near a temporal rift throws the ship into a time loop, where they continue to experience the same day over and over again.

The First Duty

Episode #: 519
Air Date: 03.30.92
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Wesley Crusher and his fellow Starfleet cadets are brought before a board of inquiry when it is discovered that their flight group executed a dangerous and prohibited maneuver during training.

Cost of Living

Episode #: 520
Air Date: 04.20.92
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Lwaxana Troi returns to the ship to enter into an arranged marriage with a man she has never met, and introduces Worf's son to her eccentric lifestyle. The Enterprise suffers from strange systems failures.

The Perfect Mate

Episode #: 521
Air Date: 04.27.92
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The Enterprise ferries a beautiful woman to be given as a bride, to bring an end of a centuries-long war -- and Picard finds himself falling in love with her.

Imaginary Friend

Episode #: 522
Air Date: 05.04.92
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An alien energy force takes the shape of a little girl's imaginary friend, and threatens to destroy the Enterprise.

I, Borg

Episode #: 523
Air Date: 05.11.92
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A lone Borg survivor is rescued by the Enterprise crew, and begins to develop his own individuality after being separated from the Collective. Picard and Guinan confront the face of an old enemy.

The Next Phase

Episode #: 524
Air Date: 05.18.92
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Geordi and Ro are presumed dead when a transporter accident puts them out of phase with normal space. The two must prevent the destruction of the Enterprise when the ship answers a Romulan distress call.

The Inner Light

Episode #: 525
Air Date: 06.01.92
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An alien probe threatens Picard's life, while transmitting into his mind a lifetime of memories -- memories of another man's life.

Time's Arrow, Part 1

Episode #: 526
Air Date: 06.15.92
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A suspicious anomaly sends Data back in time to the 19th century, where a pair of parasitic aliens are killing people for their own needs.