|Series :||The Next Generation||Rating :|
|Disc No :||2.4||Episode :||44|
|First Aired :||19 Jun 1989||Stardate :||42859.2|
|Director :||Robert Bowman||Year :||2365|
|Writers :||Terry Devereaux||Season :||2|
|Guest Cast :||
|YATI :||Near the end of the episode, Lwaxana fails to realise that Rex is a hologram. How can this be? She's a full Betazoid, wouldn't the lack of thoughts and emotion coming from him make it clear that he wasn't a real person?|
|Great Moment :||Picard's attempts to hide from Lwaxana.|
|Body Count :||Zero.|
|Factoid :||Noted rock musician and Trek fan Mick Fleetwood plays a small part in this episode, but you won't recognize him - he's one of the fish people.|
Deanna tells Picard that her mother is going through "The Phase", a time when Betazoid women undergo a massive increase in their sexual drive. Picard decides it is a good opportunity to take some personal time and goes to hide out in his Dixon Hill holodeck program.
Lwaxana, unable to find Picard, searches for another target instead. She sets her eyes on Riker, announcing that they will be married. Riker is suitably shocked by this development, as is everybody else on the bridge.
As the Enterprise is nearing her destination, Pulaski wakes the Antedeans. They are ravenously hungry, and consume large quantities of food as they recover. Riker heads to the holodeck to hide from Lwaxana with Picard. Rex, the holographic bartender Picard has been chatting to, thinks Riker is a lucky guy to have a woman after him like that. When Lwaxana tracks the pair down and follows them into the holodeck she transfers her attentions to Rex. Picard waits until they reach the conference site to tell her that Rex isn't a real man.
As Lwaxana leaves her mind begins to clear. She casually mentions that the Antedeans are actually a pair of assassins who are planning to bomb the conference, and the two are quickly taken into custody.
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