" is the 133rd episode of The Next Generation
and the seventh episode of its sixth-season.
, Ro Laren
and Keiko O'Brien
are returning to the Enterprise
, but an anomaly causes them to materialize on the transporter pad as pre-adolescent children. After turning over command of the Enterprise
to Commander Riker
, Captain Picard ponders resigning his Starfleet
commission, albeit temporarily, in order to pursue other interests. Meanwhile Keiko and Ro find their own situations to be quite distressing. Keiko is dismayed by her husband
's reluctance to be with her as she now inhabits the body of a prepubescent girl. She is further saddened when she is not recognized by their daughter. Ro Laren is upset at being reminded of her unpleasant childhood. Guinan, however, relishes the opportunity to be a child again. Though Ro initially is disdainful of Guinan's enthusiasm, she eventually softens and joins Guinan in jumping on a bed and other childish pursuits.
Suddenly, two Klingon
warships uncloak and attack the Enterprise
board the ship and take control of the bridge, but Riker manages to lock out the main computer, preventing the invaders from taking control of the ship. The Ferengi beam most of the adults onboard to a nearby planet and corral the children, including Picard and his party, into the schoolrooms on the ship. Picard and his group try to use the classroom computers to regain control of the ship, but because of the... Read More