Episode 260: "Attached" 

Picard and Beverly prepare to look into a diplomatic request from the Kes, one of the planet Kesprytt's two societies, who wants entrance into the Federation. This is unprecedented because the planet's other society, the Prytt, has no contact with its neighbors or anyone else. Worf attempts to transport Beverly and Picard to the Kes, but they do not arrive there. Instead, they end up in a Prytt prison cell, where they realize they both have strange electronic devices implanted in their necks. Minister Lorin of the Prytt informs Picard and Beverly that they are being held because of suspected conspiracy with the Kes, and that the devices in their necks will soon reveal the truth. Back on the U.S.S. Enterprise, Riker sets up a meeting with Kes Ambassador Mauric to address the abduction. Meanwhile, Beverly mysteriously receives her tricorder hidden in a tray of food. She notices that a map has been added to her directory and, sensing it may come from the Kes, she and Picard use it to make their escape.
Riker, Worf, and Troi meet with Ambassador Mauric, who tells them that since they have no formal relations with the Prytt, their best option is to insert a rescue team into the Prytt capital city. Riker first wants to try a friendlier method, but he allows Mauric to set up operations on the Enterprise. Meanwhile, Picard and Beverly follow the tricorder map through a maze of caverns where fireballs explode around them. They manage to elude the assault and continue through the caves.

Back on the Bridge, Riker is contacted by Lorin, who refuses to discuss Picard and Beverly and threatens an attack if Riker does not cease communications with the Prytt. Riker is at a loss until Mauric informs him that Picard and Beverly have been released by a Kes operative and are on their way to the Kes border. Riker is disturbed that the rendezvous will happen in a public place, but Mauric reassures him. Meanwhile, Picard and Beverly, who are still following the map, realize that the implants in their necks allow them to read each other's thoughts whether they want to or not. When they separate to regain a little privacy, both are hit with a wave of nausea that renders them incapable of being apart.

The next day, Picard and Beverly continue their trek, reading each other's thoughts the whole way. When two Prytt troopers suddenly appear in their path, they decide to backtrack to ensure their safety. Mauric soon learns that the pair have not arrived at their destination, and summons Riker and Worf to angrily accuse them of conspiring with the Prytt. Riker assures him that this is not the case, but Mauric insists on leaving the Enterprise. Later, Picard and Beverly stop to rest for the night. Still able to hear each other's thoughts, they realize that there is not only a strong attraction between them but Picard was once in love with Beverly.

Determined to prove Mauric wrong and save his crewmates, Riker transports Minister Lorin aboard the ship against her will. He then sits down with Mauric and Lorin, but neither seems to care about Picard and Beverly. Instead, each of his "guests" is suspicious of the other, sure that the enemy society is banding with the Federation against them. Disgusted, Riker tells Mauric that, based on what he has seen, the Kes will be denied entrance into the Federation. He then tells Lorin that if Picard and Beverly are not returned, her insular society will be invaded by Starfleet investigators. At that moment, Picard and Beverly arrive at the Kes border and, while Picard makes it across, Beverly is caught by Prytt security forces. Her captors hail Lorin, who orders both Beverly and Picard to be transported back to the Enterprise. Safe at home, Picard and Beverly have the implants removed and share a dinner without reading each other's minds. Picard suggests that, given what they know, they should pursue their relationship. But Beverly tells him she is not yet ready, and the two agree to remain friends at least for now.

Production: 260
Season: 7 Episode: 8
Air Date: 11.08.1993
Stardate: 47304.2
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Robin Gammell as Mauric
Lenore Kasdorf as Lorin
Memorable Quotes:

Commander William T. Riker: Now to the matter of our missing officers...
Lorin: They are still charged with spying, Commander. I have heard nothing here which would alter that.
Commander William T. Riker: Then maybe you should consider this, if ANYTHING happens to them, Starfleet is going to want a full investigation. That means more starships will come, and those ships will want answers, which puts your country under a very large and very uncomfortable microscope. Remember how unhappy you were when we contacted just ONE of your people without authorization? Think of what it'll be like. TEN starships contacting HUNDREDS of your people. MASSIVE sensor sweeps, they might even start sending down away teams. All because you wouldn't help me find my missing officers.

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                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
                              
                          "Attached" 
                          #40277-260 
                              
                          Written by 
                          Nick Sagan 
                              
                          Directed by 
                        Jonathan Frakes 
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                         FINAL DRAFT
 
                       SEPTEMBER 7, 1993
            STAR TREK: "Attached" - 09/07/93 - CAST 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
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                             CAST                               
                              
                PICARD             LORIN
                RIKER              MAURIC
                DATA               AIDE
                BEVERLY            PRYTT COM VOICE
                TROI               KES COM VOICE
                WORF               TROOPER
                Non-Speaking       Non-Speaking
                  N.D. CREWMEMBERS   ARMED GUARDS
            STAR TREK: "Attached" - 09/07/93 - SETS 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
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                             SETS 
            INTERIORS                  EXTERIORS
          
            USS ENTERPRISE             USS ENTERPRISE
              BRIDGE
              PICARD'S QUARTERS        MOUNTAINSIDE
              TRANSPORTER ROOM
              OBSERVATION LOUNGE       BORDER AREA
              CORRIDOR
              KES QUARTERS             SLOPE
          
              DARK CELL                RAVINE
              CAVES
                                       CUL DE SAC
          
                                       CAVE ENTRANCE
    STAR TREK: "Attached" - 09/07/93 - PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
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                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
                   ARCTURUS        ARK-toor-us
                   HORATH          HO-rath
                   KESPRYTT        KES-prit
                   MAURIC          MOR-ik
                   OHN-KOR         ON-kor

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