S2E15 – Pen Pals

Wesley is put in charge of a science team and learns all about leadership, but not the reason why the top of his pants are always open in the back. Seriously, what’s with that?

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Why, in an entire season, did no costumer fix this shit?

Data is talking to a little girl on the radio, and this leads to another, in no way tiresome, discussion of the Prime Directive. In the corner of “let them all die for some nebulous philosophy we must stringently adhere to except when the plot says so” we have Picard and Worf. In the “dude you can’t just leave an entire race to die” corner are Geordi and Pulaski. And on the “well, this might be part of a larger plan” side we have Riker and Troi. And — what? What plan? God’s plan? Which God? We meet Gods all the time on this show. This is dumb.

Anyway, Picard hears the girl specifically ask for help and apparently that’s all it takes to throw the sacred PD out the window. It’s all OK though because her family was already moving out of the way, so they’re fine, and Data brings her up on the ship so she’s fine, and then they erase her memories, because that’s fine!

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