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While Wesley takes the gruelling entrance exam for Starfleet Academy, Picard finds himself similarly tested...
Another explosive cold open, and the introduction to Lieutenant Commander Remmick - one of two breeze in's aboard ship that blow a lot of hot air then leave and never get a mention again - and also Admiral Quinn.

The season finale's A-plot is setup here, obviously before Admiral Quinn is "taken over", and also to have the first season recapped in this way, the other side of the coin, was a nice touch.

The interrogation scenes were well directed and cut, I love that style - where the "interrogatee" changes while the shot is on the interrogator, keeps you guessing and it isn't the only time in Trek that it'll be used. It was also great to see Wesley not succeed at the entrance exam, otherwise it would've been just another main character always succeeding...
Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard
Jonathon Frakes
as Commander Riker
Gates McFadden
as Doctor Crusher
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Commander Data
LeVar Burton
as Lt. LaForge
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Yar
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Troi
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Ward Costello
Robert Schenkkan
John Putch
Robert Ito
Stephen Gregory
Tasia Velenza
Written By:
Sandy Fries
Directed By:
Michael Vejar
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