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Haven (episode)

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TNG, Episode 1x11
Production number: 40271-105
First aired: 30 November 1987
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Troi and Miller kiss
Teleplay By
Tracy Tormé

Story By
Tracy Tormé and Lan O'Kun

Directed By
Richard Compton
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Tensions mount as Counselor Troi's arranged marriage nears, and her mother takes a liking for Captain Picard. Meanwhile, a plague ship threatens the planet where they are meeting.

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Troi meets Miller family

Meet the parents

The USS Enterprise-D arrives at the planet Haven where Deanna Troi encounters her mother Lwaxana Troi and is compelled to submit to her late father's marriage arrangement. When she was a child, she was promised as wife to Wyatt Miller, who is now a handsome young medic. Deanna decides to fulfill this promise, although Commander Riker is very reluctant to this due to his feelings towards her.

In the meantime, Deanna's mother, Lwaxana and the Miller family arrive on the Enterprise to make the necessary arrangements for the wedding. However, Lwaxana's eccentric behavior causes friction as she demands the traditional Betazoid marriage ceremony, during which all participants are expected to be nude, be respected. Additionally, Lwaxana has the gift of annoying almost everyone, including the calm and peaceful Captain Picard.

As Deanna finally decides to embrace her future life with Wyatt Miller, the latter is less inclined towards this perspective. Ever since he was a child, Wyatt had dreams about a mysterious young woman, whom he believes will be his future wife. Because he knew about his bonding with a Betazoid girl, he had always thought it was Deanna who telepathically projected those images into his mind. Naturally, he is a bit disappointed to see that Deanna was not the woman from his dreams, which she instantly senses and confronts him about.

Petty bickering

"Could you please continue the petty bickering?"

He is afraid that Deanna would always know what he thinks, and she admits that sometimes this would indeed be the case. Nonetheless, he accepts the commitment. Even Lwaxana and the Millers reach a compromise, consenting the wedding be half-Human, half-Betazoid and only Lwaxana and Wyatt's father will go naked. So, everyone is happy except Riker who realizes this will mean unbinding his ties to Deanna, his imzadi.

In the midst of the wedding arrangements, an unknown vessel enters the Haven system. Picard recognizes the ship: a Tarellian ship, a surprising find, since the entire Tarellian civilization was wiped out decades ago by a devastating plague. All of the surviving Tarellians had tried to flee, carrying with them the infection which affected every planet they visited. The last Tarellians were believed to have been wiped out by the Alcyones eight years prior. It was very likely that this ship was carrying a plagued crew... and was heading directly towards Haven, probably due to the fact this planet was believed to have curative properties.

Wyatt Miller on Tarellian ship

Wyatt embraces his destiny

The Enterprise holds the Tarellian vessel with a tractor beam and Picard attempts to negotiate with the crew. Its captain replies that the eight people remaining on his ship wish to live their last days on an isolated beach. However, Wyatt is surprised to find out the woman from his dreams was aboard that vessel. Without any hesitation, he beams aboard the Tarellian vessel without authorization and decides to remain there, to try to cure the Tarellians. Everyone is shocked but they respect his decision. The Tarellians agree to move on, removing the threat to Haven, and are released to return to space.

Log Entries Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

"Look at your father, Wyatt. He just can't wait to rip off his clothes for that barbaric ceremony!"

- Victoria Miller

"Your mother relented. And I just caught my father practicing naked in front of his mirror."

- Wyatt Miller, on how a compromise on the traditional Betazoid nude wedding was structured

"They must not be permitted to destroy us. Or the planet."

- Picard, upon viewing a Tarellian plague ship

"Actually, Bill was concerned that you might be upset that I care deeply for him, too."

- Deanna Troi, referring to Commander Riker as "Bill" when explaining the Commander's outburst on the holodeck

"Hello, Wyatt. We always thought you were a dream."

- Wrenn

"How could you let this happen? My son surrounded by those horrible lepers!"

- Victoria Miller, to Picard after her son Wyatt beams over to the Terellian plague ship

"Thank you for the drinks."

- Homn, to Picard, his only spoken line in the entire series

"Stop this petty bickering, all of you! Especially you, mother!"
"Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing."

- Deanna Troi and Data

"That was meant as a joke, captain."
"I was not amused."

- Deanna Troi and Picard

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Continuity Edit

  • This is the second and last time in which Commander Riker is referred to as "Bill." He was previously called "Bill" in "The Naked Now".
  • This is the one and only time that Homn speaks.
  • The MSD in engineering is replaced with a wall and a fake cargo bay-type door in this episode, to give the illusion of a corridor lounge.
  • Curtains made of pearl strings, as seen in Lwaxana Troi's quarters, appear only in this episode.
  • This episode was produced as the third episode after the pilot, but aired later in the season. This creates a small error in continuity, as Deanna hadn't seen her mother for some time. However, in the previous episode to air, "Hide and Q", Deanna is away visiting her home in Betazed.

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2356; accent; Alcyone; arch; Beta Cassius; Beta Cassius system; Betazed; Betazoid; Betazoid chime; Betazoid gift box; Betazoid wedding; bridge; chair; chameleon rose; Class M; Constellation-class; Constitution-class; desktop monitor; drawing; earring; Earth; First Electorine; fork; harp; Haven; holodeck; hologram; Holy Rings of Betazed; hypospray; imzadi; jewelry; kiss; knife; medical doctor; mirror; model; moon; necklace; observation lounge; painting; plague; planet; ready room; Richard III; ring; rose; Sacred Chalice of Rixx; spoon; statue; sun; Tarella; Tarellian; Tarellian Civil War; Tarellian starship; Transporter Room 1; transporter system; Troi, Ian Andrew; sign language; Starfleet Academy; stargate; turbolift; United Federation of Planets; unnamed plants; valet; VISOR; window; Xelo

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Previous episode:
"Hide and Q"
Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Next episode:
"The Big Goodbye"

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