Writer(s): Maurice Hurley Director(s): Robert Bowman
Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien
John de Lancie as Q
Lycia Naff as Sonya
Synopsis: The mysterious Q returns claiming that he has been asked to leave the Q-continuum and that he wishes to join the Enterprise crew. He tells Picard that they need him as a guide because humanity is unprepared for what awaits them. When Picard insists they are, Q hurls the Enterprise several thousand light-years away where they encounter the Borg, a race of cyborgs.