Star Trek: The Next Generation


Episode Number174 (7.22)
Production Number274
Original Airdate15-May-1994
TeleplayNicholas Sagan
DirectorLes Landau
Picard discovers that Jason is his son

Picard receives a disturbing message from renegade Ferengi Daimon Bok, whose son Picard killed in battle years before. Bok says he plans to avenge that death by killing Picard's son, Jason Vigo. Picard is unaware he had a son, but did have a relationship with Vigo's mother twenty-four years earlier. Since Jason is in danger regardless of his parentage, Picard sets course for Camor V, where the young man lives, locates and beams the surprised young man aboard. He is even more surprised when Picard fills him in on the situation, and agrees to take a genetic test, which soon reveals that Picard is Jason's father.

Guest Cast

Lee Arenberg (DaiMon Bok)
Ken Olandt (Jason Vigo)
Peter Slutsker (DaiMon Birta)
Amy Pietz (Sandra Rhodes)
Michelan Sisti (Tol)

  • Bok appeared in the first season episode "The Battle", but was played by Frank Corsentino.
  • Jason is not actually Picard's son. Bok resequenced Jason's DNA to make it appear that Picard was his father.