In the sixth season episode "Lessons," we're introduced to the head of Stellar Sciences on the Enterprise-D, Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren. In the course of this episode of The Next Generation, Picard and Daren fall in love, Picard shares with her the importance of his music from his experience in "The Inner Light," and the relationship eventually doesn't work out because of the worry of losing someone to the dangers of serving on a starship.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Rob Chapman, who runs the Trek Book Club on Twitter, to talk about The Next Generation episode "Lessons." The discussion includes talking about what we love about Nella Daren and the Picard-Daren relationship, the possible perils of workplace romance, what Picard's music means to him, and the various scenes and moments in the episode that we enjoy.
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:03)
Welcome, Rob! (00:02:22)
Trek Book Club (00:07:33)
Initial Thoughts on "Lessons" (00:10:19)
Workplace Romance (00:14:47)
Crusher and Daren (00:38:29)
Other Scenes We Enjoy (00:41:40)
Dangerous Situation (00:45:45)
Math Moment! (00:49:41)
A Daren What If (00:51:46)
Final Thoughts (00:54:41)
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)