Trekathon 142: The Dauphin (TNG)

March 11th, 2010

So Wesley turns out to be a bit of a racist prick.

Well, he turns out OK in the final moments of the episode. But by now we know that the correct answer should be, when faced with a beautiful woman who shape-shifts into a monster, that appearances don’t matter. Except that they do, kind of. And so Wesley’s response makes him seem like a much more real character. This is the first episode where Wesley has really driven the plot through his actions, rather than by tripping over a fence, and it’s not bad.

All things considered, that’s now three episodes in a row I’d be happy to call ‘good’, and at long last TNG is on a bit of a run.

142 down, 595 to go.