Season Two Cheat Sheet
Major notes: In season two, TNG really starts getting into its groove, allowing the established cast to shine in character-focused episodes. The crew changes, and notable supporting characters show up, including Guinan the bartender/listener, tech-obsessed hive-minded villain(s) The Borg, and Worf’s awesome former lady-friend K'Ehleyr.
Best episode: The Data-centered episode “The Measure of a Man” makes the cut for the season’s best, as it focuses solely on a trial to determine whether or not Data is considered a sentient being or property of the Federation.
Episode to skip: Definitely pass on the season finale “Shades of Gray.” It’s a clip-based episode, so there’s nothing in it you haven’t already seen.
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