- The Ensigns of Command*
A lab accident causes microscopic robots, called nanites, to evolve into an intelligent life-form.
- The Survivors
The Enterprise investigates a lonely couple that are the sole survivors of an attack that destroyed their colony.
- Who Watches the Watchers?
A cultural observation team is accidentally discovered by a planet's native humanoids who decide that Captain Picard is their god.
- The Bonding
When an Enterprise crew member, named Marla Aster, is killed on an away mission, a planet's inhabitants attempt to make amends by providing a perfect life for her orphaned son, Jeremy Aster.
- Booby Trap*
- The Enemy
Geordi La Forge and a Romulan officer must cooperate in order to survive on a hostile planet.
- The Price
A Romulan defector crosses the Neutral Zone with a terrifying report of a planned Romulan attack on Federation space.
- The Vengeance Factor
A beautiful young woman is actually an old weapon of death whose mission is to win revenge on a rival clan.
- The Defector
- The Hunted
The Enterprise captures a fugitive whose crime was the fact that his government could not return hum to normal society having converted him into the perfect soldier.
- The High Ground
Beverly Crusher is captured by a terrost who hopes to draw the Federation into his struggle for freedom.
- Deja Q
Q loses his powers and takes refuge on the Enterprise.
- A Matter of Perspective
The holodeck is used to recreate the scene of the crime when Riker is accused of murder.
- Yesterday's Enterprise
The Starship Enterprise-C from the pst emerges into the present, and the shape of time becomes badly distorted.
- The Offspring
Data decides to becoma a parent and builds and android daughter called Lal.
This was the first episode directed by actor Jonathan Frakes.
- Sins of the Father
Worf returns to the Klingon Homeworld to defend his late father against charges of treason.
Picard is kidnapped by unknown aliens, who lock him in a room with other humanoids in an effort to study the concept of authority.
- Captain's Holiday
Captain Picard on vacation at the resort planet Risa, becomes involved in archaeological intrigue with a beautiful woman named Vash.
- Tin Man
The Enterprise investigates a living spaceship, called Gomtuu, that is dying of loneliness.
- Hollow Pursuits
A reclusive Enterprise engineer compensates for his social awkwardness by creating holodeck simulations in which he is king.
This episode features the first appearance of Reginald Barclay.
- The Most Toys
A eccentric and cruel collector decides to add Data to his collection.
Ambassador Sarek travels aboard the Enterprise for a crucial diplomatic mission, but he suffers from an emotionally debilitating disease.
- Ménage à Troi
A Ferengi DaiMon kidnaps Lwaxana Troi and hopes of using her empathic senses in his business dealings.
Beverly Crusher saves a mysterious fugitive who is transforming into a noncorporeal energy being.
- The Best of Both Worlds, Part I