|Episode||177 & 178|
|Airdate||May 23, 1994|
|Directed by||Winrich Kolbe|
|Written by||Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore|
|Executive Producers||Michael Piller, Rick Berman & Jeri Taylor|
|Also Starring||LeVar Burton|
|Guest Stars||John De Lancie|
A bewildered Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) finds himself moving uncontrollably back and forth through time. One minute he's aboard the Enterprise, the next, he's twenty-five years in the future, working on his vineyard in France. Then suddenly he finds himself seven years in the past, being escorted aboard the Enterprise for the first time.
While his crew suspects Picard of suffering from a debilitating mental disease, Picard struggles to convince them to investigate a temporal anomaly in the Neutral Zone that he believes to be related to his problem.
Picard soon discovers that Q (John de Lancie) is responsible for his erratic time travels. Caught in a paradox that Q has devised, Picard realizes he must risk his life and the lives of his crew to save humanity.