[TNG] Season 4, Episode 7: Reunion
This episode establishes a few major elements to the Klingons: The villainy of the house of Duras, members of which pop up throughout The Next Generation; and Gowron, who plays a significant role in TNG and especially in Deep Space Nine. It also introduces Alexander, Worf’s son, who isn’t a problem in this episode but is a pretty consistent bummer in all his subsequent appearances. Aside from the continued intrigue of the Klingon high council and a deftly plotted (though not the most original) mystery, the main reason “Reunion” earns a four is because it contains some of the best Worf scenes in the entire franchise. His connection to K’Ehleyr feels pretty real, and Worf’s reaction to her death make sense but also catches the viewer off guard. It’s uncommon for Trek to resort to this type of violence, but I think it’s pretty effective in this case.
Read more at Memory Alpha
K’Ehleyr shows up, and she has a boy. uh oh
The Klingon chancellor has been poisoned. He wants Picard to mediate the selection of the next chancellor while figuring out which of the two candidates murdered him.
Worf is the boy’s father, but Worf can’t claim him because then he would share in Worf’s dishonor. K’Ehleyr doesn’t buy that Worf gave up the fight for his father’s honor.
The two contenders to be the next chancellor, Gowron and Duras, show up.
But then a bomb goes off!
Worf tries to teach the kid the ways of the Klingons.
They figure out that the bomb was a Romulan design.
K’Ehleyr tries to get to the bottom of what happened with Worf’s dishonor.
Duras gets word that she’s snooping around
Crusher figures out that the bomb came from inside of one of Duras’ guys!
Duras murdered K’Ehleyr!!
Worf tells his son to look at the body of his mother, to see death and never forget it.
Worf grabs his bat’leth and takes off his starfleet pin. It’s about to get real y’all.
He fights Duras and straight up MURDERS him! I like how Riker realizes what Worf is going to do and scrambles to stop him, but doesn’t arrive in time.
Worf mercifully (for the sake of the kid, Worf, and the audience) sends the kid to live with his grandparents on Earth.
<Previous Episode——————————————————– Next Episode>