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Old July 7 2013, 02:55 AM   #40
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Re: William T. Riker - Character Assassination or Praise

xvicente wrote: View Post
Not exactly after TBOBW. Picard was just recovering from locutusitis, bettre keep Riker there.
There's a reasonable justification there for keeping Riker around for a while longer. We might assume that somebody at Statfleet took him aside and said, "Y'know, Will, you're a captain now. And we won't blame you if you tell us to blow it out our ass and you want your own command. But we'd really like you to stay as Enterprise XO for a while longer and just make sure Picard can still do the job." And then had him grapple with that for a little bit. I mean, 'First Contact' establishes pretty clearly that Starfleet have still got doubts about Picard and the Borg. It would explain why Riker stayed longer anyway.
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