King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Also, all this time and I never realized Geordi was bumped up several ranks to go with his uniform change and new job!
Didn't quite happen that fast . He was still a Lt the whole of the second season. First reference to Lt. Cmdr was Season 3 ("Evolution" if Memory Alpha is correct.)
And from season 1("Lonely Among Us"):
LAFORGE: So, Worf, why the interest in this? It's just routine maintenance on the sensor assemblies.
WORF: Simple, Geordi. Our Captain wants his junior officers to learn, learn, learn.
LAFORGE: Not just the junior ones. Okay, you hold this relay offline while I adjust these sensor circuits.
there is Geordi doing routine maintenance. Also note the implication that La Forge is a senior officer, not a junior one.