I don't if this has been discussed before or if so, how often, but I throw it out. Back in late 1992, I was in training for my job when I struck up a conversation with another trainee about TNG. He told me how he and some of his coworkers who were Trek fans believed that Wes was Picard's son. He explained that in a couple of episodes in which Beverly and Jean-Luc were likely about to die together (The High Ground and Darmok, IIRC) Beverly states, "Jean-Luc, I have something important to tell you..." Then they get rescued and we never learn what she had to say. Certainly, Picard takes on the role of father-figure for the boy and we know that Jean-Luc knew Beverly very well back to the days when she was dating Jack. What brings this up today is that I just took out my TNG collection and decided to watch an episode from S2 for a change, and I chose Samaritan Snare. While not a 4-star episode, among other things, it sets up the entire plot for a great later episode, Tapestry. Picard is en route a star base to get his artificial heart replaced, with Wes joining him, and the teen tells Picard that he knows the captain is uncomfortable around him because he doesn't like children, but that Picard would have made a great father. With the other two lines, Picard's discomfort with Bev and Wes when they first come onboard the ship, plus the apparent attraction magnified in The Naked Now, Picard being Wes's father would've been a plausible and entertaining reveal in one of the final episodes. Thoughts??