It was the best Riker episode of Star Trek:The Next Generation I've seen since it went off the air. To sum up: Riker is dying from a literal broken heart over suddenly remembering the loss of key women in his life. After dealing with this as best as he can, he finally seeks out the advice of Councilor Troy who advises him on a course of action. He then goes to the one place he can always find answers: The Holodeck to recreate the surroundings he last encountered each woman in. Feeling better, he runs to the bridge to assist in an emergency only to run into...the Malcorian child that he unknowingly fathered with Lanel. Touching, but and hear this and recognize the truth: A STORY COMPLEATLY OUT OF CHARICTER FOR JAMES T. KIRK. But a story totally suited for Riker.