In Hide and Q, we have the return of one of my favorite characters, the Q. While on route to an emergency situation the enterprise are stopped by the Q and forced to play his games. This time he's not back to taunt Picard, okay maybe a little, instead he's taken an interest in Commander Riker.
After a series of tests, Q offers Commander Riker the ultimate "offer you can't refuse", the power of the Q. Riker accepts conditionally, and thinks he has a handle on the power until the crew are too late to rescue a child. Riker is moved by the death of this child and decides if he had the power of the Q, he would have been able to save her. He goes on to try and prove to the Q, despite Captain Picard's warnings and reservations, and ultimately does the right thing.
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