Mar 9, 2021
Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Outrageous Okona” (part 3 of 6)
When we return from commercial, Okona’s ship is still being towed behind the Enterprise. Riker goes to Engineering and asks Geordi about the state of repairs, obviously wanting the cretin off his ship before he screws every woman in sight and gets to Counselor Troi just by default.
Wesley, who is now obviously in desperate, hopeless love with Okona, asks Riker what he thinks of the guy. Riker calls him an “interesting man”. Then he says, “Oh, wait, you asked about Okona?” No, just kidding. Actually, he then says, “We’ve seen how he handles his ship. Apparently, he knows how to handle people as well!” Meaning? He knows how to ride them hard and wear down their zelebium contacts?
Wesley asks why Okona works alone. Riker, suddenly the expert on Okona for no apparent reason, says, “He’s a man who lives his life by his own rules! He does what he does by choice. His choice! Someday, you’ll make yours!” Wesley announces, “I already have!” I’m going to marry Okona when I grow up!