250 - Thomas' Second Chance
"Second Chances" - There are a few guest characters in the Trek franchise who get a "sequel" in a later episode. One is Thomas Riker, a transporter double of Commander William T. Riker, who pops up later in the "Deep Space Nine" episode - "Defiant." The trio revisits his first appearance in "The Next Generation" - "Second Chances." Trek has done many "double" episodes; "The Enemy Within" (TOS), "Datalore" (TNG), "Deadlock" (VOY), and "Similitude" (ENT), to name a few. However, the incident of the two Rikers is different in many ways - the trio discusses how it's a "slower" episode that takes it time with characters, focuses on the oft-ignored Deanna Troi, and asks us whether we prefer Thomas or Will. If you haven't seen this episode recently, why not give it a "second chance" and join the discussion?