"Wesley, you will be missed" -
Heartfelt farewell made by Captain Jean Luc
Picard (Patrick Stewart) to Ensign Wesley
Crusher (Wil Wheaton) on the sci-fi series STAR
TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/SYN/1987-94.
Picard and Wesley
On the November 19, 1990 episode "Final Mission"
(Stardate 44307.3) Ensign Wesley Crusher is
about to leave the Enterprise-D to attend
Starfleet Academy. Before he goes, Captain Jean
Luc Picard invites Wesley on a final mission
that will involve negotiating with miners on
planet Pentarus 5.
Unfortunately, their malfunctioning shuttle
craft crash lands on a desert-like moon, thus
forcing Picard and Wesley to walk across a hot
and arid plain in search of water.
Eventually, they find water in a large cavern,
but the cavern's water supply is protected by a
force field. While searching for a way to get at
the water, a bunch of falling rocks threatens
Wesley and Picard pushes him out of danger but
takes the brunt of the damage.
Desperate for water, Wesley finally cracks the
force field's security code, and re-hydrates an
injured Picard. When the Away Team from the
Enterprise-D arrives, they rescue Picard and
place him on a stretcher.
As Picard is being carried away, he asks to talk
with Wesley. First, Picard says "Ensign, what
are you doing in such a filthy uniform?" then he
shakes his hand and says "Wesley, you will be
This was the last time the Wesley character
appeared as a recurring character on the
program. Wesley was the teenage son of Dr.
Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), the head
physician on the starship Enterprise-D.
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