Yesterday I was watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the one where Wesley and Captain Picard fly to a starbase together in a shuttlecraft and it's totally awkward. I remember the episode being better than it was because it gave a lot of backstory on Picard's character for the first time, but once you know what happened, it wasn't so good anymore. No episode of that show will ever compare to the best episode of all time, The Inner Light. The entire series was absolutely worth it just for that one episode. It was not a season or series finale, it didn't make any major changes to the continuity - it was just a fucking awesome episode all around. All Captain Picard, all the time, and at the end when he pulls out the flute and starts playing it, it's heartbreaking. Here is a guy whose one biggest life regret is never having children, and he gets this opportunity to live an entire lifetime as another person, raising kids, being a family man, etc. And at the end he finds out it was all an illusion, but the passage of time and the experiences - literally decades of them - were real to him. A lot of other series have episodes that stand out from the rest. FOCUS: Name a TV series and identify its best episode, then explain why it is the best. If you just identify which one was the best without some exposition, you will likely be struck from behind with a banhammer. RULE: You may also identify the best book, movie, or videogame in a series, but only if the series has 10 or more elements in it. So you can argue about the best James Bond movie, but not the best Star Wars movie. Also, no music.