TNG Episode Overview: Season 2

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 2x01 THE CHILD

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The Enterprise's new Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pulaski is faced with a mystery when Troi is impregnated and gives birth to a rapidly maturing child. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is forced to carry a deadly plasma plague on a mercy mission.
   
 2x02 WHERE SILENCE HAS LEASE

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The Enterprise encounters a strange intelligence known only as Nagilum who makes it clear he intends to kill a third of the crew. Picard is force to enter into a battle of wits in order to save them.
   
 2x03 ELEMENTARY, DEAR DATA

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Data, LaForge and Dr Pulaski are put in incredible danger when the holodeck character Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes program takes control of the Enterprise.
   
 2x04 THE OUTRAGEOUS OKONA

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The Enterprise encounters a freighter whose captain, Thadiun Okona soon charms his way onto the Enterprise. However, Okona's history soon catches up with him when two ships arrive threatening to destroy the Enterprise if Picard doesn't hand him over.
   
 2x05 LOUD AS A WHISPER

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The Enterprise is ordered to escort Federation Negotiator Riva to a dispute between two races. However, when the deaf Riva's 'chorus' is murdered by one of the factions, he has no way to communicate and must rely on Data if he is to succeed at his mission.
   
 2x06 THE SCHIZOID MAN

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After answering a distress call from Gravesworld, Data is taken over by the consciousness of Dr. Ira Graves who refuses to relinquish control.
   
 2x07 UNNATURAL SELECTION

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Investigating the death of all personnel aboard the USS Lantree, Dr. Pulaski exposes herself to a premature aging drug and faces certain death if the crew of the Enterprise can't find an antidote.
   
 2x08 A MATTER OF HONOR

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Participating in an Officer-Exchange Program, Riker is assigned the position of First Officer aboard a Klingon Cruiser. However his loyalties are soon tested when the Klingon Captain orders the destruction of the Enterprise.
   
 2x09 THE MEASURE OF A MAN

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When Data refuses to participate in experiments where he will serve not only as a blueprint but as a spare part supply, he is put on trial. As Data's commanding officer, Picard argues at the suggestion that Data is not a free agent but the property of Starfleet.
   
 2x10 THE DAUPHIN

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Wesley is attracted to the alien princess Salia who is accompanied on the Enterprise by a severe governess as they journey to a world where they will become the new leaders of her civilization.
   
 2x11 CONTAGION

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After witnessing the destruction of the USS Yamato, Picard follows Yamato Captain Varley's haunch that the planet Iconia contains the valuable remnants of a now extinct but technologically advanced civilization.
   
 2x12 THE ROYALE

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Riker, Worf and Data transport to the surface of what should be a poison-shrouded world after finding debris of a NASA space vessel, and discover a structure containing a reproduction of the literary Hotel and Casino Royale.
   
 2x13 TIME SQUARED

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Picard is left beside himself when the Enterprise encounters a future incarnation of himself in a battered Enterprise shuttlecraft, containing visual and captain's logs describing the destruction of the ship and its crew.
   
 2x14 THE ICARUS FACTOR

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Riker is offered advice and a long-overdue retraction of old hostilities from his father, Meanwhile Lieutenant Worf begins to cause concern among his colleagues when he starts acting strangely.
   
 2x15 PEN PALS

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While on an extended research patrol , Data makes contact with a primitive being on an unstable planet which is in immediate danger and has to plead with Picard to help his newfound friend.
   
 2x16 Q WHO

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Q returns once more to the Enterprise and propels the Enterprise thousands of light years to prove to Picard that some threats are too much for humanity, and the Borg is certainly one of these threats.
   
 2x17 SAMARITAN SNARE

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Riker and the crew attempt to rescue Geordi from a slow witted crew of Pakleds who claim to need the engineer's technical expertise, while Picard is at a medical research base receiving a heart transplant.
   
 2x18 UP THE LONG LADDER

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Signals arrive from two colonies, one of which is found to be a motley collection of 'primitives', and the other, a group of desperate clones whose gene pool is fading. When these extremists target an Enterprise away team, Picard is forced to take action.
   
 2x19 MANHUNT

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The Enterprise crew welcomes an Antedian delegatation to a peace summit and Troi's mother, now in a phase of increased sexual activity, has come to the Enterprise to visit Picard, which meets with disapproval from Counselor Troi and amusement from Riker.
   
 2x20 THE EMISSARY

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The Enterprise becomes the temporary home of a special emissary who has been sent to deal with an emergency - a crew of 23rd century Klingons in suspended animation is about to be awakened to wage war against the former enemies of the Klingons - the Federation.
   
 2x21 PEAK PERFORMANCE

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The Enterprise undertakes Federation war-games, as Zakdorn tactical observer Kolrami observes. Picard is pitted against Riker in a maneuver that is harmless until a Ferengi attack puts the crew of the Enterprise in a no-win situation.
   
 2x22 SHADES OF GRAY

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While exploring planet Surata IV with Geordi, Riker is stung by an alien thorn whose poison creeps up his spine toward his brain. Pulaski brings him back to the ship and tries to trigger emotional responses to destroy the poison.