Ten best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes
"Chain of Command"
This two-parter from season six is arguably the high water mark of the entire series, particularly part two. Picard is sent on a dangerous covert mission into Cardassian territory, leaving Captain Jellico (played well by Ronny Cox) in command of the Enterprise. Then, in an unusually dark turn for Trek, Picard is captured, and tortured, by the Cardassians. Patrick Stewart and David Warner (playing his Cardassian interrogator) deliver two of the best Trek performances of all time, in the service of strong story that offers one of the most nuanced and realistic treatments of torture in television history. What's not to love?