10. Picard, His Eyes Open
Episode: Darmok (5.02)
While this far from a bone-chilling moment, it’s incredibly satisfying watching the brilliantly diplomatic Picard learn the basics of a new language under extreme duress.
9. Trial For Data’s Life
Episode: The Measure of a Man (2.09)
Even more contrived and ridiculous than the courtroom scene in The Drumhead, but Picard’s passionate closing arguments still carry a ton of weight.