However, there's one thing that I've learned on this ship and that's to be cautious and never to blindly embrace what might appear to be good fortune.

Riker has been captured by an artifact stealing band of mercenaries that the Enterprise has been investigating. Once captured, he plays the role of the disaffected Starfleet officer who's a bit of a rebel and probably about to get kicked out of Starfleet. Baran, the leader of the mercs, is feeling out Riker about whether or not he would want to come and work for him. He wants him to join but he has his reservations.