Eric was played by actor Scott Grimes who received no credit for this appearance. Eric's speaking scene was cut from the episode. He and another Enterprise-D teenager, Annette, came to ask Wesley to join them on a holodeckski trip, but Wesley was too busy with work. Eric had a girlfriend, and wanted Wes to come along as a double-date. Later, he helped Annette to sickbay after she injured her leg during a holodeck malfunction caused by the sentientnanites.