Q just appeared in Ten Forward.... with Captain Picard.
As far as we can tell (and that's without taking Q's word for it), this is the real Captain Picard, not a figment of Q's twisted imagination. Q took Captain Picard from his transport to Earth (over a hundred light years from here), and brought him back to the Enterprise. Q claims that he was "kicked out of the Continuum, and wants to join our crew".
Naturally, both Captain Halloway, and Captain Picard have refused Q's request. Trouble has no place among a Starfleet crew.
Q responded by telling the captains that we don't know the dangers out there in deep space, and that we can more easily overcome them with an omnipotent Q in our crew. He then -- in an instant -- propelled the Enterprise 7,000 light years into the Delta Quadrant.
When Q vanished from the Enterprise, so did Captain Halloway. We can only hope that the Captain is safe and unharmed.
I don't know if this message will be posted to the Federation subspace network, but I have shared it nonetheless. We are 7,000 light years into the Delta Quadrant. We have no idea what waits for us out there. But, I guess we're going to find out.
-Lieutenant Sam Archer