In 2365, Davies, along with Ensigns Hildebrant and Alans, and another scientist, Prixus, was chosen by Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher for planetary mineral surveys. Crusher's team was tasked with solving the mystery of the geological instability of the Selcundi Drema sector planets.
When he learned that he was a member of a team with a married couple, Davies seemed skeptical at first as according to himself, he liked to break up married teams.
Davies seemed very snide towards Wesley initially, even offering to take over for him if he needed to. Wesley asked Davies to perform an ico-spectrogram on the Selcundi Drema system, but Davies called into question the necessity of this, and Wesley backed down from giving an actual "order" to perform the scan. Following this, Wesley spoke with Commander Riker about the challenges of command and changed his tactics. Subsequently, Wesley ordered Davies to perform the ico-spectrogram, and he complied without question. (TNG: "Pen Pals")