||Well, this was very good. Lwaxana Troi, a woman with an ego the size of a small moon, was played to perfection by Majel Barrett, but that didn't stop her being utterly insufferable. A re-use of the old theme of the counsellor (in this case) who can handle everything except her own family, but it worked very well here. We can also see how the Betazoid black eyes happened by accident. Still, we had some vaguely-entertaining personality clashes in some scenes - although Data got in one good line. The Tarellian plague ship B-story seemed only partially important. Although surely the solution suggested, planting the survivors on a deserted island, would be better than nothing. The whole end was an irritating deus ex machina, the other woman and the apparent intervention of fate wrapping up the whole story. Far too easy.