||A second-parter which maintains the excellent standards of the first. The plot holds together very well, and the apparently time-filling subplot from the first part turns out to be crucial. Leonard Nimoy did very well with Spock's big comeback, living up to expectations perfectly, and it was good to see the contrast between Spock and Picard. While the twist with the Romulan Senator turning out to be a mole was obvious in hindsight, I was half-expecting Sela to shoot him in the back as he left. Well done the writers for avoiding the cliché. Some things are worth mentioning, firstly, I wish that the makers of another Star Trek series had remembered those Vulcan ships, they would have looked right at home in the 22nd Century. Secondly, Patrick Stewart's make-up, it was sometimes hard to tell that it was really him under there. Thirdly, all those shoulder pads (or were they curtain rails). Anyway, oddities aside, it was a very good episode.