||Well, this was curious, but not all that interesting. They had two parallel stories, one about Picard and his past, the other involving Mannheim's temporal experiment. This seems to be a partial re-use of "The Alternative Factor" (which was not a good episode) and it barely makes any more sense here. Besides, tampering with the fabric of space and time seems like a bad idea, but that was reasonable enough to solve. Picard's past, abandoning Jenice the way he did, actually makes more sense. Picard is supposedly Hornblower in space, and sometimes has a lot of trouble dealing with his feelings, so it makes sense that he would stand her up, then regret it ever since. Still, it did not quite make up for the weaker A-story. I can't decide whether I disliked it or whether it was genuinely a bad episode, so I'll compromise by giving it two stars.