||An interesting attempt. The idea of a 'joined species' was clearly worth following up (seven years of DS9 proved that!) but there obviously had to be a few retcons. Still, maybe they were not as big as we thought, because I think the odd trace of Riker did emerge in Will Odan (as we should call him) so maybe the differences are not so big after all. The biggest problem, though, is Odan and Beverley's 'reassociation' (which DS9 subsequently made a whole episode out of). Practically, if the hosts can be male or female, this sort of thing was bound to happen sometimes. I'm not sure what message the writer was sending out here. Is love supposed to be something that conquors both gender and sexuality? Whatever it was, it didn't quite work. As a singular story, the rest of episode itself was fairly standard fare. We knew that peace would come eventually. Jonathon Frakes managed to handle the transition to a very different role well enough, and (Cheryl) Gates McFadden also managed OK. Verdict, a half-decent episode.