I was never wild about this one. I understand that not everyone gets a heroic death full of meaning and symbolism, that often it's sudden, random, and pointless, but I don't care for that in my fiction. Certainly not like this. At the time I saw this episode it just seemed downright spiteful towards Denise Crosby. Monster of the week permanently killing off a main cast member? Just... no, that's what redshirts are for.