||There seemed to be a touch of desperation about this episode. As I understand it, Denise Crosby wanted to leave, and they needed a way to make her death seem meaningful. Therefore, they created the ultimate evil creature and allowed it to kill her. That part did not quite work, because the idea of Armus is a bit wrong. So some sort of super-alien civilization found a way to shed the evil parts of themselves as a living creature . . . then just abandoned it. Surely, even without the evil parts of themselves, they must have known how dangerous it could be if it got loose, yet they still left it. It did a lot of evil things, but killing Yar was a bit pointless. It gave Armus no release and contributed nothing to the story other than making him/it look evil. A desperate way to kill a character. However, despite her apparently needless death, Tasha Yar's memorial was a poignient moment. The first major character to die and not come back. She was a half-decent character, and I'm glad we got to see her (and her daughter) a few times since.