||The first TNG multi-story arc concludes (or does it). It's a pity they couldn't have run this on a bit more, perhaps with the captains' meeting during the previous episode, but then this was before DS9. As a 'what the heck is going on' episode, it sort of works, but somehow the whole thing seems rushed. Quinn and Remmick were fairly believable, and of course Remmick's death was suitably gory (and edited out in the version I just watched). But one expects the cconspiritors/parasites to have come up with a better plan to deal with someone detecting them. The stop-motion parasites were not done well either, but that was probably lack of budget more than anything. Maybe the confusing pacing took the tension out of it, or maybe the episode needed to be stretched into two parts, or maybe it just needed more thought. A near miss. Interesting, but could have been far more.