There is great character interaction and development in this episode. The depth of feelings the characters have for each other is clearly reflected in this episode. Joe Early is discovered to be in need of by pass surgery. Bobby Troupe's acting ability comes to the forefront as a man facing his own mortality. His acting is convincing and realistic.
Julie London and Robert Fuller also demonstrate excellent acting in this episode. Their performance as concerned friends is very realistic. The interaction between their characters in this episode was great too. All the Dixie/Kel fans enjoyed it.
Mantooth and Tiege's performance was also excellent. Captain Stanley's performance as the concerned Captain and listening ear was great.
Writing for this episode was great. The cast carried it off perfectly.