Awful isn't really adequate a word. Don't know why I gave it a three. Not sure what is plot and what is sub-plot, but it is just plain painful. Between them the entire cast seem to lose all form of acting ability, not helped by a story line which is poor beyond all imagining. Majel Barrett has been a grat servant to the series, and Mrs Troi can be amusing, but she is totally culpable for this one, given that she helped write it.
One can't help feeling that if the plot ideas came from anywhere else it would never have made it to the screen.