This episode reminded me so much of the one early on when there was a writer's strike so they did an hour of "Riker's mind". Granted that was all flashbacks to previously filmed episodes while this was new footage, but fairly identical in tone. If you want to watch lots of crying and no real action, I guess this is a good episode for you.
The most disappointing part is that the episode starts off strong. Lwaxana is back and in her usual role of making Picard terribly uncomfortable. We are introduced to a race that is entirely telepathic. It could've been a quite humorous episode until the sharp left turn to Melodramaville.