Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 16


Aired Unknown Mar 02, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • As close to a tearjerker as it gets in ST:TNG

    A good plot that takes the premise of medical ethics as its main theme. Centring the story around Worf was an excellent decision as he is probably the only character that could keep this from being run-of-the-mill. The conflict between Worf and his Klingon conscious allows the viewer to sympathise with the modern day plight of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Ryker actually does something I approve of and doesnt aid his friend giving him the chance to grasp an experimental treatment. This treatment is also another source of conflict better Dr. Bev and the specialist brought to help. I love it when Bev gets all ginger on someones ass! Just wish theyd had given her more storylines of that nature.

    To summarise there are no battles in this episode, but Worf struggle to find come to terms with his illness allows another look at the relationship between himself and Alexander - another dynamic theyd should have used more.

    Anyways, well worth a look for something that doesnt have any battle action.
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