This episode was one of the somewhat uncommon instances where basically everyone in the cast was utilized to propel the narrative. Particularly notable is the verbal exchange between Picard and Commander Tomalek. The dialogue for Picard was especially well written and we are afforded a window, albeit limited, into what it means to be Romulan both from an inside and outside perspective. The interaction between Worf & Riker and Worf & Picard ably worked to develop both character sets more than the usual episode. This is also the second episode in a row for Geordi to get some much needed character development time and I feel that the whole episode was a success.
Over all, this is a fine addition to the TNG series.