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- Riker's decision to stay aboard the Enterprise is retroactively justified when the USS Melbourne, the ship he would have commanded, is destroyed by the Borg at Wolf 359. It's not the first time in the series this little narrative trick has been employed - kind of a lazy resolution to the problem, to be honest.
- That same battle will have important implications for Deep Space Nine, TNG's first spinoff series.
- Part 2 is generally considered to be the weaker of the two episodes but I prefer it. As noted last week, it has important implications for the development of Picard. Over the long run, I feel Jean-Luc's efforts to come to terms with what happened to him represent the most meaningful fallout from this story. As such, I feel that "Family," the next episode, is actually more interesting. That one, in turn, helps lay the groundwork for an absolutely stunning DS9, Season 7 episode. But I'm getting way ahead of myself...
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