This is a strange episode to process. On the one hand it’s very uneven, mostly because it’s trying to fit a season’s worth of episodes into 40min, but it does somehow still work. Granted, the Admiral should not have been intractable and Lal’s progression was too rapid, but otherwise there was some strong emotion here. The best part was the Admiral describing Data trying to save Lal’s life rather than showing it. By having the audience imagine Data trying to save her makes us connect with him much more than by just showing it. I’d say this was a pretty good episode, in even and rushed, but memorable.