The season started with the threat of the Borg who are terrifying but their purpose is simple and they aren’t necessarily cruel, just dispassionate. The Romulans, however, close out the season with their own terror which is far more deliberate and cruel. Having Geordi brainwashed and turning on his friends is insidious; the Borg would never put so much effort into something so elaborate. Still, the episode doesn’t deal strongly enough with Geordi’s loss of control and the episode is more of a spy thriller with Data saving the day. Not a bad episode, but it doesn’t really stick the landings.