Synopsis: A race that experiences no concept of feelings tries to learn some from our emotionally mature Enterprise crew.
Memory Alpha Summary: Better than Cruel Intentions
Review: It’s about time somebody on the crew said something about how ridiculous the formal dresswear for the Federation is. It’s also about time for Worf to yell and pound his chest. Oh wait, he does that all the time. But it’s hilarious here.
Worf: Ambassador Byleth is demanding, temperamental, and rude!
Data: You share all of those qualities in abundance! Perhaps you should try to build on your similarities.
When Worf threatens to rip out the man’s esophagus I cracked up as well. Dorn really got into it.
As for the main plot down on the planet, the twist ending was all right but not terribly concealed. It’s not Picard’s best solo moment, but I always love watching him think his way out of a situation.
And, of course, because it’s season seven, the theme of this episode is incredibly similar to that of Allegiance. The idea machine was broken.