Synopsis: I cannot answer that.
Memory Alpha Summary: Seriously, I cannot answer that.
Review: I love Picard’s opening log: “We expect passage past the Ngame Nebula to be uneventful.” Guess what?
A very ambitious mystery that keeps you guessing right up to the end; this episode is made even more amazing because Data has to consistently…withhold the truth (he never technically outright lies), which confuses and concerns the entire crew. The whole thing is creepy despite no real action. And I totally dig the final revelation.
And then I think…wait a cotton pickin’ minute. So at the end of this episode, they have lost two whole days but think they’ve only lost thirty seconds. What happens when they actually check a time beacon? The ending negates the entire plot!
Still, I love it to pieces.
Have a happy 4th everyone. Here’s a clue: come back Thursday for #9!