As far as I'm concerned, the only thing "Shades of Gray" does right is make Riker the injured party, because I'd rather watch him in flashback than anyone else at this point.
Yes, we get it. MEG digs Frakes/Riker. There's no feminist diatribe where he's concerned. Let's list all the chicks he's had in the series up to this point, that's cool, no problem. Riker doing anything sexist is a real dilemma for MEG. Kinda like broccoli-flavored pork rinds for George Bush, Sr.
As far as I'm concerned, this was a mediocre clips episode rushed out the door so the crew could start their vacations. Not the worst episode but near the bottom of my list.