Wow, the ending to Junkyard Dogs was heart wrenching.
Jay’s not a bad sort, all things considered. Scotty could have done far worse. And ultimately, Jay’s involvement in Monty’s life, however brief, sent him down the road that would help him find his life’s work.
On a completely unrelated note, I’ve got to ask, what did you think of Scott’s portrayal in TNG’s Relics?
Yes, he put ideas in that kid's head, and those are definitely an important part of the story. And Jay surprised me; I was amazed how much I came to really like him as time wore on.
...do you really want my opinion? LOL! No, seriously, because it's not exactly complimentary to the TNG crew, who I actually like most of the time. Or the writers. I'll be glad to give it to you, but wanna make sure you actually want it.