I really enjoyed this episode. For once, I actually agree with almost all of MEG's points about the episode. The politics of Turkana and the rescue were pretty pedestrian. What really made the episode work were the various character moments and reactions to Ishara--my two favorites being the scene in sickbay where Ishara is criticizing Tasha and Picard sets her straight about the woman her sister became and
the scene between Data and Ishara at the end--one of the more stinging and depressing endings in the series.