I like this episode. I remember watching it the first time it aired. Somehow you just can't recapture the first viewing experience of certain episodes,and this is one of them. I enjoyed seeing Frakes and the others in age make up. I was particulalry impressed with Troi in this episode. She has a calmness to her and a wisdom that I wish we'd seen more of in TNG. She comes across as a centre and rock for Riker, something we do see from time to time, and it's nice to see it again here. I remember reading somewhere that they were toying making Riker the impromptu father rather than Worf, and had this continued it would have been interesting to see him raise the alien child.