Not to bad [sic] for a third season episode.
It's also quite good for, say, a second season episode. It's nowhere near as wretched as Patterns of Force
, The Immunity Syndrome
, or I, Mudd
In fact, Whom Gods Destroy
is head-and-shoulders above a lot of season two.
You are certainly correct that it's better than Patterns of Force. I'm not so sure about the other two though.
But then, I think Whom God's Destroy is head and shoulders above City on the Edge of Forever, so what do I know?