Good episode, but I will agree it did seem a little rushed. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I would prefer an episode with a too fast tempo instead of a slow one.
There's only so much you can stuff into a 50 min episode though, I thought it was well done. The music scores are pretty good in this episode, especially at the part where Riker says to the kid/alien "I don't wanna play anymore."
Riker to picard...."shut, that close your mouth, stop talking" WIN
Yeah, that was pretty good.
Riker: "Shut Up!"
Picard: "I beg your pardon
Riker "I said shut up
! As in close your mouth and stop talking!"
Yeah, that was pretty funny.
Also, the part where Riker figures out that his 'wife' was only a holographic program. That part, and watching Riker's facial expression turn from bright to dark in a nanosecond as the realization hit him - was pretty good acting, as well as a great music cue.