Geordi explaining to Beverly why he refuses eye surgery.
Data explaining to Riker what it's like to be an android.
Wesley talking about his father's death.
Picard and Crusher rekindling their friendship.
"I'm a Klingon warrior".
Tasha losing it.
So: all that character exposition that sometimes comes at weird places in the middle of the real action... ;-)
You forgot to mention, the "great pain!"