On the one hand, I can actually see why Ira Behr likes the episode: it's different from what Trek usually does, and I think it does work, if you like this sort of thing. For the most part, I don't.
I'm likely to have tomatoes thrown at me for saying this, but I'd argue His Way
is just as daring of an episode as the one that preceded it in challenging Trek conventions. Only... the other way.
should not have been back-to-back tho'.