A lot of great things happening here. Transwarp? Ok, sure. I always wondered what happened to that. I mean if it hadn't been for Scotty, shouldn't that already be the norm by now? And on the plus side ... nobody turned into lizards.
Sandhurst's heart-to-heart with Pava was revealing and finally addressing his rather surprising shortcomings of late. And after this little chat I'm still not convinced he's the man for the job. He practically just admitted that he won't be able to make the tough calls. If it were up to me, I'd like to see Pell back in the XO position. Now that lady really left an impression. Having said that, I do look forward to a Sandhurst/Lar'agos team. It feels kinda right.
And, uh, did the Amon just arrive in the Alpha Quadrant? Things just went from bad to off-the-scale, it's-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it, run-for-your-lives, worse.