Re: Episode of the Week: The Neutral Zone
Well, "Conspiracy" was a conclusion of a story - the one vaguely introduced in "Coming of Age". Carrying a storyline across more than two episodes would probably not have occurred to the writers, what with it being so damn difficult to keep things coherent even as was. But any of the later Season 1 episodes could have launched its own two-story arc:
I don't know if we can call Conspiracy a conclusion of a story. I mean it obviously ended up that way seeing as they never did a follow up episode. However, you can't deny that the ending of that episode was anything other than foreshadowing of a later encounter with the parasites.
Searching for something, a million miles and a ways to go.