...and, by the way, when I watch TNG: Parallels, and I really think about it and get myself into the story, I do feel a bit bad for "Shabby Riker" who got "blowed up" (blowed up real good). Poor guy.
I'm not a Riker or TNG fan, but even I felt sorry for Shabby Riker
What's that word I'm looking for? Ummm...empathy. That's it.