Back to the political intrigue, I like it.
I think this last segment allowed a pretty clear picture of the situation of Benzar and perhaps it's future. The Federation is clearly on the back foot here and at this point it would take a minor miracle to avoid losing the world to the Romulans. Merva has obviously hitched her wagon to the Praetor.
We'll have to see if Logan and Section 31 can turn this around. Considering their track record, I'm not overly optimistic.