Robert Comsol wrote:
Interesting that Picard never suspected she might be a Q. But he probably thought, that if this were the case, "his" Q would have interfered to expose the imposter.
After all, playing the antagonist and "devil" in this part of the galaxy was usually Q's job.
I haven't seen the episode in a long time, but I thought the crew discussed the possibility of her being either a
Q or the
Q, and then dismissed it early on in the episode.