Contrast Picard's reaction to that of season 7's Liaisons, where he is trapped again in the name of alien research. He takes it much much better that time, despite it being much more compromising. It took a while before we got the softer, gentler Picard.
I'd love to see the next conversation between Picard and Crusher.
Too bad we didn't see more of the Chalnoth. If it's one thing Trek needs more of, it's warrior races.
They easily could have made him a Nausicaan.