Like I said, it was a mess. And now nearly 50 years later some of us are trying to "unmess" it. Good luck with that!
Bob Justman said it best when talking about this episode... (paraphrasing) 'When we had a bad episode, it could almost always be traced back to a bad script.' I'll take it further myself, as it appears to moi
that in this instance a bad script can be traced back to convoluted ideas.