Re: "Demons": My thoughts
"Demons" was my favorite of the two part series finale. It is one of the most subtle and incisive of the Trek "message" shows. I'd put it up against any of the TNG or DS9 message episodes.
Duckman: I'll never forget the last thing my father said to me...
Cornfed: "Careful son, I don't think the safety's on"?
Duckman: BEFORE THAT!!!