I agree, but that's one of the reasons that I don't really like to think about the transporter too deeply. (I'm still not convinced everyone that's been transported isn't some kind of undead copy created from the remains of their former body, killed by the transporter dematerializing them.) So, if Sulu was in the party, would he have popped up with a huge scar? At least until returned? I'm just asking, not disputing, some people ask questions as an opening gambit for argument, I just think the scar should be there if that's the idea of what's happening. But if the conscience was the only thing returned, the bodies should have been in the brig, right? Or the action of the transporter could have rematerialized them from the brig to the pad in one action. Ugh, I'm over analyzing this, aren't I?