Probably the weakest episode of the season so far... and the only one I'd place below "The Star Gazer" from season 2, but still I'd say 8.5/10. I can understand why an advance reviewer was basically saying wait to watch it back to back with 308. The most bottle show, constrained budget episode yet of the season. Great to see Tim Russ again, but damn did they go freelance on his ear makeup. For that I'll round down to 8 instead of rounding up. No Riker, Troi, Worf, Raffi... Was expecting something a little more for Vadic's backstory, like not even originally being a Changeling, but at the same time it makes sense Section 31 would have needed prisoners to create the original bioweapon to begin with. And at least using Section 31 here is relatively restrained. Almost everyone's now rocking leather jackets... congrats to season 3 costume designer Michael Crow for really improving on the initial designs from season 2 Some great Geordi / Data--Lore interaction. Jack / Sidney "-ship" advances, now with some telepathy(?).