A thought that recently occurred to me; as one of those happy serendipities of navigating in a shared universe, a detail in Watching the Clock takes on new significance given the events of The Fall. In the former, we learn that many who know of the temporal detection grid suspect that Bacco must have implemented the original plan, that she was one of the more likely candidates due to her charisma, and her leadership during what was arguably the Federation's most trying period - the Borg Invasion and its aftermath, the rise of the Typhon Pact, the secession of Andor. But given what happened in The Fall, it would now seem that there's another reason for her semi-mythic status uptime: no-one knows much about what she was thinking or doing behind the scenes in those troubled years. She never wrote her memoirs. She never appeared on episodes of Illuminating the City of Light in the years or decades following her terms in office, to explain her insights. She doesn't have years of post-presidency to mine for clues. She was there, the pin holding the Federation together for a handful of years that were almost certainly its most trying, and then she was gone. (Okay, she was alive for many decades before she became president, but that's of limited relevance to what she learned, became privy to and achieved while in office). She must be one of later history's most illusive figures. No wonder she attracts those investigating other mysteries. I think that worked out pretty nicely.