OAD: 4/25/1988 Ah, finally Tasha bites it. Oh, sorry, that's a spoiler. A few real time thoughts: Personal Log of Leland T Lynch, Leland T Lynch reporting. Leland T Lynch woke up this morning and Leland T Lynch gave Leland T Lynch a shower. Then Leland T Lynch drank some coffee that Leland T Lynch prepared... I never liked this dilithium tray thing. It shows up later in the series as well, but in this episode it just looks like the dilithium monster took a giant dump on a cookie sheet. I love how a 12" wide oil slick completely blocks their path. I didn't remember Tasha dying so early in the episode. And I never understood why she wound up with that mark on her cheek, other that just as a poor visual reminder that the slime monster killed her. Troi put in some decent acting. The ultra evil lifeform seems more like a high school prankster. I'm trying to remember if the fact that Tasha was already dead made me think they might have the guts to kill off Riker as well. I don't think it did, because Tasha's death was a pretty big media event (for the day). I have to admit, I pretty much phased out during the last chunk of the episode. There was really nothing in the entire episode that grabbed my attention. It wasn't a *bad* episode...it was just kind of "there". It's like they knew they had to kill off Tasha and they built the story from there.