Advertisements A lot bugged me about this episode when I first saw it years ago. Turns out I was right. But first, for a positive comment--the "split screen" stuff with both Picards was extremely good. So good, in fact, I actually Googled to see if he had a twin (like they did in Terminator 2 with Linda Hamilton's twin sister). OK, that's out of the way. Wow, what a bunch of drek. First, Riker is making "omelets" (according to Pulaski...btw, who has ale with eggs?), but then he just scrambles them up...and poorly. Then, as the episode really kicks off, Riker doesn't seem to recognize an Enterprise shuttlecraft. I'll grant you that the little box on sticks shuttlecraft from the second season didn't have any distinguishing markings...but Riker read the registration of the Enterprise off of the El-Baz like he had no idea what it was. And just to break to talk about sets and tech...is this the first time we have seen the shuttlebay? Seems like we caught a glimpse of it with a decent shuttle in The Child; this view just kind of sucks. And did anyone else notice how nobody used a full name when using intra-ship communications? OK, back to complaining. We spend the next 20 minutes with Picard not being too sure of himself, and everybody wondering what to do. Call me crazy, but I'm all for plan A--turn the heck around. To conclude the episode, we wind up with one Picard apparently killing the other (WTF?) using a phaser in an unlocked locker next to the door (WTF?), and deciding to high tail it into the energy whirlpool, because, well, WTF? I'll grant that this is still way ahead of a lot of Season 1...but it seemed like a decent looking waste of time.