Picard sums this one up perfectly in the last minute of the episode: “I was not amused”. Neither was I.
Another obvious attempt at ‘the funny’ falls flat on its face. I’m sure that there are some who would find Lwaxana funny, but to me this just felt like a bad episodes of Desperate Starship Wives.
Still, for the first time my problem with this episode is more with what they were trying to do rather than with the delivery. The acting, writing and directing are really starting to settle down.
116 down, 621 to go.