The concept of Picard having a son he didn't know about is a good one, unfortunately the episode bottles out of doing anything interesting with it. To make things worse, Jason is an annoying arrogant ass played by a poor casting choice. Very little works here outside of Patrick Stewart who, as always, gives us a great deal of conflicting emotions and shows his awkwardness at trying to connect to a son he had no idea existed. Then we find out he never was his son, which makes everything feel pointless and reeks of a fear of doing anything adventurous with the show at this point.

DaiMon Bok is a pathetic bad guy and this only serves to push the Ferengi a step backwards, especially when compared to the excellent work going on with them over on DS9).

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