One of the better episodes of the relatively unadventurous final season, and it's all because of the great chemistry between Picard and Crusher. Their scenes together are just a joy and then on top of that we get the great revelation (finally) they they are in love with each other (we suspected this all along, of course). I love seeing the more relaxed, vulnerable side of the Captain.
But then, then ending just puts a stop to all that as Beverly just randomly says no. Very annoying and it's complete nonsense, I presume just due to the fact that the episodes are required to be standalone.
The Picard/Beverly relationship is so much better than the Will/Deanna relationship.
Probably because they're repressed and don't kiss each other all the time.
Pretty unsatisfying ending. I loved the thought of them getting together from the first moment I realised that there is some tension, somewhere in the first season If I remember correctly. The scenes with Picard and Beverly were absolutely gorgeous.
The story around the episode is kinda tailored to give it a bit of a plot, but it's absolutely boring and I wouldn't have missed it. The paranoid guy was pretty annoying.
The whole episode is very transparently constructed to force Crusher and Picard to face their feelings for each other.