It’s Long Lost Relative That We’ve Only Ever Had Cursory Mentions Of Week on Trekabout! First up, it’s “Homeward”, which provides us Worf’s human brother in a Very Special Episode about love. Later, in “Sub Rosa”, Dr. Crusher’s dead grandmother’s ghost lover stalks and assaults her. We wish we were kidding.
Could ‘Sub Rosa’ be even worse than ‘Code of Honor’?
The beginning felt off and I thought that maybe the video streaming dropped something so I restarted the episode and found that it hadn’t. As the episode continued, I really wanted to stop watching it but knew that, since Eric and Richard don’t do recaps, I would be lost listening to their podcast and soldiered on. The episode was just SO bad that I almost stopped watching anyway, but I had 20 min to kill and finished watching it. Perhaps it was worse than ‘Code of Honor’, since I didn’t find that episode as hard to watch.
As far as ‘Homeward’, I don’t accept that letting civilization die because of natural disaster is consistent with the Prime Directive, so I wasn’t invested in the central element driving the story. I couldn’t get involved in the story after that.
"Sub Rosa" certainly isn’t as watchable as "Code of Honor", but then, it’s not racist, so it’s kind of a wash! Interesting way to look at it though.