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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Ornaran reaction to use of their "cure." InUniverse, even; it's their reaction that clues Dr. Crusher in on what's really going on.
** In a sense, their "symbiosis" is something akin to a toxic friendship: one friend has something, the other friend has to do stuff for that friend in order to get it.


* PlotHole: The freighter ''Sanction'' was carrying both the medicine and the payment for said medicine. Logically, the payment would be delivered to Brekka prior to loading the medicine for the return voyage to Ornara. The payment was on the freighter purely to involve the ''Enterprise'' crew in a dispute of ownership.

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* PlotHole: The freighter ''Sanction'' was carrying both the medicine and the payment for said medicine.it. Logically, the payment would be delivered to Brekka prior to loading the medicine for the return voyage to Ornara. The payment was on the freighter purely to involve the ''Enterprise'' crew in a dispute of ownership.



* SkewedPriorities: How the ''Enterprise'' crew sees the Ornarans beaming their cargo over before themselves when their ship is about to explode, as well as the surviving Ornarans caring more about said cargo than their deceased friends.

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* SkewedPriorities: How the ''Enterprise'' crew sees the Ornarans beaming their cargo over before themselves when their ship is about to explode, as well as the surviving Ornarans caring more about said the cargo than their deceased friends.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: You'd figure the Brekkians would be a little more concerned about going to a planet full of people that are bound to get through their withdrawal, realize that they have been exploited for generations, and take their outrage out on the only two Brekkians that are on their planet.


* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felicitates'' and its Spanish derivative ''felicidad'', both of which mean "happiness". The name practically screams "happy drug."

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* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felicitates'' and its Spanish derivative ''felicidad'', both of which mean "happiness"."felicity," meaning happiness. The name practically screams "happy drug."

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* FirstNameBasis: During their conversation in the turbolift, Picard repeatedly calls Dr. Crusher 'Beverly', indicating both the closeness of their characters and the seriousness of the conversation.


* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felicitates'' and its Spanish derivative ''felizidad'', both of which mean "happiness". The name practically screams "happy drug."

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* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felicitates'' and its Spanish derivative ''felizidad'', ''felicidad'', both of which mean "happiness". The name practically screams "happy drug."


* GoingColdTurkey: Picard hopes to make ''an entire planet'' do this, once the Ornaran ships can no longer function and they can't get the Felicium from Brekka.



* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felix'' and its Spanish derivative ''feliz'', both of which mean "happy." The name practically screams "happy drug."

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* MeaningfulName: "Felicium" sounds a lot like the Latin word ''felix'' ''felicitates'' and its Spanish derivative ''feliz'', ''felizidad'', both of which mean "happy." "happiness". The name practically screams "happy drug."


* CripplingOverspecialization: Itís indicated that the inevitable breakdown of the system between the Ornarans and Brekkians will affect the latter far more severely, as their entire planetary economy is built around the production of felicium.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Itís indicated that the inevitable breakdown of the system between the Ornarans and Brekkians will affect the latter far more severely, severely in the longer term, as their entire planetary economy is built around the production of felicium.felicium, which they will no longer have a customer for once the Ornarans break their addiction.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Itís indicated that the inevitable breakdown of the system between the Ornarans and Brekkians will affect the latter far more severely, as their entire planetary economy is built around the production of felicium.


* SmugSnake: The Brekkians in their interactions with the Ornarans and (once the truth about felicium comes out) the Enterprise crew, tend to be highly condescending and self-satisfied.

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* SmugSnake: The Brekkians in their interactions with the Ornarans and (once the truth about felicium comes out) the Enterprise crew, tend to be highly condescending and self-satisfied. Langor especially, who engages in outright EvilGloating... right up until Captain Picard [[OhCrap pulls the rug out]] from under the entire parasitic system.


* SkewedPriorities: How the ''Enterprise'' crew sees the Ornarans beaming their cargo over before themselves when their ship is about to explode.

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* SkewedPriorities: How the ''Enterprise'' crew sees the Ornarans beaming their cargo over before themselves when their ship is about to explode.explode, as well as the surviving Ornarans caring more about said cargo than their deceased friends.


* FacePalm: [[OnlySaneMan Picard]] (of course), predating the page image provided by "Deja Q" by almost two years. No surprise, given the level of incompetence that he has to deal with (see below).

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* FacePalm: {{Facepalm}}: [[OnlySaneMan Picard]] (of course), predating the page image provided by "Deja Q" by almost two years. No surprise, given the level of incompetence that he has to deal with (see below).


* TheMcCoy: Dr. Crusher displays similar views to those of her predecessor, arguing for morality over the Prime Directive.

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* TheMcCoy: Dr. Crusher displays similar views to those of her predecessor, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight arguing for morality over the Prime Directive.Directive]].

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* OhCrap: Picard's reaction to the possibility that the Ornarans may have brought a plague aboard the ''Enterprise''. Fortunately, there is no medical threat.

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* SlobsVsSnobs: The plainly-dressed Ornarans and fancier-looking Brekkians come across as this, respectively.

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