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YMMV / Star Trek: The Next Generation S4E4 "Suddenly Human"

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  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Picard realizes Jono wants to return to Endar and the Talarians and allows him to do so, averting a potential war. However, Jono has recovered his memories of the Talarians killing his family and hasn't fully come to terms with his human heritage, he has experienced his first taste of human culture and liked it, and he was so torn over his "betrayal" of his people by bonding with Picard that he attempted Suicide by Cop. All in all Jono is going to become an extrmely confused and traumatized young adult, and it's probable this inner conflict could result in him killing himself or someone else, possibly even Endar. Not to mention the issue of him having a Starfleet admiral for a grandmother who would surely be, at the very least, put out by whatever explanation Picard gave her.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: As SF Debris pointed out repeatedly in his look at the episode, Jono's situation is practically tailor-made to create interesting interactions with Worf, being a mirror-image of the Klingon's experience growing up in an alien culture, but the writers never caught onto it and Worf himself never even mentions the similarity or reacts differently because of it.

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