After the relatively heavy Descent, it made definite sense for TNG's next two-parter to aim for comparatively lighter Time's Arrow-ish territory. But did the creative team uncover the right fun story to stretch to two broadcast hours? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Andy Chan, re-examine season 7's cliffhanger event Gambit, the swashbuckling yarn involving archaeology, deadly relics and one particularly volatile space-pirate vessel. Are Picard and Riker's double and triple-crossing antics entertaining enough to hold the audience's attention throughout the extended length? And does the show match the energy and inventiveness of the Indiana Jones movies and adventure serials that inspired it? Strap yourself in for a lively discussion on an episode that, judging from the trio's diverse reactions, definitely doesn't please everyone.
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