Glad to see that I'm not the only one to feel jipped by the ending of this episode. I think that they could have made a more convincing episode by having Hoshi reappear on the surface after she jumped through the alien teleporter, in the process putting her molecules back together again the correct way. A signal from the planets surface would have alerted the crew about the bombs on board Enterprise and Hoshi would have been beemed aboard the Enterprise with no problems. For an episode that could have been so much better the ending truly didn't do it justice.
"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
- Prime Minister Winston Churchill
"Si vis pacem, para bellum."