Episode 3.5

Who would have thought, when we last saw a mortally injured Alan trapped in a heavily irradiated warp core fixing a broken plasma conduit to save the saucer, that the sabotage of ‘pleasure planet’ Risa’s weather control system by the New Essentialists, aided by that idiot Klingon Worf whom he had always detested, would cause a freak lightning bolt to hit the Orgone Accumulator, in which Alan had spent many happy solitary hours, and thus make one of his precious but lost head tufts regenerate into Alan again? (Let’s not inquire too much about his memories and acquired personality traits.)