I hate to say this, especially about someone as helpful (and fragile!) as Reg Barclay, but the dude has totally worn out his welcome.
This time, his attempts to data stream-up a hologram of himself is shanghaied by Ferengi (!) and all sorts of danger lays in wait.
Ferengi love profit, but I thought they’d given up on murder. Somebody hasn’t been paying attention.
This episode kinda fails, even though it tries hard. Much like Reg.