Ibudan, a criminal Odo has dealt with before, returns to DS9 only to be murdered shortly after - leaving Odo to be the prime suspect. Jake and Nog's trouble making prompt Keiko to do something helpful for the station's children.

Director:

Writers:

(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Odo
...
Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Zayra (as Edward Laurence Albert)
...
Rom
Peter Vogt ...
Bajoran #1
...
Nog (as Aron Eisenerg)
Stephen James Carver ...
Tom Klunis ...
Old Man
Edit

Storyline

Life seems to be slowly becoming normal on the station. Bashir tries to make advances to Dax, Jake makes friends with Nog and chief O'Brien is having an argument with his wife Keiko. As a botanist she feels useless on the station and doesn't think the environment is good enough for their daughter Molly growing up. Meanwhile Odo encounters a familiar face on the Promenade: the Bajoran smuggler Ibudan. He's considered a hero by the Bajorans, but Odo thinks differently. He saw him let a child die because the parents couldn't afford the medicine and when Ibudan killed a Cardassian he turned him in. When Ibudan is murdered during a massage in the holodeck, all evidence points to Odo. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This takes place in 2369. See more »

Goofs

Aron Eisenberg (Nog) is credited as "Aron Eisenerg." See more »

Quotes

Odo: I'll never understand the humanoid need to... 'couple.'
Quark: You've never... coupled?
Odo: Choose not to. Too many compromises. You want to watch the karo-net tournament; she wants to listen to music, so you compromise - you listen to music. You like Earth Jazz; she prefers Klingon Opera so you compromise - you listen to Klingon Opera. So here you were ready to have a nice night watching the karo-net match and you wind up spending an agonizing evening listening to Klingon Opera.
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
DS9 begins to Show its True Colors (though weakly) in this Soapy Detective Story
2 February 2008 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Keiko, Miles O'brien's spouse, is having a difficult time adjusting to life on DS9, and Constable Odo appears to be having a difficult time adjusting to Federation hegemony. A merciless Bajoran smuggler who Odo tries to kick off the station turns up murdered in a room which has been locked from the inside and, understandably, Odo is the prime suspect. The episode is crucial to understanding Odo's relationships with Kira, Sisko, and Quark and introduces the show's standard approach to story arc multitasking which will be greatly elaborated in the later seasons. Odo - who really is a man alone - must learn to trust others to help him figure this one out and clear him of suspicion.

The two-story approach was not very well perfected in this episode, and some of the important developmental aspects of this episode (Keiko, Jake and Nog's parts) come across as a slightly annoying distraction from the more intense and interesting mystery story.

As usual, the cinematography and writing are all good.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The episode "Sacrifice of Angels" had a terrible ending Ohio9
What Treks have You been on? donbizzaro
First Episode The Emissary rmontro
Why don't they show this on TV? rmontro
Why doesn't the federation assign a fleet to guard Deep Space nine? Ohio9
Sisko left a phaser on a planet Cmmisc-176-683795
Discuss A Man Alone (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?