Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 17

A Simple Investigation (31 Mar. 1997)

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Odo becomes romantically attached to a woman working with the Orion Syndicate.



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Episode cast overview:
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Odo becomes romantically attached to a woman working with the Orion Syndicate.

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This takes place in 2373. See more »


While Odo is talking to Arissa in his quarters. Through the window you can clearly see the edge of the star-field screen and floor it's resting on. See more »


Odo: Isn't that the woman I was supposed to steal away from Falcon?
Doctor Bashir: Well, uh... yes, but, um... since you didn't show up...
Odo: swept her off her feet.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Our Man Bashir (1995) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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7 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was touched. One of the finest episodes of the series, with excellent antagonists and a mature, well-handled potential romance. You can't go wrong with this episode.

The episode even cleverly incorporates elements found in cyberpunk lore (the attractive/dangerous woman has a cyberlink on her neck to connect to computer systems), and a nice detective/procedural back and forth between the protagonists.

The antagonists are portrayed very well, with a clever darkness about them. Some of the best "villains" to be seen in the DS9 series. OK, that's all I really have to say for now, however, I seem to be required to write at least 10 lines of text. Alright, the whole cast ensemble cast works great in this episode, as usual.

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