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

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At one point Odo hides Arissa by escorting her into a room and then teleporting the both of them into a different room in order to throw off the people following them. But he immediately gives away Arissa's true location by leaving the second room through the door instead of teleporting back to the other room first. See more »


Arissa: Why are you doing this?
Odo: Doing what?
Arissa: Helping me.
Odo: Why not?
Arissa: You mean you're just doing this out of the kindness of your heart?
Odo: I... don't have a heart.
Arissa: You could have fooled me.
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An inconsistent characterization
18 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"A Simple Investigation" is a sub-par episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9". I say inconsistent because throughout the series, Odo has been the epitome of professionalism as the head of station security, however here he really, really lets his guard down--and all because of a pretty woman who is clearly a serial liar.

Odo meets Arissa near the beginning of the episode. This stranger complements him and clearly is trying to ingratiate himself towards him. Later, Odo learns that she has some involvement with the dreaded Orion Syndicate. However, she bats her pretty eyes and acts like she's a damsel in distress--and Odo seems to fall all over himself believing this crazy story. Eventually, Odo wakes up to the reality that she is NOT prime girlfriend material, and Odo's rebound relationship just isn't meant to be.

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