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:
Jake Sisko (credit only)
John Durbin ...
Nicholas Worth ...
Idanian #2
Brant Cotton ...
Idanian #1


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: I didn't realize I tripped an alarm.
Odo: You didn't. You're good.
Arissa: I still got caught.
Odo: I've been following you.
Arissa: I didn't know.
Odo: I'm good too.
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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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