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 »


Odo: I fell in love with a woman who never really existed.
Arissa: She did exist. She was real. And she loved you. In a way, she still does.
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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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Odo falls in love
12 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Odo goes into Quark's bar he isn't looking for romance but finds it in the form of Arissa, a woman who claims to be there to meet a man concerning her daughter who she allegedly put up for adoption fifteen years before. Unfortunately the man she was looking for had been killed. When she is caught taking a data storage crystal from his storage Odo realises the story she has told him was not true. She admits this saying that she has been involved with the Orion Syndicate and they want the contents of the crystal. Odo offers her protection and they end up spending the night together. As Odo grows closer to her it is revealed that the story she told him was not true; not because she lied but because she didn't know who she really was herself.

This was a really good episode, as always Rene Auberjonois put in a fine performance as Odo, guest star Dey Young was good in the role of Arissa, the two of them had a nice chemistry. As well as the main story there was some fun to be had from watching Kira and Dax gossiping about Odo and in an earlier scene seeing Chief O'Brien's reaction to being told that he is to play the bad guy in Dr, Bashir's new holosuite program.

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