Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 18

Business as Usual (7 Apr. 1997)

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Quark must wrestle with his conscience when he becomes involved with arms merchants.


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Quark: I was drowning; the waters were closing over my head, and just as my lungs were about to burst, my cousin threw me a lifeline. How could I possibly refuse?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Feeling a little guilty, Quark?
Quark: Guilty? Me? I don't have anything to feel guilty about.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Then why come to me asking for forgiveness?
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References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Quark is faced with the possibility that he MIGHT have a conscience.
18 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A few episodes before this one, Quark's cousin, Gaila (Josh Pais), ruins Quark....for kicks. Because of this, Quark is broke and his future very bleak--especially since he's a Ferengi. So, when Gaila shows up at Quark's bar, you wonder what more can the cousin do to him?! No, it seems that he is actually there for a business proposition and perhaps bankrupting Quark was all part of this plan. So what is the plan? Quark will open up the bar to entertain Gaila's business prospects--folks who come from all around the quadrant to buy various weapons. Quark seems to have no choice to accept--even though he has repeatedly stated that selling arms is against his personal code of honor, such as it is.

This is a rather clever episode and helps to further develop Quark as a character. While it's not among the very best of the Ferengi episodes, it is quite good and worth seeing.

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