First Minister Shakaar visits the station, despite a threat of assassination. He falls in love with Kira much to Odo's dismay.



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Odo's highlight of the day is when Kira visits his office to discuss the latest crime report with a cup of raktajino. It's very obvious to at least Quark he is in love with her. The Bajoran first minister Shakaar is coming for talks with the Federation to the station. It will be a very busy time for Odo, especially after a death threat is received. It's very serious since it's coming from a Cardassian extremist group called True Way, that already succeeded in killing two Bajoran officials. Sisko ups the protection. Odo tries his best to ensure Shakaar's safety, but in the process finds out he has feelings for her. Shakaar even asks Odo if he thinks it is mutual. While he denies it, love seems to blossom nonetheless. He takes her for a stroll, she arrives late at the daily crime report meeting and spends the night in Shakaar's quarters. Odo is devastated and is starting to have a very hard time concentrating on his important duties. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This episode is Duncan Regehr's second of three appearances as Shakaar Edon. He had previously appeared in the third season episode "Shakaar". See more »


After Odo wrecks his quarters, he is sitting down, and his hair is out of place. Being a shape shifter, Odo would have to purposely make his hair look like that. See more »


Major Kira: I've been meaning to ask you, why don't you wear that belt anymore?
Odo: I don't know. Didn't really serve a purpose. It's not as if I needed it to hold my pants up.
Major Kira: I just thought it looked good on you, that's all.
Odo: [pleasantly surprised] Really?
Major Kira: [smiles] Really.
Odo: Well... if you say so.
[Odo morphs his waist to include a belt on his uniform]
Odo: Better?
Major Kira: Much.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shakaar (1995) See more »


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Poor, poor Odo...
31 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Crossfire" is a relatively quiet episode, as it's based entirely on the space station and has little in the way of action. Still, it's a super-important episode because it does a lot in the way of character development and is definitely worth seeing for fans.

When the show begins, First Minister Shakaar is visiting DS9. However, there are rumors that someone will be making an attempt on this new Bajoran leader's life--and so it's up to Odo and Worf to protect the guy. There are BIG complications, however, as Odo is extremely distracted. Instead of his steady and efficient demeanor, he is silently pining for Major Kira--and the only one who seems to realize this is Quark. Much of this distraction is because apparently Kira is a Bajoran hottie. First Vedek Bareil wants her and now Skakaar is smitten by her--and he confides in Odo about his desire to become more than just friends with her.

Believe it or not, this is an episode that might necessitate a Kleenex or two. Well worth seeing.

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