Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 23

Family Business (15 May 1995)

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Quark and Rom return to the Ferengi home world because their mother has broken the law - by wearing clothes and earning profits, forbidden for women in Ferengi society.

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Quark and Rom are in panic when suddenly the Ferengi liquidator Brunt posts a writ of accountability on the bar's walls. He is from the Ferengi Commerce Authority. Only after a couple of bribes Quark finds out what they're charged with. They are held accountable for the criminal activities of their mother Ishka. Apparently she has been earning profits, strictly forbidden for a woman. Quark is required by law to convince her to sign a confession and reveal her accomplices. Failure will result in her being placed in servitude and Quark will have to make restitution for her crimes, a prospect he doesn't fancy. He and Rom travel to the Ferengi home world. Meanwhile Jake tells his father freighter captain Kasidy Yates is back on the station. He really wants them both to meet and wants to arrange dinner. Sisko wants to take it more easy and do things his own way. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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47 Reference: Commander Sisko begins saying, "If you want any suggestions, I'll be in cargo bay..." and O'Brien finishes Sisko's sentence with "4" to which Sisko responds, "7". See more »

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When Quark and Rom are arguing about their father Quark puts his hands over his lobes. The fingers make impressions on his foam rubber skull. See more »

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[Quark's mother has been charged with making profit]
Quark: I've no intention of spending my latinum to make restitution for her crimes. I will wring that confession out of her if I have to.
Odo: This is your mother you're talking about?
Quark: Don't remind me.
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Kinda funny....
26 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Family Business" is a filler episode where nothing particularly important happens. Fortunately, it is pretty funny--at least the portion of the show about the Ferengi home world.

When the show begins, Quark has been summoned to the home world to face charges against his mother. Apparently, this abomination of a mother has dared to wear clothing as well as make profit--things that ONLY Ferengi were are allowed to do. Quark is beside himself with frustration because she won't recant of her evil ways--and it's even worse when he learns she's actually earned FAR more than the Ferengi government realizes!

The other plot is much less important--at least in this episode. It seems that Jake Sisko is trying to set up his father with a captain named Kasidy. Naturally his father isn't happy about this...until he meets her.

Overall, a slight episode but one that is pretty funny when it comes to the Ferengi. Worth seeing and a bit silly.


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