Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 20

Improbable Cause (24 Apr. 1995)

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After an attempt is made on Garak's life, Odo conducts the investigation on who tried to murder the Cardassian tailor - and why.

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Suddenly Garak's shop explodes. Luckily the tailor isn't hurt badly. O'Brien finds the explosion was caused by a ruptured power conduit and Odo immediately expects foul play. His assumption is confirmed when O'Brien finds traces of nitrilin, which Odo thinks might have been part of a micro-explosive device. Odo asks Garak if he can think of possible suspects, but the Cardassian seems rather uninterested. He frustrates Odo's investigation, makes fun of it and once again spins his web of lies. Then O'Brien brings evidence of a pheromonic sensor in the bomb, used to go off on certain species only. Since this technique is favored by Flaxian assassins and a Flaxian arrived on the station earlier, Odo decides to interrogate him. But his investigation won't stop at the Flaxian... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This takes place in 2371. See more »

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Constable Odo is interrogating the Flaxian. There are three bottles of perfume on the table. In one shot, Odo has an eye dropper from one of the bottles in his hand. In the next shot, the eye dropper is back in the bottle. In the third shot, Odo has the eyedropper in his hand again. See more »

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[first lines]
Elim Garak: I'm sorry, Doctor, I just don't see the value of this man's work.
Dr. Julian Bashir: But Garak, Shakespeare is one of the giants of Human literature.
Elim Garak: I knew Brutus was going to kill Caesar in the first act; but Caesar didn't figure it out until the knife was in his back.
Dr. Julian Bashir: But that's what makes it a tragedy. Caesar couldn't conceive that his best friend would plot to kill him.
Elim Garak: Tragedy is not the word I'd use. Farce would be more appropriate.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die Is Cast (1995) See more »

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Oh, that tricky Garak.....
24 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The bromance between Dr. Bashir and Garak is almost cut short when someone tries to blow up Garak. He manages to survive but the question now is WHO is trying to kill him. Why? Well, he IS Garak! Naturally, Odo heads the investigation and the trail leads several directions--to an assassin who is himself soon killed by the Romulans and it all ends with someone in Cardassia named Tain (Paul Dooley). What's up with all this? After all this, you learn quite a bit--and that it's only the first in a multi-part episode.

All in all, this is a decent episode--full of intrigue, explosions and Odo being grouchy. Worth seeing.


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