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Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places 

While Worf helps Quark to pursue his former wife Grilka, O'Brien and Kira grow uncomfortably close to each other.


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Smitten by Quark's Klingon ex-wife but forbidden to court her, Worf reluctantly assists Quark in winning back her favor, unaware that he has an admirer of his own. Meanwhile, Major Kira grows uncomfortably close to Chief O'Brien in her role as surrogate mother to his unborn child. Written by Mark Cabot

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14 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Joseph Ruskin has played the roles of Galt in TOS "The Gamesters of Triskelion", Tumek in DS9 "The House of Quark" & "Looking for Par'Mach in all the Wrong Places", Cardassian Informant in DS9: "Improbable Cause", a Son'a officer in Star Trek Insurrection, a Vulcan master in Voyager "Gravity" and a Suliban doctor in Enterprise "Broken Bow". See more »


When asked by Tumek, Worf says that he has never pursued a Klingon woman. However, he was once involved with K'Ehleyr, the mother of his son, Alexander. Before his family was dishonored, Worf attempted to marry her. As half-human, half-Klingon, K'Ehleyr was not fond of Klingon tradition, so Worf likely did not court her per Klingon custom. Though, they did engage in the Klingon mating ritual. See more »


Grilka: Why do you pursue me?
Quark: I only pursue those things I wish to acquire.
Grilka: "Acquire"? Now you sound like a Ferengi again.
Quark: I *am* a Ferengi. That means I have a talent for appreciating objects of great value. And I believe... you may be worth more than all the latinum in the quadrant.
Grilka: My Kahless.
Quark: My Lukara.
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Who would have thought that Worf would envy Quark?!
4 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the IMDb reviews, Hasjtracker calls this the worst show of the series while Tweekums LOVED it. As for me, I'm more agreeable to Hasjtracker's views but I don't think it's THAT bad!

When this episode begins, Quark's Klingon ex-wife (from "The House of Quark") comes to the station to visit. When Worf sees her, he's instantly smitten and thinks that Grilka is the most amazing female he's ever seen! And, surprisingly, for once Worf is jealous that Quark is so close to such a gorgeous lady! Unfortunately, because of Worf's discommendation , there is zero chance that he could ever possess Grilka. However, later, Worf doesn't envy Quark at all. In fact, he must help Quark to avoid being torn in half!

The other plot involves the O'Briens. Miles and Major Kira have been spending more and more time together--intimate sorts of time. And, the two start to realize that his giving the Major massages to ease her pregnancy paints is probably no longer a good idea--but Keiko keeps encouraging these two to spend time together. What's with that?

As I alluded to, I wasn't at all thrilled about this episode. While I didn't hate it, the plots were pretty stupid. It was VERY obvious that Quark was cheating when he fought the duel--so much so that you can only assume everyone is stupid in order to believe it. As for the other plot, there was NEVER any chemistry between Miles O'Brien and the Major--and all this seemed very contrived and dumb as well. It's clearly badly written but some episodes from season 1 managed to be worse!! Perhaps it's the worst of season 5.

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