Odo relives some terrible and tragic memories of a past investigation when he was the constable on Cardassian-occupied Deep Space Nine, then named Terok Nor.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Julian Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Chief O'Brien (credit only)
Katherine Moffat ...
Vaatrik Pallra
Robert MacKenzie ...


Quark is on Bajor negotiating with a woman, Pallra. She wants him to retrieve a strongbox from the station, hidden behind a panel in the chemist's room. A man is secretly listening to their conversation. With the help of Rom, Quark has no problem finding the box, but his curiosity makes him open it. He finds a list of Bajoran names. Before he is able to copy it, he gets shot by a man - the same man who'd been listening in while Quark spoke with Pallra. While Dr. Bashir tries to save Quark's life, Odo questions Rom. He tells about the chemist's room and Odo is immediately reminded of a murder case several years ago. He was forced by Gul Dukat to investigate the murder of the owner of a shop, Vaatrick. His wife Pallra accused a mistress of the murder. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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14 November 1993 (USA)  »

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When Odo is questioning Vaatrik Pallra he goes to leave the room, stops, turns around and says "One more thing" before asking her another question. He also says the phrase "All part of a routine investigation." Both phrases are a homage to the show Columbo, numerous episodes of which were written (uncredited) by Peter Allan Fields. See more »


Quark tells Rom to 'Go get me an imager. Go.' The second time we hear 'Go', Quark's lips say something else. See more »


Odo: Gul Dukat asked me to investigate the murder of a Bajoran man named Vaatrik. I understand you knew him.
Kira Nerys: Who says I did?
Odo: His widow.
[Kira glances over to Mrs. Vaatrik]
Kira Nerys: I suppose she also told you I killed him.
Odo: Did you?
Kira Nerys: No.
Odo: On the contrary. You were in love with him.
Kira Nerys: No.
Odo: But... he was in love with you?
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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It's all flashbacky...
18 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the episode begins, Quark is doing what he usually is doing-- getting involved in an illegal scheme to earn some fast money! However, the folks he's in business are a tricky bunch and for his efforts he ends up being murdered. Fortunately, the body is found quickly and Dr. Bashir is able to revive him. But it is touch and go and the worry is that the killer might return to finish the job.

What follows is an episode punctuated with flashbacks from an earlier investigation that Odo was involved in during the Cardassian occupation. Exactly how the cases are interrelated is uncertain and only at the end do you learn the truth about the murder and the one Odo investigated several years earlier.

This episode is a decent murder mystery. Nothing particularly special except that it allows for some character development between Kira and Odo. It also has a few funny scenes between Odo and Rom when Odo suspects that Rom might have tried to kill his brother in order to inherit the bar. My favorite went like this:

Odo: You're not as stupid as you look.

Rom: Yes I am!

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