Odo and Dax investigate the mysterious disappearance of people from a village. Kira tries to keep a close eye on Quark, while Vedek Bareil unexpectedly visits.

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Dax has taken a runabout to investigate a particle field in the Gamma Quadrant and Odo has come along in the hope to find out more about his origins. Dax is surprised to find extremely rare omicron particles. On the surface of a planet they try to investigate a device releasing the particles, but get arrested by protector Colyus of a Yaderan colony. He suspect Odo and Dax have something to do with the sudden disappearance of 22 people. They are able to convince him of their innocence and offer to help in the investigation. With Odo gone from the station, Kira keeps a close eye on the activities of Quark, much to his dismay. Then Vedek Bareil unexpectedly visits the station and wants to spend time with her. Meanwhile Sisko tries to convince Jake to take up a job in engineering to prepare for the Academy. He's convinced that Jake will want to go there. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This episode marks the third and final reference to the Dominion before they are finally encountered . See more »

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Rurigan: I was happy living on Yadera Prime - that is, until the Dominion took over, and changed our whole way of life. And I realized one morning that I didn't really belong there anymore. So I came here, and I used a holo-generator to recreate all the things that I'd lost. I've lived here in my village for nearly thirty years. I've watched the people marry, have children, grow old. And sometimes I even forgot that they were holograms. But it's over. It's over; and I would appreciate it if you'd take ...
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Edited into Star Trek: The Next Generation: Preemptive Strike (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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A nice episode for Odo lovers.
18 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Shadowplay" is an odd episode. Nothing really that important happens, no one dies and it's easy to dismiss it all as a bit of fluff. Yet, it also allows for some character development and I loved seeing the scenes between Odo and a little girl, Taya (Noley Thornton).

When the show begins, Odo and Jadzea are on a mission when they discover an odd civilization. Their leader is concerned because members of their community have disappeared and they have no idea where they've gone! Naturally, the pair decide to help and discover that the settlement is REALLY unique--and I liked this twist. I also really liked the way the two interacted with the nice folks in this community--and it made this one a highlight episode.

The other plot involves Major Kira in charge of the base's security until Odo returns--and how this all involves Quark is pretty funny. Quark's plan is pretty clever....is the Major up for the challenge?

I guess this one appealed to me because of the writing--and I really did like this one.


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