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First Minister Shakaar visits the station, despite a threat of assassination. He falls in love with Kira much to Odo's dismay.


Les Landau


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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Duncan Regehr ... Shakaar
Bruce Wright ... Sarish Rez
Charles Tentindo Charles Tentindo ... Jimenez


Odo's highlight of the day is when Kira visits his office to discuss the latest crime report with a cup of raktajino. It's very obvious to at least Quark he is in love with her. The Bajoran first minister Shakaar is coming for talks with the Federation to the station. It will be a very busy time for Odo, especially after a death threat is received. It's very serious since it's coming from a Cardassian extremist group called True Way, that already succeeded in killing two Bajoran officials. Sisko ups the protection. Odo tries his best to ensure Shakaar's safety, but in the process finds out Shakaar has feelings for Kira. Shakaar even asks Odo if he thinks it is mutual. While he denies it, love seems to blossom nonetheless. He takes her for a stroll, she arrives late at the daily crime report meeting and spends the night in Shakaar's quarters. Odo is devastated and is starting to have a very hard time concentrating on his important duties. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Both Odo and Worf talk about having established routines, such as Odo mentioning his patrol of the station as being so predictable that shopkeepers could set their watches by it.

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Shakaar: You know, I've been a soldier, and I've been a politician. And I have to say, I'm beginning to think that being a soldier was easier.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


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Poor, poor Odo...
31 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Crossfire" is a relatively quiet episode, as it's based entirely on the space station and has little in the way of action. Still, it's a super-important episode because it does a lot in the way of character development and is definitely worth seeing for fans.

When the show begins, First Minister Shakaar is visiting DS9. However, there are rumors that someone will be making an attempt on this new Bajoran leader's life--and so it's up to Odo and Worf to protect the guy. There are BIG complications, however, as Odo is extremely distracted. Instead of his steady and efficient demeanor, he is silently pining for Major Kira--and the only one who seems to realize this is Quark. Much of this distraction is because apparently Kira is a Bajoran hottie. First Vedek Bareil wants her and now Skakaar is smitten by her--and he confides in Odo about his desire to become more than just friends with her.

Believe it or not, this is an episode that might necessitate a Kleenex or two. Well worth seeing.

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