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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


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Duncan Regehr ... Shakaar
Bruce Wright ... Sarish
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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29 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plant which Odo destroys against the wall to begin his rampage was given to him in "The Abandoned" by Kira, and the pot was the bucket Odo had previously used when he regenerated into a liquid state, making the destruction of the plant and the pot highly symbolic. See more »


After Odo wrecks his quarters, he is sitting down, and his hair is out of place. Being a shape shifter, Odo would have to purposely make his hair look like that. See more »


[in a fit of rage, Odo has demolished some of his furnishings]
Quark: I knew it would come to this. You take the form of an animal, you're gonna end up behaving like one.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shakaar (1995) See more »


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Crazy Love
22 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Quark really has some affection for Odo. They are both loners, caught up in their own worlds. But Odo is carrying a torch for Kira and this almost destroys him. This episode involves his Rostand-like fixation on her as he watches her become more and more involved with another man. It is good to see the "human" side of this guy and how dangerous he could be, given the right circumstances.

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