Here's Looking At You...

Story: Profit and Loss
Written By: Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1994

When some Cardassian fugitives come aboard the station, Quark is excited to see that one of them is his long lost love from the occupation, Natima Lang. It is actually a solid love story, despite some of the Trek writer’s issues in writing such stories; this one actually ends up working out nicely.
It is clearly modeled somewhat on Casablanca, but it deviates enough to make it interesting in its own right. It is a good vehicle for Quark to do something beyond the usually “profit profit profit” plots, as much as I usually enjoy them I like a change of pace from time to time.

NEXT TIME: Curzon’s Debt