Story: A Man Alone
Written By: Gerald Sanford and Michael Piller
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
This episode is interesting in the way it sets the tone for DS9. It is essentially a standalone story, a murder investigation with Odo as the prime suspect. Pretty much standard Trek. But what is really interesting is that the character development in this episode is top notch.
Quark and Odo’s adversarial relationship is given the first hint that Quark possibly likes Odo, and enjoys their jabs at each other. I love that this would remain a theme throughout the series, cropping up from time to time.
So despite the rather average plot, we get so much great character development that it is almost impossible to not like this story.
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