Story: Family Business
Written By: Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1995

Quark and Rom’s moogie (mother) Ishka has been acquiring profit…and wearing clothes…and its illegal for her to do so. So Quark is sent back to Ferenginar to take care of her. For a Ferengi episode, which are usually comedy based, this one is got some jokes…but it is mostly a really well written and performed drama. We get our first appearances of both Ishka and Brunt (played by the brilliant Jeffrey Combs).
The B-story involving Sisko working up to asking out Kassidy Yates is pretty decent too, it doesn’t take up to much time…but it does introduce us to another important recurring character.

NEXT TIME: Shakaar Edon