Odo Finally Gets Kira

Story: His Way
Written By: Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1998

Bashir gets a new holoprogram from his friend Felix, this time it’s a lounge singer named Vic Fontaine, who is aware of his nature as a hologram. He is intuitive and smooth, and can tell that Worf and Dax are married, that O’Brien misses Keiko…and that Odo has feelings for Kira. He doesn’t spill the beans on Odo, but he does agree to help Odo learn how to win Kira over from Shakaar.
It is a good episode, because I love Darren’s performance as Fontaine. I really like this character, who plays a recurring role as an escape for our characters during the trying time that is war. I think finally getting Kira and Odo together after all this time of him pining after her was probably the only alternative (how long can you come up with stories for the sad lonely guy in the corner?). I was happy they finally did start a relationship, but I feel that after this episode there relationship is lame until partway through Season seven.

But it is a good episode, not the best, but certainly a good beginning for their relationship, even if they don’t become a good couple on screen until the seventh season.

NEXT TIME: Good vs. Evil