Sisko goes all Thor Heyerdahl.
A strangely quieter episode, the trickiest thing here is adjusting to the suddenly slower pace than the episodes around it. It’s a good story, well told in a way that builds useful character elements, it’s just a bit of a whiplash in change of pace from the ‘Romulans trying to defeat the Domninion’ scope of the previous episode.
Even the Bashir B-plot was nicely done. It built his relationship with O’Brien, painted a good picture of his insecurities and concerns, and had a nice payoff at the end. Nothing deeply consequential, jut moving the character forward another notch.
368 down, 369 to go.