Trekathon 438: The Assignment (DS9)

July 17th, 2012

Keiko is taken hostage (kinda), and O’Brien is forced to follow instructions.

Really creepy, but probably falling short of potential because there was just something missing. It was good to see O’Brien driven to panic by the threats to his wife. And it was also good to give Rom a little bit of development to become a more fully fledged character, rather than just a cliche. But we spend way too much time just watching O’Brien poke at panels and ask for the countdown – there’s time pressure, we get it!

Also – lay off O’Brien. Just about every indignity possible has been laid upon him by the series so far – but I guess he’s just too good a punching bag to leave alone.

438 down, 299 to go.