Trekathon 444: Things Past (DS9)

July 23rd, 2012

Everyone takes a trip back into Odo’s memories of Terek Nor.

I dislike episodes that change important elements of a character in order to tell the story. Here Garak suddenly becomes quite racist (speciesist?) towards Bajorans, and an apologist for the occupation. It’s new, and out of character for him – he’s been sold as a good observer, not someone who believes the propaganda line.

The rest of the impact of this one was a bit muted by the fact that I’d basically always assumed Odo had been doing this sort of thing with the Cardassians. Can’t lay down with dogs without getting fleas, and so on. So the reveal of what was going on was nice, but didn’t really hit me strongly.

444 down, 293 to go.