Odo falls in love with a bad girl.
Relationships are tricky, especially when you’re dealing with someone like Odo who has (due to the makeup) limited facial responses, and a quiet approach to things. It makes the technical challenge of making us feel like the relationship is real very difficult. In the past it’s failed, such as the puzzling ‘Odo is in love with Kira’ thing, which seems to mainly consist of pining.
But it works in this episode. It does feel like a real relationship is developing, it makes sense in the context and for the characters. Now if we can just avoid using this as an excuse to plunge headlong back into the Kira/Odo story.
465 down, 272 to go.