Trekathon 535: Afterimage (DS9)

October 22nd, 2012

Ezri Dax comes to terms with herself.

This story fell quite flat with me, and I’m not really sure why. The performance is pretty good, although I would’ve liked to see a bit more ‘Jadzia’ in Ezri (as there was in the previous episode). The real problem might be that the story is simply too soon – we don’t know her yet, so the inner conflict doesn’t resonate enough.

The rest was a good attempt to make an interesting story out of a ships counsellor, but that generally makes for poor TV. Garak’s inner conflict was interesting but was given short shrift. And I don’t like the ‘you know what’s bothering you and now everythings OK’ motif that seems to come from a limited view of what psychoanalysis is about.

535 down, 202 to go.