Trekathon 282: The Homecoming (1) (DS9)

Kira rescues a renowned POW from a Cardassian camp, as political tensions worsen.

So Season 2 starts with the same Bajoran politics angle that was the best promise from Season 1. And it is also a far riskier episode than anything tried in Season 1 – politics heavy, action light, and probably the weakest cliffhanger in Trek’s history.

There’s a lot being set up here, but the episode rests mainly on the ‘reluctant hero’ of Li Nalas. It’s an interesting story, which (similar to *Duet*) rests on the complexity of recovering from war.

A strong start, but a lot depends on the rest of the 3-parter.

282 down, 455 to go.