Trekathon 298: Second Sight (DS9)

Sisko meets a woman who was never there.

There wasn’t anything particularly bad about this episode, but it fell flat in almost every direction. There was an *incredibly* interesting science fiction premise here – if a species biologically mates for life, what implications does that have (moral, practical) for people of other species. Is it ethical or just for a species without those restrictions to try a relationship?

But the episode talked about none of that. Instead we get the galaxy’s greatest egomaniac committing suicide to save his wife, which just made no sense at all. For a start, I don’t see how it was clear that this even solved the problem (otherwise why didn’t he just *fake* his own death), and secondly it rang false for the character, to do something like that solely for another’s benefit.

298 down, 439 to go.