Trekathon 312: Shadowplay (DS9)

Odo and Dax investigate disappearances in an isolated colony, Jake wants to escape his father’s influence, and Kira rekindles a romance.

The setup of this episode screamed ‘we’ve run out of ideas, lets just slam together three plots from the unused ideas on the wall and hope it works’. It’s incredibly uneven. The Odo/Dax story is a nice mystery with a clever resolution. But the Jake story has nothing to it, and the Kira story is more soap opera than science fiction.

312 down, 425 to go.