Trekathon 566: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9)

November 22nd, 2012

Dr Bashir goes to Romulus to play spy.

They really tried. But at the end of the day this episode just circles around and around getting more complicated without any point. The plot is convoluted, and poorly explained – there’s a series of ‘explanation’ monologues, each harder to understand than the one before it. So all we really get is Bashir getting more and more morally superior and smug.

There are some good, interesting episodes to be written about an organisation like Section 31. It’s a major step from Roddenberry’s perfect future, and it makes a kind of grim sense. But it’s painted without the shades of grey needed, and as a result it isn’t a very interesting story to watch.

566 down, 171 to go.