[DS9] Season 2, Episode 5 (Netflix: S2 E5): Cardassians
This seems like the episode where they really committed to building Garak up as an awesome recurring character. Garak once again is used as a vehicle for telling us more about the Cardassians in general, which is a worthy subject.
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Another plus to having Garak is that it gives Bashir an interesting role to play for a change. Also, the aliens behind Bashir have really terrible hats, even for Star Trek.
Garak sees a Cardassian boy and decides to meet him. “I couldn’t help noticing what a handsome young man you have here”
The synopsis on Netflix just says Bashir is surprised that a Cardassian boy bites Garak. I hope something else happens in this episode
Were they trying to make the ugliest alien possible? Why are there guitar pedals on his jacket?
There’s some controversy with the boy’s Bajoran father teaching him to hate Cardassians so the kid gets to stay with Keiko!
Garak watches Bashir sleep
Garak and Bashir carry out an investigation. Well, Garak does anyway, and Bashir comes along
The kid is introduced to his biological father, a dumb Cardassian
The episode turns into a dilemma about who the boy should live with
Until Garak exposes Dukat’s plot! I don’t think they like each other.
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