[DS9] Season 2, Episode 16 (Netflix: S2 E16): Shadowplay
There are some interesting themes if you have the patience for them. There’s very little draw to keep you watching in Shadowplay. Jake goes to work for O’Brien, Kira hangs out with Bareil, and Odo and Dax have to solve a mystery of missing people that we’ve never met. This episode should be watched for the character arcs it sets up though.
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Dax likes to gossip and Odo sees “romantic coupling” as foolish
Odo and Dax beam to a planet and are brought in for questioning by this guy
Jake is 15 and Ben thinks it’s time for him to get a job. Why is it so dark in their quarters?
The town has had over 20 missing people, and Odo offers to help figure out what happened
Bareil comes to the station
Odo questions a child and then she questions him. She doesn’t believe he’s a changeling. She says if she was a changeling she would make a lot of friends. Odo says people would always ask him to change forms but they weren’t actually his friends
Jake says he doesn’t want to be in Starfleet. O’Brien tells him about how his dad wanted him to play Cello
She starts to disappear when she gets too far away from the town
They go back to town and tell everyone they’re a bunch of holograms
Kira and Bareil play spring-ball
They turn off the town to fix the problem with the holograms, and all that’s left is one man. He made the town after the Dominion ruined his home world. The Dominion!
Jake tells his dad that he doesn’t want to join Starfleet
Kira figures out that Quark arranged for Bareil to come to the station to distract Kira
They fix the town and before they leave Odo turns into a top for the girl. Aww, that means they’re friends
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