[DS9] Season 4, Episode 13: CrossfireRating: 1
There’s a lot wrong with this episode. We don’t really like the Odo-secretly-loves-Kira stuff, so we’re predisposed to not have a good time given The Bodyguard plot of Crossfire, but it probably would’ve been easier to swallow (or at least get a 2 rating) if any of the scenes worked. On paper Kira is an interesting character, and I’m sure Nana Visitor is a good actress in certain roles, but she is incredibly annoying as Kira most of the time. In Crossfire, Kira once again falls for a blander-than-bland Bajoran political figure, and the episode is split between excruciating flirting scenes and frustrating scenes of Odo moping around like a giant baby.
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This scene almost works. Quark’s cover for why he cares about Odo is so flimsy and awkward that it’s kind of distracting.
Probably the best part of the episode is when Odo, instead of telling Kira his feelings, or trying to tell her but backing out, decides that he’s going to try and move on. It makes sense for him and it’s also the only part of the episode that comes close to evoking pathos.