So there’s a term used in Star Trek: “bottle” show, short for “ship in a bottle” show. So they can afford more expense episodes, they’ll do episodes which don’t require any real special effects or new sets. This episode proves that – if you have a dynamite script, actors, and music – a bottle show can number among its best.
And this episode will be on any “best of DS9” list. Kira, and the audience, learn that not all Cardassians are evil and not all Bajorans are good. Uh, if you haven’t seen it and want to, don’t watch the video.
It’s success is kind of double-edged though, because – coming in the first season – it hit the height of the Bajorans v Cardassians stuff and everything that followed wasn’t as interesting.