'Dax' could have been the defining episode for Jadzia. Sadly, it was mediocre.
That was about where my initial interest in DS9 faltered. I don't even remember watching the episode, though I still recall TNG's shows from the time. I wonder if it was the same for others.
much? Heh, as far as backstory/what-ifs go, this is definitely a great one. A solo Picard outing, in more ways than one -TNG was the only new episode for the week, and offered one of the strongest shows of the season. It's strange that there wouldn't be a new DS9 during February sweeps, though considering what they had in the pipeline...
Both shows have new episodes for the next week, but there's another new sci-fi show appearing as well. Some sort of TV-movie premiere about a space station. Perhaps you've heard of it?
Next: Week 9
TNG - Birthright: Part I
DS9 - The Passenger
B5 - The Gathering