Re: Rewatching early DS9 knowing that Bashir is genetically enhanced
I think it works. I liked how Bashir seemed to react coldly when Odo offered to look up anyone for him in Homefront. That played into this story.
The fact is that Bashir became more interesting as a character because of this story, and it allowed Sloan to enter the DS9 tapestry.
See, the problem is that you are using your cards to show me what cards you have, and if you can't see that this is viciously circular, then there is no point in continuing