That's funny, because I thought this episode was good, but nothing great or spectacular. The scenes with the Cardassian child were alright (a little cringy and somewhat... forced, they just didn't quite gel), but what really saved this episode was Garak. I also thought the Garak in this episode and the one in Past Prologue
was about the same.
Some real gems which are coming up (in my opinion) are Rules of Acquisition
and Necessary Evil
. Those two are episodes just as good as the circle/Bajor trilology.