Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine
It also occurs to me that in "Shadowplay," Odo got to be the Data of the episode - in TNG, Data more than once formed a (non-creepy) bond with a little girl and wound up saving her people. The difference was that Data was always kind of open and "innocent," so it was more interesting to see the charm of the little girl break through Odo's gruff exterior to the point where we could see that he's just a big ol' softie underneath, heh.
"You do not understand, but you will." - Kosh to Sheridan, in "Interludes and Examinations."