Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine
Less commented upon about this episode is how Bashir's character comes of age too. His obnoxiousness has been toned down considerably since the first season, but coming into contact with such abject poverty appears to have changed him somewhat. Remember back in Emissary how he revelled about the possibilities of being out on the frontier? Well, now he has truly experienced what that means and he has found the frontier on his own home planet, which is a pretty big learning experience for him.
Agreed. (Great analysis, by the way). It's also the best form of character development - that which occurs without overt commentary; unmistakable, but allowed to unfold at its own pace.
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.