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Old February 10 2012, 05:46 AM   #891
Admiral Shran
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Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine

Paper Moon wrote: View Post
On the other hand, we could retcon it by saying that the Lethean recognized that Julian's feelings of inadequacy are more deep-seated than his anxieties about his secret, since it's made clear in Season 5 that Bashir did indeed feel "behind"
. And, therefore, those feelings were stronger "ammo".
Yeah, that's what I was referring to.

The Lethean was clearly trying to mess with him as deeply as possible. So, his use of those anxieties would have been better ammunition.

Now, I grant that it is odd that Bashir's secret isn't exposed for the audience here - of course, the reason is that TPTB hadn't thought of it yet. But, I don't see how what we learn later contradicts what we see here.
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