I'm not a fan of Bashir and Quark being in love with Jadzia as well, I don't know what the point of that was.
Did they already know that Terry Farrell would be leaving the show?
If so, I suppose they wanted to establish how much Jadzia meant to everyone prior to her death. It ends up playing a role in the two-parter that opens season 7.
Seven of Five wrote:
Eep, I thought the episode was more average than one and a half territory.
I would probably have rated it a little higher, for what it's worth. Probably two or two-and-a-half stars.
My feelings about the episode waver a bit depending on how much I'm annoyed by the implausibility of Dukat's involvement. But, in reality, except for Visitor doing a really good job, and Kira being a really deep character at this point, the episode doesn't really have much going for it.
I can't recall if there's some explanation for the ambiance of Terok Nor not being depicted in the previous "Noir" style, but I find that aspect of the episode wierd and a little off-putting.