. . . I think the most substantial was "Rejoined," which is too bad because Thompson was so amazing in that episode. (Well, she always is.)
I think Farrell's performance was the difference between it being a good DS9 episode and a true Trek classic--admittedly having an inexperienced actor direct what should have been a monumental episode was a mistake. . . [emphasis added]
You mean Avery Brooks? You consider Avery Brooks, with an MFA in acting and directing, and a professor of theatre arts at Rutgers, an inexperienced actor and director? "Rejoined" was his fifth directing assignment for the series, which hardly makes him inexperienced.