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Old January 25 2013, 06:54 PM   #1773
flemm
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Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine

TheGodBen wrote: View Post
Before, Vic was unnecessary fluff added to a show that already contained a lot of fluff. This episode finally proves Vic's worth as a member of the ensemble, not just because of his role aiding Nog through his trauma, but also because this is the first time Vic actually gets to act like a real person.

I have to say the DS9 writers were really, really good with this type of thing: taking a new element and adding it to the overall tapestry of the show in ways that you don't necessarily expect.

I'll never be a huge fan of Vic, but I can't just write him off either, the way I might like to, because of episodes like this. That's impressive stuff, and good writing.

It's especially obvious, I think, in the case of Vic, who is such a blatantly self-indulgent and somewhat silly addition to the show.
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