The scenes between Sisko and the lead Jem in "Rocks and Shoals" are among some of the best written stuff in Trek history.
that episode is slowly creeping up on me as my favorite Trek episode. The dialogue is remarkable good, yet not overwritten. These two characters really have some interesting things to say to each other. I really agree with you!
"It was not my life to give up captain, and it never was."
It's kind of tragic.