I'm really sad. Nan Bacco has been one of my favorite Trek characters for the better part of a decade. I'm gonna miss her!
I gotta admit, though, her death scene was well-written.
So the question is: Whodunit? The reference to the new Federation Councillor from Bajor -- now President Pro Tempore -- having maneuvered Councillor Krim out of the way made me suspicious. I gotta wonder if there's something more going on than just more wacky Tzenkethi hijinks.
Meanwhile: Yeah, the posters above were right. Starbase Deep Space 9 is where heads of state go to die. First Chancellor Gowron, then First Minister Shakaar, now President Bacco... I'd keep away from DS9 if I were a head of state or government!
More seriously: This is now two Presidents in a row the Federation has seen assassinated. You gotta wonder what's happening to Federation political culture these days. Is this the Federation's equivalent to the turmoil of the Sixties and Seventies in America?
I loved the Kira sub-plot, and don't understand why anyone wouldn't find it both a compelling story and a fascinating look at Bajor's history.