I was watching The Wire tonight (Great episode) and I was trying to think about Garak's development as the series went on, from being Tain's son to trying to even get him to accept him and I was wondering if this episode laid a much bigger groundwork in terms of the overall character arc. Garak tells 3 stories to Bashier, and at the end it culminates to him and Bashier sitting down for lunch and we get the great back and forth between them. The thing I don't really know is were all those stories true, or at least true in only the way Garak could tell them? Maybe I don't get the significance of the ending, or maybe I'm reading too much into it but was there something bigger in that final scene than just the two of them sitting down for lunch?
Oooooooooh this is such a great Garak episode!!!!! Probably my favorite.