Getting back on topic, I rewatched Prodigal Daughter last night. No, I haven't decided it's brilliant. Considering the evolution of the episode--it was a last minute story that was cobbled together after another story completely fell apart--I find it difficult to blame the actors, including NdB, for how crappy it was. That said, I could only imagine it being worse if we instead got Terry Farrell's sad face and worried face. Although there were a few good Dax episodes, I still feel that they were due to someone else, mostly notably Dorn in seasons 5 and 6, and that Farrell seldom contributed much other than reaction shots. Farrell could not have come close to pulling off an episode dealing with estranged family, especially one this bad.