Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread Absolutely. To be frank, to paraphrase the Guy Ritchie-RDJ Sherlock Holmes film, Luther Sloan was "the only adversary who ever outsmarted Bashir--twice". ("Inquisition", and "Inter Arna...") (On that note...I still refuse to believe Sloan is actually dead. ) By comparison...Cole was just a typical shadowy spy. Well, my current working theory is that Ezri's leaving him created an intense void in his heart which he was desperate to fill. Something similar to the lonliness he'd always felt (which was what had him fall for Sarina so darn quickly last time)...but this was even worse.