So I was just watching "Tacking Into the Wind..." for only the second time in my life (about to finish my first re-watch of the series, excluding episodes I didn't like or was uninterested in the first time) and was surprised to discover that Spoiler: DS9 Season 7 Damar's wife and son are killed by the Dominion in this episode. I had totally forgotten about that. My first reaction was to feel really bad for Damar, as I'd started to like to him a lot once he began to gradually turn on the Dominion and his interactions with Weyoun became increasingly spiteful (and quite entertaining as a result). Then I remembered how just a few episodes earlier he was shown fooling around with a Cardassian floozie. That memory made me feel a little conflicted. I guess I could understand him shacking up with a woman like that for companionship while his wife and son were in hiding for their protection, but at the same time, given my morals I find it hard to condone adultery under any circumstances. What do you folks think? Does his infidelity make him less sympathetic to you after the tragedy? I know that this is a harsh thing to say, but there's a part of me that almost thinks he deserves his tragedy after being so unfaithful. That's just the extreme moral high ground stance on it, though. I'm unable to simply believe he got what's coming to him. I respect and admire the character so much that I can't help but feel at least a little sorry for him when he suffers his loss regardless of his morally questionable actions.