Favorite episodes for each character

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Not A Dominion Spy, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Not A Dominion Spy

    Not A Dominion Spy Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    For each main character, which was your favorite episode that focused on them and why? You can include recurring characters as well if you would like.

    Here’s my list:
    Sisko: For The Uniform (the punching bag scene)
    Odo: The Forsaken (Lwaxana is hilarious)
    Jadzia: Facets (Audrid in Quark’s body and Curzon-Odo)
    Jake: In The Cards (a happy and funny story and the fact that Weyoun kidnapped Jake to give him a baseball card)
    O’Brien: Hard Time (probably the darkest episode of DS9)
    Quark: Little Green Men (a funny episode and the broken UT scene)
    Bashir: Inquisition (great introduction for Section 31)
    Kira: Crossover (my favorite MU episode)
    Worf: Change Of Heart (a beautiful episode and story)
    Ezri: Field Of Fire (a good mystery and it shows a lot if character development)
    Vic Fontaine: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (a casino heist in the middle of an interstellar war)
    Nog: It’s Only A Paper Moon (made Nog a much more real character)
    Garak: The Wire (sets up Garak’s background, makes him less mysterious and makes way for more stories)
     
  2. The ABehrration

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    Sisko: Far Beyond the Stars -- the episode puts Sisko's journey, as the Emissary, into a broader historical context as well as connects Star Trek, DS9 in particular, to SF traditions

    Kira: Rocks and Shoals -- the episode tests Kira's development, from Duet through season 5, and asks how she is committed to her principles

    Jadzia Dax: Rejoined -- the perfect summation of Dax's attitude toward love and loyalty in the context of multiple generations

    Odo: Necessary Evil -- Trek's best origins story, the episode perfectly explains Odo's Weltanschauung

    O'Brien: Hard Time -- more generally a probe of PTSD, the use of O'Brien's character, especially his family, highlight how mental disorders can overwhelm the individual

    Bashir: The Quickening -- another episode that tests the character, this time Bashir's professioanlism and ego; he emerges as the hero we wanted him to be

    Jake Sisko: Nor the Battle to the Strong (in spite of the fact that The Visitor is the better episode) -- a third test episode, this one about how the non-heroic fit into heroic stories as well as what Sisko's role as a narrator is

    Quark: Body Parts -- this is Odo's statement of purpose, showing his pride in being a Ferengi

    Garak: The Wire -- of course

    Worf: By Inferno's Light -- the episode explores the character's dogged determination, willing to sacrifice his body for the greater good

    Rom: Bar Association -- this episode gave Rom meaning, showing his strengths

    Nog: It's Only a Paper Moon -- of course

    Ezri Dax: Penumbra -- this character wasn't well served, but it reveals where her immaturity leads her

    Dukat: Waltz -- gets down to the core of the character, a Fascist who is only now suffering from his egomania

    Fontaine: It's Only a Paper Moon -- of course

    Kor: Once More Unto the Breach -- perhaps not the best character for this list, but it does wrap up Kor's development and his outlook

    I left out a lot of characters that despite being great recurring characters, did not have an episode (or at least an A story) about them. Sorry, Damar.

    There are also episodes that I think that were better uses and performances for each character that I did not regard as being dedicated to that character.
     
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  3. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    Sisko: Emissary (Understanding the representation of linear and non linear)
    Odo: The Alternate (Dr. Mora was compelling)
    Bashir: The Wire (Trying to save a life uncovers a history with Garak)
    Jadzia: Playing God (She discovers her own Achilles heel)
    Jake: Life Support (Jake's ethics differs from his best friend Nog)
    O'Brien: Whispers (An interesting twist in character motivations)
    Quark: House of Quark (A interesting angle in Klingon relationships and financial integrity)
    Kira: Duet (probably the deepest episode of DS9)
     
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  4. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Sisko: Rapture
    Kira: Duet
    Jadzia Dax: The Siege
    Worf: Tacking into The Wind
    Ezri Dax: Tacking Into The Wind
    Bashir: The Quickening
    Garak: The Wire
    Quark: Body Parts
    Odo: Begotten (He gets his powers back)
    O'Brien: Hard Time
    Nog: The Siege at AR-558 and It's Only a Paper Moon (This was a two parter of sorts)
    Kai Winn: In the Hands of the Prophets
    Vedek Bariel: In the Hands of the Prophets
    Vic Fontaine: It's Only A Paper Moon
    Rom: Call to Arms
    Dukat: The Maquis II
    Jake: Nor The Battle to the Strong
    Martok: By Inferno's Light

    If I forgot a character, I can edit this post. I think I got them all.
     
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  5. kkt

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    I don't think I can do all the characters at once!

    Odo and Quark: Ascent
     
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  6. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

    Captain pl1ngpl0ng Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i need to think about this, nice idea for a thread.
    edit:
    Since i'm just started a rewatch of ds9 and just saw this scene:
    Jake - learning Nog to read. S1E10 - The Nagus
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    i will do the rest of the characters as going forward. i will more than likely change my mind a thousand times during this rewatch but i will go with my first impulse, whatever make me laugh,tear up, biting nails.... etc...

    edit2:
    there are many favourite quark-episodes, but going with this one today.
    Somehow these two creatures are developing something true and real between them.
    Quark - S3E3 - the house of quark
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  7. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    I love that scene between Jake and Nog, and how Sisko sneaks to watch his son doing something that would make him so proud. It was these little touches which I appreciated DS9 so much.
     
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  8. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

    Captain pl1ngpl0ng Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    100% agree, what an incredible beautiful serie.
     
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  9. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Here’s my list:
    Sisko: Far Beyond the Stars (I am a human being, Dammit!")
    Odo: The Search, Part II. It is the crucible of Odo--a resolution to his question of who his people are, and the introduction of a new conflict--his guilt of returning home ("I am Home.")
    Jadzia: Rejoined (The Dax and Sisko scene discussing Jadzia reuniting with Lenara. It's great for both characters as Jadzia faces what Sisko might do if Jennifer were ever to reappear in his life. But, the taboo as a means of oppression, the assertion in tears that Ben in her bestest from seven lifetimes, etc. really earn some of worst acting and overstaged direction of the show).
    Jake: The Visitor (The powerful relationship, between son and father, summarized by the lines of "Jake, My Sweet Boy.").
    O’Brien: Hard Time (As someone with PTSD, and I have been suicidal, it's a dramatization, but a nice introspection by O'Brien talked down by Bashir, earning his stripes).
    Quark: Crossfire (If Bashir learns who Garak is when he has the explosion in his shop, this one shows Quark and Odo at their best. "Nah.").
    Bashir: Inquisition (Mental abuse. Doubt. "I'm tired of your lies, Doctor").
    Kira: Rocks and Shoals--while not solely her episode, She's a collaborator. (Evil Must be Opposed").
    Worf: Change Of Heart (a beautiful love sonnet. The scenes before the mission are life goals).
    Nog: Siege at AR-558. His glorified heroism of war, his loss of it. "Look around, Nog..."
    Garak: The Wire (I love this show's themes).
     
  10. dupersuper

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    Ben Sisko: In the Pale Moonlight
    Jake Sisko: Nor the Battle to the Strong
    Kira: Duet
    Odo: Things Past
    Miles O'Brien: Hard Time
    Bashir: Doctor Bashir, I Presume
    Jadzia Dax: Facets
    Ezri Dax: Afterimage
    Worf: Rules of Engagement
    Nog: Heart of Stone
    Rom: Bar Association
    Quark: Body Parts
    Dukat: Waltz
    Garak: The Wire
     
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  11. The HorrOrville

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    Sisko=Emissary=Great story about a man stuck in a past drama finally being able to let go and move forward from the pain.

    Jake=Nor the Battle to the Strong=

    Kira=The Darkness and the Light=Has to face her past actions as a terrorist while also dealing while also dealing with the responsbility of a child inside.

    Odo=Crossfire=

    Quark=Body Parts

    Bashir=Doctor Bashir I Presume

    Garak=The Wire

    Chief O'Brien=Whispers

    Jadzia=Facets

    Worf=Change of Heart

    Nog=Heart of Stone=One of the best B-Stories ever.

    Martock=Once More Unto the Breach

    Weyoum=Treachery,Faith and The Great River

    Damar=Taking in the Wind


    Jason

    Dukat=Waltz

    Ezri=Prodigal Daughter

    Rom=Doctor Bashir I Presume
     
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  12. Oddish

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    These might not be absolute faves, but here are some ones I like.
    Sisko: Accession
    O'Brien: Whispers
    Kira: Crossover
    Odo: Shadowplay
    Ezri: Field of Fire
    Kira: Defiant
    Jake: The Visitor
    Worf: The Way of the Warrior
     
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  13. Morticia Addams

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    This was epic!

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  14. kkt

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    QUARK: I just wanted you to know I meant every word of it.
    ODO: So did I.
     
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    Ben Sisko: Through the Looking Glass
    Kira Nerys: She's one of my favorites, yet I'm drawing a blank. "Civil Defense," maybe?
    Quark: Who Mourns for Morn, House of Quark, the Magnificent Ferengi...too many to pick!
    Jadzia Dax: You Are Cordially Invited
    Ezri Dax: Field of Fire
    Worf: The Sword of Kahless
    (Actually this episode doesn't do any favors for Worf's character, but I don't care about Worf. This just happens to be my favorite Worf-centric episode.)
    Odo: Any episode that doesn't involve an appearance from Odo-With-Tits
    Garak: By Inferno's Light
    Julian Bashir: "Our Man Bashir" was fun, but "Dr. Bashir I Presume" made me cry, plus the Voyager crossover....
    O'Brien: the Assignment
     
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  16. kkt

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    Kira Nerys: Progress. The episode presented her with a genuine difficult choice, forced her to confront some of her prejudices, and grow as a person.
     
  17. Morticia Addams

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    Weyoun: Treachery, Faith and the Great River.
     
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    Jadzia: To the Death. Because in a casual conversation with a Jem'Hadar, she finds out an enormous amount of relevant information.
     
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