Always a pleasure to read these reviews, and this is no exception! “Favor the bold” shows how the series keeps its focus on the characters--a lot of them-- even in the midst of the long war epic. Not much action, but setting the stage, raising the stakes. Loved how Damar confides in Quark, even before getting drunk….Morn’s gift secretly carrying the message to Sisko….Kira’s swift knockdown of Damar, and her harsh rebuke of Odo. Glad we were spared an image of Odo in bed with the female Changeling - ! too bad Salome Jens didn’t look like her younger self...she was quite attractive.