Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by CoveTom, May 17, 2012.
QUARK: Same to you, Commander.
(Quark and Ornithar leave.)
SISKO: Lay in a course for the Callinon System.
DAX: Aye, sir.
(Sisko is lying on the claustrophobic lower bunk when the doorbell rings.)
SISKO: Come in.
Kira: Did I wake you?
Sisko: Not quite. What can I do for you, Major?
Kira: It's about Odo.
SISKO: You're worried about him.
Kira: Is it that obvious?
SISKO: No, I'm worried about him too. But at the moment I don't know what to do about it.
Kira: Can I speak freely? What the hell is wrong with Starfleet? How could they do this to him?
SISKO: This has been a long time coming, Major. Starfleet has never been happy with the Constable. They've been pressing me to replace him for the last two years.
KIRA: Because he worked for the Cardassians.
SISKO: No, it goes deeper than that. Odo is not what you'd call a team player.
KIRA: Why? Because sometimes he doesn't go through the proper channels?
SISKO: That's a start. You know Odo. He enjoys thumbing his nose at authority. He files reports when he feels like it. His respect for the chain of command is minimal.
KIRA: He gets the job done.
SISKO: Starfleet likes team players. Starfleet likes the chain of command, and frankly, so do I.
KIRA: So you agree with their decision?
SISKO: No. But I understand it.
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