RBDS9 017 – Dramatis Personae (S1E17)
Rebinging Star Trek DS9: Dramatis Personae
Welcome to S1E17 Dramatis Personae. In this episode of DS9, everyone is acting weird. Kira is on some kind of power trip. Miles has gone into full “protect Sisko” mode and Bashir seems to be playing both sides. Meanwhile, what is Odo to do?
We don’t have a B-story in Dramatis Personae. Instead, we ship the kids and Keiko off to Bajor on a school field trip so that we can have a classic “everyone gets taken over by an alien presence” episode! Kira is trying to take over the station. Sisko cares about nothing except something he is secretly drawing on a board. Dax appears to be stoned or is just very old and confused. Bashir is all over the place. That leaves Odo. Poor, Odo. Nobody is acting like themselves and he seems to be the only one who notices. What’s a shape-shifter to do in a senseless power struggle for a gas station?
What’s this rebinge thing?
It’s a re-watch of a thing you’ve already seen but love to watch and talk about. We go deep with every episode, walking you through every scene and analyzing all of the characters and story lines.
Listen to our intro episode if you want to know a little more about us. And kick off the whole thing with our rebinge of the pilot episode Emissary. Or catch up on the previous episode: S1E16 The Foresaken (hello Lwaxana Troi!).
We dig into Season 1 Episode 18 of DS9: Duet.