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Star Trek DS9 - Season 7 - Episode 11

Star Trek DS9 - 7x11 - Prodigal Daughter

Originally Aired: 1999-1-6

Synopsis:
Ezri Dax returns to her home and family while trying to gather information on the missing Miles O'Brien. [DVD]

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 3.06

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Filler Quotient: 2, filler, but an enjoyable episode nevertheless. You can skip this one, but you'd miss out on some fun.
- This episode is sort of a sequel to DS9: Honor Among Thieves, but the coda was unnecessary, so there's no reason to consider this episode not filler.

Problems
None

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- Ezri describing the various types of Gagh.
- Sisko regarding O'Brien: "He is not a detective, he's an engineer!" Not exact, but I'll count it. Count 28 for "I'm a doctor, not a (blah)" style lines, which McCoy was famous for.
- O'Brien, sarcastically regarding Bilby's wife: "Yeah. She accidentally hit herself in the head and accidentally threw herself in the river."
- Ezri regarding her family business: "I feel like I'm trapped in some sort of Ferengi nightmare."
- The revelation that Norvo Tigan murdered Bilby's wife.

My Review
This episode skillfully combines a sequel to DS9: Honor Among Thieves with an episode centered around Ezri. As it turns out, the murder O'Brien was investigating was committed by Ezri's brother, Norvo. This is, of course, all very convenient from a writing perspective, but it ended up being an interesting and entertaining episode regardless. Unfortunately, most of the episode is character development on Ezri's family, not so much on Ezri herself, and most of the rest is spent on the murder investigation. Nevertheless, it was nice to meet Ezri's family, and it was nice to see her doing her job as a counselor, even if she was just consoling family.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Morax on 2019-04-02 at 3:01pm:
    I really like Ezri way more than Jadzia, but I HAVE to agree with her mother: "I hate your hair!".

    But that's actually the only thing I like more about Jadzia...

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