||If you watch no other Season 2 episode, then make it this one. Taking the classic Good Guys vs Oppressive Tyrant approach, Paradise adds the Trek philosophy and results in one of the best evil-doers DS9 - Trek as a whole - has seen. Alixus isn't evil for evil's sake or a power-mad psychotic, but evil for the sake of a philosophy she's grown which eventually consumed her as religion. Evil so self-assuredly right that you can identify with the character and know why she's done what she did, no matter how wrong it was. Excellent stuff.