||I enjoyed this one. We have a combination of several personal stories and one big story going on at once. It also introduces the Cardassians, who look somewhat more alien than the usual Trek species - somewhere between reptiles and mammals. They worked very well, with the same semi-civilised veneer as the Romulans, but somewhat more ruthless. They seem a bit behind on technology, but their determination makes them threatening. Macet in particular seems to fit this idea (and does he have a relation in charge of Bajor?). O'Brien has gradually been making his way into the main cast recently. Not sure what's going on with his rank and position (if he's a CPO now, surely he was only a Petty Officer at Setlik III, yet he ended up as the tactical officer). He had a lot to do here, and seemed convincing at every stage. . In the end, there seems to be a slightly odd mirror between Setlik and what happened at the science station. The Glinn in Ten Forward said almost the same thing as Maxwell did about the suspected attack. However, we would later find out that Maxwell was right, but it was a clever touch. Overall, a very good episode.