A Simple Investigation
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Episode:  115     Airdate:  March 31, 1997
Business As Usual
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Episode:  116     Airdate:  April 7, 1997
Ties of Blood and Water
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Episode:  117     Airdate:  April 14, 1997
Ferengi Love Songs
©1997 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  118     Airdate:  April 21, 1997

Catalog Number 05896-5
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued October 7, 2003
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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A Simple Investigation
Directed by René Echevarria
Written by John T. Kretchmer
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
Hardly anything escapes the always-alert eyes of constable Odo (René Auberjonois). But this time, it's not only his sharply honed observational skill that brings a mysterious visitor named Arissa (Dey Young) to his attention. It is the pull of that strongest of humanoid emotions: love. Of course, Odo is not a human. He's a Shape Shifter new to the ways of intimacy, yet not immune to the sorrow that can come when a relationship ends. His newfound love with Arissa seems so right, yet it is unavoidably doomed. Because Arissa isn't who she says she is - and the secret to her true identity lies inside a data crystal that she's come to the station to retrieve.

Business As Usual
Directed by Siddig El Fadil
Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
Schmooze a little, earn a lot! Quark (Armin Shimerman) finds what he thinks is the ideal way to get out of debt. He enters the lucrative and dangerous field of arms merchandising, skirting the ban on bringing weapons aboard the station by showing holosuite replicas of them to prospective clients. But a crisis of conscience overwhelms the Ferengi when he realizes he's on the brink of a sale that endangers 28,000,000 lives. Make that 28,000,001. Because Quark, too, is endangered when he realizes he must somehow stop the transaction, even though doing so will put him at odds with his cutthroat business partners.

Ties of Blood and Water
Directed by Avery Brooks
Teleplay by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Story by Edmund Newton & Robbin L. Slocum
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate 50712.5
When a prominent member of the Cardassian underground comes aboard, Kira (Nana Visitor) hopes he will head the opposition to the Dominion Alliance. But the guest has his own agenda. He's dying - and he wants Kira to be his daughter during his last hours. The request is not as unusual as it may first seem. The Cardassians once kidnapped Kira and had her surgically altered to look like his long-lost child. Now, since the official has no immediate family, he wants Kira to be his heir during a Cardassian ritual in which the dying person imparts vital secrets to the next of kin. Station Commander Sisko (Avery Brooks) views this as an unexpected opportunity for the Federation to learn invaluable political information. But a trauma from Kira's past may turn it into an opportunity lost.

Ferengi Love Songs
Directed by René Auberjonois
Written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Avery Brooks
Also Starring René Auberjonois
Michael Dorn
Terry Farrell
Cirroc Lofton
Colm Meaney
Alexander Siddig
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Stardate Unknown
Welcome home, Quark (Armin Shimerman)! Next time, however, you may want to announce your visit in advance instead of just dropping in on the childhood home where your kind, dear Moogie still lives. One peek into your bedroom closet explains why. Or, as Quark exclaims: "What's the Nagus doing in my closet?" The secret is out. Grand Nagus Zek - the ruler of all Ferenginar - has become the lover of Quark's mother. Inside information like this is a dangerous thing, especially to opportunistic Quark, who makes a deal with a Ferengi politician. The deal: Quark will break up the romance if the Fernegi Commerce Authority lifts his name from the trading blacklist.


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