Kai Opaka is dead -- OR IS SHE????? Kira gets pissed off several times, Sisko tries to hold things together, O'Brien pulls technobabble out of his ass, and Jonathan Banks is his usual awesome self as the DS9 Rewatch draws some "Battle Lines."
The one thing I intensely dislike about this episode are the scenes on the Rio Grande with O’Brien and Dax. Allegedly, Dax is the science officer, yet every scene on the runabout plays out like a Doctor Who episode with O’Brien as the brilliant, eccentric Time Lord with Dax reduced to the “what’s that, Doctor?” role of the companion. Dax does absolutely nothing useful in the episode, leaving all the heavy lifting to O’Brien. It’s an appalling use of the character who’s supposed to be the science officer.