Squeezed out another 400 words, bringing Chapter 2 to an end and the novel to 8500 words. Now to bed..............
Kira goes to Bajor, has an orb experience (complete with nudity), gets flirted with by Bareil, gets snarked at by Winn, and gets tortured by Jaro. And that's not even the whole episode! The season-opening three-parter continues as the DS9 Rewatch draws "The Circle."
Most of the guests comport themselves well. Richard Beymer gets less to do, but his helplessness in the nigh-meaningless role of navarch is entertaining to watch. Louise Fletcher returns as Winn, and her “bless your heart” conversation with Kira and Bareil is a symphony in sweet sarcasm, followed by a delightful Evil Meeting Of Evil between her and Jaro. Stephen Macht shows tremendous gravitas as Krim, setting up his larger role in the following episode. The only weak link is Philip Anglim, whose serene presence in “In the Hands of the Prophets” is subsumed to a somewhat creepy fascination with Kira, his intense stare just barely holding back from being a leer. (Having said that, the conversations between him and Kira are beautifully done.)