Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 05 E 17 A Simple Investigation
Odo begins a romance with a woman targeted for death by the Orion Syndicate.
Tropes Brain–Computer Interface: Arissa has a 'dataport' behind her ear. Cyberpunk: Unusually so, for Star Trek. Deep Cover Agent: Arissa. Did Not Get the Girl: Poor Odo. Does This Remind You of Anything?: The way Arissa talks about men using and touching her makes her sound like a Sex Slave. Geeky Turn-On: Odo first finds Arissa interesting when she informs Quark that someone on the second floor is using a device to cheat the dabo wheel. I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Sorm and Traidy shoot a man in the cold open and accidentally vaporize him.
"Huh. I thought it was on stun."
"Look what you did to the carpet!" Fat and Skinny: Sorm and Traidy. Memory Gambit: Memories were backed up and temporarily deleted from the host body in order to infiltrate while fooling telepaths, leaving only a vague trigger to guide the agent back at the end of the mission. Moment Killer: Bashir is about to smooch his holo-lady when Odo shows up and inadvertently cockblocks him. Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: O'Brien's fake accent momentarily disappears when he sees Odo talking to Bashir.
(as Falcon) "Car trouble, Mr. Bashir?" (as O'Brien) "Hi, Odo." Resignations Not Accepted: According to Arissa, you don't leave the Orion Syndicate unless they let you. The Syndicate: The Orion Syndicate, the series' go-to for organized criminal activity. Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted. O'Brien, as Falcon, sneaks up on the other side of the car while Julian is trying to give romantic advice to Odo. Typecasting: In-Universe: O'Brien gets rather annoyed that he keeps getting cast as Falcon in Bashir's secret agent program. Your Cheating Heart: In fairness to Arissa, her memories of her real life were temporarily removed. What Beautiful Eyes!: Arissa says that Odo has "bedroom eyes," quite flustering him.