Odo seeks some advice on romance from newly introduced Creator's Pet, Vic Fontaine.
This episode contains examples of:
- Adorkable: Odo repeatedly.
- And You Thought It Was a Game: Odo is duped into taking the real Kira on a date in the holosuite, mistakenly believing that it's only a hologram of Kira that Vic created.
- Big Damn Kiss: Between Kira and Odo, after over three seasons of leadup.
- Book Ends: Of course the episode begins and ends with Vic singing.
- Breather Episode: Particularly after the last three episodes.
- Comically Missing the Point: Since the context is well-outside Odo's experience.Vic: Tell me something. How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Odo: I have no idea.
Vic: Practice, practice, practice. Get it?
- Continuity Nod: Vic was able to create a hologram of Kira due to the events of "Our Man Bashir".Vic: It did take me an hour to get rid of the Russian accent.
- Quark reminds Odo that he had a year to do something about Kira—referencing the Major's breakup with Shakaar just prior to "Children of Time".
- Fanservice: Holographic!Kira in a tight red dress singing "Fever." Very nice.
- Foreshadowing: Vic's opening song is "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You."
- Love Epiphany: Kira's moment(s) of clarity.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted. When Odo finds out he's not on a date with a hologram but the real Kira, they both get pretty upset at Vic for his deceit. Yet it's not long before they get together in the real world anyway.
- Not So Above It All: During a meeting in Sisko's office, Odo begins humming and quietly singing "They Can't Take That Away from Me." Sisko recognizes what he's doing and joins him while going over a report.
- Relationship Upgrade: Three seasons of waiting!
- Right in Front of Me: Odo's date goes relatively smoothly, until he discovers that Vic didn't set him up on a dinner date with a holographic Kira, but actual, real Kira.
- Shout-Out: Frank Sinatra, Shecky Greene, and Victor Borge are all referenced as performers that Vic is familiar with.
- The title, of course, is a play on Sinatra's song "My Way."
- The Matchmaker: Vic Fontaine.
- They Do: Finally.