Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 06 E 20 His Way

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Vic Fontaine, everybody!! Oh, right, and elsewhere there's a Relationship Upgrade or something.
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?
    Odo: No.
  • 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.
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