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

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
  • Breather Episode: Particularly after the last three episodes.
  • The Cast Showoff: James Darren as Vic Fontaine.
  • 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".
  • Foreshadowing: Vic's opening song is "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You."
  • Love Epiphany: Kira's moment(s) of clarity.
  • 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.
  • 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.