Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Family Business

Season 3, Ep 23, Aired 5/15/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 48731.2 It is discovered that Quark's mother, Ishka, broke Ferengi law and made a profit through a secret deal, which may cost Quark everything he has.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman

    Quark

  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Avery Brooks

    Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • "If you ask me, this society could use a little - Quark's mom

    By Celedorian, Apr 28, 2013

  • Another very good Ferengi episode.

    By pharoahsdance, Aug 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Quark: (Standard Ferengi greeting) My house is my house.
      Brunt: As are its contents.

    • Rom: (holds up his arms) That's enough bickering! You're both acting like children! I will not stand by and let this family fall apart! Quark, you should be ashamed of yourself. I've seen you treat Cardassians with more respect than you show your own mother. And Moogie, if Quark can uncover your hidden investments, eventually the F.C.A. will, too. And all that profit will be lost. Think about that for a moment. Now, neither of you is going to leave this room until you've settled things. Is that clear? AND NO SHOUTING!!! I'm going to take a nap.

    Notes (3)

    • Penny Johnson Jerald (Kassidy Yates) also played the role of Dobara on The Next Generation episode "Homeward".

    • This episode reveals that baseball is still played within the Federation. Kasidy Yates youngest brother on Cestus III plays baseball for the Pike City Pioneers there. Cestus III is also the planet that the Gorn Hegemony considered part of their territory back in the 23th century. They destroyed a Earth outpost there and was pursued by the USS Enterprise in the Original Series episode "Arena".

    • This is the only episode in which Andrea Martin plays Ishka. In the subsequent episodes where Ishka appears, she is played by Cecily Adams.

    Trivia (3)

    • After being mentioned in the previous episode, Kasidy Yates makes her first appearance in this episode that begins her four year courtship with Sisko.

    • During this episode, Rom states that Quark hadn't returned to their mother's home in twenty years and that he'd left as soon as he reached the age of ascension. If the Ferengi age of ascension is age eighteen (as stated in "Heart of Stone"), it is thus intimated that Quark is thirty-eight years of age as of this episode.

    • This episode marks the first time we see Ferenginar.

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    • chadbumgardne Jul 30, 2013

      Love this episode and I love "Moogie"!