Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 3 Episode 23

Family Business

2
Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM May 15, 1995 on Syndicado
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7.9
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  • Another very good Ferengi episode.

    8.0
    Season 3 included two of the best Ferengi episodes in DS9's run, "The House of Quark" and "Family Business". Both combined the ridiculous, campy Ferengi humor with something a little more substantial.

    Here, we combine the Quark-Rom tanden with their mom, Ishka (played wonderfully by Andrea Martin - alas she would not return) and Jeffrey Comb's first turn as the amusingly obnoxious inspector Brunt.

    Though we get plenty of laughs, it's the triangular, love-hate relationship of Quark's family that lifts this episode well above the mediocre. Along with "Shakaar", this is an episode that shows Rom establishing an identity beyond that of Quark's goofy sidekick.

    The B-plot gets less screen time, but we chuckle as Sisko discovers that gossip flows just as fast on the other side of the galaxy. A particularly humorous encounter with Odo, Bashir and O'Brien stands out. And Penny Johnson's Kasidy Yates is a likeable character from the outset - Jake was right on!

    Recommended viewing.
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