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Improbable Cause 

After an attempt is made on Garak's life, Odo conducts the investigation on who tried to murder the Cardassian tailor - and why.

Director:

Avery Brooks

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark (credit only)
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Andrew Robinson ... Garak
Carlos Lacamara ... Retaya (as Carlos LaCamara)
Joseph Ruskin ... Informant
Darwyn Carson ... Romulan
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ... Mila
Paul Dooley ... Enabran Tain
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Storyline

Garak's shop explodes. Luckily the tailor isn't hurt badly, and Odo immediately expects foul play. Odo asks Garak if he can think of possible suspects, but the Cardassian seems rather uninterested, and frustrates Odo's investigation. After evidence of a pheromonic sensor in the bomb - a method favored by Flaxian assassins, and a Flaxian had just arrived on the station prior to the explosion, Odo decides to interrogate him, but his investigation won't stop at the Flaxian... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The second part of this two-parter, "The Die is Cast", was not the next episode to be shot. Because it was never intended to be a two-parter, pre-production on "Through the Looking Glass" was already well underway when "The Die is Cast" was green-lit. As such, the episodes were shot out of sequence and the airdates of this episode and "Through the Looking Glass" were flipped. See more »

Goofs

Constable Odo is interrogating the Flaxian. There are three bottles of perfume on the table. In one shot, Odo has an eye dropper from one of the bottles in his hand. In the next shot, the eye dropper is back in the bottle. In the third shot, Odo has the eyedropper in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elim Garak: I'm sorry, Doctor, I just don't see the value of this man's work.
Dr. Julian Bashir: But Garak, Shakespeare is one of the giants of Human literature.
Elim Garak: I knew Brutus was going to kill Caesar in the first act; but Caesar didn't figure it out until the knife was in his back.
Dr. Julian Bashir: But that's what makes it a tragedy. Caesar couldn't conceive that his best friend would plot to kill him.
Elim Garak: Tragedy is not the word I'd use. Farce would be more appropriate.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Die Is Cast (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Intelligent Engaging Script
16 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In this episode, Garek finds that someone has tried to kill him. There is an explosion in his tailor shop and he is hurt. In the process of finding the one who did this, he is hooked up with Odo as they head for Cardassia. We are made privy to a lot of information about both of them as they parry and thrust with their minds. Garek seeks a man who he should despise rather than embrace, but whose life he wishes to save. As this episode concludes, an interesting alliance takes place. On to the next part.


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