An interesting thing about Garak’s speech that I’ve observed-
Andrew Robinson has said that he played Garak’s speech pattern as though he had very recently learned to speak Federation Standard (maybe about a month before the show starts, while the Federation was on Terok Nor making the withdrawal negotiations).
Now, for the most part, Andrew uses close to his own natural American accent. But sometimes, Garak pronounces words like Julian does, as in with an English accent.
Since Julian is the person Garak talks with the most, and he very recently started learning Fed Standard when they meet, Garak is picking up some of Julian’s speech patterns.
I find this a subtle and interesting connection between them.
(While on the topic, Julian and Garak pronounce each other’s names differently from how everyone else seems to).
“It’s easy to have the impulse of, ‘I’ve got to strike, I’ve got to be
relevant, I’ve got to keep this thing alive,’ ” [Andy Samberg] said. “But the truth
is, if you’re doing stuff you like, it’ll happen, and it’ll happen in
the way that’s right for you.”
PRE-FINALE: Co-creator Dan Goor is particularly proud of the May 2 episode, which finds an off-duty Terry getting racially profiled by a fellow officer (Dexter‘s Desmond Harrington). “It has taken us a long time to figure out how to tackle this issue [involving] the police since our guys are the police,” he says. Capt. Holt and the rest of the squad will ultimately “help Terry determine… whether or not to file a complaint against the cop” in what is promised to be a “very moving” half-hour. Then, having “really liked the way last season ended” (with Jake and Holt in WITSEC), the May 15 episode kicks off “another high-stakes arc” involving Gina Gershon’s Lt. Melanie Hawkins that will “signifciantly” impact a potential Season 5.
SEASON FINALE (MAY 23): Adrian Pimento returns in the first half of the hour-long closer to give Jake and Rosa a few pointers on undercover life, after they are chosen to work a case with Lt. Hawkins; things go horribly, horribly wrong, leading to a major court trial that endangers both of their careers. To counter that intensity, Goor promises a totally unrelated flashback to Terry dancing on MTV in the 1990s. So there’s that.
“The finale involves our heroes bending the rules until they break, dabbling in illegal drugs, and spending some disturbing time on a farm surrounded by horny pigs,” teases co-creator Dan Goor. Amorous swine aside, the stakes are sky-high in the cop comedy’s hour-long outing, which sends Jake (Andy Samberg) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) undercover with the badass head of an elite task force (Gina Gershon) to try to crack a massive bank-robbery case. “Jake’s and Rosa’s entire worlds come crumbling down,” hints Goor. “They could lose everything.” Also: Boyle (Joe Lo Truglia) will lose it when he finds out who Gina (Chelsea Peretti) is dating.