The best part about watching DS9′s Civilian Defense is watching Dukat beam into the station, gloat at the crew for triggering the auto-destruct sequence, and then when he tries to leave realizes that his former boss locked him out of the system and trapped him in the station too.
But my favorite part is Garak slowly getting annoyed and exasperated with Dukat’s slimy attempts to impress Kira.
He’s progression of done-ness is amazing.
Garak hates Dukat so much. And he’s right Kira would never fall for Dukat’s slimy charm.
One of the things I love about this show is that the actors push back at the writers when they feel it’s not something their character would do, it doesn’t always work but I’m so so glad Nana Visitor put her foot down on any Kira and Dukat romance.
Also, a bit of foreshadowing there with Dukat’s father, that his ambitions got the better of his love for Cardassia. This is something that drove Dukat to form the alliance with the Dominion in the first place.
I’m currently making a video with Garak and Bashir, as I was rewatching “Past Prologue” for some moments I noticed this and stucked. Julian, this man is trying to tell you something about bajoran terrorists and danger. STOP LOOKING AT HIM WITH THOSE EYES FULL OF LOVE.