Can I help you?
I think so.
What are you doing?
Where is it?
Where is what?
I don't even know what you're looking for.
Yes, you do.
It's not here.
That's not good.
Is it possible we have the wrong man?
It's starting to look that way.
This is very embarrassing.
Now, listen to me.
We know why you're here
we know who you came to meet
and we know what you are going to give her.
So for the last time, where is it?
I'll take you to it.
You see? It was him all along.
I thought it was on stun.
Look what you did to the carpet.
What do we do now?
We don't have time to search the whole station.
We wait for the woman.
She might know where he hid it.
You wanted to see us?
Is that the new holosuite program?
It came this morning.
Finally... that friend of yours
promised to send it two months ago.
According to Felix, it's worth the wait.
He said it's the most elaborate program he's ever designed.
What parts do we get to play?
Well, you get to play Lady Wantsomore
a beautiful socialite who's brainwashed
to assassinate the Queen of England.
Ooh... somebody stop me.
What about me?
Odo plays Nigel Dunlap
a former agent who comes out of retirement
to help me foil this diabolical plot.
And I play...
Julian, we know who you play.
What about me?
Well, you're Falcon, of course.
I'm tired of being the bad guy.
But you do it so well.
So... is everybody all right for Saturday?
Uh... what, what do you want me to do again?
Save the Queen.
Not only that
you get to drive around in fancy automobiles
and go to posh parties.
And steal her away from Falcon.
He steals my girl?
maybe you'd better get another Nigel Dunlap.
Are you kidding?
Look at her.
I'm... I'm busy on Saturday.
We'll do it when you're not busy.
I don't think so.
I... never should have agreed
to be part of this in the first place.
Well, it looks like we'll have to find
someone else to play Odo's part.
I'll do it.
I've already told you...
I don't want to play dabo, I don't want a holosuite
and I don't want anything to eat.
Can I interest you
in my collection of Risean tapestries?
Why don't you leave her alone, Quark?
Can't you see she's not interested?
How do I know she's not interested...
unless I ask?
Maybe you should spend less time
bothering your customers
and more time keeping an eye on your business?
I can keep my eyes on more than one thing at a time.
What about him?
He's got a graviton emitter hidden in his ring.
He's manipulating the table for his friend over there.
- Dabo! - Dabo!
You're very observant.
Are you waiting for someone?
Where have you been all my life?
Isn't that what you were hoping I'd say?
No, it's just that you keep glancing at the door.
I'm waiting for someone.
That's all I meant.
I thought you had other things on your mind.
Must be those bedroom eyes of yours.
You probably get that all the time.
If anyone bothers you again...
let me know.
I'm Security Chief Odo.
My office is just across the Promenade.
I'll be all right.
I have to go...
in my office.
Across the Promenade.
Look at this.
I was checking the contents of one of those crates.
A tentacle grabbed my hand.
Klingons have been getting regular shipments of it
since the day they were posted here.
I can't believe they eat that stuff.
What are you doing?
What are you looking at?
Ah... it's embarrassing.
Would you just tell me?
Well, last night... a woman in Quark's
told me I have... bedroom eyes.
I'm trying to see if it's true.
Tell me about this woman.
She thought I was trying to seduce her.
It was all just a misunderstanding.
If you say so.
You going to see her again?
I have no idea. Why?
Obviously, she's very perceptive.
you should see her again.
What's this all about?
You tried to break into the station computer.
My friend never showed up last night.
I wanted to check the passenger manifests
to find out if he came aboard.
Why didn't you come to me?
I could've checked the manifests for you.
When you grow up on Finnea Prime
you learn not to trust policemen.
Dataport bothering you?
The security protocols protecting your computer
generated some nasty feedback.
I designed them that way.
I couldn't stay interfaced
long enough to break past the encryption lockouts.
That was the idea.
Tell me, Arissa...
what's a nice woman like you doing with a dataport?
They're not illegal.
They ought to be.
People tend to use them to access information
other people don't want them to access.
I've heard that.
This Idanian you were waiting for in Quark's...
what were you meeting him about?
A personal matter.
Well, I suppose I could just go to his quarters and ask him.
I'd rather you didn't.
It's a delicate situation.
Tauvid's well-known for...
people who don't necessarily want to be found.
He's helping me locate my daughter.
I gave her up when she was born 15 years ago.
He told me he had information about her.
That's all I know.
I've been looking for her for a long time.
let me talk to him.
I'll take you to him.
We'll sort out the rest later.
Maybe he's not in.
According to the access log, he's inside.
He's not here.
Oh, yes, he is...
what's left of him.
The residue we found contains Idanian DNA.
I think it's safe to assume that it came from Tauvid Rem.
Do you have any idea
why someone would want to kill him?
No, but considering what he did for a living
he probably had dealings
with all sorts of marginal characters.
Maybe it was a robbery.
What makes you say that?
I didn't see any personal belongings in his quarters.
Did your deputies find anything?
Well, whatever happened
I doubt it had anything to do with me or my daughter.
Now, that depends.
It's possible someone doesn't want you to find your daughter.
Tauvid didn't give me any indication of that
when we spoke.
When was that?
About three days ago.
Oh, I can't believe this.
I was so close to finding her
and now I'm going to have to start all over again.
That's if you'll let me.
In case you'd forgotten
I'm facing charges for trying to break into your computer.
Considering you weren't able to access
any secured information...
I've decided to drop those charges.
I appreciate that very much.
You're free to go.
You're a very kind man.
I hope you find your daughter.
I'm afraid the Assay Office is closed for the evening.
If you want to secure any valuables
you'll have to come back in the morning.
Thanks. I'll do that.
I didn't realize I tripped an alarm.
I still got caught.
I've been following you.
I didn't know.
I'm good, too.
did you find anything in Tauvid's locker?
Would you believe me if I said no?
Actually, I'd have you strip searched.
That might be fun.
But in the interest of saving time...
I've never seen a data crystal quite like this.
Looks like it has a phase inverter embedded inside it.
It's not going to be easy to decode.
Given that all it contains is information
about a missing girl
Tauvid went to great lengths to secure it.
You know how Idanians are.
They're a secretive race.
You realize it would be a simple matter
for me to have you examined by a doctor
to determine if you've ever been pregnant.
You keep threatening to have me stripped down and examined.
I'm trying not to read too much into that.
You don't have a daughter, do you?
That's probably the first true statement I've heard you make.
I meant what I said about your eyes.
What's on the crystal?
I don't know, but I need to find out.
Because if I don't, I'm dead.
Maybe you'd better start at the beginning.
I work for a man named Draim.
I see you've heard of him.
He's with the Orion Syndicate.
If I'm not mistaken
he specializes in blackmail and extortion.
How do you fit in with his organization?
I access computer systems and steal information for him...
government data, business plans... whatever he asks for.
I hope you're well paid.
It's a very dangerous line of work.
Trigger the wrong security protocol
you could end up with permanent brain damage.
I think about that from time to time
but there's not much I can do about it.
You don't quit the Orion Syndicate
unless they say you can.
Do you want to quit?
That's why I came to meet Tauvid.
Who was he?
I don't know.
Then why did you come to meet him?
He told me he had information...
information I could use to break away
from Draim free and clear.
What made you believe that he was telling the truth?
I don't know.
I just did.
I'm not even sure how he knew I wanted to get out.
Did he tell you what this information was?
But for some reason, I decided to trust him.
Oh, I know this sounds insane.
I guess I was desperate.
Did you tell anyone you were coming here?
No, but Draim must have monitored my communication.
How else could he have gotten his people here
before I arrived?
So you think Draim had Tauvid killed
to stop you from getting this crystal.
And whoever he hired is probably still on the station.
You can be sure that Draim wants to know
what's on that crystal as much as I do.
What are you smiling about?
Oh, I'm just picturing myself trying to explain all this
to the authorities back on Finnea...
not that they'll listen.
They'll just send me to prison.
I'm not turning this over to the Finneans.
I'm placing you in protective custody
while I have someone try to access the crystal.
In the meantime, I want you
to look at security recordings made at the airlocks.
Draim was probably careful not to send anyone
you'd recognize, but you never know.
Why are you doing this?
You mean, you're just doing this
out of the kindness of your heart?
I... don't have a heart.
You could have fooled me.
What'd you get?
It's called hasperat.
Where is she?
She's with that changeling Security Chief.
They have the crystal.
We've got to make sure she doesn't access it.
She's so pretty.
I was hoping we wouldn't have to kill her.
You'll get over it.
Don't get too used to it.
You're not staying here.
Odo to Security.
Now, if anyone was watching
they'll think you're still in the other quarters.
Hmm. Good trick.
Hope it works.
I use these things to practice shape-shifting.
These are your quarters?
I thought this would be the last place
anyone would look for you.
There's a bed in the other room.
I was planning to stay out here, so I could keep an eye on you...
if that's all right.
I could use the company.
I have two deputies
stationed outside in the corridor
posing as a maintenance crew doing repairs.
And where are you going to sleep?
I don't need a bed.
I regenerate by reverting to a gelatinous state.
Mmm. Sounds relaxing.
It is actually.
I'm so tired, I wouldn't mind
being in a gelatinous state myself.
I understand you haven't been able to identify anyone
from the security recordings.
I haven't had much luck identifying Tauvid either.
It's not his real name.
He took three different transports
to get to the station... used a different identity each time.
a picture of him to the Idanian authorities.
I'm not sure we'll get a reply.
As you said before, they're a very secretive race.
What about the crystal?
Dax and Chief O'Brien
are still trying to get past the encryption lockouts.
I could try to interface with it.
No, that's not a good idea.
The first time they attempted to access it
the feedback shorted out the computer.
I'd hate to see what that would do to your dataport.
Oh, I can't believe what I got myself into...
walking out on Draim to meet someone I don't even know.
I must have been out of my mind.
You said you were desperate.
Why do you think
I got involved with Draim in the first place?
I know life on Finnea isn't easy
but you must have had other options.
Have you ever been there?
It's not like a Federation world
where everything is handed to you.
You know how I ended up with this?
I was a net-girl.
I told myself I wasn't selling
my body since there was no actual contact...
but I was.
I let men into my mind for money.
Draim was one of them.
That's how we first met.
Before I knew it, I was working for him.
He paid me more than I'd ever seen before.
I was so far removed
from the consequences of what I was doing
it was easy to pretend that I wasn't hurting anyone.
I'd hear things now and then.
Some businessman Draim had me investigate would disappear.
I tried to convince myself it had nothing to do with me
but after a while, I couldn't pretend anymore.
I wanted out.
I guess I'm finally going to get my wish.
Only problem is I'll be dead.
Oh, I don't want to cry.
The dead don't cry.
I'm not going to let anyone harm you.
You have to trust me.
I do trust you.
But you can't protect me forever.
Sooner or later, Draim will get to me.
I've got to find out what's on that crystal.
I don't think you can count on whatever's
on that crystal to get you out of this.
If that's true, I don't have a chance.
Yes, you do.
If you testified against Draim
you could put him in prison for the rest of his life.
You could get immunity for any past crimes
you may have committed... start a new life.
Testify against Draim?
I would never make it to the witness stand.
I will take personal responsibility
for your safety.
I don't care how long it takes.
If I have to ask for a leave of absence, I will.
You'd do that for me?
I've done things in my life I'm not proud of, too.
You worked for Draim.
I worked for the Cardassians.
I never had the courage to walk away.
I admire that.
Oh... wait a minute.
You're going to have to give me a minute
to get used to this.
I've never been admired for anything
other than the way I look.
Most people can't see past the surface...
especially when what they see is so beautiful.
I'm... l-I'm sorry. I merely meant...
I'm going to see
if they've made any progress decoding the crystal.
Make yourself comfortable.
I'll check in on you later.
I'm not going anywhere.
Let me help you with that.
You just jumped out of an airplane at 20,000 feet
and yet, there's not a hair on your head out of place.
I'm sorry to interrupt.
I need to talk to you.
Um, driver, stop the car.
Uh, we'll just be a minute.
Uh, isn't that the woman I was supposed to steal
away from Falcon?
Well, uh, yes, but since you didn't show up...
You swept her off her feet.
how did you know she was interested?
It's that kind of program.
What is this all about, Odo?
You didn't come here to talk to me about women...
This is about bedroom eyes, isn't it?
Who told you about her? Kira?
Actually, it was Miles.
If people are talking, it's only because they care.
You put on a good front
but anyone who really knows you can tell that you're Ionely.
If you're interested in this woman
you have to let her know.
Oh, I can't.
What if I...?
What if she...?
She might... but you can't go through life
trying to avoid getting a broken heart.
If you do, it'll break from Ioneliness anyway.
So you might as well take a chance.
If you don't, she'll move on
and you'll never know what you might have had
and living with that is worse than having a broken heart.
We're nearly finished, darling.
Car trouble, Mr. Bashir?
L-I should go.
Thank you, Doctor.
This isn't fair.
Odo and I were talking.
Didn't anyone ever tell you
you shouldn't stop for hitchhikers?
- Hello. - Hello.
I... didn't expect to find you awake.
I couldn't sleep.
Uh, if the bed is uncomfortable, I...
The bed is fine.
I guess you have no news for me?
Chief O'Brien is going to run a quantum scan
on the crystal in the morning.
I'd like to be there.
I might be able to help.
I'll arrange it.
I'm not in your way, am I?
No, not at all.
I usually read for an hour or two.
What are you reading?
It's a detective novel.
Oh. Have you figured out who did it yet?
By the third page.
I should let you get back to your book.
don't really feel like reading.
Perhaps we could talk for a while.
What do you want to talk about?
Hmm. Tell me more.
I could swear that when we first met...
your nose had a little curve right here.
Oh, I tend to look a little different every day.
But you always manage to make these the same.
Well, I pay special attention to my scowl.
An air of stern suspicion
is very important in my line of work.
Why are you looking at me that way?
just trying to figure something out.
Maybe I can help.
You're the first woman I've ever been...
I've never been able to let down my guard.
I was just wondering...
what makes you different.
Wait a minute.
Have you never been with anyone else before?
Not with a humanoid.
on my homeworld, I...
had an experience you might consider...
But never with a woman before.
Could you tell?
I don't ever want to leave this room.
Can we stay here forever?
Oh, I wish we could.
is going to work out.
I want to believe that
but I know what the Orion Syndicate
does to people who turn against them.
I don't want to spend the rest of my life
looking over my shoulder.
Oh, I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have brought it up.
Let's just be together.
Tell me more about this encounter you had
on your homeworld.
It was with another changeling.
Mmm. Sounds nice.
Too bad I'm not a changeling.
Oh, we shouldn't let that stop us.
She spent the night in his quarters.
He had her under protective custody.
Come on, Nerys.
He could have put her somewhere else.
You know how Odo is... he likes to be thorough.
It was more than that.
What makes you say that?
You asked to be told when the sensor array became available.
Odo and a woman...
it was bound to happen sooner or later, right?
You can begin your experiment at any time.
I'm talking to Kira.
You're not talking. You're gossiping.
And besides, Odo is quite capable
of taking care of himself.
Don't shout across the room.
If you want to... gossip with us
then come down here.
He asked me to arrange a conference
with Starfleet Intelligence at 0800.
I guess he's running late.
He's never late.
He's never spent the night with a woman before.
Starfleet Intelligence is ready when you are.
Did you see the look on Odo's face?
I am telling you, something happened.
I talked to Draim.
The woman asked to make a deal.
She gives us the crystal, Draim lets her go.
So we don't have to kill her.
Don't be stupid.
As soon as we get the crystal, she dies.
You can release the Talarian as soon as he's sober
but tell him to stay away from the raktajino.
It obviously doesn't agree with him.
I'll be in Science Lab 4.
Can I help you?
You're Security Chief Odo?
I'm here about the communication
you sent to the Idanian government.
- Go on. - Where's Arissa?
Is she safe?
You know her?
Better than she knows herself.
What does that mean?
She's not who she seems to be.
She's an intelligence agent with my government.
She was sent to infiltrate Draim's organization.
That's not possible.
She would have told me.
She doesn't know.
L-I don't understand.
We gave her a new identity before we sent her in.
All her previous memories
were removed and stored on the data crystal.
If you take me to her, I'll explain the rest.
Chief, are you all right?
The data crystal... where is it?
Forget about the crystal... we've got to find Arissa.
That crystal is Arissa.
She took the crystal.
I don't know where she went.
It generates a distinctive signal.
We might be able to track it.
Is anyone here?
I've lost it.
The crystal's quantum signature
starts to fade after a few minutes.
Do you have it?
I thought we had a deal...
your life for the crystal.
I just want to make sure that you live up to your end.
Do you really think I'd be stupid enough
to come here with a weapon?
Do you have any idea what's on this?
You're going to have to figure that out for yourself.
Oh, don't go yet.
You haven't met my associate.
How are you?
Fine, thank you.
Draim and I had a deal.
He was in a very emotional state when he agreed to it.
The truth is...
you really hurt his feelings when you left.
He liked you.
Maybe you should close your eyes.
You were supposed to secure the doors.
Are you all right?
I just wish I knew what this is all about.
The memory transfer will take a few minutes.
How long was she undercover?
She volunteered for the operation two years ago.
After we altered her memories, we placed her on Finnea.
She woke up the next morning
believing she was a different person.
With no memory of her former life as an intelligence agent.
That was crucial to the plan.
Draim employs telepaths
to scan everyone who works for him.
It was the only way to get past them.
We left her in place long enough
to become a trusted member of Draim's organization.
When we were ready to recall her, we had Tauvid make contact.
We'd imprinted a trace memory
designed to make her feel she could trust him.
That way, she'd agree to meet.
With what she knows about Draim, we're going to be able
to cripple his entire organization.
As soon as she's debriefed
we plan to issue the indictments.
You make it sound as if it all went according to plan.
She was nearly killed.
She knew the risks when she volunteered.
We did everything we could to minimize them.
Every stage of this operation was meticulously planned.
Including what just happened in the cargo bay?
Why didn't you tell us what was going on
when you found out Tauvid had been killed?
If Draim's people had monitored the transmission
it would've compromised the entire operation.
We couldn't risk it.
All that matters is that she's safe...
and that Draim is going to prison for a long time.
The transfer's complete.
I'm going to take her to surgery.
not even your name, is it?
There's something you need to know.
I have a husband.
I'm so sorry.
You didn't know.
It's not your fault.
I fell in love with a woman who never really existed.
She did exist.
She was real.
And she loved you.
In a way...
she still does.
Will I ever see you again?
I... don't know.
I'll never forget you, Odo.