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A Man Alone
Stardate 46421.5
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 4 (1.4)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Avery Brooks   IMDB   Commander Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois   IMDB   Odo
Siddig El Fadil   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Julian Bashir
Terry Farrell   IMDB   Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton   IMDB   Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney   IMDB   Miles Edward O'Brien
Armin Shimerman   IMDB   Quark
Nana Visitor   IMDB   Major Kira Nerys
Guest Cast:
Rosalind Chao   IMDB   Keiko Ishikawa O'Brien
Edward Laurence Albert   IMDB   Zayra
Max Grodénchik   IMDB   Rom
Peter Vogt   IMDB   Bajoran Man
Aron Eisenberg   IMDB   Nog
Steven James Carver   IMDB   Ibudan
Tom Klunis   IMDB   Old Man Ibudan
Scott Trost   IMDB   Bajoran Officer
Patrick Cupo   IMDB   Bajoran Man
Kathryn Graf   IMDB   Bajoran Woman
Hana Rebecca Hatae   IMDB   Molly O'Brien
Diana Cignoni   IMDB   Dabo Girl
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Computer Voice
Judi Durand   IMDB   Cardassian Computer Voice
Music:
Jay Chattaway   IMDB
Director:
Paul Lynch   IMDB
Teleplay:
Michael Piller   IMDB
Story:
Gerald Sanford   IMDB
Michael Piller   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:DS9 LaserDisc Volume 02
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS Volume 2
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #004: A Man Alone

Security Chief Odo's character is questioned when he is implicated in the murder of a shady Bajoran.
Synopsis
The adjustment period aboard Deep Space Nine continues as transplants from across the galaxy attempt to come to terms with their new life and each other. O'Brien's wife Keiko misses the U.S.S Enterprise and her career as a botanist. Sisko's son, Jake, plagued by loneliness, eases his boredom by befriending a rowdy Ferengi boy named Nog. Meanwhile, Odo is faced with a more pressing problem when he spies Ibudan, a Bajoran he once arrested for murder, gambling in Quark's. He attempts to rid the station of the criminal, first by ordering him to leave and later by asking Sisko to throw him off the station, but neither effort proves successful. However, Odo soon gets his wish despite this lack of cooperation when Ibudan is found stabbed to death in a Holosuite.

Sisko orders an investigation of the killing, only to find his son Jake is also in trouble for playing pranks around the station with Nog. Strangely, this awkward situation between father and son creates an opportunity for Keiko, who volunteers to supervise the children of Deep Space Nine by starting a school. Later, Odo becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation when mounting evidence, including the fact that the killer was most likely a shape-shifter, points to him.

Deep Space Nine's residents soon become suspicious of Odo, and although many officers believe their colleague's claims of innocence, Sisko relieves him of duty as Chief of Security. Keiko also faces trouble in her own endeavors when members of the diverse space station community resist the idea of sending their children to a Federation school. While she tries to recruit students, Bashir works to prove Odo's innocence, experimenting with DNA fragments that were found in the dead Bajoran's Holosuite.

Discouraged by the public's response to her school, Keiko considers abandoning her plans but is encouraged to press on by her husband. Meanwhile, Odo finds himself ostracized by the public, as angry residents vandalize his office and threaten his well-being. Bashir continues his investigation of the DNA patterns found in Ibudan's Holosuite, hoping to solve the mystery by causing them to replicate into the form of the being it belongs to.

Responding to the tension aboard ship, Sisko and Kira order more security to protect Odo. As they confront an angry mob's demand for justice, Bashir provides a more definite solution to Odo's problem when he reveals the result of his experiment. The murdered man was not Ibudan, but a clone he created and killed in order to frame Odo for his murder. His rank restored, Odo soon finds the real Ibudan aboard his ship, and since murdering a clone is still a crime, he is finally able to arrest his man.
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