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According to Memory Alpha's original in Universe Timeline, the story sequence is: A Simple Investigation : Business as Usual : Rise.

Summary

Quark has just realized that he is practically bankrupt when his cousin Gaila proposes him a tempting deal. Quark is supposed to provide his holosuites for weapon demonstrations of the unscrupulous arms dealer Hagath. Quark witnesses how Hagath fires his associate Farrakk and later learns that Hagath killed the man. The deals having become an open secret on the station although the Bajoran Government allows them because Hagath once supplied the Resistance, all his friends turn their backs on Quark. When Hagath is going to sell weapons to the Regent of Palamar, which will result in the death of millions, Quark decides that the deal must not take place. He invites Nassuc to the station to "accidentally" encounter his enemy, the Regent of Palamar. While the regent is killed, Hagath and Gaila escape with Nassuc on their heels. Quark, however, has paid off his dues and regained his friends.

Errors and Explanations

Nit Central

  1. Keith Alan Morgan on Thursday, April 29, 1999 - 7:44 am: I thought the Ferengi Commerce Authority seized all of Quark's financial holdings? Now maybe that wasn't the Ferengi Stock Market that Quark was looking at, but it looked like it was it using Ferengi symbols. Perhaps it was something else translated into Ferengi?
  2. Jadzia is upset at Quark for selling weapons in this episode, but what about when Quark arranged the weapons deal in The Maquis? Quark’s deal in The Maquis could have been used to track them down.
  3. dotter31 on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 6:13 am: Did the Regent arrive on a transport, or on a personal ship? If his own ship was there, wouldn't General Nassuc have seen it when she arrived at the station? LUIGI NOVI on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 10:10 pm: He might take different ships all the time to disguise his presence.
  4. John A. Lang (Johnalang) on Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:33 am: Lawrence Tierney (The Regent) had a stroke sometime before or during this episode (Can't remember which)...someone "coached" him his lines and he seems to deteriorate in health and appearance towards the end of the episode. Maybe the Regent was in failing health, and wanted to buy weapons to prevent his enemies from taking advantage in the event of his death.

Notes

  1. According to the startrek.com episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 50451.


Deep Space Nine Season 5
Apocalypse Rising I The Ship I Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places I Nor the Battle to the Strong IThe Assignment I Trials and Tribble-ations I Let He Who Is Without Sin I Things Past I The Ascent I Rapture I The Darkness and the Light I The Begotten I For the Uniform I In Purgatory's Shadow I By Inferno's Light I Doctor Bashir, I Presume I A Simple Investigation I Business as Usual I Ties of Blood and Water I Ferengi Love Songs I Soldiers of the Empire I Children of Time I Blaze of Glory I Empok Nor I In the Cards I Call to Arms
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