Saw this as a t-shirt and would love to have one. The button would be nice too for dual emphasis.
“Let this be a lesson to you, Doctor - perhaps the most valuable one I can ever teach you. Sentiment is the greatest weakness of all.”
“… If that’s true, it’s a lesson I’d rather not learn.”
I can’t help but imagine that Garak is talking in part about his relationship with Tain but also in part about the fact that he didn’t notice Bashir had been replaced by a changeling I mean Garak is a trained spy who spends a lot of time with Bashir he of all people should have noticed But he trusts Bashir wants to interpret any suspicious behavior as a misunderstanding wants to interpret any overly-nice behavior as affection and so he missed it. Meanwhile Bashir has been sitting here alone in the dark for so long and Garak suddenly appears with all this bitterness and anger and Julian’s just so tired of it he gets blunt and honest and admits he’s never going to be converted to Garak’s way of seeing the world because it’s not right that sentiment is a weakness sentiment is a strength and that’s proven by the fact that seeing Garak again even in this shithole is the first bright light of hope Bashir has had in ages.
“Just wondering, how many other tailors can rewrite Cardassian security protocols?”
So this song came on on my drive to work today…