Stardate not given: With things going from bad to worse for Quark, he retreats to Ferenginar to visit his mother – but is shocked to learn that she has become romantically involved with none other than Grand Nagus Zek. Then Brunt of the FCA offers Quark a deal he can’t refuse: he will reinstate Quark’s license in exchange for Quark breaking up the lovers. Quark does this, only to learn that his actions may have just spelled disaster for Ferengi society.
written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Cecily Adams (Ishka), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Hamilton Camp (Leck), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Wallace Shawn (Zek)
Original title: Of Love And Profit
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover