Ds9 is a very serious show about serious topics.
Concept: A B-plot in a ds9 episode where everyone make different dishes so Ezri can figure out what she likes.
Sisko makes beets. She hates it now but she can’t tell him.
Kira brings hasperat.
Odo doesn’t really get food so he brings gravy.
Quark brings alcohol and tries to make Ezri pay for it.
Miles brings some horrible potato dish that is “authentically Irish” and is only saved from social shunning by Keiko intervening with her algae dish.
Worf brings fresh Bregit lung but refuses to say where he got the lung from.
Julian panics and orders something that sounds nice from the replicator so he brings a suspiciously lively bowl of Andorian butterfly soup that everyone refuses to eat.
It would have been great if Ezri Dax, newly joined and unsure about literally everything in her life from what she likes to eat to her own name, could have had a storyline in DS9 season 7 that wasn’t so heavily focused on who she would date.
She deals with the Worf situation, get over him and goes from him to Julian like there isn’t even an option in between where she could idk – not date anyone??? Figure out her pronouns? Taste every dessert in the replicator until she finds what she likes now?
I mean, give the girl some space.
I guess I feel the same way about Ezri as I do about Seven of Nine, in this case. It would have been amazing actually exploring someone rediscovering ordinary things like food, friendship, emotions, dislikes and likes.
Imagine season 7 of Ds9 where Ezri instead of dealing with Garak’s emotions or Worf’s emotions or Julian’s emotions, deals with figuring out herself.
Imagine Seven’s storylines centering around her handling and learning all the intricacies of being human for the first time. What food does she like? What clothes does she like to wear? What is showering? And none of it focuses on dating, because she shouldn’t be forced into that gender role before she can CHEW FOOD.