But before I start watching the fifth season in general, I'm going to strike up a conversation with the Quark muse (in belated honor of selenak's birthday) by watching the following fifteen episodes:
The Nagus, Rules of Acquisition, Rivals, Profit and Loss, The Jem'Hadar, House of Quark, Prophet Motive, Family Business, Little Green Men, Bar Association, Body Parts, Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places, The Ascent, Business as Usual, Ferengi Love Songs
Before I've even begun, Quark has pointed out to me a few interesting insights:
Number one, he tells me, "I have an interesting taste in women." Have we ever seen Quark pursue a Ferengi female? Perhaps my recollection is incorrect, but I don't think so. He's pursued Kira, Dax, a Klingon woman, and a Cardassian woman, all of whom are far from the Ferengi ideal where females are concerned. How very strange indeed.
Last night, HobsonphileBro and I watched the first disc in the season five set, which included Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places. I joked to HobsonphileBro that maybe I should write Quark/Grilka. His response was to slam his hands over his ears and start singing. *g*
Number two, I watched Body Parts fairly recently, and that episode provided an interesting tid-bit of information- namely that Quark sold supplies to Bajoran refugees at "slightly above cost." Hmm.
Number three, Quark tells me that he does kind of like Odo, but he will deny it if anyone asks. *g*
It looks like we have a number of potential avenues to explore. And I'll probably come up with more.
How might I bring all of this together into something interesting? Hmm...