OK, I'm going to briefly hi-jack the thread to steer it away from TV to books, or rather, one particular book:
Section 31: Control
So, read it - the result? Holy hell, er.... How to put this without major spoilers? Nope, no way to do it. Click if you like, don't say you weren't warned:
It's often said that tie-in fiction is safe and predictable, that at the end the toys are back in the box, all intact - except clearly no one told David Mack that!
This is a story of staggering nerve and, at times, brutality and very few come out at the end unscathed.
The cleverest part of this is the final revelation of what Section 31 is and how it came to be. To place an AI at the centre of it all is quite, quite elegant and works perfectly, especially with those final page revelations.
Bashir manages to finally complete his crusade, albeit at massive cost, though I'm nowhere near as bothered by the death of Sarina as Bashir as I didn't like her.
Bashir's fate at the end of this book is pretty damn dark, but I like that he's under Garak's care. Talking of whom, he was a delight in this.
This was a superb pay-off to years of Section 31 stories. Really quite excellent. Oh and it seems like I now need to go and preorder a copy of Titan: Fortune of War too.....