With season 1 and 2 of TNG, I could only really pick three episodes that appealed to me in that season, and that's the case again for DS9. Although really, in my choices below, there were only moments that appealed to me, because I was not enamored with the episodes as a whole. I really struggled to get though this season unfortunately, and I'm so looking forward to getting past DS9's growing pains to the good stuff!
3. If Wishes Were Horses
2. The Forsaken
In this episode, a mysterious entity gets into the computer of the space station and starts to affect normal procedures, and meanwhile Lwaxana Troi and a group of ambassadors visit the station. Lwaxana takes a romantic interest in the resident emotionally unavailable character - Odo - and makes a connection with him while they are stuck in the turbo lift. The entity living in the computer was not as interesting to me as the added depth we see to the characters of Odo and Lwaxana when they open up to each other in the turbo lift. I really loved seeing why Lwaxana is such a magnetic character - when she can be so compassionate and understanding. And based on my history of favorite characters from the previous Star Trek series (Spock and Data) I wonder if Odo will become my favorite on DS9.... time will tell! (And Rene Auberjonois was a voice in The Little Mermaid, so points in his favor!) Definitely I empathized a lot with Odo's story in this episode.
1. Move Along Home
*I'm happy to say that Season 2 of DS9 is much better!