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In another room o' gauze, Worf blusters, "That was NOT Dr. Bashir!" Dax says it's none of their business. Worf demands to know if she is defending their actions. Again, Dax insists it's none of their business. "Now what do you say we go sign out a couple of floaters and take in the sights?" I'm sorry, a couple of WHAT? FLOATERS? Can the twelve-year-old in me overlook the potential of that? I think not. Yeah, Dax, you go sign out a couple of floaters. Sign out with toilet paper. Or, to quote Caddyshack: "DOODIE!" Worf says he's going to the Essentialists drab rally. Dax is dumfounded. Or dungfounded. You decide. We get a view of the lagoon and a giant Whorega-hn. Dax and Worf walk on the beach, amidst a whole host of ill-advised Zoobaz wearers, and argue some more about the Essentialists. "The plot thickens," Dax says and suddenly turns around to look at Bashir, who is lying in a hammock thing with some Risan chick. "And you were worried about Julian!" Dax snorts. Worf gets outraged by this disrespectful behavior and wonders why Leeta and Bashir aren't together. "I don't know and don't jump to any conclusions -- there's probably a reasonable explanation," Dax soothes. Worf snaps that Risa is a bad influence on people. La Williams walks over and asks if they're there for the show. She finds Drab Man highly entertaining. "He seems pretty determined to discourage people from coming here," Dax says. "Risa receives millions of visitors a year and all of them leave happier than when they arrived," La Williams says. Worf makes some noises about Kahless fighting some fight on some bridge and tries to make a point that is lost on me, as it always is when a Klingon brings up Kahless like he's some automatic argument winner. I think Kahless needs to be made into a Godwin's law. La Williams says that Drab Man has been there a month, "and no matter how many speeches he gives -- the water is still warm and the wind still smells sweet." The water is warm because someone left a little more than a floater in there. Drab Man and his line of high-necked, drably dressed followers walk in and start speechifying about the sins of Risa. He calls the vacationers pampered, spoiled children and predicts that some day the Borg, Dominion, or Klingons will attack and they will be unable to defend themselves because they take vacations sometimes. Bored already. Bashir joins Dax, La Williams, and Worf to scoff at the puritans and their dramatic threats of Jem'Hadar guns. Worf looks thoughtful.