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Star trek: Deep Space Nine 7.09b - Till death do us part

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Episode propaganda

Kai Winn (Louise Fletcher) arrives at the station to assist Sisko (Avery Brooks) with his wedding, and he admits the Prophets warned he would face a great trial in his future. Later, Winn has a long-awaited vision from the Prophets who reveal that a guide will soon visit her; the Prophets hope that, together, the two will lead Bajor's restoration. Shortly before Sisko tells Kasidy (Penny Johnson) that they must call off their wedding, Dukat (Marc Alaimo), surgically altered to look like a Bajoran, appears on the Promenade.

Persons of interest

  • Avery Brooks .... Commander Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  • René Auberjonois .... Constable Odo
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Nicole de Boer .... Lieutenant Ezri Dax
  • Cirroc Lofton .... Jake Sisko
  • Colm Meaney .... Chief O'Brien
  • Armin Shimerman .... Quark
  • Alexander Siddig .... Doctor Julian Bashir
  • Nana Visitor .... Colonel Kira Nerys
  • Majel Barrett .... Starfleet computer voice
  • Louise Fletcher .... Kai Winn
  • Penny Johnson .... Kasidy Yates
  • Marc Alaimo .... Dukat, Anjohl Tennan
  • Jeffrey Combs .... Weyoun
  • Casey Biggs .... Legate Damar
  • Barry Jenner .... Admiral Bill Ross
  • Deborah lacey .... Sarah Sisko
  • Aron Eisenberg .... Ensign Nog
  • James Otis .... Solbor
  • Salome Jens .... Changeling
  • David Weddle .... Screenwriter
  • Bradley Thompson .... Screenwriter
  • Winrich Kolbe .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

That's better.

Everything that Penumbra wasn't, Till death do us part is. There is a bucketload of information you need to understand the rest of the season, there is conflict all over the place, there are twists and turns that would make Mister Whippy proud. What's more, there are character driven stories that will drive you nuts.

Dukat does the dirty and ends up as Winn's advisor and lover (with a little help from his nonlinear friends) and it's all perfectly understandable. Dukat had his appearance altered in Penumbra so you knew that something was going to happen. In real life these two episodes are a week apart, in Trek life they are several days. This is what I was muttering about; you have to ease a storyline in. Louise and Marc steal this episode. Everything they do and say is deliciously wrong. Even their romance is the perfect mismatch: a Cardassian and a Bajoran, a temporal leader who has discovered religion and a religious leader who lives for the temporal, a man who wants nothing less than the destruction of Bajor and a woman who wants nothing less than to rule it. Ah... conflict!

On the down side, Sisko and Yates get married. Hmmm... Sisko has already defied the Prophets once and the wormhole was closed, orbs turned Black, Jadzia died and mayhem fell from the skies. Now he's going to do it again. After six or seven years of faithfully walking the Prophets' path he has suddenly decided to buck the system. All I will say is: mutter.

But this is still an awesome episode. If the rest of the final arc is anything like this, it will be worth holding your breath for.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 7 September 1999

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