Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

For the Uniform

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 2/3/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 50485.2 Sisko encounters Eddington, his former security chief turned Maquis traitor, and he is more desperate to capture him than ever.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Michael Dorn

    Lt. Commander Worf (Season 4-7)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Sisko does Les Mis - without the songs.

    By Celedorian, Sep 04, 2013


    By firehouse731f, Nov 29, 2007

  • Breaking the rules about the Federation.

    By pharoahsdance, Oct 24, 2009

  • Precursor to "In The Pale Moonlight"

    By adukovic, May 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Sisko: He (Eddington) worked under me for a year and a half. I saw him almost every day. Read his reports. Had him to dinner. I even took him to a baseball game in the holosuite once. And I never saw it! It's my job to be a good judge of character, and what did I do? Not only did I not see it, I put him up for a promotion." Dax: He played his hand well. Sisko: He played me all right. And what is my excuse? Is he a Changeling? No. Is he a being with seven lifetimes of experience? No. Is he a wormhole alien? No. He's just a man, like me. And he beat me!

    • Eddington: Can't you see what's happening to you? You're going against everything you claim to believe in - and for what? To satisfy a personal vendetta. Sisko: (angry and defensive) You betrayed your uniform! Eddington: And you're betraying yours - right now! The sad part is you don't even realize it. I feel sorry for you, captain. This obsession with me - look what it's cost you.

    • Sisko: (holding a copy of Les Miserables) Eddington said this is one of his favorite books. Jadzia: There is no accounting for taste.

    • Jadzia: I'm curious, Benjamin... your plan to poison the Maquis planets - you didn't clear it with Starfleet, did you? Sisko: I knew I'd forgotten to do something. Jadzia: Sometimes I like it when the bad guy wins.

    • (talking about a group of refugees) Eddington: Look at them, captain. They're humans. Just like you and me. And Starfleet took everything away from them. Remember that the next time you put on that uniform. There's a war out here and you're on the wrong side. Sisko: You know what I see out there, mister Eddington? I see victims... but not of Cardassia or the Federation. Victims of you. The Maquis. You've sold these people the dream that one day, they can go back to those farms and homes and schools - but you know they never can. And the longer you keep that hope alive, the longer they're going to suffer.

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    Notes (3)

    • Eric Pierpoint (Captain Sanders) also played the role of Voval in The Next Generation episode "Liaisons"¬†and Kotar on the Voyager episode "Barge Of The Dead". He also had a recurring role as Harris on Enterprise.

    • Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Armin Shimerman (Quark) and Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir) do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode marks the debut of the 'holo communicators' - it proved unpopular with Starfleet (and the show's writers), as they only appear in this episode and "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?".

    Trivia (2)

    • In this episode, we learn that Michael Eddington pictures himself as the Victor Hugo character Jean Valjean. This name is the same as the Maquis raider manned by the Chakotay cell at the beginning of Voyager.

    • Goof: The first time Captain Sanders deactivates the holo communicator he pushes three buttons. The second time he pushes only one. Both times he was on his ship.

    Allusions (1)

    • Les Miserables Eddington compares his situation with Sisko to Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. In Eddington's mind, he is the hero Jean Valjean being hunted and persecuted by obsessed policeman Javert (Sisko) for stealing bread (food replicators) to feed his family (the Maquis).

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