Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Reckoning

Season 6, Ep 21, Aired 4/29/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: Unknown A mysterious tablet is found in the ruins of B'hala, foretelling that "The Reckoning" will soon begin. As Sisko tries to translate the texts on the tablet, Kai Winn pays a visit to Deep Space Nine, demanding that the tablet should be given back to Bajor. Sisko, getting an impulse from the Prophets, smashes the tablet, releasing strange energy-beings. Subsequentely, a Prophet saying that she must defeat the 'Evil One,' which will then usher in Bajor's Golden Age, possesses Kira. Sisko does not intervene, even when the 'Evil One' inhabits the body of his son, Jake.moreless

  • 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 (2)
  • Okay Sisko Episode But Nothing Special

    By Celedorian, Dec 03, 2014

  • An intense sequel to "The Rapture".

    By pharoahsdance, Mar 21, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Jadzia: (frustrated by having to translate ancient Bajoran) Just do me one favor? If you talk to the Prophets again, ask them for a dictionary!

    • Quark: You know, I feel I have a civic duty here to do something about all the doom and gloom. Which is why I want to tell you that I've extended Happy Hour. Bashir: Extended it?! Quark: From now on, every hour is Happy Hour. At least until business picks up. Eat, drink and be merry. Bashir: For tomorrow we die. Odo: So what does the Captain think about this? Worf: He is reserving judgment until the computer has finished the translation. Bashir: Who knows, the rest of the tablet probably says, 'Go to Quark's, it's Happy Hour!' Quark: I like the way you think, Doctor.

    • Sisko: (reading the translated tablet) 'The Prophets will weep, their sorrow will consume the Gateway to the Temple'. Jadzia: Tell me I'm wrong, but isn't the Gateway to the Temple Deep Space Nine?

    • Kira: (about Kai Winn) In a way, I feel sorry for her. She spends her whole life in service to the Prophets, and then one day, after years of self-sacrifice and commitment, she gets her reward - she's elected Kai. It should've been the greatest moment of her life. Sisko: But my being the Emissary spoiled it for her. Kira: The Kai has always been the spiritual leader of Bajor, but Winn has to share that position with you. And to make matters worse, you're an outsider - that's something she can never forgive you for.

    • Jadzia: During the reckoning, the Bajorans will either suffer horribly or... eat fruit. Sisko: ...Eat fruit. Jadzia: Given the tone of the rest of the inscriptions, I would bet on the horrible suffering.

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    Notes (4)

    • Kai Winn's character starts to return to more of a villain role that ends up being a major part of the final series arc.

    • Bajorans write in pictograms, like the ancient Sumerians of Earth.

    • Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien) does not appear in this episode.

    • First mention of Kosst Amojan.

    Trivia (1)

    • This marks the first time in the series that a Prophet existed outside of the wormhole.

    Allusions (1)

    • Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die This line is quoted by Quark and Bashir, is from the Bible and is found in both Isaiah 22:13 and 1 Corinthians 15:32

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