Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 1 Episode 19

Duet

4
Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Jun 13, 1993 on Syndicado

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    • Kira: What was your rank at Gallitep, what were your duties?
      Marritza
      : You don't want to know.
      Kira: Just answer the question.
      Marritza: You'll be disappointed...
      Kira: I'll risk it.
      Marritza: I had the distinction of serving in the exalted position of filing clerk.
      Kira: Filing clerk?
      Marritza: I told you you'd be disappointed. Actually I would have preferred to avoid military service altogether, but I had the good fortune to be posted to the records office at Gallitep, and I turned out to be an exemplary file clerk. In fourteen units of service, I never misplaced or lost a record. I received numerous commendations. Gul Darhe'el himself called my computer filing system "a masterpiece of meticulous exactitude". Well, there you are. My secret's out, my crimes laid bare... I await execution. (holds his napkin over his face to simulate a hood)

    • Kira: Why are you doing this?!
      Marritza: For Cardassia! Cardassia will only survive if it stands in front of Bajor and admits the truth! My trial will force Cardassia to acknowledge it's guilt. And we're guilty, all of us. My death is necessary!
      Kira: What you're asking for is another murder. Enough good people have already died.

    • Kira: You once said we were friends. I'm asking you as a friend to please let me conduct this investigation. I owe it to them.
      Sisko: You mean the victims.
      Kira: That's right. The ones who moved too slowly and never moved again. I'm asking for all the Bajorans who can't ask, let a Bajoran do this!

    • Kira: You claim you weren't at Gallitep.
      Marritza: Yes, I missed that honor.
      Kira: And that your illness is not Kalla-Nohra.
      Marritza: Again, true.
      Kira: Again, false. Our doctor verified that you DO have Kalla-Nohra, which means you were at Gallitep. If your lies are gonna be this transparent, this is gonna be one short interrogation.
      Marritza
      : In that case, I'll try to make my lies more opaque.

    • Kira: I hope I won't disturb your dinner if I ask you a few questions.
      Marritza: And if I refuse?
      Kira: I'll ask them anyway.

    • Kira: (Maritza has admitted everything) Make sure you tell that to the tribunal.
      Marritza: Oh, I will!
      Kira: Then they'll sentence you to DEATH!
      Marritza: Let them! Don't you see it doesn't change anything?! Kill me! Torture me! It doesn't matter! You've already lost, Major! You can never undo what I've accomplished! The dead will still be dead!!

    • Marritza: And what will you do now, Major? Withhold my medicine?

    • Odo: Survivors of Gallitep. They're waiting for justice I suppose.
      Quark
      : Gallitep?! Can you imagine living through that hell-hole? The pain... the sorrow. Do you think they like to gamble?

    • Kira: Why?! He wasn't Darhe'el!
      Kainon: He's a Cardassian! That's reason enough!
      Kira: No!... it's not.

    • Kira: Nothing justifies genocide.
      Marritza: What you call genocide, I call a day's work.

    • Marritza: War crimes? How could there be war crimes, when there hasn't been a war? Of course, I can understand how you might wish there had been a war... Your need to indulge some pathetic fantasy of brave Bajoran soldiers marching to an honorable defeat. But in fact, Major, you and I both know there was no war; no glory; Bajor didn't resist. It just surrendered.

    • Kira: Commander, if you'd been there twelve years ago when we liberated that camp... if you'd seen the things I saw... All those Bajoran bodies, starved, brutalized... Do you know what the Cardassian policy was?! And I'm not even talking about the murder; murder was just the end of the fun for them! First came the humiliation! Mothers, raped in front of their children, husbands beaten until their wives couldn't recognize them, old people buried alive because they couldn't work anymore!

    • Marritza: Don't leave now, Major! It's just getting good! How many Cardassian civilians did you kill?!
      Kira: LOOK! I regret a lot of what we had to do.
      Marritza: How convenient for you.
      Kira: WE HAD NO CHOICE!

    • Kira: You admit your atrocities.
      Marritza: I ADMIT EVERYTHING! Why not? I was the best at what I did! My accomplishments speak for themselves! Can YOU say the same? You and that little... Shakaar resistence cell you belonged to - all you did was annoy Cardassians while I was out exterminating Bajorans!

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  • Allusions

    • Silence Of The Lambs
      The relationship between Kira and Marritza/Gul Darhe'el seems like the one between Clairice Starling and Hannibal Lector in Silence Of The Lambs, especially the way he admits to his crimes, and the way he questions Kira.

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