Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 7 Episode 19

Strange Bedfellows (3)

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 21, 1999 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

    • Time Index 8:08. Martok says he would not trade his wife for all the Targs on Qo'nos, which he pronounces Chronos. It is pronounced KwO-nOs, with a hard K and hard O's.

    • When Winn exits one scene, the arm of a Bajoran security guard is seen outside. Dukat proceeds to shout at Winn through the door. Security/police can keep secrets, but why would Dukat announce so publicly anything of what he or Winn had been up to?

  • Quotes

    • Martok: (on the subject of marriage) I would not trade Sirella for all the Targs on Qo'noS.

    • Damar: There's a Cardassian patrol ship sitting in launch bay A3 two levels above us. Its computers have all the necessary information to get you past our security checkpoints.
      Ezri: Why are you doing this?
      Damar: I want you to give a message to the Federation. Tell them they have an ally on Cardassia.
      Worf: Why should we trust you?
      Damar: You can either trust me, or you can stay here and be executed.
      Ezri: (to Worf) I vote for option one.

    • Worf: You are right. I do not love you as I loved Jadzia. I've dishonored myself. I know how often I use that word, maybe too often, but in this case it is appropriate. From the first moment you came on the station I knew that you were not Jadzia, and yet, I knew there was a part of Jadzia within you. On Goralis I allowed myself to see her instead of you.
      Ezri: I felt the same way. Part of me, the part that was your wife, wanted to be very close to you.
      Worf: I realized a while ago that Jadzia saw physical love very differently to me. To her it could mean many things, but to me it was a deeply spiritual act. On Goralis, my motives were not spiritual. It was an unworthy impulse.
      Ezri: Worf, we're not gods or Prophets. We're people. We make mistakes. There is... one other thing I want you to know. I honestly didn't realize how I felt about Julian. I would have never hidden something like that from you.
      Worf: I believe you, and I don't hold any malice against you or Dr. Bashir.
      Ezri: That's good to know. Friends?
      Worf: Friends.
      Ezri: And more.

    • Dukat: Adami, I know this may be hard to hear, but... you must listen. I've hidden something from you. I didn't come here by chance. I had a vision. The true gods of Bajor came to me and asked me to serve them.
      Winn: The true gods?
      Dukat: The Pah-Wraiths. They led me to you.
      Winn: (shocked) No!
      Dukat: They're not evil. They care about Bajor.
      Winn: No!!
      Dukat: They want to make Bajor strong!
      Winn: Heretic! (slaps Dukat across the face)

    • Winn: They've never spoken to me. Never offered me guidance. Never trusted me with the fruits of their wisdom. And now, I'm supposed to step down as Kai in order to be blessed by them? No. I have worked too hard, waited too long to give it all up now.
      Dukat: You shouldn't have to. Merciful gods don't ask their children to make such sacrifices.
      Winn: The Prophets have turned their backs on me. After all I've done for them, all the pain I've endured for them.
      Dukat: They're not worthy of you, Adami.

    • Winn: I remember when I first saw the gate to the Celestial Temple. I was on the Promenade. When it burst into view, this... whirlpool of color and light, the people all around me were in awe. They said that they could feel the love of the Prophets washing over them. Do you know what I felt, Anjohl? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. But I smiled and pretended I did. Because it was expected of me.

    • Damar: And how many more of these sacrifices will my people be asked to make?
      Weyoun: Your people? We are all one with the Dominion. Vorta, Cardassian, Jem'Hadar, Breen - we all serve the Founders and we'll all make whatever sacrifices they deem necessary.

    • Ezri: (while hanging upside down) I hate to say it... but this is doing wonders for my back.
      Worf: I doubt that was the intent of our captors.
      Ezri: Probably not...

    • Damar: Thot... that's the equivalent of a Legate, isn't it?
      (Thot Ghor issues some static sounds. Weyoun laughs)
      Damar: What did he say?
      Weyoun: He says you need to get your universal translator adjusted.

    • Weyoun: (regarding Worf and Ezri) Secure the prisoners below. And make sure they share a cell. They may wish to physically comfort each other during the long trip back to Cardassia. I find inter-species mating rituals fascinating to watch. Don't you?

    • Dukat: Sshhhhh, listen to me, please. The Pah-Wraiths will give you everything you've ever dreamed of. The power, the admiration of the people. In spite of your protestations of humility, that's what you really want. Admit it. Stop pretending to be something you're not. Take what they're offering you.
      Winn: Get out!!
      Dukat: Go. Crawl back to your Prophets. Beg their forgiveness. Live the rest of your life, in Sisko's shadow!!

    • Winn: I'm a patient woman, but I have run out of patience. I will no longer serve gods who give me nothing in return. I'm ready to walk the path the Pah-Wraiths have laid out for me.
      Dukat: I'll walk with you. And no one will be able to stand against us.
      Winn: Those who dare to try, the Federation and its Vedek puppets, the false gods and their precious Emissary, they'll all be swept aside like dead leaves before an angry wind.

  • Notes

  • Allusions