Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 2 Episode 24

The Collaborator

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM May 22, 1994 on Syndicado

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  • A Bajoran Political Mystery Episode

    What "Sins of the Father" is to The Next Generation and Klingons, "The Collaborator" is to Deep Space Nine and Bajor. Beginning deceptively simple, this Kira episode unfolds like an episode of 20/20 as it adds layers of complexity, taking an idea that seems preposterous and turning it into a landmark moment in DS9 history. A Bajoran political mystery, the story works because the writers set up the stakes in a way that's personal: personal to Kira, who is forced to uncover the naked truth regarding her lover, and personal to us, thanks to Philip Anglim (Bareil) and Louise Fletcher (Winn) making it impossible not to form hopes and wishes for the eventual reveal.

    Like some of the best Deep Space Nine episodes ("Sacrifice of the Angels", "In the Pale Moonlight") "The Collaborator" can be enjoyed both as a standalone episode or as part of a larger tapestry (continuing the Bajoran political thread that's introduced in the first season finale and runs through the opening three episodes of the second season).