Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 21

The Reckoning

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 29, 1998 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Jadzia: You know how Starfleet feels about this Emissary thing. It makes them very uncomfortable that you've allowed the Bajorans to view you as a religious icon. It used to make you uncomfortable, too.
      Sisko: Not anymore. I guess the Prophets have spoken to me too many times.
      Jadzia: I remember when you used to call them wormhole aliens.
      Sisko: Wormhole aliens or Prophets, it doesn't really matter. The fact is, they exist outside of time, and over the centuries, they've given the Bajorans glimpses of the future. Glimpses that the Bajorans wrote down to help guide succeeding generations. If whatever's written here can help me avoid mistakes and make the right decisions, I'd be a fool to ignore it.
      Jadzia: Fair enough. But if you don't mind, I'm going to keep thinking of them as wormhole aliens.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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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