Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 7 Episode 18

'Til Death Do Us Part (2)

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 14, 1999 on Syndicado
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Stardate: Unknown Dukat, surgically altered to look Bajoran, tries to gain Kai Winn's confidence. Sisko cancels his engagement with Kasidy, but shortly changes his mind and marries her despite further warning from the Sarah Prophet. The Breen join the Dominion/Cardassian Alliance.

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  • In the Waiting Room

    6.0
    Providing the characters with an episode to discuss their issues with each other and come to decisions, "'Til Death" doesn't do much to advance the storylines but lays the foundation for the episodes to come.



    Sisko gets the weightiest matter, with his heart telling him to marry Kasidy and the prophets saying otherwise. The subject matter plays to Brooks's strengths, with Sisko having an internal struggle; unsure what the right choice is to make... or if there even is one.



    Meanwhile, Worf and Ezri spend the episode in a Breen holding cell, giving them plenty of opportunity to continue their bickering in a repetitive plot line that doesn't really go anywhere but circles. The idea works for "Waiting for Godot" because the circular nature of the story includes subtle variations to sustain interest. Here, however, it's just a stall that draws attention to the fact that these two characters have no chemistry together.



    As for the "evil forces", the Dominion continues to plot (giving Jeffrey Combs an opportunity to steal a scene) but isn't yet in position to press the Federation. The most perverse (and interesting) plotline, however, sees Dukat, disguised as a Bajoran, courting Kai Winn and winning her heart (appropriately enough) through falsehoods. Proving the DS9 writers are a sick, twisted bunch (which is great, by the way), the sequence of scenes between the two just gets creepier and creepier as it moves along. Still, DS9 gets ahead of itself with this particular thread, starting up the Dukat/Winn stuff (by their admission) too soon, leading to some stalling in later episodes. Looking back, "Penumbra" and "'Til Death" would be better if they were combined into one fast moving episode focusing on Sisko, with the Dukat/Winn situation postponed for later. As is, "'Til Death" is sort of like sitting in a waiting room.

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Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Quark

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Lt. Commander Worf (Season 4-7)

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Constable Odo

Nana Visitor

Nana Visitor

Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks

Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig

Dr. Julian Bashir

James Otis

James Otis

Solbor

Guest Star

Deborah Lacey

Deborah Lacey

Sarah

Recurring Role

Marc Alaimo

Marc Alaimo

Gul Dukat

Recurring Role

Casey Biggs

Casey Biggs

Damar

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Ezri is thrown back into the holding cell with Worf, she lays on the floor with her left knee bent and her upper thigh pressed against her abdomen. A split-second later, as Worf kneels down to help her, her leg is suddenly straight.

    • Worf claims that no one has ever seen a Breen without their helmet and lived to tell about it; yet Kira and Dukat must have when stealing the helmets and outfits from the Breen guards they knocked out in "Indiscretion".

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Damar: I need to talk to you.
      Weyoun: Oh?
      Damar: I demand to know where we are going.
      Weyoun: (briefly thinks about the Legate's request) Of course. In fact, I was just coming to your quarters to discuss the matter.
      Damar: (dubiously) Were you?
      Weyoun: I've kept you in the dark for too long, Damar, and for that I apologize. You are the leader of Cardassia and you deserve to know everything we're doing, and I have a feeling you're going to be very pleased.

    • Dukat: What happened to that brave officer I served with? The one who stood at my side while we fought the entire Klingon Empire with a single ship?
      Damar: Those were simpler times.
      Dukat: Those days might be gone, but the man I served with isn't. He's still within you. Reach in! Grab hold of him, Damar! Cardassia needs a leader.
      Damar: You were its leader once. You could be again.
      Dukat: Uh-unh. The Pah-Wraiths have shown me that I have a different destiny. Good luck, old friend.
      Damar: And you.

    • Damar: I have things to tend to.
      Weyoun: You mean your business with Dukat? Did you really think I didn't know he was here? Masquerading as a Bajoran, what is he up to this time?
      Damar: He wouldn't say.
      Weyoun: Yet you helped him all the same. Such loyalty. It would be impressive, if it weren't so misplaced.

    • Sarah: This is not meant to be, Benjamin.
      Sisko: I've made my decision.
      Sarah: Your trial is at hand. You must be strong.
      Sisko: Kasidy gives me strength. Why can't you understand that?
      Sarah: If you do this, you will know only sorrow.

    • Worf: You are in love with him!
      Ezri: I am not!
      Worf: Then why do you dream about him?
      Ezri: You're the one who said dreams don't mean anything.
      Worf: I should have known. Jadzia had feelings for him as well.
      Ezri: Will you stop comparing me to her?!

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