Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 11


Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Jan 08, 1998 on Syndicado



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dukat: I've been vilified by ignorant, small minded people throughout the quadrant for the past five years, and I want to know if you're one of them, Benjamin.

    • Sisko: You know something, old man? There are times when life seems complicated. Nothing is truly good or truly evil. You start to think that everything is shades of grey. Then you spend time with a man like Dukat... and you realize there really is something like truly evil.
      Jadzia: To realize that is one thing; to do something about it is another. So what are you going to do, Benjamin?
      Sisko: I'll tell you what I'm not going to do. I'm not going to let him destroy Bajor. I fear no evil... from now on, it's him or me.

    • Sisko: (talking about Dukat) I've been aboard the Honshu for two days now and I still haven't spoken to him. Although the doctors have assured me that he's made a full recovery. Maybe that's what I'm afraid of. Maybe I prefer to think of him as a crazy man, a broken man. He'd be less dangerous that way. As terrible as it sounds, a part of me wishes he were dead. But that's a thought unworthy of a Starfleet officer. He lost an empire, he lost his daughter, and he nearly lost his mind. Isn't that enough punishment for a lifetime?

    • Dukat: It always comes down to that, doesn't it? My 'crimes'. I'm such a monster. Such an evil man. Behold Benjamin Sisko - supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe. A man of such high moral caliber that he can sit in judgement on the rest of us.
      Sisko: What the hell do you want from me!? My approval? Is that what this is all about? You want me to give you permission to cause more suffering and death? Well, if that's what you're after, you might as well pull out that phaser and end this right now, because I will never give it to you!
      Dukat: Good!! Good! I like this! No more pretense. No games. Just you, me and the truth.

    • (talking to a figment of his mind)
      Dukat: The Captain and I have a lot to talk about.
      Weyoun: Such as?
      Dukat: It's of a personal nature.
      Weyoun: I see! You're going to share your feelings of loneliness and sorrow with your longtime adversary. Dr. Cox would be so proud!

    • Dukat: I'm so glad we had this time together, Benjamin, because we won't be seeing each other for a while. I have unfinished business on Bajor! They thought I was their enemy. They don't know what it is to be my enemy, but they will. From this day forward, Bajor is dead! All of Bajor! And this time, even their Emissary won't be able to save them!

    • Sisko: (talking about the Bajorans) So why do you think they didn't appreciate the rare opportunity you were offering them?
      Dukat: Because they were blind, ignorant fools. They couldn't see that if they had only chosen to cooperate with us, we could've turned their world into a paradise. From the moment we arrived on Bajor, it was clear that we were the superior race. But they couldn't accept that. They wanted to be treated as equals when they most definitely were not. Militarily, technologically, culturally - we were almost a century ahead of them in every way. We did not choose to be the superior race. Fate handed us that role. It would've been so much easier on everyone if the Bajorans had simply accepted their role. But no... day after day they clustered in their temples and prayed for deliverance, and night after night they planted bombs outside our homes. Pride. That's what it was. Stubborn, unyielding pride. From the servant girl that cleaned my quartes to the condemned man toiling in a labor camp to the terrorist skulking throught the hills of Dahkur Province, they each wore their pride like some twisted badge of honor.
      Sisko: And you hated them for it.
      Dukat: Of course I hated them! Their superstitions and their cries for sympathy, their treachery and their lies, their smug superiority and their stiff-necked obstinacy, their stupid earrings and their broken, wrinkled noses! Yes, I hated them, I hated everything about them!
      Sisko: You should have killed them all.
      Dukat: Yes! Yes! That's right, isn't it? I knew it! I've always known it! I should have killed every last one of them. I should have turned their planet into a graveyard the likes of which the Galaxy has never seen! I should have killed them all.
      (Sisko hits Dukat with a metal bar, rendering him unconscious)
      Sisko: And that's why you're not an evil man.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Freud

      Dukat's "inner voices" of Kira, Damar and Weyoun could represent his Super-Ego, Ego and Id according to Freud's breakdown of the mind.

    • Honshu
      The ship that is transporting Sisko and Dukat was called the Honshu. Honshu is the largest island of the Japan.

    • Sisko: I will fear no evil.

      This is in reference to Psalm 23:4, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."

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