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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 12

Who Mourns for Morn?

Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Feb 04, 1998 on Syndicado
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It is announced that Morn has died and has left his entire estate to Quark. But claiming his inheritance lands him in a web of lies and deceit over the nature of Morn's wealth.

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  • Fine little filler episode

    Another "Who Morns for Adonais?" this ain't, with Morn's apparent death only serving to set up a station-based treasure hunt for Quark with some hammy character actors showing up at each turn. It's essentially a remake of "The Nagus", a comedy that's as broad as the day is long and predictable as the sun rising in the morning. But for a middle of the season filler episode between the seriousness of "Waltz" and "Far Beyond the Stars", it works just fine, with the "Quark gets in over his head" stories never getting old.

    Anchoring the guest cast are Brad Greenquist and Cyril O'Reilly as a pair of alien brothers serving as the episode's "heavies". Director David Livingston lets the two actors have at it, and they steal the show with their quirky, hilarious shtick. (Meanwhile, Gregory Itzin is quite forgettable their coconspirator, which is too bad since he's from my hometown. At least we still have Tony Romo). Armin Shimmerman, of course, is old hat at this sort of outings and handles Quark with just the right blend of humor and seriousness. Mark Allen Shephard (Morn) himself has an interesting cameo. He plays a Bajoran who, at the request of Quark, keeps Morn's seat warm!

    In the end, it's not the greatest piece of work, but it's probably the best episode about Morn of DS9's run. (And it did earn an Emmy Nomination for Best Make-up).

  • A great example of DS9 humor.

    The first two seasons have plenty of episodes that mine a similar vein to this one, but it's a testament to how much the show improved in the interim that this one doesn't come off as 2nd-tier filler. Instead, we get an entertaining romp centered around Armin Shimerman.

    This episode is playing entirely for laughs, and there are great gags throughout. At the same time, enough mystery is generated by Morn's disappearance and his eccentric, avaricious "friends" that it's not just a stream of random laughs.

    If you're going to write a stand-alone tribute to a minor character in a show, it's tough to beat this one.moreless
  • Finally an episode about the elusive Morn that has been tickling our imagination for years.

    I suspect that anyone watching Deep Space 9 even somewhat regularly started to notice this weird looking alien guy that always hung around at Quark's. The main characters often referred to him briefly but left the viewers wanting more. And in this episode we got what we wanted: a comical episode which finally reveals a great deal about this fun little character and his relationship with the DS9 crew and especially Quark.

    The episode has barely nothing to do with the larger plot lines but it is one the most enjoyable stand alone episodes in the series. You just cannot dislike Morn.moreless
Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman


Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell

Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

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

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