Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 17

Wrongs Darker than Death or Night

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Apr 01, 1998 on Syndicado
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When Gul Dukat reveals to Major Kira that her mother was a comfort woman for him during the Occupation, Kira uses the Bajoran Orb of Time to travel to the past and find the truth.

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  • Just no real point to this episode other than to hate Dukat even more I guess

    3.0
    Bah, this episode just blew and was a waist of time. Course by now I already held Dukat in disdain as it is, so this episode didn't intrigue me from the opening scene, and almost a few times I just shut it off as it really served no purpose other than being a downer in general. Some bad guys you like, some you love to hate, and some you just don't care either way. Dukat for me was just like a broken record or finger nails being scraped over a chalk board over and over. It's just the same old crap and at times (like this episode) it just turns me off to DS9 in general. I don't like his acting, I don't like or care about his character in the least and the only time I tolerate him being on the screen is when that pencil neck actually comes up short (which is rare). It's not that I don't like bad guys by any means, he just bugs the living hell out of me for some reason. I totally understand we have to have a main bad guy, but IMO an episode like this only serves as a filler episode, and a rather negative one and doesn't really move the story along.



    However aside from me hating Dukat and episodes that center around him, I just couldn't get over the fact that There's this Orb that will just let people travel through time and totally uproot the entire timeline, I mean how idiotic are these prophets? Or maybe I should blame the writers in general, course time travel seems to be an everyday thing in the Star Trek world. Obviously this episode left a bad taste in my mouth and I was so loving the 6th season as it was really coming into it's own, but these middle episodes are really just a bunch of one off stories since they seem to be taking a break from the whole Dominion threat and focusing on other character development and stuff, such as Kira's Mom in the sack with Dukat. Yeah that would make a great episode wouldn't it. Yeesh...moreless
  • Who is culpable? And who are we to judge?

    8.0
    The question of who is responsible when evil deeds are done is such a good one that DS9's constant return to this theme never grew old. Marritza, Ghemor, Opaka, Odo, even Kira, showed that in difficult circumstances there are few easy choices.



    Out of all these episodes, this one is the least sympathetic to its "collaborator". Marritza was just a clerk; Ghemor was a naive youth; Opaka faced an awful choice; Odo tried to establish justice where there was none; Major Kira was trying to save her people. But the Major's mom took the easy way out. As with Ghemor in "Ties of Blood and Water", the Major whips her self into self-righteous rage. (Though it's for selfish reasons - "betrayal" by people she loved.) Unlike Ghemor, there isn't too much to redeem Kira's mother - she enjoyed her time with Dukat too much.



    And yet, in one revelatory scene near the end, we learn that even this collaborator was conflicted. It's a particularly powerful scene. You can't forgive Kira Meru, but weakness is not the same as evil.moreless
  • Funniest Premise EVER

    9.3
    Gul Dukat contacts Kira in the middle of the night on her dead Mother's birthday just to brag to Kira that he had sex with her mother. I spent the entire episode in tears laughing at the entire concept "Hey Kira, I ****ed Your Mama" and then in response to it, she travels back in time to see for herself. It had just so many holes in it like when Kira actually talks with and interacts with Dukat and for some reason Dukat cannot remember her face later in life. He can remember Kira's mama's every like/dislike but he can't exactly place the woman that disappeared just after a attempt on his life. Very Funny episode! Cocaine and Science Fiction don't mix but that's what the Star Trek Deep Space Nine writers were doing when they thought of this onemoreless
Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Quark

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

Leslie Hope

Leslie Hope

Meru

Guest Star

David Bowe

David Bowe

Basso

Guest Star

Wayne Grace

Wayne Grace

Legate

Guest Star

Marc Alaimo

Marc Alaimo

Gul Dukat

Recurring Role

Mark Allen Shepherd

Mark Allen Shepherd

Morn (uncredited)

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: When Major Kira goes back in time she meets a very young version of herself. This is a problem since Kira would be posted to DS9 just ten years later. That would mean Kira would barely be adult when she is assigned to DS9, unless Bajorans mature faster than humans. They do take less time to gestate in the womb, after all.

    • Three year old Kira is holding Lupi, Molly O'Brien's Bajoran doll.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Legate: (anticipating Dukat's next words to Meru from across the room) I only hope you won't condemn us all for the boorish behavior of one man.
      Dukat: (to Meru) I hope you won't condemn us all for the boorish behavior of one man.
      Kira: (startled by the Legates' foreknowledge) How did you know he was going to say that?!
      Legate: Let's just say this is not the first performance I've seen of this little... melodrama.

    • Kira: Mind telling me what you're smiling about?
      Meru: The Prophets - I never realised they had such a sense of humor. When I was a child, I dreamed of having food to eat and pretty clothes to wear, and now look at me - I have everything I ever wanted and now look at me.
      Kira: That is pretty funny, in a horrible way.

    • Kira: We all have scars. Of one kind or another.

    • Kira: I did some checking. My mother died in a Cardassian hospital seven years after meeting Dukat. Seven years. Do you know how many Bajorans died in labor camps during that time? Died, while my mother sat sipping kanar with Dukat...
      Sisko: Tell me something, Nerys... if you hate her that much, why did you save her life?
      Kira: Believe me, there's a part of me that wishes I hadn't. But the fact is, no matter what she had done... she was still my mother.

    • Kira: That still doesn't make it right. What about your husband? Taban loves you. How can you forget him so quickly?
      Meru: I haven't forgotten him. What do you expect me to do - kick and bite every time Dukat comes near me? How would that help Taban or the children?
      Kira: Is that what you're telling yourself? That you're doing all this for the children? The clothes, the food... the easy living? It's all for them? Are you that deluded? This isn't for them - it's for you. You like it here. You enjoy playing house with that murderer. Don't you see what you are... what you've allowed yourself to become? You're a collaborator.
      Meru: A collaborator? Because I share Dukat's bed?
      Kira: No - because you've fallen in love with him.

    • Legate: You Bajoran women... you're all so bony.
      Kira: That's because you Cardassians have been eating all our food.
      Legate: You know, I could have you executed for that kind of insolence.
      Kira: Which is one of the reasons we hate you so much.

    • Legate: And I bet I know what you're thinking... you'd like nothing better than to get us all drunk, so you could kill us in our sleep.
      Kira: Are you sure you're not part Betazoid?

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Wrongs darker than death or night
      The title of this episode is a quotation from the 1820 Percy Bysshe Shelley lyrical drama Prometheus Unbound.

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