Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Season 6 Episode 7

You Are Cordially Invited...

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 AM Nov 10, 1997 on Syndicado
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Stardate: 51247.5 Worf and Dax's marriage is threatened when Martok's wife does not welcome Dax into the House of Martok.

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  • A breather.

    8.0
    After the almost relentlessly intense episodes that opened the sixth season, this lighter story was the perfect breather. Even in times of war, life goes on.



    The highlight of this episode is of course Dax's bachelorette party - that must have been a fun scene to direct and perform. The Klingon wedding is another good sequence - though at this point in the ST franchise many of us are suffering from serious Klingon fatigue, it's nicely written. Worf's bachelor party is much less interesting than Jadzia's, and makes us wonder yet again why they brought Alexander back (and then never showed him again).



    Not a classic, but entertaining.moreless
  • A break from the Dominion War arc

    7.2
    After 7 episodes of Dominion War, we get a not-so-serious episode about Dax and Worf's wedding. In order for Jadzia to be accepted into the House of Martok, she must earn the approval of Martok's wife, Sirella. Which isn't easy due to the fact that Sirella doesn't even want Jadzia to join her house.



    Meanwhile, Worf has a "Klingon bachelor party" where Bashir, Sisko, O'Brien, Martok and Alexander must go with Worf through the trials of blood, pain, sacrifice, anguish and death.



    This has plenty of humor with Sisko and the others going through the painful trials (Bashir even says that he can see the future and in the future he's going to kill Worf) and it has a believable story, except it seemed that Dax and Worf called off the wedding a little too easily. It was interesting to see the Klingon wedding ceremony and it made Sirella not seem so nasty when she happily accepted Dax. I think that this episode is one of the better non-serious episodes.moreless
  • Worf and Dax decide to marry on DS9 and preparations begin. Worf, and his closest male friends, must endure a series of tests and Dax must convince Martok's wife to accept her into the family. Meanwhile Kira and Odo must face up to what happened during thmoreless

    8.5
    This episode is an interesting look into Klingon traditions and also forces Worf and Dax to accept each other’s cultures. Dax must realise that, although she has the memories of seven lifetimes, she is just a young woman in the eyes of Martok’s wife. She must swallow her pride.



    This is an excellent character development episode for Worf and Dax. We see Worf’s traditional side, which we do not see very often. Dax reveals that she has been through five Trill weddings: three as the bride and two as the groom.



    The trials of Ben, Miles and Julian add humour to an otherwise serious episode about the joining of two people; regardless of their differences. The very last scene is especially humorous.

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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

Marc Worden

Marc Worden

Alexander

Guest Star

Shannon Cochran

Shannon Cochran

Sirella

Guest Star

Sidney Liufau

Sidney Liufau

Atoa

Guest Star

J.G. Hertzler

J.G. Hertzler

Martok

Recurring Role

Aron Eisenberg

Aron Eisenberg

Nog

Recurring Role

Max Grodenchik

Max Grodenchik

Rom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Sisko: (entering Ops) Major...
      Kira: (smiling) Ah, Captain... good morning!
      Sisko: Do you know how much I've missed hearing you say that?
      Kira: Do you know how much I hated saying 'Good morning, Dukat'?

    • Jadzia: Whatever happened to that young, callow ensign I used to know? The one who always came to me for advice all the time. You know... the one with hair.
      Sisko: I grew up.
      Jadzia: (sighs) I guess it's time I grew up, too.

    • Bashir: What's going on?
      Quark: Haven't you heard? The wedding's off!
      O'Brien: 'Off'? Why?
      Quark: She says it's because he's a pig-headed, stubborn man who puts tradition before everything else. He says it's because she's a frivolous, irreverent woman who refuses to take him or his culture seriously. You can see the problem.
      O'Brien: Huh. They're both right.
      Quark: Exactly.

    • Martok: Worf, we have made a grave error.
      Worf: Perhaps.
      Martok: Do you still love her?
      Worf: Of course. However, in this case, that may not be enough. Anyone can see we are hopelessly mismatched. She is a Trill, I am a Klingon. She's had 5 marriages, this will be my first. When she's laughing, I am somber. When I'm happy, she is crying. She plays Tongo with the Ferengi bartender... and I can barely stand him. She mocks everything, while I take everything seriously. She is nothing like the woman I thought I'd marry.

    • Martok: (to Worf, before his wedding) We are not accorded the luxury of choosing the women we fall in love with. Do you think Sirella is anything like the woman I thought I'd marry? She is a mercurial, arrogant, prideful woman who shares my bed far too infrequently for my taste. And yet...

    • (seeing Bashir and O'Brien ready to start an enormous meal)
      Sisko: What do you think you're doing?!
      O'Brien: The wedding's been called off.
      Sisko: It's back on!
      Martok: Worf is apologizing to Jadzia at this very moment.
      Sisko: Quark, take it all away - no food for those on the Path to Kal'Hyah!
      Quark: No refunds for those on the Path to Kal'Hyah as well - sorry.

    • Martok: You knew of this?
      Sisko: I knew.
      Martok: And you did nothing to stop it?!
      Sisko: In fact, I recommended you for the position myself. Allow me to offer my congratulations to the new Supreme Commander of the Ninth Fleet!
      Martok: Do you have any idea how much paperwork a Supreme Commander has to put up with?!

    • Bashir: There's nothing more romantic than a wedding on Deep Space 9 in the spring time.
      O'Brien: When the neutrinos are in bloom.

    • Martok: My lady.
      Sirella: You've put on weight, and your hair is going grey.
      Martok: My deterioration is proceeding apace.
      Sirella: I thought you would be in your grave by now.
      Martok: (laughing) I shall endeavor to die this year if possible!

    • Martok: We are Klingons, Worf. We don't embrace other cultures, we conquer them!

    • (talking about Jadzia)
      Jake: A woman of many talents.
      Quark: It's a shame she's about to waste them all on that walking frown she calls a fiancé.

    • Worf: There are six trials on the path to Kah'Hyah. This represents the first - deprivation.
      Sisko: What are the other five trials?
      Worf: Blood, pain, sacrifice, anguish and death.
      Bashir: Sounds like marriage, all right.
      O'Brien: How would you know?

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Much Ado About Nothing
      Martok and Sirella scenes were based on the scenes of Benedick and Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

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