The saga of Gul Dukat enters a new chapter, as disaster strikes, in “Waltz”. Then, more disaster strikes in “Who Mourns for Morn?”, which is… well, let’s just say it’s an episode of television that exists.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine finally decided to deal with last season’s revelation that Bashir was genetically modified by his parents in “Statistical Probabilities”, and Quark decides to deal with other Ferengis in “The Magnificent Ferengi”.
The crew is back on Deep Space Nine and it’s time to get some serious war stories! So, what we get instead is a kind of disappointing episode about Dax and Worf’s wedding preparations in “You Are Cordially Invited”, and the kind of return of a dead character that no one liked and everyone kind of forgot existed, in “Resurrection”. Oh, Star Trek. You can be a cruel thing to love sometimes.
The Dominion occupation of Deep Space Nine comes to a head in “Favor the Bold” and “Sacrifice of Angels”. Watch as Kira is betrayed by someone close to her! Marvel at the combined forces of the Federation and the Klingon Empire! Wonder at the audacity of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in its sixth season!
Hey, remember Worf’s son Alexander? Well, he’s back, and it’s not terrible, sort of! Hey, remember the Bajoran resistance? Well, it’s back and it’s not terrible! Also! Worf is still a shitty father.
Welcome to season 6 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine! It’s been three months since the start of the Dominion War, and if “A Time to Stand” is any indication, things are not going well for the Federation. Then, in “Rocks and Shoals”, we find out how bad things are on Deep Space N… we mean, Terok Nor.
The penultimate episode of season 5 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “In the Cards”, finds everyone depressed and down, which is a perfect start to a comedy episode! Then, in “Call to Arms”, the Federation finally makes a move against the Dominion. This will end well.
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It’s the re-return of Michael Eddington in “Blaze of Glory”, which is a decent episode that nonetheless falls down on making us care about the Maquis. Then, in “Empok Nor”, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine does a slasher film, to varying degrees of success. Plus! Aw, Nog!
General Martok returns in “Soldiers of the Empire”, which is both a mission statement on DS9 Klingons and a pretty good episode of the show! Later, in “Children of Time”, the crew of the Defiant takes one last trip to the Gamma Quadrant and gets embroiled in a TNG plot.