History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E19InThePaleMoonlight

16th Sep '17 5:26:12 PM StarTropes
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* LethallyExpensive: Garak suggests that Sisko add this detail to make his story more convincing to Vreenak.
23rd Aug '17 3:05:31 PM LtFedora
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* TalkToTheFist: Sisko gives Garak a very bloody lip upon realizing what his plan actually was.
5th Aug '17 11:45:19 AM ClintEastwood
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* FalseFlagOperation: Sisko and Garak's plan is to get the Romulans to enter the war on the Federation's side by showing them a faked recording of the Dominion planning to launch a sneak attack on Romulus.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Sisko and Garak's plan is puts aside his principles to get the Romulans to enter join the war on against the Federation's side by showing them Dominion. First a faked holographic recording of is faked to make it appear that the Dominion planning were intending to launch a sneak attack on Romulus.the Romulans, and when this falls through, the Romulan ambassador is assassinated, his shuttle bombed, to make it appear that the Dominion didn't want the truth to be discovered. It is learned that Garak had, without Sisko's knowledge, set it up at a XanatosGambit, realizing the fake recording might not pass inspection, with the backup plan being to kill the Senator if he realized that.
28th Jun '17 12:33:30 PM Exxolon
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-->Garak:...The Romulans will enter the war.
-->Sisko: There's no guarantee of that!
-->Garak: Oh, but I think that there is! You see, when the Tal Shiar finishes examining the wreckage of Vreenak's shuttle, they'll find the burnt remnants of a Cardassian optolythic data rod which somehow miraculously survived the explosion. After painstaking forensic examination, they'll discover that the rod contains a recording of a high level Dominion meeting at which the invasion of Romulus was being planned.
-->Sisko: And then they'll discover that it is a fraud!
-->Garak: No, I don't think they will, because any imperfections in the forgery will appear to be a result of the explosion. So, with a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand and a dead senator in the other, I ask you, Captain, what conclusion would you draw?
-->Sisko: That Vreenak obtained the rod on Soukara and that the Dominion killed him to prevent him from returning to Romulus with it.
-->Garak: Precisely. And the more the Dominion protests their innocence, the more the Romulans will believe they're guilty because it's exactly what the Romulans would have done in their place!

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-->Garak:...-->'''Garak''':...The Romulans will enter the war.
-->Sisko: -->'''Sisko''': There's no guarantee of that!
-->Garak: -->'''Garak''': Oh, but I think that there is! You see, when the Tal Shiar finishes examining the wreckage of Vreenak's shuttle, they'll find the burnt remnants of a Cardassian optolythic data rod which somehow miraculously survived the explosion. After painstaking forensic examination, they'll discover that the rod contains a recording of a high level Dominion meeting at which the invasion of Romulus was being planned.
-->Sisko: -->'''Sisko''': And then they'll discover that it is a fraud!
-->Garak: -->'''Garak''': No, I don't think they will, because any imperfections in the forgery will appear to be a result of the explosion. So, with a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand and a dead senator in the other, I ask you, Captain, what conclusion would you draw?
-->Sisko: -->'''Sisko''': That Vreenak obtained the rod on Soukara and that the Dominion killed him to prevent him from returning to Romulus with it.
-->Garak: -->'''Garak''': Precisely. And the more the Dominion protests their innocence, the more the Romulans will believe they're guilty because it's exactly what the Romulans would have done in their place!
28th Jun '17 12:32:23 PM Exxolon
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-->Garak:...The Romulans will enter the war.
-->Sisko: There's no guarantee of that!
-->Garak: Oh, but I think that there is! You see, when the Tal Shiar finishes examining the wreckage of Vreenak's shuttle, they'll find the burnt remnants of a Cardassian optolythic data rod which somehow miraculously survived the explosion. After painstaking forensic examination, they'll discover that the rod contains a recording of a high level Dominion meeting at which the invasion of Romulus was being planned.
-->Sisko: And then they'll discover that it is a fraud!
-->Garak: No, I don't think they will, because any imperfections in the forgery will appear to be a result of the explosion. So, with a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand and a dead senator in the other, I ask you, Captain, what conclusion would you draw?
-->Sisko: That Vreenak obtained the rod on Soukara and that the Dominion killed him to prevent him from returning to Romulus with it.
-->Garak: Precisely. And the more the Dominion protests their innocence, the more the Romulans will believe they're guilty because it's exactly what the Romulans would have done in their place!
12th Jun '17 9:53:47 AM xcountryguy
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** At one point, Garak advises Sisko to tell the Senator that "good men died getting this data rod" in order to make it more convincing that its crucial evidence. This isn't long after Garak has told Sisko that all his contacts on Cardassia died trying to find ''actual'' evidence on the Dominion. To the careful viewer, its the first indication that Garak's playing a deeper game.

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** At one point, Garak advises Sisko to tell the Senator that "good men died getting this data rod" in order to make it more convincing that its it's crucial evidence. This isn't long after Garak has told Sisko that all his contacts on Cardassia died trying to find ''actual'' evidence on the Dominion. To the careful viewer, its it's the first indication that Garak's playing a deeper game.
6th Jun '17 9:11:09 AM Bek-359
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* DarkerAndEdgier: With the possible exception of DS9's own [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558 "The Siege Of AR-558,"]] this might be the darkest the franchise ever got.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: With the possible exception of DS9's [=DS9=]'s own [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558 "The Siege Of AR-558,"]] this might be the darkest the franchise ever got.
27th May '17 8:04:04 PM AnotherGuy
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Senator Vreenak is a SmugSnake, but he is at least willing to listen to Sisko's points and it's implied that had the data rod passed muster, he would've supported Romulus entering the war to help the Federation. Might not sound like much, but this is a [[CommanderContrarian Romulan government official]] we're talking about. Most wouldn't even have bothered to stop to listen a Starfleet officer.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Senator Vreenak is a SmugSnake, but he is at least willing to listen to Sisko's points and it's implied that had the data rod passed muster, he would've supported Romulus entering the war to help the Federation. Might not sound like much, but this is a [[CommanderContrarian Romulan government official]] we're talking about. Most wouldn't even have bothered to stop to listen a Starfleet officer.officer -- though he does point out Sisko is the one who ''started'' the war in the first place, and he takes a lot of time to gloat.
27th May '17 7:36:21 PM AnotherGuy
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Sisko isn't exactly pleased to see Quark's opinion of Sisko improving when he allows Quark to bribe him.
10th May '17 3:29:23 PM StarTropes
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-->''That's why you came to me, isn't it, Captain? Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing? Well, it worked.''

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-->''That's -->"That's why you came to me, isn't it, Captain? Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing? Well, it worked.''"
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