History TearJerker / StarTrekDeepSpaceNine

13th Aug '16 2:27:03 PM ShorinBJ
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** The end of "Shattered Mirror" will get you every time. The episode has its light moments:Jake is so happy to reconnect with his "mother" the Mirror Jennifer, Captain Sisko is essentially having fun commanding the mirror Defiant. The last scene where she dies is essentially reliving the moments of Wolf 359 all over again. This time however, and older Jake is their with his father to relive that pain. Rewatching this scene does not lessen the impact of the moment.

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** The end of "Shattered Mirror" will get you every time. The episode has its light moments:Jake is so happy to reconnect with his "mother" the Mirror Jennifer, Captain Sisko is essentially having fun commanding the mirror Defiant. The last scene where she dies is essentially reliving the moments of Wolf 359 all over again. This time however, and older Jake is their there with his father to relive that pain. Rewatching this scene does not lessen the impact of the moment.



* Weyoun... poor, poor Weyoun. Not just his death(s), but his entire existence, really. Particularly the "defective" one who died in Odo's arms after a HeroicSacrifice. But even the look on one of the regular Weyouns's face when one of his Gods (who would throw away his life in a heartbeat, if she had a heart at all) refers to him as a trustworthy and loyal servant.

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* Weyoun... poor, poor Weyoun. Not just his death(s), but his entire existence, really. Particularly the "defective" one who died in Odo's arms after a HeroicSacrifice. But even the look on one of the regular Weyouns's Weyouns' face when one of his Gods (who would throw away his life in a heartbeat, if she had a heart at all) refers to him as a trustworthy and loyal servant.
13th Aug '16 2:24:59 PM ShorinBJ
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*** Before that, when the realization hits him, the simple, devastating line: "I never left here."

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*** ** Before that, when the realization hits him, the simple, devastating line: "I never left here."
13th Aug '16 2:21:08 PM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Marritza:''' That's not true. I am alive. I will always be alive! It's Marriza who is dead. Marritza, who was good for nothing but cowering under his bunk and weeping like a woman. Who, every night, covered his ears because he couldn't bear to hear the screaming... for mercy... of the Bajorans... ''[collapses into helpless sobbing]'' ...I covered my ears every night, but... I couldn't bear to hear those horrible screams. You have no idea what it's like to be a coward. To see these horrors, and do nothing. [[ThatManIsDead Marritza's dead. He deserves to be dead.]]

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-->'''Marritza:''' That's not true. I am alive. I will always be alive! It's Marriza Marritza who is dead. Marritza, who was good for nothing but cowering under his bunk and weeping like a woman. Who, every night, covered his ears because he couldn't bear to hear the screaming... for mercy... of the Bajorans... ''[collapses into helpless sobbing]'' ...I covered my ears every night, but... I couldn't bear to hear those horrible screams. You have no idea what it's like to be a coward. To see these horrors, and do nothing. [[ThatManIsDead Marritza's dead. He deserves to be dead.]]
23rd Jul '16 12:40:48 PM heemdream
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**The end of "Shattered Mirror" will get you every time. The episode has its light moments:Jake is so happy to reconnect with his "mother" the Mirror Jennifer, Captain Sisko is essentially having fun commanding the mirror Defiant. The last scene where she dies is essentially reliving the moments of Wolf 359 all over again. This time however, and older Jake is their with his father to relive that pain. Rewatching this scene does not lessen the impact of the moment.
-->'''Jake''':[after Mirror Jennifer expires] Dad.
-->'''Sisko''':[Embracing his son, sobbing] Let's go home.
14th May '16 5:48:58 AM Whiplasherman1
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** It's even worse if you have a child with mental impairment. His mother's description of her anguish about watching him struggle and falling further behind really hits home. I would cheerfully go to prison for the rest of my life to make my son normal, and to make him BETTER than normal I never even dreamed about until I saw this episode. Make me wonder if one of the writers had a child with special needs.
26th Apr '16 11:32:09 AM StarTropes
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* The episode "Whispers" ends with [[spoiler:A replicant of Miles O'Brien]] dying. It's bad enough for the viewer, who knows that the one who died [[spoiler:never knew they were a fake--they thought they were the ''real'' Miles O'Brien]]--but one wonders how the Starfleet officers felt after they listened to the log entries that person left on the runabout....

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* The episode "Whispers" ends with [[spoiler:A replicant of Miles O'Brien]] dying. It's bad enough for the viewer, who knows that the one who died [[spoiler:never knew they were a fake--they thought they were the ''real'' Miles O'Brien]]--but one wonders how the Starfleet officers felt after they listened to the log entries that person left on the runabout....runabout....
* The scene in "Accession" when Kira reveals that following her ''d'jarra'' would mean resigning her post. Both she and Sisko are on the verge of tears, a far cry from the depressed Starfleet officer who wanted nothing to do with Bajor and the hotheaded Bajoran who wanted nothing to do with Starfleet.
17th Dec '15 7:32:38 PM DGCatAniSiri
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** Also, there's the off-handed way he says to Kira that the impostor said something she wouldn't - he has already accepted that Kira would never love him and is able to say that so casually like it was a statement of having enjoyed some food that Kira is deathly allergic to or something, rather than 'I'm in love with you too.'
9th Oct '15 3:52:46 AM ShorinBJ
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** For context, the episode features an alternate future where Jake, now an old man and reclusive former writer, tell a young student his life story, which diverged after Captain Sisko was seemingly killed in an engineering accident. He moves on to some degree, but every several years his father reappears in reality for a few minutes each time. When Jake realises what is happening and why, he quits his successful writing career and lets his marriage collapse in order to go back to school and become the foremost expert on the physics causing his dad's condition. Even when, after an attempt to save him fails and Sisko begs his son to move on with his life, Jake is unable to do so. Finally, as an old man, he waits for his father to reappear so he can kill himself and break the cycle. The hardest part to see is Ben Sisko trying to help, seeing his son who is older than he is, willing to give up everything just to be with his dad again.

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** For context, the episode features an alternate future where Jake, now an old man and reclusive former writer, tell a young student his life story, which diverged after Captain Sisko was seemingly killed in an engineering accident. He moves on to some degree, but every several years his father reappears in reality for a few minutes each time. When Jake realises realizes what is happening and why, he quits his successful writing career and lets his marriage collapse in order to go back to school and become the foremost expert on the physics causing his dad's condition. Even when, after an attempt to save him fails and Sisko begs his son to move on with his life, Jake is unable to do so. Finally, as an old man, he waits for his father to reappear so he can kill himself and break the cycle. The hardest part to see is Ben Sisko trying to help, seeing his son who is older than he is, willing to give up everything just to be with his dad again.



* Also, "The Quickening". Bashir is trying to find a cure to a seemingly incurable disease which is present in a dormant state in all the people on the planet until the day it "quickens" and leads to their death. Shortly after distributing an antigen he thinks will cure the disease, his volunteers' conditions abruptly worsen and Bashir realises that the EM fields from his instruments have severely hastened the progress of the disease. All around him are screaming patients in horrendous pain who beg for euthanasia to end their suffering. They all die except Bashir's first volunteer, who is heavily pregnant, but she has quickened which means her death is soon to come. Bashir stays with her and tries to keep her alive long enough to give birth. She lives just long enough to learn that her baby does not have the disease because the antigen crossed through the placenta and gave the baby immunity.

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* Also, "The Quickening". Bashir is trying to find a cure to a seemingly incurable disease which is present in a dormant state in all the people on the planet until the day it "quickens" and leads to their death. Shortly after distributing an antigen he thinks will cure the disease, his volunteers' conditions abruptly worsen and Bashir realises realizes that the EM fields from his instruments have severely hastened the progress of the disease. All around him are screaming patients in horrendous pain who beg for euthanasia to end their suffering. They all die except Bashir's first volunteer, who is heavily pregnant, but she has quickened which means her death is soon to come. Bashir stays with her and tries to keep her alive long enough to give birth. She lives just long enough to learn that her baby does not have the disease because the antigen crossed through the placenta and gave the baby immunity.



* The ending of ''Necessary Evil'' , when Odo realises that Kira not only committed a murder he thought her innocent of, but kept the truth from him for years. Kira, near tears, confesses she wanted to tell him, but didn't want to lower his opinion of her - what he thinks of her is very important. The last line of the episode is gut-wrenching:

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* The ending of ''Necessary Evil'' , when Odo realises realizes that Kira not only committed a murder he thought her innocent of, but kept the truth from him for years. Kira, near tears, confesses she wanted to tell him, but didn't want to lower his opinion of her - what he thinks of her is very important. The last line of the episode is gut-wrenching:



* In Captive Pursuit, the Tosk is a sentient creature from the Gamma Quadrant which has been genetically engineered to be the perfect prey for an entertaining hunt, and indoctrinated to desire no other life. Offered asylum by the Federation, it refuses even in the face of being returned as a living captive, in dishonour, subverting the MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Star Trek fans would've expected in such a plot. Its speech is a Crowning Moment of Tear Jerker:
-->'''Tosk:''' ''(proud)'' "I am Tosk... the Hunted! I [[CrazyPrepared live to outwit]] the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunters]] for another day, to ''survive'' - [[HonourBeforeReason until I die with honour]]... but that will not be my fate. [[MyCountryRightOrWrong But I will not deny my existence as Tosk!]] Thank you, O'Brien, but I cannot request asylum." ''(sits down, sad and ashamed at being captured)''
** At least Tosk gets its way, as far as that goes: released back into the Gamma Quadrant, to be hunted to an honourable death (that's the most respectful good-bye it knows to share with its only friend, O'Brien: "Die with honour".)

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* In Captive Pursuit, the Tosk is a sentient creature from the Gamma Quadrant which has been genetically engineered to be the perfect prey for an entertaining hunt, and indoctrinated to desire no other life. Offered asylum by the Federation, it refuses even in the face of being returned as a living captive, in dishonour, dishonor, subverting the MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Star Trek fans would've expected in such a plot. Its speech is a Crowning Moment of Tear Jerker:
-->'''Tosk:''' ''(proud)'' "I am Tosk... the Hunted! I [[CrazyPrepared live to outwit]] the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunters]] for another day, to ''survive'' - [[HonourBeforeReason [[HonorBeforeReason until I die with honour]]...honor]]... but that will not be my fate. [[MyCountryRightOrWrong But I will not deny my existence as Tosk!]] Thank you, O'Brien, but I cannot request asylum." ''(sits down, sad and ashamed at being captured)''
** At least Tosk gets its way, as far as that goes: released back into the Gamma Quadrant, to be hunted to an honourable honorable death (that's the most respectful good-bye it knows to share with its only friend, O'Brien: "Die with honour".honor".)
8th Oct '15 5:20:15 PM ShorinBJ
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*** Before that, when the realization hits him, the simple, devastating line: "I never left here."
9th Sep '15 7:13:24 AM MarsJenkar
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-->'''Chu'lak:''' Because logic demanded it.

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-->'''Chu'lak:''' Because logic demanded it.it.
* The episode "Whispers" ends with [[spoiler:A replicant of Miles O'Brien]] dying. It's bad enough for the viewer, who knows that the one who died [[spoiler:never knew they were a fake--they thought they were the ''real'' Miles O'Brien]]--but one wonders how the Starfleet officers felt after they listened to the log entries that person left on the runabout....
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