!!Tropes
* BrickJoke: Quark intends to welcome the Cardassian delegation with a few bottles of ''kanar'' that he had stashed away, until Dax tells him that it's gone bad. A few scenes later, Bashir mentions Morn coming to the infirmary with food poisoning from a bad glass of ''kanar''.
* ChickMagnet: ''O'Brien'' thanks to a bit of "[[CrossCulturalKerfluffle Cross-cultural misunderstanding]]."
** {{Tsundere}}: This trope is the way Cardassians flirt.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Vedek Yarka mentions a prophecy about the Emissary facing a [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind fiery trial]].
* FromACertainPointOfView: The prophecy comes true. Just not in the way Sisko and Kira expected.