Following the destruction of the starship Honshu, Sisko is severely injured and trapped alone on a deserted planet with Dukat, who becomes increasingly unstable.

!!Tropes featured:

* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko's lines in AndThatsTerrible. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
* CutApart: Right about the time Sisko starts transmitting a DistressCall on a Starfleet frequency, the ''Defiant'' picks up a distress call. They lock on to two life signs--and beam up two human women.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Dukat reveals that he couldn't understand why the Bajorans wouldn't give in to the Cardassians.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sisko's attempts at breaking Dukat's will instead strengthen it.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sisko spends much of the episode [[BreakTheHaughty trying to bring down Dukat's will]].
* ShutUpKirk: Dukat's rebuttal to Sisko's talks.
-->'''Dukat:''' [[SarcasmMode Behold... Benjamin Sisko: supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe.]]