Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 01 E 03 Past Prologue

A Bajoran terrorist tests Kira's loyalties to the Federation when he attempts to rid Bajor of the Federation for good.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Blatant Lies: Plain, simple Garak.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Between Garak and Bashir; according to the actors, this was deliberate.
  • Karma Houdini: The Duras Sisters slip away scot-free for assisting Tahna.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: With Tahna's plan foiled, he's given two choices: Surrender to the Federation, or be handed over to the very pissed off Cardassian forces. He wisely surrenders to the Federation.
  • Silent Offer: Garak negotiates the price for a terrorist with two Klingons in this way, using an electronic tablet instead of paper.