A Trill named Verad takes the crew of DS9 hostage because he wants to be joined with the Dax symbiont, but removing the symbiont will kill Jadzia.
- Canon Discontinuity: Possibly, given that Verad is never brought up again when Dax's hosts are listed off in future episodes. Perhaps he wasn't joined long enough to 'count'.
- Idiot Plot: Another episode which could have been completely avoided had Starfleet employed more than one security officer to an entire space station.
- Karma Houdini: Armin Shimerman wasn't wild about this episode because he thought Quark got off way too easy.
- Retroactive Recognition: Tim Russ, playing a Klingon mercenary, would become much more familiar to Star Trek fans not long after this.