Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 02 E 16 Shadowplay


Tropes

  • Moment Killer: Kira breaks off from snogging Bareil when she figures out why he was invited to the station and that Quark was involved.
  • Myth Arc: The reason why Rurigan is here is because his home was destroyed by the Dominion, the third mention of the massive polity, and emphasizing their highly aggressive nature.
  • Nested Story Reveal: Subverted. Rurigan argues that the holographic simulation he's created should not be restarted once everyone has learned the truth about it, especially since he's about to die anyway. Odo and Dax counter the argument by suggesting that even simulated lives can in some sense be real and not mere fiction, so in the end they bring back the simulation, and presumably it keeps on running long after Rurigan's death.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Jake feels this way about not joining Starfleet, until it turns out that his father isn't too disappointed in him.


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