Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 03 E 15 Destiny

A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is complicated when a Bajoran vedek believes that success will cause a prophecy of doom to come true.

Tropes

  • Adorkable: Ulani and Gilora admit on arrival they'd spent most of the trip to DS 9 trying to think of what to say when they go there.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips: The Cardassian woman who spent the episode hitting on O'Brien gives him a goodbye kiss on the cheek after he tells her that he's Happily Married.
  • Brick Joke: 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. It was on the house, apparently.
  • Chick Magnet: O'Brien thanks to a bit of "Cross-cultural misunderstanding."
    • Tsundere: This trope is the way Cardassians flirt.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Federation standard operating practice includes having a backup to their backup power supplies. Dejar questions this, but given what the average Starfleet ship goes through, it's pretty smart.
  • Fantastic Racism: Miles thinks this is what's going on, at first. Then it turns out it's not humans the Cardassian he's arguing with has problems with.
  • From a Certain Point of View: The prophecy comes true. Just not in the way Sisko and Kira expected.
  • The Mole: Dejar is really an Obsidian Order agent, whose mission was to sabotage the project in order to demonstrate that Bajorans and Cardassians could not work together.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: As mentioned, this is SOP for Cardassians. Miles, being Miles, shuts it down before Stage 3.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Despite being their "colleague", Ulani and Gilora don't get along very well with Dejar and often react uncomfortably to her. It's because she's actually an Obsidian Order agent who is there to (without Ulani or Gilora's knowledge) sabotage the mission. When Gilora realizes what Dejar's done, she doesn't hesitate to speak up.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food.
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