Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 04 E 11 Homefront

A bombing at a Romulan-Federation peace conference confirms the worst: The Founders have infiltrated Earth. And the methods to protect the planet may send the Federation into jackbooted paranoia.

Tropes

  • Alien Lunch: Why Nog likes eating at Sisko's—it's the only place where he can get tube grubs. And old Sisko actually considers putting them on the menu.
  • Big Blackout: Up to Eleven—all of Earth goes dark, apparently because of Dominion sabotage.
  • The Big Easy: Still has such things as horse-drawn carriages and a Creole restaurant with non-replicated food.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: What Sisko's father fears the Federations "Protective measures" will bring about.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: President Jaresh-Inyo isn't a bad guy. He's a just a peacetime president in a bad situation.
  • Orphaned Punchline: Courtesy of Quark.
    Quark: Then the Andorian says "That's not my antenna!"
  • To Absent Friends: Bashir and O'Brien toast their fallen holographic squadmate.
  • You Look Familiar: You may recognize Commander Benteen as Leah Brahms from TNG's "Booby Trap" and "Galaxy's Child".
    • And dear old dad Joe Sisko looks a lot like Admiral Cartwright.
    • Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton) would later return on Star Trek: Enterprise as the Vulcan administrator V'Las, who was very much like Leyton.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sisko's dad gives him a huge butt-chewing for thinking that he might be a changeling, including a Full Name Ultimatum.
    Joseph Sisko: Benjamin Lafayette Sisko! What the hell has gotten into your head?