Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 04 E 25 Body Parts

After a misdiagnosis of a fatal disease, FCA Liquidator Brunt comes calling for Quark's still very alive body. Elsewhere, an accident on an away mission forces Bashir to transfer Keiko's unborn baby into Kira.


  • All Just a Dream: Quark's time in the Divine Treasury. Dream!Gint, partway through the sequence, actually tells Quark that it's just a dream, which explains why the decorations fell short of Quark's expectations, and why Gint so resembles Quark's 'idiot brother'.
  • And You Were There: In his dream, Quark notes that Dream!Gint looks like an older version of Rom.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Quark breaks his contract to save his skin, meaning Brunt gets to confiscate all of his possessions. However, Brunt didn't count on Quark having friends so generous that they would help him rebuild his life completely, and be free of F.C.A. influence.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Under the sleaze, Quark is actually a pretty nice guy, even his insults and threats come off as funny. When he confronts Brunt at the end, no one is laughing.
    Quark: Take my assets, revoke my Ferengi business license. Do whatever you have to do then get out. And if I ever see you walk into my bar again...
    Brunt: (smug) Yes?
    Quark: (darkly) You won't walk out.
  • Blatant Lies: Everyone has one for giving stuff to Quark to help him restart his bar—Bashir has brandy that he can't drink, Sisko has furniture that needs to be stored there, etc.
  • Brick Joke: Garak tells Quark that he used to be a gardener. Tune in next week for the payoff!
  • Desecrating the Dead:
    Brunt: I have a thousand ideas about how to defile your remains. Want to hear my favorites?
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Quark tries to appeal to Brunt by saying he'll take away his employees' vacation time. Brunt is then aghast that he gave his employees vacations. He's also horrified that Quark sold food and medicine to Bajoran refugees at just above cost!
    SF Debris!Brunt: How do you sleep at night?!
  • First Name Basis: Kira encourages this with Miles and Keiko, since she's having their baby.
  • Honorary Uncle: Well, Aunt. Aunt Nerys to be specific.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Quark, when he sees that despite losing everything to Brunt, The Power of Friendship has come to his rescue.
    • In the script (but not the finished episode), Sisko, Bashir, and O'Brien need a drink to help them start dealing with the Kira/Keiko pregnancy situation.
  • Idiot Ball: If Quark had followed Rom's advice and consulted Dr. Bashir for a second opinion about his health, he could have avoided all this trouble.
  • Mistaken for Afterlife: When Quark has his dream regarding the Divine Treasury, at first he thinks that Garak has done as Quark asked, killing him in a way that would mean he "simply woke up" there.
  • Neck Snap: Garak demonstrates this possible method of killing Quark, who quickly rejects it.
  • Power of Friendship: Quark learns what he truly has in assets when the entire crew of DS9 donates all he needs to restart his bar after Brunt ruins him.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Kira serves as a surrogate mother because Nana Visitor had become pregnant with her child with castmate Alexander Siddig.
  • Sadistic Choice: Quark is boned from the start. Either he breaks his contract and lives, or dies so Brunt can claim the remains he paid for. He chooses life.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Dream!Gint convinces Quark to break the contract by saying that the Rules of Acquisition were merely suggestions, but of course, no one would buy a book entitled "Suggestions of Acquisition."
  • Skewed Priorities: When Bashir tells Quark that he's not going to die of Dorek's Syndrome, this dialogue ensues:
    Quark: Do you know what this means, Rom?
    Rom: It means you're gonna live!
    Quark: It means I get to sue Dr. Orpax for malpractice! And I'm gonna live.
  • That Came Out Wrong: When Rom convinces Quark to have his soon-to-be desiccated corpse auctioned on Ferengi eBay:
    Rom: When you see how much your body is worth, you're gonna wish you'd died years ago!
    (Quark gives Rom a Death Glare)
    Rom: Or something like that.
  • Wham Line:
    Quark: I'm—I'm dying!
  • Would Rather Suffer: When it turns out that Quark even lost his clothes to Brunt, Rom offers some of his old clothes. Quark's response?
    Quark: I'd rather be naked.
  • You Make Me Sick: Brunt makes his feelings about Quark very clear (in Large Ham mode).
    Brunt: You dis-GUST me.