Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 05 E 03 Looking For Par Mach In All The Wrong Places
: [to Worf]
It sounds like you have a bad case of Par'mach. Sisko
: I hope that's not contagious. Dax:
: It's the Klingon word for "love"—but with more aggressive overtones
It is peace now and the Klingon Noblewoman, Grilka comes to deep space nine for a social visit. In the episode The House of Quark
Grilka had had a temporary nominal marriage to Quark to provide a male chief until she could get a dispensation to rule her clan
personally. Now she wants to see Quark again and discuss old times.
Worf attempts to court her but her Chamberlain, as politely as possible tells him that as a member of an ostracized house
he is strictly unavailable. At the same time Quark falls in love with Grilka and goes to Worf for advice. Worf gives him some lessons on Klingon manners and traditions which he uses to win Grilka's heart. This enrages Grilkas bodyguard who challenges Quark to a duel. Quark of course is a Ferengi and not good with such matters
. So using a device Dax has invented, it is arranged for Quark to be mechanically controled
by Worf who of course does
know how to handle a Bat'lithe. Quark and Grilka's bodyguard fight for a while. Then the device breaks down. With a display of Ferengi fast talk, Quark demands the "right of proclamation" and filibusters his way through the time it takes Dax to repair the device. Then Worf finishes the duel, the bodyguard is spared but humiliated and is fired and sent on his way. Grilka and Quark go off to enjoy a passionate romance. Meanwhile Dax, seeing Worf still obsessed with Grilka and oblivious to her, challenges him to a practice match. Then follows a long unshown session of Klingon style lovemaking
between Grilka and Quark and Worf and Dax. On the last scene, Dr Basir is patching up their broken bones...
In a subplot Kira is carrying Keiko's child which has been beemed into her womb to prevent a miscarriage. Deciding that they are becoming to attached to one another by circumstance, they agree that Kira should take a vacation. Keiko with childlike naiveity
insists on Miles accompanying her to take care of the baby. When they enter the shuttle, Kira admits that she was planning on going to one of the most romantic spots on Bajor. Shaken by how close they have come to betraying Keiko the two break away from each other and Kira's last words are, "Miles, get out!"