Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 05 E 09 The Ascent

Odo arrests Quark, but while transporting him to trial in a runabout they crash land on a deserted planet and are forced to depend on each other to survive and call for help. Meanwhile, Nog returns to the station. Jake moves out of Ben's quarters so he and Nog can be roommates, but Starfleet Academy has changed Nog and things don't go as smoothly as they had hoped.

Tropes Associated with this Episode

  • Call Back: A couple.
    • Quark offers to teach Odo how to play Fizzbin.
    • The title of one of Jake's stories is Past Prolouge.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Odo and Quark find it in themselves to laugh about the whole unpleasant experience, especially after they both admitted that in their trading of insults in the middle of the episode, they both meant everything they said.
  • Odd Couple: Jake, the laid back slob. And Nog, the stuck up Starfleet cadet.
  • Stunned Silence: Quark leaves Odo at a loss for words with this exchange.
    Odo: Well, I guess you're not as successful a businessman as you think you are.
    Quark: Which means you spent the last ten years of your life trying to catch a nobody with little success, I might add. So you tell me, which one of us is the bigger failure?