Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 05 E 23 Blaze Of Glory

A fleet of cloaked missiles are headed for Cardassia, a desperate revenge strike by the Maquis. And only one person can help Sisko stop them. Michael Eddington.


  • Bus Crash: Cal Hudson is mentioned to have died in a random skirmish sometime after his defection.
  • Fighting for a Homeland: Eddington mentions that with the Cardassians on the run, the Maquis were going to declare the DMZ an independent nation.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: The Maquis, and presumably the Federation, have access to a very light material that completely blocks Dominion energy weapons. They use it to make the water barrels Eddington uses for cover in this episode, and it is never seen or referenced again.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Eddington, as lampshaded by Sisko.
    Eddington: They died because I wasn't there when they needed me most. Because you put me in jail.
    Sisko: They died because you filled their heads with false hopes. Sold them dreams of a military victory when what they needed was a negotiated peace.
    Eddington: We had the Cardassians on the run.
    Sisko: And they ran right into the arms of the Dominion! End of story!
  • Shout-Out: When Eddington is preparing to go out in the titular Blaze of Glory, he asks if anyone can think of a good song for this situation.