Worf and Jadzia find out that Alexander is going to be transferred away from the station, so they move up their wedding plans. Worf takes some of the men to a holosuite to participate in a Klingon pre-wedding ritual of male bonding, which Bashir and O'Brien assume will be like a bachelor party. (It isn't.) Meanwhile, Martok's wife Sirella arrives to judge whether Jadzia is worthy to join their house.
This episode contains examples of
- Altar the Speed: Jadzia and Worf move the date of their wedding so Alexander can attend.
- Battle Couple: The tale of the first Klingon marriage
- Cleavage Window: In Jadzia's wedding dress. Maybe it's traditional?
- Enforced Method Acting: The party scene was pretty much a real party. The director wanted a certain energy level that was missing from Star Trek parties in the past, and liked the realism of the actors having to shout to hear each other.
- Obnoxious In-Laws: Martok's unpleasable wife.
- Shrug of God: Dax refers to Captain Shelby at one point, and this may or may not be the Shelby from The Next Generation's "The Best of Both Worlds." Ronald D. Moore forgot that he had told Pocket Books that there were no plans for the character so she could be used in non-canon novels. Since they only mention her last name, Moore says that the fans can decide for themselves whether it's the same Shelby.
- Stag Party: The guys find out that a traditional Klingon "bachelor party" is about as much fun as you can expect from anything Worf suggests. Jadzia's party is more in line with the trope: the entire station seems to have been invited, there's a shirtless fire-dancing guy, and the neighbors call security about the noise.
- Vision Quest: Worf's "rather invigorating" bachelor party.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Lt. Atoa.