Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 02 Shadows And Symbols

Sisko, Jake, Ezri and Grandpa Sisko head off to find the Orb of the Emissary. While Worf is joined by Quark, Julian and O'Brien in taking out a Dominion shipyard and getting Jadzia into Sto-Vo-Kor


  • Big "SHUT UP!": When Quark is trying to get a little gratitude from Worf in the form of him saying "two words" (which, of course, are "Thank you"):
    Worf: BE QUIET!
    Quark: That's two words, all right. Just not the two I was hoping for.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Showcased with the Prophets, who took over the body of an unwilling woman, forcing her to marry Joseph and ensure Sisko's birth.
  • Continuity Nod: Sisko has another vision as Benny Russell. Only this one is a Pah-Wraith attempt to keep him away from the Orb. Damar appears as his psychiatrist.
    • May be some Fridge Brilliance here, to explain the entire Benny Russell vision. The whole thing was a Pah-Wraith Mind Rape attempt to leave Sisko trapped in that world, accepting the institutionalized prejudice and persevering in a Sissyphean effort to get published.
  • Divine Intervention: Sisko learns his birth was due to the possession of his mother by a Prophet.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal: The Prophets apparently weren't too picky about consent when they mind-controlled Sisko's mom into marrying his dad, considering that she bolted the second her agency was returned to her.
  • Due to the Dead: Everyone's surprised that even Quark is joining the mission in Jadzia's memory.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: When Quark shows up for the mission, he declares himself "Quark, son of Keldar."
  • Kill It with Fire: No bigger fire than a frigging sun to take out the Dominion shipyard.
  • Motor Mouth: Ezri goes a mile-a-minute due to being new to the whole Joined thing.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever happened in the Klingon mess hall, apparently involving gagh.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Worf apologizes for being a jerk. No one else can believe their ears.
  • Palm Bloodletting: Once again, part of a Klingon ritual. Quark isn't too thrilled about it.
  • Room Full of Crazy: The walls of Benny Russell's room in the psych ward in Sisko's vision are covered with what we are lead to believe is a novelization of every episode up to that point.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Doesn't get much bigger than a solar plasma ejection.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: We cut to the runabout just after they've finished cleaning up the results of Ezri's motion sickness.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Martok calls Worf out for being a jerk to his friends. Leads to the aforementioned apology.