Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 07 Once More Unto The Breach
The legendary Klingon warrior Kor shows up on Worf's doorstep, desperate for help. Thirty years ago, Kor rejected Martok's application to the Klingon academy, and now Martok refuses to allow Kor to serve in combat, guaranteeing a dishonorable death. Worf goes over Martok's head and grants Kor a position in the fleet, but Kor's deteriorating mind might not be up to the task. In the b-plot, Quark sets his sights on Ezri.
This episode contains examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Quark attempts to court Ezri, and actually does a pretty decent job.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Downplayed. Kor denied Martok's application to become a KDF officer for no other reason than that he wasn't of noble birth. Martok worked his way Up Through the Ranks despite this.
- Broken Pedestal: Kor is revered by Martok's crew until he starts acting like he has Alzheimer's.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Martok hates Kor because Kor denied his application to become an officer, delaying his career by five years. Kor doesn't even remember it because he reviewed so many applications in those days.
- Heroic Sacrifice / You Shall Not Pass: Attempted by Worf but ultimately carried out by Kor who fights a ten to one battle against the pursuing Jem'Hadar ships to give the other ships in the fleet time to reach safety.
- Killed Off for Real: Kor.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: At least one Klingon is visibly excited to serve with Kor.
- Large Ham: Kor's Ham is Legendary.
- Literary Allusion Title: A Shout-Out to William Shakespeare's Henry V.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Kor's final moment of badassery is too epic to actually be witnessed. The play-by-play is delivered by the helmsman until they reach their sensor distance.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kor severely rebukes Martok and his crew for ridiculing him after his bout of Klingon Alzhimer's.
- To Absent Friends: Worf and Kor drink a toast to Jadzia.
- Warts and All: The crew realizes that Kor's best days are behind him when, in the middle of an attack on a Dominion outpost, he assumes command and believes he's reliving a battle he led against a Federation colony.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Martok's father wanted him to become an officer, but Kor blacklisting him meant he couldn't even become a warrior, and had to join a warbird as a civilian auxillary. By the time he earned a Field Promotion, his father was dead.