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Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 10 Its Only A Paper Moon
Discharged from a hospital facility and returning to Deep Space Nine, Ensign Nog finds himself with nothing to do while he continues to recuperate. The only thing that can console him is the Vic Fontaine song that Julian played for him while treating him on AR-558, but when Jake gets tired of hearing the same song over and over, Nog ends up taking up residence with Vic in the holosuite. While Ezri is pleased that Vic is able to help Nog get his mind off his new leg, she's concerned that the ensign might not want to return to the real world.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Bloodless Carnage: Nog is surprised to see it in the climax of Shane, having experienced real battle for himself.
  • NEET: What Nog basically turns into. Completely locked away from the real world.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Nog
    • After the episode aired, Aron Eisenberg received many letters from disabled veterans complimenting him on his performance, saying it was very true to life.
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