Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 17 Penumbra

Strap yourselves in, because it's time for the nine-episode concluding arc of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. When Worf is stranded behind enemy lines, Ezri defies orders and goes to rescue him alone. When the rescue goes awry, the pair are finally forced to confront the UST that has been brewing between them all season. On Cardassia, Gul Dukat reemerges, and he undergoes a startling transformation. Back on the station, Kai Winn finally has a vision, but it's not from the Prophets. Finally, Captain Sisko's wedding plans face some supernatural interference.

Tropes in this episode:

  • Abandon Ship: Worf and Ezri are forced to beam off the runabout just before it explodes.
    • Worf is lost at the beginning of the episode after doing this on the Koraga.
  • Call Back: In "Favor the Bold," Sisko told Ross that he wanted to build a house on Bajor. Now he's putting his plans into motion.
  • Fake Static: Ezri's attempt isn't convincing at all.
  • Foreshadowing: Next episode we find out who the changeling is talking to over subspace.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Discussed between Damar and Weyoun re the search for survivors from the Koraga. It gives Damar the chance to vent his frustrations over the losses that Cardassia has suffered.
  • Pardon My Klingon: When Worf finds out that Jadzia had slept with Captain Boday, he angrily calls Ezri a sli'vak, which seems to be the Klingon word for "whore."
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Weyoun figures that Damar's agitation has to do with a lady friend waiting for him. Damar plays along, not telling him that he's working with Dukat.
  • Survival Mantra: "I am not spacesick. I am not spacesick..."
  • This Is What the Building Will Look Like: Sisko starts building a scale model of his future house on Bajor.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Ezri chews Worf out for not showing more gratitude to her for rescuing him.
  • Wham Shot: Bajoran!Dukat.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Ezri and Worf? They will. . .
  • The Worf Effect: After doing so well, Worf gets hit hard over the next few episodes.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Ezri criticises Worf's hunting technique as unsporting. Said technique was to laboriously stalk the animal before killing it with a hand carved wooden spear; to be more sporting he'd have to use his teeth.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The changeling tells Weyoun to execute the Vorta doctors and activate their clones. Although since memories carry over it's not as extreme as most examples.
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