Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 20 The Changing Face Of Evil

The Breen have entered the war, and they hit the Federation where it hurts: Earth. What's worse, they have developed a new weapon that drains all energy from a ship, and not even the trusty Defiant can withstand it. On Bajor, Kai Winn finally completes her Face-Heel Turn, while on Cardassia, Legate Damar does something that even the Founders never saw coming.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Abandon Ship: The crew of the Defiant is forced to do this before she's destroyed.
  • Apology Gift: Sisko gives Kassidy flowers to apologize for trying to get her off active duty after the Breen attack.
  • Blood Magic: How the Text of the Kosst Amojan is revealed.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: One of the worst the Federation suffers in the war.
  • Enemy Mine: The Federation isn't exactly friendly with the Cardassian Union, but at this point they'll take any help they can get.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Kai Winn. Granted, she was never quite a good guy to begin with, but this episode makes it official.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Legate Damar has finally had enough.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a toy; it's a model of the Alamo.
  • La Résistance: This episode is the beginning of the Cardassian uprising.
  • Monumental Damage: The Golden Gate Bridge.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Winn learns that she's been consorting with Dukat, she looks like she's about to throw up.
  • Oh Crap!: The Defiant crew's reaction to the Breen weapon. As well as to the attack on Earth.
    • The Dominion's reaction to Damar's rebellion. Weyoun, in particular, knowing that he's the last clone.
  • One-Hit Kill: The Defiant of all ships is fried in one hit.
  • Power Nullifier: The Breen's energy dampening weapon.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The sacrifices of the defenders of AR-558 are rendered pointless as the Dominion retakes the Chin'toka system and the comm hub on the planet.
  • Sink the Lifeboats: Weyoun suggests doing it to the Federation Alliance, but the female changeling overrules him.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Book of the Kosst Amojan, which Winn and Dukat need to release the Pah-Wraiths.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Cassidy chews Sisko out for getting her taken off the active list.
  • The Worf Effect: The Defiant bites it to show that the Breen mean business. Of course, Worf is on the bridge when it happens...