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** Later, after the Federation has withdrawn and the Dominion welcomed to the station, Rom shows up in the bar, no longer in his station operations uniform but the traditional bar wear, saying that "Rom, Assistant Manager" is back to work. He and Quark then share a brief bit of banter - Rom's actually there to spy on the Dominion, Quark declares the Federation more desperate than he thought - before Quark loudly and performatively shouts "I knew you'd come crawling back, now get back to work!" clearly [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther playing along.]]

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* Doctor Mora has realized that Odo has been affected by some gas that is making him tear apart the station and suffer memory loss about it. He goes to Odo, and begins to gaslight him about the station crew, that when they realize that Odo is the responsible party, they'd lock him away and study him, stuff him in a zoo. Odo loses control and Mora goes to Sisko to tell him. [[TrueCompanions All their efforts immediately go to trying to help Odo recover, limiting themselves, at the least until necessary (which it turns out to not be), to maximum stun,]] proving Mora to be wrong.


-->'''Miles:''' You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to.
-->'''Keiko:''' It helps to talk about it. Besides, I never want to forget how you fought for me.

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-->'''Miles:''' You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to.
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'''Keiko:'''
It helps to talk about it. Besides, I never want to forget how you fought for me.



* Despite needing more time to accept her on the station, Worf still not only attends the party for Ezri's promotion and assignment to DS9, he even offers her a toast.

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* Despite needing more time to accept her on the station, Worf still not only attends the party for Ezri's promotion and assignment to DS9, [=DS9=], he even offers her a toast.


* Near the end of the episode, Worf is talking to O'Brien while O'Brien is caring for his son. In an uncharacteristic moment, Worf admits regret that he never got to see his own son as an infant and tells O'Brien he's fortunate to have gotten that experience.

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* Near the end of the episode, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLIg3LIqeio Worf is talking to O'Brien while O'Brien is caring for his son.son]]. In an uncharacteristic moment, Worf admits regret that he never got to see his own son as an infant and tells O'Brien he's fortunate to have gotten that experience.
** Also, when O'Brien gets Worf to hold Kirayoshi for a moment while he goes to find his bottle, he comes back and is ''astonished'' to find that Kirayoshi doesn't cry while Worf is cradling him the way he does with everyone else.

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** Also, Jadzia's description of Kirayoshi doing the thing Worf taught him (some kind of Klingon baby exercise) is ''adorable.''



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** There's also the short but sweet scene where Leeta is badmouthing Rom to Kira, and Kira is fully aware that she's just blowing air and trying to convince herself of it, so she just casually refutes her every claim, leading to Leeta bursting into tears, Kira comforting her as she does. The simple gesture of friendship makes you smile through the tears.

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* There is something almost... charming in the way that Weyoun interacts with Jake. Sure, he's withholding Jake's news reports from going out in dispatches to the Federation because of a "bias against the Dominion," and, realistically, of course, he HAS to be nice to the son of the Emissary (to say nothing of what is probably a bred-in disposition to be polite and cordial), but still, he actually manages to come across as sincere when he tells Jake that, due to the treaty with Bajor, he and the Dominion want to be friends, even making it seem almost a personal request, that he and Jake be friends.

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* Essentially the whole episode, it being a love letter to ''The Original Series'' and ''Star Trek'' in general. The sheer wonder and joy on [=DS9=] crews' faces as they get to visit the "past" and meet long-time heroes of Kirk and company.
* The fact that Odo managed to undo the exctintion of the tribbles. Yeah they're a menace, but ''Star Trek'' just wouldn't be the same without those little purring fluff balls.


* Odo agrees to a MarriageOfConvenience with Lwaxana to help her escape her controlling husband. At one point he has to convince the father of the child of his love for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does. And it's clear that, while he may be implying something he doesn't feel (romantic love), everything he actually ''says'' is the absolute truth. It really shows how much her friendship means to him

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* Odo agrees to enters into a MarriageOfConvenience with Lwaxana to help her escape her controlling husband. At one point During the ceremony, he has to tell Lwaxana why he wants to marry her, and do so convincingly enough to convince the father of spectators, including the child of current husband. He starts off with a stitled, formal speech, but when he's challenged, he decides to let down his love walls and speaks openly about what Lwaxana means to him. He may not have romantic feelings for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does. And but it's clear that, while that he may be implying something he doesn't feel (romantic love), everything he actually ''says'' is the absolute truth. It really shows how much values her friendship means to hima great deal.


* Odo marries Lwaxana (granted, it's just to allow Lwaxana to keep a child she's carrying, but still, that he's willing to go so far to help her is heartwarming in and of itself). At one point he has to convince the father of the child of his love for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does. And it's clear that, while he may be implying something he doesn't feel (romantic love), everything he actually ''says'' is the absolute truth.

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* Odo marries agrees to a MarriageOfConvenience with Lwaxana (granted, it's just to allow Lwaxana to keep a child she's carrying, but still, that he's willing to go so far to help her is heartwarming in and of itself).escape her controlling husband. At one point he has to convince the father of the child of his love for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does. And it's clear that, while he may be implying something he doesn't feel (romantic love), everything he actually ''says'' is the absolute truth. It really shows how much her friendship means to him


* Odo marries Lwaxana (granted, it's just to allow Lwaxana to keep a child she's carrying, but still, that he's willing to go so far to help her is heartwarming in and of itself). At one point he has to convince the father of the child of his love for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does:
-->'''Odo:''' Before I met her, my world was... a much smaller place. I kept to myself, I didn't need anyone else, and I took pride in that. The truth is, I was ashamed of what I was, afraid that if people saw how truly different I was, they would recoil from me. Lwaxana saw how different I was... and she didn't recoil. She wanted to see more. For the first time in my life, someone wanted me as I was. And that changed me forever. The day I met her is the day I stopped being alone. And I want her to be part of my life from this day on.


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* Odo marries Lwaxana (granted, it's just to allow Lwaxana to keep a child she's carrying, but still, that he's willing to go so far to help her is heartwarming in and of itself). At one point he has to convince the father of the child of his love for her, and when hollow platitudes aren't enough, he opens himself up in a way he rarely does:
does. And it's clear that, while he may be implying something he doesn't feel (romantic love), everything he actually ''says'' is the absolute truth.
-->'''Odo:''' Before I met her, my world was... a much smaller place. I kept to myself, I didn't need anyone else, and I took pride in that. The truth is, I was ashamed of what I was, afraid that if people saw how truly different I was, they would recoil from me. Lwaxana saw how different I was... and she didn't recoil. She wanted to see more. For the first time in my life, someone wanted me as I was. And that changed me forever. The day I met her is the day I stopped being alone. And I want her to be part of my life from this day on.

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** There is a rare one for Weyoun, as well. After listening to Jake's farfetched explanation of who Willie Mays is, Weyoun concludes that Jake's original story, that he was trying to get a thoughtful gift for his father, was the truth. What's more, while Weyoun has no reason to help him or allow him to succeed, he casually allows Jake and Nog to depart with their hard won baseball card.


-->'''O'Brien:''' It's just a transporter room, sir.

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-->'''O'Brien:''' [[HumbleHero It's just a transporter room, sir.]]



'''[[spoiler:Aamin Marritza]]''': For Cardassia! Cardassia will only survive if it stands in front of Bajor and admits the truth! My trial will force Cardassia to acknowledge its guilt! And we're guilty, all of us! My death is necessary!\\

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'''[[spoiler:Aamin Marritza]]''': For Cardassia! Cardassia will only survive if it stands in front of Bajor and admits the truth! My trial will force Cardassia to acknowledge its guilt! And we're guilty, all of us! [[TheAtoner My death is necessary!\\necessary!]]\\



** It bears repeating that Kira, a Bajoran, tells [[spoiler:Marritza, a Cardassian]], that she won't help him with his plan to be [[spoiler:tried and executed for Gul Darheel's war-crimes]]. And why? ''Becauses she refuses to help kill a good man.''

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** It bears repeating that Kira, a Bajoran, tells [[spoiler:Marritza, a Cardassian]], that she won't help him with his plan to be [[spoiler:tried and executed for Gul Darheel's war-crimes]]. And why? ''Becauses ''Because she refuses to help kill a good man.''



* Mixed with Tearjerker (of the happy kind), for every LGBT fan, Jadzia's complete shock that Pel is female AFTER she has recognized openly that Pel is in love with Quark. For the time, this was a rare acknowledgement of non-heterosexuality, and Jadzia being openly accepting of the idea that one of Quark's male waiters is in love with him is a sign that same-sex attraction and love has a place of acceptance in the 24th century.

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* Mixed with Tearjerker TearJerker (of the happy kind), for every [[LGBTFanbase LGBT fan, fan,]] Jadzia's complete shock that Pel is female AFTER she has recognized openly that Pel is in love with Quark. For the time, this was a rare acknowledgement of non-heterosexuality, and Jadzia being openly accepting of the idea that one of Quark's male waiters is in love with him is a sign that same-sex attraction and love has a place of acceptance in the 24th century.
century. Couple this with season 4's "Rejoined" and it's no wonder Jadzia Dax is such a huge queer icon.



* And while we're talking about Miles and Keiko, there's a sweet scene from the second season ep "Rivals", in which O'Brien is psyching himself up for a racquetball match against Dr Bashir, who had beaten him soundly earlier. Keiko stands beside him, assuming the attitude of a samurai's wife as her husband prepares for battle, while reminding him, "Remember, Miles. Win or lose, tonight we celebrate." Before he leaves, Keiko presents Miles with a Japanese silk scarf scented with her perfume. She wraps the scarf around his head, kisses him and says, "Kick his butt."

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* And while we're talking about A moment with Miles and Keiko, there's a sweet scene from the second season ep "Rivals", in which O'Brien Keiko. Miles is psyching himself up for a racquetball match against Dr Dr. Bashir, who had beaten him soundly earlier. Keiko stands beside him, assuming the attitude of a samurai's wife as her husband prepares for battle, while reminding him, "Remember, Miles. Win or lose, tonight we celebrate." Before he leaves, Keiko presents Miles with a Japanese silk scarf scented with her perfume. She wraps the scarf around his head, kisses him and says, "Kick his butt."



* Jadzia and Lenara Kahn in "Rejoined." Lovers in past lives, Dax and Kahn have been dealing with unresolved issue and flirting with taboo and after they have a BigDamnKiss. While on the Defiant, Kahn is in the Engineering Bay and Dax is on the bridge when a plasma conduit is ruptured in Engineering. Jadzia wastes no time getting down there, and if Eddington says that if they don't vent the plasma into space, the entire ship will go. Dax walks over the plasma leak by putting a force field on top of it, pulls Kahn into the next room. Their exchange as they're holding each other:

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* Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn in "Rejoined." Lovers in past lives, Dax and Kahn have been dealing with unresolved issue issues and flirting with taboo taboo, but can't help flirting, and after they have eventually share a BigDamnKiss. While on the Defiant, Kahn is in the Engineering Bay and Dax is on the bridge when a plasma conduit is ruptured in Engineering. Jadzia wastes no time getting down there, and if Eddington says that if they don't vent the plasma into space, the entire ship will go. Dax walks over the plasma leak by putting a force field on top of it, pulls Kahn into the next room. Their exchange as they're holding each other:


* Jadzia and Lenara Kahn in "Rejoined." Lovers in past lives, Dax and Kahn have been dealing with unresolved issue and flirting with taboo and after they kiss (itself a CMOH and TearJerker). While on the Defiant, Kahn is in the Engineering Bay and Dax is on the bridge when a plasma conduit is ruptured in Engineering. Jadzia wastes no time getting down there, and if Eddington says that if they don't vent the plasma into space, the entire ship will go. Dax walks over the plasma leak by putting a force field on top of it, pulls Kahn into the next room. Their exchange as they're holding each other:

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* Jadzia and Lenara Kahn in "Rejoined." Lovers in past lives, Dax and Kahn have been dealing with unresolved issue and flirting with taboo and after they kiss (itself have a CMOH and TearJerker).BigDamnKiss. While on the Defiant, Kahn is in the Engineering Bay and Dax is on the bridge when a plasma conduit is ruptured in Engineering. Jadzia wastes no time getting down there, and if Eddington says that if they don't vent the plasma into space, the entire ship will go. Dax walks over the plasma leak by putting a force field on top of it, pulls Kahn into the next room. Their exchange as they're holding each other:




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** The kiss, in and of itself, is one of the show's most heartwarming moments in general, not to mention a simultaneous [[TearJerker/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Tear Jerker.]]



* "Starship Down." The Defiant gets hit ''hard'' by the Jem'Hadar, the aftermath of which leaves Sisko bleeding on the floor with a concussion, and Kira notes that if he passes out, he'll likely go into a coma. She stays with him, talking to him to keep him awake, and slowly opens up to him: she's overcome with regret over how they always talk about work, noting how intimidating it is working with the Emissary. At the end of the episode, Kira discusses schedules in Sisko's office, and turns to leave... but not before Sisko happily invites her to a Holodeck baseball game, even giving her one of his caps. [[WhenSheSmiles You will never see a smile bigger than Kira's in your life.]]

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* "Starship Down." The Defiant gets hit ''hard'' by the Jem'Hadar, the aftermath of which leaves Sisko bleeding on the floor with a concussion, and Kira notes that if he passes out, he'll likely go into a coma. She stays with him, talking to him to keep him awake, and slowly opens up to him: she's overcome with regret over how they always talk about work, noting how intimidating it is working with the Emissary. At the end of the episode, Kira discusses schedules in Sisko's office, and turns to leave... but not before Sisko happily invites her to a Holodeck baseball game, even giving her one of his caps. [[WhenSheSmiles You will never see a smile bigger than Kira's in your life.]]



** Then there was when Keiko and Molly returned from a year-long botanical survey on Bajor. Miles, used to spending his time with Julian (to compensate for Keiko and Molly being absent) doing things such as re-enacting the Battle of Britain, finds the transition surprisingly difficult and even goes so far to try to teach Molly how to play darts - something he always did with Julian. As much as it pains him, he is determined to spend time with his family and be a good husband and father. Keiko, understanding his pain, concocts a little story about how depressed Julian has been lately and perhaps Miles should go spend time with him to "cheer him up"... and then concocts the very same story to Julian about Miles over the comm. As Miles himself states: he's a lucky man.

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** Then there was when Keiko and Molly returned return from a year-long botanical survey on Bajor. Miles, used to spending his time with Julian (to compensate for Keiko and Molly being absent) doing things such as re-enacting the Battle of Britain, finds the transition surprisingly difficult and even goes so far to try to teach Molly how to play darts - something he always did with Julian. As much as it pains him, he is determined to spend time with his family and be a good husband and father. Keiko, understanding his pain, concocts a little story about how depressed Julian has been lately and perhaps Miles should go spend time with him to "cheer him up"... and then concocts the very same story to Julian about Miles over the comm. As Miles himself states: he's a lucky man.



* Miles is put through 20 years of simulated jail time, in which he killed his cellmate Ee'char when he suspected he was hoarding food from him ([[ShootTheShaggyDog it turned out he was saving the food for both of them]]). This experience leaves Miles traumatized, and when he loses his temper towards his daughter Molly, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Miles is so ashamed that he heads down to the phaser locker to kill himself]]. Thankfully, Dr. Bashir finds him before Miles presses the trigger button.

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* Miles is put through 20 years of [[YearInsideHourOutside simulated jail time, time,]] in which he killed his cellmate Ee'char when he suspected he was hoarding food from him ([[ShootTheShaggyDog it turned out he was saving the food for both of them]]). This experience leaves Miles traumatized, and when he loses his temper towards his daughter Molly, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Miles is so ashamed that he heads down to the phaser locker to kill himself]]. Thankfully, Dr. Bashir finds him before Miles presses the trigger button.






** Highlighted by the reaction of the local doctor - the situation with the blight was so hopeless that he'd been reduced to being little more than [[MercyKill a euthanasia provider]] weeps as he holds the baby and thanks Bashir for giving his people hope.

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** Highlighted by the reaction of the local doctor - the situation with the blight was so hopeless that he'd been reduced to being little more than [[MercyKill a euthanasia provider]] provider.]] Now, he weeps as he holds the baby and thanks Bashir for giving his people hope.



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** As is Worf joining O'Brien at [[spoiler:Muñiz's]] coffin, probably to make up for being a jerk.

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