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** The irony being that in Nog setting out to avert this trope, he sets off Rom managing to turn his life around as well.


While pursuing a Maquis vessel, Odo and Major Kira wind up trapped on a small moon in the Badlands. Kira's foot is caught in some kind of growing, expanding crystal that will eventually overtake her entire body, and Odo isn't able to remove it or transport her back to the runabout, being forced to helplessly watch as the situation grows more and more desperate. Meanwhile, back on [=DS9=], Nog seeks a recommendation from Commander Sisko for his application to Starfleet Academy.

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While pursuing a Maquis vessel, Odo and Major Kira wind up trapped on a small moon in the Badlands. Kira's foot is caught in some kind of growing, expanding crystal that will eventually overtake her entire body, and Odo isn't able to remove it or transport her back to the runabout, being forced to helplessly watch as the situation grows more and more desperate.

Meanwhile, back on [=DS9=], Nog seeks a recommendation from Commander Sisko for his application to Starfleet Academy.



* CharacterDevelopment: One of ''Deep Space Nine's'' most stunning examples. Literally one episode ago, Nog was just being a typical Ferengi male chauvinist and being a scamp like always. All of a sudden, he reveals his deepest fears to Sisko, and we can never look at him the same again.

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* CharacterDevelopment: One of ''Deep Space Nine's'' most stunning examples. Literally one episode ago, Nog was just being a typical Ferengi male chauvinist and being a scamp like always.to the point that he was embarrassing Jake in public. All of a sudden, he reveals his deepest fears to Sisko, and we can never look at him the same again.



* ExactWords: Sisko tries to dissuade Nog by telling him that, as a non-Federation citizen, he'll need a letter of recommendation from a command-level officer. A command-level officer...like Commander Sisko.

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* ExactWords: Sisko tries to dissuade Nog by telling him that, as a non-Federation citizen, he'll need a letter of recommendation from a command-level officer. A command-level officer... like Commander Sisko.


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* RealityEnsues: Jadzia invokes this trope on Nog, bringing him to the cargo bay and giving him hours of inventory work to do. Her point, of course, is that Starfleet, for all the adventure and discoveries, is often just hard work. Subverted when Jadzia reports back to Sisko that Nog finished the inventory in record time, '''and''' he found some things that previous reports missed! It seems that all the time Nog put in at Quark's bar actually paid off.


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* WhamLine: Nog proving to Sisko, once and for all, that this whole Starfleet thing is no joke.
-->'''Sisko (shaking Nog by the shoulders):''' Come on, Nog, ''tell me!'' Why is it so damned important that you get into Starfleet? Why are you doing this?!
-->'''Nog:''' Because I ''don't want to end up like my '''father!'''''

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** The irony being that in Nog setting out to avert this trope, he sets off Rom managing to turn his life around as well.


* NotHelpingYourCase: Nog starts his application for Starfleet by offering Sisko the requisite bribe, as per Ferengi tradition. Subverted slightly since Nog was trying to ''purchase'' an apprenticeship, one could look at is as a fee. Of course, [[DistinctionWithoutADifference given how Ferengi society works...]]

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Nog starts his application for Starfleet by offering Sisko the requisite bribe, as per Ferengi tradition. Subverted slightly since Nog was trying to ''purchase'' an apprenticeship, one could look at is it as a fee. Of course, [[DistinctionWithoutADifference given how Ferengi society works...]]

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* RunningGag: Odo mentions how many times O'Brien dislocates his shoulder while kayaking.


* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Odo never uses phasers. When he points one at the Female Changeling, you KNOW he's pissed.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Odo never uses phasers. [[BatmanGrabsAGun When he points one at the Female Changeling, Changeling]], you KNOW he's pissed.



* YouWouldntShootMe: The Female Changeling says this when Odo points a phaser at her, reminding him that no Changeling has ever harmed another. Odo's response? "There's always a first time."

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* YouWouldntShootMe: The Female Changeling says this when Odo points a phaser at her, reminding him that [[ApeShallNeverKillApe no Changeling has ever harmed another.another]]. Odo's response? "There's always a first time."

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Jake hears Nog wants to join Starfleet, he immediately assumes it was a joke and tells his father as much. It wasn't a joke, and Nog's reasons are ''not'' a laughing matter.


* NotHelpingYourCase: Nog starts his application for Starfleet by offering Sisko the requisite bribe, as per Ferengi tradition.

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Nog starts his application for Starfleet by offering Sisko the requisite bribe, as per Ferengi tradition. Subverted slightly since Nog was trying to ''purchase'' an apprenticeship, one could look at is as a fee. Of course, [[DistinctionWithoutADifference given how Ferengi society works...]]

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* PlanetOfHats: Harshly {{Deconstructed}}. Rom may be a GadgeteerGenius, but he's gotten nowhere in life because he fails to live up to the Ferengi ideals of business. Nog realizes that about himself as well, which is why he's decided to join Starfleet.


* CallBack: O'Brien's kayaking hobby, first mentioned in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E25Transfigurations "Transfigurations"]] is mentioned by Odo.

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* CallBack: O'Brien's kayaking hobby, first mentioned in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E25Transfigurations "Transfigurations"]] is mentioned by Odo. This includes how often he dislocates his shoulder.


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* QuicksandSucks: Okay, that's not what's going on, but the sight of Kira being slowly engulfed by the crystal and Odo struggling to free her calls this trope to mind.


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* TechnoBabble: Odo comes up with some involving an ultrasonic generator. It doesn't work.


* WhatHaveIDone: Commander Sisko after Nog reveals the reason he wants to join Starfleet: he's ashamed of his father. Commander Sisko looks like he got a GutPunch from himself for not believing him and making him reveal it.

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* WhatHaveIDone: Commander Sisko after Nog reveals the reason he wants to join Starfleet: he's ashamed of his father. Commander Sisko looks like he got a GutPunch from himself for not believing him and making him reveal it.it.
* YouWouldntShootMe: The Female Changeling says this when Odo points a phaser at her, reminding him that no Changeling has ever harmed another. Odo's response? "There's always a first time."

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* MandatoryLine: Bashir appears briefly to talk about one of the officers on the station (see MrSeahorse below), a conversation which is completely unrelated to the rest of the episode.

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* ExactWords: Sisko tries to dissuade Nog by telling him that, as a non-Federation citizen, he'll need a letter of recommendation from a command-level officer. A command-level officer...like Commander Sisko.


* CharacterDevelopment: One of ''Deep Space Nine's'' most stunning examples. Literally one episode ago, Nog was just being a typical Ferengi male chauvinist and being a scamp like always. All of a sudden, he reveals his deepest fears to Sisko, and we can never look at him the same again.



* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Nog is scared that he'll become this trope, knowing that Nog's life hasn't turned out so great.

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* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Nog is scared that he'll become this trope, knowing that Nog's Rom's life hasn't turned out so great.



* ThatsAnOrder: Kira to Odo, when she's trying to get him to leave her behind so that he doesn't risk being killed by the seismic tremors causing the cave to collapse.

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* ThatsAnOrder: Kira to Odo, when she's trying to get him to leave her behind so that he doesn't risk being killed by the seismic tremors causing the cave to collapse. [[DefiedTrope He doesn't listen.]]


* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Nog is scared that he'll become this trope, knowing that Nog's life hasn't turned out so great.



* WhamEpisode: Odo [[TheReveal reveals]] that he's been in love with Kira for years. Meanwhile, Nog's climactic scene with Sisko changes his whole arc, [[spoiler: and Rom's by proxy,]] for the rest of the series.

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* WhamEpisode: A minor example. Odo [[TheReveal reveals]] that he's been in love with Kira for years. Meanwhile, Nog's climactic scene with Sisko changes his whole arc, [[spoiler: and Rom's by proxy,]] for the rest of the series.

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