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* RecycledSet: The U.S.S. ''Bellerophon'', the ship that takes Ross, Bashir, Cretak, and Sloan to Romulus is an ''Intrepid''-class starship, just like the U.S.S. ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', allowing the crew to reuse the ''Voyager'' sets with barely any alteration.


* RecycledSet: The U.S.S. ''Bellerophon'', the ship that takes Ross, Bashir, Cretak, and Sloan to Romulus is an ''Intrepid''-class starship, just like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the U.S.S. ''Voyager'']], allowing the crew to reuse the ''Voyager'' sets with minimal alteration.

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* RecycledSet: The U.S.S. ''Bellerophon'', the ship that takes Ross, Bashir, Cretak, and Sloan to Romulus is an ''Intrepid''-class starship, just like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the U.S.S. ''Voyager'']], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', allowing the crew to reuse the ''Voyager'' sets with minimal barely any alteration.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Sloan points out that Bashir always wanted to play at the spy game. Well, he certainly gets his wish.


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* RecycledSet: The U.S.S. ''Bellerophon'', the ship that takes Ross, Bashir, Cretak, and Sloan to Romulus is an ''Intrepid''-class starship, just like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the U.S.S. ''Voyager'']], allowing the crew to reuse the ''Voyager'' sets with minimal alteration.


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* ReverseMole: Sisko hopes to use Bashir to learn more about Section 31 and what they're planning from the inside.


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* UnwittingPawn: Bashir and Cretak end up being this in Section 31 and Koval's scheme. When Bashir puts it all together, he's not very happy about it.


* SpaceRomans[=/=]TheEmpire: Federation is increasingly resorting to dirty tricks, claiming wartime necessities to justify them, becoming a metaphorical Roman Empire. See the quote below.

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* SpaceRomans[=/=]TheEmpire: SpaceRomans: The Federation is increasingly resorting to dirty tricks, claiming wartime necessities to justify them, becoming a metaphorical [[TheEmpire Roman Empire.Empire]]. See the quote below.



* WideEyedIdealist: Bashir - and that's what made him so useful to Section 31 for this particular mission.

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* WideEyedIdealist: Bashir - and that's what made makes him so useful to Section 31 for this particular mission.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Acknowledged by Sloan at the end, albeit in a very condescending way. The Federation needs idealistic men like Bashir to preserve its, well, ideals and it needs men like Sloan to do the dirty work that will allow those ideals to survive in a dog-eat-dog world.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Acknowledged by Sloan at the end, albeit in a very condescending way. The Federation needs idealistic men like Bashir to preserve its, well, ideals and it needs men like Sloan to do the dirty work that will allow those ideals to survive in a dog-eat-dog world.universe.



* FakingTheDead: Sloan is seemingly vaporized by a Romulan blaster, but he was beamed away a split-second before the blast hit.

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* FakingTheDead: Sloan is seemingly vaporized by a Romulan blaster, disruptor, but he was beamed away a split-second before the blast hit.

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* SeriesContinuityError: Bashir incorrectly says that [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E24TheQuickening the Quickening disease]] afflicted people on Boranis III. It was actually a on a planet in the Teplan system; Boranis III had been mentioned earlier in that episode.


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In comparison to his last appearance, Praetor Neral is quite merciful towards Bashir. He accepts Sloan's 'death' as punishment enough and lets Bashir go back to the Federation instead of imprisoning him. Possibly justified in that Bashir did not personally learn of any Romulan state secrets, and that imprisoning a citizen of the Federation might exacerbate relations with one of their wartime allies.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In comparison to his last appearance, Praetor Neral is quite merciful towards Bashir. He accepts Sloan's 'death' as punishment enough and lets Bashir go back to the Federation instead of imprisoning him. Possibly justified in that Bashir did not personally learn of any Romulan state secrets, secrets during the course of his activities, and that imprisoning a citizen of the Federation might exacerbate relations with one of their wartime allies.


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In comparison to his last appearance, Praetor Neral is quite merciful towards Bashir. He accepts Sloan's 'death' as punishment enough and lets Bashir go back to the Federation instead of imprisoning him.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In comparison to his last appearance, Praetor Neral is quite merciful towards Bashir. He accepts Sloan's 'death' as punishment enough and lets Bashir go back to the Federation instead of imprisoning him. Possibly justified in that Bashir did not personally learn of any Romulan state secrets, and that imprisoning a citizen of the Federation might exacerbate relations with one of their wartime allies.

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* SuicideByCop: Sloan's escape is set up to look like him being shot by Koval during a desperate escape attempt.


* GotVolunteered: Kira volunteers Worf to explain to Martok why his ship gets moved back in the repair queue in favor of the Romulans.

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* GotVolunteered: GotVolunteered:
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Kira volunteers Worf to explain to Martok why his ship gets moved back in the repair queue in favor of the Romulans.Romulans.
** Sloan volunteers Bashir for a Section 31 op. Sisko then tells Bashir to go along with it, hoping this will help them gather intel on 31.

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* TautologicalTemplar: In possibly the most scathing criticism of the Federation in the franchise, Bashir accuses the Federation of utilizing the underhanded tactics they claim to loathe, and then justifying them by saying that they are the "good guys", and thus can't do wrong.


* AltumVidetur: An episode title in Latin, which gets [[TitleDrop dropped]], after which Bashir conveniently translates (see below).



** Sloan does this to Bashir to set his plan in motion.

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** Sloan does this to * GratuitousLatin: An episode title in Latin, which gets [[TitleDrop dropped]], after which Bashir to set his plan in motion.conveniently translates.

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* RemovingTheEarpiece: Bashir and Ross remove their combadges before their off-the-record argument over the Section 31 op.


Garak isn't the only one with the idea. That night, Bashir is visited in his quarters by everyone's favorite [[NoSuchAgency Section 31]] agent, Sloan, who "recruited" Bashir during [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E18Inquisition Inquisition]]. Despite all the cloak-and-dagger, his request is innocuous enough: make some private observations on the Romulans while he's at the conference. Bashir refuses, but Sloan is convinced that he'll do it anyway because the thought of being a spy is just too seductive. And with that, [[StealthHiBye he's gone as quickly as he appeared]].

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Garak isn't the only one with the idea. That night, Bashir is visited in his quarters by everyone's favorite [[NoSuchAgency Section 31]] agent, Sloan, who "recruited" Bashir during [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E18Inquisition Inquisition]]."Inquisition"]]. Despite all the cloak-and-dagger, his request is innocuous enough: make some private observations on the Romulans while he's at the conference. Bashir refuses, but Sloan is convinced that he'll do it anyway because the thought of being a spy is just too seductive. And with that, [[StealthHiBye he's gone as quickly as he appeared]].


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Bashir is ''not'' happy with Sloan showing up with an assignment.


->'''Bashir:''' "In time of war, the law falls silent." Cicero. So, is that what we have become? A 24th-century Rome driven by nothing other than the certainty that Caesar can do no wrong?

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->'''Bashir:''' "In time of war, the law falls silent." Cicero.{{Creator/Cicero}}. So, is that what we have become? A 24th-century Rome driven by nothing other than the certainty that Caesar can do no wrong?

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